Meet Our Team

Ryan Gilyeat - Founder & President

Ryan is a lifelong resident of Oregon and a highly trained dry-out expert. He’s Portland’s only IICRC Master Water Restorer, certified in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, and Applied Microbial Remediation.

In 2008, Ryan founded Oregon Restoration. He dreamed of building the most professional restoration company in the area focused on providing consistent, high-quality services to customers while giving employees a sound work-life balance.

Ryan is a Journeyman Restorer, certified in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (mold and sewage clean-up). Ryan has been cleaning and making people happy for years.

Gary Shaw,
Reconstruction Manager

Gary is our Repairs Division Manager and seasoned Reconstruction expert. There is no problem Gary can’t solve. He leads a skilled team of experienced Estimators and Project Managers who understand that customer service and professionalism means craftsmanship that’s on-time, on-budget and with excellent communication.

Mitigation Division Manager

AB is a highly Certified IICRC Master Restorer and a contributor to the IICRC S500 Water Mitigation Standard. He’s the tip of the spear for our team. His specialty is complex large loss and commercial projects. When you need a (pre) ERP to prepare, so that any future claim is handled smoothly, he is your man.

Director of Finance & HR

As the base from which we climb, Lourdes uses her Master’s in Business and HR to make sure we are well organized and set up for success with everything we do. We’re lucky to have such a pro leading Oregon Restoration to the top. She’s the reason we have won Top 100 Best Places to Work in Oregon, 5 years in a row.

Production Administration Manager

Melanie is second to no one in her dependable ability to think ahead and keep all details organized. She will likely be the first person you talk to at Oregon Restoration and is the first voice to set your worries at ease with her knowledge of what we do and how we can help you in your urgent time of need.

Crew Chief

Danny is the heart and soul of our Mitigation crew. He’s a Master IICRC Restorer who can do all phases of restoration, including making sure we have the best talent on your jobsite and everything is running tip top. Danny keeps us running smooth and understands that an intelligent, fast and efficient mitigation is your top priority.

Project Manager

Gunnar has the skills and IICRC Certifications to tackle any size project with organization, experience and professionalism. Gunnar specializes in getting to the end of a project quickly and efficiently. When he is on your project all you have to do is sit back and watch problems get solved.

Lead Inspector

Jake knows how to assess and plan out some of the most complex mitigation solutions in the business. When he’s on your job, he’ll build a plan to go from chaos to calm before he leaves the room.

Hannah Pinkerton,
Property Management Account Manager


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