(800) 511-0351
Paul Davis Restoration
of Greater Lawrence and Topeka
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Jeff Goldman President and Owner

Jeff Goldman
President and Owner

(785) 842-0351

Jeff Goldman founded Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Lawrence & Topeka in 1994.  Today his PDR Midwest Team has grown to encompass the greater Kansas City area, and Northern Oklahoma City as well.  Jeff brings over 17 years of restoration and catastrophic loss experience to each job, and has built a truly unique and state-of-the-art operation.

Jeff has a BGS degree in Organizational Communications from University of Kansas, with a minor concentration in Chemistry.  He brings his admirable leadership qualities to the operations of all our PDR Midwest locations.

“Our facilities take up just under 50,000 square feet and we have the most advanced technology available.  No matter what the disaster is, we can fix it.  We’re there to help.”

Originally from Oklahoma, Jeff has lived in Lawrence now for over 20 years.  He loves going to the lake, and spending time with his wife and kids.

IICRC certified in Water Damage Restoration, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Applied Microbial Remediation; Driez certified in Advanced Restorative Drying, 2 Day Restorative Drying, Restorative Drying 301; Microbial Advanced Specialist certified through Educational Institute for Asbestos Training;  RDI Certified through Reets Drying Academy, DDI Certified through Dewald Drying Academy;  Air Duct Cleaning & Decontamination Certified through Air Care

John Bannister CropJohn Bannister
Project Manager

jbannister@pdr-usa.net  (785) 246-8417

manages all facets of our projects; works directly with homeowners, property managers, insurance agents, and adjusters; coordinates and maintains contractor schedules; and monitors the quality of work performed by our team. 

John attended KU School of Business and has been involved in construction and building material sales for 12 years. John’s background in construction and his business education give him insight into all aspects of the restoration process. The thing John enjoys most about working at Paul Davis Restoration is working with a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping clients recover from losses.

“Often times, the first meeting with a client is during a traumatic and difficult period. Being able to bring calm and order to this type of situation, and to then see it through to a happy conclusion is very rewarding.”

John enjoys spending time with his sons and supporting them in their youth athletics. In his free time John also likes to hunt, fish, and play golf.

Pam Aversano

Palma J. “Pam” Aversano
Contents Division Manager

pamaversano@pdrmidwest.com  (785) 766-4562

runs contents department and keeps our supplies stocked for emergency mitigation

Pam has been doing contents restoration for six years, and she brings many years of managerial experience to our PDR Midwest team. Pam holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baker University. She is highly organized, runs a tight ship, and enjoys interacting with property owners.

What she enjoys most about her work is the opportunity to help people in a life-changing way, by working directly with homeowners to restore their belongings.

Pam spends her free time with her family, dog, and friends, and she loves to play golf.

IICRC Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer, with certifications in Odor Control, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning, and Fire & Smoke Restoration

Erin NIxErin Nix
Marketing Director & Education Coordinator
(785) 550-4633
in charge of marketing, advertising, community relations, and charity sponsorships; hosts and teaches continuing education classes for insurance professionals
Erin has been with Paul Davis Restoration for 11 years and has over 20 years of related experience in sales and management. She has an M. A. from the University of Kansas, and also brings several years of teaching experience to the PDR Midwest team.
What Erin enjoys most about her work is simply talking with people, and having the opportunity to reach out to help others when they are in need of assistance. She believes that Paul Davis Restoration is the best restoration company in the business, and is proud to work for PDR Midwest.
In her free time, Erin enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her daughter and her cats.

Jan Price

Job Cost Accountantjanetprice@pdrmidwest.comperforms the vast duties included in Paul Davis Restoration Midwest’s accounting and payroll departments

Jan has worked for PDR Midwest for seven years, and has over 40 years of accounting experience.  Her skill and thoroughness make everything run more smoothly for our entire team.  She loves numbers and feels committed to always making sure everything balances out perfectly.“What I enjoy most about my job is both paying the people I work with, because it makes them happy, and helping clients when they really need us: helping take them from ‘chaos to calm.’”

In her free time, Jan enjoys spending time with her daughter and doing creative craft projects with her granddaughter.

Heidi-Bio-PicHeidi Hopper
Admin Assistant


answers and routes the incoming calls for our four PDR Midwest locations, receives loss reports, supports our project managers, assists with administrative tasks in multiple departments

Heidi brings her skills of being highly organized, her attention to detail, her outgoing nature, and her background of 23 years of administration experience to our PDR Midwest team.

“I love working with people. I feel satisfied knowing that when a call comes in from a client that has suffered a loss, a bit of empathy from me can minimize the stress they are feeling.”

In her free time, Heidi enjoys visiting her parents, spending time with her three children, and going to the gym.

William Smethers Lead Mitigation Technician

William “Bill” Smethers

Lead Mitigation Technician

(785) 766-4841

performs all mitigation work related to water, fire, and mold restoration as well as carpet and air duct cleaning

Bill has been doing mitigation work for seven years.  He is detail oriented and always feels driven to excel at whatever he does: qualities that contribute greatly to his work at PDR!

Bill enjoys his work at Paul Davis Restoration Midwest because of the opportunities he has to help homeowners in times of need. He also enjoys the opportunity to use the best equipment in the restoration industry, and to become an expert one the latest restoration technology and methods.

In his free time, Bill plays both guitar and bass guitar, and he has a wide range of musical interests including rock, classic rock, metal, and hip hop. He also enjoys spending time with his family.

certified in Carpet Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire & Smoke Restoration, and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning