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Paul Davis Restoration
of Greater Lawrence and Topeka
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Jeff Goldman President and Owner

Jeff Goldman
President and Owner


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 20 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.

Originally from Oklahoma, Jeff has lived in Lawrence for over 25 years. He loves going to the lake, and spending time with his wife and kids.

“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.”

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

Pam Aversano

Palma J. “Pam” Aversano
Contents Division Manager


Pam runs our contents department and keeps our supplies stocked for emergency mitigation. She has been doing contents restoration for 11 years, and 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 Nix 
Marketing Director & Education Coordinator
Erin handles marketing, advertising, community relations, and charity sponsorships. She also hosts and teaches continuing education classes for insurance professionals. Erin has been with Paul Davis Restoration for 16 years and has over 25 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 Accountant

Jan runs our Paul Davis accounting and payroll departments. She has worked for PDR Midwest for 12 years, and has over 45 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.

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

Heidi-Bio-PicHeidi Hopper
Administrative Assistant


Heidi handles incoming calls for all PDR Midwest locations, and assists with administrative tasks in multiple departments. She brings her skills of being highly organized, her attention to detail, her outgoing nature, and her background of over 25 years of administration experience to our PDR Midwest team.

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


Bill handles mitigation work related to water, fire, and mold restoration, as well as carpet and air duct cleanings. He has been doing mitigation work for Paul Davis for 12 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.

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