United Fire & Water of Louisiana was founded by Kevin Hussey. Kevin got his start in the restoration industry in 1999. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Kevin left Colorado with a small fleet of vehicles and drying equipment. As restoration companies often do after a natural disaster, Kevin had planned to stay in New Orleans for 1-2 months, help with the damage caused by rains, wind, and flooding, and go home.
Louisiana’s people, culture and food had made its impression. He hasn’t left since.
Meet some of the staff that makes United Fire & Water as great as it is.
Founder & CEO, Partner
Kevin got his start in the restoration & cleaning industry in 1998 by founding United Fire & Water Damage. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Kevin left Colorado with a fleet of United Fire and Water restoration equipment. As restoration companies often do after a natural disaster, Kevin planned to stay in New Orleans for 1-2 months, help with the damage caused by rains, wind, and flooding, and go home, but Louisiana’s people, culture and food, had a profound affect.
Chief Administrative Office, Partner
Kelly is a native of Baton Rouge. She attended Woodlawn H.S. and was part of the Class of 1986. She is also a graduate of LSU. Mrs. Hussey has spent much of her professional career in the healthcare industry, but she has also had employment with the Advocate, and as a trainer with the YMCA here in the Capital City Region. In 2014 she left her corporate purchasing position to help build UFW into the full service residential and commercial restoration, reconstruction, and roofing company it has become.
Chief Financial Officer & General Manager, Partner
Lee joined the team at United Fire & Water in 2015 and brings 30 years of executive management experience along with him. Mr. Comeaux plays a large role behind the scenes, in both the financial and management aspects of our company. Lee wears many other hats in the day to day operations of our small company, from occasionally answering the phones, to customer service. Mr. Comeaux graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in accounting.
Executive Director of Business Development
Cassie is a Northern California transplant who moved to Louisiana in February 2007. She spent the first 12 years of her career in banking, most recently as the VP/Commercial Lending for a Louisiana Community Bank. In February 2016, she decided it was time for a change and went to work for one of her clients-Cajun Maintenance. Cassie is a six-year member of BNI, a member of Associated Builders and Contractors, and an active volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation.
Director of Sales, Roofing Division
Rolf has been in the Roofing industry for 12 years, in all the various capacities it entails. Prior to that, he was a Securities license holder, selling subordinated derivatives in trading packages. Rolf moved to the US in 1998, from Prince Edward Island, Canada. He has a son who lives with his wife live in Tuscaloosa, and a daughter has returned to Cincinnati after a 2 year deployment in Botswana with the Peace Corp.
Lionel has 24 years of mitigation experience, 18 of those years were spent as a mitigation manager. His knowledge on the subject is extensive and he takes pride in his work. Lionel is good with his hands and in his spare time he likes to repair cars and he also refinishes furniture. Lionel likes to watch football, cheering frequently for the Dallas cowboys. He enjoys spending time with his family; he is a father to four wonderful kids – 3 daughters and a son.