FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
The Founding of United Fire & Water
United Fire & Water of Louisiana was founded by Kevin Hussey. Kevin got his start in the restoration industry in 1998. 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 the Team
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. He hasn’t left since. Kevin manages UFW alongside his wife Kelly. Together, they stay busy with work, food and cooking, raising their daughters, and, occasionally, watching some LSU football.
Chief Administrative Officer, 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 most 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. Kelly is also a K9 aficionado and can regularly be found in their Woodland Ridge neighborhood, walking any one of their four rescue dogs.
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.
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. Rolf has been married to his wife Silvia since 2012. They’re “like peas and carrots.”
Director of Business Development
“I am excited to be a part of United Fire & Water and look forward to serving the needs of Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. I have a strong commitment to professionalism, education and ethics. I want to make sure that I serve as a teacher and expert resource for all of my clients, so that they make the most informed decision in the event of a disaster. I go the extra step, going above and beyond what you expect and deserve when faced with a disaster. As a Baton Rouge native with a background in adjusting insurance claims and an extensive background in the construction industry along with my knowledge and relationships in the Baton Rouge area, I will work directly for “you” the insured trying to navigate through the insurance claim with the insurance company.”
Business Development Associate
Alicia is a St.Amant, Louisiana native. She graduated from St.Amant High School in 2014, and continued to further her education at Louisiana State University. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Louisiana State University in May of 2018. Before obtaining her degree, Alicia worked for the Capital Region Builders Association (CRBA) as an Administrative Specialist. She enjoys spending time with her family, her boyfriend, Adam, and her Shi-Poo puppy, Aries.