By Jill Nagy
KPM Restoration, a company that cleans up and repairs premises after fires, floods and other disasters, moved in January to a new facility in Malta.
It consists of a large warehouse and 12 offices. It replaces a facility at 211 Maple St. in Saratoga Springs.
The company is still in the process of moving out of the Saratoga Springs location, according to business owner Jamie Kennedy. Only six years old, KPM outgrew its former quarters, he said.
The company is on-call 24 hours a day and, all 13 of its trucks are kept busy, said Kennedy. The company repairs damages from water pipe bursts, fixes other water damage, does mold remediation and commercial cleaning .
A large part of the business these days involves COVID-19 cases. Kennedy said the company has done more than 200 COVID cleanups, which include cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. As a community service, they have done several free clean-ups for schools and firehouses.
Kennedy came to the area from Milbrook, a downstate town near Poughkeepsie, where he had three businesses, a property management company (Kennedy Property Management), a landscaping service and a tree service. He sold them all and moved north.
“I want to spend more time with my family and children,” he said. He and wife, Rachel, have three children.
KPM serves an area from Poughkeepsie to Lake Placid as well as parts of Vermont and Massachusetts. Kennedy is considering expanding to Charleston, S.C., in the next year or two.
Kennedy was recently the recipient of an award for community service from the Brawny Paper Co. He was recognized as a “Brawny Giant” and received $10,000 and 1,500 rolls of paper towels, he said.
KPM Restoration can be reached at 518 862- 8228 or online at kpmrestoration.com.