Strategically built based on
industry needs, we expertly
assist you with EVERY
aspect of your loss.

Our Team Becomes
Your Team!

Strategically built based on
industry needs, we expertly
assist you with EVERY
aspect of your loss.

Our Team Becomes
Your Team!
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Water

Damage Mitigation

We work alongside all types of individuals and businesses to minimize water damage, prevent secondary environmental issues and get your business or home up and running again.

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Clean Up Services

Disaster Recovery

Our quick response recovery team is trained to deal with a variety of disasters, including storm damage, flooding, hurricanes, wind damage, tornadoes, hail damage and environmental catastrophes.

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Environmental

Storm to Mold

We specialize in many areas of environmental services, including mold remediation, bacterial contamination, indoor allergens and air quality sampling, occupation and industrial hygiene, odor counteraction and removal, asbestos and lead and demolition.

Our disaster recovery team is available 24/7 to help you manage the effects of heavy rains, hurricanes and tidal surges, tornadoes and wind damage, ice and snow storms and wildfires.

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Fire

Damage Restoration

Our highly trained flood and fire restoration specialists are here to help you recover from the costly fire, smoke and water damage often caused by fires.

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Mold

Remediation Solutions

We’ll remove harmful mold from your home or business through careful inspection and assessment of mold damage, containment of mold, air filtration, removal of mold and infested materials, cleaning of affected items and restoration.

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24 Emergency

On-Call Center

Our emergency cleanup team is prepared to help you recover from storm damage, terrorism, environmental Cleanup, tornadoes, wind damage and power losses.

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Dry Ice Blasting

Non-abrasive Solution

Our non-abrasive, nonflammable and nonconductive dry-ice blasting is ideal for cleaning food processing equipment, printing presses, plastic and rubber molding equipment, marinas and boat hulls, architectural features and wood.

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Hoarding

Help and Recovery

Our staff is highly trained to appreciate the complex nature of hoarding behavior while helping create and execute a plan for the recovery of valuable items.

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Smoke Odor

Cleanup and Removal

Our thorough cleaning and sealing methods help remove the effects of smoke damage on you wallpaper blinds, furniture, carpets, walls and windows.

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Indoor Air Quality

 Sampling Services

Our air quality testing and solution services include comprehensive investigations, air and surface sampling, thermal imaging studies, moisture evaluations, industrial hygiene, laboratory analysis and detailed reports and protocols.

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Equipment

Rental Services

We offer full-scale service and equipment rental for all types of disasters including leaking pipes, natural disasters, fire or equipment failure.

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Dehumidification

Structural Drying

Our staff is trained to identify the best course of action for drying a structure with the most effective methods, equipment & indoor air quality awareness.

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Over 100 Years of Disaster Response Experience...At Restoring Your Future

Get to Know Garrett McKenzie

A private, woman-owned environmental group, Garrett McKenzie was founded in Lake Forest, Illinois in 2004. Our expert, local response services includes water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, indoor air quality samples and other environmental issues. With over 100 years of experience working on oil spill recovery, hurricanes, tornados, flooding and environmental cleanup, we’ve developed a reputation of distinction as a reliable, expert source in disaster and environmental recovery solutions.

While our home base is located in Lake Forest, our disaster recovery and environmental services span throughout the Midwest, Gulf Coast and East Coasts. Our nationwide services serve a diverse group of industries and clients, from corporations and government agencies to independent homeowners. Big or small, we offer the same capacity of services, skill, dedication and efforts to each of our clients. Whether you are dealing with an unexpected emergency, readying for a disaster or proactively preparing your business’ continuity planning, you can count on Garrett McKenzie as a trusted source for all your disaster and environmental recovery solutions.

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Expert Service You Can Trust

Garrett McKenzie staffs a talented team with the highest standards of service, personal attention to clients, reliability and integrity. We partner with you to develop a plan that is critical and essential to managing effective strategies while keeping advocacy for your business’ welfare at the forefront of recovery.

We are experts in disaster recovery, remediation, technology and all of our vehicles and equipment are state-of-the art. Additionally, our staff has an array of credentials and certifications in disaster and environmental recovery services.

Our Garrett McKenzie Promise

We’re a woman-owned business. We have built a reputation over the years and we keep it that way by giving great service and results to our customers. We know it’s a stressful time for you in a disaster, so we have prided ourselves in becoming a top go to source for these disasters. We are reliable so you can trust us with your business.

We Are All About the Client

At Garrett McKenzie, we believe that every environmental and restoration project starts with one thing – trust. We work closely with each client to provide direction and help establish short and long-term goals.

To ensure project success and maintain relationship stability, we provide our clients with complete access to our Client Management System [Office1] . This system includes real-time information, such as invoices, quotes, estimates, contract copies, pictures, insurance company information and Garrett McKenzie company information, to keep each client comfortable and up-to-date with the status of their project.

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We're All About the Clients!

At Garrett McKenzie, we believe every environmental and restoration project starts with one thing – trust. We work closely with each client to provide direction and help establish short and long-term goals. To ensure project success and maintain relationship stability, we provide our clients with complete access to our Client Management System [Office1]. This system includes real-time information, such as invoices, quotes, estimates, contract copies, pictures, insurance company information and Garrett McKenzie company information, to keep each client comfortable and up-to-date with the status of their project.

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We are Active in the Following Local, National & Industry Chapters

  • BNI – North Shore Professional
  • Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce
  • IAQA – Indoor Air Quality Association
  • The Clean Trust – Formally Known as the IICRC – Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration

We Offer a 24-hour On-Call Center

Our customer service lines are constantly staffed and answered directly by the best service individuals in our company. We entrust only the best and brightest to assist you at all times. 24 Hour Emergency Service 888.247.1600

Don’t Get Caught Without a Plan!

We work with you to set up an effective plan from day one! We’re on call at 847-247-1600 in case your company ever experiences an emergency and needs large loss recovery services. Don’t hesitate to call us to set up plans today just in case. Our friendly staff is here to help you.

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Aggressive Client Solutions...

We are a client-focused company! We work closely with clients to provide direction and establish goals while ensuring the team will remain focused on meeting all short and long-term goals!

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Our Team... Becomes Your Team...

Our team was strategically and carefully built based upon what we found missing and badly needed within our industry; allowing us to expertly assist our clients in every aspect of their loss.

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Masters of Detail...

Ensuring our clients get only the best!!! We offer high standards of service, personal attention to clients, reliability and integrity. We are experts in disaster recovery, remediation, technology, and all of our vehicles and equipment are state-of-the art. 

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Fair and Honest Recovery...

Clients count on us! We are fair and honest in our practices, services and pricing. Every staff member knows the importance of maintaining a sound relationship with our clients by honestly representing our work. 

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Rapid Response...

A 24-hour on-call center! Our customer service lines are staffed and answered directly by the best service individuals in our company. We want the best and brightest at your service at all times!!

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History...

Combining over 100 years of team experience to work for our clients! Once an employee joins our staff, they make a commitment to the team and a career with our company.

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Take Advantage of our Insurance Management & Legal Resources

We’re here to help our clients review their insurance policy and deal with the complexities of claims processing. With the assistance of our in-house expert property loss consulting team, we provide detailed overviews of coverage(s) and how it applies to your loss. We’ll even work with the insurance company adjuster in establishing the scope of damages to expedite recovery from a work and cash flow perspective.

It’s Our Business to Know Our Client’s Business

We educate ourselves on your company, from operations and equipment to clients and employees, so we can better assess and address all of your losses. We strive to master the loss even better than your insurance adjuster so your claim can move through to completion as quickly and smoothly as possible.

A Commitment to Fair & Honest Recovery

We know that our clients count on us. That’s why we maintain an unwavering commitment to fairness and honesty in our practices, services and pricing. Every Garrett McKenzie staff member knows the importance of maintaining a sound relationship with our clients by honestly representing our work. We’ll even fix problems created by other companies or review details provided by another company.

Above all we strive to be “fair and honest in all our dealings.”

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Go Green with Garrett McKenzie

We appreciate every small effort has a great impact on our environment, so we’re doing our part to make a difference. We’ve implemented methods for energy conservation, renewable energy, recycling programs for our packaging materials, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, programs to ensure our company vehicles and equipment are regularly maintained and different cleaning techniques are ecologically safe, biodegradable and harmless to animals, marine life and humans. As further areas develop in our industry, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of green technology.

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We serve a wide range of clients including

  • Corporations
  • Management Companies
  • Facility Managers
  • Hospital & Medical Facilities
  • Universities & Schools
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Health & Fitness Centers
  • Country Clubs
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Government Agencies

Our Community Counts

Garrett McKenzie is proud to give back our local community, offering support to our loyal clients by giving to charitable events and volunteering our time to help make a difference. Our mission is to pay back those who have made a difference in our success, supported our business and believe in the commitment we stand by in the services we offer.