We have been providing expert restoration services in homes and businesses for over 20 years. We have a proven track record in restoring damage caused by fire, smoke, vandalism, water or weather.
We pledge to provide expertise, craftsmanship and the highest safety standards to every project.
The American Craftsman experience is professional and assured, always meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations. We restore peace of mind that your job will be done right, and right away. We restore confidence that a stable, motivated, well-trained workforce can be found in an evolving industry.
American Craftsman is a locally owned and operated business with over 21 years experience. American Craftsman uses only the finest and most powerful cleaning solutions that are non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
Our company operates with the most efficient and state of the art equipment utilized by the industries highest trained technicians.
Mike Cosley, Owner
Mike attended the US Air Force Academy, where he earned a degree in engineering. Mike served, in the Air Force, as a project manager, overseeing the design and construction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) remote tracking stations as the GPS system was transitioned from a test system to the fully operational system that provides navigation worldwide today.
Mike is one of the pioneers in the use of infrared thermography to detect moisture presence and was an instructor in building sciences & thermography for the Building Sciences Institute.
As a Certified Restorer (CR), Mike is recognized as an expert on property damage restoration.
In 1988 Mike founded American Craftsman Restoration, a restoration & remediation company. Mike’s company, American Craftsman, was recognized as a ‘Big 50’ company by Remodeler Magazine in 2000.
American Craftsman Restoration specializes in commercial emergency water and fire damage mitigation, as well as mold remediation and hospital grade disinfection. American Craftsman Restoration averages more than 500 property restoration jobs per year.
Mike is also an active industry consultant who specializes in water intrusion, microbial contamination, and fire and smoke damage investigations. As a water intrusion and microbial contamination investigator for over 20 years, he has worked on high profile jobs like the Ed McMahon Mold case. He frequently works to analyze microbial contamination situations, including conducting microbial sampling of occupied spaces and works to develop remediation and/or repair protocol. During Mike’s 30 plus years in the restoration industry, he has worked on thousands of insurance damage claims and is frequently called upon to bring his industry knowledge and experience to help resolve disputes arising during the claims process. This includes acting in the capacity of an appraiser.