Our Story

Family Owned & Operated Since 1989

MacFawn Enterprises Inc. was established in 1989 by current President Joseph (Joe) MacFawn while obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing degree from the University of Albany SUNY School of Business. 

At its onset, MacFawn Enterprises Inc. furnished property maintenance and repair services to local real estate companies within the Albany Capital Region of New York. Joe’s personal trade experience as a carpenter with the NYS Union between 1988 and 1990, specifically the Carpenters Union Local 370 Apprenticeship Program, allowed for the continuous advancement and range of services MacFawn Enterprises offered through property maintenance services, and continued to offer, in following years.

Business services expanded in the 1990s in which commercial janitorial services were added to MacFawn’s service menu. At this time, Joe successfully established two commercial janitorial cleaning contracts with local companies, while simultaneously attending college. MacFawn Enterprises continued to add commercial accounts to their janitorial cleaning portfolio throughout the 1990s and, as growth continued, they were able to establish a 100+ employee company. 

Emphasis on Disaster Recovery Services

MacFawn Enterprises continued its expansion into the late 1990s to early 2000s, which brought with it a greater, sole emphasis on disaster recovery services. These services, provided to both commercial and residential clients in the Albany NY area, included fire restoration, water damage clean up, mold remediation, biohazard & specialty cleaning and reconstruction services. These services were supplemented with pre-disaster planning and continuity planning for commercial clients.

The wide range of disaster recovery and planning services allowed MacFawn Enterprises Inc. to become MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration as we know it today. Once established in the Albany and greater Capital District as the leading restoration contractor in the area, MacFawn Fire & Flood continued its expansion to encompass a larger territory of the remainder of New York State (excluding NYC), Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and the greater Northeast corridor as a whole. 

Restoration Certifications & Memberships

Obtainment and maintenance of industry-specific certifications and education has been, and continues to be, fundamental to the Company’s growth and position in the restoration marketplace. MacFawn Fire & Flood and its employees hold numerous state licenses in NY, MA, PA and FL, as well as various certifications awarded by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. MacFawn Fire & Flood prides itself on its team of industry-specific trained staff so as to provide its clients with top-notch services from skilled and educated restoration professionals. 

For years, MacFawn Restoration has also been actively involved in multiple trade associations including but not limited to The Restoration Industry Association (RIA), New York Capital Region Apartment Associated (NYCRAA), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and International Facility Management Association (IFMA). 

A New Generation

After 30 years of business in the property maintenance and restoration industry, the second generation of MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration is proud to continue serving its commercial and residential clients, while propelling the Company through expeditious growth into a full-service organization in the greater Northeast and beyond. MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration firmly believes in, and continues to uphold, their Core Values of Honesty, Integrity & Professionalism; Upholding Positive Morale; Holding a Reputation of Excellence; and Being Action-Oriented for both clients and employees alike. These Core Values will continue to drive MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration’s efforts in the years to come. 

See What Our Clients Say

Mark S.

"We were very happy with the work performed by MacFawn. The project manager was a huge help in the beginning, giving us information and assessing the issue. Then, the technician who performed the actual work was really friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. I could tell he actually cared about making sure this was all done the right way."

Weston Alexandar

"I called MacFawn last week when my basement flooded and they responded promptly; materials in hand and ready to work. They gave me a more than fair estimate of what the work would cost before they started and were in and out. They completely dried out my basement in a matter of a day or so and gave me sound advice on preventing mold growth and what to look for in the future to bypass anymore damage. I would highly recommend these folks. "

Allison Murphy

"These guys are by far the BEST in the area. I called them when I discovered my basement was full of water and they were at my house in Slingerlands in 35 minutes FLAT. Professional, courteous, knew what to do and did it quickly. After my basement was dried there were no visible signs of mold growth. They did an excellent job. I don't think I've ever had a service call show up that quickly. I would highly recommend."

Mary Becker

"My house had a great deal of damage from a storm in the capital region last year and I had NO CLUE who to call. MacFawn Fire and Flood also works with emergency storm damage apparently. A friend recommended them and once they were on the scene, everything fell into place. The owner has liaised communication with my insurance company on more than one occasion and gave me the tools I needed to stay afloat while we are out of the house during the restoration process. They were done in about 2 weeks for a job that I was initially told would take up to three months. Staff on the field are wonderful and the administrative support was second to none. I don't know what we would have done if we hadn't called these guys. There was a lot of damage that led my family into a state of panic and chaos. They helped get us out of a roach motel our insurance company placed us in and into an apartment that our insurance company paid for in full. Our lives went from being in panic to being on a stay cation while they worked on our home. I can't thank them enough for all of their support and assistance. Great crew!"

Mel Paroff

"This firm was fantastic. Their response and the quality of their work was phenomenal. I highly recommend them for any emergency service work. "

Eric Bamberg

"Literally life saving. After our home was infiltrated with toxic silica dust from a nearby construction project, MacFawn saved us. We discovered the mess after 7pm on a Friday. That night they reached out to cleaners, we had an on site quote Saturday and by sundown Sunday, our home was both clean and safe. Within a week the entire inside and outside were spotless after a window cleaning specialist came a few days after the interior clean up. The crews inside our home were kind, professional and did an excellent job!"

Elizabeth B.

"I cannot say enough about how wonderful MacFawn is. I had significant mold in my basement from a water runoff problem. CJ came very quickly, did a walk through, located the problem and told me step by step what could be done. While they could do mold remediation, the water problem that was causing it had to be dealt with. I was able to schedule an inspector and looked into estimates for a basement system. We did the mold remediation first, then the basement project. The crew of Joe, Leah, Jordan and Zach, as well as CJ and Evan, were all amazing, hardworking, punctual, professional and gracious. CJ and Evan were always on hand by text or email to answer additional questions. Evan came to my property to have a look at the project and bring the dumpster. Leah called to my attention a hole in my dryer vent, clogged with lint, that was a fire hazard, thus averting a potential tragedy. I took care of that issue immediately. After the mold project was completed, the crew picked up everything and swept my basement. No debris was left, not even in my driveway. When I had the basement system installed, those workers ran into an unforeseen problem which necessitated having three half walls of decorative brick removed. I emailed CJ about checking those areas for mold. CJ answered me within the day. No mold, fortunately. CJ and Evan actually sent Joe back out to remove some pieces of damaged wood, as well as clean and use encapsulating paint on those three areas of cinderblock, at NO additional charge. I was floored. Who does that nowadays? These individuals are a pleasure to work with, patient, professional, answered all of my questions and did a phenomenal job. They are dog-friendly, too! I felt that the information given regarding what needed to be done was accurate and honest, and their estimate was fair. There was no pressure. I am beyond grateful with the positive experience I had with MacFawn. Thank you all so much! You rock! "

Albert C.

"Great job. We had extensive insulation in the attic covered with thick dust from a very old roof replacement. Was impressed with the initial review of the problem and skill and professionalism of the staff. Also impressed with the respirators and PPE worn. The staff really took a lot of time to protect all our walls, furniture, and floors while carrying the many piles of very dusty insulation out of the home. Would definitely use this company again."