ABOUT US

We are proudly rooted in "The Grit City" of Tacoma, WA. Our teams specialize in assisting Pierce County home and business owners navigate the insurance claim repairs process following damage caused by either fires or floods.

 

We have successfully completed insurance claim repairs in numerous homes and businesses throughout the South King, Pierce, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Gray's Harbor and Lewis Counties. 

All American Restoration Services (AARES) was founded by Bryan Close and Brandon McConnell in 2014. Bryan’s background is in business development, working for years in all aspects of commercial property management and developing relationships with business owners, contractors and vendors throughout Washington. Brandon brings his wealth of construction skills to the team and oversees the training of staff as well as the quality standards for the team. 

 

All American Restoration Services prides themselves on being the hero when their customers need assistance with putting their homes or businesses back together after an emergency damage event. 

 

What is the origin story for co-founders Bryan Close and Brandon McConnell coming together to form All American Construction Services? 

 

Bryan was working as a commercial property manager. His responsibilities included the oversight and upkeep of properties in his portfolio. The two met when Brandon was a crew lead for one of the main general contractors that worked with Bryan’s company in providing construction and repair services. Their professional relationship and respect for each other's strengths grew over the course of four years of working together. 

When did All American Restoration Services go from the idea phase to becoming a business entity? 

 

For two years, Brandon took a position with DESC in Seattle, managing a staff of building engineers before deciding to go out on his own. Brandon and Bryan connected again, this time with Brandon working for his own company, and the two formed a personal relationship as well. Bryan was discovering his own entrepreneurial itch and they decided to combine their powers together to form a business. Brandon would oversee all maintenance and construction functions while Bryan would oversee the operations and business development for the newly formed company. 

What were the early days like in the newly formed company, All American Restoration Services? 

 

Because their primary experience and connections were in the realm of property management, this is where they focused their efforts. The company was initially named All American Real Estate Services. Brandon was the first official employee and they grew from one van to adding their first “fleet”, two employees and Bryan working out of their “corporate office” in his spare bedroom. One of their first big wins was becoming a vendor for Starbucks Corporate and with this budding success they began to extend their search for work outside of maintenance and repairs. 

How has it been jumping into the deep end of starting a construction company in Tacoma, Washington? 

 

In 2017, Bryan joined the company full time as the workload from several large tenant improvement projects demanded more of his attention. Maintenance work from their property management clients was the core of the business but the general contractor work, including repairs following water and fire damage, was growing. Late 2019 has brought a shift in the core business as both Bryan and Brandon have found enjoyment working with homeowners and insurance companies performing damage repairs. Some customers were confused by their name so they are rebranding to All American Construction Services. The company continues to partner with homeowners and businesses to assist them with property restoration, tenant improvement and general contracting services.

 

Who are these two individuals who have formed All American Construction Services? 

 

Combined, Bryan and Brandon bring nearly 30 years of industry experience to their clients projects. Whether it’s working with people, materials or structures, there isn’t much that the duo hasn’t seen over the years. They combine their existing knowledge with a desire to expand their application of technology and ongoing training to improve both the customer experience as well their commitment to excellence in construction.   

 

Bryan Close

  • Business degree from the University of Washington

  • Skilled communicator

  • Depth of understanding of the real estate industry 

  • Customer experience focused

 

Brandon McConnell 

  • Born into the construction industry 

  • Began installing hardwood at the age of 12

  • Leadership experience training and managing construction teams 

  • Quality focused 

What have been some of the recent benchmarks in the growth of All American Restoration Services? 

 

The company has grown it’s revenue by 50% since its inception. One of the biggest lessons has been narrowing in their niche, in doing so All American Construction Services has aligned their process with their core services. As the company rebrands, they are clarifying their name, their service offerings and their ideal clients. Bryan states it this way, “We’ve learned that we need to narrow our focus and only say yes to the right clients and the right projects.” Keep an eye out for the new logo, the new website and a team that is more focused than ever on making their mark in the construction industry as a company of excellence from Everett to Olympia. 

 

The services that All American Restoration Services provides:

  • Property restoration following water damage

  • Fire damage repairs 

  • Insurance claim repairs

  • Remodeling

  • General Contracting

  • Drywall repairs and patching

  • Flooring replacement

  • Interior and exterior painting

  • Kitchen and bathroom remodels

 

Cities that All American Restoration Serves:

  • Olympia

  • Lacey

  • Tacoma

  • University Place

  • Lakewood

  • Puyallup

  • Bonney Lake

  • Lake Tapps

  • Sumner

  • Fife

  • Federal Way

  • Auburn

  • Renton

  • Algona

  • Pacific

  • Milton

  • Seattle

  • Kent

  • Burien

  • Bellevue

  • Gig Harbor

  • Silverton

  • Bremerton

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