Our Team

Our team is our strength. They are available 24/7, ready to respond to emergencies and help in your time of need. When disaster strikes, remember: you’re not alone. You have a team of heroes ready to help. Call our friendly office staff on 1300 309 361.

Who Are We?

We are Disaster Recovery Qld, your go-to solution for comprehensive insurance restoration services. Our expertise spans across water, fire, and mould restorations, with a wide array of disaster recovery services including emergency water extraction, commercial losses, odour damage, mould remediation, and biohazard control.

Our team, composed of Master Restoration Technicians, is proficient in specialized drying techniques and bio cleans, including drug decontamination. Serving Brisbane and surrounding areas, we’re committed to being your reliable support in times of need, available 24/7.

Our History

Disaster Recovery embarked on its journey in July 2011. In less than a decade, it has emerged as Brisbane’s premier insurance repair company, specializing in complex residential and commercial claims and bio-recovery services.

What began as a home business has now grown into a robust team operating from our third factory in Wacol. With the introduction of a new business partner, we rebranded to Disaster Recovery Qld, bringing a fresh vision to deliver innovative processes, protocols, and application methods. The future of Disaster Recovery Qld looks promising.

Our founders, Phill and Paul, each bring over 20 years of experience in the Cleaning and Restoration Industry. Their expertise ensures sustainable growth within the company, laying a solid foundation for future industry expansion. Education is a cornerstone of our growth strategy, with the goal of one day having the industry recognized as a trade.

Disaster Recovery is not only expanding in the Commercial Restoration Sector but also leading the industry through initiatives like our podcast, ‘Professional Carpet Cleaning and Restorers Podcast’, available on Spotify and Anchor.

The Founders

Distinguished Master Restorer, Phill McGurk, has successfully developed a network of contacts across the country during his 20 years’ industry experience. Attending regular meetings, conferences and workshops both here and in the United States, means Phill has the most current knowledge of restoration techniques, equipment, chemicals and regulations.

This worldwide network supports and encourages Restorers to help one another by sharing technical information and practical solutions. There is a wealth of knowledge here of fully certified professionals with years of experience.

Phill’s working life has been spent engaged in further education and building strong relationships with other restorers. Moving forwards, his vision is to unite the industry into a truly professional body.

Passionate about education, Phill has been a guest speaker at many conventions including the recent RIA Conference and Trade show on the Sunshine Coast. He shared his invaluable experience of recruiting for this specialised industry, highlighting the qualities required to foster resilience and adaptability.

Backed by an impressive list of qualifications, Phill possesses a natural teaching style which translates to his crew being among the most prepared Restorers in the country. At the very heart of this ethos is the company’s five core values: being positive, punctual, professional, exceptional communicators and going the extra mile. Armed with these, the Disaster Recovery Technicians perform at a high level.

Restoration is a hidden industry until a crisis hits. Phill believes Restorers are undervalued professionals who as first responders, arrive at a person’s home or workplace during the worst possible moments in their lives. Technicians work efficiently to return them to safe and healthy home and work environments.

Paul Lederhose has a wealth of knowledge being a lead technician for one of Brisbane’s largest restoration companies through the 2000’s. Paul then moved into a national consulting role with Australia’s largest insurance claim providers. Paul is glad to come on board and share some background of this industry to Disaster Recovery Qld staff members to develop a team second to none. Paul is now part-owner of Disaster Recovery Qld and has already begun to implement key strategies to build the company’s core strengths. Building a team that sees the industry as a career rather than a job allows our clients to gain more exceptional experiences. 

Education Partners

24/7 Emergency Assistance

Disaster Recovery Qld is your go-to resource in times of crisis. We’re available 24/7, ready to assist when disaster strikes. Our mission is to improve your situation through our proficient Emergency Assistance.

We invest in education and our team, developing innovative strategies for effective and efficient disaster recovery. We’re not just restoring properties – we’re restoring peace of mind. Remember, when disaster strikes, you’re not alone. How can we assist you today?


Disaster Recovery Qld is a highly ethical company, adhering to all relevant Australian standards and Workplace Health and Safety regulations. We hold several licenses, including IICRC (Licence No.: 47496), Amdecon (Licence No.: 4748), and ITI (Licence No.: 12328). We’re proud members of SRCP (Licence No.: 150720), ISSA (Licence No.: 424251), and RIA (Licence No.: 43844713).

Our team is highly qualified, with certifications in a wide range of areas including microbial remediation, structural drying, carpet cleaning and repair, commercial drying, fire and smoke damage restoration, and more. We’re also certified in specialized areas like trauma and crime scene cleanup, odor control, and meth remediation.

We’re fully insured, with Public Liability Insurance (Policy No.: 201808-0942 R1 BIA) providing $20,000,000 coverage, and WorkCover Insurance (Policy No.: WSB190781851) in QLD. Our ABN is 42 633 062 307.





This is the accomplishment that fills us with pride. We excel in offering essential services with a deep level of expertise that surpasses any other company in our industry. We take pride in our ability to handle challenging situations and also acknowledge our limitations by partnering with a network of exceptional companies to help with Disaster Restoration Claims.

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