SERVPRO of Ames Employee Photos

Male employee Jeff Short in front of SERVPRO truck in background

Jeff Short

Jeff Short is the owner of SERVPRO of Ames. He has certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Certification  (IICRC) in water, mold and fire. He believes in honesty and hard work. His community involvements include the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Mentor Iowa. He likes to spend time with his family, and enjoys youth sports coaching in baseball and football, loves fishing, and the outdoors. He is a supporter of Iowa State University athletics and the Chicago Cubs.

Male employee Don Stokesbarry in front of SERVPRO truck in background

Don Stokesbarry

Don Stokesbarry is our Operations Manager at SERVPRO. He has almost twenty years of experience in restoration and over 25 years experience in cleaning. Don is certified with a journeymen status by the IICRC and working towards master status in applied structural drying, carpet and upholstery cleaning, carpet repair and reinstallation, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, odor restoration, and mold remediation. In his past he was a certified EMT and firefighter. Don believes in hard work and being on time. He supports the Ames and Boone Chamber of Commerce. Don is the father of 10 children and in his free time he enjoys attending school events, golfing, football, and volunteer work with St. Jude's. 

John Alessio in front of SERVPRO car

John Alessio

John Alessio is the General Manager for SERVPRO of Ames. He is certified in carpet cleaning and water damage restoration. His more than 20 years of experience in the cleaning and restoration industry include ownership of a carpet cleaning business and a janitorial business. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, coaching youth club softball and volleyball, and spending time with his wife and four daughters. What he likes most about working at SERVPRO are the people and the new work experiences each day brings. His forte is keeping things organized and making sure workflow is smooth.

Female employee Lori Newhouse in front of SERVPRO truck in background

Lori Newhouse

Lori Newhouse is our Office Manager at SERVPRO of Ames. She has over ten years experience in office operations and customer service. She has spent time in the field as a SERVPRO Tech, which gives her experience in water and fire restoration as well as demolition and reconstruction work. Lori believes in always staying positive and loves to cheer on the team at SERVPRO. Go Team Ames! In her free time she loves hanging out with her family, spending time playing with her dog, and doing DIY projects around the house. She is involved in youth sports and supports animal rehabilitation and rescue.

Female employee Carrie Bartmess in front of SERVPRO truck in background

Carrie Bartmess

Carrie Bartmess is our Project Manager and is certified in water damage restoration and fire and smoke restoration. She grew up in Nevada and has experience with roofing and remodeling. She enjoys swimming and hiking with her husband and kids at area parks like Ledges, Big Creek and Soper's Mill. Her favorite aspect of working at SERVPRO of Ames is the constant problem-solving and different variables that each situation presents. She likes the continual learning that comes from the stimulating and challenging work.

Male employee Jaxson Williams in front of SERVPRO truck in background

Jaxson Williams

Jaxson Williams is a Crew Chief, certified in water damage restoration. He grew up in nearby Huxley. As an Army veteran, he knows how to work calmly under pressure and likes helping customers who are in stressful situations. He enjoys tae kwon do and loves animals, especially his two dogs and one cat. His favorite aspect of working at SERVPRO of Ames is never knowing what the day will bring - whether it's confronting a raccoon in an attic or some other interesting surprise. 

Matthew Weeks Standing in front of a SERVPRO Truck

Matthew Weeks

Matthew Weeks is the Sales and Marketing Manager at SERVPRO of Ames. He has over 15 years of experience in his field, as well as over 10 years experience working on a cruise ship as a DJ, game show host, and a bartender for the famous Uncle Don Ho. He enjoys golfing, watching football (Go Hawkeyes!) and watching his three kids play competitive sports. Matthew leads by example in both his professional and personal life, and is certified by IICRC in Water Damage Mitigation, Applied Structural Drying, Fire Damage Restoration, and Mold Remediation. He enjoys working for SERVPRO because he likes to stay engaged in the community.