Joe Giampa named as general manager at Paul Davis Restoration of Lake County

Brady Chuckel, president of Paul Davis of Southeast and Fox Valley, Wisconsin, and Waukegan, a leading provider of fire and water damage clean up, restoration and remodeling services, recently named Joe Giampa as the company’s General Manager in the Lake County franchise office. Giampa will be responsible for overseeing staff in production, project management, estimating, cleaning and operations with a team of full time, highly trained restoration professionals providing advanced emergency services, restoration, repairs, reconstruction, remodeling, and contents expertise. The Paul Davis office is at 3979 Bur Wood Drive, Suite 400 in Waukegan.

According to Chuckel, Giampa’s new role with the company will enhance the organization’s management profile in the region and help to expand and grow the business.

Giampa was born in Chicago and raised in Medina. He graduated from Lake Park High School and holds a bachelor of arts degree in pre-law and business from DePaul University in Chicago. Giampa studied master’s degree level coursework in municipal finance from the University of Chicago in Chicago.

Giampa has more than 25 years in the real estate and construction industry with vast professional experience throughout Chicagoland. He is a licensed real estate broker and a member of the National Association of Realtors. Giampa is an award-winning real estate professional in residential sales volume and marketing. He has led real estate teams that invest, build and sell new and adaptive-use properties. Giampa owned businesses in Chicagoland and served as a civic leader in volunteerism for area nonprofit organizations in historic preservation and children’s medical care. He has lived on Chicago’s North Shore in Highland Park for more than 20 years. Giampa and his wife have two rescue dogs, and they are active in restoring antique vehicles, along with travels in the family’s recreational vehicle.

Giampa is certified from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification as a Water Restoration Technician, and in Applied Structural Drying along with fire, smoke and odor damage restoration. He is also a certified lead paint and mold remediation technician.

“We are very pleased to welcome Joe at Paul Davis and will benefit from his experience, expertise, and knowledge in real estate, the trades, construction and his dedication to civic activities. Joe will ensure that our Lake County customers receive exceptional service,” Chuckel said.

Ownership of Paul Davis of Southeast and Fox Valley was established in 2013 by tenured Paul Davis employees Brady Chuckel, Jeff Hertel and Tim Guilette. The highly successful and philanthropic company continued to grow with the purchase of Paul Davis of Lake County in 2021 and the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot office, warehouse, contents cleaning and storage facility. The initial franchise organization was formed in 1990 in Milwaukee.

Chuckel and his team have corporate offices at W226 N918, Northmound Drive, 100 in Waukesha and an office in Appleton to serve industry professionals and customers in Oshkosh, Neenah, Appleton and Green Bay. For more information, call (414) 383-3131. Visit the company websites at,, and

For more than 55 years, Paul Davis Restoration Inc. has restored residential and commercial properties damaged by fire, water, mold, storms, biohazards and other disasters. The experts at Paul Davis understand the complex process of recovering from property damage and provide complete services; there is no need for the expense and confusion of hiring multiple contractors. Paul Davis is a start to finish solution for disaster damage and restoration. Paul Davis Restoration has more than 300 independently owned franchises in the United States and Canada. The professionals at Paul Davis are certified in emergency restoration, reconstruction, and remodeling. For more information, visit the company website at

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