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Resto Corporation Management Team

Meet the team

Michael Connolly

President & CEO

Business owner, Michael Connolly built the business through years of professional work, and has been involved in all aspects of the operation and management of Resto Corporation since 1988. As a certified contractor and microbial remediation supervisor. He has dealt with all phases of property damage, estimation, and repair projects of all sizes. With over 30 years of work in the field, Michael has extensive personal knowledge in the complexities involved in residential construction in New York and New Jersey.

He brings to Resto Corporation vital knowledge to coordinate numerous appraisals, reconstruction, and emergency mitigation assignments. Michael’s leadership experience and demand for excellence guarantees all work performed by Resto Corporation is exceptional. Over his pervasive career, He has established a reputation as a seasoned professional in the insurance restoration industry.

Michael has been a resident of Northern New Jersey his entire life. He is currently working on getting his pilot’s license, and on his free time he enjoys boxing.

Dennis Bouquot

Chief Officer, New York Department

Dennis Bouquot brings more than 40 years of experience in project management, large loss reconstruction, and general contracting. He graduated from Valparaiso University with his BA degree in 1974, and soon after started his own contracting company. Since then Dennis has contributed his broad skillset to Resto Corporation’s New York division for over 20 years. Utilizing his experience coordinating major reconstruction projects, Dennis has developed a strong reputation for fine finish work and optimal client satisfaction.

Dennis lives in Orange County, New York with his wife. He is a father of three children, and a grandfather to six. Dennis enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and fine arts.

John Higgins

Senior Project Manager of New Jersey

John brings over thirty years of project management experience to the Resto Corporation team.  He graduated from Colorado State University in 1981, starting his own construction business shortly thereafter, building houses and additions. John is a licensed Contractor, and applies that knowledge to effectively complete large projects. John has been a part of Resto Corporation for over twelve years, ensuring that his experience aids in the continued success of the company’s growth.

John has three children, and loves to coach them in all sports they participate in. He also loves to bike ride and hike in his free time.

Steve Lasker

Senior Project Manager of Central New Jersey

Steve brings over twenty five years of project management experience to the Resto Corporation team.  He graduated from the University of Maryland, and shortly thereafter owned a dry cleaning and upholstery franchise. Steve is WRT, AMRT, ASD, and Lead certified. He applies that knowledge and experience to complete large projects thoroughly for Resto Corporation over the past six years.

Steve is married to his beloved wife, and shares three children with her as well as two grandchildren. On his down time Steve enjoys spending time with his family.

William McQuillen

Head of Emergency Mitigation Services

Williams brings over thirty years of estimation and project management experience to the Resto Corporation team.  He graduated from Kean University in 1990 and soon after started working in the water and fire restoration industry in Northern New Jersey. William is ASD and WRT certified, and applies that knowledge to complete both small and large projects carefully and diligently. William has been a part of Resto Corporation for almost twelve years, ensuring that his experience helps Resto Corporation continue to provide excellent service.

William is married to his loving wife, Regina. They share two children, and they love to play soccer together. William also loves to play golf in his free time.

Sergio Almada

Senior Estimator

Sergio brings over twenty years of construction, estimation, and project management experience. He has been a member of the Resto Corporation team since 2009, and headlines all of the large loss reconstruction estimates for Resto’s New Jersey division. With his experience working on high end projects, Sergio has developed a great passion for fine finish work and exceeding client expectations. Sergio is licensed in New York City Home Improvement Contracting, Advanced Xactimate 25, Fire, Smoke, Water, Flood, Mold, Lead, IICRC Fire and Smoke Restoration, IICRC Water Restoration Technician, IICRC Applied Structural Drying, IICRC Applied Microbial Restoration Technician and is a New Jersey State Lead Abatement Supervisor.

Sergio grew up in Argentina, and is fluent in both Spanish and English. He enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren on his time off. Sergio also loves riding his motorcycle, snowboarding, playing tennis and other outdoor activities.

Christopher M. Connolly

Managing Director

Chris Connolly serves as the Managing Director of Resto Corporation, overseeing all aspects of business growth, organizational development, and financial management. As the third generation within the family business, Chris grew up around Resto Corporation, experiencing all aspects of the restoration industry at a young age. Upon graduating from Syracuse University, he began working for Resto Corporation full-time, and is heavily involved in the acquisition of new business. Chris is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of New York, and is currently in the process of acquiring his Masters of Science in Real Estate Development at New York University.

Chris is a former collegiate Track & Field athlete and still maintains a strong passion for Health and Fitness.