We tell our story with the understanding that things our not perfect in this world and life happens, life also happens to businesses and the people involved in them. We hope our story inspires people to never give up and persue there dreams no matter what odds that come agaisnt them.
What,then,shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
1992 - A dream begins
Joe Tumminia a father of three started cleaning carpets out of his garage out of his garage in south St. Louis, Mo. He started to recieve calls for water damage. Joe decided to stop cleaning carpet and focus on water restoration. Joe started what would be one of the first companies in St. Louis to speacialize in water damage restoration only.
The Great Flood 1993
Joe bought a full page yellow pages ad that came out that year, I guess you could say Joe had great timing when it came to starting a company that speacialized in flood clean up. Joe was on the news and business was busy to say the least. But after the floods receeded, Joe was not so sure business would be so booming.
1994-2005 - Calls continue
Well the phone kept ringing and little did Joe know at the time but people where experiencing this problem more than he could imagine, do to plumbing break downs and multiple other reasons. Joe handled thousands of water damage services through out St. Louis through out all the years. Also during this time period Joe's son Tony became very involed working with his father and started running alot of the operational work.
2006-2010 - Father and son join together
In 2006 Joe and Tony decided to rebrand the company together and start a true partnership. The Flood Team is born!
2010 - The New Year's Eve Miracle
Joe, Tony and Tony's wife and there 6 month year old boy all survived a direct hit from a F4 tornado in Sunset Hills, MO on Dec 30, 2010. They survived by seeking shelter in the basement as the entire house ripped away. This event would change all of there lives forever.
2012 - A Major Blow to the Company
In 2012 Tony finds out that a key executive employee was stealing a significant amount of money from the company. Tony was in fear that the company may not be able to survive the major embezzlement. About the same time Tony finds out that his father Joe is diagnosed with terminal cancer and is given 6 months to live. Joe encourages his son to keep going and fight his way out of the debt.
October 16, 2014 - our founder passes on.
On October 16, 2014 Joe passed away after doctors giving him less than 6 months to live. Joe lived over 2 years longer than doctors gave him. But during the entire 2 years Joe inspired so many people with his love, humor, and positive attitude despite what he was facing. He never complained about his situation and wanted everyone to know he knew the lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 "Absent from the body but present with the lord"
2014 - A Legacy Continues
After taking his Dads advice Tony pushes forward and The Flood Team by 2014 was completely debt free and in a stronger position than it has been before.
The Flood Team found themselves facing yet another challenge but these one didn't stand a chance! With it's business completely surounded by water The Flood Team found itself in a situation that was challinging but oddly ironic. The Flood Team managed to quickly get themselves out of the flooding and get what they needed to start helping others. The Flood Team recieved hundreds of calls for help and was able to service alot of people considering the circumstance.
Present Day - Our Story Continues
The Flood Team of today is one of the areas leaders in water restoration. We have overcome a lot of obstacles that might have slowed us down, but it also has strengthen us and shaped the values of who we are today. We hope this story has inspired you to keep pushing forward no matter the odds. Be strong, be Flood Team strong, but remember our strength comes from the Lord.