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The Southern Tier

Our Team

Scot Hirschman

Scot Hirschman, PE
President/CEO

After witnessing first hand the devastation that flooding and storm damage caused in Silver Creek and Gowanda, Scot researched other ways, in addition to his General Contracting Company, that he could help communities affected by such things. He chose to purchase a Rainbow International franchise in August, 2010. As a successful business owner of H&K Services, Inc. for the past 10 years, and with 35 years' experience working in the municipality sector of the construction industry, Scot brings a wealth of unique experience and leadership capabilities to Rainbow International of the Southern Tier. As a life-long resident of Western NY, he is committed to this area and strives for excellence in customer service in all he does.

Scot received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1981, and received his Professional Engineering license in 1989.

Garrett Hirschman

Garrett Hirschman
Operations Manager

Garrett started with Rainbow International of the Southern Tier from the beginning, when he attended technical and business training at our Corporate Headquarters in Waco, TX.  He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Robert's Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, and worked for AirTran Airlines where he was responsible for the coordination of services. Garrett was most recently involved in the emergency response and restoration efforts in Central NY due to the massive flooding of many cities and neighborhoods from Topical Storm Lee.

Garrett is IICRC certified in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Water Restoration (WRT), Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT), Odor Control (OCT), and Carpet Cleaning (CCT).

Kate Stankey
Business Development Associate

Kate had successfully started and maintained three businesses prior to helping establish Rainbow International of the Southern Tier's presence in the restoration services industry. Her knowledge and experience with business operations, customer service, and communication between clients and customers have proven to be invaluable to our Company. Kate has also taken various insurance courses and has a working knowledge of the insurance industry.

Mary Hirschman-Smith

Mary Hirschman-Smith
Office Manager

With over 10 years' experience as an Office Manager with JK Knowles' Construction and Stan's Drywall Finishing & Painting, LLC, Mary joined the team at Rainbow International of the Southern Tier from the start.  In addition to her administration duties, Mary also draws from her experience as a Market Research Analyst at Peryam & Kroll in Chicago, IL in helping to identify customer needs.

Mary received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1987.

Kole Bromley
Certified Technician

One of our most accomplished technicians, Kole’s work has been exemplary.  Through his high standards of work and knowledge of the restoration process, Kole mitigates customer concerns with professionalism and a friendly demeanor.

Kole holds the Water Restoration (WRT) certification by the IICRC, and has been trained in Trauma Scene Clean-up.  He is also a member of the Tri-State Restorers and Specialty Cleaners Association.

Matthew Lemmens

Matthew Lemmens
Project Manager

As the newest member of our team, Matt keeps each task related to our customer’s needs on track.  With his background in graphic design, advertising, and teaching, Matt understands that details matter in every aspect of what we do.  His professional approach to problem solving is a reassuring component to any process, no matter the scope of the job at hand.