Serving Marshall, Fulton, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph Indiana counties

1st Choice Fire & Water Restoration | South Bend, IN

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"We at RPFCC recently experienced a flood in our building do to a

break in a water line. The flooding was rather extensive covering the floor of

our sanctuary in several inches of water and flooding the entire basement.

There was major damage to the upstairs floor and downstairs ceilings and

walls. We called First Choice that night on the recommendation of one of

our members. The arrived soon after being called assessed the situation and

in a matter of a couple hours had the equipment in place to dry the building.

We then chose to stay with 1st Choice for the rebuilding process. This

turned out to be a rather major project that required replacing the two layers

of the flooring in the whole upstairs. the project has taken a few months to

complete, but we are very happy with the end result, our facility looks much

better than it did before our flood."

- John Marron, First Church of Rolling Prairie

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"Six years ago I went down to my fully finished basement to find over 50% soaked in water. At that time I was recently widowed with two small children.  I called Bill from 1st Choice and he immediately came over to assess the situation and called a crew in to pump the water out and set equipment.  Bill took me through everything that needed to be done step by step and I ended up with a beautiful brand new basement.

Since that project, I have had several more water issues and home improvement projects .

I always call Bill and he comes to the rescue every time.  In fact, last Christmas I had water shooting out of a broken bathtub valve and Bill called one of his employees to come over and fix it for me on Christmas Day.

I would also like to add that I had previously been in the home building business myself and have understanding of what is needed and what fair pricing looks like. Bill Cauffman of First Choice has always quoted me competitive estimates.  I have also referred many friends to 1st Choice and they have been very pleased with their outcomes.  I highly recommend their commitment and services!"

- Joy Lankford-McNamee

Prompt restoration service

"I was initially made aware of Bill and Jason Cauffman and their business, First Choice Fire and Water Restoration, several years ago when I participated in a weekly business networking group. Whenever I had the opportunity to hear them speak about their business and service, I appreciated their competence and level of commitment.

But in August, 2015, I called them on behalf of my local church when we suffered an accidential flood due to a broken pipe. This was a major claim exceeding 6 figures. As a treasurer at our church I have been closely involved in the process of seeing the remediation and restoration progress under their direction. I have acted as liaison to the bank and insurance company. We have been pleased with their professionalism and commitment to detail. They were timely and thorough. Our building has been restored and even improved.

I believe First Choice is committed to exceeding their customers' expectations."


- Trudy Menke, Reframing Leadership, LLC

Committed technicians

Expert water damage mitigation

Trusted Restoration Professionals


"They did a great job on our carpets and our daughters, spots didn't come back and carpets dried quickly!"


- Futon-Factory South-Bend

Exceptional work