Project Managers

Daniel Bernal, Project Manager

Daniel was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He’s a newbie in the industry with five years of experience, including one in restoration. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, whether camping in the summer or snowboarding in the winter. Daniel is passionate about his work and is dedicated to providing the best possible service.

Nikko Kindelberger, Project Manager

Nikko is new to the industry, coming to American Restoration with a unique background with a Master’s in Anatomy & Physiology, Masters’s in Sports Medicine, and a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. Born in Albuquerque, Nikko was raised in Pennsylvania and found his way back to New Mexico, where he is now happily married with one daughter. In his free time, Nikko enjoys traveling, attending concerts, working out, hunting, and spending time with his family. He is happily married and has one daughter. As he continues in the industry with us, he has dedicated himself to expanding his knowledge further to be the best for this company and our customers.

Steven Rich, Project Manager

A father of three, Steven has been in the industry for over a decade. Originally from Rancho Cucamonga, California, he now calls the Land of Enchantment his home. His hobbies include gun collecting and being a part of his local church. He has obtained certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, and in AMR, FSDR and OSHA 10. Steven is passionate about helping restore homes and businesses to their former glory.


Mark Palmer, Project Manager

Mark is an Albuquerque native from the South Valley who has been married for over 41 years. He began his career as an insurance adjuster, handling property claims for 25 years. In 2016, he decided to switch careers and pursue his passion for restoration. At American Restoration, Mark is always willing to help his colleagues. He is passionate about his work and provides great service. In his free time, ++++l


0108.380enjoys camping, fishing, outdoor adventures, home improvement, and occasionally golf. He is married and has two adult daughters and nine grandchildren. He has certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, and the Vale National Training Center and is a Certified Appraisal Professional, NM GB98 contractor, and US EPA Lead certification holder.

Julien Armijo, Project Manager

Juilen is a past water technician and project manager with over 3 years of experience. He is certified by the IICRC Water and has a strong understanding of water treatment and distribution systems. Julien is also a skilled project manager with experience in managing complex projects from start to finish. Julien enjoys playing baseball, softball, hiking with his dog, camping, hunting, and fishing in his free time. He is also an avid reader and enjoys learning new things. He is excited to continue progressing his career in Restoration and be a valuable part of our team.

David Harbaugh, Project Manager

David comes to us with 10 years of construction background he remodels his house in his spare time he loves spending time with his family and getting out in his Jeep. David loves the outdoors. David got into the restoration business to help people, He loves to see a smiling face when the job is finished and the house is back to the way it should be. David is a native of Albuquerque and loves the city, He never plans on leaving, He wants to be a part of bringing back the Beauty of this city.

Myriam Jurado

Meet Myriam, our Internal Project Coordinator at American Restoration. With over 12 years of experience in the field, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Outside of work, Myriam is a proud mother of two children, aged 10 and 18. She also enjoys powerlifting in her spare time.

John Clought, Regional Production Manager

John brings over 32 years of industry experience to the team, including certification in IICRC/WTR/ASD FRST/ODOR Hazwopr 24, State of Mold Remediation and OHSA 30. He has been married to his wonderful wife for 14 years and enjoys spending time with his family whenever he can. In his free time, John is a baseball umpire, coach for both baseball and wrestling, and enjoys participating in cooking competitions.

Salena “Sal” Lucero, Contract Manager

Salena started with First Class Electric 3 yrs ago as a Project Manager then moved to American Restoration as the Contract Manager. She is certified by the IICRC Water and has several years in the construction industry as well as in the accounting and HR fields. Salena is a native of Albuquerque and in her spare time enjoys spending time traveling and being with her kids and grandson. Her passion is to make sure the customer is happy and that we provide the best service that we can.