About Us

Company Leadership


  • Alabama Licensed General Contractor
  • Alabama Licensed Home Builder
  • Licensed HVAC Contractor
  • Over 25 years in Commercial and Residential Construction and Repairs
Steve Chesser
Founder and President

Steve Chesser is a long time resident of Birmingham, Alabama. At twelve years old Steve began working for his grandfather's construction company. He learned at an early age, the ins and outs of the restoration business. In 1989, Steve founded Quality Restorations, Inc., and with no advertising, grew QRI to a client base of hundreds; exclusively from referrals.

After Hurricane "Ivan", Steve opened his Orange Beach, Alabama office to serve those on the Gulf Coast. Steve has obtained numerous accolades from some of the most exclusive communities in the state, such as Greystone and Ono Island. Under Steve's direction, Quality Restorations, Inc. has obtained an Alabama General Contractor's License, Alabama Home Builder's License, Alabama State HVAC Contractor's License, and is a Certified Roofing Contractor through GAF and Certainteed.

It has been said by Steve's customer service representatives, that "selling Quality Restorations, Inc. is selling Steve Chesser, and that is the easiest sell they've ever had to make". It is Steve's construction knowledge, and tireless efforts to serve his clients that make Quality Restorations, Inc. the best in Alabama.


  • FEMA-NFIP Flood Certified - All Lines
  • Mediation Expert in over 300 disputed Claims
  • Expert Insurance Consultant to Nationally Known Law Firms
  • Over 15 years experience in multifamily and single family property damage settlements
  • Has worked for multiple insurance carriers as an independent catastrophe adjuster
  • Developed and built single family sub-division
Mike Halbe
Licensed Property/Casualty Adjuster - All Lines, Multiple States

Mike Halbe, a long time resident of Birmingham, Alabama, has extensive experience in residential construction, commercial construction, and catastrophic property damage. Mike has been a licensed insurance adjuster in Alabama since 1996, and is also licensed in Georgia.

After Hurricane "Katrina" Mike handled hundreds of property losses and attended approximately two hundred mediations.

In 2009, Mike Halbe joined the Quality Restorations, Inc. team as a partner and is helping to grow QRI daily. Mike's construction experience and professional service is a primary example of why QRI is Birmingham's premier restoration contractor.