Our Team

Your Lightspeed Restoration Team

Our business is family run and our team is a part of the family! With a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, our employees all come together with a commitment to quality service.

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    Dan Derbes



    After serving 20+ years in the US Navy and working in the defense contracting world, Dan pursued his passion for owning his own business and started Lightspeed Restoration of Lorton, Manassas & Fredericksburg. With his long term interest in home improvement, Dan wanted to help the Northern Virginia community by providing services to improve both the quality of life and the health & wellbeing of both commercial and residential properties. 

    On his rare off time, Dan is a long term participant in the BSA, enjoys exercising in many forms, and visits his two children and two granddaughters as often as possible!

    Dan is the owner of the company which involves going on estimates, maintaining business relationships, and holds the following certifications:

    MICRO: Mold Testing/Inspection & Mold Remediation (CMI, CRMC)
    IICRC: Water Damage Mitigation (WRT)
    NADCA: Air Duct Cleaning (ASCS)
    NRPP: Radon Testing & Mitigation (RMP, RMS)

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    Anne Derbes

    Warehouse Manager

    6 years

    As co-owners of the company, Anne and Dan make a great team both at home and in business. Together they provide quality service to the community as well as opportunities for employment. As warehouse manager, Anne manages the inventory levels and assists with additional tasks for customer projects. 

    A family run company indeed, Anne especially enjoys work trips that Dan and daughter Samantha go on where she is needed to watch the granddaughters! Active as well in her local church where she sings in the choir, Anne's passion is her family, though her essence is made up of good tea and fine British humor. 

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    Samantha Myers

    Office Manager

    6 years

    As this is a family run business, it was only natural for Dan's daughter Samantha to join the team shortly after the company was started. With a background in social media marketing, Samantha was happy to switch gears from the corporate world to support the growing small business. While office work and marketing are primarily her focus, she also enjoys occasionally getting into the field to support the production team. 

    Holding the admittedly self-bestowed titles of Scheduling Wizard and Marketing Magician, the most coveted title of Mom takes up most of the rest of her time. Samantha also loves to ride horses, spend time with her family (in and outside of work), and travel.

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    Danielle Quick

    Bookkeeper, Bookkeeper, Admin

    20+ Years

    With 20 years of accounting experience for various kinds of companies under her belt, Danielle has been a natural fit with Lightspeed Restoration and serves as the book keeper. Helping to keep the company on track and organized financially is an essential task and though Danielle only recently joined the team, she has already begun to improve and simplify processes.

    Danielle finds true happiness at home where she raises chickens and ducks, tends to her garden, and shares the bounty of the earth with friends and family. Her children grown, she takes as many opportunities to spend time with them as she can.

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    Chris Link


    3 years

    Though it seems Chris has always been here as a pillar of the company, he joined Lightspeed Restoration a few years ago as one of our estimators. As a business owner himself, he knows how much work Dan puts into the company and has worked tirelessly to help Dan grow the business and bring a positive spirit to the company culture. 

    When not with Lightspeed Restoration, Chris pursues his passion for massage therapy. He also enjoys rides on his Harley Davidson Sportster and lets loose as a drummer, playing in the band Dance for the Dying.

    Chris holds the following certifications:

    MICRO: Mold Testing/Inspection & Mold Remediation
    NRPP: Radon Testing and Measurement

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    Gabriel Peterson

    Team Lead, Estimator

    7 Years

    Gabe has been with the company since just after opening, and has been a pillar of strength in it's growth and development. He also came from an HVAC background and has grown professionally and personally in the 7 years he has worked with Dan. Progressing from a field technician to a team lead, supervising projects of all kinds, Gabe now is training to become an estimator as well.  


    Most recently Gabe was the recipient of R&R Magazine's Technician of the Year Award for 2023, demonstrating not only commitment to excellence in his work and his leadership ability, but also that he is an integral part of the company's growth and development! 


    Gabe may be always willing to lend a hand or work extra hours for the company, but he leaves plenty of time for his family at home as well as his extensive family in the area. He also has a passion for working with the youth ministry at his home church, and providing them with guidance and leadership. 


    Gabe holds the following certifications: 


    MICRO: Mold Testing/Inspection & Mold Remediation(CMI, CMRC)

    IICRC: Water Damage Mitigation (WRT) 
    NADCA: Air Duct Cleaning (ASCS)

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    Walter Cambo

    Team Lead

    2 years

    Walter joined Lightspeed Restoration two years ago and started out as a field technician, but quickly rose through the ranks to become a team lead. Walter is now certified to lead projects for mold remediation, water damage mitigation, and air duct cleanings, making him an important part of the team!  


    Coming to us from Ecuador, Walter has become an essential part of the Lightspeed Restoration team and member of the Northern Virginia community. 

    Walter holds the following certifications:

    MICRO: Mold Remediation Technician (CMRC)
    IICRC: Water Damage Mitigation (WRT) 
    NADCA: Air Duct Cleaning (ASCS)

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    Jamie Maldonado

    Field Technician

    1 year

    One of our key players, Jamie started with the company a year ago and has shown himself to be an essential part of the team. With a background in electrical work, he's shown an aptitude for air duct cleanings and radon mitigation system installation. 


    In his off time, Jamie pursues his passion for health and wellness. In addition to eating well, he enjoys staying fit by bodybuilding and gets a little extra work out in hauling the equipment on and off job sites for Lightspeed Restoration!

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    Ana Burns

    Field Technician

    Newly brought on to the Lightspeed Restoration team, Ana is quickly becoming an important part of the company. With a background in other construction related fields, she is not afraid of hard work and gives each job everything she's got! 


    Besides being a driven worker, Ana enjoys her quiet time decompressing from the work day with video games and books. She loves animals and has a great sense of humor, so is a great fit with our team!

Our Achievements

Our greatest achievement is positively impacting our community and helping our business partners to achieve their goals. We are happy to partner with you in creating healthier homes and businesses.

We provide the residents of Lorton, Manassas & Fredericksburg with the warm customer care of a local business and the skilled service of a national franchise. Lightspeed Restoration has been improving its work continuously throughout its more than 20-year history.