Unimpeachable Real Estate Experts

Paul Watts

Water Damage Remediation


Paul Watts is a native San Franciscan with a twenty-year background in insurance claims, real estate investment, construction and emergency services. Mr. Watts owns and operates Servpro of the Sunset, an IICRC certified water damage, applied structural damage, sewage and mold remediation firm.

Curriculum Vitae

Career Experience

In 1986 Mr. Watts began a twenty-year career as a fire claims adjuster with State Farm Insurance. He spent five years in State Farm’s Special Investigation Unit investigating arson and fraud. As an investigator, Mr. Watts developed investigative and analytical skills. He attended State Farm’s introductory and advanced investigation courses. He earned six units in Fire Science from the University of Illinois, and became an expert in fire cause and origin, as well as insurance fraud.

With State Farm, he investigated and evaluated over 400 fire losses ranging in value from $1,000 to well over $1,000,000. He also adjusted over 500 earthquake losses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the San Jose area. As a member of State Farm’s Catastrophe team, he traveled throughout the United States adjusting flood, sewage and roof damage claims. As a result of his claims experience, Paul became an expert in construction and construction failure. He also became an expert on the cost of repair, and the appropriate techniques for repairing fire, water, sewage and mold damage.

In 1988, Mr. Watts formed Stone House Properties, which redevelops distressed apartment buildings in Oakland California. Stone House owns and manages over 100 units. Stone House has 4 full time employees. Over 22 years, Mr. Watts has completed more than thirty real estate transactions.

In 2007, Mr. Watts left State Farm and purchased a Servpro franchise in San Francisco, which provides emergency fire, water, sewage and mold remediation services.


University of California at Davis, Bachelor of Arts

State Farm Insurance Claim School 1-Personal line’s Policies Claim School 2-Commercial line policies Vale Tech Construction School Special Investigations School 1 and 2 Crawford and Company Commercial Loss Accounting Haag Engineering Roofing Evaluation

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification Water Damage Restoration Applied Structural Drying Applied Microbial Remediation Fire and Smoke Restoration Odor Control Restoration