Family Owned & Operated Since 1980 “Changing Lives In And Around Our Community”

Mark Matthews- Founder 1980

Mark was born in San Diego May of 1958. He grew up in Spring Valley, CA and attended Mt Miguel High School. Mark and his wife Nancy still live in La Mesa and can be seen at many community events around the city. Mark is a huge support and past President of the La Mesa Rotary Club. If you don’t see Mark and Nancy in San Diego that’s because they are probably in Baja finding killer waves, helping support a local orphanage or reeling in fish from the beach. Mark has been a vital part of Christian Brothers over the last 30+ years and has laid down one of the strongest foundations a company could ever ask for!

Gabe Matthews- CEO

Gabe has been with Christian Brothers ever since birth, but decided to make this a career in 2001. Gabe’s love for Emergencies has led Christian Brothers to what it is today, when he started it had 4 employees and now it is at 38 and growing. The business is now predominantly an Emergency Building Services company. Gabe is married to Janelle and has 4 children that attend school in the east county area. His love for family is shown as when you see is social media account he is either in Mexico surfing with kids or at the desert or track riding motorcycles and racing. He is heavily involved with the community has a strong love and support for his community church and the East County Boys and Girls Club.

Micah Larrabee – Vice President

Micah began his restoration career in 2009 and decided to join the Christian Brothers team in 2014. His expertise in the repair aspect of the emergency building services has led him to grow into the Vice President of Operations. Micah focuses his time on providing top-quality results for our clients and developing long-lasting unique relationships with industry leaders. Micah and his wife, Aimee, have two beautiful daughters who are 6 and 8 years old. They enjoy spending time outdoors on their fishing boat as well as anything they can do as a family. Micah is drawn to anything action-related including planes, cars, boats, bikes, etc. Along with being a hard-working family man, Micah is always one to lend a helping hand to his community.

Our Emergency Response Crew

Our crew carries certificates and are trained in fire, water, sewage, mold and bio hazard cleaning; structural drying; advanced structural drying; pack-out, and processing and cleaning of contents. Between the crew we have about 80 years of experience you can count on.


  • IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification) # 440
  • Odor Control
  • Journeyman Textile Cleaner
  • Journeyman Water Restorer
  • Carpet Repair and Reinstallations
  • Carpet Cleaning; Certification No. 61739
  • Area Rugs; Certification No. 61739
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning; Certification No. 61739
  • Textile Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration; Certification No. 61739
  • Fire and Smoke Restoration; Certification No. 61739
  • Applied Microbial Remediation; Certification No. 61739
  • Trauma Scene Cleanup
  • Pack Out/Inventory
  • Applied Thermography; Certification No. 226
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • GoldMorr Master Technician Cert.
  • General Building Contractor No. 968382
  • Natural Stone & Hard Surface Cleaning
  • National Center for Healthy Housing/Lead Cert; Certification No. R-I-18351-10-03447
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Five Reasons to choose Christian Brothers

REPUTATION: The emergency service industry is filled with uneducated, uninformed, and sometimes downright unscrupulous companies.  Christian Brothers Cleaning and Restoration retains one of the best reputations in San Diego. Our reputation insures that you can trust our company to provide you with the most outstanding service experience ever, guaranteed!

EXPERIENCE: We’ve been caring for the finest homes for over 30 years. We’re experienced in all types of water mitigation, mold remediation, and fire restoration known to the industry. This insures that whatever your situation is, we will be familiar with it.

EDUCATION: Christian Brothers Cleaning and Restoration is certified by the IICRC (Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration), the world’s most recognized body of certification for mitigation services. This ensures that the latest drying technology will be used.

SYSTEMS: We use only the highest quality, most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment on the market today. Our systems allow us to dry out your home with as little demolition as possible. Our staff will show up in a professionally lettered vehicle, in uniform, and ready to serve you in the most courteous manner. We refuse to use cheap products that can damage your home or the environment.

GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the service experience you receive from our company, we will rush back to your location at no charge or obligation to make things right.


Boys and Girls Club
General Contractors
Ronald McDonald House
Rotary International