Our Mission

Lighthouse Consulting & Restoration Services is an industry leader specializing in providing unsurpassed expert assessment and analysis of damaged machinery and equipment for a wide variety of industries. Our depth of 25 years of expertise in restoring machinery and equipment allows Lighthouse to provide a detailed report outlining whether damaged equipment can be restored to pre loss condition. In the event that equipment can be restored to pre Loss condition Lighthouse can outline a scope of work required to complete such work along with specific timelines and Warranty Options that can be provided.

Headquartered near Chicago IL, Lighthouse maintains a global reach having completed complex projects in many countries around the world. Lighthouse Consulting & Restoration Services offers solution based consulting with integrity and accuracy.

Some specific industries and fields we specialize in are:

• Industrial Printing Presses & Auxiliary Equipment
• Packaging & Converting Equipment
• Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Equipment
• Heavy Mobile Construction Equipment
• Farming & Agricultural Equipment
• Machine Shop and Milling Equipment
• HVAC & Air Quality Systems and Compressors
• Engines, Boilers, Turbines and Generators
• Industrial Electronic Control Systems
• Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
• Food Processing Equipment
• Steel Industry and Related Equipment
• Mining Equipment
• Cranes & Lifting Equipment
• Lab Equipment
• Communication Equipment
• Pollution Control & Filtration Equipment
• Medical Equipment
• Material Handling Equipment
• Power Distribution and Power Generators

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  • “Lighthouse worked in many cases around the clock 24-hours/day managing changing crews and even swapping project management responsibilities between either Kip Duke/ Jim Carides to provide each a much needed break without ever impeding the recovery process or Mid-Atlantic Packaging’s ongoing operation”

    Joseph Hodges Operations Manager Mid-Atlantic Packaging Inc
  • “In short, the project went extremely well thanks to you and your staff. I am very pleased with the results and I look forward to working with you again should a similar project come along. Please pass along my thanks to Jeff, Chuck, and Daryl for a job well done.”

    Joseph C. Hoenninger Senior Electrical Engineer RR Donnelley
  • “Thank you for leading the mechanical installation of our “new” units. I was pleased with the performance of you and your crew: you held yourself to tight standards for level/alignment work, you worked diligently and stayed focused on tasks for as long as necessary, you required no direction (made my life easier on weekends!), and you were always courteous.”

    Fred Witmer Mechanical Engineer RR Donnelley
  • “I would like to formally acknowledge and thank your entire team for their outstanding effort and coordination regarding the restoration of our Gopfert Evolution HBL Flexographic Rotary Printer-Die Cutter”.

    Joseph Hodges Operations Manager Mid-Atlantic Packaging, Inc

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We offer to our clients several continuing education courses on a wide range of topics, and we add more all the time. Click on the link below to see the current list.

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Once the cause and origin of the damages have been determined, we need to then resolve several other factors in assessing total damages for coming up with a comprehensive plan of resolution…


Our focus is on machinery and Industrial Equipment. LH Engineers will provide Cause & Origin investigations when needed to assist in determining cause or possible cause scenarios in which could…


Based on Lighthouse’s Damage Assessment, inventory taken and our final analysis LH can evaluate the best & most cost-effective course of action. Two key elements that are faced when evaluating…


Lighthouse has a team of experts seasoned in buying and selling used equipment.  With this specialty, we know equipment, values and pricing!  When ACV is required, LH will utilize our global resource to produce an accurate appraisal based on today’s current…


When it is determined that Machinery in a loss situation will be restored Lighthouse can provide the Technical Project Manager from start to finish.  Because Lighthouse can actually restore equipment we are able to hold others accountable in the restoration process…


At Lighthouse we provide technical consultation concerning the issues that arise as a result of an objective analysis. Our Expert Witnesses and Consultants, who by virtue of their education, training, skills, or experience may provide expert witness testimony…


At Lighthouse we believe that a restoration of any damaged machine should include some level of warranty. A Warranty is often a critical component required by the insured to move forward with a restoration. Each warranty provided is based on the machinery and…

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Over 25 years of restoring machinery and equipment



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Save time and submit a claim online using our easy online form.  Upon submission you should receive a personal confirmation that Lighthouse has received your claim information.  Lighthouse will be in contact after your claim is reviewed.

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Our Experts

Lighthouse Consulting & Restoration Services has a global network of industry experts in addition to our in house experts.  We are confident that there is no project outside our scope.



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Since our Company’s conception in 1992, we have over the years, developed a MachineryConsulting Company that has not only grown, but has been able to utilize some of the best technology available today, which has assisted us in providing what we and others believe to be the best quality machinery claim services available in today’s insurance industry.