Churchwell Fire Consutlants Inc.

Specializing in fire and explosion investigation and forensic engineering services


Welcome to Churchwell Fire Consultants Inc.

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Churchwell Fire Consultants, Inc. is an Ohio-based family owned firm specializing in fire and explosion investigation.  Jim Churchwell, a former police investigator who became a widely-recognized expert in fire investigation, founded Churchwell Fire Consultants Inc. in 1989.  Beginning in a one-room, one-garage building, Jim successfully grew the business and in 2001 welcomed his son, Brian, expanding the investigative services to include both forensic electrical and mechanical engineering services.  Recognizing the needs of our clients, we moved into our current, more centralized, Hudson, OH office location enabling us the ability to provide a state-of-the-art lab and a temperature-controlled, secured warehouse to store and preserve evidence. 

Churchwell Fire Consultants, Inc. brings a high quality investigative approach with an unparalleled degree of customer service, professionalism and expertise to all our assignments.  Over the years, we have built and maintained our strong reputation through our high level of responsiveness and exceptional quality and integrity you have come to know and expect.  

Meet Our Investigators

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Our Philosophy

Communication is a key of foundation of our philosophy.  We pledge that each assignment we receive will be handled by a licensed and experienced fire investigator.  Our investigators are committed to using their skills to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible for our valued clients.  Whether your project is big or small, simple or complex, we have the manpower, expertise and responsive attitude you require and deserve.  Likewise, all of our investigators are recognized as court qualified experts and have training and background required to work effectively in the critical areas of policy defense, subrogation and liability defense.” 

Our Client Base

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Fortune 500 Insurance adjusters and subrogation specialists

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Private Individuals – Homeowners, Renters, Landlords

The aftermarth of a house fire.

Law Firms

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Private Business and Manufacturers – Retail, Commercial, Farmers, Small and Larger Corporations