ABOUT DIANA RODRIGUEZ-ZABA

Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, who holds a valid IICRC certification for over 15 years, is the President of ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba. Diana stands as a pillar of strength for her staff, clients, family and community. In the middle of the 2008 recession, she launched two ServiceMaster brands. Her business has grown to become one of Illinois' most successful franchises, proudly serving one of the largest territories in the Chicagoland area and Suburbs.

With an extensive background in real estate rehabbing, human resource development, business management and franchising, Diana brings a unique perspective to running her company.

Growing the franchise into a profitable disaster restoration business is one of Diana's proudest achievements. She continually develops marketing initiatives and builds solid relationships with local and national insurance carriers.

Diana understands the importance of adapting to change so that she can continue to provide the highest levels of service. By working closely with commercial property owners, facility managers and local leaders, ServiceMaster by Zaba has been privileged to assist small and large businesses across Chicago. She and her teams also travel nationwide to help with natural disaster cleanup and restoration.

Diana is truly passionate about reaching out and helping new entrepreneurs grow their own success. She especially enjoys sharing her experiences with other women in business, listening to their plans for the future and providing real-world insight.

She constantly looks for ways to give back to the community that's given so much to her. Diana remains committed to donating her time and resources to supporting local companies. Currently, she works with Step Up Chicago, the Miracle Center and the Niles Food Pantry. Diana is also a member of the Forbes Chicago Business Council where she shares her expertise as an established leader in her industry.

Diana is a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Forbes and numerous other national publications. Her topics of special interest to women include running a small company, succeeding in a male-dominated field and innovating restoration industry operations. Her tips and advice have been published in USA Today, O Magazine, Martha Stewart, NY Mag, Healthline, InStyle Magazine and many more.

Diana is a graduate of Crain's Leadership Academy and an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. She recently completed the Latino Entrepreneurship Certification Program at Stanford University School of Business. Diana is also a member of the Illinois State Comptrollers Advisory Collective.

One of her biggest accomplishments to date is her position as one of 40 founders of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Institute (WEI) in the Coleman Center at DePaul University. This remarkable institute is the nation's first to integrate academic learning, research, incubation, funding and public policy studies specifically for women.

In her capacity at the WEI, she focuses on academic research and program development as well as initiatives that enable the success and sustainability of women-owned businesses. Diana is very excited to see the impact this will have on the future of women entrepreneurs across Chicago.

ejector pump overflow

Ejector Pump Overflowing? Here’s What to Do Right Now

Is your basement filling up with foul-smelling water that should be draining through the sewage line? That nasty backup is probably the result of an overflowing ejector pump. With more than 85 years of combined experience, ServiceMaster by Zaba knows how to clean up contaminated gray water and Category 3 water. We’re sharing that expertise […]

Read More…

toilet pipe leaking

Help! My Toilet Pipe is Leaking: What Should I Do?

When you’re dealing with a leaking toilet pipe, how do you take care of a mess that needs cleanup and a plumbing breakdown that needs an immediate fix? ServiceMaster by Zaba has restored water-damaged bathrooms for more than 85 years, so we know several ways to solve the problem. Read on for insider information explaining […]

Read More…

leaking outdoor faucet

What to Do If Your Outdoor Faucet Is Leaking

It’s easy to miss, but when the outdoor faucet is leaking, it’s quietly causing problems. Whether you call it a spigot, hose bib or faucet, you need to stop the drip. With more than 85 years of combined experience cleaning up water damage, we know how a simple leak can complicate things. Let’s take a look […]

Read More…

how to find a frozen pipe

How to Find a Frozen Pipe: 7 Effective Steps

Frigid weather can put a chill on your routine, but a frozen pipe inside your home puts everything on hold. Locating the blockage isn’t easy. If you’re trying to locate a frozen pipe to thaw it, you need to know where to start. We can help. With more than 85 years of combined experience, ServiceMaster by […]

Read More…

ceiling water damage

Ceiling Water Damage? Here’s What to Do to Fix It

Do you notice stains on the ceiling when you glance up? Is water suddenly dripping through the light fixtures overhead? In either case, you’re looking at ceiling water damage. For more than 85 years, ServiceMaster by Zaba has taken care of homeowners in your situation. Learn how to solve this overhead headache before it spreads […]

Read More…

fireplace leaking water

Help! My Fireplace is Leaking Water: What Should I Do?

If your fireplace is leaking water, you have to act fast: a leaking chimney can quickly cause structural damage and mold, and lead to thousands of dollars’ worth of expensive repairs. Don’t worry, though – you’re not in it alone. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we’ve been helping repair water damage in Chicago-area homes […]

Read More…

bathtub drain leaking

Bathtub Drain Leaking? Here’s What to Do Right Now

A leaking bathtub drain can warp floors, soak surrounding drywall and set the stage for unhealthy mold growth. We know how fast damage spreads from a leaky tub drain. ServiceMaster by Zaba has been restoring water-damaged bathrooms for more than 15 years. Read on for easy-to-follow guidelines covering everything you need to know about fixing […]

Read More…

apartment flooded

Help! My Apartment Flooded – What Do I Do?

Has your apartment flooded due to a burst pipe or an overflowing bathtub from upstairs? At ServiceMaster by Zaba, our experience helping renters with apartment flooding stretches back more than 15 years. Let’s cover everything you need to know about how to handle a flooded apartment.  What to Do If Your Apartment Floods 1. Shut […]

Read More…

how to fix dishwasher leaking from bottom

Help! My Dishwasher is Leaking From the Bottom: What Do I Do?

No one wants to walk into the kitchen and see leaks around the bottom of the dishwasher. You’re looking at an appliance that has to be fixed and water damage that has to be cleaned up. It’s a situation we know well. It’s usually a situation you can manage too, if you know where to […]

Read More…