Steven Melo

Senior Consultant

Steven Melo is a Senior Consultant at Flax & Associates. Mr. Melo’s experience in the insurance industry has ranged from work after catastrophes including hurricanes, hailstorms and wildfires to construction site monitoring at various types of properties including industrial factories, hospitals, residential developments and hotels. Steven also has extensive experience performing property inspections on a wide range of commercial properties including government facilities.

While Mr. Melo comes from generations of family who were in the construction industry and worked in their businesses, he started his career working in the finance industry in New York City with the New York City Labor Unions after graduating from Florida International University with a degree in Political Science. Prior to joining Flax & Associates, he wanted to get back into the construction industry after spending time in the finance industry where he worked as a consultant at J.S. Held.

Mr. Melo’s quest to further his knowledge in the construction industry led him to attaining IICRC Licenses for Fire Remediation, Smoke Remediation, Odor Control, Applied Structural Drying and Water Damage Restoration. He also obtained the FAA Drone Pilots License to allow him to inspect high rises, builders’ risks, or sites that are unsafe for foot traffic. Melo is also licensed in the state of Florida as a Mold Assessor and Remediator. This certification recognizes professionals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of duties, including: performing mold remediation for structures and contents, controlling pressure differentials, designing and implementing remediation processes and recognizing conditions conducive to mold growth. He is currently in the process of attaining his General Contractors License.

Mr. Melo enjoys spending time traveling to foreign countries, attending Comic Cons, rock climbing, weight training, attending Miami Heat games and spending time with his family.