We are excited about our February 2018 class of franchise owners who have graduated from New Franchise Owner Training (NFT). We cannot wait to see them succeed at their locations and provide relentless customer service to their communities. Get more details on our new franchise owners – class of February 2018 – below.
Clint Collier, PuroClean of Northwest Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Before joining PuroClean, Clint served in the U.S. Air Force for five years, working his way up to Staff Sergeant before transitioning back to civilian life. After serving in the military, Clint achieved a personal goal by going back to school to add to his culinary associates degree and earning a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Shortly after, he decided to change career paths to something with a family-friendly work-life balance, so he could spend more time with his wife and two kids.
After searching for opportunities that allowed him to provide for and be more involved with his family, Clint soon became interested in franchise opportunities and found PuroClean. Hearing only positive feedback from other franchise owners, Clint was sold on the brand. He was intrigued by the great support – real support – PuroClean offered and found familiarity in the company’s systematic model. He is eager to begin serving his new community in mid-February.
We are excited to see the contributions that Clint Collier will bring in his community as part of the PuroClean family. Clint Collier’s territory is in Fort Worth, Texas, where he currently lives with his family.
David Leopard, PuroClean of Enotah Valley, Blairsville, GA
Prior to joining PuroClean, David worked as a Certified Public Accountant and financial executive for more than 30 years. He spent the last 15 years in an administrative role in higher education, where he was spending three hours a day in the car, commuting to and from work. Tired of the windshield time and being chained to a desk, he was seeking a different business opportunity that would still allow him to help others, while being active. In addition to his administrative role, David was also responsible for student housing property management for Young Harris College and Savannah College of Art and Design. He is eager to use his knowledge of property and upkeep to better aid the homeowners in need of PuroClean services.
Last fall, David and a team from his church traveled to Houston to help with the hurricane relief. Experiencing the positive impact remediation had during that time firsthand, he was encouraged to research further into the opportunities within the industry. His morality, compassion, and work ethic will serve him well as a PuroClean franchise owner.
We are honored to welcome David Leopard to the PuroClean family! He will be serving communities in north Georgia and western North Carolina.
Ray Rutkowski, PuroClean of Northern Lancaster County, Denver, PA
Ray Rutkowski has had a successful first few months serving Northern Lancaster County, and Lebanon, Berks, and Chester counties.
Prior to joining the PuroClean family, Ray served as the president of a $50 million manufacturing company that produced polyurethane and rubber products for a variety of industries. Ray worked for the company for 11 years in several positions, spending three years in the role of president. When the company consolidated with another, Ray was faced with the decision of finding another job in the manufacturing industry or following his passion of doing something where he could help others and give back to his community.
He chose to follow a career path that gave him a noble purpose. Ray worked with a franchise consultant who put together five suitable businesses to invest in and PuroClean immediately stood out. Ray liked that it gave him the ability to help others and the option to grow a business. Ray also enjoys entrepreneurship and making his own schedule because it allows him to spend more time with his five children.
PuroClean is elated to have him on the team and cannot wait to see the positive impact his business will have on the community.