Our New Franchise Owner Training Graduates: Class of February 2020


New Franchise Owner Training (NFT) is our intense three-week training program. Throughout the program, all our new franchise owners learn the technical and business management skills they need to successfully run their PuroClean franchise. The class of February 2020 recently completed their training and are already setting up their new offices around the country!

We are excited to see them succeed at their locations and serve their communities. We welcome our new franchise owners to the PuroClean family! Learn more about the February 2020 NFT graduates below.

John Modugno, Carla Modugno, Victor Modugno and Aida Modugno, PuroClean of Bartlett, Bartlett, IL


John and his siblings, Carla and Victor, and sister-in-law Aida bring years of experience serving their community through their family business. The business, Northwest Enterprises in Elk Grove Village, has provided the siblings with diversity in their portfolios and the opportunity to work within their community. Today and for 40 years, Northwest Enterprises brings party supplies and food services to the community.

Interest in the restoration industry sparked when Victor’s mother-in-law experienced a flood in her home. Victor took on the challenge to restore the property himself, and while doing so, found his passion for the service industry. As the family researched different franchise industries, they collectively decided the service industry would be right for them.

The family knew they found the right franchise opportunity when they first encountered PuroClean at a franchise expo in Rosemont, IL. From there, they learned about the PuroClean culture and the unparalleled support they would receive.

PuroClean is happy to have John, Carla, Victor, and Aida and their team of certified professionals serving the Bartlett community. John and his team will serve Bartlett, Hanover Park, Streamwood, West Dundee, Elgin, South Elgin, Wayne, and parts of St. Charles and Carpentersville throughout Illinois.

Chris Barnett, PuroClean of Sheridan, Sheridan, CO

Chris Barnett

Prior to joining PuroClean, Chris earned a mechanical engineering degree from Oklahoma State University. He began his professional career working in an oil field, steering, and drilling oil wells. Later he transitioned into the commercial real estate industry working as a broker. Throughout his journey, he decided he wanted to own his own business and purchased a laundromat named York Laundry, which he owned for two years.

Chris explored restoration and remediation franchise concepts after realizing he wanted to be able to make a difference in his community. After researching PuroClean and learning the company’s values, he knew it was the perfect fit for his next business venture.

Chris can’t wait to help ease his community’s restoration burdens, and the PuroClean family can’t wait to see the positive impact he has on the Sheridan community. His new PuroClean will service the Denver Metro area, including Sheridan, Lakewood, Englewood, and Littleton.

Daniel Pintilie, PuroClean of Post Falls, Post Falls, ID

Daniel Pintillie

As a teenager, Daniel learned about the water restoration business with two brothers in the restoration industry who have provided knowledge and inspiration to him. By 23, Daniel earned all the certifications required to run a restoration business successfully. In 2017 and 2018, Daniel and his brothers sought out on a mission trip to support home and business owners in states largely impacted by hurricanes, such as Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. After arriving home, Daniel began managing a local restoration business in Spokane, Washington. This position has set Daniel up for success in the industry.

After a family emergency resulted in a need for restoration services for water damage, Daniel vowed to provide open communication for his customers.  He seeks to ensure that all persons on the site were informed and equipped to answer any questions customers may have to make home and business owners confident in the knowledge and expertise of those coming to their aid.

The PuroClean culture and unparalleled support drew Daniel to open the franchise. Expectations were clear and concise and made him feel that PuroClean was the most honest, family-oriented franchise to invest in as an entrepreneur. Daniel’s brothers, Eugen and Manny, will also join serving as field manager and lead project manager, respectively.

PuroClean is excited to see the impact Daniel and his brothers will have on the communities they serve in Idaho and Washington. PuroClean of Post Falls will serve the Idaho and Washington communities of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Spokane, Chattaroy, Deer Park, Diamond Lake, and Newport, among others.

Diego Rojas, PuroClean of East Fresno, Fresno, CA


Diego brings a wealth of experience in the construction industry. He moved to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico, when he was 18 years old and began working for a construction company, where he learned all the ins-and-outs of water restoration and construction. Throughout this experience, he learned that proper restoration does not consist of tearing materials out and setting equipment but also being efficient and having a thought-out approach. After ten years at the company, Diego pursued his lifelong dream of earning his General Contractor’s License and later opened his own construction business, D-R Pro Emergency Construction.

After exploring the franchise industry, he learned about PuroClean and the brand’s world-class reputation, which made it a seamless decision to convert his growing business. He is eager to continue working every day to help people recover from devastating property damage situations and is excited to have PuroClean’s support along the way.

Diego is committed to providing excellent customer service, and PuroClean is excited to watch his unparalleled commitment to his community. PuroClean of East Fresno will serve Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Fowler, Selma, and Kingsburg, among other areas.

Mark McGuire, PuroClean of Hamilton County, Chattanooga, TN

Mark McGuire

Mark has over 20 years of experience in the storm remediation industry. He has worked in a variety of roles ranging from sales and adjusting to fieldwork before ultimately owning his own company. Following graduating from high school, Mark served in the US army. He later transitioned to the corporate world by working at an international company as a West Regional Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing. Next, Mark began working in the remediation industry and fell in love with helping his local community. This led to the opening of his water mitigation company.

After speaking with an existing franchise owner and learning about the brand’s franchise network and executive leadership team, Mark knew he found a franchise he wanted to be a part of. He felt that PuroClean’s focus on providing relentless customer service and desire for showing compassion to people in their times of need, aligned with his values.

Mark has three children and loves to spend time outdoors with his family. He will begin serving his community and we can’t wait to see where his new business takes him! His PuroClean will serve the Chattanooga, Ooltewah, East Ridge, Red Bank, Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Soddy Daisy, Harrison, and Hixson areas throughout the state of Tennessee.

Matthew and Michelle Georges, PuroClean of Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, FL

Matthew and Michelle Georges

Matt will provide the business savvy to the PuroClean team, along with his technical expertise, from running a successful pool service for more than 15 years. This business, which continues to be owned and operated by the couple, has provided the family with the foundation to understand success in business, paving their way to opening their PuroClean franchise, where they promise to continue to deliver high-level support and service to their community.

While Matt will work both on business and in the field, Michelle will be providing administrative services and a compassionate ear, being one of the first responders who clients will speak with. A former medical professional, Michelle looks forward to using her nurturing nature to help clients through their times of need, but if you see her in the field, don’t be surprised, as she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, lending a hand.

“We are thrilled that PuroClean now has a presence in the Clay County area and are proud to have Matt and Michelle Georges on board as part of our family, offering local residents and businesses access to quality restoration and remediation services,” said Steve White, President and COO. “Matt, Michelle, and their team have a passion for helping people and are committed to helping improve the lives of others on a daily basis. They will rescue properties with compassion and minimal disruption.”

PuroClean of Fleming Island will serve Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Starke, Hampton, Keystone Heights, Orange Heights, Melrose, Hawthorne, Waldo, Lawtey, Interlachen, Cross Creek, Bostwick, and Palatka among others.

Raymond Shamoony, PuroClean of West Simi Valley, Simi Valley, CA

Ray Shamoony

Ray brings a wide range of experience in various industries. Ray kickstarted his professional career working as an electronic assembler and inspector for an Aerospace company. He later began working in the construction and real estate industry, where he purchased homes, remodeled them, and later sold them. Following the recession, he worked as a contractor for Bank of America, monitoring the ATM and processing reports. Over the last few years, Ray has been working in the automotive industry as a sales and marketing expert.

Ray made the decision to open a PuroClean franchise when he realized he wanted to make a difference in his local community while still doing what he is passionate about, offering exceptional customer service. PuroClean’s commitment to becoming a world-class brand, and the strong leadership team, are what set this opportunity apart from other restoration franchise opportunities and ultimately inspired him to begin his entrepreneurial venture.

PuroClean is happy to have Ray and his team of certified, trained professionals join our exceptional network of franchise owners and look forward to their success. His new PuroClean will serve the Simi Valley, West Hills, Bell Canyon, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, and Malibu areas, among others in California.

Karen and Brian Argus, PuroClean of Stuart, Stuart, FL


A dedicated wife-and-husband duo, Karen and Brian have dedicated their professional careers to helping people out in their times of need.

As part of an American military family, Karen grew up in West Berlin, Germany and relocated to the United States when she was 20 to pursue a professional career in the healthcare industry. This is where she developed a passion for serving people. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing and spent 20 years working in critical care units. Throughout this period, she also attended law school and earned a Juris Doctorate.

The other half of the duo, Brian, attended Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire, and earned a degree in aviation management and flight operations before graduating. Following graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps and retired in 2015 as a Lieutenant Colonel when he began his work as a professional pilot.

The duo chose PuroClean as they were looking for an entrepreneurial venture that would allow them to make a difference in people’s lives while creating a strong business in their new hometown of Stuart. As part of the business, Karen will run the day-to-day operations and provide all restoration and remediation services to their customers and Brian will be managing the supervision of the jobs as well as marketing.

The duo is committed to providing relentless customer service and PuroClean is excited to see the impact that they will have on the Stuart community. PuroClean of Stuart will serve the Stuart, Port Salerno, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, and Indiantown areas within the state of Florida.

Brock Phillips, PuroClean of Terre Haute, Terre Haute, IN

Brock Phillips

Brock brings a wealth of experience in the service industry. He pursued a degree in Business at Indiana State University before beginning his professional career at Sherwin Williams. During his 15 years at Sherwin Williams, Brock worked in a variety of positions, ranging from part-time assistant manager to large volume sales representative. In recent years, Brock realized he wanted to open a business where he could serve his local community businesses during their times of need while following his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

He knew he found the right business opportunity to kickstart his entrepreneurial career once he learned about PuroClean’s cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art training facility as well as the brand’s unparalleled support to its franchise owners. PuroClean is happy to have Brock and his team of certified, trained professionals join our exceptional network of franchise owners and look forward to their success in the Terre Haute market.

His PuroClean will serve Putnam, Clay, Parke, Vigo, Owen, Sullivan, Greene, and Vermillion counties, among others in Indiana, along with Paris and Marshall counties in Illinois.

About PuroClean

Known as the “Paramedics of Property Damage™,” PuroClean provides fire and smoke damage remediation, water damage remediation, flood water removal, mold removal and biohazard clean-up to commercial and residential customers. Founded in 2001, PuroClean has quickly become one of the fastest growing property restoration franchise organizations in the nation with a comprehensive network of 280-plus franchise offices across North America. PuroClean technicians are thoroughly screened, insured, and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures, while operating under a strict code of ethics. Each PuroClean office is independently owned and operated. For more information about PuroClean, click here to download a franchise kit.