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