Chris Sanford, owner of PuroClean Disaster Restoration in Warwick was awarded PuroClean’s Brand Promise Award at the company’s recently held convention at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.
“It is an honor to be recognized by PuroClean as a person who embodies our team’s core values and servant heart,” said Sanford. “Together, as one team, we can achieve anything and with the support of all of our franchise owners, we can showcase the strength of PuroClean’s brand and the promise we make to each of our customers.”
Selected from more than 280 franchises across North America, Sanford was recognized for his unparalleled teamwork, loyalty, dedication to the brand, camaraderie, service excellence, and ultimately doing whatever it takes every single day.
Sanford began his entrepreneurial venture with the opening of PuroClean Disaster Restoration in 2007 as a result of his passion to help people in need. For the last 12 years, he has served his community providing water damage remediation, flood water removal, fire and smoke damage remediation, mold removal, and biohazard cleanup to commercial and residential customers in their times of need, while staying active in the Navy during this entrepreneurial venture. In 2011, he deployed to Uganda for 18 months, returning to a 61 percent sales dip. Chris worked tirelessly to reverse the downturn, eventually increasing numbers to where they were prior to his deployment, showing his commitment to the brand and willingness to do whatever it takes.
“We are proud to have exemplary franchise owners like Chris in the PuroClean family who are not only passionate about helping their local communities, but helping the brand grow as a whole and implementing innovative initiatives that align with our mission to lead with a servant heart,” said Steve White, PuroClean president & COO. “We look forward to seeing his passion continue to shine through each of our franchise owners as they also work to embody our brand promise.”
Sanford has also shown support to military veterans by bringing forth initiatives to the PuroClean brand, such as leading the massive signing of the Statement of Support Program at this year’s annual convention. The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of the Employer Support of The Guard & Reserves (ESGR), which aims to encourage employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Currently, around 15 percent of franchise owners and team members have a background in military service, including White who is a veteran U.S. Army Captain.
PuroClean has become one of the leading restoration franchise companies in the nation. Each year, PuroClean performs thousands of jobs throughout the United States and Canada, providing restoration services from common household mishaps to large-scale disasters.