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Franchising Veteran, Steve White, Joins PuroClean as New Chief Operating Officer

TAMARAC, Fla., Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PuroClean, the nation’s premiere franchise specializing in property emergency restoration services, announced today the appointment of seasoned franchise executive Steve White as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

White joins PuroClean with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, dedicating 18 years to Allegra Network where he most recently held the title of COO and served as president of the company’s Signs Now brand. Prior to his tenure at Allegra Network, Steve, a former Captain in the United States Army, spent five and a half years at Domino’s Pizza.

“Steve is a respected veteran and good friend in the franchise industry with a proven track record of helping franchisees run more efficient and profitable operations,” said David McKinnon, co-chairman of PuroClean.

“I can’t think of a more knowledgeable and dedicated franchise professional to help our franchise owners become even more profitable and in turn strengthen the company overall.”

White’s key area of focus is to strengthen the processes that will ensure sustained success for a growing PuroClean franchise system. This will include launching a new, customer service approach, a refreshed initial training and continuing education program for franchise owners and a reinforced field support model.

“I have a passion for helping people operate their businesses, and I’m especially excited about the opportunity to work with a franchise system that is dedicated to helping others, often at a time of crisis to help restore people’s homes and lives,” said White. “PuroClean’s leadership team is committed to putting the right people and processes in place to ensure the success of each and every franchise owner, and I am proud to be a part of that mission.”

Each year, PuroClean performs more than 50,000 jobs throughout the U.S. by providing restoration services from common household mishaps to large scale disasters. PuroClean currently has a comprehensive network of more than 250 franchise offices around the U.S. and Canada offering state-of-the-science emergency mitigation, restoration and recovery services to address fire and smoke damage, water damage, flood water removal, mould issues and bio-hazard clean up.

About PuroClean

PuroClean is a property damage restoration company that offers emergency clean up, restoration, and repair services including fire and smoke damage restoration, water damage restoration, flood water removal, and mould and mildew removal. PuroClean has earned the trust of property owners, insurance professionals and home service providers throughout the United States and Canada since 2001. Backed by a comprehensive network of more than 250 franchise offices and a national training and business support centre, each PuroClean office responds promptly to property emergencies, demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and compassion. PuroClean certified technicians are thoroughly screened, insured and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures throughout the remediation process while operating under a strict code of ethics. In addition to serving the needs of property owners, PuroClean offers hundreds of continuing education classes each year to insurance professionals and property service providers nationwide. In 2012, PuroClean trained more than 10,000 insurance professionals nationwide, helping them earn their continuing education credits. For more information on PuroClean, please contact 800-775-PURO or visit