George Cruz and Emilio Soli named PuroClean‘s 2011 Franchisees of the Year

George Cruz and Emilio Soli, owners of PuroClean Professional Services in Northeast Ohio, were named the Franchisees of the Year from among more than 300 franchise owners across the country. They were nominated for the award by their peers for showing an unwavering dedication to the business of helping property owners recover from emergencies caused by water, fire, mold and other trauma events.

Cruz was honored at the company‘s annual convention, held May 16-18 in San Antonio, TX, after growing their business by 75 percent in 2011 and receiving outstanding marks in all of the award‘s categories, including advocacy of the system, purchasing compliance, branding, contributions to the system and many other factors.

“There were many well-deserving nominees this year and it was not easy to select our winner, but George and Emilio are truly model franchisees in the PuroClean system,” said PuroClean‘s CEO, Lauren Reid. “I was inspired by their daily drive, their willingness to support other franchise partners and their business savvy and tenacity.”
Cruz and Soli‘s PuroClean Professional Services in Brunswick is a top service provider of Northeast Ohio insurance companies for property damage mitigation services of homes and businesses, as well as for large-scale natural disasters and catastrophic clean-up projects. The award-winning national franchise has earned the reputation as “The Paramedics of Property Damage™â€ by property owners and insurance agents, who often view PuroClean‘s emergency service technicians like paramedics or firefighters for the important role they play in responding to emergencies 24 hours a day.

“This award is by no means an individual achievement,” said Cruz. “We are blessed to have a dedicated and honest staff of over 20 employees who consistently work their tails off for our customers.  Combine that great staff with a supportive franchisor, and you have Franchise of the Year.”  

For more information about PuroClean Professional Services, please contact (866) 944-7876.  

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 mold removal and testing. 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 300 franchise offices and a national training and business support center, 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 2011, PuroClean trained over 10,089 insurance professionals nationwide, helping them earn their continuing education credits. For more information on PuroClean, please contact 800-775-PURO or visit

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PuroClean Professional Services
1126 Industrial Parkway North
Brunswick, OH 44212
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