Duane Marker, Chief Financial Officer of PuroClean, received South Florida Business Journal’s coveted CFO of the Year award for companies in the $50 million – $225 million category on May 12 at an intimate cocktail and awards reception among other business executives in South Florida. The annual event honors South Florida’s top financial leaders, strategists, and trailblazers who positively impact the local economy.
“I’m very honored to have been nominated by my team members for this recognition and feel thankful to have such a wonderful team working alongside me,” said Duane Marker, CFO of PuroClean. “We’re looking forward to another successful year of growth and prosperity on a national scale at PuroClean in 2022.”
Since joining PuroClean in 2017, Marker has been an instrumental leader in PuroClean’s accounting division, contributing significantly to the company’s growth and profitability. Throughout his tenure as CFO, Marker has implemented strategies that have driven the brand’s system-wide sales to increase by 134 percent. Under Marker’s leadership, PuroClean’s financial strengths have elevated the brand as one of the top property restoration franchises in the country, breaking into the top 100 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking.
“Duane is a vital member of our executive leadership team, and he is an invaluable asset to our company. Our growth and success within these last 5 years is a true testament of Duane’s dedication and leadership to achieve the best possible results,” said Steve White, President and COO of PuroClean. “We are proud of Duane for receiving this well-deserved recognition.”
For more than 20 years, PuroClean has helped home and business owners with their property restoration and remediation needs, serving communities across the United States and Canada with a network of over 375 offices.
PuroClean is a leading, world-class service brand for property water damage remediation, fire and smoke damage mitigation, mold removal, and biohazard clean-up services, working with both residential and commercial customers across the US and Canada. Founded in 2001, PuroClean is a diverse, fast-growing network of more than 375 North American franchise locations, each independently owned and operated. With a commitment to respond within two hours, the professionals at PuroClean are thoroughly screened, insured, and trained in utilizing the latest cutting-edge mitigation technology to complete the remediation task at hand. PuroClean has earned numerous awards within franchising and the greater global business community, including “The Franchise Satisfaction Award” from Franchise Business Review, ranking in the top 100 on The Franchise 500 from Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine’s “5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Franchise Times “Fast and Serious” and “Top 400,” and being named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine. PuroClean has the highest customer service satisfaction score among the top three insurance carriers in the country.