Our Story

The Savannah River creates much of the border between Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1736, Augusta lies just inside the Georgia border. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Augusta experienced several floods due to heavy rains and Savannah River flooding. To combat this, a levee was completed by 1915 and then expanded in 1940. The Thurmond Dam and Lake was built in 1954 for several reasons, including flood control. While these measures have protected the city, property damage is still a real risk in Augusta and the surrounding cities in Georgia and South Carolina. “Augusta is… an ancient, historic community. These older commercial buildings and residences are prone to water damage, mold, and storm damage from the numerous old trees…The dated infrastructure is much more prone to fire damage, while the notorious summer heat and humidity provide a breeding ground for mold problems,” says Allen and Richard. 

Despite the risk of property damage, Richard and Allen love this area. They both have strong family ties to Augusta, GA. Richard was born and raised in Augusta and always dreamed of building a company headquartered in his hometown. Allen promised his wife, Mimi, an Augusta native, that they would one day, after Allen’s numerous military deployments, put down roots here. Both partners feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to build a business in a growing community that is such a wonderful place to raise families.

Richard will be managing the day-to-day operations of the business with the assistance of General Manager Bill Welsh. At the same time, Allen continues to function solely as a silent business partner.

Because the area is growing, however, businesses and homeowners may find it difficult to find reliable and timely remediation and reconstruction services. PuroClean of Augusta is filling that gap.

Additionally, Richard and Allen have their own personal experiences with property damage and recognize several important characteristics of an excellent remediation company. PuroClean of Augusta provides them all: a timely response with a sense of urgency; precious and quality work; good communication and consistent follow-through; paramount professionalism from employees and subcontractors. 

Rest assured that PuroClean of Augusta will provide superior service for your water damage remediation, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, biohazard cleanup, and reconstruction needs. Call us at (706) 723-8989.

PuroClean of Augusta is proud to hold the following certifications: IICRC, FEMA, MEHRC, and General Contractors License. We are honored to serve Augusta, Summerville, Fort Gordon, CSRA, Downtown Augusta, River Island, Hammonds Ferry, Westlake, Jones Creek, Quail Hollow, Spring Lake, Lake Forrest, Hounds Lake, Stevens Creek, National Hills, Highgrove, Old Towne, Harrisburg, Canterbury Farms, Hammond Hills, Conifer, and Highgate.

Our Team

Richard Sasnett

Founding Partner

  • Day to day operations
Richard is a graduate of Furman University and has built a successful career as a sales and marketing executive in the healthcare and IT industries. He has the unique experience of working in a startup capacity with 3 different companies (Nuvox Communications, Advanced Bionics, and Alpha Genomix). Richard is an entrepreneur who enjoys helping to build organizations from the ground up and launching new products and services.

Allen Grinalds

Founding Partner

Allen is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and is now a retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. Allen was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Bronze Star for his service while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Allen's military leadership went beyond the battleground as he completed his MBA with a concentration in logistics, served at the Pentagon, and was a flight instructor at the Marine Corps Top Gun School.

Bill Welsh

General Manager

Bill holds an MBA from Augusta University and has over 25 years of experience and certifications in the restoration industry. He has worked for 15 years in the Augusta area, managing both residential and commercial restoration and reconstruction projects. Bill’s extensive knowledge, relationships, and technical expertise makes PuroClean of Augusta uniquely capable of handling crises on any scale and every situation, including residential, commercial, or federal properties.


We have been honored to receive the following awards and certifications:

IIRC Certified

IICRC Certified

EPA Lead-Safe Certified

EPA Lead-Safe Certified

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