Charleston Business Leader Honored at Annual PuroClean Owner’s Convention

(l-r): Tim Lohse, Julia Jones (for Brenden Williams), Tomas Mejia, Mark W. Davis, Chairman and CEO, Jeff Jensen, Frank Torre, Vice Chairman, Ricardo Herdan, Dawn Erickson, Darrel Depot, John Villon, and Steve White, President and COO.

CHARLESTON, SC — Local entrepreneur Dawn Erickson, co-owner of PuroClean Disaster Restoration Specialists in Charleston, SC, recently received the PuroClean Rainmaker Award at the annual PuroClean International Convention. Of nearly 500 franchise locations across Canada and the United States, Erickson was nominated for the accolade by PuroClean’s network of Franchise Owners as someone who has gone above and beyond to achieve success within the network while dedicating herself to the success of others and her community.

“This recognition holds a special place in my heart because it comes directly from my peers, individuals who understand the challenges and triumphs we face each day in our industry,” Erickson said. “When I reflect on what it means to be a Rainmaker, I’m reminded of the countless individuals within our franchise family who have inspired and supported me along this journey. As a franchise network, so many of our franchisees also embody the spirit of the Rainmaker, working hand in hand to create a brighter, more prosperous future for us all.”

Erickson and her husband, Mark, opened their PuroClean location in 2009, relocating from Plymouth, Massachusetts in pursuit of their American dream. Erickson specializes in Business Development and is a certified Continuing Education Instructor for insurance agents. She hosts free monthly CE classes and is IICRC specialty certified for Water, Fire, and Mold as well as Trauma Clean-up.

“Dawn has built a strong team, which has afforded her the time to help fellow franchisees,” PuroClean President and COO Steve White said. “Dawn is always available to offer a helping hand and share industry contacts with her peers, never expecting anything in return. Dawn embodies all of the most important traits that make a successful entrepreneur, and we are lucky to have her in the PuroClean family.”

PuroClean is one of the leading restoration franchise companies in the United States. Each year, the brand performs thousands of jobs throughout North America, providing restoration services for everything from common household mishaps to large-scale disasters.

As a leading franchise concept, the PuroClean model is ideal for business entrepreneurs passionate about contributing to their communities during times of need or natural disasters. PuroClean Franchise Owners receive extensive training on proper remediation and restoration techniques through the PuroClean Academy, which is both hands-on and classroom-based. The Academy also provides pre-opening training courses to help prepare new owners for the launch of their local PuroClean business. Additionally, the company provides marketing support to help its franchise owners realize success.

For more information about PuroClean Disaster Restoration Specialists, call 843-972-4200 or visit

Last edited on 2nd of July 2024