PuroClean Water, Fire, and Mold Experts

24/7 Emergency Response (614) 309-5739

Columbus-Based PuroClean is a Centrally Located Restoration Company Serving All Areas Quickly and Efficiently

Our restoration company is based near the center of Columbus. Our team responds to water, fire, and mold damage in Franklin county and surrounding suburbs. We understand that emergency situations are stressful. So, we take pride in urgently addressing damage to get properties back to pre-loss conditions and stress levels reduced as soon as possible.

As a family owned business located in Columbus, Ohio, our operations began in 2007. We are also an IICRC Clean Trust Certified restoration company with certifications in WRT, ASD, Fire, AMRT (Mold), and Lead.

Owner Rick Gutridge grew up in a small town outside of Columbus and has always been a Buckeye. He went to Ohio State, then worked in the IT industry. After living elsewhere for a short while, he just knew he belonged back in Columbus. Proudly serving the community he loves, Rick and his PuroClean Water, Fire, and Mold Experts are members of several local associations. These include the Arlington Chapter of the AmSpirit, the Central Ohio Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI,) and the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA). We are an A+ members of the BBB. The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose Association.

A Restoration Company who Cares

Annually, our team works to help raise donations for the Byron Saunders Foundation, a local charity that provides Thanksgiving meals. We are a proud sponsor of a team for Pelotonia each year. The Park of Roses summer concert series, several Catholic Churches, and the Red Cross are all supported throughout the year.

Of course, Rick and the team love living and working in Columbus and Central Ohio. The people are sociable and the demographic is wide. We enjoy meeting transplants from other areas of the U.S. and other countries. Since Columbus and Central Ohio makes up the highest growth areas of the state, this is attractive area to work and live. Therefore, our area is home to great companies from the healthcare, IT, and retail sectors, a great transportation hub, and many universities. It has the hottest real estate market in the state due to the job opportunities and a revitalized downtown. We experience all weather, and winters are mostly mild.

Our Team

Rick Gutridge


Rick Gutridge is service-oriented and takes pride in the workmanship of his operation and his team’s willingness to go over and beyond to make workable solutions. Most of all, he takes pride in our desire to make his clients happy and satisfied with the services provided. Rick has IICRC certifications in Water, Fire, and Mold Remediation.

Tony Moore

Lead Project Manager

Tony Moore is the Lead Project Manager and has over 11 year’s industry experience including IICRC certifications for Water and Applied Structural Drying. Tony has extensive mold remediation experience and is our expert in that field. Tony is a relentless worker and is responsible for many of our great adjuster relationships and customer referrals.

James Daye

Lead Technician

James Daye is a Lead Technician with over nine years’ experience. He is an expert in fire, water, and biohazard remediation. James is very personable, engaging, and fun to be around.

Dennis Backus

Lead Technician

Dennis Backus is a Lead Technician with prior management experience but excels in developing strong customer relationships. Dennis is certified in water remediation.

Tom McHugh

Operations Manager

Tom McHugh is our Operations Manager and was a successful business owner before joining our team. He is certified in water and applied structural drying. Tom understands the needs of both the business side and customer support side, so he brings a great mix of experience and help to the team. Besides helping manage the water mitigation, Tom also helps manage the repairs.

Micah Bohannon


Micah Bohannon is an Oklahoma transplant and is still getting used to being a Buckeye. Micah has many OSHAA certifications and has a broad background in construction besides his expertise and certifications in water restoration.

Desmona Krantz

Office Manager

Desmona Krantz is our Office Manager and has been with our team for over six years. She understands the industry and the frustrations of our homeowners. She also understands the legal side of things, having a degree as a legal secretary. Desmona has many tasks and makes sure the office runs seamlessly.  

Jodi Moore

Office Manager

Jodi Moore is a former realtor and helps manage the customer relationships and manages projects on the repair side. Jodi takes pride in communications and empathy with the homeowners as they try to get back to "normal."

Heather Prushing


Heather Prushing is a great, hardworking technician that isn't afraid of tackling any job. Heather is certified in water and fire restoration.

Kenny McKinney


Kenny McKinney is a farm boy and technician who isn't afraid of hard work. He never sits still and always is looking for ways to help when he isn't helping on a water or mold remediation call. Kenny is certified in water restoration.

Javier Diaz

Project Manager

Javier Diaz “JD” is our Reconstruction Project Manager. JD is trained in civil engineering from Ohio State, is certified in Xactimate, and understands construction inside and out.

Carl Reichle


Carl Reichle has a background in construction from his family business, and is our handyman, able to tackle a wide range of construction projects.

Tyler Kliesch

Water/Construction Technician

Tyler Kliesch is another Water/Construction technician. Tyler grew up in his family's drywall business and also knows how to fix and repair any of our drying equipment.

Barbara Davis


For sales, we have Barbara Davis with over eight years’ experience in the industry. Prior to restoration, Barbara worked at a Home Depot and was also a property manager. She has a lot of experience and insight to help grow the business.

Katie Gutridge


Also in sales is Katie Gutridge. Katie works on developing insurance agent relationships and enjoys the friendships she develops along the way. Katie isn't afraid to let the owner know of ways to improve marketing.


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

PuroClean Water, Fire, and Mold Experts is Lead Safe Certified

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm

PuroClean Water, Fire, and Mold Experts is IiCRC certified

IICRC Certification

Our excellent experience with PuroClean Water, Fire, and Mold Experts wasn’t just limited to the job they did in our home but included the incredible customer service with each and every contact [...]

Columbus, Ohio

Rick, the owner, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable when it came to a little mold we had behind a shower wall. Definitely put our minds at ease being first time homeowners. I will absolutely [...]

Lewis Center, OH

Had PuroClean in my home to mitigate after my water heater burst and filled my finished basement with 3” of water. They did a great job. They were very professional, were a pleasure to work with [...]

Columbus, OH

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Food Drive for the Byron Saunders Foundation

August 21st

Food Drive for the Byron Saunders Foundation