Navy Vet with Entrepreneurial Drive Recognized with State, Regional Small Business Awards
by PuroClean Editorial Team
Congrats again, Chris!
Mark Hayward, district director of the Small Business Administration (left) and Christopher Sanford, owner of PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services, talk about the business as Wendell G. Davis, SBA regional administrator, looks on.
As Christopher Sanford tells the story, after earning a B.A. in economics at the College of the Holy Cross, serving seven years on active duty as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer and earning an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, he wanted to run his own business. He didn’t know where to start and spoke with one of his URI professors, who suggested he consider acquiring a franchise.
But what franchise from among hundreds of franchises? Again, the professor was of help, narrowing his recommendations to fewer than 20.
Until that point, Sanford had never heard of PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services. That was more than 11 years ago. Today, having just completed his fourth expansion and moving to a location on Hathaway Street in Providence on the Cranston line, Sanford has a staff of 16 and foresees continued growth.
Sanford told his story April 23 to Mark Hayward, district director of the Small Business Administration, and Wendell G. Davis, SBA regional administrator, as the pair visited to learn about his business. There was more to their visit, as they congratulated him on being selected both the Rhode Island and New England Veteran Owned Small Business for 2019.
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Congrats Chris Sanford! From left, members of the PuroClean staff: Olivia Lariviere, Richard Minogue, Raquel Pereyra, Alda Hernandez, and Chris Sanford, owner. Christopher Sanford, local PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services owner and Navy reservist, deployed to Uganda in 2011 for 18 months, returning to a 61 percent sales dip he strove to reverse, earning the U.S. Small Business Association’s 2019 New England Veteran Small Business Owner award. As Sanford helped train Ugandan soldiers during Operation Noble Eagle as liaison for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in Djibouti to the US Embassy in Kampala and to the Ugandan Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF),
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Restoration and Remediation Franchise Awards Chris Sanford for His Ongoing Camaraderie and Loyalty to the Brand Following Massive Signing He Led During Annual Convention Warwick, RI (August 2, 2019) – Chris Sanford, owner of PuroClean Disaster Restoration in Warwick, Rhode Island, was awarded PuroClean’s Brand Promise Award at the company’s recently held convention at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. “It is an honor to be recognized by PuroClean as a person who embodies our team’s core values and servant heart,” said Sanford. “Together, as one team, we can achieve anything and with the support of