Our Story

In the near western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, there are many fun activities, ranging from outdoor recreation to historical venues. The Brookfield Zoo and the home of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway are treasured spaces. A family favorite is the Oak Park Fall Festival at Rehm Park, where many typically enjoy games, hayrides, and pumpkin picking to welcome fall. 

Several years ago, John Carney’s wife hired a handyman to hang a shelf in their powder room. John recalls, “What the handyman thought was a stud was in fact the bathroom pipe hidden behind the wall. After three months of not knowing, the damage had traveled from our third floor to our basement. We hired a mitigation company to locate the leak and dry the area. It was at this point I considered a mitigation business.”

PuroClean’s mission is to serve families and businesses when they need us most. It is paramount that Puroclean becomes a resource for our neighbors. John says that he enjoys helping people, “I have spent countless nights and weekends helping friends and family clean up after a flood in the basement or with a simple move from one town to another. I find this work exciting and fulfilling.” 

Much of this part of the western suburbs of Chicago lies along the Des Plaines River. Here, when there is heavy rain, basements often flood. There is also the chance of fire-related property damage and the need for COVID-19 and other biohazard cleanups. Rest assured that PuroClean will provide excellent service for your water damage remediation, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and biohazard cleanup needs. Call us at 708-665-6800.

PuroClean Oak Park is proud to serve Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Berwyn, North Riverside, Riverside, Broadview, Westchester, Hillside, & La Grange Park.

Our Team

John Carney


John resides in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife Lesley and children Charlie, Maura, and Grace. He currently serves as President of the school board for Ascension Catholic School and a member of the annual St. Jude Chicago Golf Classic committee. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus - Ascension Parish. John loves spending time with his family, coaching his kids’ sports teams, and cheering on his Chicago sports teams. John is IIRC WRT & ASD certified.

Vince Bertuca


Proud Co-owner with his life long friend John Carney, Vince Bertuca has spent over 20 years in the fire, smoke, fire, mold, and biohazard industry. During that time Vince has been providing 24-Hour service to the entire Chicago land area, and all surrounding suburbs. Vince is responsible for overseeing all emergency water, fire, mold, & biohazard jobs of all sizes and complexity. Vince believes in the philosophy "If our customer is not satisfied, we are not satisfied."

Lesley Carney


  • Marketing
  • Office Manager
Lesley is John’s wife, who will assist with marketing.


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

IIRC Certified

IICRC Certified WRT

EPA Lead-Safe Certified

EPA Lead-Safe Certified

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) logo

Restoration Industry Association Member

Very professional and quick to come out and inspect the property! John was very knowledgeable and offered value off the bat!


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They did great work. They were able to come out right away to address our mold issue. Professional crew and great prices. Definitely recommend.


Puroclean of Oak Park did a wonderful job assessing my water and mold issue in my home. They were professional, prompt, and truly experts at assessing my issues. Not only did they assess that I had a [...]


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