Under Justin’s leadership, the team at PuroClean Restoration Services provides customers with detailed and clear communication from start to finish. This prevents unwelcome surprises. They are also sure to obtain approvals before doing anything that may seem outside of the initial scope. For every job, he says, the team “gets the story” from the customers. They then reassure the customer, whether it’s a family, business owner, or property manager, that they will do everything they can to restore the property quickly and according to industry-recognized standards.

“It is a great community, and we enjoy helping people in need,” says Justin. He and his wife, Deidra, support St. Jude’s Children Hospital, contribute to Autism Awareness, Operation Christmas Child, and support their local church.

Justin is no stranger to hard work and understands the value of sacrifice and service to the community. In the early years of his career, he started his own carpet cleaning business while working 50-60 hours a week in sales. Embarking out on his own was rewarding so he took the next step and opened up his PuroClean franchise.

Our technicians are certified with a NYS Mold Remediation Contractor License, NYS Abatement Worker license, IICRC Water Damage Restoration, IICRC Fire and Smoke Restoration, RSA Trauma Scene Clean-up, Confined Space Training, and BBP Training. Justin also has certifications in Hiring & Recruiting, Miller Heiman Sales Training, and more.

New York-based insurance agents and homeowners consistently recommend PuroClean as a “trusted solution” during property damage situations. This relationship with insurance agents in the Schenectady area means that claims are processed more quickly and with fewer interruptions. We have relationships in Albany, Colonie, Clifton Park, Ballston Spa, Amsterdam, Latham, Rensselaer, and throughout the Schenectady region.

Justin Patnode PuroClean Restoration Specialists - Schenectady, NY

Our Team

Justin Patnode PuroClean Restoration Specialists - Schenectady, NY

Justin Patnode


Owner Justin Patnode has worked in sales and started his own carpet cleaning business before buying a PuroClean franchise.

Deidra Patnode

Office Administrator

Deidra Patnode has a background in administrative work and also sold insurance prior to joining PuroClean.

Steven Patnode


Steve is a senior level accounting professional with 38 years experience in both the profit and non-profit sector. Also was instrumental in creating the Prosperity Campaign for United Way of Pasco Co. unty in the Tampa/St. Petersburgh area of Florida. This program provides free income tax services for low-moderate wage earners, senior citizens and Women who have been victims of Domestic Violence. Last year over 9,000 returns were completed and processed free of charge.

Larry Evens

Supervisor / Estimator

Joined PuroClean in 2016

Larry Evens grew up working on farms so he's used to hard work. Larry was a member of the Army National Guard for 16 years. He has a background in construction and cleanroom environment. Larry is also very proficient with the Xactimate billing software.

Gary Hunt

Reconstruction Manager

Joined PuroClean in 2022

Gary has been working in the construction industry for the past 30 years. In his spare time he enjoys to ride his motorcycle, take his boat out, and going to concerts.

Jeff Heller

Mitigation Lead Technician/Reconstruction

Joined PuroClean in 2022

Jeff has been doing construction/mitigation work for the past 3 years. In his down time Jeff enjoys playing golf and betting on sporting events.

David Hunt

Mitigation Technician/Reconstruction

Joined PuroClean in 2022

Dave has been working full time since he was 16 years old. Dave has been working in the construction industry for the past 14 years. In his spare time he likes to ride motorcycles.

Jeffery Weatherwax

Reconstruction / Assistant Technician

Joined PuroClean in 2020

Jeffery is one of our assistant technicians with 10 years in painting and construction experience. When not helping clients Jeffery enjoys spending time with family!

Kavin Gailliard


Joined PuroClean in 2023

Kavin has 15 years of experience in Asbestos abatement, mitigation services and 20 years of experience in reconstruction.

Chris "Clark" Clark

Project Technician/Reconstruction

Joined PuroClean in 2023

Clark has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He takes pride in the work he does and has enjoyed learning his craft over the years. Clark enjoys spending time with his four kids, playing guitar, and going camping with friends and family.

Denise Stidom

Office Administrative Assistant

Joined PuroClean in 2023

Denise comes from an extensive background in customer service and has 8 years experience in restaurant management. She takes pride in being both compassionate and professional when it comes to her work. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Aileem Penn

Sales and Marketing Representative

Joined PuroClean in 2024

Aileem has 15 years of customer service experience working as a team leader in both grocery and retail. He has a passion for theater and has been performing for the last 8 years all over the Capital Region. In Aileems free time he enjoys watching and playing sports, cutting hair, and writing short stories and poetry.


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

IICRC Certified Company

IICRC Certification

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Company

EPA Lead-Safe Certification

Responded Promptly. All areas cleaned greatly with care and precision. Recommend Highly.


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This company aims to please their customers!! The best crew!! They make a bad situation good and will leave you missing them when their job is finished.


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