Nashville Entrepreneur Earns Top Honor From National Property Restoration Franchise

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kelli Smith, owner of PuroClean Emergency Property Recovery in Nashville, TN, was named the Franchisee of the Year from among nearly 250 franchise owners across the country. She was selected for exemplifying an unwavering dedication to the business of helping property owners recover from emergencies caused by water, fire, mold and other trauma events.

Kelli was honored at the company's annual convention, held recently in Hollywood, FL. She was recognized for growing her business by 108% percent in 2013 and receiving outstanding marks in all of the award's categories, including advocacy of the system, purchasing compliance, branding, contributions to the system and many other factors.

"There were many well-deserving nominees this year and it was not easy to select our winner, but Kelli is truly a model franchisee in the PuroClean system," said PuroClean's President, Steve Leger. "I was inspired by her daily drive, her willingness to support other franchise partners and her business savvy and tenacity."

Kelli's PuroClean Emergency Property Recovery in Nashville is a top service provider of Tennessee insurance companies for property damage mitigation services of homes and businesses, as well as for large-scale natural disasters and catastrophic clean-up projects. The award-winning national franchise has earned the reputation as "The Paramedics of Property Damage™" by property owners and insurance agents, who often view PuroClean's emergency service technicians like paramedics or firefighters for the important role they play in responding to emergencies 24 hours a day.

"Our motto is that we are in a relentless pursuit of continual improvement," said Kelli. "This award means that all of the hard work my team has done this past year has been recognized. I could not do what I do without the amazing people I get the pleasure of working with every day. I am truly blessed."

For more information about PuroClean Emergency Property Recovery in Nashville, please contact (615) 932-2400.

About PuroClean

PuroClean is a property damage restoration company that offers emergency clean up, restoration, and repair services including fire and smoke damage restoration, water damage restoration, flood water removal, and mold and mildew removal. PuroClean has earned the trust of property owners, insurance professionals and home service providers throughout the United States and Canada since 2001. Backed by a comprehensive network of more than 250 franchise offices and a national training and business support center, each PuroClean office responds promptly to property emergencies, demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and compassion. PuroClean certified technicians are thoroughly screened, insured and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures throughout the remediation process while operating under a strict code of ethics. In addition to serving the needs of property owners, PuroClean offers hundreds of continuing education classes each year to insurance professionals and property service providers nationwide. In 2012, PuroClean trained over 10,089 insurance professionals nationwide, helping them earn their continuing education credits. For more information on PuroClean, please contact 800-775-PURO or visit

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Source: PuroClean Franchise Support Center