In 1999, after 10 years as a professional firefighter/EMT, Dan had seen countless scenes in which families often asked, “Who will clean this up?” Having no answer to that question, he noticed a need to be filled. Thus began a business helping families clean up after scenes of suicide, homicide and decomposition. What began as a one-man operation with fellow firefighters became a successful business, as Accident Cleaners is credited with being one of the first companies specializing in Crime Scene cleanup in Florida. Dan is a Certified Biohazard Recovery Master Technician, a licensed mold remediator, and is certified in water damage restoration and mold remediation.
As the business grew, Dan realized how thankful families were to have a company to turn to. Now with more than 20 years as a firefighter and hazmat technician, he is still active in the business and can often be found on scenes as a lead technician. As the founder of the company, Dan is often a sounding board for new ideas and always keeps us grounded with his humility as well as his thankful and giving nature. The compassion he shows families comes from many years of assisting families in traumatic situations.
Vice President of Operation and Marketing/CBRS
Crystal became a part of Accident Cleaners in 2005, beginning as a technician, she quickly rose to Certified Biohazard Recovery Supervisor among the technicians. It’s not often you see a woman in the crime and trauma restoration field. In most cases, these often gruesome and horrible scenes are left to the guys, but she has rolled up her sleeves and taken on some of the toughest scenes and performed every job in the company since the beginning of her venture into the field. Crystal has an entrepreneurial background and an education in business management. She is trained in crime scene clean up and as a real estate investor, and is also a licensed contractor.
Currently, Crystal oversees all business operations and marketing, and because she is a licensed contractor, families can rest assured the property will be fully remediated and repaired correctly. While Crystal agrees there are scenes that can be tough to deal with, especially those with children, she understands the need for emotional support and debriefing for the staff, as she is a NOVA trained crisis responder. Her dedication to this industry, education, and her victim-sensitive approach are what we admire about Crystal.
Coordination & Claims Director/CBRT
Trish has been with the company since 2011 and is dedicated to assisting families after a tragic event has happened. Her main job is coordinating and overseeing the claims department, but she is also a Certified Biohazard Recovery Technician and oversees the Emergency Dispatch and the company training programs.
Her organizational skills have proven to be a valuable asset to the company in assisting families with questions, working with insurance adjusters and helping to keep the technicians trained, organized and prepared with paperwork. Many clients have complimented her kind voice on the other end of the line, and she treats families with respect and understanding. She is known to go above and beyond for families in need. She also has a little-known talent for running a hoarding job with ultimate efficiency.
Although she is a great asset to the company, her most important job is being a single mother to three kids and she can often be found out on some adventure with them.
Susan serves as Executive Assistant, Book Keeper and Director of the Human Resources department. Her 10 years’ experience in the legal field and 30 years’ experience in book keeping has made her a valuable asset to the office team. She is constantly assisting in day-to-day operations, helping to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
She is an avid animal lover, but even more so for owls — team members all agree she is an absolute “hoot” to work with. When not working in the office she always looks forward to spending time with her kids and grandkids to whom she refers to as her “pride and joy”.
Simeon is a well-respected retired Navy Chief who brings to our company a wealth of knowledge and leadership. These skills have proven beneficial to everyone he works with, both in the office as well as out in the field. He possesses 15 years of experience in commercial and residential construction, in addition to 10 years of experience in the field of biological and chemical hazards. His knowledge in both of these fields allows him to safely and efficiently serve our clients as one of our primary Biohazard Technicians. Clients find his personality, combined with skill, to be reassuring when he arrives at their property. Like most typical guys, Simeon enjoys working with heavy equipment and jumps at every opportunity to expand his already vast knowledge and experience with them.
As one of our marketing leaders, Scott has helped create and lead a marketing team that develops and executes new concepts within our industry. He works with his team in the creation and delivery of press releases, advertisements and other marketing materials, in addition to developing strategies based on feedback from clients. Before joining our team, Scott served for several years as a territorial manger in the industrial and commercial supply industry.