Denver, CO August 19, 2022 – Inc. revealed that Bio-One is No. 4,365 on its annual Inc. 5000
list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list
represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most
dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft,
Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees
on the Inc. 5000.
Sandi Ellis, President of Bio-One, had this to say about the achievement: “We are honored to be
recognized and this is only possible because of our amazing Bio-One owners across the United
States. Every Bio-One owner works hard in their community, and we thank them for their time,
dedication, and sacrifices.”
The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also
demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of
Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to
2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that
can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The
top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be
available on August 23.
“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of
recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.
“Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation,
hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”
Ellis said, “While the ranking is a wonderful reflection of the company’s growth in the past 12
years, I am also excited for the future of Bio-One. We’re investing in new technology, improving
our digital strategies, and are in the middle of launching a new brand. It’s an exciting time to be
part of Bio-One!”
Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise with over 125 locations.
Each location is owned and operated locally by caring members of their respective
communities. In an effort to boost business growth and impact more areas, Bio-One was
acquired by Five Star Franchising last year. Bio-One has been ranked in Entrepreneur
magazine’s 43rd Annual Franchise 500 for 2022, and in 2021 placed number one in
Entrepreneur’s Best of the Best for Crime Scene Cleaning and Trauma Scene Cleaning.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from
2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by
March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not
subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on
the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is
$100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline
applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were
calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc.
magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content
reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including
websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced
every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held
businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000
gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive
community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The
associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke
events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the First Responder Relay in Las Vegas on October 16th. The First Responders Relay is a 9 person 48-mile running relay with stages ranging from 4.0 miles to 7.7 miles. The relay is competition comprised of first responder personnel from throughout the United States and the World, and is hosted by the California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF).
There is still time to register, but don't delay! Registration closes September 18. Visit www.CPAF.org to join us in Las Vegas!
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc.
Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service.
"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet. We look forward to working with them for years to come."
Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members.
The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.
"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."
The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!
About the United States Police and Fire Championships
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit www.uspfc.org.
If your home was built on a crawlspace, one of your major concerns is the development of mold. Crawlspaces rarely receive a lot of attention. They are dark, moist environments that we seldom enter with any regularity, However, with the addition of a little excess moisture, they can become a breeding ground for mold. At Bio-One Durham, we have a team of certified Mold Technicians to remediate and remove mold.
Usually the mold isn’t discovered until some type of repair is needed; a leaky drain line, an issue with heating ducts, or a home inspection when selling a home. Because certain molds can cause serious health complications, if mold is discovered in your crawlspace you need to start remediation efforts as soon as possible.
There are three classifications of molds depending on how they affect people. The first is allergenic molds. These are molds that aggravate people with allergies and are considered the least dangerous types, unless of course you are one of the people who are susceptible to them. The second type is pathogenic molds. These molds are toxic and will affect people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and young children. The last classification is toxigenic molds. These molds produce mycotoxins that will cause severe health problems. Exposure can be by touch, inhalation, or ingestion. An example of this class of mold would be the infamous Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mold.
Crawlspaces can be ideal places for mold to flourish. Many times conditions in crawlspaces contain the right ingredients; a lack of UV light, warm temperatures, organic food sources like paper on insulation or wood, and most importantly, moisture in the form of water leaks, rainwater, or high humidity. All of these “ingredients”, plus the fact that crawlspaces are seldom entered, can lead to the existence of crawlspace mold.
Sometimes unwanted visitors or residents under your home can be the cause of crawlspace mold. Mice, rats, or other animals may decide that your crawlspace would make an excellent home. They tunnel or chew their way in, and in doing so, create an entry point for moisture to also enter the crawlspace. Sometimes the problem is high humidity. HVAC leaks, moisture condensation on ducts and water lines, or puddles of water from leaking drain lines or misdirected downspouts can add unwanted humidity to your crawlspace. Remember, moisture plus warm temperatures plus an organic food supply will equal a crawlspace mold problem.
One of the best ways to detect a mold problem is with the human nose. Almost all molds emit a musty, earthy smell. You may not be able to see it, but you may be able to smell it. If you do detect a musty smell, don’t ignore it. It won’t go away or get better as time passes, in fact the problem will just get worse.
Crawlspace mold removal is not a task to be taken lightly. Unless there is very little mold in a very small area, crawlspace mold removal should be left to professional mold remediators.
Bio-One technicians are properly trained to remediate and remove mold from your crawl space and other areas of your home, business or even car. We serve the Triangle and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free estimate.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPASSION AND OTHER SOFT SKILLS IN CRIME SCENE CLEAN UP
Do you often feel that your soft skills are overlooked? There are a select number of professions where soft skills such as compassion, respect and integrity are critical to the performance of the job. The crime scene clean up business is one perfect example.
Academics and executives agree that communication, compassion and creative problem solving are crucial to employees’ success.
Managers in typical office environments are beginning to recognize the importance of soft skills. However, not all jobs are created equal, and managers who work in industries that deal with grief and trauma situations must put a greater emphasis on a potential hire’s soft skills.
Emotional intelligence is highlighted as a necessary skill in industries like victim advocacy, funeral services and biohazard cleanup. This skill ties into a person’s social skills, including social awareness, compassion and appropriate interactions.
At Bio-One Durham, we seek out team members who have a strong desire to help others. It is important for our team to be able to work with empathy and have a sense of what others may be going through. We look to make a connection with our customer make a tough situation better.
Because a career in crime scene clean up means being on-call, employees must be willing to sometimes sacrifice time with their family and even a normal sleep schedule. They understand that working around the clock to help a family recover from a traumatic situation is part of the job and they are able to put their needs second.
For Karen & Rick Jacobs, the business is very personal. "We conduct this work because we want to help people who have been left to deal with a difficult, painful task," explains Rick. "That’s why our company motto is 'Help first, business second'. We don’t ask for payment until after the job is complete because we want to remove the safety threat from your home as quickly as you do. Every person on our team will arrive on-site with an understanding of the trauma you are going through and a respect for your privacy and personal needs."
Contact Bio-One Raleigh. We are available 24/7/365.
Karen & Rick Jacobs are the owners of Bio-One Durham and Durham Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.
We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle and surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Rolesville, Louisburg, Knightdale, Hillsborough, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro, Sanford, Pinehurst, Wilmington and the Outer Banks. .
Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2020, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine.
Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.
Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.
Bio-One Raleigh - Durham is locally owned and operated by Karen & Rick Jacobs. They have served over community members, businesses and government agencies throughout the Triangle and surrounding areas.
Bio-One provides service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, Covid-19 disinfection, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and more.
"The opportunity to be the on what maybe the worst day of someone's life is incredibly rewarding," Karen Jacobs explained. "Both Rick and I believe in community and we are proud to be part of a company that lives the, 'Help First, Business Second' motto."
The number of Bio-One franchises have increased 145 percent in the last three years with over 100 locations in 41 states.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur,” said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, CEO of Bio-One Inc. “The ranking is a direct reflection of our Bio-One family, strength of our business model, and our ability to consistently deliver care and compassion to our clients.”
Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Bio-One’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
About Bio-One Inc.
Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 41 states with over 100 locations. Bio-One is committed to providing excellent service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and much more. Each office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. For more information about Bio-One, visit us at biooneraleigh.com or bioonedurham.com
A homicide is easily one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can have. If you’ve lost someone close to you by homicide, you might find yourself with the difficult prospect of having to clean up the scene of the murder. You can avoid any associated health risks and trauma by hiring professionals for homicide cleanup.
Why You Should Hire Cleaning Up Services after a Homicide:
This work can cause unmatchable emotional stress. Usually, the victim's loved ones are the people who are expected to clean up after the investigation. It can be very painful and traumatic to clean a loved one's blood. Blood stains and smell recall the event to the family members, making the cleaning process more stressful. In addition, other arrangements may need to be made by the relatives, such as funeral and last ceremonies. The extra stress can be prevented by getting a skilled crime scene cleaner do the work and you can concentrate on what's more crucial.
Bodily fluids pose an immediate threat as they have significant risks to your health including tissue harm, viral infection or allergies. Bio-hazardous materials can harm, infect or trigger severe discomfort to your body's tissue. Blood-borne diseases can lead to certain illnesses, including deadly ones. In addition, there is a possibility that in the process of cleaning the blood and tissue, you may spread the contaminants unintentionally instead of eliminating them. You should, therefore, call a skilled crime scene cleaner to do the work.
Without proper cleaning chemicals, instruments and methods, residual stains can be left behind. Without the proper tools, the area may appear clean to the eye but bio-hazard traces will remain. You should employ a bio-hazard cleaning company to guarantee a bio-hazard-free house. Crime and trauma cleanup companies have specialized facilities and knowledge in cleaning blood, tissue, and other biological substances with extreme precision. Their process is also non-invasive to the environment, so you have peace of mind that your home will be safer.
Crime scenes are subject to legal consequences. In such instances, involving the police and getting authorization to clean up from there is wise. Crime scene cleaners are certified for the task and have extensive knowledge and experience of the protocols. Failure to comply with proper procedure laws may increase legal issues that should be avoided at all costs. Therefore, the best thing to do is to call a skilled crime scene cleaner.
Bio-One Raleigh serves Raleigh-Durahm, the Triangle and surrounding areas. Bio-One Raleigh will help you when it comes to homicide cleanup, as well as other trauma and bio-hazard scenes such as suicide cleanup, blood spill cleanup, decomposition cleanup.
Contact Bio-One Raleigh anytime - we are local and available 24/7/365.
"Where do you want to die?" According to a Washington Post article, when asked, the vast majority of Americans answer with two words: "At home." Unfortunately, most often that is not the case. For example, 70 percent of individuals surveyed said they wished to die at home, yet 68 percent do not.
WHEN SOMEONE DIES SUDDENLY
If someone dies at home unexpectedly and they are alone, it is called an unattended death or undiscovered death. Body decomposition begins as soon as the person dies so it is vital to be aware of the possible heath hazards that come with finding a dead body in a residence.
Bodies that aren't discovered right away can quickly decompose, especially in the warmer and humid months, causing body fluid splillage that can carry bloodborne pathogens and other harmful diseases, such as MRSA, HIV, Hepatitis B and C,. Even is the person is not knowingly infected, they could still be a disease carrier and unaware of it, so treating the scene as a biohazard is of utmost importance.
As owner, Jason will work with you to determine whether insurance is available and will speak with your insurance company to open a claim. This allows you to focus on notifying family and friends.
In the days and months ahead, other small and large matters will need to be taken care of including:
All these tasks may see overwhelming but you don't have to go through this alone. Bio-One has been providing biohazard and trauma cleanup services since 2011. Our motto of Help First, Business Second, means our focus is on the road to recovery for grieving families and communities.
We are local, When you call, day or night, you will speak directly with an owner - no call center or answering machine. We offer immediate, on-call services and will be onsite within hours of your call. 919.800.9435
Losing a loved one in an accident is incomprehensibly painful. The seeming unfairness and randomness of the moment is almost impossible to accept at first as grieving friends and family members try to rationalize what happened. They often feel guilty for not doing enough to prevent the death despite the fact that the incident was entirely out of their control. But nobody can prepare for the sudden and unexpected. Accidental deaths are by definition unnatural and unintentional. They include slips and falls, traffic accidents, poisonings, accidental weapon wounds, drownings, fire injuries, head traumas, industrial accidents, choking deaths, explosions, and natural disasters. Fatal accidents have always been a leading cause of death in America. But unfortunately, they are becoming more common.
According to the non-profit National Safety Council, accidental deaths increased 96 percent over the last 25 years. Though they decreased significantly between 1950 and 1980, fatal accidents have been growing rapidly since the mid-1990s.Despite our innovation in creating safer technologies, today’s rate of 52.2 deaths per 100,000 people hasn’t been seen since the mid-1970s. Now, accidents are the number one leading cause of death for people aged 1 to 44, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For all demographics, they are the third leading cause of death nationwide, with 169,936 deaths reported by the CDC in 2017.
While researchers have not reached a consensus on why accidental deaths are increasing, the NSC points to three trends to explain the rise, including increases in poisonings, motor vehicle deaths and falls among older adults. All of these injuries are preventable, they say, arguing on their website that institutions “have not consistently prioritized safety at work, at home and on the road”. Poisonings, the leading unintentional injury among CDC data, increased 11 percent between 2016 and 2017 . The NSC attributes the growth to the opioid crisis, which claimed the lives of 47,000 Americans in 2017 .
To put the CDC data into perspective, 466 people die from accidental injuries every day The number of friends and family members affected by the death of a loved one is even higher, resulting in an ever-growing community of people who must find ways to manage their grief. Bio-One works with these families every day to facilitate their steps towards recovery.
When fatal accidents happen, we dedicate our resources to helping families restore their home or business in a safe, private and efficient manner. Because first responders do not decontaminate crime scenes after they respond to a call, we step in to ensure that families are not exposed to disease and other dangers. Crime scenes harbor harmful bloodborne pathogens that contaminate the immediate area, leaving everyone on the property vulnerable to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Our licensed technicians use powerful, environmentally safe chemicals to thoroughly disinfect the area so you can rest assured that your family will be safe. We work with an appreciation for your valuables and will replace furnishings if need be. In hoarding situations, we remove clutter that may present a danger to other inhabitants, including feces and other biological waste.
When you give us a call at your local Bio-One office, we’ll immediately connect you with a representative that will address your unique situation. Because we value your time during this difficult moment, a team will be dispatched to your home or business within an hour to complete the service. When they arrive, they’ll come in unmarked vehicles to safeguard your privacy. Our team approaches their work with the sensitivity it demands and endeavors to address your needs with the compassion it deserves. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are on standby 24/7/365.
When violence or an unattended casualty occurs, recovery is the first and only thing family and friends should be concentrating on. The grieving process will take a lot out of a person and will affect a person’s judgment when attempting to handle other matters.
Unfortunately, when there’s a death in a home there are other matters that need to be addressed, such as the crime scene cleanup, the insurance coverage, what payments needs to be made and, in many cases, how those payments are going to be made.
Bio-One has worked with a number of families to get them the support they need, not only financially but emotionally as well.
Recently Bio-One was called to an unattended death cleanup in the Raleigh/Durham area. Not unlike every situation that involves a death, it was an emotional time for the family
The Bio-One team moved quickly and was able to remediate and sanitize the area, but as the grieving process began for the family there were still issues that needed to be dealt with including insurance and payments. The family contacted their home insurance but unfortunately it wasn’t going to cover the entire cost of the unattended death cleanup. However, Bio-One helped the family contact area victim advocacy groups to offset the financial impact.
There are a number of victim advocacy groups in North Carolina that offer victim services, not only financial support but emotional support, such as counseling, support groups and case workers. Families need someone helping, supporting and offering guidance during this time.
Bio-One maintains close relationships with these groups and has contacted the advocacy groups on behalf of the victim’s family.
In the above case, Bio-One was able to contact a victim’s advocacy group who helped the family by paying a portion of what was owed for the cleanup.
For those areas that don’t have an area advocacy group available, there are national advocacy groups including the National Organization for Victim Assistance and the National Center for Victims of Crime.
If you need help, contact Bio-One today. We will assist you every step of the way. To discuss resources or our services, call today, 919.800.9435.
Jason Widen is the owner of Bio-One Raleigh and Raleigh Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.
We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle and surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro and other areas throughout North Carolina.
Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2019, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine