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Benjamin Surdi

PureDry Quadruples its Size and Revenue in Five Years

Northwest Washington’s water damage restoration service PureDry Restoration is in growth mode. Since being founded in 2016 by Benjamin Surdi, PureDry president, the company has more than quadrupled its size and revenue.

In specific, PureDry Restoration has grown 181 percent in the past three years, earning its fifth consecutive placement on the Inc. 5000. Despite economic downturns brought on by COVID-19, PureDry ended 2020 with a revenue of $7.7 million. For 2021, projections show revenue increases to $9 million.

Surdi first launched PureClean Carpet Cleaning with one van in 2008.

“While many companies struggled over the past year because of COVID, we were able to think quickly and make strategic decisions to not only be successful but to thrive and grow exponentially,” said Surdi. “We doubled the size of the company between 2019 and 2020, and there are no signs of slowing down. September was our biggest revenue month to date, and we are continuing to hire two to three people a week.”

Surdi continues to invest in the company and has seen a surge in the number of trucks and employees between 2019 and 2021. In 2019, the company had 17 trucks in its fleet along with 20 employees. To date, it has 33 trucks and 45 employees. There are plans to add three trucks by the end of the year.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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