The History Of Purofirst Disaster Services

Rob Hunter and his wife Carol Ann started the Purofirst Franchise with his mother, Barbara Hunter, 30 years ago. At the time, he owned a construction company that specialized in building homes and post offices.

The Hunters started in their garage with one or two jobs a month. Over time, Purofirst kept getting bigger and the construction company kept getting smaller.

After five years, Rob built a 10,000 square foot facility he thought they would never outgrow. But eight years later, they outgrew it and built their current 27,000 square foot facility on a nearby two acres. Progressively, he has been blessed to grow into a dominant player in the restoration market, becoming one of the biggest restoration companies in the state of Kentucky.

Purofirst has built a reputation of honesty, integrity, and taking pride in what they do. These key principles are what attracts customers to Purofirst.

The Leader In Water Damage Restoration Technology

Purofirst Disaster Services is locally owned and operated providing emergency restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to residential and commercial customers. Purofirst offers powerful, proven systems, commitment to technical excellence, high quality, and decades of experience.

Purofirst is part of a unique franchise system of highly-trained restoration professionals. We care about you and your family’s health and safety and promise to respond to an emergency loss within two hours or less. We are backed by our Corporate Headquarters, PuroSystems, Inc., located in South Florida, with over 30 years of experience and expertise in the Property Damage Restoration and Mitigation field.

Our superior restoration services include:

  • 24/7 Water Extraction
  • Water Damage Cleanup
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke, Soot, And Odor Removal
  • Contents Cleaning
  • Repairs And Reconstruction
  • Emergency Board-ups
  • Biohazard And Trauma Cleanup

Training & Experience You Can Rely On

All Purofirst professionals receive extensive hands-on training at the PuroSystems headquarters, a state-of-the-art training center in South Florida. Franchisees are trained in all segments of the business as follows:

  • Advanced technical and business operational procedures.
  • The science of restoration.
  • The operation and maintenance of all equipment.
  • Extensive training on restoration products used in the day-to-day business.

Important Information for Home and Property Owners:

Ongoing support, training, technical education, and constant communication with experts in the field of property damage restoration has kept Purofirst at the cutting edge of the field. You can be assured that Purofirst is up to date with the most advanced technology, equipment, products and procedures for cleaning and drying property. With over 30 years of experience and expertise in the Property Damage Restoration and Mitigation field, PuroSystems, the National Franchise Support Center, provides 24/7 support to Purofirst technicians. There is always an expert available to answer technical or emergency-related questions.

Purofirst technicians participate in continuing education programs approved by the restoration industry as well as certification courses conducted by the IICRC Certified Restorer Institute. You can rest assured that you are in very experienced hands when you contact Purofirst with a property loss.

When you suffer a property loss, contact Purofirst, the Leaders in Property Mitigation and Restoration Services.


Purofirst services the insurance industry and the insurance industry’s insured. Through direct referrals of insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and 3rd party administrating programs, Purofirst handles the needs of the insurance industry when involving the mitigation of property damage. Purofirst capabilities cover both the residential, as well as, the commercial property markets. Purofirst is an approved vendor for all the major insurance companies.


Purofirst handles the direct needs of commercial properties through our relationships with property owners, management companies, on-site property managers/engineers, general contractors and sub-contractors. Our managers of business development are active members of supporting organizations such as Community Associations Institute (CAI), Property Managers Association (PMA), Homebuilders Association of Louisville, Louisville Hotel & Lodging Association (LHLA), Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA). A few of our customers include The Louisville Library, Center for the Arts, Blue Grass Industrial Park.

New Home Builders

Purofirst is very involved with the new home builders in the Louisville region. Our work for this segment of the market includes services such as infrared camera inspections, water testing, water mitigation, mold remediation, smoke/odor problems, repairs/reconstruction, and our Warranty Division supplies skilled finish carpenters/drywallers/painters to handle the home builder’s needs for punch out work and warranty work.