Bio-One of Gwinnett County decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

For the 3rd Time, Bio-One Appeared on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 4,365

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 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
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.
Sandi Ellis
(303) 625-6543

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
About Inc. 
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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
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First Responder Relay Presented by Bio-One, Inc.

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 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 




what is the hourly rate for hoarding

How much does hoaridng cost?

Hoarding is a severe mental disorder that effects one in four Americans. That means that if you drive down your street count the houses and every fourth house someone is suffering from hoarding disorder. That’s eighty-two million Americans! This is a big need!

Bio-One specializes in Hoarding. We clean out the house and get it back to a state that is safe for human habitation. This is house the process works.

Many people have questions about Hoarding.


How much does it cost? Is there a hoarding cleanup service near me? What is the hourly rate?


When someone needs help getting their house back, they call us, and we set up a time for an estimate. Estimates are at no cost to the family. We walk through of the property to assess the state of the house and talk with the family about expectations. What they want done and how they want it done. There is a misconception of this business that we come in an throw everything away. This is not true. Bio-One works our way through the house taking care to watch what we throw out, one for our safety, and two for the family. We have uncovered family heirlooms that were latterly buried for years! One time I even found pictures and medals from the Second World War the client’s father had served in the Navy during the war. She was incredibly happy to have those items back. Other items of obvious value, such as computers, jewelry, and legal documents get kept and placed in the Keep Pile.

Bio-One uses the four pile method. The four piles are, Keep, Trash, Donate, and I don’t know. The I don’t know pile is used when we are working through a house and we come across an item that the client might keep, but we aren’t sure. We place that item in the IDK pile and the client checks it and makes the final decision. This method is very effective. It helps the family to find long lost items that help them now. Bio-One has found, Wills, Trust, Property Deeds, even African Artifacts from the Congo! The client we were helping when we found the Artifacts was the daughter of Anthropologist who spent the 1950’s researching in the Congo. Our client thought that those Artifacts had been lost forever.


After we remove the trash items from the house and create a clear path to enter and exit the house, we prepare the house for a safe move in. This could include us disinfecting feces that has piled up. Removing bloody or feces contaminated carpet or bedding. Often times in hoarding situations there is a sewage backup because the house has fallen in a state of disrepair. We sanitize the house surfaces. Such as counter tops, bathroom sinks and floors. Our chemicals are EPA approved and biodegradable. Once we are finished with sanitizing, then the house can be re-habited immediately. 


Bio-One does everything that that we can to get this whole process done in one day. Now, every job is different, and we have had some big jobs that lasted for a week or more. Most often we can remediate the property in one or two days.


The average hourly rate for hoarding is $250-$375/hour. That rate covers disposal and equipment used by Bio-One. Every job is different. After the walk though is complete, we will write a estimate for the total cost of the job some jobs take longer, some jobs take shorter it depends on your unique situation. In my time doing this I have never seen two hoards the same. Good work is not cheap, and cheap work is not good. Bio-One is discrete and will arrive in a plain white box truck. No big red bio sign on the side of the truck, and it definitely does not say hoarding clean out. That is part of the professionalism that sets Bio-One apart from everyone else.


Hoarding is a mental disorder that effects more people than you might think. Bio-One is here to help people get back their homes and their lives. 


US Covid-19 Vaccination Rollout Under The Microscope

Global pandemic & the Covid-19 vaccine

US Covid-19 Vaccination Rollout Under The Microscope

Global pandemics can impact every aspect of daily life, as we’ve seen with Covid-19. Viral infections can rapidly spread across the world leaving a trail of devastation, mortality, and economic destruction in its wake. Thankfully, scientific research, development, and medical trials have enabled us to create effective vaccinations against a number of diseases and viral infections, and start to combat Covid-19.

The Power Of Vaccinations


From as early as 1796, scientists have been able to create vaccinations against deadly infections. (1) Starting with Edward Jenner’s first smallpox vaccination, to the inactivated poliovirus vaccine, which has been given to children across the US since 2000. (2) If we look back to the Ebola outbreak in 2014, a safe vaccination was found to provide protection against the species Zaire ebolavirus, but only rolled out in 2020, after years of research. (3)



Yet, we now have not one, but seven different Covid-19 vaccinations currently being rolled out across the globe to combat the current global pandemic. By working together, scientists worldwide have been able to speed up testing, manufacturing, and the administration of the new game-changing vaccinations. (4) Due to the current global pandemic, the process to discover, create and mass produce life-saving vaccinations has received unprecedented financial investment and scientific collaboration. This has made it possible to maintain strict clinical and safety standards, whilst rapidly speeding up the development process. (5)

Global pandemic & the Covid-19 vaccine

Different Covid-19 Vaccinations Available

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention CDC, there are three vaccines authorized and recommended to prevent Covid-19.

1: Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19

2: Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

3: Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine

However, there are also ongoing phase 3 clinical trials for two additional vaccinations to be used across the US;

1: AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine


2: Novavax Covid-19 vaccine (6)

Global pandemic & the Covid-19 vaccine

How Does It Work Against Viral Infections?

Let’s take a look at how the 3 authorized Covid-19 vaccinations work to protect humans against the current life-threatening viral infection.

1: Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19

Pfizer, working with German biotech company BioNTech, has developed a vaccination using mRNA technology. Unlike a standard vaccine which injects weakened viral cells into the body to help encourage immunity, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination uses a messenger RNA sequence that contains genetic instructions to tell the person’s own cells to produce the vaccine antigens and generate an immune response. So rather than risk getting sick and being unable to fight off the viral infection, your cells will basically learn how to be immune without being exposed. This is certainly a scientific breakthrough and will transform how we protect ourselves from future outbreaks, epidemics, and global pandemics. (7)

2: Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

The Moderna Covid-19 vaccination is given in two doses. SAGE recommends that the first dose of 0.5ml is given and then a second 28 days after. The interval between doses can be extended to 42 days if required. According to the WHO, this vaccination is 92% effective against Covid-19, starting 14 days after the first dose. (8) The mRNA vaccinations are a new type of vaccine designed to protect us against infectious diseases. They will trigger an immune response, by teaching cells how to make a protein that makes the immune system produce antibodies. (9)

3: Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine


With an efficacy rate of up to 72% after a single dose, the Janssen vaccine has been authorized for emergency use across the US. Janssen Pharmaceutica is a Belgium-based division of Johnson & Johnson and is working alongside Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccinations which store genetic instruction using a single-stranded RNA, this vaccine uses a double-stranded DNA. By adding the gene for the coronavirus spike protein to a virus called Adenovirus 26, which typically causes colds and flu symptoms, the injection can provide immunity without causing illness. (10)

Strategy Behind The Vaccination Roll Out

During a global pandemic, protecting the most vulnerable in society is a must, so vaccinating elderly people, anyone with major underlying health conditions, and frontline medical staff will be the main priority. Next comes essential workers such as care home staff, teachers, dentists, and anyone providing an important public service where they are in contact with people on a regular basis. After this, the vaccination will become available to the majority. President Joe Biden aims to have enough Covid vaccination doses for every American adult across the US by the end of May. (11)


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.




Jared Lafferty





Lawrenceville, GA 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 is locally owned and operated by Jared Lafferty Since 2019 they have served over 160 community members, businesses and government agencies in Eastern Atlanta.

Bio-One provides service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and more.

 “The motto of ‘Help First, Business Second’ attracted us to pursue joining the Bio-One family and we’re thrilled to part of a winning team,” said Jared Lafferty, owner of Bio-One. “We have cherished each opportunity to truly make a difference in our community.”

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







Key Differences Between Covid-19 and Ebola Pandemic

Covid-19 Vs Ebola Pandemic

Key Differences Between Covid-19 and Ebola Pandemic

There is nothing quite like a global pandemic to spread fear, anxiety, and financial chaos around the world. As Covid-19 continues to infect and disrupt daily life on a global scale, as well as claim thousands of lives a day, let’s take a look at the key differences between this deadly viral infection and the Ebola pandemic.



First, a brief history of Ebola and Covid-19:

Covid-19 Vs Ebola Pandemic

A Brief Overview Of The Ebola Pandemic

Formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Ebola was first transmitted to people from wild animals such as fruit bats and porcupines. Spreading through blood, secretions, organs, and other bodily fluids of infected people, the first cases were recorded in Central Africa in 1976. During 2014, Ebola started to spread across West Africa and then into Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. With a 90 percent lethality rate, Ebola is the most deadly virus known to man, yet it is very hard to transmit. 

Covid-19 Vs Ebola Pandemic

Covid-19 Global Pandemic So Far

There are still many questions still left unanswered regarding the current global pandemic. Covid-19 is thought to have started in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China in 2019 and rapidly spread across the country and eventually across the world. Highly infectious, Covid-19 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome that can be deadly. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as a global pandemic. Covid-19 has so far claimed the lives of approximately 2.36 million people.

Covid-19 Vs Ebola Pandemic

3 Key Differences Between Covid-19 and Ebola

In the past decade, the world has battled a number of deadly viral infections, from Ebola and Swine Flu to Covid-19. The question is, how is the current global pandemic different from Ebola, and why is our global response so severe to this pandemic.


Let’s take a look at 3 major differences between Covid-19 and Ebola. 

1: Key Symptoms

The main symptoms of Ebola are body aches and muscle pain, fever, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and unexplained bleeding and bruising.


Covid-19 has symptoms that can easily be mistaken for the common cold or flu, such as body aches, fatigue, a high temperature, and continuous cough. There are some symptoms that can help you to diagnose Covid-19 such as a loss or change of sense of smell or taste, but some people can have Covid-19 and show no symptoms at all. This makes it extremely difficult to contain the virus and identify those who are currently infected. 

2: Fatality Rate

Ebola is extremely deadly, with a fatality rate of 90 percent.


Covid-19 on the other hand is very low, at around 2-3 percent. Your chances of surviving the current pandemic are high and are related to your age and health. So if you’re young with no underlying health conditions, you’ll have a good chance of fighting the infection with no medical intervention. 

3: Rate Of Infection

While fatality is extremely low for Covid-19 compared to Ebola, it is highly infectious which is why it has rapidly spread from country to country and caused so many deaths. There has only been one confirmed case of Ebola in the USA, but 27 million Americans have been infected with Covid-19.

In fact, the Ebola outbreak was linked to the use of contaminated needles and syringes, which were used in hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nurses would recycle syringes and use five for every 300 to 600 patients per day, which is why Ebola quickly got out of hand.


Now consider the extreme precautious hospitals and medical professionals are taking to stop the spread of Covid-19. Despite wearing several layers of PPE, this viral infection is still continuing to spread, which clearly demonstrates how easily it can get out of control, which is why our response is so extreme compared to the Ebola outbreak. If the fatality rate is 2 percent and Covid-19 spreads throughout the US, it could lead to 1 million unnecessary deaths.




About Bio-One Inc.


Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 40 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 becoming a Bio-One franchisee, visit us at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


2-Day Hoarding Clean Up Case Study Part II | Professional Cleaners

Part II: 2-Day Hoarding Clean Up Case Study

Compulsive hoarding is something we need to address with compassion and respect.  Refreshed and energized, our residential cleaning team were ready to tackle day 2 of the hoard.



If you haven’t read part I of this hoarding clean up job: Part I: 2-Day Hoarding Clean Up Case Study

Early & Eager To Continue Our Hoarding Clean Up

After 24 hours, our residential cleaning team had removed the majority of large items and garbage from our customer’s home. After enjoying a good night’s sleep, we were ready the next day to continue the deep clean. Arriving early, we reviewed our progress so far and were happy to see such a big difference already. Things were certainly starting to take shape and we had our sights firmly fixed on the finish line.

Dumpster Truck Damage

Day two didn’t get off to the start we had anticipated. As we waited for the last dumpster truck to deliver our dumpster, things didn’t quite go to plan. The truck delivering it to the customer’s home accidentally ripped off their truck’s bumper and our team had to down tools to offer our help. We helped the driver remove his bumper from his big rig so that he could get back on the road and on his way. While this was an unfortunate accident, it did delay us by two hours! As the sun began to set, the pressure was on to finish the job. 

Music Motivation During A Hoarding Clean Up

Music is a great motivator when cleaning out a hoard and helps our entire team to keep going even when it starts to get dark outside. Pretty tired after the heavy lifting, we eventually finished as night fell and we moved onto the decontamination process. This is a key element to our residential cleaning service and makes sure that we protect ourselves and our customers. While decontaminating our gear in the dark was a pretty strange experience, it was so worth it to see the results of our work. We had managed to remove over 12,000 lbs of debris from the customer’s home! That’s 2,000 lbs per person working on the job. Needless to say, we were exhausted but proud of our hoarding accomplishments.



I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank my entire team who took part in this 2-day hoarding clean up job. Without your help and dedication, we would not have been able to help this man and his elderly father. Thanks to our hard work and resilience we have helped improve their quality of life! 

Compulsive Hoarding Clean Up Service

Compulsive hoarding has a complex emotional connection and it’s important to realize that it’s nobody’s fault and no-one is to blame. Sometimes a hoard can build-up due to getting old and unable to clean the way you used to. Other times it is a way of expressing grief or emotional distress. You should never feel ashamed about a hoarding problem and if you require help, regaining control and improving your environment at home, we are here to help.



Bio-One specializes in hoarding residential cleaning jobs in Gwinnett County Area. With our unique experience and respectful approach to hoarding cleanups, we can work closely with clients and offer a bespoke service. We will never make you feel pressured and we will work hard to understand your needs, concerns and rules. Contact our team today.




About Bio-One Inc.


Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 40 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 becoming a Bio-One franchisee, visit us at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.