Signing of the Georgia Crime, Trauma and Death Scene Cleaning bill into law. 08/04/2020.
Gordy Powell entered the victim service industry / Crime, trauma & death scene clean up in June of 1996. His first company was called Metro Crime Scene Disposal Unit which evolved in into A-1 Bio Clean Service with his business partner was his bride Sheila Powell. In 2010 Gordy merged his services with that of Todd Reese who owned Sloan Bio Recovery and they both created Georgia Clean and Associates, LLC. Georgia Clean would fill the need of specialty cleaning to not only include the trauma, crime and death scene cleaning, but would also focus on hoarding clean up, clandestine lab (Meth, Fentanyl and Grow Labs) cleaning as well as medical waste processing services.
Gordy also founded Red Flag Claims.com which is an independent third-party peer review for property losses that adjusters and property management firms use should they have a bill in question. With forged relationships with insurance adjusters over the years and being seasoned in the bio recovery industry, Gordy would be asked by adjusters across the country to conduct peer reviews on companies that would over inflate their billing. This led to founding of Red Flag Claims, that also reviews claims of Fire, water, mold, meth labs, asbestos and roofing claims.
In Fall of 2016 Todd Reese retired from trauma victim services and Gordy now operates Georgia Clean with Doug Cunningham. Doug is a former FBI agent who discovered a need and passion to assist families from the other side of the barrier tape.
In 2016 Gordy and his local business peers across Georgia created and developed the BioPTO.org. The Bio Professional Trade Organization was created to create an ethical standard of care in the victim services / trauma scene cleanup industry in Georgia. With seeing and witnessing families being re-victimized by predatory practices, and seeing liens placed on family homes, Gordy could not sit still watching this practice take place by dishonest business owners. Georgia would soon be the first state in the country to lead an example for other states to follow so that a standard of care can be in place for victims of trauma and death.
Gordy also held the distinguished position as the Vice President of the ABRA (American Bio Recovery Association) and elected by his peers to serve on their Board of Directors for four years. ABRA is the governing body over the bio recovery industry and a leader in bio recovery education.
During his term as Vice President of ABRA he was noted for the following accomplishments:
· Authored ABRA’s “Know Your Rights” workplace compliance poster for trauma services
· Authored ABRA’s contingency insert plan for a company’s Emergency Manual
· Having ABRA placed in the front of the Phone Directory in 13 states
· Taking ABRA on the road to connecting ABRA’s message to likeminded organizations and associations by attending other trade shows and conferences.
· Creating the ABRA round Table Forum so that ABRA membership may have a voice in monthly BOD meetings.
· Created, established and handpicked the ABRA Ethics Panel.
· Created ABRA’s endorsement program for approval of products and services that advanced the bio recovery industry.
· ABRA’s outreach partnership program with NOVA (National Organization of Victim’s Assistance), POMC (Parents of Murdered Children), International Suicide Prevention, and NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers).
· Establishing ABRA’s BOA / Board of Advisors
Gordy is one of voices in lecturing and educating organizations on bio-recovery and teaching various industries as well as victim support groups of the advantages of having a bio-recovery firm on hand. He has spoken at numerous conferences and trade shows in the remediation and public safety industry. Gordy’s background is in public awareness, public safety and marketing.