SERVPRO of Grand Blanc Employee Photos

Ben Katzmark

Ben Katzmark

Title: Water Chief

Certification: Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)

History: Ben attended military school where he graduated with the highest rank. From there, he went on to become a local amateur MMA fighter. At the peak of his career, he was ranked 128th in the world at 145 lbs. Now that he has retired, he enjoys watching and playing local sports and making people laugh. 

Samantha Baldwin

Samantha Baldwin

Title: Community Relations Coordinator

History: Sam graduated from Linden High School and pursued a bachelor's degree at Eastern Michigan University. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in Communication and Nonprofit Administration. When she is not at work, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, listening to music and playing sports. 

Rick Furneaux

Rick Furneaux

Title: Shop Maintenance

History: Rick has working in the restoration industry for 12 years. Prior to joining the field, he worked as a golf course equipment tech for BHCC and MSU for a combined 26 years.  When he is not working, he enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with his grand kids and life in general. You might even find him enjoying life by watching his favorite movie, The Green Mile from time to time.

Carrie Landon

Carrie Landon

Title: Office Manager

History: Carrie is a daughter, sister, mother and soon to be grandmother. She lives and breaths her family. Her daughter Katie just recently graduated from the University of Michigan with her bachelor’s and is preparing to start her graduate program in the fall. She is also expecting a son in November. In 2010, Carrie added to her family by adopting their son Aden. He is currently attending school in Flushing. She originally joined the SERVPRO family as a contract worker before joining us full time as our office manager.

Tracy Schmelling

Tracy Schmelling

Title: Production Technician

History: Tracy came to us from another SERVPRO and is one of our production techs. She is very outgoing and loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys listening to slow rock but can be found on the couch watching her favorite movie Grease. She is a blast to work with and always keeps us on her toes with her witty sense of humor.

Josh Edgatt

Josh Edgatt

Title: Production Technician

History: After graduating from high school, Josh moved to South Carolina for 10 years. About 5-6 years ago, he decided that he wanted to move back to Michigan. He enjoys rock music and loves to attend concerts. He enjoys living life because time flies by too quickly.

Jennifer Blackman

Jennifer Blackman

Title: Production Technician

History: Jennifer was born in Chicago and raised in Georgia. She is the proud mother of 3 and takes everyday one day at a time. She is always smiling and likes music from various genres. During the holidays, you can find her curled up on the couch watching her favorite movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.

Darren Sywyk

Darren Sywyk

Title: Production Manager

History: Darren has been a member of our SERVPRO team since March 2018. He has more than 30 years of experience in the customer service industry and loves to talk to people. When he is not working, you can find him watching Forrest Gump or playing the guitar.

Eric Chesser

Eric Chesser

Title: President

History: Eric has been in the restoration industry for 21 years. He has a masters in Fire and Water Restoration. He has been married to an amazing woman since 2002 and have two kids, Jacob and Madison. Together, they raise their dog Max. He holds a black belt in Karate, loves cars and enjoys playing golf. He is a great guy that truly cares about people and is passionate about the work that he is doing. He is the right person to lead our staff in our day-to-day work.