Meet Our Staff



Paul Swartz

  • Founded company in May 1987
  • Worked with Father in the field growing up
  • Went to college and then worked for 2 other contractors before starting Swartz
  • Have WRT/ASD certifications as well as commercial water mitigation training
  • Hobbies include Bike Riding, Sports, Reading, Hanging out with the family

Carol Swartz



Vanessa Spencer

Office Manager
  • 18 years banking experience in the Accounting Department at Chase Bank, formerly Bank One
  • 10 years office experience at masonry restoration company, Walter Associates, Inc.
  • Hobbies include Antiquing, visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and spoiling her 6 beautiful grandchildren

Business Development

Ben Swartz

Ben Swartz

Business Development
  • Proud husband and father to little Ellie
  • IICRC WRT Certified
  • Hobbies include traveling with his family, kayaking, and anything adventurous
  • Non-Profit Founder and World Traveler

Blake Bartels

Blake Bartels

Director of Business Development
  • 25 years Business Development/Sales Experience
  • Married to wife Amy and has four active boys
  • Enjoys attending as many of his children’s sporting and school related events as possible, grilling on his Big Green Egg, and an occasional motorcycle ride



Tom Turner

Sales Estimator
  • 38 years experience in construction, 22 of those in restoration
  • Xactimate Level 3 certified
  • Lead Certified
  • Married to wife Wendy, with 6 children and 5 grandchildren
  • Hobbies include spending time with family, woodworking, volunteering, spending time with his dogs, and watching Buckeyes and Browns football


Seth Clawson

Sales Estimator

  • 11 years of experience in residential, commercial, and restoration contracting
  • Certified in Xactimate levels 1 and 2 along with being lead certified
  • Proud husband and father of two kids
  • Hobbies include watching local dirt track races, woodworking, fishing, and enjoying time outdoors in the summertime working on projects around the house or barbecuing with family.

Ben Rettig

Sales Estimator


Chuck Mussa

Water Department Manager
  • U.S. Army Veteran from 1990 to 1993
  • Business Administration Degree from Illinois State University
  • 20+ Years of experience in Construction/Building Materials & Project Management
  • IICRC WRT & AMRT Certified



Randy Green

Operations Manager


Linda Hirschfeld

Accounting Manager/HR
  • 10 years experience in Accounting and HR
  • Married 20 years to John, Mother to 3 boys
  • Hobbies – scout mom, band mom, pianist