This Husband-and-Wife Duo Find Purpose with Bio-One

Bio-One Franchise

The Biohazard Cleanup Franchise Helps People in Times of Crisis

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Husband-and-wife team Derek and Daniela Myers always wanted to run a business together. Although they both had great careers — Derek served in the Nebraska Air National Guard and Daniela worked as a CPA — they wanted something more meaningful. They found it with Bio-One. The biohazard cleanup franchise takes care of hazardous messes of all kinds: hoarding, mold, blood, you name it. They help people in times of crisis, such as after a loved one’s suicide, homicide or undiscovered death. “It doesn’t get more personal than what we do,” says Derek.

He admits that running this type of business is not for everyone and the work shouldn’t be done by just any employee. “It’s for people who have real empathy, and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart,” he says. “But it’s the most challenging and rewarding work you’ll ever do,” he says. The Myers are always looking to attract the right employees who can handle the work with kindness, empathy and discretion. The Myers always tell their employees to put themselves in the shoes of the families they serve. “We are there for people on some of the worst days of their lives. We only recruit employees who embrace our mission to serve our customers without judgment,” he says.

A Full-Time Effort

The couple left their jobs and put a full-time effort into working on Bio-One of Omaha when they opened for business in the summer of 2019. They love the fact that they can give back to the community and run a thriving, in-demand business together. Half of the Myers’ calls are for emergency work, and the other half are for cleanup jobs involving mold remediation and hoarding messes.

Bio-One franchisees Derek and Daniela Myers pose with their team members
The Myers only hire employees who can handle the work with kindness, empathy and discretion.

“Families who are dealing with these difficult and often tragic scenarios shouldn’t have to manage the cleanup, too,” Derek says. He and his team not only do the heavy lifting when it comes to the messy work, but they also help their clients navigate the insurance process. “Customers are always grateful to learn that these emergency jobs are covered by insurance.”

Embracing Diversity

Derek believes there’s no better opportunity to foster diversity than with Bio-One. “We get to know people from all different walks of life who are facing incredible struggles. We are there to help them. From Bio-One’s corporate headquarters to our Omaha location, diversity and inclusion is at the core of our business. We are uniquely plugged into the communities we serve,” he says.

Bio-One Services

Bio-One specializes in emergency cleanup jobs. The low-cost, in-demand franchise offers support from an experienced leadership team and the opportunity to provide essential services and build a lucrative business. Bio-One seeks franchise partners who can lead teams and want to make a difference by helping others with these services:

  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Decontamination and biohazard cleaning
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Undiscovered death cleanup
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Mold remediation

On the Scene After Tragic Events

Bio-One operates under strict OSHA regulations and uses the most effective practices to eradicate biohazard threats. Its clients include police, fire, victim advocates, funeral homes, hospitals, large corporations, and more. The company has been trusted with remediating some of the most devastating events in recent U.S. history, including the shooting at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Operating in 41 states with more than 100 locations, Bio-One is continually ranked as a top brand in Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious annual Franchise 500 list. 

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Jill Abrahamsen’s career spans more than 25 years in editorial, design, and marketing roles. As the editorial director of IFPG, she serves as editor-in-chief of Franchise Consultant Magazine and FranchiseWire. Through both platforms, Jill helps franchisors spread the word about their brands and reports on the latest franchise news and trends. A skilled storyteller, Jill communicates franchisor’s messages through feature articles and franchisee interviews.

Jill is an accomplished writer, editor and graphic designer. Her extensive experience includes key roles with major consumer publications, including Boating, Popular Photography, and Design NJ magazines. As founding editor-in-chief of Franchise Dictionary magazine, Jill developed her passion and fascination for franchising which continues to grow in her role at IFPG.
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