Bio-One of New Haven 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
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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!

Bio-One of New Haven County is Hiring!!


Roles and Responsibilities

THIS IS A PART TIME POSITION with flexible hours.

Remediate biohazard scenes (including but not limited to suicide, homicide, unattended death, decomposition, mold, hoarding, urine/feces, odors), maintain inventory in trucks and on scene, communication with customers both in-person and via phone, keep organized schedule for lead tech, general administration support, maintain lists of valuable items for customers, photograph/document scenes with before and after pictures, utilize proper protective equipment and judgment on all jobs.

High School Diploma

No criminal record

Valid driver’s license, reliable mode of transportation with car insurance and clean driving record

Smart Phone

The capability of (infrequent) on-call work for late hours, weekends and holidays. Bio-One is a 24/7/365 operation.

Preferred Skills
Quick response when offered jobs, timely and reliable, ability to work in hot, humid conditions for extended hours; able to work in confined spaces like attics and crawl spaces; able to lift household items/furniture; strong stomach, capable of operating around pungent odors, blood, feces, bodily fluids, insects (to include maggots, flies, spiders, bed bugs, etc.); strong work ethic, extraordinary attention to detail and ability to stay on task without distraction or supervision.

Backgrounds in construction, military, police and emergency response a plus, but we can teach you everything you need to know if you have a great work ethic.

If interested or know someone who is, please reach out directly: or 203-577-8242

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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 


Disclosing death when selling a home

If buying or selling a home in Connecticut is in your future, you're likely well versed the entire process from the initial offer to closing. But are you aware that disclosing a death in the home may be required? Here's what you need to know. 


Property Disclosure Documents

No matter how perfect a house looks on the outside, there is often property information a buyer needs to disclose before the sale can go through. Property disclosure documents reveal known structural issues, neighborhood nuisances, hazards, HOA details, water damage, notable repairs made to the home and death in the home. 


Rules for reporting a death in the home vary by state, and variations in rules may include:

  • Timeframe: When the death occurred. 
  • How the person passed away: If the death occurred naturally versus due to negligence on the property.
  • Hauntings: If the seller has knowledge that the property is being haunted by the dead. 


So what are the rules in Connecticut? Here are the details:


Connecticut law does not consider death, no matter how it occurred, to be a material fact that is required to be disclosed. If a buyer asks the seller in writing, then the seller and/or agent must disclose the death, if they know.


For a state by state guide on disclosure laws we recommend visiting this resource on


Remediating After a Death in a Home

If a death recently occurred in the home you're hoping to purchase, there may have been biohazards from bloodborne pathogens that required remediation. Consider asking the seller how the death was remediated to ensure proper steps were taken. Remediation processes may vary depending on the location of the death, how the death occurred, types of flooring, and if the death was undiscovered for days or weeks. 


Bio-One technicians are trained and equipped to properly disinfect biohazards from bloodborne pathogens, and we ensure safe biohazard material handling and disposal. Once the entire area is cleaned of blood and body fluids, we also help property owners restore the location to its pre-incident state. 


If you are selling a home and need a biohazard remediated or want to ensure remediation was done correctly, give Bio-One a call. Our experts not only contain and disinfect the dangerous biological materials, we carry out our work in a caring and private manner. 


We are here for you 24/7/365!

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Spring cleaning is commonly associated with refreshing your home for warm weather ahead. While common activities include dusting, mopping floors, and removing clutter, Bio-One also sees an increase in hoarding remediation


Maybe you’ve discovered a loved one is living in a hoarding situation and you want to help. Or you’ve inherited an estate and a trash or animal hoard was revealed. Perhaps, you are living in a hoarding situation and have decided it’s time for help. 


No matter the circumstances, Bio-One provides care and compassion, and a can customize a unique plan to meet your needs. We serve all of Connecticut and surrounding areas.


Bio-One is here for you 24/7/365 - 203-577-8242 -

Bio-One of New Haven County, 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.

New Haven, CT 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 Matthew Hill. Since 2020 Bio-One of New Haven has served over 160 community members, businesses and government agencies throughout Connecticut.


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 Matthew to pursue joining the Bio-One family and we’re thrilled to part of a winning team,” said Hill, 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 and  



How To Disinfect/Clean Safely During COVID-19 Pandemic

December 15, 2020


Stay Informed  

            As we move into the ninth month of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the United States, you have probably heard a lot of conflicting views as scientific reports come in and the news media dissects it. Information quickly becomes outdated, and it can leave your head spinning. The most reliable sources of information include, of course, the World Health Organization internationally, the Center of Disease Control in the US, and the National Health Service in the UK. 


You’ll want to keep up on the most up-to-date information as we continue through the winter. As the months get colder, most of us we will be forced inside (as if we haven’t been already), and this time, the windows will be closed allowing for less effective ventilation. This combination of factors will mean cleaning and disinfecting will be of utmost in importance in the prevention of outbreaks and stopping the spread if they start. Although the words cleaning and disinfecting are often used interchangeably, they don’t always mean the same thing. 


The Difference between Cleaning and Disinfecting

             Being clear on definitions is especially important in regards to a pandemic like the one we are experiencing now. Cleaning is the act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities on a surface while disinfecting is killing germs on contact. Regular soap and hot water is usually enough to get items clean. A special solution is required to fully disinfect items that cannot be washed. 

The CDC recommends a combination of cleaning and disinfecting as often as possible to curb potential exposure to the virus. Many businesses have established hourly disinfection schedules. To reinforce these measures, they have also added, once or even twice, daily cleanings. 


Safety First

Use the Right Disinfectants/Tools

Hundreds, if not thousands, of fake or homemade products have been released since the onset of the virus, and many of these are not properly approved by the EPA. As well as disinfecting often, you’ll want to make sure your disinfectant is on this list or follows regulatory guidelines on what qualifies as a disinfectant. Do not use chemicals for off-label use. The solutions on this list are safe on surfaces but have not been tested on people. 

Types of Surfaces


Most hard, non-porous surfaces can be cleaned with most disinfectants listed on the CDC’s website. Soft, porous surfaces that cannot be laundered are harder to disinfect because there are fewer options, but most clothing and bedding can be disinfected in the wash. Make sure to double check that the products you are using are effective for the surfaces on which you are using them.


Bio-One Has You Covered


At Bio-One New Haven County, we eliminate as much stress for you as possible during these impossible times. We come equipped and ready to handle almost any situation you throw at us, and that includes the coronavirus. If you or someone you know has been exposed to the virus and you need your space cleaned, we will be there. 


Bio-One Celebrates National Crime

Prevention Month

What is National Crime Prevention Month?  


Happy October, everyone! Did you know that October is National Crime Prevention Month? If you didn’t, it’s okay. Today we’re going to talk about what it is, why it’s important, and how you can help keep yourself and your community safer this year. First off, what is National Crime Prevention Month (NCPM)? October was dedicated to this cause in the early 1980s as an attempt to get everyone involved in making their neighborhoods more secure. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) who hosts the event each year works with many entities both public and private to increase awareness and ultimately prevent crime. October 2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of their beloved mascot McGruff who stars in their commercials and other promotional materials. 



Why is National Crime Prevention Month Important?


Each year, the NCPC highlights many topics of which the public may not be aware and seeks to educate as many people as possible in order to decrease crime across the nation. The NCPC believes that if we all work together, we can defend our neighborhoods from preventable crimes! They work hard to meet this mission by hosting trainings, distributing promotional materials, and airing public service announcements across the country. Read on to be informed about this year's topics. 

Week 1, October 1 – 3:  McGruff® Turns 40!

Who is McGruff?

McGruff the Crime Dog is a mascot donned in a trench coat howling an iconic tagline, “Take a Bite out of Crime”, that was introduced in 1980 to popularize crime prevention efforts by the National Crime Prevention Council. You may know him as the dog from the Neighborhood Watch signs. This year he turns 40 years old, and as an introduction to the month and the cause, the council urges you to share your favorite memories of him with them on social media. 

Week 2, October 5 – 9: Stay Safe. Go For Real.

Next up, the NCPC is urging consumers to do their homework and buy genuine products over counterfeit. They aim to educate buyers on the dangers of buying fake, not generic, products. Many companies take advantage of the rising prices of goods and services and convince consumers that they can save money this way. They use the names of brands people already trust and can make you pay double or triple what a product is actually worth while skimping on safety regulations. These products use theft and counterfeit of intellectual property to fund criminal activity like human and drug trafficking.

Week 3, October 12 – 16: Working Together to Reduce Violent Crime

Next week, the NCPC reminds us that everyone is responsible for reducing the harm caused by violent crime, and they help us by informing our communities how to do this effectively. The council can teach you emergency preparedness, how to avoid intellectual property theft and financial fraud, as well as many community building skills. You can learn more about their Celebrate Safe Communities program on their website.

Week 4, October 19 – 23: Promoting Public Health and Safety in Communities

Throughout the past 2 years, lung injuries and deaths related to the use of black-market nicotine and marijuana vaping devices have skyrocketed. Over 2,000 cases have been reported. The council also wishes to spread awareness of the distribution of illegal vape products especially to teens and youth. Buying black-market vape products increases the risks to health and life of our children, and it’s important to understand how to keep kids safe. With a respiratory pandemic looming over us, it’s important to reduce potential damage to our lungs. If you or someone you know is already experiencing addiction related to these products, you may be able to quit by using FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies


Week 5, October 26 – 30: Protect Your PIN: Outsmart Fraudsters

Hacking isn’t like the movies. In fact, most hackers don’t need enhanced computer skills because they get your personal information through a tactic called social engineering. You may not be suspicious of a friendly face asking you about your first pet or car, where you went to school as a kid, or where you were born, but these are all answers to common security questions used on websites to reset your passwords. They make casual conversation asking seemingly innocent questions or pretend to be a representative of an organization you trust which primes you to give them the information they need to hurt your wallet. In 2020 since the pandemic began, there has been a rise in this type of crime, and we must be vigilant at guarding our personal information. 

Bio-One Has Your Back

While these aren’t the only crimes we need to prevent, it’s a good place to start. The easiest way to prevent crime is to connect and build community. In neighborhoods where people feel close to each other, they are more likely to watch out for each other. We here at Bio-One New Haven support National Crime Prevention Month. We encourage you to research, reach out to members of your community, and do your part to protect your neighbors! 


If you ever find yourself the victim of a crime, you can call Bio-One New Haven County any time day or night. We hope you never need us, but if you do, we are here for you 24/7/365. Calls are always answered by our owner and our response time to your location is typically under 1 hour.  Bio-One of New Haven County / People First, Business Second!








Choosing the Right Cleanup Company

October 5th 2020  


Deciding on a cleaning crew after a trauma is a decision you probably never thought you’d need to make. Many people think that after a traumatic event, suicide, homicide or unattended death, there are police or similar government agencies assigned to do the cleanup. However, that’s just not the case. Today, we will cover what to consider when choosing a professional clean up company. Safety should be the number one priority of any company that you choose. A qualified company will have a keen eye for details, will want you to walk away completely satisfied, and will ensure that you understand the process and what to expect. 

Factors to Consider:

Safety & Legality:

When the unthinkable happens, it can be difficult to think about all the paperwork, the laws, and who will do what, so you may even think that it would just be easier to clean the situation up yourself. Doing it yourself may seem tempting right now, but it can cost you more in the long run. The problem with this solution is that it brings more questions than answers. “How do I safely dispose of biohazardous waste?”, “What cleaning solution will disinfect this mess?”, and “How should I protect myself from dangerous bloodborne pathogens that may be present?” all spring to mind, and you shouldn’t have to worry about this at all. Choosing an experienced organization like Bio-One that prioritizes safety will take the burden off your shoulders. We have the training, licensure, and insurance required to give you peace of mind while we work. 

Qualifications & Experience:

You also need a company that has all the right tools to get the job done. That’s why Bio-One uses a proprietary mix of chemicals to put your dwelling back in safe, clean, livable condition. The right company will have all the right certifications required by law in your area, they will have insurance and liabilities covered, and they will know the answers to all your questions and more. Bio-One has been in the business for over a decade, and we exceed at meeting standards and regulations. We have never been cited or fined, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a customer that wasn’t satisfied with a job well done. 

Customer Satisfaction & Reviews:

The best service will reach you organically, but good reviews don’t hurt. Most clean up crews are referred by word of mouth or directly from police, fire or other first responders. You will probably hear about a company from someone who has dealt with a similar situation and had good results with that team. If the company's website and reviews match up to what you’ve heard, you can feel good about choosing them to help you get the job done. 

At Bio-One New Haven County, we pride ourselves on connecting with each customer personally. When you call us at 203-577-8242, you will speak to the business owner, Matthew Hill, every time. He will walk you through the process, answer all your questions, and together you can decide if Bio-One is right for you. If for some reason we aren’t a good fit, we will make sure to refer you to somewhere that fits your needs. 

Empathy & Communication:

The most important aspect of choosing a clean up crew that fits your needs is finding someone who will treat you with the utmost empathy and respect. Chances are, if you need their services, you’re going through a hard time, and you need a team that will respect your privacy, remain discrete, and keep your business confidential.  


We will be there for you anytime of day or night, and we can respond to most job sites within an hour. We don’t ask for payment until after the job is complete, and insurance covers a large portion of our fees. Bio-One of New Haven County is a People First, Business Second organization owned and operated by former first responders who know how to deal with these situations and who always puts the clients needs first.



After you’ve had a traumatic experience, you just want to get back to normal as fast as you possibly can. With a Bio-One of New Haven County, you can get there much quicker. Our response time is under one hour and we work quickly and efficiently to get your life back in order. Our crews are professional, discreet, compassionate and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure you can safely return to comfortable living.