Our team

Our Team

We are proud to be a second generation family business serving the community for over 20 years! Jerry Thomas started Specialized Cleaning & Restoration Inc in 1992 in a small shop with one office. He started with one van, a few air movers and dehumidifiers. Specialized Cleaning and Restoration – Bismarck North DakotaSince then Jerry has become known throughout the area as an industry expert who is passionate about his work. After several moves to bigger and bigger facilities, he finally built his dream facility in 2001. In 2001 Seth Sandness (son-in-law) started working at Specialized as a technician. Seth is now the Operations Manager/Vice President and has managed projects over $2.5 million. Jerry’s two daughters started working for the company in 2003 and 2005. Amber and Stacey have worked in all areas of the company and currently they are both working in client relations. Today we occupy a 16,000 sf fully secured facility with an indoor operation for rug cleaning, blind cleaning and ultrasonic restoration plus heated storage for contents. We are also proud to have on-location the largest amount of drying equipment in the state! We invite and encourage people to visit our facility – the coffee is always on so please take a moment to stop by.

Jerry Thomas

Jerry is the founder of Specialized Cleaning & Restoration Inc. He joined the industry and started the business in 1992. SCR Inc. has successfully completed many major flood, water, smoke and mold projects that have been into the six figures. Our greatest pride is our customer satisfaction and the time and money we can save them. SCR Inc. strives to be extremely pro-active in our approach to training and equipment. Yesterday’s training and equipment will not survive in today or tomorrows world. Certifications:

  • Master Fire & Smoke Restorer
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Odor Control
  • Journeyman Textile Cleaner
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Journeyman Water Restorer
  • Carpet Repair & Reinstallation
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Health & Safety
  • Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Level I & Level II Infrared Thermography
  • Building Science
  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist
Seth Sandness

Seth started at Specialized Cleaning in 2001 as a carpet technician and had worked his way through all area of the company. Seth has been the Operations Manager on all major jobs since 2003, has managed claim over $1 million and is the current President of SCR. His technical and personal skills are of the highest degree. “I may not have done it before but I am sure I can figure it out” is a quote by Seth that proves his attitude towards hard work and willingness to provide great service to his clients reaches beyond the desk. Certifications:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Health & Safety
  • Level I & Level II Infrared Thermography
  • Building Science
Stacey Thomas

She has become very active in the IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) aspect of our industry and has obtained her Certified Indoor Environmentalist certification as well as many others. Stacey graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Mary and received honors from the Harold Schafer Leadership Academy in healthcare. Although as a teenager she thought she would never work with her dad, after college she joined the Specialized team and hasn’t looked back. Stacey has a commitment to the family business as well as the community. She has served in several leadership positions for the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network including President (2016-2017), served on the American Red Cross Board, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Livability Summit (2017) and served on the Miss America Welcome Home Committee. Certifications:

  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Stone, Masonary & Ceramic Tile Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Safety Equivalent Certified Indoor Environmentalist
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Stone, Masonary & Ceramic Tile Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Safety Equivalent
Amber Sandness

Amber is a graduate from Dickinson State University with a degree in business administration. She is a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves and was deployed to Africa in 2003. After returning from Africa, she focused her attention on growing the family business. In January 2016, Amber decided to step away from the Specialized family business and pursue a career in real estate. In her real estate career she has received awards for Rookie of the Year and Diamond Level Producer. Amber and Seth have four kids and enjoy boating in the summer and attending their kid’s activities. Certifications:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Carpet Cleaning