Our Family


We are proud to be a second generation family business serving the community for over 27 years!

Jerry Thomas started Specialized Cleaning & Restoration Inc in 1992 in a small shop. He started with one van, a few air movers and dehumidifiers. Since 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 with a final expansion in 2010.

In 2001 Seth Sandness (son-in-law) started working at Specialized as a technician. Seth is now the President and overseas all projects.  Jerry’s two daughters, Amber and Stacey,  started working for the company in 2003 and 2005. They have worked in all areas of the company from technician to office management.  Today Stacey is Vice President and overseas client relations.  We occupy a 16,000 sf fully secured and temperature controlled facility with an indoor operation for rug cleaning, blind cleaning and ultrasonic cleaning 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.

Our Mission: Provide outstanding and innovative services while maintaining the highest level of honesty, integrity, commitment and value to our clients. To extend opportunities to our families, team members and their families, while providing those opportunities and chance to reach the American Dream.

Why Choose Specialized Cleaning & Restoration Inc? We are constantly pushing ourselves to be proactive in the industry and find the best possible ways to help better serve our customers. We invest in only the best equipment and believe in having trained technicians on the job. When you choose Specialized Cleaning and Restoration, you will get best equipment and service because customer satisfaction is GUARANTEED!

The Chamber

We have been a proud member of the Chamber since 1992. The Chamber has been a great resource to network with other businesses in the community.  Stacey Thomas served on the Chamber Board as Chairwoman of the Young Professionals Network from 2017-2018.

Bismarck Mandan Young Professionals Network

We support the Young Professionals Network and encourage our employees to get involved in the network.  Stacey has been an active member for over five years and has served in several leadership roles within the network.

Bismarck Mandan Convention and Visitor Bureau

We have been a long-time member and supporting the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Restoration Industry Association

We believe it is important to belong to our industry association to help us stay up to date on technology and processes.  Seth Sandness regularly attends the annual conference.


Did you know that the cleaning and restoration industry is not regulated?  That means anyone can open a business and come into your home or office without any training.  Training and certifications take time and are an investment we believe in.  Visit the IICRC website and verify our training!  We are proud of the commitment to education our team puts forth.

ACAC: American Council for Accredited Certification

Stacey is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist

Indoor Air Quality Association

We have been long standing members of this great association! A place to network, idea exchange and continue to learn.

Prairie Family Business Association

This association has been extremely beneficial as we transitioned and continue to work as a family business.