For many, water damage can be quite a nightmare. An inherent problem for homeowners and businesses. But getting into the water damage restoration industry was an easy decision for Clayton Blount, co-owner of H2O Drying Solutions. Read more about Clayton and his incredible journey to serving with a purpose…
For many, water damage can be quite a nightmare. An inherent problem for homeowners and businesses. But getting into the water damage restoration industry was an easy decision for Clayton Blount, co-owner of H2O Drying Solutions.
Clayton went to high school in DeLand Florida and later attended the University of Florida. He has always been a “go-getter” and was always involved in sales and entrepreneurial type positions. Over the years, Clayton has completed all of Dale Carnegie’s training classes and several other sales training. He is also certified in water damage and restoration. His career started in the security industry. For fifteen years he worked on building a company called CPI Security and when he left in 2005, he co-founded an IT company called Charlotte Tech Support before deciding to venture into the restoration industry. In 2007, Clayton started H2O Drying Solutions along with Lorne James. For over a decade, Clayton and his excellent team members have been providing residents of the Carolinas with high-speed drying solutions and emergency fire and water restoration services.
Clayton saw a need for better water damage solutions and started this company with the aim of helping residents and businesses in times when they need it most. He handles marketing, human resources, and sales as well as back-up support in managing the day-to-day operations of the company. Confidence, control, credibility and commitment are the core values that guide his actions on a daily basis. Clayton also believes in doing an honest day’s work and treating customers with care and respect in a stressful time. He describes his company’s work as being similar to a superhero because his team of expert technicians is always available to offer immediate help even in the most delicate situations or far to reach places in the home, easing the stress and frustration customers have.
He’s also a strong believer in Jesus Christ and contributing to charitable endeavors. On this note, Clayton is always looking for opportunities to support Christian Library, a charity that H2O Drying Solutions help with. The project and their efforts help to bring the word of Christ into prisons working with a Ministry called CLI.
“One of the biggest things here is that we’ve grown H2O tremendously and we are about giving back and helping the elderly. We’re definitely a Christian based company and it’s through the grace of God we are where we are today.” – Clayton Blount
When he is not busy working, Clayton enjoys cooking and watching any type of University of Florida sports. He’s also involved in his sons’ basketball, football, and soccer events, playing the role of Coach. He takes part in a men’s bible study group which he enjoys and time spent with his beautiful wife, Beth is quite fulfilling. In fact, Clayton and Beth recently celebrate twenty-six lovely years of marriage. Much of his beliefs and value comes from his parents. His dad was a marine and always taught him the importance of his words; what being honest meant and how to be a good husband. They helped him see the importance of a balanced life and to honor God in everything that you do.
Clayton is a big believer in giving gratitude always. “Every day is precious and we should be thankful”, he says. He applies that the same approach to his work as well as in interactions with team members and customers. This allows him to grow his company, maintain a balance and serve with a purpose.