Joe Dobbins has been a carpet cleaner, restoration contractor, wholesale product and equipment supplier, licensed building contractor, property insurance adjuster and an IICRC trainer and volunteer. That is enough to last most professionals a lifetime, but Joe keeps on going.
He is a man of few words, but the words he uses should be heeded. Joe Dobbins is a tireless human being. He is an advocate for "always doing the right thing" every time, all the time. Joe has been an inspiration to countless students he has trained over almost 30 years of training.
Joe did not look to be in our industry at all, but when the Musical Education major from Jacksonville State University realized that a career as a high school band director may have to take a back seat to another career in fast food management. Fast food management was a "pressure cooker" environment and took a toll on his health and he quickly pivoted to professional cleaning.
He purchased an existing business and was able to grow it into on location services very quickly and realized while watching IICRC trainers teach at his supply facilities why he was not training those students himself. Fast forward 30 years later and Joe has fulfilled his dream of teaching. He continues to teach today, but as a substitute teacher for elementary, middle school and high school students and sometimes gets to be the band director!