Meet the Team

DUCTZ franchise is led by a visionary executive team that is passionate about helping entrepreneurs thrive in business

President of BELFOR Franchise Group, LLC: Rusty Amarante

Mr. Amarante has served as President of DUCTZ International, LLC and currently serves as President of BELFOR Franchise Group, LLC, and DUCTZ North America, LLC, located in Ann Arbor, MI from March 2012 to the present. Mr. Amarante has also served as President of HOODZ International, LLC from March 2012 to September 2016, and HOODZ North America, LLC, both located in Ann Arbor, MI, from March 2012 to the present. Mr. Amarante also serves as President of 1 800 WATER DAMAGE International, LLC, and 1 800 WATER DAMAGE North America, LLC, both located in Ann Arbor, MI from October 2015 to the present. Mr. Amarante has served as Director of Operations for BELFOR USA Group, Inc., located in Birmingham, MI, from November 1999 to the present. Mr. Amarante also serves as Executive Chairman of HRI Holdings, located in Nashville, TN from July 2019 to the present.


Chief Executive Officer of Belfor Franchise Group, LLC: Sheldon Yellen

Mr. Yellen has been Chief Executive Officer of HOODZ International, LLC, BELFOR Franchise Group, LLC and HOODZ North America, LLC, located in Ann Arbor, MI from October 2008 to the present. Mr. Yellen also has served as Chief Executive Officer for DUCTZ International LLC and DUCTZ North America, LLC, located in Ann Arbor, MI from July 2007 to the present. Mr. Yellen also serves as Chief Executive Officer of 1 800 WATER DAMAGE International, LLC and 1 800 WATER DAMAGE North America, LLC, located in Ann Arbor, MI, from April 2015 to the present. Mr. Yellen has served as Chief Executive Officer for BELFOR USA Group, Inc., located in Birmingham, MI, from April 2004 to the present. Mr. Yellen also has served as Director and CEO of BELFOR Holdings, Inc., in Birmingham, MI, since its inception in September 2006 to the present. Mr. Yellen also serves as Director of HRI Holdings, located in Nashville, TN from July 2019 to the present.


Chief Operating Officer of BELFOR Franchise Group: Dan Tarantin

Mr. Tarantin joined and has served as COO of BELFOR Franchise Group since September 10, 2019. Mr. Tarantin joined the Board of Directors of our affiliate HRI, as the Chairman, in September 2011 and has also served as President and CEO of HRI since November 11, 2011. He also serves as President and CEO of our affiliate NHI, since November 11, 2012, and CEO of our affiliate DDG, since March 16, 2018.


President of DUCTZ, International, LLC and DUCTZ North America, LLC: Rick Bohdel

Mr. Bohdel has served as President for DUCTZ International, LLC and DUCTZ North America, LLC, whose main offices are located in Ann Arbor, MI, from September 2018 to present. Prior to that, Mr. Bohdel served as Vice President of DUCTZ International, LLC from February 2015 to September 2018. Previously, he served as the Director of Business Operations for DUCTZ International, LLC from February 2014 to February 2015. Mr. Bohdel has been in franchising for over twenty-five years and is a former franchise owner himself.


Vice President of Franchise Development: Ken Osness

Mr. Osness has served as Director of Franchise Development for BELFOR Franchise Group, LLC, whose main offices are located in Ann Arbor, MI from December 2015 to the present. Mr. Osness also served as Director of Franchise Development for 1 800 WATER DAMAGE International, LLC, located in Ann Arbor, MI, from September 2015 to the present. Prior to that, Mr. Osness served as Franchise Development Manager for HOODZ International, LLC, from June 2006 to December 2015. Mr. Osness also served as the Franchise Development Manager of DUCTZ International, LLC, from June 2006 to January 2015.

 

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