SERVPRO of NE Hillsborough County / Plant City Employee Photos

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Howard Guard, General Manager

Howard has been in Sales and Management for large and small companies for almost 40 years. Values that drive Howard are Honesty, Integrity, Transparency, People Development, and Success. His favorite thing about his job is the team that SERVPRO has assembled and their development within their roles. He also likes the challenge his job brings to his career experience and skill sets. When not working, Howard enjoys listening to music and watching movies. He gives of his time coaching youth baseball players, helping them get to the college or professional level. He also heads a non-profit that raises money for The Miracle League of Manasota and the American Cancer Society.

Howard’s favorite quote is: “If you want to be successful, find someone who has been where you want to be. Ask them a lot of questions, then shut up and listen!”

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Mike Wrenn, Sales & Marketing Manager

Mike has an extensive background in sales and his main goal is his role is to represent the SERVPRO name for our franchise and cultivate relationships with the community. His favorite part of working for SERVPRO is being able to help people during a disaster and hopefully making a traumatic event in their life a little easier. When he’s not working, Mike enjoys golfing, hanging out with friends and family and gives back to his community coaching baseball and helping athletes move to the next part of their life’s journey.

Mike’s favorite quote is “The harder you work, the luckier you’ll get!”

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Charlie Carneiro, Crew Chief

Charlie has an extensive background in customer-facing roles including Sales and Project Management and even had a stint as a Veterinary Technician.  If he could create his own job title, it would be Water Loss Documentarian. He provides the narrative of the process from arriving at the job site, to doing the initial inspection and continuing until the last day of remediation and back all of this documentation up with photos as well. Charlie loves working at SERVPRO because of the people he works with and the variety of the work. The fact that we provide a service that’s rewarding… that’s the icing on the cake. Integrity, work ethic, empathy, and a sense of humor are the values that drive him in his life. Charlie spends his free time volunteering with a local animal rescue organization, training, fostering, and helping with rescue animal’s behavioral issues.

Charlie’s Favorite Quote is “Buy the ticket, take the ride”, Hunter S. Thompson

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Edward Kummer, Production Manager

Edward has been in the restoration and construction industry for 30 years. His specialty is structural drying and mold remediation. He is a licensed mold assessor and remediator through the State of Florida. He has been IICRC Certified for over 25 years and reached Master Restoration and Cleaning Certification in August 2000. He describes his current role as Jack of All Restoration, filling the roles of Production Manager, Technician, Crew Chief or Job File Coordinator, depending on the day. Ed likes the work here at SERVPRO because we get to help people through difficult times, whether its water damage, fire damage or mold remediation. He also likes being able to go on large loss events and helping a community get back up and functioning again after a disaster strikes. He believes in being a good, honest person and giving 100% effort to the challenges he faces every day in his work. When he’s not working, Ed enjoys fishing and restoring old bicycles to resell.

Ed’s favorite quote is “Veni Vidi Vichi (Latin for I came, I saw, I conquered)

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Betty Reese, Job File Coordinator

Born on a Florida Naval Base, Betty lived in several states and experienced many other ways of life, but came back to Florida permanently to enjoy the outdoors and all the wonders to be found here in the Sunshine State. Her favorite part of working for SERVPRO is helping people in dire situations and having great coworkers. Honesty and integrity are values that drive Betty, she believes if you do not possess these traits, you have nothing to call your own. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, fishing and working on her home and yard. She also volunteers at her church and with Meals on Wheels and local homeless ministries. 

Betty’s Favorite Quote is “You’re on your own and you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where you go.” Dr. Seuss 

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Tracey Comer, Administrative Assistant

Tracey has a varied work background including Insurance, Customer Service, and Sales. Her favorite part of working for SERVPRO is the people she works with and the variety of work she does. Values that drive her include Faith, Family, and Friends. When she is not working at SERVPRO, she helps her husband at his automotive repair shops and enjoys working on vintage and classic cars.