Meet the DRYmedic Family
Carlos Hesano: CEO, Founder & Team Member Since 2013
Carlos created DRYmedic back in 2014 as a way of helping people through home and business disasters. Applying 20+ years of business skills and management oversight through his leadership at dozens of service-based companies, he knew he could help people restore order and harmony to their most personal assets -- their homes and businesses.
Carlos now focuses on the financial, legal, and marketing aspects of the business, including building a team of experts to run the day-to-day operations and serve on the front lines, providing excellent client work.
With a comprehensive background in law, marketing, promotions, retail, planning, estimation, budgeting and supervision, Carlos, his partners, and his executive team have built well-rounded teams designed to work fast to solve your restoration project.
In his free time, Carlos enjoys golfing, boating, and relaxing with his wife and two girls.
Benjamin Gergis: Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder, & Team Member Since 2013
Benjamin Gergis is a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of DRYmedic® Restoration Services. He is tasked with managing the mitigation department and assisting all departments with workflow, from when the first call comes in to when the building is safe, clean, and dry. He works daily to build, train, and support team members to deliver the highest standard of care for clients. His “never stop learning” approach has enabled the team to grow as a company.
Prior to co-founding DRYmedic® Restoration Services, Ben owned and operated BMG Construction Services, where he focused on basement finishing, kitchen and bath remodeling, and commercial services. His team of 25 people focused on hotels, retail buildings, investment homes, and home renovations.
In 2008-2009, Ben became a certified home inspector, inspecting over 1,000 documented homes and commercial buildings. He was able to identify problems and offer solutions, experience that gave him an advantage to better understand and identify the condition of a structure, which paved the way to the restoration industry.
Ben earned his State of Michigan builders license in 2002 and holds a State of Michigan Asbestos Contractor Supervisor and Asbestos Inspector License. He has also earned multiple certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The accreditations held include the WTR, OC, ASD, AMRT, CRT, and FST. Ben is continuing his path to Master Water Restorer and Master Mold Restorer.
Ben enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and traveling.
Dominic Hesano: Co-Director, Reconstruction Division & Operations Manager Since 2014
Dominic Hesano has been working with DRYmedic® Restoration Services since 2014. His combined experience of 30 years in advertising, marketing, and social media strategy has provided the company a strong edge in the restoration market. Other areas of expertise include retail, sales operations, business planning, inventory management, merchandising and customer satisfaction.
His team-building skills are instrumental in maintaining a strong, sustaining company. His coaching skills help his teams understand the meaning of professionalism, compassion, and positivity – which are some of the key core values at DRYmedic® Restoration Services.
When Dominic is away from the office, he enjoys biking, golfing, travel, photography, and winding down with a nice massage.
Michael Hesano: Co-Director
As the co-director of DRYmedic® Restoration Services, Michael Hesano is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the reconstruction department. This includes negotiating repair estimates with insurance adjusters and handling client billing details, managing contractor and employee workflow, assisting clients with material selection, and managing and exceeding client expectations.
Prior to joining DRYmedic®, Michael served as a vice president of portfolio finance at Lutz Real Estate Investments. Michael was responsible for financial reporting and asset management of Lutz’s commercial real estate and its nationwide student housing portfolio, including operations reporting, cash management, pro-forma analysis, and investor communications.
Michael also has experience as a real estate accountant and asset manager at Bluerock Real Estate, a leading private equity real estate asset management company. He managed a portfolio of over 1,000 multi-family units with an approximate fair market value of $130 million.
Michael earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant in 2012. He graduated from the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Master of Science in Taxation.
Michael enjoys basketball and golf, as well as hanging out with his extended family.
Anthony Denha: Co-Director, Contents Division & Team Member Since 2015
As one of the co-directors of the Contents Division, Anthony is responsible for the back-end management of Personal Property Claims. He oversees documentation and reporting for claims, as well as the day-to-day operations for pack outs, cleaning, and pack backs. His responsibilities also include ongoing communications with the many vendors DRYmedic® employs to support the production of clients' claims. Anthony is also certified as a water technician through the IICRC program.
Prior to joining DRYmedic® Restoration, Anthony worked as a visual effects and animation artist, specializing in digital compositing for film and television. He spent several years as the technical director/visual effects supervisor for JibJab.com and has worked on productions such as Ultimate Spiderman, Avengers Assemble, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Anthony earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Digital Media at the College for Creative Studies and continued his education at The Gnomon Workshop and Studio Arts in California.
He loves to travel and spend time on the lake.
Vinnie Anton: Co-Director, Contents Division & Team Member Since 2017
As DRYmedic®’s Contents Manager, Vinnie is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Contents Division and any staffing demands.
Vinnie oversees the team of professionals who are trained to handle a client’s possessions from the initial on-site assessment to pack out, including transporting items to storage and a safe return to the owner. DRYmedic®’s pack out team is specially trained to handle client possessions with care.
Prior to DRYmedic® Restoration Services, Vinnie purchased several T-Mobile locations in the metro Detroit area, which he still owns. He spent the last 15 years owning and operating multiple locations at high levels.
Vinnie is successful at building customer relationships and trust. He prides himself on honesty, reliability, and integrity.
Vinnie enjoys all sports, collecting sports memorabilia, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Shawn Shouneyia: Head Estimator, Co-Founder & Team Member Since 2014
As co-founder, owner, and operator for DRYmedic® Restoration Services since 2014, Shawn helped build the dream of developing a business that would help people through some of their worst moments -- unexpected home disasters.
With a long history of expertise in residential homes, construction management, restoration, and contract management, Shawn now oversees the insurance billing and audit estimating aspects of the business.
He is certified as a mold remediation, water, smoke, and fire technician through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Shawn previously owned multiple retail outlets that specialized in upscale liquor, wine, and packaged foods. He also was head salesperson in the Michigan market for retail wireless phone sales for nationally-owned distributors.
He is a proud family man and enjoys playing guitar, fishing, and motorcycling.