Robert Pettyjohn was raised in Camden, S.C. and graduated from Gardner Webb College in Boiling Springs, N.C. in 1974. It was there he met his wife of 38 years, Karen Chapman. Robert and Karen live in Wake Forest, N.C., and have two daughters, Katie and Wendy, and three grandchildren. He began Pettyjohn’s Cleaning & Restoration out of their family’s minivan in 1989.
Robert has served as President of Mid-South Professional Cleaners Association where he received the prestigious Dick Bernson Award. He has earned IICRC Master Cleaner, Master Water Restorer and Master Fire and Smoke Restorer certifications. He is also RIA Certified Water Loss Specialist and is a Certified Master Rug Cleaner.
Pettyjohn considers his election to the IICRC Board as “one of the highest honors” of his 27 years in this industry.