Cory Chalmers is the CEO and founder of Steri-Clean, Inc., parent company of Crime Scene Steri-Clean, LLC and 1-800-HOARDERS.com. He has 17 years of experience in the biohazard and hoarding remediation industry. Steri-Clean, Inc. responds to over 1500 biohazard and hoarding cases each year.
Due to their numerous volunteer and humanitarian duties Cory and Steri-Clean, Inc. have been awarded the CSP Community Service Award by the California Victims Assistance Program, and The Champion Award by the Trauma Intervention Program.
Cory also developed and runs HoardingCleanup.com, a national database to help people across the nation find qualified help with hoarding. In the first two years, the website logged over 830,000 visits and referred tens of thousands of hoarders to local therapists and cleaning companies. The recent acquisition of the easy-to-remember website and phone number "1-800-HOARDERS" will better allow Cory to provide his specialty services and expand across the nation through franchises in numerous states.
You may recognize Cory from the Emmy nominated TV series Hoarders, on A&E, where he helps clean up some of the country's worst hoarding cases. Despite his hectic schedule, Cory also volunteers hundreds of hours each year to help hoarders. In 2011 Cory created a new annual tradition known as "Happy Hoardidays." This huge event focuses on helping two California families completely clean their hoarded homes at no cost. Through donations and volunteers, Cory's company provides home repairs, new carpet, and paint. He is hoping that this tradition will catch on nationwide in years to come.
Cory is a key member of multiple hoarding task forces in California, and is the Founder and Chair of the San Bernardino County Hoarding Task Force. He also volunteers several hours every Sunday evening where he runs a free online hoarding support group in which people participate in from throughout the country. He conducts dozens of educational training courses and webinars on both biohazards and hoarding, and is regularly asked to be a key note speaker at conferences and seminars across the country. He is considered an industry leader in both the biohazard and hoarding fields. Cory is currently writing a book on hoarding.
In November 2011, Cory retired from the fire department where he worked as a paramedic and a captain for 15 years. He realized his passion was to help hoarders and their loves ones manage this disorder and regain control of their lives. He was just recently married to his lovely wife, Kathryn and collectively they have four children ranging in age from 8 to 21. He loves spending time with his family, his miniature farm, and any outdoor adventures.
Visit Cory's website: www.1800HOARDERS.com.