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St. Charles detective joins biohazard cleanup company

As a St. Charles Police Department detective, Jerry Schomer knows how to deal with – and bring a comfort level to – tragic scenes, such as those involving death and fire.

Now, in addition to his police duties, he is using those skills in a venture that offers biohazard decontamination.

Based out of a 1970s double-wide trailer in Big Rock, Global Priority Clean-Up offers 24/7 crime scene cleanup, blood cleanup, mold remediation, hoarding cleanup and, among other services, vehicle cleanup in Illinois and other Midwest states, including Iowa, Indiana and Michigan.

Schomer was brought to the company by Ryan Kovarik and brothers Dustin and Brandon Hanson.

They launched the business about six months ago while running two other businesses: Hanson Landscape and Global Power and Construction.

Schomer, who has been friends with the Hanson brothers for years, said his business partners have done much for local law enforcement agencies.

Through Global Power and Construction, the men have provided law enforcement with training facilities by allowing them to use buildings set for demolition. Schomer noted it is difficult for police to find people willing to provide such access.

“We think it’s important,” Dustin Hanson said.

Between Global Power and Construction and Global Priority Clean-Up, the partners said they can remove biowaste and rebuild a site if needed.

“We wanted to provide service start to finish,” Dustin Hanson said.

Global Priority Clean-Up customers can be assured that an owner will be on site for every job, and the work done will be confidential.

“Being discreet is very important,” Dustin Hanson said.

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