Meet the Team

The Patch Boys drywall repair franchise is led by a visionary executive team with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs thrive.

Rusty Amarante

President of BELFOR Franchise Group

Rusty Amarante, CR, has over 40 years of experience in the restoration industry. He is the President of BELFOR Franchise Group and the Director of Operations for BELFOR Property Restoration, the global leader in disaster recovery.

Whether handling a loss that affected a family of three or a major catastrophe requiring teams of 3,000+, he knows every situation is its own unique challenge. Rusty is responsible for coordinating the BELFOR National Catastrophe Team’s logistics, manpower, equipment, and resources in the aftermath of national disasters on a daily basis.

Rusty was past-President of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and served as Vice Chair to the development of the IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration. He is a sought-after speaker in the restoration industry and has conducted hundreds of training classes throughout his career to encourage passionate restorers for the future.

Ted Speers

President of The Patch Boys

Ted is an accomplished business leader with over 25 years of experience in helping to build strong brands in the franchise, professional sports and marketing services industries, including Little Caesars Pizza, The Detroit Red Wings, the Colorado Avalanche, and Entertainment Publications. As a manager and senior executive at these brands, his responsibilities included strategic planning, advertising and sales planning on the local, regional, and national levels, operations, business development and franchisee support.


Doug Smith

Senior Vice President of Franchise Development

Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development at BELFOR Franchise Group, has decades of experience in the industry. He has a strong track record working in franchise sales and development leadership roles to help franchise systems grow their footprint. 

Doug has been an integral part of BELFOR Franchise Group’s acquisition of HRI and the expansion of the group’s strong community of residential and commercial service brands. He leads an experienced franchise development team focused on helping aspiring entrepreneurs take control of their future through franchise business ownership.

Justin Loomer

Franchise Development Manager

With over seven years of sales experience, including four in franchising, Justin’s passion lies in franchise development. Excelling in direct-to-consumer sales, he transitioned to awarding territories and found his calling. Justin thrives on connecting with candidates, guiding them through transparent communication, and helping them achieve their dream of business ownership.

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