Publication:The Gaston Gazette; Date:Sep 1, 2006; Section:Business; Page Number:7B


Fagala Mortuary & Biohazard Specialists,LLC.

• In Charge: Mark Fagala is the owner and operator. He is certified by the America Biorecovery Association of America and Licensed by N.C. Mortuary Board of Science.

• Location: 3734 Kennedy Road, Gastonia. Phone: (704) 813-0315. Web site

• Hours: It is a 24-hour business.

• Offers: They specialize in crime scene, trauma disaster and biohazard cleaning. They provide services to residential, commercial and industrial environments that have been affected by the presence of biological infectious waste, blood or body fluids. They offer complete odor neutralization of an affected area. Other recovery services include: meth lab decontamination, biological terrorism, mass casualty, police chemical usage, disease outbreaks and communicable disease infection control. They also transport medical waste and offer disposal. They have specialized cleaning services for filth removal of houses and clean up for distressed properties.

    • The Boss Says: “My company and technicians are the best in the business,” Mark Fagala said. “Gary Adair is my right-hand man.”

• Business Fun Fact: He has more than 19 years experience in his field. He started at the age of 17 washing cars for Carothers Funeral Home. He served under an apprenticeship and then went on to mortuary college. He and his late father owned an embalming and transport service and was a contract agent with the state medical examiners. He saw a need for specialized cleaning in many areas and the business was born.

    — Compiled by Olivia Neeley

    Do you have an interesting business that our readers would like to see? You can reach Olivia Neeley at (704) 869-1837.

Gazette photos by Mike Hensdill Mark Fagala with Fagala Mortuary & Biohazard Specialists, LLC. demonstrates a respirator.