Industry Loses Jon-Don Founder

February 23, 2022 Industry Loses Jon-Don Founder

Dominic (Nick) Paolella, a founder of Jon-Don, passed away February 17, 2022. He was 86 years old.

Paolella was born April 29, 1935, to the late Rose (nee Belcaster) and Angelo Paolella. In 1978 he founded Jon-Don and was a fixture at restoration industry trade shows and events ever since. He received the Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award in 2017 at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in recognition of his kindness.

For more on Paolella’s extraordinary life, including quotes and a photo gallery, see this tribute from Cleanfax.

About Jon-Don
Founded in 1978, Jon-Don is a nationwide distributor servicing a range of industries including water and fire restoration, carpet cleaning, and building services and maintenance. For more information, visit