Mr. Sarabasa serves as president and CEO. As founder, he maintains an active, hands-on role in operations, business development, and strategic planning. Mr. Sarabasa is responsible for the Company’s growth into one of the most dynamic organizations within the facility maintenance industry. He is active in BOMA and has served on the organization’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the IWCA, BSCAI and NMSDC. Mr. Sarabasa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.
Ms. DeOrio coordinates the activities of the management staff. Employed by D & A since 1999, she handles a variety of tasks such as support for the sales team in the preparation of bids, and assists the President and Executive Vice President with financial procedures. As a former educator, she assists in training and oversees all technology related issues for the Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida.
Mr. Claps has over ten years of experience including customer service and personnel management. As a Central Florida Branch Manager with D & A Building Services, Inc., he is responsible for developing new building-service contracts, supervising field operations and lead personnel, and ensuring the consistent delivery of quality service according to the Company’s CleanSweep© quality control program. Mr. Claps is a graduate of The Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola County and is a certified Law Enforcement Officer.
Ms. Lazo has over 20 years experience in managing and overseeing operations. Ms. Lazo comes with a deep knowledge of overall building operations and principles of facilities
management. She has an AA from City College in Casselberry, Florida.
Mr. Espinel is the Branch Manager of the Company’s Dallas, Texas office. Antonio joined D & A in 1994 after nearly seven years of commercial facility maintenance experience with a previous employer in his country of origin, Peru. Mr. Espinel was promoted to Dallas Branch Manager and relocated to Texas in mid 2008. His responsibilities include customer satisfaction, operations and business development. Recently, Mr. Espinel was honored by his colleagues being named Employee of the Year at D & A. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from UNT in Peru.
Mr. Walker manages three divisions of the Company’s Landscape Services. He has fifteen years of experience in the management of landscapes and irrigations systems for municipalities and commercial properties. He is a Florida licensed contractor, and has previously managed landscaping teams.
President Heather McCandless manages daily operations of her company D & A Construction Group. Heather is a General Contractor and holds a Florida Certified General Contractors license. Mrs. McCandless comes with 12 years of experience in the industry supported by an Associate of Arts in Business Management from Valencia Community College, she oversees operations, finance, business development, and client services. She is a member of The Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute and is on the Ambassador Committee of the Central Florida Chapter of ABC.
Mr. Gustincic is responsible for preparing budgets, pre-construction estimates and project estimates for the Waterproofing Division of D & A Building Services. He brings more than ten years of experiences in construction backed by a stint in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to his duties. He has an Associate in Specialized Technology in Carpentry and Construction Technology from Triangle Tech in DuBois, Penn.
Ms. Sarabasa serves as Executive Vice President responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial and accounting functions. She manages cost control programs, creates and implements policies and procedures and develops fiscal reports and budgets. Having joined D & A in 1997 after a highly successful career as a stockbroker, she is a co-owner. She is active in BOMA, and takes a leadership role in building long-term client relationships for the Company. She remains a dynamic leader within the facility maintenance industry and her community.
Mr. Cespedes has over 15 years of accounting and finance experience. He currently oversees all of the Company’s finance and accounting functions including controllership, treasury, contract compliance and payroll. He has his Undergraduate from St. Thomas University, with his BBA in Accounting and a minor in Economics. MBA - International Buisness and Accounting from St. Thomas University.
Rudy comes with 30 years of business expertise, Mr. Perez has the primary responsibility for preparation, technical writing, and editorial review of proposals, qualification statements and bid proposals for the Company's janitorial division. Additionally, he serves as the Company's government liaison supporting existing relationships and reaching out for new business opportunities. Mr. Perez has a BA in Business Marketing and an MBA from St. Leo University. In addition, he obtained a BA in Marketing from University of Central Florida.
Mr. Newton has nearly two decades of management experience in the facility maintenance industry. His areas of expertise include Quality Control Management, Safety and Compliance Management, Project Planning and Scheduling, and Training. As Operations Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the management of customer accounts to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction. Additionally, Mr. Newton manages staffing, scheduling, and quality control companywide. He is a registered Building Service Manager from the Building Service Contractors Association International.
Mr. White is responsible for the performance of quality control, and conducts periodic building inspections to assure compliance with the Company’s quality standards. He assists with the oversight of field management and supervisory staff, and monitors the Company’s supply orders and labor budgets. Mr. White has a decade of management experience supported by a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Mr. Jenkins manages three divisions of the Company’s Landscape Services. He has twelve years of experience in the management of landscapes and irrigations systems for municipalities and commercial properties. He is a Florida licensed irrigation contractor, and previously managed his own landscape maintenance company.
Mr. McCandless, responsible for daily operations and field activities for waterproofing and related construction contracts, ensures scheduling milestones are met and budgets remain on track. He applies nearly two decades of industry expertise to his role as the primary client liaison that coordinates with all stakeholders on each project. He has a depth of experience in facilities in both the public and private sector with projects ranging up to $60 million. Additionally, Jamie is an Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council and is adept in all phases of green construction practices.