Carlos M. Toro is a U.S. Army honorable retiree and Bronze Star recipient, with 21 years of service in Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Due to his great military training, he continues to work for the Armed Forces (Air Force and Navy) as a technical instructor in the maritime field. During the evenings for the last three years, he has been developing his Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services franchise, Office Pride of Newport News-Norfolk.
Carlos works seven days a week in hands-on work and training employees. He offers janitorial and cleaning services (NAICS 561720) for medical clinics, hospitals, churches, banks, warehouses and new buildings immediately after construction.
Vanessa M. Toro retired from working in office administration after more than 30 years. With her husband, she now is co-owner of the franchise and is the company’s administrator. She works hand-in-hand with Carlos in developing the company and servicing their customers.
The couple have been married for 33 years. They are the parents of three wonderful children and have eight beautiful grandchildren.
Carlos and Vanessa are driven and hard-working. Their goal is to grow their business, serve customers and help others by employing as many people as possible. Their motto is, “Service is our product.”
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