Mr. Alvarez is the new owner and president of Stratus Building Solutions of South Florida, which is the parent company's third Master Franchise in the state of Florida.
Stratus Building Solutions of South Florida will serve building owners and managers throughout Miami-Dade County and expand its business base with unit franchises that provide superior quality maintenance services based on Stratus Building Solutions’ successful business model, eco-friendly systems, and unparalleled commitments to customer satisfaction. The new Master Franchise offices are at 7925 NW 12th Street, Suite 321, Miami, 33126. Mr. Alvarez can be reached at mobile telephone 305 397 4980.
Mr. Alvarez will hire eight employees immediately and provide building owners and property managers with cost-efficient options for building maintenance, including the firm’s exclusive “Stratus Sani-Proof” program that kills bacteria including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, and other germs found in offices, schools, health clubs, daycare centers, gyms, dormitories and medical centers.
Stratus Building Solutions, a booming international company recognized as the fastest-growing company of its kind, is setting new standards in the building services and maintenance franchise industry. Stratus Building Solutions of South Florida is the company’s third Master Franchise in Florida, including successful owner-managed operations serving the greater Tampa Bay and Jacksonville regions.
Mr. Alvarez said, “Stratus Building Solutions is known for service excellence, environmentally-friendly systems, state-of-the-art products and superior customer service. As the newest Master Franchisor in Stratus Building Solutions’ growing international network, I am very pleased to introduce the company, its unit franchise opportunities and its cost-effective maintenance options in South Florida.”
Stratus Building Solutions was co-founded in 2004 by Dennis Jarrett, CEO, and Pete Frese, President, after both men served for more than ten years as top executives in the building services franchise industry. Mr. Jarrett said, “Julio Alvarez is a true difference maker in terms of adding to the Stratus cadre of Master Owners. His management skills and experience in the dynamic, highly competitive mobile industry will further fuel Stratus’ phenomenal growth. He is well-known in Miami’s multi-cultural business community as a person of integrity.” Mr. Frese added, “Our company’s expansion in South Florida has a positive asset in Julio Alvarez. We welcome Julio as a terrific person and an excellent addition to our organization.”
Mr. Alvarez has more than 23 years of successful marketing, sales and senior management experience. He was born in Cuba and moved with his family to Miami in 1969. He then earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Throughout his career, he has worked in management roles where “a strong entrepreneur spirit” is the cornerstone for success. In 1997, he established Nortel Ecuador operations as the Account Manager supporting Porta Celular, the region’s major mobile systems provider. From 1999 to 2001, he worked throughout Latin America as Director of Business Development with Western Wireless, negotiating with governments and business leaders to acquire mobile telephony licenses. Six years ago, he worked in Haiti to re-launch and re-brand Comcel, the region’s leading mobile operator. After Haiti, he served as International Business Director for the Digicel Group with responsibilities to drive and manage a $300 million revenue line across Digicel’s operations spanning 26 countries.
Stratus Building Solutions offers 16 different building service franchise plans providing state-of-the-art “environmentally green” cleaning systems, products, services, and marketing support. These include the “Stratus GreenClean” program which uses eco-friendly products and services to help sustain healthier, more productive facilities, and the exclusive “Stratus Sani-Proof” program. The company’s franchise benefits include orientation and training; customer referrals; administrative and accounting support; pre-arranged credit lines; access to insurance and surety bonds; financing options; business reviews; promotional support; and other turn-key advantages. The firm’s headquarters are at 1976 Innerbelt Business Center Drive in suburban St. Louis, Missouri.
Stratus Building Solutions has been lauded as the fastest-growing company of its kind by many authorities. In May 2010, the firm was identified as the Number One Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Company in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. In April 2010, Franchise Times Magazine identified Stratus Building Solutions among the top 50 fastest-growing franchises in the nation. The January 2010 edition of Entrepreneur Magazine ranks Stratus Building Solutions the Number One New Franchise, the Number Three Fastest-Growing Franchise and Number 13 Overall in its 2010 Franchise 500© rankings.
Stratus Building Solutions (stratusclean.com) is a member of the International Franchising Association, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Business Bureau, VETFRAN and other respected industry and trade organizations. For more information, call Stratus Building Solutions headquarters 314.731.2000 or toll-free 877.731.2020.