Over the Years
For more than 40 years, the eyes of the world were set on Miami’s Orange Bowl Stadium. The manicured lawns and impeccably clean venue set the spotlight for some of the cities’ most memorable events. It all started in 1972, when SFM Founder, Jose Infante took on his very first client, the City of Miami’s Orange Bowl Stadium. From football games, to concerts, to countless Super Bowls and College Football Championships, SFM serviced all Orange Bowl Stadium events until the final football game in 2007. SFM Services continues its mission of making South Florida’s most notable locations and memorable events look their best.
SFM Moves its Headquarters
SFM acquires 3.25 acres in North Miami-Dade. This will consolidate the management team in one central location. We plan to be moved in by end of year.
SFM Opens Broward Branch
SFM acquires property in the City of Margate and opens its first Broward branch office. This branch services all Broward and Palm Beach clients. Miami-Dade County awards SFM the contract to provide janitorial services to all the cargo area at Miami International Airport.
SFM Security Ranks 1st Place
SFM Security ranks 1st place and is awarded the security contract for two special taxing districts in the Town of Miami Lakes.
Tree Succession Project
Tree Succession project completed. Over 3,000 trees are installed throughout the City of Coral Gables.
Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Music Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. SFM was tasked to clean up before, during, and after 165,000 attendees. SFM has cleaned 17 Ultra events.
Hurricane Irma Strikes
Hurricane Irma strikes South Florida. SFM collects over 1 million cubic yards of debris County wide.
Zoo Miami Mission Everglades
Zoo Miami award SFM with the landscape and irrigation installation project for the new Florida Mission Everglades exhibit. The exhibit displays Florida native trees/plants and 60 species of animals.
This exhibit displays the different fascinating landscapes and animal species of Central and South America over 27-acre area
Securing Jet Fuel at MIA
SFM Security is awarded the contract to secure 2,000,000 gallons of jet fuel at MIA. This contract was held for 14 consecutive years.
Hurricane Wilma Strikes
Hurricane Wilma strikes South Florida and SFM is contracted by various municipalities to provide disaster recovery services.
Citrus Canker Eradication
SFM is contracted to support the states Citrus Canker Eradication Program and remove over 100,000 citrus trees.
Landscaping the Town of Miami Lakes
SFM wins its first complete municipal landscape contract to maintain all the medians and right of ways for the Town of Miami Lakes.
1st ROW landscape
SFM wins its 1st ROW landscape maintenance contract with Miami-Dade County.
SFM Security Services, Inc. is incorporated.
Pope John Paul II Mass
Pope John Paul II mass is held in Miami and SFM is contracted to clean up after the more than 250,000 in attendance.
SFM Awarded Contract for Miami-Dade County Youth Fair
SFM is awarded the janitorial contract for Miami-Dade County Youth Fair. Today this contract is still active.
SFM Awarded Contract for the Miami Orange Bowl Stadium
SFM founder Jose M. Infante is awarded the janitorial contract for the Miami Orange Bowl Stadium. Stadium capacity was 80,000. This contract was held for 37 consecutive years until stadium was torn down.
SFM’s team is composed of highly motivated, trained, and experienced personnel.
Mr. Infante, Founder of SFM Services, Inc., has over fifty years of experience in the facility maintenance industry and business management. In 1972, Mr. Infante took on one of his largest contracts with the City of Miami’s Orange Bowl Stadium. For more than 40 years, the eyes of the world were set on Miami’s Orange Bowl Stadium. The manicured lawns and impeccably clean venue set the spotlight for some of the cities’ most memorable events. Since then, Mr. Infante’s dedication and passion has steered SFM’s growth to incredible new heights. Today, SFM is one of South Florida’s largest, and most reputable facility maintenance companies.
Mr. Infante is a Miami Dade College alumnus. He’s held numerous licenses and certifications throughout his tenure. Mr. Infante has in depth knowledge in all aspects of Arboriculture, Agriculture, and Horticulture.
Mr. Infante, President of SFM Services, Inc., has over twenty-five years of experience in the facility maintenance industry in both operations and business management. Mr. Infante’s involvement at SFM is instrumental to the company’s continued growth and development. He is responsible for all contract negotiations, and client relations. Additionally, Mr. Infante oversees all Disaster Recovery Operations. During Hurricane Irma’s aftermath in 2017, Mr. Infante led the recovery efforts for SFM, collecting over one (1) million cubic yards of debris throughout Miami-Dade County.
Mr. Infante graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management. Mr. Infante is an ISA Certified Arborist, holds a Class A Tree Trimmer License, and is a MOT Certified Traffic Control Supervisor. Mr. Infante is also trained in Homeland Security and various OSHA topics.
Ms. Castillo’s experience encompasses 15 years in hospitality and accounting. She is responsible for the accounting and finance functions of the company, including revenue cycle management, accounting for costs, treasury management, and financial reporting. Additionally, Ms. Castillo oversees all operations and SFM’s IT infrastructure.
Mrs. Lopez oversees all janitorial operations for SFM including planning, coordinating, and executing operational projects. She is an ISSA CITS certified master cleaner. She has a thorough knowledge of modern practices, techniques, tools used in janitorial work. Ms. Lopez has a remarkable ability to direct, supervise and train subordinates and a strong ability to detect, analyze and take appropriate action to correct maintenance problems. She has helped hospitals prepare for JCAHO and AHCA inspections.
Mr. Cantero oversees all landscape operations. Arbor care, grounds maintenance, and landscape installation report to Mario. He has over fifteen (15) years of experience in the service industry. He is M.O.T. certified and certified in Horticultural Studies. Mr. Cantero is currently seeking certification as an Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.
VP of Security Operations
Mr. Frensdorf has over 30 years of experience in operational leadership and international business safety. He has an extensive business background and a keen ability to analyze and execute operational safety while leading staff development and project performance evaluations to business growth. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida International University.
Director of Human Resources
As Director of Human Resources & Safety, Barbie serves as a strategic business partner focused on planning, leading, directing, developing, and coordinating the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) and Safety departments, while ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organizations mission and talent strategy.
With over 25 years of professional human resources experience, Barbie provides counsel and support to the organization to help achieve strategic and operational goals, while mitigating risk. Along with a strong business acumen, her comprehensive background in HR management, retention, compensation, labor relations, policy interpretation, training and communication, contributes to building a strong and trusting leadership to the organization.
Mr. Penton plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of SFM’s fleet of over 100 vehicles and equipment. Some of his duties are Preventive Maintenance to Equipment, Vehicles, Fuel Control & Management, & GPS Tracking Management.
Director of Risk Management
Mr. Pinon has (25) years of senior management experience in the public and private sector as an Assistant City Manager for the City of Miami Beach and City of Miami. Mr. Pinon is a certified instructor in OSHA training and administers year-round education and training materials to all SFM employees. Mr. Pinon conducts thorough investigations of all work-related incidents and accidents and tailors subject matter training based on his findings.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Ms. Rivera provides corporate assistance to Senior Officers at SFM. She is responsible for developing formal bid qualification proposals and submittal materials for all government contracting opportunities. Additionally, Ms. Rivera administers client contracts and oversees SFM’s insurance portfolio. She is responsible for researching, identifying, and contacting potential resources for disaster recovery services. In 2017, Ms. Rivera coordinated up to 35 individual subcontractors and had over 250 debris hauling trucks in circulation daily throughout Miami-Dade County. Ms. Rivera is a bonded/ licensed Notary Public for the State of Florida.
Quality Control Team
Eileen Dominguez and Marta Gonzalez have over 50 years of combined experience in the janitorial sector. They have an in-depth knowledge of janitorial industry standards. Our team utilizes a web-based quality control system that provides essential inspection and corrective action procedures to ensure our services meet the highest industry standards and customs. Their quality control measures allow SFM to continuously improve service excellence.