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 has (46) years of experience in janitorial services and business management. Mr. Infante is qualified and experienced in all aspects of janitorial services and currently oversees the finances for the firm. Mr. Infante holds a Florida Arborist certification and is a Miami Dade College Alumni.
Mr. Infante has over twenty (21) years of experience in janitorial services and business management. Mr. Infante has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from Florida International University (FIU), trained in Homeland Security and Blood-born Pathogens. Mr. Infante has been directly involved in all phases of SFM projects including assisting facilities prepare for JCAHO inspections and is directly involved in all phases of disaster recovery services post-hurricane.
Claudio L. Arcuri
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Arcuri is a Strong General Business and Operations Executive with over 25 years experience in the restaurant and service industries. His extensive business background and a broad range of experience specializing in all aspects of Operations, Business Development, Training, start-ups, and Customer Relations brings much value to the SFM Team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an advanced MBA certification from the American Management Association.
Janitorial Operations Manager
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.
Director of Security
Mr. Carulo joined the SFM team in May of 2018 and is responsible for overseeing Security Operations. Alex has over 23 years of Law Enforcement experience including the United States Marine Corps, State of Florida Department of Corrections, and Miami Beach Police Department. Alex possesses strong management, leadership, and organizational skills. With over 10 years on the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Alex holds various certifications including Emergency Management (FEMA); Incident Command System (ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800), and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Tactical Commander from the Department of Homeland Security.
SR Human Resources Manager
Ms. Bello oversees the recruitment, payroll, workers compensation, benefits, and HR compliance of the department. She led the implementation of the ACA medical insurance, 401k, parental leave, and supplemental benefits. She works closely with all work-related incidents, ensuring all employees are well informed and attended to.
Mr. Usallan 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. As Assistant City Manager/Public Safety Director, he oversaw the Police, Fire, Emergency Management, Property Management, and Public Works Departments in both, the City of Miami Beach and the City of Miami. Mr. Pinon is a certified instructor in Blood- borne Pathogens and Hospital Terminal Cleaning Procedures. Mr. Pinon oversees all aspects concerning Human Resources including Recruiting, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Criminal Background Checks, Social Security Verification, and Payroll Compliance. Mr. Pinon is also SFM’s Risk Manager and head of our Safety Committee. Mr. Pinon is a certified instructor in OSHA training and administers education and training material to all managers, supervisors, and workers. Employees with any work-related issues or accidents report the incident to Mr. Pinon and a thorough investigation is conducted.
Ms. Castillo has over 15 years of hospitality and accounting experience. Ms. Castillo is directly responsible for all accounting and finance functions inclusive of revenue cycle management, cost accounting, treasury, and financial reporting.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Ms. Rivera provides corporate assistance to Senior Officers at SFM. She is directly involved in all government contracting opportunities, administers subcontract agreements, and oversees SFM’s insurance portfolio. She is highly adept in technology and possesses strong organizational skills. 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