John Cloud – President
John grew up in Sarasota after moving here in 1966 with his family. He attended Sarasota High School and Vanderbilt University, graduating with a Business Degree. He was involved with Force Engineering a local company that created and manufactured the Stiletto Catamarans. In 1983 he took over a family timber business in NW Arkansas, later growing it and selling to a larger company. He developed the land in North Carolina where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed, creating "Firefly Cove" a wonderful lakeside retreat in Lake Lure.
He created Gorilla Kleen because he saw the need for a well-informed, well trained and fully capable exterior cleaning company.
I am seeing that good cleaning relates more to technique and the proper cleaning solutions or chemicals than to simply blasting away with a pressure washer. Just because someone owns a pressure washer doesn’t mean that they are well trained and capable of solving your cleaning issues. We have a full line of chemicals, cleaning solutions, sealers and biocides that are designed to solve your cleaning issues properly and with long lasting results."
Margo Tibbe – Office Manager
Margo was born and raised in Sarasota. Her grandfather came here in the 20’s to be John Ringling’s personal attorney. Margo has been involved in a wide variety of businesses that range from NASCAR promotion to professional sailing. She has worked as a model, is an excellent cook, and loves gardening and bird watching.
I have worked with John for over 8 years now managing the daily activities of many of his businesses. I am excited to be a part of Gorilla Kleen. I feel like we have put together an excellent team of business professionals and are filling a large need in the community. Besides, between all of us here, we have 11 children, so we understand cleaning!"
Wanda Smith – Residential Sales Manager
Wanda grew up in Sarasota, her background in business has always included cleaning services. She owned and managed her own residential, commercial and construction cleaning company for 21 years. After 8 years as office manager of a local carpet cleaning company agreed that Gorilla Kleen was the perfect place for her! Wanda joined us in 2013 and has provided the drive, professionalism and enthusiasm to head both Residential and Commercial sales. She likes to cook, make jewelry and spend time with family.
I understand the importance of giving great customer service, listening to your customers is key in meeting their expectations and delivering good quality service."
Rod Barros – Operations Manager
Rod Barros was born in San Paolo Brazil and has lived in Sarasota for 18 years. Rod has built a reliable reputation by serving the local community and brings a wealth of talent to our team. He has an extensive background in project management and in the pressure cleaning industry. Rod brings 9 years of experience to our team with skill sets in Sales, Window Cleaning, Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing.
What brought me to this company was the infrastructure. It is unmatched by any other company that I come across. Gorilla Kleen is a leader in their industry."