Karen Aibel Named President of Stratus Building Solutions of Florida
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Karen Aibel Named President of Stratus Building Solutions of Florida

October 12, 2007 // Franchising.com // - Jacksonville, Florida … Karen Aibel, a business executive with more than 20 years of successful sales management, human resources and customer service experience, has been named President and Regional General Manager of Stratus Building Solutions of Florida, L.L.C., based in Jacksonville.

Ms. Aibel is responsible for strategic planning, operations management and unit franchise administration at Stratus Building Solutions of Florida, a regional Master Franchise of St. Louis-based franchisor Stratus Building Solutions that is introducing new quality standards in the commercial cleaning industry.

Stratus Building Solutions announced the firm's expansion into Florida with the Jacksonville-based Master Franchise in September, 2007. Currently, there are more than 400 Stratus Building Solutions unit franchises in 14 states across the U.S.

Ms. Aibel said, "I am very enthusiastic about making Stratus Building Solutions of Florida the premier commercial cleaning service franchisor in northeast Florida. Stratus Building Solutions is dedicated to helping local entrepreneurs start new businesses, create jobs and generate income by providing reliable, top-quality professional cleaning services to building owners and managers.

"Our company's customer service motto is: 'If It's Not Cleaned to Your Satisfaction, It's Free,'" she said.

Located at 9471 Baymeadows Road, Suite 403, Stratus Building Solutions of Florida licenses commercial cleaning franchise units in metro Jacksonville and northeast Florida and works with franchisees to grow their business. Unit franchisees provide totally modern "environmentally green" cleaning services for retail, commercial, industrial, multi-family and professional buildings based on Stratus Building Solutions' successful business model and unique customer satisfaction guarantee.

Dennis Jarrett, CEO of Stratus Building Solutions, said, "We are extremely pleased that Karen Aibel will lead the team at Stratus Building Solutions of Florida. Karen's sales management expertise, combined with her substantial human resource management experience, will complement our company's track record of quality assurance, progressive business development, superior customer service, employee training excellence and environmental responsibility."

Previously, Ms. Aibel was Regional Vice President of Sales with Lifestyle Realtors in Jacksonville with responsibility for new business development and accountability for 23 new construction and condominium conversion projects worth $850 million. As a member of the executive team, she directed sales development, mentored sales teams and served as liaison with real estate developers in Florida and Georgia. In 2005, she led a successful initiative to create, develop and lead a new corporate department charged with documenting and rolling-out consistent implementation and quality assurance practices for new and ongoing projects.

Earlier, Ms. Aibel was a Director at Citistreet, which provides employee benefits administration outsourcing services to Fortune 100 companies. She was responsible for managing the firm's relationships with high-profile corporate customers, with oversight for contract negotiation and new business development. In addition, she worked as an employee benefits/human resources consultant in New York City and also for Time Warner, Inc. as an Associate Director of the Corporate Group Insurance Department, where she managed Health and Welfare Plans for 200 Time-Warner divisions with more than 60,000 employees. She also is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker.

Stratus Building Solutions of Florida offers 16 different cleaning service franchise plans providing state-of-the-art "environmentally green" cleaning systems, products, services and marketing support. 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 advantages.

For more information, please call Karen Aibel at 904.222.8373 or toll-free 1.866.549.4764, see the website www.stratusclean.com or call Stratus Building Solutions toll-free in St. Louis at 877.731.2020. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap @ PowerlinePR 314.993.6925.

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