Staff Bios

Jim McElwee

Title: Founder

Self Description : Loyal, dedicated father and family man, fun loving and adventurous.

Most Adventurous Activity: Extreme dune buggying, quad riding and boating constitute my most adventurous activities, but each day I wake up there is always an adventure ahead of me.

Personal Motto: “Be who you are and do what you say”

Favorite Leisure activities: Favorite leisure activities going on walks with my wife relaxing in the sun at the river.

Person Most Admired & Why: I have lots of role models however the person I admired most was my dad for instilling in me my work ethic and sound principals to live by.

Personality trait most important professionally: Most important personality traits to me, professionally are honesty, integrity and punctuality.

Best Part of Work: Best part of work is seeing a job through to completion and witnessing the pride in my employees for a job well done.

Years in the Industry: Started my first business, JNT Cleaning specialist in June 1971, founded McKowski’s Maintenance Systems, Inc. together with my partner and best friend Gary Olkowski in June 1979. I have 45 years in the industry.

Paulina Zamora

Title: CEO

Self Description: Dedicated, friendly, hard worker.

Most Adventurous Activity: Skydiving.

Personal Motto: Always try something new.

Favorite Leisure activities: Watching movies, listening to music, and reading.

Person Most Admired & Why: All the women in my family, I admire their strength, wisdom and their ability to handle any obstacle.

Personality trait most important professionally: Honesty and professionalism.

Best Part of Work: Assisting our customers to the best of my ability.

Joseph Rundle

Title: Operations Manager

Self Description: Dedicated, loyal, caring and somewhat meticulous.

Most Adventurous Activity: Snorkel/Jet ski

Personal Motto: Faith without works is dead!

Favorite Leisure activities: Golfing

Person Most Admired & Why: Kim Rundle because of her unselfish dedication to helping the animals at her shelter in Sun City that she now owns and operates. Where she came from and where she is now is truly an accomplishment to be admired.

Personality trait most important professionally: Upbeat and personable while maintaining a level of professionalism that represents McKowski’s in a positive light.

Best Part of Work: I feel the best part of work is the personal satisfaction I get from a job well done by my crew and myself.

Richard Zamora

Title: Landscape & Building Maintenance Manager

Self Description: Disciplined, hard working.

Personal Motto: Play hard, work hard

Favorite Leisure activities: Listening to music, hanging out with the family.

Personality trait most important professionally: Honesty and hard work.

Best Part of Work: Making landscapes beautiful for people and organizations.

Salvador Mendoza

Title: Director of Operations Los Angeles.

Self Description: Hard worker, Self-motivated & quick learner but always a Family Man First.

Most Adventurous Activity: I still haven’t completed it yet but up to now I will say climbing several Mayan pyramids throughout Central America and Mexico!

Personal Motto: Lead by Example & the Team will follow.

Favorite Leisure activities: Family vacation trips especially the outdoor Nature ones.

Person Most Admired & Why: My Mother and Father for leaving their Home and Family back in their native Country to provide a better opportunity for us all here in America.

Personality trait most important professionally: Don’t over promise and under deliver. Do what you said you would do.

Best Part of Work: Providing my Company & Team  100% of my best every day.

Years in the Industry: 18 years of experience  in the Construction & Maintenance Industry But have spent the last 8 Years focused on  Facilities Maintenance & Engineering Services.

Marisol Vazquez

Title: Janitorial Account Manager

Self Description: Dedicated, loyal, hard-working, friendly, mother and wife.

Most Adventurous Activity: Traveling with my family.

Personal Motto: Do not try to be the best in the team, try to make your team the best.

Favorite Leisure activities: Watching movies with my family, reading and sewing.

Person Most Admired & Why: My parents, for everything they have given me starting with this great gift of life, thanks to them I am here.

Personality trait most important professionally: Honesty and professionalism.

Best Part of Work: The best part is being able to help our customers with the cleaning of the properties.

Rene Reyes

Title: Account Supervisor.

Self-Description: Outgoing, dedicated, motivated, family oriented man.

Most adventure activity: Track automotive racing.

Personal motto: Try your best on all aspects on your life.

Favorite leisure activities: Family gatherings, automobile sport practice, BMX riding with my son.

Person most admire and why: My daughter, for her dedication to be a better person day by day.

Personality trait most important professionally: Punctuality, honesty, professionalism. 

Best part of work: Be able to provide solutions to our customer’s needs and projects with the help of all our team members.

Gloria Anguiano

Title: Admin & Billing Department

Self Description: Witty, responsible, hardworking, loyal, mother and wife

Personal Motto: Don’t apologize for living as you, just live a life where you’re the best you

Favorite Leisure activities: Hiking/nature walks, movies, eating, family leisure time

Person most admired & why: Erica Allen (twin sister). Besides being herself, she overcomes daily challenges that many of us wouldn’t be able to endure.
She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis at age 7 and then with Lupus at age 30 and still that has not stopped her from being a great mom, wife and medical assistant.
Her daily pain is set aside, and she strives to be the best version of herself. She’s funny, sarcastic, pretty and a best friend to many including myself.

Personality trait most important professionally: Willingness to learn, honesty and professionalism

Best Part of Work: Being able to learn daily and feel like an important part of a team

Debra Little

Title: Sr. Service & Collections

Self Description: Artistic, reliable, family-oriented, forthright, young at heart, detailed-oriented and adventurous

Most Adventurous Activity: Exploring with my 35mm camera the remote Amer. Samoa Manu’a island of Ofu. Backcountry snowmobiling with the big boys at 90 mph. Deep sea fishing on an all ladies team in the So. Pacific that caught a 353 lb. marlin!

Personal Motto: Treat others as you wish to be treated

Favorite Leisure activities: Golfing, boogie boarding and reading

Person most admired & why: My daughter – for her dedication as a single mother of 3 with one having special needs. For her constant drive to work different jobs to support her family, while striving to grow her own business, and still have energy to advocate for a non-profit company that helps families in need.

Personality trait most important professionally: Integrity, humility, accountability, and directive guidance are the best qualities to be a good leadership team.

Best Part of Work: Employees whose workmanship shows pride in the outcome of their work, thus creating customer satisfaction.

Liliana Diaz

Title: Janitorial Account Supervisor.

Self-Description: Dedicated, Creative, Friendly, Hard Working.

Most Adventurous Activity: I like roller coasters and hiking.

Personal Motto: Be Yourself.

Favorite Leisure Activities: Concerts, going to the movies, working out.

Person Most Admired And Why: My Kids because they motivate me to want to achieve everything in life, and to be a better person every day.

Personality Trait Most Important professionally: Hard working, Honesty, Organized, Responsible, Productive.

Best Part Of Work: The best part of work Is to be a part of the Mckowski’s team and I’m motivated to use my experience to help and support others and provide the best customer service.

Daniela Lozano

Title: Customer Service.

Self-Description: Hard working, loyal, responsible, fun, and focused.

Personal Motto: Don’t ever give up and If you can do one thing, hone it to perfection.

Favorite Leisure Activities: Watching movies with my cats, drawing, and nature walks.

Person Most Admired & Why: I look up to my both my parents who have taught me to work hard and that I can overcome any challenge, but I most admire my mom. Diagnosed with MS more than 9 years ago and she is still standing strong and working hard for what she wants, she is my true inspiration to not let anything bring me down.

Personality Trait Most Important Professionally: I’m hard working and focused on the task given to me.

Best Part of Work: The best part of work is having such an amazing team that feels like a second family and providing great service to those who trust in us.

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