Spirit Award Recipient, 2008
Yvonne Stowe is a founding partner and President of OctoClean. Her environmental studies background has given strength to OctoClean’s “green” initiatives.” OctoClean is a family-owned, family-run business. With their three sons, Chuck and Yvonne Stowe began a janitorial company called Service Pros in 1991. With the success of Service Pros, the Stowes decided to expand their business into a larger-scale franchising model. In November 2000, OctoClean was born with 12 franchises in tow. Today, OctoClean has expanded to more than 50 franchises in Southern California and is still growing. The Stowes’ determination to revolutionize the janitorial industry has stayed strong during their 12-year journey. OctoClean has helped dozens of entrepreneurs achieve their goal of owning a business and continues to reach out to those who want to build the life they’ve always dreamed of. Within the next five years, the total number of OctoClean Franchise Owners is slated to exceed 500 in California and Nevada. Besides lending her support to OctoClean’s management and staff, Yvonne enjoys interacting with the Inland Empire community through philanthropy projects.