In 2012, Ricardo “Ricky” Regalado was at an occupational crossroads. Tired of bouncing around various jobs, he wanted something in which he could put his networking relationship building skills to use and scratch his entrepreneurial itch. He was searching for a career when a family member presented him with the proverbial golden ticket.
A family member had a commercial cleaning franchise that seemed to be doing pretty well,” Regalado said. “He mentioned he was looking to sell it. I was unhappy at my current job, so I took out a loan and went all-in on running the franchise with my cousin, Tony Pedroza, and my then-girlfriend (now wife), Marley.”