By Carol Kinsley

If you’re looking for a locally owned and operated commercial cleaning service you can trust, look no further than Office Pride of Dover. Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services provides a full range of top-quality routine janitorial cleaning services on a regular basis, as well as specialty services including carpet cleaning, window cleaning, pressure washing, even stripping and refinishing of hardwood floors.

It is no longer enough to make an office look clean; it must be disinfected regularly to kill germs you do not see. Office Pride offers sanitization and disinfection services and electrostatic spray treatment.

In May 2022, Andy and Sandy Ortega purchased this award-winning franchise of one of the nation’s most respected full-service commercial cleaning companies from Mark and Kelly Eckels. Theirs is the only Office Pride franchise in Delaware. 

In July, the Ortegas celebrated the grand opening of their first location at 753-B Walker Rd., Dover. They currently serve Kent and Sussex counties and hope to expand into New Castle County within a year.

With five full-time and about 65 part-time employees, the company offers part-time employment opportunities with above-average starting pay and a flexible schedule. Employees are trained and background-checked. They work on a schedule that meets your needs and budget.

Andy Ortega said, “I served over 27 years in the military and was ready to retire. I had my fair share of cleaning just about anything in a building. My wife has more experience, training and certifications than I do, having worked in the restaurant industry for over 15 years.

Ortega added, “Our goal is to earn your business every time we clean. Our mission is to honor God by positively impacting people and workplaces. Our motto is, ‘Our Values Make Us Different.’ 

“We do more than just clean; we care about people, our employees and the businesses who put their trust in us. Ingrained in the Office Pride culture is steadfast hard work ethics, a servant’s attitude and commitment to total customer satisfaction, which impels us to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional commercial cleaning services with professionalism, consistency, honesty and integrity.

“As new business owners, we are very excited about the many ways we can serve and support our local community and businesses.”

Ortega offered some simple shortcuts you and your team can implement to keep things looking good:

• Declutter — Have “a place for everything, and everything in its place.” In kitchens and break rooms, employees should clean up after themselves. Don’t let spills and stains sit. Empty office and bathroom trash cans when full and those with food waste before odors become a problem.

• Sanitize — Have disinfecting wipes readily available to wipe down computers, phones, doorknobs and light switches. Keep basic cleaning supplies handy.

Cleanliness will always be considered essential. Outsourcing janitorial services that are out of the scope of your company’s expertise is a workable, cost-effective solution.

To request a free custom quote for all your cleaning and disinfecting needs, visit online at or call 302-295-0559.