Hello, my name is Ralph Lopez and I have a career in healthcare that spans more than 26 years in the field of Environmental Services/Housekeeping. During that time, I've worked for several different types of healthcare facilities. I've had the opportunity to have been involved with several government, publicly traded, private-for-profit, and non-profit facilities. Some were union jobs and some were not.
For as long as I can remember I have been working with or for my Dad. Starting at the age of five in his restaurant cleaning dishes, sweeping floors and cleaning the restrooms to now being the Chief Operating Officer at OctoClean. Life lessons were learned early and hard work was a right of passage. Of course my brothers and I found time for fun too. We found ant hills to poke at with and ran through the neighboring grocery store and car dealerships raising hell. The manager of the grocery store or dealership calling my parents to complain meant it was a particularly successful day of having fun. At this age I did not understand what hard work was I just knew it was part of my day.