Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, recently selected its annual Franchised Business Owners of the Year in the Small, Medium and Large Categories.

Raymond Toborkey of the Pittsburgh Support Center is the winner of the Best Small Category. Cynthia and Olendus Gaines, owners of Gaines Commercial Cleaning, LLC of the Virginia Beach Support Center are the winners of the Best Medium Category. Coverall North America, Inc. proudly recognizes Joseph Tocco, owner of Deucecco Enterprises, of the Northwest Ohio Support Center as winner of the Best Large Category.

Each winning franchised business owner received $1,000 and a congratulatory plaque presented by the regional director or general manager of their local Coverall Support Center.

“We are pleased to recognize franchised business owners for their outstanding hard work and perseverance,” said Jim Congrove, chief operating officer of Coverall. “The 2014 FranchisedBusiness Owners of the Year were selected for their exceptional performance, dedicated service and loyalty to their customers. The Coverall team wishes each of them continued success in their coming years of business ownership.”

Eleven businesses were given an honorable mention and will receive $100 and a certificate presented by the respective regional director or general manager from their local Coverall Support Center. In the Best Small Category, Antonio Henderson of Grasshopper Clean Up from the Charlotte Support Center, Alfonso Sanchez of Nerbethez, LLC from the Los Angeles Support Center and Horace Peets of Top2Bottom Cleaning, LLC from the Washington D.C. Support Center are honorable mention honorees.

Diapaye Toe of DPTI One Business Cleaning Solutions from the Harrisburg Support Center, Delon Ziegler of Z.I.G. Enterprises, LLC from the Pittsburgh Support Center, Laura Kosas of Integrity Cleaning, LLC from the Cleveland Support Center and Luis Acevedo of Infinity 4 Investments from the Chicago Support center are honorable mention honorees in the Best Medium Category.

Honorable mentions were also presented to Kenneth Henry of H&H Commercial Cleaning Services, LLC from the Rochester Support Center, Carl Lord, owner of Lord Commercial Cleaning Services, LLC from the Louisville Support Center, Lowell Kent, Jr. of the San Diego Support Center and Romell Griffin of Royal Janitorial, LLC from the Cleveland Support Center in the Best Large Category.

Unlike many franchisors of commercial cleaning businesses, strictly focused on cleaning for appearance, the Coverall Program is designed to help create cleaner, healthier work environments, ranging from offices to healthcare facilities. Coverall provides entrepreneurs with the training and tools to operate their independently owned businesses.

Coverall is in its 29th year of operation and has a network of more than 8,000 Franchised Business Owners serving more than 35,000 customers across 90 markets in the U.S and internationally.