Alec House, HoodFlo Founder and CEO
Alec’s career in service and hospitality started over 30 years ago working in restaurant kitchens and on food service crews. Spending countless hours behind the scenes of successful restaurants and hotels taught him that more than anything; a customer remembers outstanding service delivered with a smile.
From his humble beginnings, Alec went on to found and become the CEO of a $50 million San Diego hospitality company he grew from the ground up: ARES Travel, Inc. During his successful journey with ARES, he discovered that great companies are built with great people. After his time with ARES, Alec applied the same formula to the restaurant he and his wife founded: Supannee House of Thai in Pt. Loma.
As a restaurateur, Alec’s kitchen work ethic and approach to cleanliness are summed up in his oft-stated slogan: “If you have time to lean you have time to clean.” Alec demands that his own restaurant maintain the highest standard of safety and cleanliness. In fact, that’s how he met his HoodFlo partner, through a friend who recommended “the best kitchen exhaust cleaner in San Diego.” He was called to clean the Supannee hood exhaust system and Alec was so impressed with his attention to detail and winning personality, that he suggested they form a hood exhaust cleaning company together. They agreed and HoodFlo was born.
Alec’s daily duties with HoodFlo include overseeing company operations including billing and accounts receivable. In his spare time you might find Alec walking at and enjoying San Diego’s beaches.
Sterling Endsley, Director of Operations and Sales
Sterling enjoyed a long, successful career serving San Diego’s hospitality industry through the production and distribution of regional maps that feature local restaurants and businesses. His experience selling ad space on his maps, which often was to restaurants, provided the perfect background and segway into selling HoodFlo’s restaurant hood exhaust cleaning services.
Customers calling HoodFlo will most likely speak with Sterling first. Sterling is adept at quickly assessing each customer’s unique needs and issues and then recommending the correct and affordable service they need most. Sterling also manages each HoodFlo account. His attentive, honest, no-nonsense style ensures your complete satisfaction.
Paul Gugliotti, Director of Exhaust Cleaning Operations
Paul joined the HoodFlo team to explore new professional opportunities and to work with his longtime collaborator Sterling Endsley. Having worked together for years prior to HoodFlo, Sterling and Paul have a professional synergy that translates well to the brand of quality service HoodFlo is known for.
Paul runs the day to day operations of HoodFlo’s Exhaust Cleaning Service. He oversees employee supervision, scheduling, purchasing and general management of all aspects of the department. Paul enjoys working with customers to figure out the most effective way to clean and service their hoods and exhaust system.