In 2020, Sunshine was awarded a three-year contract, with two renewal options, to provide seven-day-a-week service to a wide variety of facilities in the City of Coconut Creek. This Broward County, Florida community is home to more than 60,000 residents and is known as the “Butterfly Capital of the World.”
Haydie Caraballo, a day porter with Sunshine for the past two years, works Monday through Thursday ensuring that some of the City’s facilities are clean and presentable every day. From empty paper towel holders to debris in the parking lot, she constantly scans the bathrooms, cafeteria areas and the common areas of the Police Department, Commission Chambers, City Hall and Public Works.
Sunshine’s contract also includes cleaning of the community center, recreational complex, public works and utilities, 911 dispatch command center, and fire station.
Her challenging assignment covers all aspects of janitorial services, including daily trash removal and office cleanings, floor and carpet care, and inside and outside window cleaning.
The Coral Springs resident loves her job, especially with the four-day, 10-hour-a-day shift that follows the Coconut Creek employee schedule. “Every day is different,” she says. “I enjoy helping the City shine!”
According to Derek Auckland, Sunshine’s Florida Operations Manager, Caraballo is the one who shines at the company. “Haydie’s positive attitude and focus on providing excellent service to the customer, makes all of us at Sunshine look good. We value her commitment and contributions,” he said.
Spotlighted as one of the “Best Cities to Live in America” by Money Magazine, and a Top Ten Place to Live in Florida by Movoto and NerdWallet, Coconut Creek is the first Florida community and only the 11th in the country to be certified as a “Community Wildlife Habitat.” Home to the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and the Coconut Creek Promenade, a 23-acre, open-air, upscale shopping and restaurant center, the city is recognized for its unique environmental consciousness touting an abundance of trees, waterways, landscaped roads, parks, and butterfly gardens throughout the neighborhoods.