The Appleby Team

 
Joe Appleby

Joe Appleby

Owner

Joe Appleby is the owner and namesake of the company.  He is the benevolent ruler of the Appleby Kingdom, demanding the best from his employees and steering the ship safely into the harbor.   He makes sure all of us do the best we can to keep you happy!
Mark Belotz

Mark Belotz

Hard Surface Manager

Mark Belotz is the Hard Surface Manager.  Mark does most of the estimates for the  Hard Surface as well as manages most aspects of this company’s division.   Mark is extremely knowledgeable regarding stone and hardwood with many  years of experience.  He is very upbeat and helpful and enjoys hiking  and wine-tasting.
Annie Appleby

Annie Appleby

Urine Sniffing Expert

Originally trained as a urologist, Annie feels that sniffing for pee in area rugs a much more rewarding endeavor.  Known for her expert nose, Annie enjoys Zinfandels, Petite Syrah and well-aged Brie.
Les Bloch

Les Bloch

Project Manager

Les Bloch is the project manager for the Hard Surface Division. Les oversees the day to day projects of honing, polishing, cleaning and sealing of marble, limestone, travertine, as well as specialty repairs and employee management.  Les assists Mark in outside sales and writes the Appleby blog, as well as holding down the fort at the San Leandro office. Les is a writer of novels and enjoys entertaining with his wife at his home in Danville. He writes music and plays original music with his band GB Gents throughout the Bay Area . Presently Les has twenty NPR Perspectives to his credit. He’s been with Appleby for 14 years.
Michelle Pond

Michelle Pond

Office Manager

Michelle Pond has been working for Appleby Cleaning for almost 10 years.She is a master (mistress?) at scheduling all our Soft Surface Technicians. She’s excellent at multi-tasking as well as remaining calm and polite under pressure. She is a singer and actress, and performs locally with regional theaters. Look for Michelle’s name in lights soon!
Kimberly Burns

Kimberly Burns

Hard Surface Administrator

If your lucky, Kimberly will pick up your call. She cheerfully schedules our hard surface crews.
At home (an Oakland native), Kim is very athletic and runs marathons. She also enjoys watching her son play varsity baseball for Skyline High.
Joe Quiocho

Joe Quiocho

Soft Surface Manager

Joe Q is the manager of the Soft Surface Division. When not working with technicians, carpet and upholstery, Joe is working out in the gym. Joe grew up in San Francisco but is presently living in the East Bay with his wife and three children. He’s active in the church. A born leader, Joe is working to make Appleby successful for many years to come.
Maureen Appleby

Maureen Appleby

Office Staff

Maureen Appleby has worked with Appleby for 20 years. She’s worked in many capacities and is most recently involved with billing and accounting. Maureen always brings a happy glow to the workplace and enjoys painting, home projects and her two children. She also married the boss and takes long lunches.
Sam Appleby

Sam Appleby

Assistant Project Manager

Sam Appleby has a special connection to Appleby Cleaning.  He’s the nephew of our namesake leader Joe Appleby.  Sam is a breath of fresh air, a Penn State Grad and possibly the nicest young man you’ll ever meet.  Whether working on Google analytics or polishing marble to a mirror-like finish, Sam has made it his goal to learn everything there is to know about the restoration business.  Look for Sam’s name in lights soon—and on the front of our building.

Abe Rozibye

Abe Rozibye

Soft Surface Crew Chief

Abe missed his calling as a crooner with his buttery voice.  He’s our teddy bear in a weight lifter’s body.  Abe collects and sells vintage video games from the ’80’s and ’90’s.  “There’s good money in that”.  Who knew?
John Bonilla

John Bonilla

Hard Surface Crew Chief

John Bonilla is a skilled technician with Hard Surface and a leader in his department. He has been working for Appleby for 12 years. John is a master at all Hard Surface renovation and stone, and does hardwood recoats as well. John renovates cars and has a red Mustang that is his pride and joy. John and his girlfriend like to hike, listen to live music and enjoy life.
Yee Her

Yee Her

Crew Chief

Yee Her is a Crew Chief for Soft Surface and has been with us for over 12 years. He is an expert in all things electronic, including computers, audio and video equipment. Yee is one of Appleby’s most requested technicians due to his fine eye for detail. Yee has a beautiful daughter with whom he enjoys spending time when not working. Yee can be found fishing on the weekends– and sometimes he even brings his daughter along!.
John Shilling

John Shilling

Crew Chief

John lives in Alameda with his sweetheart Annie and their little dog Siunee. Ask John anything about baseball, especially the Giants or your area rugs and you are sure to get an answer. Look for John”s soft friendly hello should he come to your home. He’s a big teddy bear.
Quan Hoang

Quan Hoang

Hard Surface Crew Chief

Quan is one of our happiest techs.  Super easy to work with and always smiling, Quan is both reliable and smart. Mechanically minded and detail oriented, Quan previously worked for Mercedes Benz and knows how to satisfy demanding clients.

Joey Higares

Joey Higares

Hard Surface Technician

Joey Higares is one of our happiest employees. We look to Joey for good vibes around the office. He lives in Union City and is a self-described “Clean Freak”. What better person to have in your home servicing your hard surface needs? If you see Joey, we dare you not to smile.
Jeff De Lima

Jeff De Lima

Senior Expert Hardwood Floor Technician

Jeff De Lima is our Senior Hardwood Flooring Expert.  Jeff has been in the construction business for over 30 years and does installation, repair, refinishing and recoating of all hardwood surfaces.  An admitted perfectionist, Jeff brings his expertise and knowledge into your home to provide the very best quality workmanship available in the Bay Area.  Jeff’s work can be viewed on our website’s Hardwood Gallery as well as in videos included on our Video Page.
Sam Zareii

Sam Zareii

Antique Rug Repair

Sam moved from Iran in 2010. He started doing repairs at 10 yrs old and is a third generation antique rug repairman. His skills are beyond reproach. Check out some of his before and after pictures in our rug cleaning page. Sam can be easily bribed with baklava.
Dean Punzalon

Dean Punzalon

Soft Surface Crew Chief

Dean Punzalon works as a Soft Surface tech in the shop and out in the field.  He’s a positive presence here at Appleby.  His dream vacation is trip to the Maldives Islands.  He likes to work out, hike and spend time with his family and friends.  He loves working on music production and mixes a mean Mai Tai.  Cheers to Dean from Appleby!
Zackery Serrao

Zackery Serrao

Oriental Rug Specialist

Zackery was drafted by Appleby in the 1st round to work with our heaviest rugs. At 6’5″ we’re lucky to have him. Zack, a Castro Valley native was previous employed as a flower and fruit tree farmer in Half Moon Bay. Tulips and roses were his specialty. Take him to your garden.
Arlon Calvin

Arlon Calvin

Hard Surface Technician

Arlon Calvin is a busy man.  He has three kids (a brand new baby girl arrived late last year), He loves to watch and play basketball and root for the Warriors.  He enjoys his family and watches action movies when he’s not in action himself. Arlon always has a smile on his face and will do whatever it takes to get the job done right!
Leo Alejandra

Leo Alejandra

Hard Surface Technician

If there were one word to describe Leo, it would be focused. He prides himself on his productivity and thrives under pressure. Outside of work, Leo enjoys spending time with his family, taking in a ball game and playing with his dogs. We’re incredibly fortunate to have Leo apart of the Appleby family.
Jerrick Casaclang

Jerrick Casaclang

Soft Surface Technician

Jerrick is one of our rug plant technicians. Whether its walking customers through the intake process or carefully cleaning the rugs in house, Jerrick always completes his work with precision and the utmost professionalism. In his free time, he loves checking out the Bay Area’s food spots in town and going hiking with his fiance. We’re very lucky to have Jerrick on our team!
Gabe French

Gabe French

Soft Surface Technician

As one of our newest employees, Gabe works both out in the field and in our cleaning plant meticulously attending to your carpets and rugs. In his free time, Gabe works on motorcycles and spends time with his fiance and kids. Gabe always brings a positive attitude to work and ardently takes on any task he is given.

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