John began his career in the Navy after attending the University of North Texas. After completing 3 years in the service, he returned to his home in Dallas to join Sunny Isles, his family-owned business, as its VP of Operations and Sales. During the 9 years that he worked at Sunny Isles, he helped establish a military exchange program, and oversaw construction of two manufacturing plants.
After selling the family-owned business, John then co-founded Pharris Miller, Inc. This Dallas-based holding company owned businesses including industries such as miscellaneous steel fabrication, retail automotive service, air-charter services, and aircraft maintenance and repair. He later sold his interest to his partner in order to establish ACT Services.
In 1986, based on his numerous contacts in the related service fields, John recognized the need for a unique cleaning company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As a result, he formed ACT Services.
Chris has over 24 years of experience in building maintenance, management, and operations. He served as a DFW Operations Manager for 4 years with Jani-King, which is the largest international building maintenance franchiser in the world. Chris was responsible for over 340 buildings and 15 million square feet.
He eventually incorporated his own company in commercial building maintenance, Platinum Enterprises, Inc., which produced annual company revenue of over $1,000,000.
Since joining ACT in June 2007, Chris has helped with all aspects of event and building management. He has had responsibilities with The Cotton Bowl, Six Flags over Texas, The State Fair of Texas, The University of North Texas, H2O Music Festival, Cowboys Stadium, Gexa Energy Pavilion, The Dallas Turkey Trot, The Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, and The Austin Marathon.
Jack joined ACT in 2013 as its President with the responsibility to oversee the operations and strategic direction of the new Commercial Services Division of the company. He has over 30 years of experience with extensive knowledge in the sales, business development, service, and retail arenas. Jack brings a broad range of experience and an entrepreneurial spirit with a proven track record for success. This combination will bring a strong entity to the ACT structure, the DFW area, and beyond.
Prior to joining ACT, Jack was a Senior Sales Consultant from 1994 – 2009 with Marine Max Inc., which is the world’s largest yacht dealer with an annual revenue of over $1 billion. Jack’s yacht sales were $8-11 million annually, and he was consistently ranked in the top ten sales out of 430 sales consultants within 90 stores. During his tenure, Jack received a number of record sales awards and top customer retention awards. He not only graduated in the top of his class, but has also been certified by Hatteras, Sea Ray, and the Feretti Group in construction, operations, and handling of yachts.
Jack also maintains a 100 Ton Master’s Cerfificate. From 1989 – 1994 Jack started and ran a successful trucking company which transported yachts nationwide. He later sold the company, which is still thriving today.
Besides owning Nick’s Boots and Shoe Repair with four locations in the Dallas area at one time, he was also once a business partner for C&S Exotica, which was an exotic car dealership. With annual sales of $3.5 million, this company imported cars and provided full-service for their customers.
Jack’s first business venture started in 1980 when he opened a Kwik-Kopy franchise in North Dallas. He operated this business until it was sold in 1983.
Chris Bartolacci joined ACT in 2013 as Senior Vice President to help launch its newest concept for the Commercial Services Division of the company.
In 1991, Chris worked for Brinker International and helped expand one of the company’s most successful concepts. Chris was later recruited by Primedia in 1998 to head up the publisher position for two magazines in the North Texas Region, which were “New Home Guide” and “DFW Destination.” He grew the annual revenue from $300,000 to over $2,000,000 within a six year time frame.
After eight years in the publishing business, Chris worked for the Krandee Group Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Development for their Oil and Gas Division. During his employment, Chris raised and managed over $7 million in revenue. Chris is a valued asset to ACT with his expertise and commitment to excellence.
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ACT Services provides its customers the luxury of working with an experienced, veteran, highly trained staff. The supervisors combined have in excess of sixty years of experience. Most of our supervisors are bilingual, and all our supervisors have had twenty hours of training, completing Phase I of the TSA Training Work and Safety Class. ACT hires its staff with customer service and satisfaction in mind. Of utmost concern is the employee’s ability to be observant and to recognize areas of need, without being directed. Proactive employees provide the greatest degree of customer satisfaction.