Jorge Rodríguez began his H.V.A.C. water treatment career in 1991 as a service technician helper of one of New York’s largest H.V.A.C. water treatment companies. By 1996, Jorge had acquired valuable experience servicing all types of H.V.A.C. equipment, cooling tower refurbishment, and duct cleaning services. In 1998, he also earned his A.A. Degree in Business Administration from City College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In 2002, after many years of hard work and preparation, Jorge and a close friend/colleague decided to open their own H.V.A.C. water treatment company. Today he is the proud, sole proprietor of Pro Water Treatment, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He has served in various organizations and agencies boards such as PR Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Broward County MPC, Hispanic Vote Board Member, Juvenile Basketball Coach, Puerto Rican Fiestas Patronales others.
Nowadays, Jorge continues to travel throughout the State of Florida, offering his prestigious H.V.A.C. water treatment, cooling tower refurbishing, and duct cleaning services to mechanical contractors, water treatment consultants, engineers firms, condominium/commercial buildings, and/or others properties as requested.
Jorge resides with his family, wife Lesly and son Kevin, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is also a board member of The PR Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & The Hispanic Vote of Broward County.
Robert’s motivation for success was inspired by the love of his family. His dear mother, Maria though a young widow and mother of three, helped instill in Robert a sense of caring and perseverance. In addition, the love of his brother, Henry helped set the foundation for his work with the youth. And above all, his dedication to his lovely daughters, Melissa and Natalie will always energize him to strive to work for the future of our community.
Since his arrival on the Treasure Coast in 1989, he has pursued his lifelong traditions – hard work, music, cultural identity and community involvement. Robert was elected by the St. Lucie County Commissioners to sit on the Board of the St. Lucie County Cultural Affairs Council. He has worked with other organizations such as the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society Mardi Gras and Zora Fest committees.
Driven by his passion for music and his desire to bring joy to his community, he founded the Puerto Rican Association for Hispanic Affairs, Inc.a 501 c(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization in 2005. He successfully produces the Annual San Juan Festival and Business Expo. This has been an incredible way to share the Hispanic culture with our community. As president of the Puerto Rican Association for Hispanic Affairs, Inc., Robert continues to be involved in the creation and implementation of cultural and educational events, as well as providing entertainment for the community. His efforts in establishing scholarships for the Hispanic youth, has earned this organization the President’s Award from Indian River State College – an honor indeed. His commitment and dedication to serving the community are expressed in the projects the organization has for the future. He has attended the Graduation Celebration in support of migrant children’s accomplishments organized by Linda Tapia.
In 2007, Robert founded the St. Lucie Film Society dedicated to the promotion of independent and foreign film as an art form and to bring artistic and diverse films to the community. He is very proud of his role as Executive Producer of that’s livin’– the Zora Neale Hurston Story and City of Dreams – Documentary of the City of Port Saint Lucie’s 50th Anniversary. As President of SLFS, he also produces the Treasure Coast International Film Festival. He looks forward to enhancing the arts and culture through all these ventures.
Frank Nieves, our president, and founder results from 40 years of hard work in business management, Telecommunications Engineering, and the entertainment industry. Served at various boards such as Broward Sheriff Minority Council, Broward World Trade Center, Broward School District SMBE, Broward County Commission SMBE, others such as Memorial Hospital, Broward Community College.
As a Telecom Engineer worked with fortune 500 such as Siemens, Northern Telecom, among others. President and Founder of the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber Commerce of Broward County, Florida, now established in five counties in Florida. Frank brought the first Hispanic theme boat to the Winter Fest Parade, the 6th largest parade, and the number 1 boat parade in the US.
Winner of: Entrepreneur of the year 1997 and 1999 by the PR Chamber of Commerce of So. FL, Business of the year 1997 by Imagen Latino Americana Hispanic News Paper, Portada Magazine recognition for his contribution to the Hispanic Community empowerment in So. FL, Spirit Award by Seminole Hard Rock Boat Parade, Orgullo Puertorriqueño 2010, Recognition by Salud al Día Magazine for his contribution to the Hispanic Community, Recognition Award by the City of Hollywood, FL, Received Proclamation by Puerto Rico House of Representative and the Puerto Rico Senate, Receive Proclamation by Broward County Commissioner Ben Grabber, Diana Wassermann, and Dales Holness, The honor of throwing the first ball at a National League Baseball game.