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Thu 12.02.21

Voyage Jacksonville

Posted by on Voyage Jacksonville

A closer look at VES seen in this interview with Joe Padlo from Voyage Jacksonville magazine!

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Tue 06.25.19

2019 Bronze Stevie Award Winner

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VETERANS ELITE SERVICES was named the winner of a BRONZE Stevie® Award in the VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS of the YEAR category in The 17th Annual American Business Awards®.

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Thu 11.08.18

2018 HIRE Vets Platinum Medal Award From Department of Labor

Posted by Jodi Mohrmann on News4Jax

Jacksonville business owner puts hiring veterans in national spotlight
‘I hire veterans because I want to have the best company in the country’

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Tue 04.24.18

2018 40 Under 40 Honoree - Jacksonville, FL

Posted by James Cannon on Jacksonville Business Journal

To be selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree requires a good deal of career success, with each of the young professionals showcased in these pages having helped create or grow a successful enterprise.

“We have 30 employees now, and 28 of them are veterans, and all of the 28 had a difficult transition when they came home. I wanted to create a company that will allow people to have a good job and an equal opportunity company.”

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Wed 01.01.20

2018, 2019 and 2020 VES Recognized as a Florida Unique Abilities Partner

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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recognized VES for success in employing combat disabled veterans.

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Thu 11.10.16

2016 Veteran of Influence Honoree

Posted by James Cannon on Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville has longed been shaped by the military — from the active-duty service members who are stationed in the area to the former military personnel who have built a second chapter of their life here.

Each year, the Jacksonville Business Journal picks a select few veterans who have had a major impact on the area after hanging up their uniform.

The Veterans of Influence award acknowledges those who have given back to the community by leading companies, organizing philanthropic projects and using the skills and talents they developed in uniform to make their mark on the First Coast. These honorees make a difference and help set the standard for the rest of Jacksonville’s business community.

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Wed 09.13.17

2017 BizTech Honoree for TidyText (crowd-sourced facilities intelligence system).

Posted by James Cannon on Jacksonville Business Journal

The BizTech Innovation Awards honors those who have set the bar in developing, utilizing and leading when it comes to the use of technology in their own company and with their business partners.

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Wed 07.06.16

Cleaning Company Offers Jobs to Military Veterans

Posted by Susan D. Brandenburg on St. Johns Business Monthly

Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful. That familiar salute of the U.S. Marine Corps, is also the mantra of Joe Padlos’ cleaning company, Veterans Elite Services (FKA USMMFC). Padlo, a resident of St. Augustine, served in the Marine Corps on active duty from 1997 to 2004 and in the reserves from 2004 to 2008. He was one of the first Americans to cross Breach Point West in Basrah, Iraq in the early morning hours of March 20, 2003.

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Thu 09.29.16

Jaguars and Announce Veterans Elite Services As Winner of 2nd Annual SBB

Posted by Jaguars Public Relations on

The Jacksonville Jaguars and revealed Veterans Elite Services as the winner of the 2nd annual Small Business Breakthrough powered by in a broadcast Saturday night on WJXT Channel 4. As the winner, Veterans Elite Services has already worked with to finish a complete online makeover of their web site, and the new brand was introduced at the Jaguars’ nationally-televised home preseason game at EverBank Field on Sunday night.

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Mon 08.29.16

Jaguars and Announce Finalists for 2nd Annual Small Business Breakthrough

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Today the Jacksonville Jaguars and revealed the finalists for the 2ndannual Small Business Breakthrough powered by The six local companies are preparing to enter the final round this Thursday and face a panel of judges, including Jaguars Owner Shad Khan and CEO David Brown

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Thu 07.16.15

These Veteran-Run Jacksonville Businesses are Focused on Helping Other Vets Get Jobs

Posted by Colleen Michele Jones on Jacksonville Business Journal

As a 10-year veteran of the Marine Corps who worked convoy missions in Iraq, Joe Padlo knows what it’s like to get down in the trenches with his troops. Now, as the founder and owner of Veterans Elite Services (FKA USMMFC), 36-year-old Padlo gets down there to scrub a floor while out on a cleaning job with his fellow employees.

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