Jose Arnaldo Ortiz Gaud began his entrepreneurial experiences in the flooring industry in early 1991. Working as a subcontractor for national flooring companies, he earned a reputation as a reliable, honest person who performed quality work. Using those skills and his savings as capital, he began a flooring business, Allstate Carpet, which later became Allstate Floors & Construction Inc. with a focus on government, hospitality, educational, mixed use and commercial facilities. In 2014, Allstate Floors was recognized by the District’s Department of General Services as a successful Certified Business Enterprise for its work with D.C. government. Ortiz Gaud has received many awards of recognition and service over the years for his business.
Ortiz Gaud has supported and served the community as a member of the board of Centro de la Comunidad, an outreach program for the Hispanic community. He has mentored children and young adults in the USHYEE (United States Hispanic Youth Enterprise Education) programs sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and Towson University. He has also served as a volunteer for The Helping Up Mission and the Back on Your Feet programs, community organizations committed to giving a helping hand to the homeless and less fortunate.