Coby W. Orr was born in San Antonio TX. He received his undergraduate degree in Corporate Finances and Investment Management from the University of Alabama in 1992. He has been married for 20 years to Rhonda Lynn who graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1992. They have 3 children — Wyatt, Jackson, and Mary Ellis.
They have been residents of Asheville since August of 2010, but have been going up to Bear Lake and Balsalm Mountain NC for 8 years during the summers. They currently have a lake home in Bear Lake Reserve that they enjoy year around now that they are only an hour away.
Coby sold majority interest of his business Diversified Maintenance Systems, Inc (www.diveinc.com) to Frontenac Equity group located in Chicago and keeps a consulting role in the company and sits on the board of directors. He serves on the Executive Committee and the Audit and compliance committee. Diversified is a national janitorial service company specializing in retail, commercial, industrial, and transportation markets. The company is headquartered in Tampa, FL. and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Diversified currently employs over 9100 people and utilizes over 400 different contractors throughout the nation.
Coby began his career cleaning windows in the summers of his high school and college years. He began to realize the potential of the cleaning industry at an early age. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he started a ServiceMaster franchise in Collierville TN. He then became the National Account Sales Manager for the ServiceMaster Res/Com division and then worked as the Regional Account Manager for Service Management USA.
Coby currently owns Carlife (www.carlifeautocare.com) a Phoenix based company. He plans to build 20 stores over the next 5 years in the Southwest and Southeast.
Coby currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Carolina Day School (Carolinaday.org). He is on the Strategic Planning committee and was successful in finding a new head of school when he was on the Head Search Committee.
Coby was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Carrollwood Day School (www.carrollwooddayschool.org) (CDS) for 6 years. He played an instrumental role on the board to help lead 2 capital campaigns that allowed CDS rapid and sustained growth. During his 6 years on the board he helped CDS – acquire a new facility through raised capital and bond financing, start up and develop a new high school, and develop and implement the strategic plan with success.
While living in FL Coby was on the finance committee for his church Idlewild, a 11,000 member church in Tampa FL (www.idlewild.org). He was on the capital campaign committee at Idlewild during there building campaign.
He and his family currently attend Biltmore Baptist (www.biltmorebaptist.org) where he sits on the personnel committee and the leadership committee.
Coby is currently the Vice Chairman of board for Score International (www.scoreint.org). Coby sits on the executive committee, finance committee and the Childrens Home committee, Coby and Rhonda recently teamed up with Score to build an orphanage in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic called Pasitos De Jesus. We currently have 45 girls in the home and plan to expand to 64.