Luis Garcia has built his success from the ground up with his young, rapidly expanding concrete business
At age 15, shortly after arriving here from his native Nicaragua, Luis Garc╠a got a $4.50-per-hour job pumping concrete. Within a few years, he saved up enough money to buy a pumping machine and start his own business, hiring out the machine and his experience, taking in $2,000 a week.
From that entrepreneurial start, Mr. Garc╠a's Doral-based Adonel Concrete company has blossomed into a multimillion-dollar business - sales reached $50 million last year and are forecast to be double that by next year - soon to have eight plants around South Florida and more to come upstate.
Mr. Garc╠a, 42, spoke in an interview with Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes of how hard work and dedication to giving his customers friendly and efficient service have contributed to his success.
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