Luis Garcia Has Built His Success From The Ground Up With His Young Rapidly Expanding Concrete Business
Written by Miami Today on February 23, 2006
At age 15, shortly after arriving here from his native Nicaragua, Luis GarcÌa 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. GarcÌa’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. GarcÌa, 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. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.