Gabriel Garcia’s life story embodies the American dream. After enjoying a loving childhood in El Salvador, civil strife in his native country brought Gabriel to the United States. As a young man of 22 years, fueled with a strong work ethic and fierce determination, Gabriel gathered a handful of workers in Prairieville, Louisiana, and Garcia Roofing was born! With his truck as an office and pen and paper for estimates and invoices, he began his day before sunrise and worked until darkness no longer allowed. The year was 1992, and several months later South Louisiana would be devastated by Hurricane Andrew. Gabriel Garcia traveled the area, voluntarily assisting residents with temporary roof repairs.
Many of those homeowners became the original customer base for Gabriel’s company and continue to patronize and refer Garcia Roofing nearly 30 years later! Their allegiance to the company is understandable; the core values which have guided Garcia Roofing through the years remain. Integrity and quality, with a goal of consistently exceeding customer expectations, are the values which Gabriel has solidified through the years, placing Garcia Roofing among the largest and most respected roofing companies in the South. And yes, he can still be found daily climbing roofs in and around South Louisiana!
Mr. G, as Gabriel is affectionately known to employees and customers alike, is the proud father of four sons and two daughters and grandfather of three little boys as well. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, and fishing at any opportunity. Now a grateful American citizen, Gabriel is an active participant in both his church and community, serving on several boards and committees and sharing much of his time and resources with church and area charities.