At 15 years of age, Luis Garcia arrived in Miami in 1979 from his native town of Chinandega, Nicaragua. Right away he began looking for work. His first job was in a supermarket where he earned $90 a week. Then he went on to carpet cleaning which paid a little bit more. From there he went to pumping concrete on construction sites. He was earning $4.50 an hour and learning the trade. Today he owns his own company and just been given an award in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit.