Founder & PresidentSince the beginnings of its history, South Florida has always been at the crossroads of global trade and opportunity. Entrepreneurs with a winning attitude and hard work ethic can find their place in Miami. But it takes those with a solid plan, founded in purpose to make it happen – a concrete goal, to be exact.
“In life, some people only dream of owning a flourishing business, but others not only dream about it, they wake up early every morning with determination and the will to work hard in order to build their success.”
These are the words Adonel Concrete Founder, President & CEO Luis Garcia lives by. It’s the corporate culture he has promoted and encouraged since the company first opened in 1984.
More than 30 years later, Adonel Concrete has become the largest independently owned concrete company in South Florida and also maintains operations overseas. With a total of 15 concrete plants, four in Miami-Dade County, two in Broward County, four in Palm Beach County, two in St. Lucie County and three in Haiti, Adonel Concrete has more than 260 employees and a fleet of 200 trucks. In 2010, Adonel expanded into Haiti to help in the country’s rebuilding efforts.
Eager to give back to the community that helped him become successful, Garcia has supported such worthy charities as the March of Dimes and Habitat for Humanity, while also donating resources to several schools and churches. An active business leader, Garcia serves on the Board of Directors for the Builders Association of South Florida and the Latin Builders Association.
In 2011, Garcia was named a distinguished alumnus of Miami Dade College and inducted into the college’s prestigious Hall of Fame. He was also named the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the southeast region in 2006 and has been honored as the Businessman of the Year by the Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce in Miami. Garcia has been profiled in such publications as Florida Trend, The Miami Herald, Miami Today and the South Florida Business Journal, to name but a few.