Meet the founderS
Eloy Garcia, the son of Cuban immigrants, arrived in the US in 1967. His parents settled in Hialeah, FL where he was raised until graduating high school at Hialeah Miami Lakes.
After graduating at Hialeah Miami Lakes, he went on to play 2 years at Miami-Dade North on a baseball scholarship, and later, the University of Arkansas - Little Rock also on a baseball scholarship.
After his collegiate baseball career ended, Eloy joined his parents in the insurance industry. After obtaining the necessary experience, Eloy went on to start his own insurance agency. It was with a small loan from his parents that helped make this possible. He is forever grateful as none of this would be possible without their assistance.
While Eloy was extremely successful in this venture, he felt something was missing and that he could take the experience he learned to greater heights. It was during this time that one of his customers, Nick Mendizibal Jr. from Car Factory Outlet, approached Eloy about the many opportunities in the auto retail industry. After reviewing the potential, both Eloy and Nick decided to join forces with a partnership that grew from its humble beginnings to one of the leaders in the automotive retail industry that is today Car Factory.
Here, Eloy speaks on his successes in the automotive industry:
"I am blessed to have an amazing partner and friend! We work together very efficiently and complement one another perfectly, currently, Nick and I own and operate multiple car dealerships in the south Florida market. In addition, we own a financial automotive institution, and a reconditioning center that serves multiple purposes which include but are not limited to reconditioning of all the inventory at our dealerships and provides complete automotive services to the general public.
Since our relationship started in 1993, Nick and I have also been involved in many real estate ventures both commercial and residential. Some of which have been sold and others that we currently operate together. With the many successes we have been able to accomplish together, our greatest pride and joy is the fact that we have done it with many family members and friends working on our team.
Our companies have been recognized and awarded by several banks, community leaders, charitable organizations and our loyal customers for over 27 years."
"My family is what motivates me every day to keep pushing and moving forward. I thank God every day for everything we have accomplished!"
Eloy and Nick have always made an effort to hire members of their family who are involved in the many different roles at their dealership, providing an intimate and trustworthy shopping experience through the entire car-buying process. They invite you to visit one of their locations to get treated with the respect and transparency you deserve!