GC Garcia, Inc., a Nevada-based land planning and development services firm, is celebrating its 25th anniversary, joining an exclusive list of companies who have reached this milestone. Founded by George Garcia, the company is well-established and respected within southern Nevada’s local government and agency circles while recognized as a leader in government and neighborhood relations, entitlements, due diligence, development coordination, permitting and business licensing.
Garcia, along with Director of Planning Melissa Eure, look back at how the company and the industry have progressed over the last 25 years.
Q: How has the company evolved over the past 25 years?
Eure: The company started with George renting space from another company, with me and the other company’s bookkeeper providing part-time assistance. Now, we have grown to six employees, including one in Utah. George started with a focus on planning and zoning entitlements in Henderson and Clark County, but we now also operate across North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Mohave County, Nye County, Mesquite, Boulder City, and Salt Lake City. We’ve also broadened our scope of services to also include business licensing, specializing in privileged licenses (like liquor, marijuana), redevelopment projects, building permit expediting and expert witness reports/testimony.
Garcia: The expansion of the company has created prosperity by providing high-level service with integrity, while furthering the future of the community, clients, and company. We boast a diversity of projects, from gaming to charter schools; from c-stores and taverns to places of worship; from hotels to housing; and from industrial parks to shopping centers. We represent small entrepreneurs, and large local, regional, national, and international businesses. Our footprint in so many areas demonstrates how the core competencies of the firm create value and success for its clients, which are the keys to growth and prosperity.
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