We had the good fortune of connecting with Hector Reyes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hector, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to be able to have control. Unlike a regular 9-5 job, having my own business would allow me to make my own decisions, scheduling, time management, ect. Wanted to built something and more than a thought, it was a dream I wanted to make into reality.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
On Post Lawn Care & Property Services LLC was established in 2017. We provide various services to include lawn care/maintenance, landscaping, tree trimming, gutter cleaning, and many more. Whats sets us apart from out competition is our reliability to “be there” when our customers need us. I am very proud to be able to contribute to society by providing jobs, mentoring new business owners in the industry, molding and changing the look of how most “landscapers” are viewed. I got to where I am today by putting God first in all the things I do, having integrity,hard work, dedication, sacrifice, sweat, and tears. It wasn’t easy, had many obstacles along the way but I easily overcame the obstacles by praying, listening to my mentors to make wise decisions, and having the greatest support system I call my family. I’ve learned many lessons along my business journey, built relationships, gain jobs, lost jobs, ups, downs ect. If there is one thing I would want the world to know about our brand or story is that my business was founded upon biblical guidance and principles. Obedience to the word of God in how to perform our jobs, treat our employees, respect other’s property and many more.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are many places in the Houston area were visitors can come hang out and have a good time with their families. In my view, I love going to discovery green, various local parks, the aquarium, Houston’s zoo. When it comes to food, we have limitless options, from Japanese food, Mexican, Vietnamese, to Italian.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I owe alot of recognition to a man who believed in me, took his personal time to mentor me, and taught me about discipline for years. I will forever be grateful to Mr. Brandon Mcrae, my karate instructor. I’ve been blessed to have many other mentors aswell, leaders who have taken their time outside of “business hours” to guide me, teach me, and set an example for me to follow. Thank you to my platoon sergeant (then) SSgt Allan Daigle, my Maintenance Chief (then) SSgt Lance Friedley, Msgt Juan Anorga, Sgt Diones Galeas, (then) Sgt Miguel Garcia, Jose Rodriguez, Josue Gonzales, and my pastor Robert “Bob” Allcorn. Special recognition to two of my special friends who have been there for me through out my journey, Ricardo Gloria, and David Ibarra.