GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – Life in Hector Contreras’ hometown in Mexico was difficult, working a whole week just to make enough to eat. Before coming to America in 1980, he was living life but wanted to ultimately make his dream a reality. Thus, Casabella Flooring flooring was born.

“It’s going to represent our Hispanic heritage,” Casabella Flooring’s Hector Contreras elaborates, “At the same time, having Spanish and English mixed in this name, there is another kind of respect for the place that I’m in.”

Casabella Flooring is self-started and family-oriented. In two years of business, Hector’s services have grown and traveled beyond the Grand Valley.

From Las Vegas to Denver, every job is a reminder of why he started the company.

“I’m living in the dream right now because I love to work and that’s my goal, always,” Contreras exclaims, “Every night, I just pray for the whole world be safe and everybody get the same chance that I had that I have to myself.”

As Hector lives out his dream, he looks to pass on his skills to others.

“With 40 years of experience in the flooring industry, Hector is now willing to teach anyone who wants to learn how to do their own flooring to make their home Casabella,” Cora Dickey reports.

Contreras knows how much hard work pays off. The success he has would not be reachable without the support of those who embraced his arrival.

He dedicates his work to his family and customers.

“I feel that I need to give more than 100% to the people,” Contreras describes, “I feel really grateful to all my customers and I am trying to to do whatever it takes.

Hector Contreras, a Mexican-American with ambition, for Hispanic Heritage Month.