Tom Orr Cartage switches hands

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Daniel Cote-Ryshpan


Daniel Cote-Ryshpan

CLARENDON – The sale of Tom Orr Cartage is in the final stages, with the construction and waste portions of the company being sold to Genner Garcia. Garcia has over 34 years of experience in the construction industry, which he obtained while working throughout North and South America as well as internationally. Garcia’s wife, Luzdary Manjarres, is an architect with over         28 years experience.
According to Orr, the sale includes all of the Quebec-based facilities and approximately 75% of the company’s workload.  “The time was right. After 21 years of business, I feel    I have taken the company as far as I can. Under new leadership, the company can grow even more. In a way, this business is my baby and I would like to see it continue to expand over the next ten years,” says Orr.
Orr and his wife will keep ownership of the development side of       their company; they will continue to take on small to medium sized projects. “People are under the impression that I’m giving up and retiring, which isn’t the case. I won’t be taking off,” adds Orr.
Orr explains that a lot of time and effort was put in to achieving the high   industry standards the business is recognized for, and emphasizes the        competency of the team that has been built over the years. This is recognized by the new owner.
“The team here at Tom Orr Cartage Construction is one of the things that was very attractive to us. Every staff member is staying, as we feel they are a very solid base for this business. Even Tom is staying around for a period of time as a consultant,” says Garcia. “The business is proven to be a profitable, sustainable, and stable with a strong focus on the community and the environment. The company has a lot of potential for expansion,” he concludes.