For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away.The greenhouses and other buildings on the 40 acres where he grew the plants and prepared them for customers lie in tatters, ripped to shreds by 155 mph (244 kph) winds and driving rain. Trees are flattened."I will need to begin from zero," said Santiago, 43, whose Cali Nurseries is located in Barranquitas, a small mountain city 34 miles (55 kilometers) southwest of San Juan. He's determined to rebuild and get back into business despite the losses he estimates at $1.5 million.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
OCTOBER 25, 2013
NYS DOS ID#
411 PENNSYLVANIA AVE.
MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK, 11758
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2013 - D MARIA'S BRIGHT BEGINNING'S, LLC
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