Our expert porcelain team sure does love the Sunshine State, and they love us! South Florida proudly became Moderno’s second hub in the United States.
Firmly rooted in Sunrise, FL just north of Miami, Moderno’s South Florida location services the entire Miami metropolitan-area, covering Broward County homes and businesses. For the finest porcelain countertops, backsplashes, shower walls and fireplaces on the market, Moderno is the only contractor to trust because porcelain surfaces are all we do!
M-F : 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
13807 NW 4th St
Sunrise, FL 33325
SERVICING SOUTH FLORIDA
We service all areas around the Miami metroplex.
MEET THE TEAM
Combining his accounting background with operational skills, Jesus Garcia has been a leader in operations for nearly 20 years. After first starting in the surfacing industry, he spent every second of free time learning different areas of fabrication, quickly growing into the role of Production Manager. Soon after, Mr. Garcia was sent to various new shops across the U.S. that needed help starting up their business, going from Texas to Minnesota to Arizona to Florida. He then became General Manager for one of Stone Systems’ key locations, in charge of their front office, sales, and all facility management. Promoted yet again, Mr. Garcia was appointed to Regional Manager with a total of 6 shops under him – including New Jersey, New England, Raleigh, Atlanta, and South Florida (plus Orlando) – tasked with implementing maximum efficiency, productivity, and performance. Finally, as Director of Installation, he continued improving processes and profitability in the operation of all shops.
Now at Moderno, Mr. Garcia embodies the fact hard work carries more weight than any number of words. Unable to ever sit still and possessing a need to always make sure things are happening, his signature stamp is exceeding expectations, every single time.
Monica Hernandez has been with Moderno Porcelain Works since the spring of 2021 and serves as territory sales manager for South Florida. Responsibilities include meeting with new residential and commercial business in South Florida and engaging with home builders, architects, designers, kitchen and bath dealers, and design centers.
Formerly in the financial world, Hernandez makes the transition from financial broker to the world of large format marble porcelain. She is ready to make a difference in peoples’ homes. Her passion for sales, home décor, surfaces, and real estate makes her a trusted resource for her valued clients. A world traveler, she draws inspiration from those travels and from the environs of wherever she is.
“My inspiration comes from traveling all over the world and get inspiration from what’s around me and the feel of the place,” says Hernandez. “I love the product and Moderno has an amazing group of talented and committed people and they’re passionate. I wanted a service and product that I believe in and Moderno provides that.”
Monica receives great satisfaction in being able to meet with her clients and helping them revamp their place, making their vision a reality. A great eye for design, Monica can expertly lead customers on the best color combinations for their projects guiding them during the process.
First entering the construction industry in 2003, Mr. Rodriguez headed up a family kitchen cabinetry business where he oversaw all purchasing and sourcing. He then became a housing developer in Antigua, where he was the second largest importer of steel and cement on the entire island. Before starting a family of his own, he relocated back to South Florida where he served as the VP of Sales for a company manufacturing mosaics for various applications. He then went to work for COMPAC – one of the biggest manufacturers of quartz in the surfacing world – as an Area Manager, quickly working his way up to Regional Manager. In a two-year span, he and his surrounding team successfully took their revenue from $13 million per year all the way to $19 million per year.
His sales approach is rare: putting people first and believing the money will follow, not vice-versa. When Moderno came along at just the right time, it was easy for Mr. Rodriguez to embrace the versatility and cost-effective nature of porcelain. Being a low-maintenance product that doesn’t sacrifice beauty thanks to modern technology, he instantly knew this material would be in the best interest of clients, all of whom he considers true friends rather than mere business relationships.
Outside of work, he enjoys riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, taking his kids to soccer and tennis, and enjoying a good Scotch and cigar.