History

KIRA President and CEO Carlos Garcia at age 5

KIRA was founded in 1987 by Carlos Garcia. Born in Cuba and a naturalized US Citizen, Garcia started KIRA shortly after receiving his MBA from Columbia University. Starting in a one room office in Miami, Garcia grew KIRA from a single employee entity to a national company with over 1,000 employees performing work in over 30 states; including several hundred non-US employees overseas.

From these modest beginnings, KIRA has expanded its offerings and today provides a full suite of facilities maintenance and construction services. These services include the operations and maintenance of utility plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, and heating and cooling plants. In addition, KIRA provides basic services such as roads and grounds maintenance, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing maintenance. 

As KIRA grew, it attracted many of the top executives in the industry, as well as promoted outstanding workers throughout its ranks. These executives and managers are fully committed to KIRA's vision and commitment to excellence. With the exceptional growth, KIRA created outstanding opportunities for its employees to expand their roles within the company. KIRA is dedicated to promoting from within and places a great importance on training. There are many examples throughout the company of managers that have grown with the business and worked on multiple KIRA job sites.

KIRA's core mission is simple: To provide the highest standards of service at the lowest possible cost to its customers. The company's innovative approach and commitment to technology allowed KIRA to lower its cost structure in a traditionally low tech industry. This innovation led to KIRA's ability to provide exceptional customer service at a lower cost than its competitors. As a leader in the industry, KIRA has received many awards for providing innovative, high quality work on its contracts.

KIRA is entering an exciting period in its history. With increased infrastructure investment, KIRA is expanding beyond its core customer base. The company's capabilities and experience place KIRA in a unique growth position. Current and future increases in infrastructure spending provide KIRA with continued growth patterns for the future.