Abiel Cano is passionate about providing quality service to each of his clients at Control Garage Doors. Abiel was born into a humble family in Oaxaca, Mexico and remained there until migrating to the United States when he was a teenager. Following the move, Abiel had big goals and aspirations, but he struggled to figure out which career path would best help him achieve them. After years of bouncing around from job to job, finding work wherever he could, Abiel decided it was time to make a change. “I woke up and decided I would leave that day,” he explains. “I was 21 when I sat down with my parents and I explained to them that it was time for me to move and create a life of my own. I wanted to move to Houston; I just knew it.”
Although he only had one contact in the area, Abiel was certain that this move would open a window of opportunity for his future career. Hopping on a greyhound bus, he jumped in feet first and never looked back. “Arriving in Houston, I called my contact and he picked me up and from there, we went straight to a job that he had to do. He agreed to teach me and I started right away,” Abiel recalls.
Over the next few years, Abiel would face many challenges. His employer moved, leaving him to work for another company for four years. He was offered to buy a remodeling company from a client, but the offer was revoked at the last minute. Abiel notes, “I was in debt, without a car, without money, and depressed. I had to start over again. I began looking for jobs and found nothing, until one day someone told me that they believed in me. That was the fire that I needed and there I went, back to the workforce to do what I had learned when I arrived.”
Abiel quickly got to work paying off his debts and carefully considering how to go into business for himself. He began growing his business organically, and the rest was history. Today, he is the successful owner of Control Garage Doors, specializing in garage door repairs and replacements. “It hasn’t been easy trying to be an entrepreneur but it has been a learning process,” he says. “Sometimes you just have to trust your gut even when others don’t believe in you. In my case, many people did not believe in me, but even then, I had to do what my gut was telling me to do.”
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