Being a Jacksonville native, Rene Garcia has deep roots in the community. He has lived in Jacksonville for 44 years and his father is a retired US Navy veteran who was stationed at Mayport Naval Base. Rene has established himself as an experienced construction and development professional with over 25 years in the industry and serves as a Senior Project Manager at Live Oak Contracting.
Prior to joining Live Oak, Rene has worked for a premier Jacksonville based general contractor and a nationally recognized design-build firm completing projects in the sectors of Multifamily, Assisted Living, Educational, Commercial Office & Retail. He has successfully managed projects from the Design Development stage to Owner Acceptance with project values ranging from $5 million to $40 million. Rene has a vast experience of delivering quality projects in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. As with every project, he oversees scheduling, cost control, quality control, project management and strives for overall client satisfaction to ensure repeat business. Throughout his career, Rene has held the positions of Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, and Estimator.
René holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from the University of North Florida and does volunteer work at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.