Berto Garcia
Development: Owner

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With a background in corporate finance, Berto is our resident numbers guys. He structures our projects, manages our debt, and serves as liaison to our investors, both institutional and private. Berto is a proud resident of St. Louis Hills where he lives with his wife, Lauren, and two boys, Lucas and Kayden. His time off is spent in community activities, relaxing with his family, and doing “research”. He just can’t turn it off.

Ivan Garcia
Development: Owner

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Since childhood, Ivan has been asking, “Why?” He pushes Garcia Development to be as impactful as possible. Ivan enjoys nothing more than helping people and buildings be the best versions of themselves. He loves living in south St. Louis where he pesters his wife, Jenifer, and two girls, Dale and Herbi, who are named after their grandpa’s. When not working, he is usually rock climbing and questioning everything.

Joseph McGuire
Development: CFO

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With a background in corporate finance and commercial real estate, Joe has a passion for the “behind the scenes” processes that make a development come to life. He is responsible for the accounting, treasury and cash management, budgeting and analysis, acquisitions and closings, and tax credit administration. In his spare time, Joe enjoys training for Ironman Triathlons, playing hockey, and taking mini vacations with his wife, Ashley.

Chuck Bailey
Development: Project Manager


With years of experience in heavy equipment and all types of structural and concrete work, Chuck can figure out even the most daunting construction problems. He has a “no problem” attitude and incredible work ethic. The man lives and works at full throttle! Outside of work, he rides motorcycles and other toys, pumps lots of iron, and spends time with his wife LouAnn, son Waylon, and daughter Celeste.

Carrie Schaefer
Development: Controller

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With a background in public accounting and then corporate accounting, Carrie has what is takes to handle all things accounting and reporting for the Garcia businesses. She also takes care of preparing tax credits and handling whatever comes up with a can-do attitude. In her spare time, you might catch her running around the neighborhood for exercise, walking her pups, reading, binge watching TV shows with her husband Phil, traveling or enjoying the many awesome eats in St. Louis.