Belinda was born and raised right here in Greenville, SC where she and Gus grew up together as childhood sweethearts and eventually raised their children here as well. They’re amazed at how Greenville has grown since they were younger! One of Belinda’s favorite pastimes is to walk downtown with Gus and admire all of the new construction.
Belinda attended Furman University and after graduating with a business degree, she went to work as a business analyst and later became an employment manager. As her family grew, she left her career and founded Gabriel Builders along with Gus. She is currently involved in sales, marketing and other support functions of the company.
“Since we started a family business 35 years ago, named after our son Gabe, I feel an obligation and commitment to do my best each day for my family, employees and customers. We have many people that depend on Gabriel Builders to support their own families so it’s important to be energetic, optimistic and honest in everything we do. Now we have two more sister companies named after our daughter, Lauren (LH Design Studio) and youngest son, Nick (Nicholas James Fine Woodworking) so there’s even a greater desire to make things successful.”
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
If I could travel anywhere tomorrow, I would go to Italy. I love everything Italian – the food, architecture, landscape, wine and beautiful old cathedrals. I’m blessed to live and work in an Italian style building right here in South Carolina.