Entrepreneur Spotlight: Trash to Treasure

by Hannah Colton

Santiago Hernandez’ career in small engine repair began in 2010 when his own lawn mower gave out. After hearing the repair would set him back nearly two hundred dollars, he got on YouTube and learned to do it himself. Soon he began driving around neighborhoods on trash days, picking up abandoned mowers to fix up and give to friends in need. After Hernandez set up a successful shop out of his garage in Denver, Sears contacted him to do their warranty repairs, which eventually led him to see an opportunity to open a shop in Albuquerque last year. read more