We had the good fortune of connecting with Marisela Arechiga and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marisela, do you have any interesting experiences or advice related to making friends as an adult?
Focus on the quality of your friendships vs the quantity of the them. Social Media, Meet up Applications, Common interest groups like churches, temple, volunteer organizations make getting to people very accessible but the quality of the friendship is much more beneficial. Its also really important to remember that making good friends take time, commitment and investment into each other.

What should our readers know about your business?
Building dream spaces and owning our own business have always been shared passions of Mario and Marisela. An admirer of design and art, Mario harnessed his creativity to obtain a bachelor’s degree at CSULB in Construction Engineering, revealing a natural talent for building and renovating. He utilized this talent at several prominent commercial construction companies throughout Los Angeles working on major multi-million dollar projects. An entrepreneur at heart, Marisela always dreamed of establishing a business based on honest and open communication that delivered quality work. A graduate of UCSB, Marisela drove her career to gain experience in business, communications and project management in and outside the corporate construction sector where she managed large scale construction projects from beginning to end. In 2009 New Generation was started at the height of the economic crisis. Should the company be able to get the business off the ground in such a turbulent market then it would be most likely succeeded as the market shifted. New Generation knew it could offer something unique to the industry with Mario’s talent and respect for space, and Marisela’s desire to grow a business on principles too often ignored in renovation projects: professionalism, communication and customer service. NGHI would bring a “New Generation” to renovation by building a reputation of not only having a great vision for space but also having excellent business practices that respected the homeowner, while delivering a quality custom product. This included creating a division of the company dedicated solely to assisting clients with continued updates and maintenance after their big renovation projects are complete. After working with NGHI we want you to think: “My new space looks great! New Generation was professional, they did quality work, and they took responsibility for the project as if my space was their own; they made the renovation process worthwhile!”

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
A huge part of what makes Los Angeles a wonderful place to live is because of the wonderful melting pot that makes up the fabric of the city. The other part of whats great about living in Los Angeles is well of course the weather. If a friend came to visit for a week I would be sure to combine the cultural aspects with the incredible outdoor advantages the city offers. We would spend our days visiting outdoor hiking trails like Runyon Canyon, the trails in the Palisades, Sun bathing on several of Los Angeles’s gorgeous beaches. We would spend our evening eating food from a different part of the world; Mexican, Persian, Sushi, Italian, American Cuisine; whatever the type of food Los Angeles has the best of it!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to all the women working in Male Dominated fields. We are changing the landscape of business and building new terms our children will benefit from.

Website: www.newgenerationimprovements.com
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Image Credits
Krista Mason Photography

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