Raul Sr. (Lab as most know
him) began his career in the hose business back in the 1960's working for Wilco Supply in Houston, TX. In the mid 80's,
the Entrepreneurial bug bit him and Lab's Industrial was started, almost right across the street from his old office.
After years of growth and success, Lab decided it was time for retirement and sold Lab's to his two nephews Michael and
After many years of playing golf
and house chores; the itch came back. Lab wanted to go back into business. He asked his son (Raul Jr.) if he was interested
in starting a new venture with him, and that is when Gulf Coast Hose began in 2005.
Together, Lab and Raul
are an agile, knowledgeable, father-son team committed to ultimate customer service and fair prices.