Anthony joining the GAR Bennett team, by far, was due to his father, Juan Carrera. Juan encouraged Anthony to join him as a labor contractor for Bennett Water Systems. What was originally going to be a seasonal job soon turned into a full-time gig. He began to learn everything from reading blueprints to running all the equipment necessary to complete jobs. People took notice of Anthony’s knowledge and eagerness to learn. After three years, the Bennett Water Systems team decided to bring him on as a helper in the field crews. Eventually, he was moved into the warehouse at Lemoore. He spent time doing shipping and receiving, as well as learning how to run the retail sore from Mark Anthony Contreras. When the company decided to open a retail store in Escalon, Nick Larmon jokingly approached Anthony about moving up to the new location with him. Little did Nick know Anthony would take the opportunity seriously. Now, Anthony lives in Modesto and can be found running all necessary operations at our Escalon location. From being on the forklift, to unloading trucks and helping customers, he’s the man on the job.
Anthony grew up in Hanford, Calif., where he was always surround by agriculture. Both of his parents worked in the agricultural industry, instilling an appreciation for agriculture in him. He attended Hanford West High, hoping to work toward a degree in agriculture. However, Anthony decided the college path wasn’t for him and instead went directly into the workforce. His first job was at the garlic plant in Hanford, serving as a seasonal worker. After finishing up his first season, his dad approached him about working for Bennett Water Systems in the off-season. This is when Anthony’s passion for agriculture began to flourish as he came to know more about this industry, from the machinery to all the different systems. The rest was history.
When Anthony isn’t managing the store, you can find him building computers, playing video games or helping his roommate work with Clydesdales on a local ranch. Anthony also has a Doberman, Alana, who was a rescue.
Anthony looks forward to what is still yet to come for GAR Bennett.
“After watching what has happened in just the first year of this merger, I know there’s still much more to come in the future. I can’t wait to see what happens after another 10 years of being here.”