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Stripers Can Help Save Hector Davila, Road Marks Puerto Rico

Stripers Can Help Save Hector Davila, Road Marks Puerto Rico

Dear Striping Community:

One of our own is in need!

I have known Hector and his father for over 40 years. Hector owns a striping company called Road Marks Corp. Puerto Rico. He is a standup guy that has never asked for help until Hurricane Maria changed everything.  I want to share with you an email I just received from Hector Davila. If you can help him, his email is and his phone number is 787-501-0062 and website

Hi there Steven:

First of all, hope you, your family and the great crew at SMITH are doing well, more so after you were affected by one of these freaking hurricanes some weeks ago.

We were hit by Irma on 9/6, and it was not particularly bad except for electric power (no lights since at my home). Then Maria. We were really devastated, but family and (12) dogs are well. In this regard, I am reaching out to all people I know could lend a hand. In my specific case, since pavement-marking work will not be a priority here in the foreseeable future, I am considering moving to the mainland and looking for a job in order to support my family. Florida is closest, and so there is where I would start my search. I am telling you this because I am not asking for such a job, but so that maybe you can spread the word among the people you know in the industry. I am an avid SMITH fan and know the equipment. I also have the pavement marking experience.

I am a also private pilot and can also handle any type of boat/sailboat-related jobs. I do not want to put you on the spot with this, I am just reaching out to the people that might be able to allow me to find options.

Whatever happens, we still have the equipment and my wife will keep the business going as long as possible. There is going to be a lot of work, but not right now. Not as soon as we need it, anyway.

My regards,


Sent from my iPhone

PS….. my throat and heart have a big lump not allowing me to think. I still cant think but I must answer. You have demonstrated what I always knew- your excellent character. Someday I will personally thank you. Your words and the text on the newsletter left my wife (Thee Boss) crying. Either me or my wife will probably leave for Florida soon. We will not abandon PR. Either one will visit you, only to hug you for your thoughts. We’ll keep in touch. Hector

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