He learned the value of work from his father, who worked night shifts in a factory and kept multiple jobs to support their family of 8. Gary started working when he was about 10 years old. A paper boy, who also mowed lawns and dumpster dove for recycled cans and refundable pop bottles. Through high school, Gary worked with his dad in residential services and also worked for a small paving company.
Right out of high school, Gary began in the paving business and soon partnered with his dad. Starting in the northwest part of Illinois, it grew steadily, paving driveways and parking lots throughout Illinois. By 2011, the Rabine Group became a national leader able to pave parking lots in all 50 states
Gary’s competitive passion has inspired their team of leaders to build over 30 businesses right here in Illinois. Rabine Group businesses are able to serve customers in every Illinois county and in every state. Gary knows the importance of keeping jobs here at home, and he’s proud that almost all of his businesses have been started and grown in our state.
Gary’s businesses lead in environmental innovation and green initiatives. The Rabine Group headquarters houses Rabine University where the Rabine team educates customers, the industry and teammates on innovative solutions. The Rabine Group headquarters recently won an award for most environmentally friendly building.
Gary’s vision for Illinois is to be the best entrepreneurial environment of any state in the middle of the greatest country in the world.