Mototaxis in Oaxaca: Los Barrys
Video by: Bill Johnson Stories
In this exciting video, we meet Jonathan Castro Méndez and Gerson Castro Méndez, also known as Los Barrys, who specialize in working with fiberglass in Oaxaca. From a young age, Jonathan had a keen interest in cars and dreamed of becoming a driver or mechanic. With the help of his cousin Marcelo, who already had knowledge in working with fiberglass, they began exploring this field when they were around 12 or 13 years old. Since then, they fell in love with this work and decided to continue working together.
Los Barrys have been immersed in the world of fiberglass for quite some time and are always eager to learn something new. Their current goal is to design a unique mototaxi with four doors, and they are open to creating any custom design that customers desire. Using their fiberglass skills, they can turn any photograph into a tangible reality.
Jonathan excels in the process of detailing the pieces, ensuring that each one has impeccable finishing and a polished look to ensure customer satisfaction. However, they sometimes face the pressure of meeting deadlines, as unexpected errors can cause delays and some clients may become impatient.
In their workshop, each team member has a specific role, allowing them to feel more comfortable and less pressured in their work. They promote an environment of mutual respect, where everyone is considered equal, and requests are made in a respectful manner. Harmonious coexistence is crucial, as both Los Barrys and the workers rely on each other.
Gerson, in addition to being part of the team, motivates other members by showing his own effort and hard work. Although strict entry schedules are not imposed, Gerson encourages everyone to arrive on time to maintain a comfortable and stress-free atmosphere.
The biggest challenge for Los Barrys is to continue expanding their fiberglass workshop and grow in the market. They dream of having more employees to be able to rest a little and focus on more strategic tasks, such as design and distribution. Their greatest pride would be to be recognized as the creators of the best mototaxi pieces in Oaxaca.
This video immerses us in the fascinating world of Los Barrys, two talented entrepreneurs who have found their passion in working with fiberglass. Their dedication, skills, and vision for growth make them prominent figures in the mototaxi industry in Oaxaca.
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