Senor Flores obtained visas for his wife, his daughter and his eldest son. They were welcomed into the united states and for the first time in many years, Senor Flores felt safe.
To support his family Senor Flores, sr. Worked a variety of odd jobs in and around the Miami area. However, his passion for cigar-making, never waivered. He simply moved his production of cigars to his kitchen table. With his fellow expatriates he rolled cigars in his kitchen, catching up with news of the family and friends, he was forced to leave behind.
Senor Flores, sr. Continued to hone his craft. He would often tell his eldest son, Carlos, Jr. Who would sit and help his father roll cigars, that rolling a cigar was not work, but art and that like a piece of art each cigar is unique and can never be duplicated.
Carlos, jr. Received the best education for his future endeavors, from his father. While growing up, he would accompany his dad while he went to different venues in miami to obtain the best tobacco to create his version of perfection, the miami blend cigar. When the demand from his family, friends and neighbors increased, he moved the production to his garage. He built a long picnic table and it had two benches running along both sides. He invited his fellow Cubans to sit, drink, talk and roll cigars. Carlos jr. was right there along side his father.