Gabe Hernandez is Principal & Business Manager at Design Republic. Born and raised in the Bronx, Gabe is a product of NYC schools including Saint Peter’s and Paul, Alfred E. Smith HS, and the City College School of Architecture. Since graduation, Gabe has accumulated over 32 years of professional experience in the interior design and construction industry. As an active entrepreneur, he founded his first design firm at the age of 29 and has been an owner in 3 other design firms, including Design Republic, which he founded with five friends in 2010. As a Founder & Business Manager of Design Republic, Gabe plays a leadership role in business & financial management, sales, branding & marketing strategy, and culture building.
Gabe’s interests include boxing, golf, cycling, and managing his own money; testing his skills in the stock market. Gabe’s philanthropic activities include fundraising for organizations such as Education Through Music, Community for Hispanic Children and Families, Autism Society, New York Cares, National Tourette Syndrome Association, Harlem RBI, American Cancer Society, Chashama for the Arts, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Visiting Nurse Services of NY, and The Smart Ride (over the last 5 years Gabe has cycled over 600 miles raising funds for AIDS and MS organizations). Gabe is married and lives with his wife Andrea, son Aidan, and daughter Isabella in Queens, NY.