Carlton Gebbia

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on Feb 11

I am so proud of my incredible husband and for my family to celebrate their businesses, StockCross, along with Gebbia Custom Estates, Rival Sports, and Park Wilshire Insurance having such a positive presence in Beverly Hills. Celebrating 40 years is huge, especially for a family run company. Shockingly they still love one another after working so close together. Although I have chased both my brothers-in-law around the office, they truly are like my real brothers, as my mother-in-law and father-in-law are like family. My father-in-law is such an amazing man and one whom I truly have such respect for.

Here's a little history about David's father: His mother and father were Sicilian Immigrants who came over on the Saturina in 1949 and arrived at Ellis Island. They wanted a better life for their two children. My father-in-law started with nothing and had a vision. My hubby David and his two brothers Richie and John were first generation Sicilian Americans born in Brooklyn New York. In 1992 the family bought their first Beverly Hills business and David moved to Beverly Hills. Now, as a family, they have all provided an incredible legacy for their children and grandchildren. Because of their unity and hearts, the business is the success it is today. Now we are present in 14 cities nationwide, and some employees have been with us for 20 and 30 years. It's a huge testament to what an incredible family they are. They've always made it about their employees and their clients. There is so much to be said for family hands on businesses especially in such a corporate world.

It was important for us to celebrate this huge milestone. Having such a great presence in Beverly Hills for the last 20 years we wanted to say "thank you" to our clients. Alex Stettinski from the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce was so supportive and instrumental in helping make this amazing celebration materialize into the successful night that it was with over 1000 clients, business owners, celebrities, friends, and family turning out! Unfortunately you did not get to see the gorgeous exotic cars. I had my eye on the new Lamborghini! We had restaurants such as Crustaceans, Bouchon, Nicks Martini Bar, Calavera Tequila, and Deep Eddie Vodka set up their fantastic areas. It looked spectacular. Plus the amazing live band London Cries performed. It truly was an amazing and successful night.

I love working with my husband we have such great chemistry. Helping my family orchestrate this huge affair was soooo fun. Eric Tassel who is not our event coordinator but is our corporate service director did a phenomenal job too. We all work really well together and got really silly in the process.