GySgt. Ret. Louie Aviles’ Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Food Service

Mr. Aviles’ has found tremendous success as the owner of a mobile food service for nearly 10 years

HUACHUCA CITY, AZ, September 21, 2021, GySgt. Ret. Louie Aviles’ has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on the current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Aviles’ founded Gunny’s Barbeque LLC, a mobile food service and catering business, in April 2012. In October 2019, his dream of owning his very own mobile food concession trailer came to fruition; new enthusiasts could now experience his culinary inspirations on a more permanent basis. In addition to private parties, such as graduations and weddings, Gunny’s Barbeque regularly provides authentic Puerto Rican-style barbecue with a southwestern influence at events organized by local schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Gunny’s Barbeque LLC has participated in many charitable events held by the Salvation Army, Chosen People Ministries, KWRB Shar-a-thon, Lori’s Place, Peaches Pantry, Thunder Mountain Church, Turning Point, S.A.H.A.R.A. – Southern Arizona Humanitarian Aid Resource Alliance, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps JROTC, Vietnam & Afghanistan/Iraqi Veterans, Sierra Vista Wolverines Football & Cheer, Arizona Diamonds Foundation, Boots for our Troops Foundation, Bikers for Boots, Cochise County Children’s Crisis Center, Echoing Hope Ranch, Buena High School, Huachuca City Middle School, Benson, San Pedro Valley Chamber of Commerce, Warrior Healing Center, Whetstone Fire Department, and the list goes on.

Though Gunny’s Barbeque was originally founded in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Mr. Aviles’ has gone mobile at the request of many fans including the American Border Patrol, Donovan Dodge, MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) on Fort Huachuca, and ventured into neighboring Arizona communities including Palominas, Bisbee, Benson, Tombstone, Lake Havasu, Flagstaff, Tucson, Morenci. Hereford, Huachuca City, and Vail as well as the states of California, New York, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Before starting his own business, Mr. Aviles’ thrived as a logistics and data entry specialist for the United States Marine Corps for 20 years. Throughout this period, he successfully performed a wide range of duties, such as processing logistics requests, managing correspondence between different military divisions, and developing training programs for recruits. In recognition of his critical contributions to the advancement of the U.S. Marines during the Persian Gulf War, Mr. Aviles’ was bestowed with the Southwest Asia Service Medal, as well as the Kuwait Liberation Medal in 1991. He has also previously been honored with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. He graduated from the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona with a Baccalaureate of Science in Information Technology. He is a Veteran of Foreign Wars member, American Legion member, and soon to be a member of the Elks of the U.S.A.

Gunny’s Barbeque was voted 2nd Place for Food Trucks in 2020 Best of Sierra Vista. Mr. Aviles’ is extremely proud to have established his business with no loans or external funding. Most recently, in March 2021, he was blessed by RV City, in Huachuca City, by converting his trailer into a mobile food unit. In the coming years, he hopes to open a restaurant in 2022, establishing Gunny’s Barbeque as a franchise, and eventually expanding his customer base to South America. Gunny gives thanks to his Heavenly Father, his loyal customers, friends, and extended family.

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