Oscar Valladares started in the cigar industry almost like a destiny turn, he worked for a travel agency taking Rocky Patel´s Groups to make tours to the Factory. In a short time Rocky asked Oscar to be part of his team and for nine years he worked for him. During this time, Oscar met Bayron, who worked for General Cigars by that time and a long friendship began. Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. started operating in 2012. The Factory was founded by Oscar Valladares, Hector Valladares and Bayron Duarte, with experience in the tobacco industry; Oscar worked for more than 9 years with Rocky Patel and Bayron worked for more than 20 years for General Cigars and Oliva.