"Albert has been grumbling about that for the past year," Quinones told KENS. "His ultimate goal was to retire and have his house paid off."
Quinones said paying off the mortgage was a pleasure because of Brigas' work ethic.
"He would come into work every day, even when he was sick," Quinone told KENS. "Just that level of loyalty, the determination you just don't find anymore."
Quinones did not reveal what he did for Brigas, but another employee, Joseph Winkler, told the television station about the generous deed.
"Not enough good news is out there, and this is one of those things that I thought needed to be shared, so people know, 'Hey, there are people out there that do good things for other people,'" Winkler said.
Briigas said he was touched by his boss' kindness, and now spends his time with his family, his 12-year-old granddaughter and new grandson, KENS reported.
"He cares. He cares about his people and what happens," Brigas told the television station.
"To give them something they've been yearning for their whole lives, it's incredible," Quinones told KENS.