Our team is dynamic. We bring together years of experience and expertise to create one vision – paradise homes. Our unique partnerships with local subcontractors make us well-rounded and qualified. We work efficiently by knowing each other’s strengths and our professional backgrounds give us an edge in construction.
Ben Morris – Founder/Architect
“With a love for the arts and plants, I bring a creative touch to each project combining traditional and modern architecture”.
Ben Morris is a professional landscape architect with over 20 years of experience in design, construction, project operations, sales and marketing. He has completed many notable projects across Costa Rica including a $12-million eco community in Guanacaste called Tierra Pacifica, and the 6500-square-foot masterpiece, Casa Big Sur in Dominical. Check Portfolio In these projects, Ben was at the helm of design and construction but also managed sales, marketing, accounting, legal procedures, road infrastructure, energy efficiency, security and more. Living in Costa Rica full time for the last 18 years has provided him with an essential combination of experience and attitude needed to start and complete developments in the Southern Zone. Click here to view referrals
Julian Elizondo – Co-Founder/Architect
Julian and Ben started working together in 2006 and from then on they’ve continued a valued partnership. With over 18 years as a licensed architect, Julian is well qualified to design and engineer any project. He’s known for finding solutions before challenges appear. His creativity and experience has helped us to find ways to design a well-engineered house and to make budgets fit around any project. His internal team includes electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers and draftsmen. He creates every detail needed to ensure your house gets finished the way you want. Julian and Ben are continually finding new ideas and better ways to make our houses stand out from the rest.
Carlos Esteban Quesada Gamboa
Esteban is an architectural draftsman with 15 years of experience in Autocad, Revit, Sketchup and Lumion. He has a degree in industrial engineering and has been growing with us for many years. We’ve trained him to adapt our standards and understand our clients’ needs.
Marco Roldan Estrada
Marco is our electrical engineer and with almost 20 years of experience, he makes our houses safe. He also knows what we like when it comes to lighting plans. With today’s lighting options, you may choose to go extreme. He’ll make sure our wattage loads are handled correctly. He has been a member of CFIA since August 2002.
E & T Escrow & Trust Solutions S.R.L
We use Escrow and Trust Solutions S.R.L. for all our accounting and purchases. They excel in customer service, are attentive to the needs of each project and perform functions and obligations efficiently. They’ll work directly with our clients to assist in opening an Escrow account. They are always available before, during and after a project is complete so your new acquisition and its contracts are opportunely met.
Interior design is a central part to creating beautiful spaces. That’s why we choose Natural Instinct. With eight years of experience in interior design and furniture building, they help us select the best colors and materials to complement our architecture. They bring in furniture from around the world and have two great showrooms for our clients to touch and feel products.
Boston Hardware Store
We selected Boston Hardware for their unbeatable prices, service and quality materials. After years of working with other hardware stores, we’ve found that Boston keeps us stocked onsite and helps us source materials when needed. They’ve been in the business for over 10 years and together we’ve experienced growth thanks to our clients and collaborators.
Muebles San Francisco JNSA
We’ve tested many cabinetry companies in the past, but today we know the quality and precision Muebles San Francisco delivers to make our houses special. Operating since 1993 and located in San Francisco de Cajon, Pérez Zeledón, they’ve managed to expand their market and retain established clients for over two decades. The company has 14 operators all certified by the Instituto National de Aprendizaje (INA). They specialize in the production of fine woodworking elements and wood furniture, both on demand and for specific measure. They use different types of natural wood such as Spanish cedar, teak and Guanacaste, as well as synthetic wood such as Brazil laurel, melaminas and MDF.
Cesar Mora started his company 14 years ago and his shop includes 19 employees from Pérez Zeledón. Cesar has proven his ability to be creative and open to new ideas making him a valuable part of our team. His skills range from welding structural parts of a house to designing and creating the most unique gates.
Granitos Naranjo is one of the countertop companies we use depending on materials selected for a build. Founded over 12 years ago in San Isidro, Pérez Zeledón, they are experts in cut, carved and polished materials such as granite, quartz, onyx, travertines and marble, among other stones. They meet our objectives timely and give our customers the highest quality products, differentiating themselves in the market for their thorough attention to detail.
Vidrios Y Fachadas NM
Vidrios Y Fachadas install all our windows and glass. They have several different systems depending on budget and clients’ needs. All these systems are manufactured in Costa Rica by the national company, Exlum. They’ve been in operation for 11 years and are located in Palmares, Pérez Zeledón.
Velatec is our go to company for electronic security. Established in 2008, they operate out of San Jose and have most of their clients in coastal communities around Costa Rica. They specialize in home security IP technology that includes IP security cameras, intrusion alarms, access control, fire detectors and home automation for luxury homes, businesses and industries. They use cutting edge IP technology for easy and remote access, giving you control of your home through a phone, tablet or computer. They custom design and integrate security systems that best suit our clients’ needs.
Esquesa provides all our air conditioning systems. Located in Pérez Zeledón, Esquesa is a company certified to do warranty services and maintenance on appliances like Fridgidaire, GE, LG, and whirlpool.
Osa Water Works
Osa Water Works was founded in 2000 by Paul Collar, a registered geologist (MS 1986 University of Arkansas) and certified environmental engineer (MS 1989 Tennessee Technological University). It’s vital to adopt sustainable water practices in Costa Rica and we feel confident knowing Paul is part of our team. His passion for water helps us find solutions when plumbing systems get complicated. Without legal water, permits are impossible but with Osa Water Works, we obtain them every time.
Servicios Electricos Gusmar S.A.
Gusmar helps us bring power to your property. They have the best contacts with ICE and work within each individual budget. Their team is built of electrical engineers, surveyors and electrical technicians. Many of our projects have meters thanks to Gusmar and as soon as we’re ready for power, they’ll turn us on.
Costa Rica has an abundant choice of companies selling floor and wall tiles. Unfortunately, most of these companies are stocked with outdated products. That’s why Porceramica stands out. The owner works with us directly to showcase upcoming trends and styles at affordable prices. They always ensure a finished product looks and feels exactly how you envisioned it.
Ziruma offers high-quality, specialized stone from around the world customized to fit your personal style. With more than 20 years’ experience across Central America, they know how to bring your vision to life. They are the only store in Costa Rica that carries a limited supply of original, exotic stone complimenting the aesthetic we aim to achieve.
Coldwell Banker Realty
We work with Coldwell Banker because they feature the largest selection of inventory in prime locations across Costa Rica. Their network of nine franchise offices, with decades of combined experience, features the best selection of properties and professional services. This helps us better understand the market and what clients are looking for.