We are dedicated to the design, construction and supervision of tourism, residential and commercial projects, both in the Dominican Republic and in the rest of the Caribbean. We are a product of the philosophy of a set of engineering and construction professionals, inspired by our founder, to work proactively and be highly commitment to deliver effective and cutting-edge results.
At the beginning of each project we deposit all our talent, capacity for adaptation, and trust, our DNA, at the service of tourism, residential and commercial investments in the Caribbean, which demand promptness, quality, and excellence in every detail.We have a workforce of more than 300 employees, generating more than 6,000 direct jobs in the region. In addition to our operations in the Dominican Republic.
Our collaborators are our main asset. We have a team of highly trained professionals, who are committed to their work and are driven by passion and service.Our model is based on delegating, as a maximum expression of confidence, preceded by the strategic vision of our founder and our management team.
Therrestra Talent Policy
We deploy our talent from the moment our clients place their trust in us. We focus on providing effective responses and creating synergies that allow us to optimize our service offer. We adapt to our customers and provide comprehensive solutions tailored to their exact needs.
We guarantee continuous monitoring at each stage of our service in order to deliver quality and prompt results.Our clients’ trust is earned by bringing together the best talent for the execution of the contracted projects, something that has catapulted THERRESTRA as a leading company in the development of tourism, commercial and residential projects in the Caribbean.
The Best Senior Talent in the Sector
- Eng. Hugo Pérez
- Eng. Ramón López
- Lcda. Lissette Báez
- Eng. Danilo Arias
- Eng. Melvin Ovalles
- Eng. Carolina Ureña
Eng. Hugo Pérez Ovalles
Founder & CEO
He is the founder and current president of Therrestra Group, a Dominican company that has maintained its leadership in the construction industry for more than 15 years.
Hugo has a history of more than 20 years of experience in the construction sector, focusing on the management, direction and execution of hotel projects nationally and internationally. He is a Civil Engineer, Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the “Pontifica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra” (PUCMM).
In 2016, his company received a special recognition from the Dominican Chamber of Construction for his career and contributions to the development of tourism construction in the country.
He has received several awards for his business policies of sustainability and social responsibility, achieving through his contributions and collaborative programs to improve the quality of life of more than 100 Dominican families who have benefited from the contributions made by the institution under his business direction.
Pérez Ovalles has promoted the formation of strategic alliances with universities, schools, rehabilitation and correctional centers and social assistance institutions in order to address different issues including support for children, education, environment, among others.
His company has gone from having 7 employees to having more than 300 employees and generating more than 4,000 direct jobs, operates in three countries and is registered in 4 more countries.
Eng. Ramón López
External consultant of Therrestra since 2007, formally joins the company in 2014. He is currently in charge of the General Management of Therrestra Group.
He is a Civil Engineer, Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), Dominican Republic in 2001, with a Specialization in Construction Management at INTEC in 2002 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, concentration in Construction Management of Northeastern University, in Boston, United States, in 2005.
The Engineer Ramón López is a business strategist who has more than eighteen years of experience in the development, execution and administration of projects. López is an expert in contract negotiation and construction project management, and within his professional practice he has participated in the development of more than 50 projects in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Jamaica and St. Lucia.
Lcda. Lissette Báez
She has been working at THERRESTRA since 2007, an authorized public accountant, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Technological University of Santiago (UTESA), Dominican Republic, in 2003, with a Master’s Degree in Senior Management from the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC) , Dominican Republic.
Lic. Báez has more than 20 years of experience in the area of economic science. She previously held the positions of Accounts Payable manager, Accounting Officer, currently the position of Financial and Administrative Director of the Therrestra Group. Her skills, capacity, and knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, and tax law make Ms. Báez a key player in managing and supervising Therrestra’s economic and financial resources in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.
Eng. Danilo Arias
Director of Operations in Jamaica
He has been with the Therrestra Group since 2006 and is currently in charge of the Operations Department in Jamaica. He is a Civil Engineer, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Santiago, Dominican Republic in 2006, and has also attended various seminars on Structural Design and Environmental Sanitation.
Eng. Arias has fourteen years of experience in the management and execution of construction projects at the national and international level. His objective is to achieve and execute the assigned works, in order to obtain the expected results. Arias Gonzalez is a professional with extensive management skills, with a broad capacity for planning and motivating leadership who has developed an efficient operational structure in Jamaica.
Ing. Melvin Ovalles
Director of Operations in Dominican Republic
Has been working in THERRESTRA since 2004. Civil Engineer Melvin Ovalles López has more than fifteen years of experience in the area of construction, management, planning and execution of works, and holds a Diploma in Integrated Management System ISO and a Diploma in Internal Audit ISO.
He has the capacity to plan and organize tasks effectively, which is his strength; he is goal-oriented, and controls and evaluates construction projects from start to finish, making him a key element in the success of the projects executed by the company throughout the country.
Ovalles López represents the company in matters such as commercial services and negotiation of union contracts. Hires and supervises the activities of subcontractors and subordinate personnel.
Financial Manager in Jamaica
She has been working at THERRESTRA since 2006. Industrial engineer Carolina Ureña has more than fifteen years of experience in purchasing and inventory management, financial and administrative control of construction projects internationally. She is characterized by her broad sense of responsibility, honesty, proactive spirit, determination and focus on achieving business goals. Since joining, Carolina has been a faithful spokesperson for THERRESTRA in Jamaica, has generated important commercial alliances, and has made significant contributions to improve the company’s organizational structure on the island.
Her ability to plan and organize tasks effectively and her strong focus on achieving objectives make her a key element in the success of projects carried out by the company throughout the territory of Jamaica.