Our Team


James Ramos is the Founder of Ramos Companies and a licensed General Contractor.  Over the past 15 years,he has focused his efforts on creating opportunities for investors through Ramos Development, building an award-winning design-build firm, growing one of the fastest-growing RE/MAX agencies in the country, and launching the Dakota Design Build Cooperative – an innovative retail and co-working concept.  James is an accomplished author, radio host, and speaker who is respected for his innovative views in the real estate and construction industries. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Florida and an MBA from Emory University, where he finished in the top 2% of his class. 

Chuck Leadbetter | Ramos Construction

A native of Maine, Chuck Leadbetter has over 30 years in the construction industry.  Throughout his personal and professional career he has always been active, as a 3 sport athlete in college and constant involvement with his community.  Chuck acquired a very strong background and knowledge in construction, property management, estimating, networking, capital improvement budgeting, hiring and firing of employees, safety training, and construction consulting and mentoring of young professionals joining the construction industry.  Chuck attended the University of Maine, Orono and Farmington campuses where he studied Business Management.  The 30 plus years of construction consisted of 25 owning and operating a general contracting company in Maine, and also owning and operating a construction consulting company for 6 years.  Chuck is currently the acting President at Ramos Design Build Corporation and resides in St Petersburg, Florida.

Andrew Arena | Developer | Real Estate Consultant

Andrew Arena has over 35 years of experience appraising, developing, managing, financing, purchasing, selling, and brokering in the Tampa real estate market. He’s helped develop everything from medical offices to condominiums to Walgreens stores in both Hillsborough and Pinellas, and even student housing for the University of Tampa. Andrew attended Hillsborough Community College and holds a real estate license in the State of Florida. Before coming onboard with Ramos Companies, Andrew worked as the Real Estate Director for one of the largest real estate holding companies at the time, and then was a partner with Anthony & Associates and Anthony Development Group, where he helped complete various development projects. Andrew is married and lives with his wife and two children in Tampa, Florida.

John McKinnon | Real Estate

A Florida Gulf Coast native, John McKinnon knows Tampa Bay and is passionate about living here. From its waterways, trendy restaurant scene, and energetic social atmosphere. John McKinnon loves this city and wants you to love it, too. A long-time restaurant and beverage consultant, John understands the importance of high-end customer service and clear communication. John will ensure your home buying experience is relaxed, transparent, and as stress-free as possible. John’s motto is simple, “The right process for the right result.” John is an avid rock-climber and surfer, and enjoys all of the bounties of Tampa Bay’s natural landscape. He lives in Old Seminole Heights, with his wife Gina.

Sergio McCook | Marketing

Daniella Hernandez | Office Manager

Chuck Culp | Master Carpenter

Steve Morgan | Painter & Handyman

Klein Interiors | Verified Vendor | Interior Designer

McNamara Design | Verified Vendor | Interior Designer

Mckinlay rose | Verified Vendor | Interior Designer

A Ramos Signature Kitchen

WHAT our clients SAY

“We hired Ramos to construct our home on Davis Islands. In all areas of the process, we found the firm to be professional and helpful.  We have now been in our home for 6 years and find the quality of the finishes and construction to be as solid as the day we took occupancy.”


504 S. Moody Ave.

Tampa, FL 33609

Tel: (813) 259-1111


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