Professionals with a passion for perfection
JAMES RAMOS | RAMOS COMPANIES | RAMOS DEVELOPMENT
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.
Hevelyn Villar | Assistant Project Manager
Originally from Londrina, Brazil, Hevelyn Villar has been involved in the design and construction field since 2004. She started with her family's construction company, Planolar Construction and Development, and she slowly got involved in every part of the construction process, which helped cement her desire to be involved in the process of building dream homes. Hevelyn graduated from the University of Utah with a graduate degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, and now works with us at Ramos Companies as an assistant project manager after years of working in construction management.
Daniella Hernandez | Office Manager
Daniella Hernandez works as our office manager here at Ramos Companies, and she’s the one that makes sure our operations both in the office and in the field run smoothly. With keen skills developed over 15 years of working in her field, Daniella adeptly manages the various accounts associated with our business and manages company assets to make sure everything gets where it needs to be, exactly when it needs to be there. Daniella currently lives in St. Petersburg with her fiancé and two children.
Chuck Culp | Master Carpenter
For Chuck Culp, building a home is not just a job; carpentry is in their blood. Chuck’s carpentry experience started at a very young age, learning a lot from his father and working in carpentry from a young age. That experience has only grown over Chuck’s many decades of building, and we at Ramos Companies consider ourselves lucky to have their knowledge and expertise on our team. Building anything requires a strong foundation, and Chuck Culp serves as one of the many examples that show why Ramos Companies is built on bedrock.
Vincent Bitetto | Carpenter
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Vincent Bitetto is the newest professional on our team, but they fit in perfectly with their eye for detail and quality, and years of prior experience in construction. Vincent has managed dozens of construction projects and works very closely with their team to make sure their work is completed on time, under budget, and without cutting any corners on quality. With their multitude of skills in project implementation, project management, construction, and team management, we’re sure that Vincent will find themselves right at home with the Ramos team.
Doug Finn | Carpenter
Doug Finn has over 50 years of working in residential and commercial construction, and we at Ramos Companies are thankful to be able to have their expertise go into every home with which we work. Doug has worked on dozens of job sites across the northeast, from apartment buildings and shopping centers to massive custom homes, and everything in between. When we look for carpenters and laborers, we seek out the best and Doug surpassed all our criteria, and continues to do so when it comes to making sure our work is completed at the highest level of quality.
Joshua Allen | Carpenter
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Joshua Allen, or Josh as he prefers to be known, has been a valued member of our team from the moment they joined with Ramos Companies. They’ve spent over 20 consecutive years working in the construction of large-scale and luxury residences throughout the state of Texas, and reached out to us to see if we’d be interested in hiring them once they relocated to Florida; with their particular skillset and bountiful experience, hiring them on was a no-brainer. Since then, Josh has worked on many successful projects, and helps make sure that Ramos Companies meets our standard for impeccable quality.
Sergio McCook is our marketing manager at Ramos Companies, and they work hard behind the curtain to make sure our branding and image is up to the quality of the Ramos name. With years of working in customer service and their experience with marketing technologies and practices, Sergio manages customer intake and management as well, ensuring that new construction jobs keep coming in through the door, and that our quality of service is maintained at every step of the process.