La Concha Resort, Condado
José Ramírez Alzamora, EIT
Bachelor of Science, in Industrial Engineering
Kansas State University
Joe joined F&R Construction Group, Inc. in 1985, as a Project Superintendent. In that capacity, he has supervised the construction of complex projects, such as the new Budweiser Warehouse and Controlled Environment Facilities, in Bayamón; the DuPont Agrichemical Plant and the Quintaville Condominium.
He was promoted to Project Manager in 1996 and as such, has steered the successful and on-time completion of many of our company’s most challenging assignments.
Among the many projects in his portfolio, are the State Insurance Fund Building, in Río Piedras; the luxurious Millennium Condominium in San Juan; the Paseo Caribe, mixed use complex, in San Juan; the El San Juan Hotel & Casino Parking Building, and the new Supreme Court Library Building.
Joe is an active member of the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of PR and the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Manuel Hernández Moreda, PE
Bachelor of Science, in Civil Engineering
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
Another of F&R Construction Group, Inc. Senior Project Managers, Manolo is our most experienced Design/Build Project Manager. He joined F&R Construction Group, Inc. in 1973 as the Project Superintendent of the Isleta Marina Project, in Fajardo.
After an absence from our company, of almost 11 years, while working in Venezuela, Manolo came back to F&R with an acquired experience in heavy construction.
He was the Project Manager in charge of delivering the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel & Casino Project, the first ever LEED certified hotel in Puerto Rico. As Design/Build Project Manager, he has been in charge of the construction of several buildings for the Judicial System in Hato Rey, Mayaguez, Fajardo, Bayamon, and most recently the Judicial Center in Caguas, a $96 Million Dollar Project completed in 2014.
Among the other projects, supervised by Manolo, is the renovation and construction of Plaza AEELA, the Bayamón Correctional Facilities and several residential projects.
Manolo is an active member of the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyor of PR and has professional engineering licenses, both from Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
José F. Matos Colón, EIT
Civil Engineering Degree
The University of PR, Mayaguez Campus
José is one of the company’s new generation of Project Managers. He started working for F&R Construction Group, Inc., in 1996, as a Project Superintendent, and, in 1998, was promoted to Project Manager.
To his credit, he has over 10 completed jobs, including Residential walk-up and high- rise Projects, as well as Office Buildings, parking structures, public works and Elderly Projects.
Certainly, he most impressive one, being the recently completed $60 Million Dollar, Quantum Metro Center, in Hato Rey. This high rise complex consists of a residential structure, made up of two towers, each with 80 apartments and 28 stories high, divided by an integrated parking structure.
José is a member of the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of PR.
Vanessa de Mari-Monserrate, AIA, MCM
Design/Build and Development Manager
Master’s Degree in Architecture Washington University, St. Louis. MO
Master’s Degree in Construction Management Washington University, St. Louis. MO
Bachelor’s in Arts in Architecture Washington University, St Louis, MO
Vanessa leads a team of professionals, who is in charge of all the development projects, in the Group, and is also a partner in F&R Management Services, LLC.
Vanessa leads the F&R Management Services’ construction management program and is responsible for the presentation and negotiation of CM Contracts, as such, she is also in charge of design review, construction drawing coordination, permitting, project’s feasibilities analysis, administration of development and sales for the Group-owned projects, as well as its construction supervisions.
She is a licensed Professional Architect, Real Estate Broker and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Homebuilder’s Association.
Alberto Ledesma Cancio, PE, MSCE
Master’s Degree in Civil EngineeringGeorgia Tech University
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil EngineeringUniversity of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
Another of the Senior Project Managers of F&R Construction Group, Inc., Alberto joined F&R in 1977. During that time, he has distinguished himself by managing many of the firms’ showcase projects, including the new Puerto Rico Art Museum; the McConnell Valdés Office Building, in Hato Rey; the Muñoz Rivera 270 Office Building; the Embassy Suites Hotel, in Isla Verde; the Wilma M. Vázquez Hospital; the spectacular San Juan City Natatorium; the La Concha Condo Hotel and the concrete work for the architecturally avant-garde Puerto Rico Convention Center.
Alberto is an active member of the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of PR, serves as a Trustee of the F&R Group Profit Sharing Retirement Plan and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Baldwin School, one of the Island’s most recognized preparatory schools.