Grupo Therrestra

We are the mindset of a team of Engineering and Construction professionals, inspired by CEO Hugo Pérez Ovalles, that invests all its talent, and trust, putting it at the service of tourist, residential and commercial projects in the Caribbean, which demand promptness, quality and excellence in every detail.

Therrestra was founded in 2004, aiming to offer Civil Construction Works. We specialize in Project Design, Development and Oversight for the Tourist, Residential and Commercial sector in the Dominican Republic and throughout the Caribbean. Currently, our talent roster composed of 200 direct employees, carries out projects in Jamaica, Saint Lucia and the Dominican Republic, hence generating 4,000 job opportunities in the region. We are also registered in Saint Maarten and in Aruba.


Our philosophy consists basically of a proactive, confidence-building attitude, where talent is our most important asset. Our unique business model uses delegation as its baseline for the ultimate level of trust, preceded by the strategic vision of our CEO, Hugo Pérez Ovalles and our Upper Management Team.

At Therrestra, we are the pragmatic expression of that talent, where innovation and passion come together, not only in the visual and technical aspect, but especially in every detail unnoticed by the naked eye.

Therrestra Talent Policy:

In Therrestra, we invest continuously in training our staff. We are the rendezvous point of these 200+ professionals, driven by passion and innovation, causing for all our projects to be distinguished by their promptness, quality, and excellence in detail.

Therrestra Internal Talent Policy:

The “Ingenieros Excelentes de Therrestra” (*Therrestra Excellent Engineers) Program features a series of tactical steps paved towards solidifying our position as the standard company in the Caribbean, when it comes to Talent, an essential tool in each project completion, and our pillar as an effective, prompt, and excellent company.


Our talent is present since the first moment our clients bestow their trust in us. It is in that precise moment, where we deploy our philosophy out in the field, hence reassuring it time and time again. Be it while developing structures, overseeing a work, our team of engineers focuses on every detail.

Today, Therrestra features over 200 professionals and engineers. As true connoisseurs of our environment, we maintain a solid commitment towards the community that saw Therrestra’s inception. Moca, in the Espaillat province, in the Dominican Republic. Here, we carry out a series of volunteer inititiatives.


We are a success story. Our secret lies in the trust given one day to our first engineer, our CEO Hugo Pérez Ovalles. At the same time, he reciprocated that trust to his clients, by delegating in the best talent, to become the standard company locally and all over the Caribbean, in all matters of excellence, promptness and quality.

The Best Senior Talent in the Sector

Ing. 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.

Ing. Ramón López

General Manager

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.

Licda. Lissette Báez

Administrative Director

Ms. Báez joined Therrestra in 2007. She is a Certified Public Accountant -Magna Cum Laude- from the Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA), (*Santiago Technological University) (2003).

Ms. Báez has a Masters in Upper Management from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo -INTEC. She is a financial expert with over 12 years of professional experience.

Ing. Danilo Arias

Director de Operaciones en Jamaica

Labora en Grupo Therrestra desde el año 2007. Es Ingeniero Civil, egresado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) de Santiago, República Dominicana en el o 2006.

El Ing. Arias cuenta con diez os de experiencia en la dirección y ejecucn de proyectos de construcción a nivel nacional e internacional. Es un profesional de amplias habilidades directivas y de liderazgo motivador que ha desarrollado una eficiente estructura operacional en Jamaica, logrando impulsar el crecimiento de la empresa en la isla.