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

Founder and CEO of Grupo Therrestra. Bsc. In Civil Engineering -Magna Cum Laude, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra -PUCMM (*in English: Pontifical Catholic University Mater et Magistra) in Santiago, Dominican Republic (1995).

After graduating, he worked in several construction companies, thus acquiring vast experience in diverse projects, which range from residential, to commercial and full-scale tourist developments.

Ing. Ramón López

Managing Director

External consultant to Grupo Therrestra since 2007, he formally joined the company in 2014.

BsC. in Civil Engineering- Summa Cum Laude- (2001) from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo- INTEC (*Santo Domingo Technological Institute), and an MsC in Civil Engineering specialized in Construction Management from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts (2005). Mr. López is specialized in business strategy.

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. Melvin Ovalles

Chief Operations Officer- Dominican Republic

Mr. Ovalles works in Therrestra since 2004. BsC. in Civil Engineering (2003) from the Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA). Mr. Ovalles has over12 years’ experience in the construction, planning, development and management areas. Mr. Ovalles is silled in capacity planning, and an excellent trajectory meeting deadlines, which makes this a key element in the success of every project developed by the company nationwide.

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.

Arq. Ángel Pérez

Director de Operaciones en St. Lucia

Labora en Grupo Therrestra desde el año 2008. Es Arquitecto, egresado de la Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA), República Dominicana en el o 1990.

Cuenta con más de 25 años de experiencia trabajando con el diseño, dirección y ejecución de proyectos, con especialización en el trabajo de acabados y terminaciones. Posee una vasta experiencia en coordinación, seguimiento y planificación de obras. Desde su integración, el Arq. Pérez ha sido garantía de calidad y eficiencia en los proyectos realizados por Grupo Therrestra.