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Our Story

What started as a concept for bringing modern, affordable, and durable construction to the Carribean and South America has developed into a passion for revolutionizing how we build in these regions. In 2019 our founder was underway building out our show home to showcase both the affordable living initiative and a new system for building single and multi family homes. After living through hurricane Dorian his vision was galvanized when both structures while only 40% complete were still standing strong.Our modern building system, detailed exterior and interior specifications, and attention to detail with our process results in a product that is durable, built on time and on budget, with transparency and integrity.

Our Process

Our costing philosophy is based on delivering very detailed specifications with quantities and labor cost for the various stages of our construction process. All of our homes include a high level of attention to detail, capturing proper costing and setting accurate expectations (spec and budget) with a focus on communication and transparency.

Hurricane season planning – home at foundation or full lock up before July 15th with a pause on weather affected construction until DATE

 

While our pre built specification is great we can always tailor to our clients needs and create your vision from scratch. 

Strength and Integrity through Innovation

Our system is structurally rated to 146 PSF (pounds per square foot) of transverse wind load. This innovative system boasts beyond a category 5 hurricane rating. As a comparison, a category 5 has a PSF rating to 63 PSF.

All plans can be built on slab or suspended to combat both hurricanes and the reality of rising sea levels

5.5″ thick state of the art Styrofoam with 16 gauge steel studs 16″ on centre. The system bolts to a concrete pad with no requirements for concrete or Rebar steel in the walls. Our interiors include luxurious modern finishing, including stone tops, engineered flooring, and stainless steel appliances. Internationally sourced, the best in class of materials from north America and Asia

Turn key Experience

Varied levels of furnishing packages done by professional designers including all sundries, high end window coverings, and home automation options. Move into a truly completed home, no hassle and great value with attention to detail.

Environmentally Friendly

Our system is environmentally responsible. The 5.5″ Styrofoam works as a structural element while adding additional insulation to the wall panel, increasing the energy rating beyond R40 on exterior walls. This offers SIGNIFICANT savings with electrical costs and running an AC unit. The system has no off gassing and uses recycled materials.

Efficiency Realized

Our lightweight materials are easier to work with reducing build times and material costs. In some environments this can be a significant advantage. 

Additional Benefits

We have relationships with a local Real estate team to help facilitate the sale of your existing property or help find land for you to build on. We also have a relationship with a local Bank and can extend preferred rates and finance strategies for helping realize your dream.

DORIAN

In this gallery you are seeing our build site located in the North East of Freeport on one of the canal systems. Pictures where taken on September 4 th after Hurricane Dorian. The site was hit with a 25 foot storm surge being pushed by winds gusting up to 200 mph. The only damage sustained was by a loaded 20 foot container being pushed by the wind. It is truly remarkable that our build system stood up to such a test

PROGRESS

An example of our process in action. After a detailed budget and cost per square foot was developed we render out the site and determine site conditions, elevations, exterior finishing, and design.

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PLANS

All of our plans have been carefully curated to reflect needs for both affordable housing, semi-estate and estate living as well as single and multi-family structures. Empower projects can be built as designed or  fully customized, and each one includes the option for suspended construction to mitigate rising tides.

Each level of specification is based on modern innovations in both building materials and interiors, including advanced levels for turn key solutions that can include appliances, home automation, furnishings, window coverings and even sundries. When viewing our models, the appearance of a flat roof is achieved with a parapet supporting a hidden pitched roof which allows for drainage on the exterior of the building.

HADDON

Haddon is a 2621 sq. ft, 3 bed, 3 bath, 1 ½ storey beachfront style home

BEQUIA

Bequia is a 2379 sq. ft, 2 story single family beach house with 3 beds, 2 baths, a large terrace and raised pile foundation

MESPO

MESPO

MARTINIQUE DUPLEX

Martinique is a 4659 sq. ft, 3 story duplex style building with a minimalist design. 3 beds, 3 baths and garage in each unit + 2329 sq. ft per unit

PALM

Palm is a 2316 sq. ft, 2 story single family beach house with 4 beds, 2 baths, modern minimalist architecture with raised pile foundation and balcony

KINGSTON

Kingston is a 2298 sq. ft, narrow 2 story, single family beach house with 3 beds, 2 baths and raised pile foundation

CAILLE DUPLEX

Caille is a 4670 sq. ft, 2 story duplex style coastal building with 4 beds, 2 baths and garage in each unit + 2335 sq. ft per unit

SALINE DUPLEX

Saline is a 6243 sq. ft, 3 story duplex style building with 3 beds, 3 baths and garage in each unit + 3121 sq. ft per unit

MAYREAU

Mayreau is a 1630 sq. ft, 3 bed, 3 bath, single family bungalow

CARRIACOU

Carriaucou is a 2325 sq. ft, open concept, 4 bed, 3 bath single family raised coastal house plan

SAVAN

Savan is a 2207 sq. ft, 3 story single family coastal beach home with 3 beds, 3 baths, garage and large terrace

UNION

Union is a 3122 sq. ft, 3 story, single family coastal beach home with 3 beds and 3 baths

CANOUAN

Canouan is a 1744 sq ft, open concept 3 bed, 2 bath, single family raised pile foundation home with balcony

TOBAGO

Tobago is a 2232 sq. ft, 2 story single family coastal beach home with 4 beds and 3 baths

NEVIS DUPLEX

Nevis is a 4499 sq. ft, 3 story, duplex style building with modern architecture, 3 beds and 3 baths in each unit + 2249 sq. ft per unit

CLIFTON 5PLEX

Clifton is a 6902 sq ft, single story multi family building. There are 3 bed, 2 bed, and 1 bed options available ranging from 1880 sq. ft, 1234 sq. ft, and 804 sq. ft respectively

SPECIFICATIONS

TURN-KEY PACKAGES

843 SQ. FT EXAMPLE

1402 SQ. FT EXAMPLE

2163 SQ. FT EXAMPLE

EMPOWER TEAM

What started as a concept for bringing modern, affordable, and durable construction to the Carribean and South America has developed into a passion for revolutionizing how we build in these regions.

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