Our Executive team
and Construction Director
Román Salazar is one of the founding partners. He has led the steady growth of the company since its foundation in 1984 and the supervision of the most demanding project in the history of Edificar: the Four Seasons Hotel in the Papagayo Peninsula. He is currently responsible for the Construction area and supervises all projects with the help of regional project managers. Román is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica and has a Master in Business Administration.
Vice President Costa Rica
Juan José Castro is one of the founding partners. He has successfully led the strategic planning and commercial area of the company since its foundation. He also drives the international expansion, with the very successful Panamá branch. Juan José is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and has a Master in Business Administration.
Luis Araya directly oversees the department of Quality Management, Technical Adisory and Productivity. He joined Edificar in 1993, and holds the position of Director of Technical Services since then. During his career he has worked with the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity and with the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery in Project Management positions. Luis is a graduate in both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica, and also has a Master in Business Administration.
Mauricio Castro supervises the Human Resources, Procurement and Administration Departments. He joined Edificar in 1998. During his career he has worked in administrative positions at the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery and at UNISYS of Central America. Mauricio is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad de Costa Rica and also has a Master Degree in Business Administration.
David Pardo joined Edificar since 2007 and currently holds the position of Country Director for Panama. He has previously held the positions of Project Engineer, Project Manager and Planning and Budget Manager. David is a graduate on Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and has a Master degree in Administration and Construction Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and a Master in Business Administration from the Universidad de Chile.
Mauricio Laurent joined Edificar in 2001 and currently serves as Project Director. He has been in charge of important projects such as the Branded Residences and Golf Clubhouse of the Four Seasons Hotel, and the Andaz Resort in the Papagayo Peninsula. Mauricio is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and has a Master in Business Administration.
Raúl Badilla joined Edificar in 2005, he has held the positions of Project Engineer, Project Manager and Planning and Budget Manager. He is currently the Director of Pre-Construction and Post-Construction and also directs the Contracting Department. Raúl has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and has a Master degree In Construction Administration and Engineering form the Universidad de Costa Rica.
Alvaro Camacho is an Architect with a Master in Business Administration and specialist in Construction Management. He has postgraduate studies in Quality Assurance, dedicated to the planning, design and management of construction projects. Through his professional experience he has worked as project architect, construction manager and project manager. Alvaro is the autor of the book: Horizontal Property Management, published by the Legis in Colombia.
Carolina Cascante joined Edificar in 2002 as manager of the Quality Management System department. Under her direction, Edificar achieved certification under ISO 9001-00 and OHSAS 18001-07. Currently, Carolina leads the implementation of the LEAN Construction and the continuous improvement system and manages the Occupational Safety department. Carolina is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica.
Robert Acuña joined Edificar in 2005 and has served as Finnancial Director since 2007. From his current position he coordinates the area of accounting and treasury, as well as all the negotiations with financial institutions. Robert has a degree in accounting and a Master in Business Administration with financial emphasis.
Pablo joined Edificar in 2009. He currently leads the Virtual Construction and Quality Department. Pablo, together with his team, developed the entire BIM and VDC process and updated the quality and productivity monitoring systems. Pablo is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and has a Master in BIM Management from the Ziggurat Institute of Barcelona.
Martha L. Córdoba started working in Edificar in 2011. She is responsible for the administrative area of the Company in Panama. Martha has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Colombia and has a Master degree in Business Administration and Specialty in Finance from the Santa Maria La Antigua University in Panama.
Larry Mora joined Edificar in 2006. He has worked as Project Manager, and between 2015 and 2018 he collaborated with the operation in Panama as Project Director. Larry is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and has a master in Business Administration.
Luis Montero joined Edificar in 2018, as Director of Special Projects. He worked for 36 years in the tourist activities sector and was once a client of Edificar. Luis is an Industrial Production Engineer from the Technological Institute of Costa Rica and has a master degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing from the National University of San Diego, California.