FRAME PROJECTS was founded by four Partners whose shared business values include delivering our customers innovative solutions, exceptional quality and value for money while incorporating sustainability into our construction systems and business practices.
Established in 2010, FRAME has grown steadily, attracting demanding clients from North America and Europe, and completing more than 26 projects as of May, 2015 ranging from quaint beach cabinas to luxury villas. Along the way, we've developed a core team of highly skilled operations staff and have expanded our product and service offering to meet our customer's needs and make building an enjoyable experience.
We love what we do, which is to create highly livable, inviting spaces and we hope you'll agree that our enthusiasm and commitment shows in our work!
Meet the partners
Nicolas Huet - General Manager
Nicolas is FRAME’s General Manager in charge of coordinating and supervising all construction projects as well as overseeing all general operations. Nicolas is an entrepreneur who, prior to founding FRAME, founded eloy America Latina in collaboration with Yves Deweer and eloy Belgium.
Prior to moving to Costa Rica, Nicolas spent 15 years as a professional snowboard racer, winning two World Championships and competing for France in the Salt Lake City (2002) and Torino (2006) winter Olympic games. Nicolas is a licensed ultralight pilot and is passionate about surfing, skiing, swimming and music. He and his family reside in Playa Flamingo.
Yves Deweer - Commercial Director
Yves is FRAME’s Commercial Director and brings a wealth of managerial experience to his role. In 2008 he founded eloy America Latina in collaboration with eloy Belgium and Nicolas Huet.
Yves’ commercial experience includes roles in the copper and aluminum industries in Belgium as well as 20 years with his family’s coated textile and worker safety equipment business. He is a licensed fixed-wing and ultralight pilot and resides with his family in Playa Flamingo.
Ray Gertz - Technical Director
Ray is FRAME’s Technical Director and brings 38 years of construction experience to Costa Rica. He is currently President of two companies: ASM Industries, a Canadian company based in Calgary that has provided sheet metal fabrication, mechanical systems and general contracting for 25 years and Sea -ar- Enterprises, a company dedicated to exporting steel framing and other construction materials to Costa Rica. Ray began his career in the gypsum contracting industry, specializing in framing and interior wall systems.
Ray has served as President of several trade and construction associations and is a past and current Director of several companies. He lives with his family in Playa Potrero.
Rémi Martin - Construction Director
Rémi is FRAME’s Project Manager responsible for all facets of construction and for directing the project teams. Rémi brings 12 years of Costa Rican construction experience to FRAME. From 2003-2006 he was a Foreman and Project Manager for a small builder and subsequently he founded Gypsum Pro Service, an enterprise specialized in drywall and more. He began building turn-key homes in 2008 until becoming a Partner at FRAME in 2010.
A French national, Rémi has resided in France, French Guyana and Guadaloupe, where he earned a Master’s degree in Sports Physiology. He is also a licensed ski, snowboard and surf instructor. He relocated to Costa Rica to pursue his love of surfing and resides near Tamarindo.
Maria Cubillo - Office Manager
Maria, who goes by Rocio, is in charge of Human Resources, Payroll, Accounts Payable and General Administration for FRAME. A Tica, Rocio has great English skills and is valued for the excellent service she provides to our customers, suppliers and staff. She is currently studying for a B.A. in Business with an emphasis in Accounting at the UNED, and in her free time enjoys outdoor activities.
Sarah Starkey - Business Administration
Sarah is an independent consultant who has helped FRAME develop a professional Administrative department that delivers timely, responsive, accurate and transparent service to Frame's customers, suppliers and employees. She has over 20 years of international business experience in companies such as Technicolor and IBM and has lived and worked in more than 13 countries in various Corporate Finance, Strategy, Development, Investor Relations and Audit roles. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University.
FRAME proudly sponsors CEPIA, a non-profit organization that supports families living in extreme poverty in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. "Thanks to FRAME's contributions we have helped families by providing bathrooms, roofs, walls or anything that will improve their housing and quality of life." Laetitia Deweer, Executive Director, CEPIA.