About Us

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Our History

It All Began in 1981…

Projetech’s Principal, David Hartshorn, first set foot on Providenciales in August 1981, at which time the island supported approximately 900 indigenous Turks and Caicos Islanders and about 30 expatriates. There were no more than 20 vehicles traversing the network of rough tracks between the few dispersed settlements and the only direct route from the US was via a couple of local airlines. One was Provo Air, and  that entailed a 4 ½ hour flight on a vintage Beach 18 from Fort Lauderdale.

Projetech was founded in 1996, at which point David had spent 15 years living and working in Turks and Caicos Islands as a surveyor with a major British construction company.  Now, with nearly 40 years experience in the Construction Industry and 30 of those here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Projetech has more diverse experience in this industry than any other local construction or consulting firm.

Fast forward to 2016 and Providenciales has grown into a premiere Caribbean holiday destination, boasting Grace Bay Beach as the #1 Beach in the World and commercial flights from major US hubs. Projetech has also grown, evolving into a multidiscipline construction company with diverse experience in all forms of construction including Luxury Custom Homes, Hospitality, Commercial and Civil Engineering projects. now celebrating twenty years in business.

Our philosophy is to offer realistic, honest and professional pre contract services and quality construction on a management or fixed contract price basis. We also offer design and build options plus full consultancy services from start to finish including property and rental management through our sister company Hummingbird Luxury Management, together with interior design and furnishings supply through another sister company, Finishing Touch

Our Team

Meet Our Key Staff

One of Projetech’s major strengths is our low turnover of staff. We believe the collection of our management personnel offer unrivalled experience in construction projects in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This stability of local experience ensures a consistently high standard of management working practices, excellent team building, and a uniformity of professional services.

Please take a moment to scroll down and meet our team! Brief resumes are listed and more detailed experience and references can be provided upon request.

David Hartshorn
David Hartshorn
Principal

David, a Belonger since 1992, is the founder and owner of Projetech and oversees all of the company’s operations. David has lived and worked in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1981 and is a professionally qualified Quantity Surveyor.

Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson
Managing Director

Steve has worked for almost 30 years in the Construction Industry, with 20+ years experience in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Steve has a 1st class Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying from Nottingham Trent University in the UK. He is responsible for all contractual and financial aspects of the business, as well as managing the day-to-day operations.

Desmond Quant
Desmond Quant
Construction Director

Desmond, a Belonger, has been with Projetech since our inception in 1996. He has worked for more than 35 years in the Construction Industry, including some time in the UK. Desmond was Project Director for the Somerset project and many other high-profile developments.

Christopher Bryan
Christopher Bryan
Construction Director

Chris holds a BEng (Hons) in Civil + Structural Engineering from Sheffield University in the UK. Chris has worked in the Construction Industry for over 30 years, including 25+ years in the Caribbean region. Chris has been with Projetech since 1998.

Frank McGurk
Frank McGurk
Construction Director

Frank holds a degree in Building Engineering and has been in the Turks and Caicos Islands permanently since 1996 and prior to this between 1990 and 1992. Frank was Project Director for the Molasses Reef, West Caicos project and the Emerald Cay development. Frank oversees all project management, engineering and construction related aspects of the business.

Christopher Nesbitt
Christopher Nesbitt
Estimating Manager

Chris is responsible for all pre-contractual matters within the company, primarily involving the preparation of budgets and detailed costing documents. Chris has worked in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1997, pricing many of the largest developments in the country and has an extensive database of local and regional construction costs.

Enrico Lightbourne
Enrico Lightbourne
Quantity Surveyor

Enrico started his career in the construction industry with Projetech in 2009 after returning home from completing his undergrad studies at the New England Institute of Technology, Rhode Island, where he earned a BSc. in Construction Management. Enrico is currently pursuing a MSc. in Quantity Surveying at the University of Salford, Manchester. Enrico works as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, providing commercial control on the projects, and is responsible for managing the office financial systems.

Janardio Howell
Janardio Howell
Quantity Surveyor

Janardio is an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, responsible for preparing Bills of Quantities, Interim Valuations, Cost / Value Reconciliations and all other cost management aspects of our projects. Janardio holds a BSC(Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management from Nottingham Trent University in the UK. He has been working in the industry throughout the islands from a young age, and also during his time in the UK.

Shavago Thomas
Shavago Thomas
Project Engineer

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