At PROYECTO we provide superb craftsmanship and service through team collaboration.

MANUEL NAVARRO
President/General Contractor

BIO

Manuel is a licensed general contractor and journeyman carpenter with over 20 years of experience working in the construction business. He has worked on a large range of projects from large skyscrapers in San Francisco to individual family homes throughout the Bay Area. His style is a blend of modern California and contemporary Mexico City design. Along any project there are often surprises behind walls and under floorboards. Manuel really shines as our “house whisperer” and with his build wisdom he finds creative solutions for any space. As GC at PROYECTO, he shows strong leadership to the build team and ensures the highest level of build quality.

ABE WORTMAN
CEO/CFO/Project Development

BIO

Abe oversees the development of every home renovation and guides clients through finding the design and budget to meet their goals. Abe knows the value of service. In his previous career, he was a trained French chef and later became a sommelier before embarking on a career in designer real estate. He found his passion for renovation while crafting spaces that are as practical as they are beautiful. Now as general manager at PROYECTO, he brings his love of service and style to every project. Like finding the right glass of wine, he helps each client find the path to their dream home, and build a project that suits their taste while meeting their budget and time-line goals.

Abe Wortman @ linkedin

CAITLIN CAPPA NUNEZ
COO/Director of Project Management

BIO

Caitlin acts as Project Manager for Proyecto’s designer homes, working hand in hand with clients and subcontractors to the ultimate end goal of a project that ends on time, on budget, with a designer touch. Caitlin approaches projects with a mind for detail, a client-focused attitude, and skills in problem solving and team management, tackling everything with both a ready smile and over 8 years in construction project management behind her. Whether working through design with both the architect and the client, or managing subcontractors through the complexities of scheduling, she is able to tackle all construction elements with the client’s goals as her own. Her passion for helping clients customize the place they call home keeps her driven and focused on the client’s aspirations, and her interest in design allows her to create innovative and beautiful home solutions.

Caitlin Cappa Nunuez @ linkedin

ALI PLATTO
Chief Business Officer

BIO

Ali spearheads operations, communications and human resources for the growing Proyecto Team.  She is our “wearer of many hats” and brings detail management, marketing support and project management tools so that Proyecto can serve clients at the highest level of quality.  

Ali has a unique background that marries construction, operations and marketing: Ali was the Director of Operations and Relocations Manager for a corporate project management firm in San Francisco for three years and she also specialized in event management for over fifteen years, overseeing corporate and non-profit events for a diverse group of clients. 

LOVEJOY RAMOS
Senior Project Manager & Pre-Construction Manager

BIO

Lovejoy’s background as a licensed architect in the Philippines enhances her Project Manager role at Proyecto, by ensuring she understands the integrity of the architect’s design and collaborates well with the entire team.  Lovejoy believes that design is a tool to enhance the client’s everyday living through its thoughtful execution and she loves helping her clients realize these visions.

Lovejoy has put her resourcefulness and creativity to the test as a residential project manager and architectural designer in San Francisco.  The most rewarding moment for her is witnessing the transition of the “project” becoming the owners’ “home”.  Lovejoy is in constant pursuit of knowledge and is currently working towards becoming a LEED Green Associate.

lovejoy @ linkedin

NATALY PEREZ
Senior Project Manager

BIO

Nataly started her career as a Civil Engineer in the Dominican Republic. She moved to California to explore new opportunities in the construction industry and enrolled in a Master’s program in Construction Management to further her education and career growth.

Currently, Nataly is a Senior Project Manager at Proyecto. With 12 years of experience in the construction industry, she has a strong understanding of the design-build-operate life cycle of projects. She possesses a blend of skills and abilities, including leadership, problem-solving, and effective management of projects of any size and type.

Nataly is passionate about educating and developing people. Her passion is evident in the success of the individuals she has mentored and in her role as a construction management professor at CCSF. She believes that with the right mindset and effort, anything is possible. Nataly also believes in the law of attraction, that the energy you put into the universe will return to you.

MATTHIJS WERDLER
Project Manager

BIO

Matthijs is a Project Manager with more than ten years of experience managing and constructing residential homes across the country, helping clients turn their dreams into reality. With his technical and interior architecture design background he can make the perfect link between the client’s wishes, technical challenges and any other design challenges at the construction site.

Matthijs believes that as a manager, you have the power to achieve timing and budget goals by bringing fresh ideas to the construction process. Getting these goals and ideas out in the open, you can make a positive impact on the construction site and add even more value to our clients’ homes and lives.

DANIEL AUSTI
Project Manager

BIO

Daniel is a project manager with over a decade of experience in the construction industry. Growing up around construction sites, working alongside his father, a General Contractor, instilled in him a deep passion and understanding of the field from an early age.

Throughout his career, Daniel has excelled in seeing projects through from conception to completion, leveraging his expertise to help clients and architects realize their visions. His commitment to quality, integrity, attention to detail, and collaborative approach have consistently resulted in successful project outcomes and satisfied clients. Daniel’s dedication to bringing dreams to fruition has earned him a reputation as a reliable and trusted source for clients.

JOE LONG
Senior Superintendent

BIO

Joe has been involved in high-end residential remodels for over 22 years and his passion for construction goes back to childhood.  He has worked as a journeyman carpenter, foreman and superintendent on many Bay Area homes, holds his own General Contractors license and also has five years of experience in commercial property special inspections.

Acting as Superintendent on Proyecto’s beautiful projects, Joe brings his building experience and keen eye to the table on-site. Joe’s interpersonal and communication skills set him apart with clients, project managers and subcontractors.  Clients know their homes are in exceptional hands under Joe’s supervision.

JAY MENDOZA
Superintendent

BIO

Jay is a Superintendent with extensive experience working on some of the most exciting buildings in our area.  He worked for 5 years on the Apple, Samsung, Gilead and Kaiser Headquarters, as well as on the Highland hospital.  He has a background that includes framing, drywall work, electrician expertise and ran his own consulting business for years.  Balancing out these jobs, Jay also has worked in luxury remodeling and construction, which was a terrific fit for Proyecto.  We are thrilled to have him aboard.

RUSTI BLU
Superintendent

BIO

Rusti’s experience began at an early age while working alongside her father in construction. In the last 10 years, she has developed the tools and experience necessary to support a client’s vision and materialize those ideas into reality.

As a Project Manager at Proyecto, Rusti supports her team from start to finish of each project, and collaborates with community organizers to help give back to those in need in the Bay Area. Her attention to detail, creativity, and tenacity ensures that the Proyecto team achieves every client’s vision.

Rusti believes that family, community, trust, and cultivating partnerships are the steps to life’s success.

BECKY RIEPE
Executive Assistant to the COO

BIO

Becky comes to Proyecto with a rare combination of Executive Assistant and Construction Management experience, making her a natural for her work.  She holds degrees in both Interior Design and Social Science and has over 5 years of industry experience as both a Junior Interior Designer and Project Manager.  Becky thrives in the fast-paced, detailed-oriented world of residential construction and is a perfect fit in supporting our COO, who oversees all project management in the company.

JOHN VEGA
 Facilities Manager

BIO

John Vega  has over 15 years of experience in residential improvements. A native of Oakland, John is passionate about building in the Bay Area and he brings his hard work, dedication, collaborative attitude and his smile to every day on the job.  John adds another level of support to our growing Superintendent team by helping to ensure all sites are ship shape.  John loves to spend time with his family and is a loving father of two.