About Us

Design Build LLC

Since 1994, our company, based in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, has excelled in design, engineering and construction projects for the public and private sectors.

Not all construction firms are built alike. At Design Build, we have more than 20 years of experience delivering projects on time, with the established budget and the highest quality. Our proven track record and reliable personnel makes us an ideal partner for commercial, industrial and private clients as well as local and federal government agencies and municipalities. Our knowledgeable technical and management team is here to assist in every step of your project. Navigate our page and get to know us!

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Design Build, LLC.

Design Build LLC began as a small, family-owned construction firm and has grown to become one of the leading companies in the industry in Puerto Rico. Founders Eng. José L. Ortiz Nieves and Eng. José L. Ortiz Serrano had been working in the construction industry as electrical designers and consultants since 1982 when they partnered to established their own contracting firm.

Since its foundation with very limited financial capital, the company has grown steadily and substantially into a multi-million enterprise thanks to its commitment to quality and its reputation of finishing projects on time and within the established budgets.

We currently employ more than 200 experts in all aspects of the construction industry as well as management and technical personnel, and work with a wide network of suppliers to respond to any particular customer need.

We have a long list of satisfied clients in the private and public sectors, who keep coming back to us because of their positive experiences. While our experience has been in the Puerto Rico market, we have the capacity to work in other geographical areas if required.

Our list of private sector clients includes: SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceutical, Benitez Auto, Benitez Insurance, Bacardi, Corp., Econo Supermarkets, Robinson School, Texaco P.R., Inc. and The Shell Company Ltd.

In the government sector, we have worked with the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Army Reserve (via the U.S. Corps of Engineers), the Puerto Rico National Guard, the Puerto Rico Department of Education, the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Municipality of San Juan and many others.

Design Build, LLC owns and operates a variety of light and heavy construction equipment as required in a typical construction company and has rental facilities for other equipment as required

We are certified as an 8(a) Company by SBA, and a HubZone., ORCA. We also completed the SBA 8(a) program successfully.

Contact us today and let us build a long and successful business relationship!

Our Values

"Quality Comes First"

We work with our clients closely to clearly understand their expectations and deliver the expected value. Every service we provide is properly executed and finished within the established timeline. We strive to continuously improve our operation to be more efficient while maintaining our level of excellence.


"Innovation in the engineering field"

Design Build aims to create long term relationships with its clients by getting to know their needs and exceeding their expectations thanks to our experience in the building and maintenance industry. We follow all applicable regulations and believe in cost efficiency through technology and optimized processes.


"We aim for the top"

With every project, we strive to find the most creative solutions for every aspect of the work, based on our previous experience and our continuous training to stay up to date with industry advances. Our company is agile and responsive to adapt to your needs.


Our certifications are proof of our commitment to deliver the best quality of service.

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