CJ Builders experienced project personnel, analytical tools, and our application of best practices based on real-world experiences are just some of the ways we distinguish ourselves. We maximize clients' resources by efficiently procuring labor, materials and equipment. Our systems and proven processes ensure the cost-effective coordination of planning, design, estimating, contracting and construction.
In addition to program and project management, we manage construction, design, procurement, logistics, start-up and commissioning. The results are better-managed projects, a reduction in unnecessary expenditures, shorter schedules and marked improvement in quality and safety performance.
CJ Builders prides itself as a company that gets the job done using as few subcontracting services possible. From Demolition to Final finishing details, CJ Builders take great pride in delivering a product that incorporates your wishes into sound design and construction.
CJ Builders President, Victor Contreras; Vice President, Antonio Jelú and Senior Project Engineer, Fernando Benitez have, over 75 years of combined experience in the Construction Industry of Puerto Rico. This team represents three generations of Experience, Sound Management and Innovation.
Victor Contreras Pérez, BSME
Mr. Contreras began his career as a Manufacturing and Maintenance Engineer within the pharmaceutical industry, later moving on to become Vice President and Project Manager of F&S Construction Corp.
In 1995 Contreras joined Construcciones Contreras, S.E. becoming Partner and General Manager where he oversaw an average of $14 million in billing annually.
Presently Mr. Contreras continues in the Puerto Rican construction industry as founder and President of CJ Builders Corp. and is deeply involved in all aspects of project engineering as well as managing the company.
Antonio Jelú P.E., P.L.S.
Antonio Jelú, launched his career in construction engineering with Construcciones Contreras, S.E. in 1996 where he ascended from Project Engineer to Project Manager.
In the year 2003, Mr. Jelú co-founded CJ Builders Corp with Contreras earning the title of vice president. Jelú manages the construction operations of each project, including Cost Control, scheduling, quality control and warranty service.
Mr. Jelú holds a B.S. in Engineering, Land Surveying and Topography from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus.
Fernando Benitez Van Rhyn, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer
Mr. Benitez has been with CJ Builders since its inception in 2003. He brings over 45 years of construction engineering experience to the firm. He oversees CJB’s subcontractors, material suppliers inspectors and foremen.
The list of construction projects that Mr. Benitez has worked on is too long to mention here. Suffice it to say that he has helped build over 1,500 residential units throughout Puerto Rico.
Additionally, Benitez has considerable experience in the following:
Benitez holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and is a member of The College of Engineering & Surveyors, PR.
Barbara Martínez Ramos, CPA
Ms Martínez has over 15 years experience as an accounting professional. She supervises the complete accounting cycle for CJ Builders including, project billings, insurance policies, management of employee pension plans and governmental report compliance.
She is a graduate of The University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus) with a B.B.A. Major in Accounting.
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