We are a training-focused construction company that embodies
the highest level of excellence and integrity, setting the bar for building methods and construction products in Haiti.
Our company’s purpose is to:
Elevate the level of quality of construction in Haiti through high-quality training, products, and services.
Create jobs and economic opportunities through direct employment and affiliated construction companies.
Model and teach the character traits of Jesus in all we do.
As a training-focused construction company, our training program offers very hands-on professional training in Masonry, Concrete, Electric, Welding and more. Selected students are provided with opportunities to advance with on-the-job training through our Practicum / Level 2 program. In our construction operations we are currently developing multiple house and security wall products using tilt-up construction technology - the first of its kind in Haiti. We are also building our capacity to provide high-level metal fabrication products. Training and professional development is integrated into everything we do.
Our company culture is built on the foundation of respect, collaboration, and teamwork. We value the unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds of our team members and we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive. We believe that by investing in our people, we can achieve our goals and deliver the best possible outcomes for our customers.
Our team members are the heartbeat of our organization. We prioritize the well-being of our team and we strive to create a culture that promotes professional development and personal growth. At Extollo we believe that by empowering our people we can achieve great things together.
James Stephano Jean-Baptiste
Training Program Coordinator
A graduate of engineering at the GOC University in Port-au-Prince, Stephano joined Extollo in 2021 after training in masonry and welding and realizing the impact Extollo could have on the country. Stephano is involved in many organizations including his church, music groups, and charitable work.
Construction Manager and Metal Fabrication
Jeff is a NCCER-certified instructor and a current CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) and CWE ( Certified Welding Educator) and member of the American Welding Society with over 49 years of metal fabrication experience. Prior to Extollo, Jeff was the Welding Department Chair at York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC after a long and successful career running his own metal fab shop.
Jessica helps manage the entire office operations from bookkeeping to legal and everything in between, with excellence and an eye for constant improvement. Jessica is currently pursuing a degree in Business Operations, and brings to her role her tenacity for personal and professional growth.
As General Manager, Junior guides the business operations of the company and helps provide overall leadership to the broad scope of activities on campus. Along with his extensive operations experience, Junior has led numerous community and business ventures that helps him provide leadership and guidance to Extollo's economic development activities, character development, and company culture.
Project Engineer/QC Inspector
Javier received his degree in Civil Engineering and is an ACI Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector. With over 12 years in the construction industry, seven (7) in concrete construction, Javier previously worked as an ACI Concrete Field-Testing Technician. Javier brings value to all things concrete in our tilt-up operations.
Not only has Jeffte been a long-term team member with Extollo, but he has grown into leadership in both Extollo's training program as well as construction operations. Jeffte has excelled in every Extollo class offered, from Masonry, to Concrete, to Welding - and he is now an instructor in all of them. Jeffte embodies Extollo's culture of integrity, hard work, and initiative.
Jonathan joined the Extollo team after receiving his degree in Civil Engineering and taking an Extollo Level 1 course, graduating at the top of his class. Jonathan helps provide leadership to the overall construction operations and assists Sherman Balch with all aspects of the tilt-up operations.
Keith provides strategic leadership and overall management for Extollo, helping support Extollo's mission to equip and unleash the potential of men and women in Haiti through the construction industry. Keith has over 24 years of leadership experience in developing and scaling a diverse range of companies and organizations. Throughout his career Keith has been involved in catalyzing the power of entrepreneurship and education to impact lives and economies in emerging markets.
Specializing in the development and construction of concrete tilt-up buildings, Sherman is recognized for his expertise as an innovator and visionary in the development of new methods, technology, procedures and value engineering for construction. Throughout his 40+ year career, he has managed the construction of hundreds of buildings including residential, commercial, industrial, food processing plants, and technology centers. Sherman is also an accomplished off-road truck racer, with victories including Baja 500, 3-time Baja 1000, Mint-400, and Grand National trucks.