Jamie and Mayan are a husband-and-wife team working together since the inception of their business. They have been together for over 18 years and are parents to 4 beautiful children. Jamie has been in the building field for over 20 years, completing multiple luxury construction projects and builds in The Hamptons, Long Island, New York.
Behind the scenes, Mayan is a full-time mama and homeschools 3 of their four children. As their kids get older, she is taking on a more substantial role in the business. From the beginning, Mayan has been an integral partner, helping with administration duties, sourcing products, co-designing, overseeing the day-to-day to-do lists, and lending a hand whenever needed.
As a child, Jamie spent summers helping his father with his Landscape Design and Gardening firm in Georgetown, DC, specializing in English gardens. His father was very well known in his field of English gardening, and his gardens remain the same decades later, winning multiple garden awards.
Jamie learned invaluable tools at a young age working with his father, such as managing crews, working with high-end clients, and meeting demanding deadlines. It was during these summers that Jamie found his love of design. Jamie believes that anything he builds should outlast him.
Jamie started in his teens journeying in the construction industry. First, as a finishing painter working on large estates, concentrating on interior and exterior restoration, progressing to doing carpentry repairs and maintenance. Early on, he realized how much he enjoyed woodworking and started framing/finishing houses, working with some of the top builders in the industry.
In 2004, after witnessing popular building contractors being more concerned with profits over the quality of their craftsmanship, he realized he could make a positive difference and started his own construction company. And over the past 20 years, he’s been designing, building, renovating, and putting additions on homes and building custom furniture for his discerning clientele. Helping to turn their dreams into functional pieces of art they can enjoy for a lifetime.
Jamie combined his knowledge of structure, craftsmanship, and design. While doing this, he observed the need for estate management and homeowner representation. “We were the first business to advertise for estate management in The Hamptons commercially,” said Jamie. He noticed that many homes and estates were not properly cared for and maintained as they should have, resulting in costly long-term repairs that could have been easily avoided.
People have pet sitters, cleaners, real estate agents, security systems, etc., to look after their homes. Still, they are usually missing the knowledge of building and home maintenance, which tends to lead to bigger, more costly issues.
Jamie says, “It seemed like the massive estates had inexperienced full-time estate managers or caretakers. Additionally, many other estates didn’t merit that level of attention and still needed to be professionally looked after.” It was important for him to offer experienced property and estate management services to his clients. This has paid off immensely, with projects in The Hamptons, New York City, Georgetown, Los Angles, and over the last three years, Maui.
Why did you choose to live and work in Maui?
Mayan has extensive family here in Maui, and Jamie has been coming here surfing and sailing since he was a young teen. We have always had a love of the ocean and island life. Having four children, we wanted them to grow up in a similar way that we did with an emersion in nature. It was important to us to allow our children to grow up where they could access the ocean year-round.
Similar to our property and estate management business in The Hamptons, it has been a natural progression to continue our business in Maui. We see the need for experienced customizable home and estate management, giving people the peace of mind that their home and property are professionally and properly taken care of to avoid costly issues.
It’s important to keep your home in fine tune, allowing you to enjoy your property without the headaches. Additionally, with a lifetime of experience sailing, boating on different vessels, and owning several boats, Jamie is extensively equipped to help manage and maintain any boats, sailboats, or yachts.
Regardless if you need an experienced and reliable estate manager for an individual or family home or a substantial Hamptons or Maui estate, there is no project we haven’t done and provided exclusive services for.
Our experience clearly shows that no two clients are the same. Every client has their own set of wishes, ideals, and demands. It is up to us to take your vision and properly apply it. We offer each client a tailored management package to fulfill your imagination and give you the confidence it’s being done right, regardless of the scope of your project.
Utilize our trusted expertise as a valuable asset for you to eliminate risk. Use us to help run projects, bring complex design concepts to life, oversee estimate approvals, manage the house staff and landscapers, and handle art installations. Use us to boost the value and quality of the products and services and deliver the results and satisfaction you expect.
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