About Us – 2013
TIMALESA is a Real Estate Development Company located in Cabarete, Dominican Republic with a distinct vision for developing unique contemporary architectures that combines a California style with European quality : VILLAS AGUA DULCE.
We have been constructing state-of-the-art villas for our clients since 2009.
We are a private company owned by two families, combined we offer 100 years of professional experience in many aspects of the business, including development, construction management, landscaping and interior design services, sales and rental, property management, and real estate law in the national and local marketplace.
Our company’s innovation, commitment and passion are to fulfill our client’s needs from concept to completion with the highest quality standards to accomplish all services and to exceed our client’s goals and objectives.
Being a modest sized company allows for extreme flexibility, and more of a personalized service with our clients during all aspects of construction, including initial meeting, interior design, property management, rental management and concierge services. Our clients need only to associate with our developers, Laurent in Kansas City or Christophe and Sandrine whom live onsite in Villas Agua Dulce along with their 2 daughters. Together they manage the construction, maintenance and hospitality services on a daily basis. Having shareholders living within the gated community of Villas Agua Dulce brings a sense of extra guarantee in many different aspects that our villas owners fully appreciate. We also offer the unique ability to conform to multiple languages and customize services by adjusting to the needs of the client’s development.
We are a debt-free development company, where the shareholders/entrepreneurs are involved in many different companies, including a large private worldwide company.
In 2007, Christophe Verrue, Sandrine Dupont and their two daughters Lea and Satine moved to Cabarete, Dominincan Republic with a vision. For nearly 10 years they had spent their yearly vacations in the area, loving it so much that they purchased a couple of apartments to stay connected with the community. But when they came this time, they came to stay. And they did so with the dream that is now Villas Agua Dulce.
It started with their purchase of a beautiful property in “El Choco”. From there, they used their experience running a successful interior design, floral and landscaping company in Belgium to begin constructing their dream. Christophe, a successful and talented landscape designer hired a local architect and contractor to get started, and immediately decided to build a large scale demo villa on the most challenging lot. Due to his excellent follow-up and with the help of the general contractor, in April 2009, the first villa was completed and fully furnished. From there, Villas Agua Dulce began to grow as villas sold and construction continued on new lots. Christophe and his family live directly on-site, proving his dedication and passion for the property and this project.
Laurent Vannest and Els Thermote, both Belgian citizens, have lived in Kansas City (Kansas – USA) since 2003. Els is a shareholder of TVH (Thermote & Vanhalst – www.tvh.com), a family business distributing forklift equipment and parts worldwide, and is CEO of TVH Americas located in Kansas. Laurent, a longtime friend of Christophe, is a real estate developer with about 12 years of experience in construction in both Europe and the Kansas City area.