Wayne Dennis Alfaro Jr. - "Designing a blueprint for success in San Pedro"

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 11, No. 11            March 15, 2001

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Dennis Alfaro

Ambergris Caye has been blessed with many of Mother Nature's attributes such as clear crystal waters, lush mangrove forests and sandy beaches. Man has also contributed to the beauty of the island to a certain extent by designing and constructing beautiful buildings and homes with a unique style and flair. This week we are happy to introduce a young man whose visions, careful design and construction are enhancing the charms of La Isla Bonita - Mr. Wayne Dennis Alfaro Jr. 

    Wayne Dennis Alfaro Jr. was born in Belize City to Carla and Wayne Alfaro on January 25th, 1978. He enjoyed a happy childhood growing up with his sister Neysa and numerous cousins. Dennis attended San Pedro Roman Catholic School and then moved to Belize City where he was enrolled at Edward P. Yorke High School. During his final two years of high school, he also attended evening courses in residential electricity and drafting at the Center for Employment Training, graduating in 1996. As a child, Dennis spent much of his time with his father, a contractor by trade, and felt that one day he would work alongside him. This prompted him to further his education at the Building Department of Belize Technical College (now University of Belize) where he received an Associates Degree in the Applied Science of Architectural Technology. Upon his graduation in 1999, Dennis was qualified in technical drawing, model making and presentation. While still in school Dennis also received two years of hands-on training with Don Pearly Co-Architects and one year with a local electrician.

    Although Dennis has been employed as a ticket agent/dispatcher at Maya Island Air for the past 1 years, he has also exercised his drafting skills during this time. Five months ago, Dennis realized one of his dreams of opening his own business, Alfaro's Construction and Design. While he is thankful for the opportunity Maya Island Air rendered him, he feels that he must resign this May for the success of his own business. Dennis will then devote all of his time to business planning, designing and supervising his architectural projects.

    Some of Alfaro's designs and construction include The Boat Yard, The Dockside Bar and Grill (before and after the recent hurricane), the El Pescador staff houses and Ali Gentry's home. He has also recently designed the proposed San Pedro Police Station. Dennis told the San Pedro Sun, "We cater to everybody's pocket needs. From building homes with a taste of the future to low-income houses. I have a set of 15 designs for low-income homes. They are affordable houses available to the general public. We welcome anyone to come and take a look at them." Alfaro's Construction and Design also builds condos, seawalls and piers. "Let us know what you want and we are sure to satisfy your building needs," he continued.

    This twenty-three year old businessman says he is very satisfied with what he has accomplished so far. Apart from being determined businessmen, Dennis and his father also exhibited their humanitarian side by assisting many people and businesses by handling their insurance claims after the hurricane. "We want our customers to be happy with our work and with our service," ended Dennis. Currently Dennis employs Joel Sanchez as a draftsman and his father employs 10 full-time workers in the construction field.

    This father/son partnership is the perfect formula for a successful business. Wayne Sr.'s more than 26 years in the construction business and Dennis' ambition guarantees customer satisfaction. We salute this family-oriented young entrepreneur whose works of "art" are an added attraction to "Our Community."

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