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Q&A With Project Manager, Ben Villafuerte

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

Ben Villafuerte

Project Manager | Associate

Ben Villafuerte serves as a Project Manager, based in the San Antonio office of DBR. He joined the firm in 2014 immediately after his graduation from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. With a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Ben’s experience includes mechanical engineering and MEP project management for a variety of projects including new construction, additions, renovations, and system upgrades for educational facilities, commercial buildings, multi-family projects, and hospitality venues.

During his downtime, Ben enjoys staying active, whether it be CrossFit, kayaking, golfing, or playing on Sundays in a men’s baseball league. He also enjoys grilling out with friends and family.

Ben’s easy-going attitude, flexibility, and MEP know-how make him a valued young leader in our firm.


Q&A with Ben:


Q: What are some best practices you have used to develop excellent customer relationships?

A: Clear communication, teamwork, and adaptability. Having clear communication is key to building a good team relationship with our clients. It’s great to be able to work with our clients to overcome any project challenges together. Being able to adapt and collaborate to find the best solutions to the ever-changing obstacles along the way for each project goes a long way.

Q: As a Project Manager, what are ways that you serve as an advocate for your clients and deliver them a successful project?

A: I strive to provide clear communication with our clients and help deliver quality work. I also try to utilize the collective resources and knowledge that we have throughout our firm to help provide the appropriate solutions for each project. We must work together throughout the completion of a project to provide quality work for our clients.

Q: What is a project you have worked on that you are most proud of?

A: The project I am most proud of is the Alamo Heights ISD High School, Chiller Plant, and Natatorium. This was my first experience working on a chiller plant with ice storage, and it was the first natatorium project that I was involved with. Both of these were new challenges for me and it was a great learning experience. Fortunately, I was able to rely on the expertise of several people in our firm who have designed these types of facilities in the past.


Project Photo:
Pleasanton ISD – Pleasanton Elementary School | LPA, Inc. | Pleasanton, Texas


Have questions? Give Ben a call:

Ben Villafuerte
Project Manager | Associate
[email protected]