Business View Caribbean | October 2020

39 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN OCTOBER 2020 SAGOMA CONSTRUCT ION INTERNAT IONAL Chub Cay Club, under another company, Moss & Associates. When we formed Sagoma, a new client came in and bought the project. We went back in 2015 and worked there for two years. We did $150 million worth of work on an island that only had 40 people. We did the marina, the infrastructure, the power plant, the clubhouse, hotel rooms, villas, back-of-house, warehouses, and RO (reverse osmosis) plants. We didn’t venture outside of Nassau in the last couple of years, until recently, and now, we’re back working in Abaco, doing mostly high-end custom homes, here in The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos.” Arrington believes that what differentiates Sagoma in the high-end custom home market is the white-glove treatment that the company extends to its clients. “That high level of service sets us apart from everybody else - the quality of work, the ease of getting things done, the coordination and management of subcontractors, design, etc. are where we excel,” he states. “It’s rare that we would put a superintendent or project manager on more than one job, just because it requires so much planning and supervision at a very high level to get things done on time and within budget. You’ve got to be on top of it every day. That’s one thing that sets us apart from others.” “One of the biggest things that separates us is transparency,” adds Jean. “Building for these ultra-high-end clients, one of the biggest components is the trust factor. Our procedures and the way we document everything are very transparent. We’re very clear on how we perform and what we do; we’re an open book.” Arrington agrees: “We’re up front with what our fee is and what the costs are. There are no tricks or foolery with numbers, or making money off of our subcontractors, or anything like that. We feel strongly, for that reason, that the owners get to see that we’re sitting on the