ABOUT THE TEAM

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Jad N. Lahoud
Principal
President/CEO

Start a conversation with Jad and you’ll immediately notice his intense passion. A lifelong entrepreneur, he is laser-beam focused on identifying and securing opportunities that result in beneficial outcomes for both client and company. In an industry where players come and go, Jad’s vision of delivering best-in-class residential and commercial construction in South Florida has resulted in steady growth and stability for L&H partners since 1991.

With over thirty-seven years of sales, marketing and management in a wide spectrum of industries, Jad offers impressive multi-disciplined, multi-cultural and multilingual experience. He’s no newcomer to understanding the value of superior customer service – and delivering it without fail.

From his native Lebanon to Dubai, Europe and the United States, Jad has worked, lived, traveled and orchestrated international business deals that have honed his ability to build and manage successful ventures.

His managerial mastery and clear vision, complemented by a firm knowledge of English, French, Arabic and Spanish, have won him praise among his business partners, suppliers and clients alike. Today, his portfolio teems with general contracting and real estate development success stories.

Outside of work, Jad is proud to be an active member of society, contributing to local and national charities and social endeavors.

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Nazih B. Hardan
Principal
Executive V.P.,
Construction

Since 1984, Nazih Hardan has been bringing his ethic of hard work and his penchant for perfection to Miami’s construction industry. As a licensed general contractor and developer, with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami, he has been at the helm of a number of enterprises, building everything from high-end shopping centers and chain restaurants to churches, golf communities and multi-million dollar homes.

For Nazih, a native of Lebanon, building is a family tradition, almost a way of life. His grandfather was a mason who cut stones from the mountains of Lebanon to build churches. Years later, his father erected a cathedral upon the same grounds. And at just 10 years old, Nazih began helping his father build churches every summer.

Today, as a principal at L&H Partners, Nazih wears more than a construction hat. He runs the construction department, which means he’s responsible for estimating; site inspections and evaluations; relationships with architects, engineers and surveyors; interactions with building departments; the selection and approval of subcontractors; as well as hiring project managers and superintendents.

Nazih’s vast technical and building expertise gives him an unmatched ability to offer practical Value Engineering services on every project L&H Partners takes on.

And in keeping with family tradition, he’s still building places of worship. In fact, it is Nazih’s dream to see his children marry in a church he has built.

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Mary T. Kayal
Principal
Executive V.P.,
Operations

Mary Kayal is all about making sure things run smoothly. Starting with a B.S. in Hospitality from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, she has honed her experience in operations at a number of international hospitality brands, where her responsibilities ranged from client relations to scheduling to inventory purchasing and control.

Since 1996, Mary has brought her considerable talents to L&H Partners, handling day-to-day operations, including human resources, insurance, accounting, payroll, and office management. Her role in public and client relations is paramount in securing new clients and making absolutely sure current ones are happy.

Meet Mary and you’ll understand why people enjoy working with her. She has a way of making everyone from staff to clients comfortable. Like her partners, her passion for quality and service is unsurpassed.

A few of the L&H Partners team members

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Marie Mesesan
Administrative Manager

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You may not find her on the job site, but with all her behind-the-scenes work, Marie is a key reason that L&H partners can deliver excellence and ensure happy clients. Juggling and orchestrating many projects at one time, she assists Nazih with all the administrative details that keep our jobs on track. That means she takes care of critical duties like project accounting and billing, contracts, materials ordering, specifications, releases, insurance – basically anything and everything that has to do with documentation. Better yet, she enjoys the whole process, especially knowing she helps projects take shape and come smoothly to completion.

Working with L&H partners since 1998, Marie is integral to our construction and supervision process, and takes pride in helping bring clients’ dreams to life. Her background includes an Associates of Arts Degree from Miami Dade Community College and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree from Florida Atlantic University.

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Carmen Lopez
Administrative Assistant

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With a work history that includes Ann Taylor, The Limited and Pottery Barn, Carmen brings more than 29 years of impressive retail experience to L&H partners. Joining the group in 2015, she is responsible for helping to make sure the office runs smoothly, whether it’s fielding phone calls, delivering documents, helping with presentations or coordinating meetings.

In the nine years prior to joining us, Carmen acted as Manager of Advanced Trading Inc. in Miami, where she was responsible for everything from customer service and employee training to monthly inventory, accounts receivable and the visual presentation of the showroom. Her background also includes a Bachelor of Psychology; Minor in Sociology from the University of North Florida.

When not working at L&H partners, Carmen enjoys working with teens, coaching young leaders in middle and high schools, teaching 9 – 12 grade Bible Study and supporting parents with teens in a ministry she established in 2014.

Claude Charron
Director of Construction

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Trained as an architect, Claude brings a unique perspective and watchful eye for quality and detail to L&H Partners as Director of Construction.

Charron has worked in all facets of commercial and high-end residential construction in South Florida since 2003. Notably, has had extensive experience on buildings and custom residences on Fisher Island. Previously, Charron worked with an architectural interior design firm in Colombia, several engineering firms, and managed retail operations for a high-quality stone operation on the East Coast of the United States.

Claude is completely fluent in English, Spanish and French, and is focused on delivering exacting work to each and every L&H Partners client.

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Roberto Rojas, Jr.
Project Manager

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It’s hard to match Roberto’s experience in building high-end custom homes in the Miami area. Since 2000, he has been in charge of constructing luxury homes at companies such as Lennar Homes, WCI Communities, Z. W. Jarosz Developers and SPI Miami. In 2012, Roberto joined our team, sharing our vision for delighting clients by creating the highest quality projects possible.

At L&H partners, Roberto is responsible for managing the field construction of condominium build-outs and ground-up custom homes. He reviews all contracts and proposals, and does an outstanding job as project manager.

With an Associate Arts Degree in Architecture from Miami-Dade Community College and credits towards a BA in Construction Management from Florida International University, Roberto has shown a huge capacity for completing challenging projects with a remarkable level of quality.

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Pablo Gonzalez
Project Manager

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Since 2008, Pablo has done an extraordinary job of overseeing the complete construction of custom homes at L&H partners. Adept at acting as liaison between our customers and subcontractors, Pablo is also at home working directly with architects and engineers on both new construction and home renovations.

Pablo built his skills in the Florida area as Assistant or Lead Superintendent at Lennar Homes, Prime Home Builders and Cornerstone Group/Alliance Construction, where he oversaw the complete construction of multi-story buildings and prepared homes from framing to certificate of completion.

With a background at Miami Dade Community College, Pablo has our trademark passion for excellence that makes him an asset on any project.