Miami Beach developer brings a fresh start to Haiti…
He is being called the “Pied-Piper” of Jacmel and his leadership and good heart are very much on display in his work for Haiti. Michael Capponi has been to Haiti 32 times since the 2010 earthquake. His first trip was as one of the many relief workers. But that soon evolved into a deeper commitment which has now grown into a full-blown city building project.
Mr. Capponi has the talent, tenacity and resources to make this plan happen for the benefit of those he serves. It is a testament to the actions of many in the building industry who seek ways to help rebuild a better Haiti.
His efforts to provide economic strength and a tourism economy to this city is what makes this generous work commendable. We would only suggest that the production of the concrete be brought more in line with what Capponi Construction is using in South Miami projects. His Florida concrete suppliers are providing concrete that can be trusted and is not mixed on the ground using shovels. We would assume that for this project in Jacmel he used the services of a quality ready-mix supplier and then only used the ground mixing system for the less-structural elements.
We would be happy to join with Mr. Capponi to provide training and tools to make stronger concrete for the rebuilding effort and to help the Haitians build a strong concrete supply chain in Jacmel. Any newly established concrete provider in Haiti would certainly have a great customer in Mr. Capponi.