Ballast Construction was formed by Edward Portas and Joe Llanes, longtime working partners with likeminded goals. Their partnership is based on the philosophy that Customer Service combined with the highest Quality Workmanship is the key to creating beautiful works of Architecture while building strong bonds with our Clients.

Working side by side since 2010, this duo has collaborated on numerous successful projects, providing customers with a positive, friendly experience while building a product that stands the test of time. It is of the utmost importance that our clients can trust and depend on the experience and expertise of Ballast Construction, to guide them in building their dreams.

Building Lasting Relationships with our Clients


bal·last / ˈba-ləst noun
  1. An attribute that gives stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings.
  2. Gravel or coarse stone used to stabilize the bed of a road or for manufacturing concrete materials.
  3. Heavy material placed low in the center of a vessel to ensure stability.
  1. provide stability

Commercial Construction

“It starts with a foundation” … In construction, this is true literally as well as figuratively. A strong team, a logical and prudent concept of design, and the desire for success are what gets the ball rolling and brings the project from conception to ultimate realization. From the creative concept, to the first shovel in the ground, until the last touch up of paint, Ballast Construction has seen and been through it all.

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Thank you for your interest in working with us!

Ballast Construction can guide you from pre-construction through the complete development of your project to help you accomplish your goal.

The goal of your Commercial Project is to bring in sales and revenue. This is largely dependent on the look and feel of your place of business. We have all heard that there is never a second chance to make a good first impression, and at Ballast Construction, we pride ourselves on delivering that good first impression to your clients.


Whether the end user of your new building is a new customer walking in to purchase a cup of coffee or an employee that will be at their work station for 8 hours a day, your space needs to be inviting and functional. In partnership with your design team, we can offer the experience and expertise to fulfill these needs.