When two Manabí realtors met at a Puerto Amistad a local Bahia Marina and Restaurant, it changed their lives. Tripp Martin and John Volmecke realized as a team that they would make a stronger and more diverse Ecuadorian real estate firm. In short order teaming up was agreed on and history was made.
Frank (Tripp) Martin has two degrees from Auburn University. One is in electrical engineering and another is a master's in manufacturing system engineering.
He has worked for IBM, Motorola and Adtran in the Telecom business before getting Happy Feet and setting off traveling in his sailboat Walkabout.
After arriving in Bahía de Caráquez in 2004 after 3 years of sailing, he started Puerto Amistad Marina and Restaurant with his wife Maye. A short time later he started helping other expats settled down with his local knowledge.
Tripp is relatively new to the real estate business in Ecuador, but his knowledge of how to get things done here is extensive, plus he is bilingual. As a matter of fact, he was the first bilingual real estate agent in Northern Manabí.
John Vollmecke a Native Californian graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Arizona State University.
After spending several years as a general manager of restaurants in the Phoenix area, he began his professional real estate career. Originally receiving his real estate license in1978, John has literally helped thousands of satisfied clients attain their dreams of property ownership.
John and his wife Christie settled along the northern coast of Ecuador in 2013. He has become the go-to guy for buying or selling property on the coast. Whether an individual or developer, use of John's vast knowledge of real estate on the coast give many people moving to Ecuador an advantage. From beachfront condos to beach View Estates — from big farms to condos, businesses or small homes, John can help you realize your dream of owning property in Ecuador.