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Extollo International is a social impact company that's unleashing Haiti's potential to build a stronger future by training a construction workforce of character and capability while adding strength and safety to Haiti's infrastructure. Operating a trade school and construction company, Extollo’s mission is to help ambitious men and women in Haiti lift themselves out of extreme poverty through skill acquisition, character development, and economic opportunity. Extollo will be the first-mover of tilt-up construction technology in Haiti. Extollo is currently developing a panelized tilt-up house product to significantly disrupt the current housing market in Haiti, led by Sherm Balch (The Peter Coutois Memorial Award recipient and past TCA President). Through its tilt-up operations, Extollo has plans to train hundreds of Haitian construction professionals in tilt-up construction, along with sharing its tilt-up expertise with construction companies in Haiti through an open-source approach. Our approach is based on the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, you feed him for a life-time.” For the past seven years, Extollo International has been developing and implementing a program that teaches Haitians how to care for themselves. Using the apprenticeship approach of “learning while earning and learning by doing,” Extollo combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training and supervision. Join us in this adventure!

Employer: Extollo International
Posted on: June 23, 2021
Employment type: 15c95172-00d9-cff3-5e27-0b3ee4ad2bc0

Contact Details: Keith Cobell, President : keith@extollo.org : 925.225.1500

Job Description

Join the Extollo team and gain a unique opportunity to equip Haitians in the construction industry through the development and construction of tilt up concrete houses and panelized security walls. Extollo International is a social-good business that operates a construction training center in Haiti and is in the process of introducing tilt-up technology to Haiti by first developing and building prototype concrete tilt-up houses. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a very unique experience where they can use their skills and knowledge to help Haitians build a stronger Haiti. We’re looking for a person of high character who loves adventure, wants to experience and learn from a different culture, is experienced in concrete and/or tilt-up construction, and who enjoys working with their hands to teach and equip others so they can reach their potential. This person will work with Sherman Balch of Balch Enterprises, a 29-year member of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and a recipient of The Peter Courtois Memorial Award

Extollo offers a compensation package that includes comfortable housing, all utilities including internet, 24-hour security, free lunch each weekday, use of an Extollo vehicle (shared), and a competitive salary. Those semi retired or fully retired may find this to be a great opportunity to share their experience with those who need it the most.

We are looking for professionals who can give anywhere from 2 to 4 (or more) weeks at a time, and ideally travel to our campus in Haiti a few times a year to keep continuity. Anyone new to Extollo will first live/work on campus for 2 weeks so that they can get an honest taste of what it's like without making a longer time commitment.

For those up for the challenge, this may be the most difficult, fulfilling, and rewarding work you will ever do. Join us in bringing the benefits of tilt-up construction to the nation of Haiti and helping give those living in extreme poverty a better future. 


  • Role: Concrete/Tilt-Up Foreman

  • Project: 2 tilt-up houses and 100 lf of tilt-up security wall on Extollo's campus 

  • Skills: Organization and planning, layout, rebar, concrete, carpentry, quality control, safety, mentoring and teaching with patience, humility, and a commitment to excellence.

  • Task: Help build and operate concrete batch plant, layout, forming, concrete place and finish, lifting, foundation, truss installation, roofing, plumbing, install doors, cabinets, windows, appliances,  manage painting and electrical work.

  • Duration: 2 to 4+ weeks

  • Notes: This could be multiple people working as a team sharing time on campus


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