Meet the Owners
LeAn grew up on a remote island in southeast Alaska where homesteading and subsisting off of the land was the custom. She worked closely with her father in both the commercial fishing industry spending months at sea, and with his real estate investments on Prince of Wales Island. At a young age she learned the importance of hard work, how to use tools, the basics of residential construction, and how to operate heavy machinery.
After graduating from the University of Alaska with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in Anthropology, she obtained her 100 ton Captains License. She went on to manage and operate a remote high tech salmon hatchery. She also worked on a research vessel with the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game participating in studies on the waters of the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Strait, and Bristol Bay. Despite her love for the sea and nature, LeAn felt the entrepreneurial urge and duty to start her own business in real estate development.
LeAn is passionate about their mission to make the world a better place one home at a time through using green building practices to create energy efficient eco conscious homes.
“It is our duty to be successful and help make the world a better place one home at a time . If we succeed we can help more people, help the environment, and create lasting positive change”.
After five years on the North Slope, Laurence decided it was time to take the skills he had learned and apply them to entrepreneurship. He had already invested in some buy-&-hold real estate, and enjoyed the rewarding feeling of taking something that needed improvement and making it better.
Laurence Ramirez gained his Journeyman License and an Associates Degree in Apprenticeship Technologies while working in Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska. As an industrial electrician, Laurence was exposed to large operations in both construction and facility management.
It was here in the remote parts of the world that Laurence gained experience not only in the trades, but as management staff on multi-million dollar construction projects. Obtaining the position of Electrical & Instrumentation Field Engineer, Laurence was instrumental in the development of construction estimates, maintaining technical compliance, and supporting large construction crews by anticipating and resolving engineering challenges before and during the construction process.
After five years on the North Slope, Laurence decided it was time to take the skills he had learned and apply them to entrepreneurship. He had already invested in some buy-&-hold real estate, and enjoyed the rewarding feeling of taking something that needed improvement and making it better. It was a natural choice for him to decide to take the skills he had learned in his previous career and bring them into a business that would produce both monetary and spiritual rewards.
What Our Clients Say
LeAn is a true professional. I haven't met someone so dedicated to her work and to helping others as she is. I would def recommend Fortunate Foundations if you need the services they provide.
LeAn and her crew work tirelessly to bring AWEMAZING homes to fruition and strive to meet the needs of their clients as well.