WHO WE ARE
FRANCIS DEVELOPMENT, LLC is a Montgomery County based award winning infill home builder.
The projects feature energy efficient homes with a focus on open floor plans, contemporary upgrades and refreshing natural stone installations in highly sought after, accessible neighborhoods throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
S. ANTONIO FRANCIS, PRINCIPAL
S. Antonio Francis started Francis Development in 2006, a full service construction and development firm focusing on residential infill building as well as Volt Energy in 2009 a clean tech company with a focus on commercial renewable energy development.
Prior to Antonio's entrepreneurial career, he was charged with Mid-Atlantic Sales and Business Development for Lung RX a start up subsidiary of United Therapeutics (UT), a leader in the pulmonary hypertension space. Prior to joining UT, Antonio began his career with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals where he successfully managed and grew approximately 180 accounts.
Antonio earned his MA in Biotechnology with a concentration in business from Columbia University, and a BS in Biology from Howard University. Antonio holds a builder’s and GC license in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
When out of the office…As an avid DC Sports fan, you can find Antonio at a sporting event or spending time with his wife, two young children and Boston Terrier (Duchess).
ALYSA FRANCIS VP, OPERATIONS
Alysa oversees the business operations of Francis Development including the design and construction teams. She is also responsible for all communications and brand strategy. Prior to joining FD, Alysa worked in Business Intelligence for several companies in the Washington DC Metropolitan area as a Data Analytics professional, where she used big data for strategic planning and performing market research. Alysa Graduated with a BS in Economics and Statistics from the George Washington University and went to St. John’s College High School in Washington, DC. Alysa is a licensed realtor in Maryland.
When out of the office….As an avid foodie, you can find Alysa cooking at home with her husband, two young children and Boston Terrier (Duchess) or out sampling DC’s newest restaurants.
CRISTHIAN PRUDENCIO, DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION
Cristhian brings more than 20 years of construction management experience to our team. Cristhian is intimately familiar with the building codes in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. At FD he oversees all aspects of the build process, from demolition to punch out and enjoys the challenge of taking a project from paper to reality.
When out of the office….Cristhian is an avid fitness enthusiast. When he’s not working out, can find Cristhian spending time with his kids at home.
SARAH BROWN, PROJECT COORDINATOR
Sarah opens the line of communication between clients, customers, and businesses to get projects done. Along with her innovative skills, she brings her extensive expertise for setting deadlines and objectives to attain a larger goal. Previously, she has served in the flooring industry as a logistical operations manager. This is where she obtained her vast knowledge of flooring and is well known for maximizing operation excellence.
Sarah is currently achieving her bachelor's degree at Florida International University, where she is majoring in International Studies and the Spanish language.
When out of the office... Sarah is currently exploring the area as she moved up here from Florida. When she's not exploring, you can find her at the gym lifting weights or winding down with yoga at home.
CINTHIA CEDEÑO, PROJECT MANAGER
Cinthia brings 8 years of experience in residential and commercial architecture, design, and the built environment. At FD, she is responsible for managing projects, with an emphasis on meeting deliverables and ensuring projects are completed on time, on budget, and within scope. Prior to joining FD, Cinthia worked for the New York City Transit managing design and construction projects across the five boroughs. Prior to that she gained experience designing schools, hospitals, high-end residential and retail spaces.
Born and raised in New York City, she recently moved to the Washington Metropolitan Area, where she plans to explore the nature and cultural scenes in the surrounding area.
When out of the office… Cinthia enjoys dances from different backgrounds and cultures, reading and exploring the outdoors.
THE DUCHESS OF FRANCIS, PROJECT INSPECTOR AND LIFE FRIEND
Duchess brings more than 10 years of experience of inspecting Francis Development’s projects and sniffing out potential problems.
When out of the office…She enjoys laying in sunny windows, playing with children and long naps in temperature controlled environments.