“To build the highest quality product possible, at a fair price, and on time.”

Established in 2005 in Playa del Carmen, the heart of the Riviera Maya, the Construction arm of American Development Company (ADC) American Development Company was started for the simple purpose of giving native English speakers an option in the Construction-Development industry.  Originally working in Real Estate transactions, we noticed it was nearly impossible to get things done in construction or development.  In any project, communication is vital and by sitting down with the decision makers at the beginning of a project, and communicating in their native language, we are able to avoid costly mistakes later.  We estimate that our overall cost of building is 15% lower than the average builder because of the infrequency of change orders associated with an ADC run project.

We speak your language. We can guide you through the entire process, from planning and permitting, to design and construction.

We are made up of both Americans and Mexicans, with many years experience in the Construction and Real Estate industry in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya. We have formed relationships with trusted partners, subcontractors and suppliers and have achieved what has been recognized as the highest quality products in the entire area, doing it at an efficient, reasonable price.  

What we have tried to do is simple, take the American idea of running a business and translate it into Mexico. We look for qualified people to do each facet of the job, pay attention to detail, and maybe most importantly, listen carefully to the client. The results, we think, speak for themselves. Over 90% of our business comes from repeats and referrals.

If you are looking for someone you can trust with your construction project, we hope you give us an opportunity.

Projects done on time and on budget.

  • Understand what you are getting for your money
  • Defined construction schedules 
  • Regular updates on what is being spent
  • Regular updates on the progress of the job
  • We speak your language

Our Services

Years of Expertise


“To build the highest quality product possible, at a fair price, and on time.” We speak your language. We can guide you through the entire process, from planning and permitting, to design and construction.



Like any successful project, we start with the end in mind.  We can quickly surmise what is possible on a property. American Development Company can use its extensive network and market knowledge to identify the perfect property for your development.


Buy & Flip

Playabuilder has helped remodel, renovate, restore and repair homes and condos in the Riviera Maya. Add value to your home and get a higher return on your investment.

What Our Clients are Saying

Dont just take our word
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Home Owner Remodel Client

I just want to thank American Development/Playa Builder for the amazing remodel job they did on my kitchen.  With the help of their design team, I was able to transform the very dated kitchen in my condo into one worthy of a showroom.  From start to finish, they were very helpful and went the extra mile to ensure that the space was exactly how I envisioned it – and better!  My kitchen is now the focal point of my entire home.  I love to cook and entertain, and the open design with the commercial grade appliances allows me to do both seamlessly.  Thanks again!!


John and Deb

Custom Built Home Client

Building a custom can be a daunting task but that becomes 10 times as difficult when you are building that home in a foreign country.  You need to be able to thoroughly trust the contractor you work with.  After we bought a custom home lot in Playa del Carmen, we interviewed a number of general contractors and after checking references thoroughly, we decided to proceed with Playa Builder and it turned out to be the best choice we could have made.  They took a complicated process and made it flow easily. We live in the United States and were not able to spend much time there during the construction but were kept in the loop via weekly reports and photos.  I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants to build an amazing home in Playa del Carmen.  Oh, and the final product exceeded our wildest expectations.

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