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Fuga Home Designs is a turnkey construction company with Real Estate Agents, Lawyers, Architects, Engineers, Home Inspectors, and Property Management Group for international clients. We build new home and commercial units and help foreigners buy the land, build the property and rent it out. Fuga Home Designs has it's own in-house legal department which helps to expedite services and assist clients in the complicated process. We take the worry out of buying and building in Costa Rica. If you got questions, we got answers. We are headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica and serve the entire country



Award winning and master architect Bernal Astorga is one of the premier architects and developers in Costa Rica. Born with the gift of design, creativity, technical focus and construction savvy Bernal is viewed as elite amongst his peers. He is in the top 1% of architects in the country. He has participated three times in the Costa Rica Bienal International Architect Competition finishing in the top 10 and has authored several articles in the largest most successful architectural magazines such as Revista Habitat and International Revista Enter Rayas. Bernal is the Co-Founder of Fuga Home Designs and is the active COO.


His skill and knowledge of design and architecture is famously known. He has been entrusted on multiple occasions from the Costa Rica government to skillfully restore some of Costa Rica most precious historical buildings.As the story would go, construction runs deep in the blood lines. Bernal father was also a builder. Bernal has been in construction since he the age of 15. He is widely considered an elite architect with exceptional builds with residential and commercial properties. Mr. Astorga has built some of the most beautiful properties on the Costa Rican landscape. He periodically enjoys the drive on the Costa Rican coast to say hello to old clients. Speaking about driving - Bernal is a massive car enthusiast and loves anything to do with cars, one of his favorite pass time, is Formula 1 racing.

Not just a master of his industry, Bernal has tirelessly given his time, resources and money to charitable causes. He has provided his expertise to community and institutions that need urban planning and design. He has worked with kids from ages 2-6 years of age with the US Embassy. He has worked with the Caribbean coalition to help with economic and social development.

Clients immediately recognize Bernal’s passion and commitment to their project. He often knows sometimes people put their life savings on the line for his designs and constructions. This is not something he doesn’t take lightly. Although Bernal profession is building with his hands, his passion is building with his heart.

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Brian Nugent is the CEO and Founder of Brian Nugent International and the Founder and CEO of Fuga Home Designs the number one construction company for internationals looking to move and build in Costa Rica. He has been hired over 700 times as a professional consultant or speaker for some of the largest companies in the world. As a 1st-round draft pick in professional football at the wide receiver position Brian enjoyed a successful career. After his pro career Brian authored 3 books Don’t Live Another Day Without Me, The Only Self Empowerment Book you Will Ever Need, The Day Dominator How to Dominate Your Day So You Can Dominate Your Life and A Hero's Guide to the ABCs. Brian's business services and operations have spawned over 5 continents and 50 countries.

With over 25 years of service in the business world, Brian has a unique understanding of how to help businesses grow, increase client acquisition, and scale organizations. His company has worked with Fortune 500 companies in sectors such as banking, energy, insurance, media, sports, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and more. Clients have included the Ford, McDonalds’s, Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, Chrysler, Remax, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, The Government of Canada, Manulife, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Trojan, Apotex, Maple Leaf Sports, Rogers Telecommunications, and many more.


Brian has owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, ranging from real estate, health clubs, the food industry, business coaching, jewelry, and therapy clinics. He has helped these companies achieve their goals through a combination of his expertise in strategy, customer experience, and operations. He employs a data-driven approach that allows him to identify and analyze the key drivers of their success, then develop strategies and tactics to help them maximize their impact and reach their objectives. Brian’s ability to provide targeted advice and guidance has made him a highly sought-after consultant.


He has helped companies streamline their operations, develop new customer experiences, and maximize the return on their investments. BNI is an expert in leveraging the latest trends in technology, economics, marketing, and operations to assist clients in accomplishing their objectives. With a proven track record of success and a passion for helping businesses and organizations reach their full economic potential. BNI is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals through experience, expertise, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

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