Santa Ana Madera is a general contracting firm located in Southern Nicaragua.  We offer services in high end residential and light commercial construction, custom furniture and millwork, and structural and decorative iron work.  SAM was founded in 2010 and employs over 250 people from in and around the local community.


SAM is the largest general contractor in the area with over 200 employees in its construction department and its own team of architects and engineers. Visit our construction portfolio page to see some of our recent projects.

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Our woodshop and millwork facilities employ the finest carpenters in Nicaragua. The combination of highly skilled local artisans and first world equipment create an environment where anything imaginable can be fabricated.Our mill maintains an inventory of over 100,000 board feet of precious Nicaraguan hardwoods. All of our logs and timbers are processed on site in our saw mill and then kiln dried in our solar and forced hot air kilns.

We specialize in custom furniture and millwork. Whether it’s mid-century modern to traditional classic we can fabricate to your exact specifications and match any finish desired. 

We also offer solid hard wood timbers, exotic hardwood slabs, flooring, decking and other tongue and groove products.


Our master blacksmiths weld, shape and forge iron, steel and aluminum into lighting, railings, furniture and hardware.  Our metal lathes, forges, powder coating oven and CNC router capabilities allow us to fabricate custom pieces that will stand the test of time.


SAM offers architectural and design services. Whether you are looking to design a new headboard for your bedroom or a new home, our staff can work with you to create the design you want.  


SAM prides itself on caring for the local environment.  All of our logs come from responsibly harvested forests and are certified by the Nicaraguan Forestry Department. Since 2010 SAM has planted over 100,000 trees in Nicaragua.   We are proud to begin a new reforestation project this year 2018. Our goal is to plant another 100,000 trees over the next 3 years converting 100 hectares of cattle pasture back into forest.