Work defines us

Mauro has been involved in various aspects of construction for numerous years, and has been professionally helping clients with projects both large and small. He enjoys working alongside customers to create spaces that best display his clients passions and visions – “BUILT WELL. DONE TOGETHER.”

He loves building things with character and story. Mauro is father of two little ones Bear, his son and Bobbi, his daughter. He has been married to the love of his life, Chelsea for over 10 years. When he is not on a job site you can find him cooking with his family, working out, or spending time on the beach.

Fortis was founded on the idea that he can connect with customers as a real individual who wants to truly help them achieve their construction goals, while also providing a finished product that meets and exceeds their expectations.

Mauro DeBenedetto

The Founder of Fortis Builds Inc.

Why work with FORTIS?

We take our company mission statement to heart. Its is the precipice of why this company was started and the driving factor that keeps us going. We desire to do something alongside the heart and desire of our customers, to help turn their ideas into a reality, and we strive to do that with excellence.


Every project is treated as if it were our own. We want the best for you and your project.


We know you’re not a contractor. We provide solutions and ideas to help.


It’s important that we leave your home clean, safe, and protect your belongings.


The best projects happen when we collaborate on ideas. Built well. Done together.


How do we get started?

Give us a call or email us, and we will get you started with a free quote.

Phone number: (559) 974-6403


Does it cost anything to get started?

Contact us so we can learn about your project. Generally we give clients a 1-hour consultation for free, however, there are some circumstances where we will charge a small fee if you have an extensive construction project to cover, or if your project requires design.

What areas do you service?

We work all throughout the Central Coast, and can help with any projects you have, whether you’re in San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay, or further. 

Is there a chance of project delays?

Unfortunately there is always that possibility, and I let my clients know to be prepared for the unforeseen hiccups along the way. While I try to minimize delays, there is always potential that something may arise: unexpected findings behind a wall, back-ordered materials, or numerous other possibilities. I do my absolute best to ensure that we navigate through these issues as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. When I share this with customers I ask them trust me and assure them that I will go to bat on their behalf every time, to make sure it is as smooth a process as possible, with the best possible outcome.

Do we take on smaller projects?

Yes we do. We work on a wide range of projects. We can assure you that we will provide quality work, as Mauro treats every aspect of the job as if it was his own home. Details matter, and providing you with a quality end result is what we do best, with any job large or small.

Do we take on new-build projects?

While we would love to someday build from the ground up, at this time all new builds are limited to additions and new construction of existing structures.