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About Sheba Development

Dedication to excellence, hard work with a personal touch, and unsurpassed integrity are the Principles on which Sheba Development, LLC was founded on 20 years ago. Sheba Development, LLC is committed to listening to your wishes while making your unique visions come to life.

Sheba’s Consultants

Zak Y. Mougharbel – Ph.D.
Director of Group

Zak is a Director of the Group holding companies. Prior to the Group’s formation, Zak has owned and operated New Horizon Investments/ Development, an engineering and design consulting business since 1984, before merging with Sheba Development, LLC. He brings over 40 years of experience in Engineering Development, Marketing, and over 20 years in International Investment Analysis. Zak manages the Group’s U.S. operations.His Undergraduate work was completed at the University of Oklahoma, His Graduate work was completed Kennedy Western University.  His Undergraduate work was completed at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Zak has over 35 years of experience and is highly skilled and successful in designing, engineering, implementing, and analyzing major development projects. He employs excellent management and leadership skills that inspires cooperation.

Richard A. Proaps
Attorney at Law
In Loving Memory, August 1950-February 2017

Sheba Development, LLC is a division of Sheba Investment Trust. Richard A. Proaps is the trustee of Sheba Investment Trust. Mr. Proaps received a B.A.. Degree from the University of San Francisco in 1972. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Lincolin University Law School in 1977 and was admitted to practice law in the State of California that same year. Mr. Proaps’ Law practice has emphasized contract and Real Estate Law. Mr. Proaps has extensive transaction and litigation experience in business, contract and Real Estate Law. Among his Clientele are developers, condominium associations, Contractors, and Financial Institutions. In addition to his duties as Trustee, Mr. Proaps has maintained his law practice and is developing a greater client base among Real Estate developers.

Mr. Proaps has been the Trustee of Sheba Investment Trust since its inception. He has drafted contracts, easements, covenants, conditions and restrictions, and obtained approval of all use permits and parcel maps for the projects in which Sheba Investment Trust has participated. Mr. Proaps has negotiated easements with neighboring properties that have enhanced the value and lowered the development costs of our projects.

Natalie Gubarik
Assistant Operations Manager
/ Testimonials

What Our Customers Have to Say

Sheba Development LLC was not only my Designer and builder but was guiding us right from the time of purchasing the land and everything else that was involved after that.  Very professional, patient approach. We had to go back and forth with eighteen design changes during the planning process. Being an excellent designer, Zak was so involved and accommodating to all of our personal requirements in the final design.  The whole experience with the ShebaDevelopment team has been rather flawless. It is in fact an honor for me to have them as my guide throughout the process and even now. I will not have any hesitation in recommending this company for any custom-designed and made luxury homes. I and my whole family are extremely proud to be their clients.

— Chelshire Estates Client

I would like to share some of my personal experiences with you about Sheba Development Construction. I met Zak Mougharbel more than a decade ago, when I was starting to build my own house. At the time Zak offered to build it for me, I had everything in place and was confident I could complete this project by myself.  Therefore I politely declined his offer. However, we kept in contact.  Since this was my second time attempting a private residential design and construction project, I wasn’t quite as experienced as I wished. Zak came to my rescue a number of times during this project. He was always available to problem-solve issues that arose and served as a de facto consultant during this process. I have since come to consider him a dear friend, and cherish his generosity and loyalty.

A few years later I decided to build another home for my family. This time I asked Zak to oversee the project without any doubt or reservation.
Zak was in constant consultation with both my wife and I, translating our (sometimes conflicting) vision and providing a visual blueprint that satisfied us both. He did so by never being short on details, and by delivering on agreed-upon cost considerations and completion dates.  If we changed our minds mid-course about something, Zak was always available to go over the options and break down the practicality of various alternatives and what impact they would have on the CHANGE ORDER.  Zak knows his business. A world traveler, he provides unique, one-of-a-kind custom design suggestions, and works with you every step of the way.  He will provide a dream home within your budget and time frame.

I couldn’t be happier with my experience. I gained two beautiful homes and a lifelong friendship.

— Hamid Hosseini

This company was highly recommended by a friend and the work they did totally exceeded our expectations .  Our Spa came out absolutely gorgeous , all the work was done on time.  Not only the company provided great help with the architectural design but also financed the project- what a great combination!

— Sheba Lakes Estates Client

Zak and his staff at Sheba Development live up to their company’s motto, “Let us turn your dreams into reality.” I’ve heard many horror stories with designing and constructing your own home. However with Sheba, I found my experience to actually be quite enjoyable, seamless, and professional. The quality of work, dedication to customer service, and continued follow-up went above my expectations. I’m happy to have chosen Sheba as my designer and builder. I will definitely hire them again for my next project.

— Author April J. Ford

We are proud to say that we have lived in two homes that were designed and built by Sheba Construction (Dr. Zak Mougharbel). What specifically made Sheba Construction the perfect builder for us was Zak’s incredible attention to detail, both in the design and construction phase. He constantly came up with alternative ideas that made our home perfect. Zak has an incredible eye for detail and his personal touches made all the difference in our home. When we began the process of building our second home we didn’t hesitate to contact Zak because of the positive building experience that we had during the construction of our first home.

— Cathy & Jerry Sayre