Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2011: James Ramos

November 25, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: James Ramos, Ramos Design Build

James Ramos

Principal, Ramos Design Build Corporation


What he’s wearing: Sport coat by Cornelliani; shirt by Valentino; pants by Zanella; belt by Ferragamo; shoes by Ferragamo.


What’s the best bottle of wine you’ve ever corked: A special estate bottle I purchased at the Rubicon Estate in Napa Valley

Your go-to wine of choice: Usually Napa cabernet or French borduex

I like to eat _manchego_ cheese with _any type of pepper and red wine__ the most:

Top 3 songs on your iPod: “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, “Hey Soul Sister” by Train and “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter

Bay area’s best-kept secret: Davis Islands

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: Expensive sunglasses. The last pair I bought was a gold-framed set made by Morgenthal Frederics

Always in my fridge: Aquafina

Guilty pleasure: Fine dining

New Year’s resolution: Simplify

Most unusual item in your home: a life size Yoda in our theater room

My hero: Father

Greatest extravagance: Boating

Pet peeve: Excuses

I’d travel 5,000 miles to see: Water

Ideal Saturday night: Dinner with my wife at the bar at Bern’s Steakhouse

Favorite clothing designer: Zanella

What inspires me: My kids

Dream Vacation: A private house in the south of France with my family for a month

Finish this sentence: I love Tampa Bay because: It’s the best place to raise a family

Last meal on Earth: Chateaubriand from Bern’s Steakhouse, a baked potato from Capital Grille and a glass of brunello

If I had a super power: (what would it be?) To pause time

Ultimate vacation: Boating on a private yacht for the summer