We are now building in Mahogany Run.
We hired Chris Tavernier to process the permits and he did a competent job. I cannot speak about him in another capacity since our engagement was so limited in scope.
For an architect we hired Mike Stauffer. He is licensed both in the Virgin Islands and Florida so he understands both worlds very well. His fees are reasonable compared to other architects in STT (we interviewed all who were members of the American Institute of Architects in the USVI) and we like that there is no overhead... big office, secretaries, etc. He has done an outstanding job for us. You will see once I post pictures of the final job (for the moment we are at the cistern level). We love architecture and design and are quite knowledgeable and detail oriented so our expectations are very high and he met them.
For contractors we retained Bill Tynan and Mike Roesner. So far, so good---but we are at the beginning of construction. I think they will come out shining.
I do not advise that you do a design/build. Hire the best architect and then search for the best contractors and best price... competition works on your favor. We retained our architect, Mike Stauffer, to interact with the contractors for their design questions as well as doing monthly visits to the site.
If you have questions or want to talk on the phone, do not hesitate to pm me.
All the best for your project!