It was in 1995 that Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation, one of the country’s biggest and leading construction firms, began to take root. For a company that started by supplying steel materials to a construction project in Malolos, Bulacan, the company eventually grew to become a formidable pillar in the Philippine construction industry.
The company’s growth can also be credited to the perseverance, passion and persistence of its lady president and chief executive officer, who triumphed despite the heavy odds. It’s not common for women to be involved in the Philippine construction industry, much more be a leading figure in it. Her unwavering commitment and entrepreneurial savvy, plus top-notch equipment and passionate employees, enabled the company to earn the trust and faith of its domestic and foreign clients.
This enabled Sta. Elena to bag some of the most prestigious and big-ticket construction projects in a variety of industries. Starting with the Bacnotan power plant in Batangas, this was followed by other major power plant construction such as those for multinational firm Siemens, Inc. These include 1,000MW Sta. Rita combined cycle power plant, plus the San Lorenzo 500MW, the San Gabriel 450MW and the Sta. Maria 450MW combined cycle power plants located in Sta. Rita, Batangas.
The company also helped build the biggest and world-class entertainment complexes in the country through its excellent track record, namely Solaire Resorts and Casino, City of Dreams Manila, Resorts World Bayshore, Okada Manila and other upcoming projects like the Manila Bay Resort. For Commercial/Residential projects for Aseana City and SM Prime, Sta. Elena cornered SM Bay Arena and Carpark, SM Seaside City Mall, the E-Com Centers, plus condominium projects of SM such as the Sea, Shell, Shore and Grace Residences.
In terms of infrastructure, Sta. Elena lead in the construction of the Total Petroleum Loading Jetty in Mariveles, Bataan, the Pantal Bridge in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, plus road expansion and other related works under the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
To be able to complete these projects, Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation invested heavily in high-value equipment and facilities, which made it a preferred name when it comes to high-profile construction. The company now has its own Eurotec Batching Plant, the brand new Sunward Push Piles, Crawler Cranes, Bored Pile Rig, various heavy equipment, barges, tugboats, and a heavy fleet of dump trucks.
“Ever since we started, our vision was always to showcase our company’s integrity and excellence, which explains our mantra ‘Integrity beyond structures.’ We started small and aspired to become big, and we’ve proven that through our track record in the business. We will definitely continue to help improve the lives of many Filipinos in the coming years through our works and hopefully make the Philippines a leading name in the global construction industry,” declares Alice Eduardo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation.
For Ms. Alice Eduardo, the winner of the prestigious MVP Bossing Awards 2014 for her outstanding entrepreneurship capabilities, and Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation, no structure is too grand or task too difficult. “If you are willing to work hard, you can achieve anything,” she said.
Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation is located at the 5th floor, Patriarch Building, 2224 Pasong Tamo Street, Makati City. You can also visit their yard located at the Sta. Elena Construction Yard, 2Lt. Macapagal Boulevard, Asia World, Parañaque City. Log on to www.santaelenaconstruction.com for more details.