Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation, one of the country’s biggest and leading construction firms, began to take root in 1995. For a company that started by supplying steel materials to a construction project in Malolos, Bulacan, it eventually grew to become a pillar in the Philippine construction industry.
The company’s growth can be credited to the perseverance of its lady president and CEO Alice Eduardo. It’s not common for women to be involved in the Philippine construction industry, much more be a leading figure. Her commitment and entrepreneurial savvy, plus top-notch equipment and employees, enabled the company to earn the trust of its domestic and foreign clients.
From its humble beginnings, the company proved steady in its growth and made significant contributions in the industry.
Specializing in general construction, building of power plants, ports, harbors and offshore sites, airports, railways and other horizontal construction figures like bridges and buildings, Sta. Elena proved its excellence in construction by spending millions of man hours without any Lost Time Incident (LTI).
This enabled the company to bag some of the most prestigious 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 world-class entertainment complexes in the country 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 led 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, it 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 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 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,” said Eduardo.
Eduardo, the winner of the MVP Bossing Awards 2014 for her outstanding entrepreneurship capabilities, said that no structure is too grand or task too difficult.
“If you are willing to work hard, you can achieve anything,” she concluded.