As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary this year, we recall our humble beginnings. Stonerich was created from a dream that had its roots many years back. It was born of a vision to establish a company that would make a difference in people’s lives. The fledgling attempts to survive the pangs of birth were challenging and memorable. But somehow the company grew from a core group of 4 to over a hundred, and the capital increased from half a million pesos to over a hundred and twenty million. From simple renovations, we migrated to building large malls and condominium buildings. The journey has not been easy but the rewards have been fulfilling.
The future, while uncertain, is also filled with possibilities. We continue to expand our network so that new projects come our way. Geographically, our operations have advanced —from the cities of General Santos, Cotabato City and Zamboanga in Mindanao, to the eastern frontiers of Leyte and Cebu in the Visayas, and to the northern reaches of Laoag in the Ilocos. This nationwide coverage has buttressed our reputation as a capable player in the industry. More recently, we have been setting our sights on the Middle East and are hopeful that the prospects may turn out to be favourable.
As we cap a decade of accomplishment, we must look back on the values that we have painstakingly emphasized through all these years. The values of trust, pride in our work, and dedication to our duties as professionals. Trust is reposed on the deserving so that we must always strive to earn that trust from our customers and stakeholders. It can only be accomplished through an ethic of excellence in our work and persistence in the discharge of our responsibilities.