This year’s awardee in the Mega Entrepre neur category of the 5th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneur Awards is ESR Construction and Development Corporation of Pagadian City.
ESR is the biggest and the most promising construction firm in Paga dian City, and Zamboanga del Sur. Named after its President, Edmario Sandalo Revelo, a Civil Engineer married to Marlyn Nadala, a petite lady from Bohol who is armed with wit and best business acumen.
This trusted firm started from scratch. MAR CONCRETE PRODUCTS which dealt with sand, gravel and hollow blocks and Reinforce Concrete Pipes Culvert, was their first venture until they were able to raise a meager amount as their starting capital for their construction business.A toilet started it all.... a Five Thousand Peso (P5,000.00) project worked its wonders to what is now known as the most successful construction firm in our province
This couple came from humble beginnings, therefore their business also started from the smallest category - the "trade" category. It was in March of 1988 that they got hold of their contractor's license from the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board and since then, there's no holding back for this "Power Duo." The Engineer takes care of the planning, execution, operation and logistics of the construction business while the petite wife who is skillful with the calculator is the one who looks for projects, budgets, pays, controls the bills, expenses and finances of the corporation. Their tandem coupled with right timing paved the way to how grand they had become today. But not everything had just fallen into their laps nor it was served in a golden platter. They also had their share of troubles and fears, shed a bucket-full of tears, tied to strings of anxiety and periods of hopelessness became bothersome. But a strong and powerful entity held them together and pushed their way up despite the steep and winding roads they treaded upon. On bended knees they looked upon God for wisdom and guidance. Prayer was their most powerful tool. And God answered their pleas favorably.
But these favors never remained unheeded, for as long as there are people who needed them, they too in return willingly gave and will be lending their hands.
They dreamed and worked hard and achieved everything they wished for. Indeed, when it rains, it pours. They are not only successful with their businesses but God blessed them with six (6) wonderful jewels of whom three (3) are already successful in their chosen field. A Medical Doctor, a Computer Engineer and a Civil Engineer while the other three (3) are still working on their future in different prestigious universities.
They say money changes a person's principles and outlooks in life, but not for this Power Duo and their family. Money MAGNIFIED the kind of person they are. Generosity had become their way of life. They are kind hearted to anyone who needed their help. While they kept their feet on the ground, they never dared to forget where they came from. They blend well with the rich and famous and mingle without reservations with the average and less fortunate members of the society.
If dreams were their driving force, then they too answer other people's dreams by offering low-cost housing in their Marvilla Subdivision, gives warmth and comfort to travellers who visit Pagadian City as they check-in themselves at Mardale Hotel and Convention Center. Mardale Pension also tends their customers in Cagayan de Oro City and as they turn themselves into health buffs and takes into consideration the health of the society, they created Coco Prime Activated Carbon Corporation which exports their products to as far as China whose main ingredient is used as Water Purifier.
Guided by their principle of quality over profit, their business expansions are limitless. Is there a forever for this institution? Definitely YES, because the next generation is already learning the ropes of the business and with mentors like this Power Duo, challenges would be met head on. From a battered truck, to 500 units of construction equipments, from category "trade" to category "AAA," from a 4 digit mark, to a 10 digit mark projects who feeds 1,921 households. ESR Construction and Development Corporation will remain at your service for many years to come.
If other successful businesses call this luck, ESR Construction and Development Corporation consider this, BLESSINGS.
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