World Home Depot continues to 'build beyond tomorrow'.
July 28, 2019 | 20 mins read
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine construction industry continues to make waves, with big property developers at the forefront. In the backstage, silent but potent structural and architectural companies such as World Home Depot make sure that the dominant names only offer the best homes or commercial infrastructure to their customers.
Celebrating its 30th year of distributing a wide range of finishing construction materials, WHD gathered new and old industry partners in a recent gala dinner event at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City.
In her welcome remarks, WHD Finance Manager Zarla Po expressed the company’s gratitude to all its clients through the years.
She shared, “Since 1989, World Home Depot has strived to be the No. 1 provider of high-quality finishing construction materials. We have dedicated ourselves to our clients and partners to provide innovative materials and excellent service and solutions... We are proud of our achievements these past three decades, becoming nationwide, with branches in Marikina, Davao, and Cebu, making our first billion in sales, and being known in the Philippine construction industry.”
Originally named Home Depot Merchandising, WHD was established in 1989 to fill in the “quality gap” by importing directly from global manufacturers of quality construction materials. In 2007, WHD started its own line of phenolic boards, namely Rhinoply and Oxforme, and is the sole distributor of these brands. The following year, it partnered with Philips Professional Lighting System. WHD then started providing design and technical assistance using professional photometric analysis.
Now among the leading importers and distributors of high-quality flooring, lighting, ceiling and walling assemblies, the company continues to develop and introduce new products. Among its clients are big names in the real estate industry, namely, Ayala Land, SMDC, DMCI, Megaworld and Double Dragon Properties. In a testimonial, Knauf Gypsum Philippines’ Wayne Studdon said he couldn’t wish for a better business partner than World Home Depot.
“We know that the building products industry and the construction industry is such a tough business. So for World Home Depot to be long surviving, growing the business and expanding the business for 30 years is truly amazing. It’s fantastic. I have to say it's been such a pleasure to work with Willard, his family and the whole World Home Depot team,” he said.
WHD marked the milestone anniversary by awarding 30 companies that have greatly contributed to WHD’s success. Making the awards more meaningful and one-of-a-kind was the sculpture designed and created by steampunk artist Mario “Ram” Mallari Jr. The Da Vinci metal sculpture features storeys and structures nestled on a turtle shell, symbolizing WHD’s growth on a gradual but steady pace.
The event was capped with a grand toast led by WHD founder and president Willard Po and his family, followed by entertainment from celebrity singer, Jona.
Po concluded her speech, “We look forward to continue providing quality materials and valuable service to our clients to strengthen our business relationships with our principals and partners and to take care of our dedicated employees so that together we can build a sustainable community for future generations to come. Together, let us all build beyond tomorrow.”
WHDC's Roster of Industry Affiliations Named.
June 02, 2019 | 5 mins read
MANILA, Philippines - World Home Depot Corporation stands among the leading importers and distributors of construction materials in the Philippines with its nationwide reach unveiled its proud affiliations in the industry such as the Organization of Socialized and Economic Housing of the Philippines (OSHDP), Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC), Fair Building Network (FBN), and IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).
WHDC Bagged as BEST BOOTH at The 1st Philconstruct Luzon.
April 03, 2019 | 10 mins read
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Now in its 30th year, Philconstruct, the biggest construction show in the country has launched Philconstruct Luzon, the latest addition to its series.
Held for the very first time at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga, the three-day event ran from March 28-30 2019, and was participated by companies from the building and construction industry.
The executive director of the Philippine Constructors’ Association (PCA), Barry Paulino, said that Clark’s booming infrastructure development is one of the reasons that the first Philconstruct Luzon roadshow was held there. It also makes it easier for the PCA to reach the northern part of Luzon as part of the organization’s network expansion. As the roadshow’s major highlight, the Department of Trade and Industry launched the Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 on the opening day of the event. The roadmap outlines the four pillars of growth for the construction industry and aims to shape its future for the next 10 years in complement with the current administration’s Build Build Build venture.
Paulino called to move as an industry because the country is already lagging behind its neighbors in terms of infrastructure. "We are trying to capitalize on the momentum of the Build Build Build of the government so that we can actively participate towards completing all major infrastructure projects in the country, not necessarily during the term of the president, but (also) beyond the term of the president.
Big names in the building and construction industry such as Boysen, Mitsubishi Electronics, Panasonic, Yanmar, and Icon Equipment are regulars every year, yet World Home Depot Corporation has been chosen to be awarded as "THE BEST BOOTH" for the first Philconstruct Luzon.
WHDC's Participation at Building Homes (Habitat For Humanity)
May 16, 2014 | 5 mins read
Manila, PHILIPPINES - After the wrath of typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines in November 2013 which left a countless number lost lives, families in distraught and devastated homes, WHDC felt that the organization has to do something. Since the company has been celebrating its annual Christmas Party wherein they award employees with the monetary amount and spending for its usual holiday gathering, WHDC has decided then to forgo the celebration and pulled the money into the account to donate and reach out for HABITAT FOR HUMANITY instead. Supporting one of its core volunteering programs dubbed as “ONE BUILDS” paved the way for WHDC to send out sixty volunteers to the Payatas site helping out around 333 families. The monumental engagement outreach volunteering program of WHDC has given huge gratitude not only to HABITAT FOR HUMANITY but also to all the families who are now living in the site away from danger zones and water risks where mostly belongs to informal settlers then and public school teachers.