Historical Background

DUROS DEVELOPMENT CORP. is a member of the DUROS GROUP OF COMPANIES, belonging to the holding company known as SAN-VIC HOLDINGS COMPANY, INC., a family-owned corporation with main office in Yati, Liloan, Cebu.

Chairman Rafaelito Alducente Barino who hailed from Cebu City married to Fe Mantuhac whose ancestry are from San Vicente, Liloan, Cebu. From humble beginnings, the couple led the Mantuhac siblings and some relatives to start San-Vic Traders, Inc. in 1987. San-Vic Traders started from selling peanuts, farm products and later on, trading goods including paint products. One of its clients was San Miguel Corp. in Mandaue City that required a construction business license for the painting of buildings and machineries. Thus, the construction firm, DUROS DEVELOPMENT CORP. was established on September 25, 1990.
The word “DUROS” is taken from the latin word “dura” which means durable and strong.

DUROS DEVELOPMENT CORP. started as a painting contractor and later engaged in road construction in 1995. The first road construction project was a P60.0M subcontracted project from a Korean company, Dongsung Construction Company for the asphalting of Cebu North Road from Consolacion to Danao City in Cebu. Through a bank loan, the company was able to import an old Asphalt Plant and other asphalt paving equipment from Korea which sustained the company’s business over the years. As the company grew, brand new plant and equipment were acquired.

DUROS gained the lead in the road construction industry in Cebu because of its quality and service and holds a “AAA” contractor’s license. In 2010, the company became an ISO-certified for all categories in Quality, Environment, Health and Safety, thus, capable of undertaking international contracts. In 2011, DUROS ventured into high rise building and horizontal developments that led to its entry into real estate business under DUROS LAND PROPERTIES, INC.

For sustainability and growth, DUROS fully embarked its professionalization program in 2013 from a purely family-led business. Professional executives were hired and business processes were strengthened using technology and modern techniques in the construction industry.

Indeed, the company’s core values anchored mainly on faith in God, sustained the success of the business that earned several national awards from prestigious institutions for its entrepreneurial spirit coupled with responsible corporate and social dimensions.