SOURCE: African Business Review

African Business Review

March 17, 2011 19:57 ET

Henderson, Managing Director of Robenco Construction, Building With Integrity in African Business Review

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - The building industry in South Africa faces a difficult year but the sound relationships Robenco Construction has built with key clients will sustain it until investment starts to flow again.

Rob Henderson, Managing Director, rejoices every time he reflects that he will never again have to deal with the inflexible procedures of a large corporate construction group in which employees are no more than a cipher.

He built his career in such companies, both in Mauritius and South Africa, but in 1998 when the firm that employed him arbitrarily closed the whole company, laying off hundreds, he took the opportunity to pick up a project it had abandoned and complete it himself, utilising the experience of the previous organisation's workforce.

This was McMillan Group's 80-bedroom Landmark Lodge hotel on the new N1 toll road near Polokwane. He saved the client 10 percent on the price and completed the hotel in just a 22 week construction period.

Over the intervening 13 years he has built Robenco into a substantial mid-size construction company based on engendering a high degree of pride and satisfaction in every employee, and trust in every client. "Our motto is 'Building with Integrity,' and that means high quality, on time, within budget.

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