HPCC beats the 90-day challenge

GGN-Project2-TurnedOver2018Kudos Homechoice Planners and Construction Corporation!

The project which the company has started constructing last January 8 was successfully completed and turned over on March 13; beating the 90 days contract requested by the client. Thanks to the Plaswall Building System; a building technology that the company has been using for 6 years now. This type of system has made HPCC’s projects easy to finish and deliver; and clients are assured of its great quality finish.

Congratulations to the family for finally moving in their house at Golden Glow North 1 subdivision last March 17. They also held their house blessing that same day. And in behalf of company, thank you for trusting HPCC to be the builder of your dream house.

Homechoice Planners and Construction Corporation is always grateful to be at their client’s service. And they are indeed committed to serve their clients.

HPCC invades Kampo Juan

28337857_1556479777740368_1182076867770352495_oIt has been a year or two since HPCC last conducted a team building activity among the staffs. There were outside company activities last year but it was mostly together with the construction workers. This year, as a head start for the year 2018, HPCC goes to Kampo Juan, Dicklum, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon to conduct an Admin Enhancement activity.

The Admin Enhancement was an overnight activity packed with challenging and fun activities. February 23, 2018, counted as our day 1, we were encouraged by the word of God preached by Pastor Elpie Taboclaon and Pastora Arnanie Taboclaon from the CDO First Assembly of God church. After the fellowship and dinner, we proceeded to our next activity which was the dream board presentation. Then the final activity of the night was the spider web challenge; because it was a challenging task, it was one of the highlights of the overnight admin 28336784_1556482377740108_5245987120358930391_o enhancement. We have capped off the night accomplishing the spider web challenge within four hours. Congratulations team for the job well done!

On the next day, the activities were more interactive; we had the chance to get to know more about each members of the team. Before departing from Kampo Juan, we were given the opportunity to tour around the place and experience the antique and ancient feels inside Kampo Juan’s heritage house. And just a brief history of the heritage house, it was originally from Pangasinan and then brought to Bukidnon piece by piece and assembled back to its original structure and look. Isn’t it amazing?

28336527_1556485044406508_5341435405697671681_oIndeed, the activity has enhanced the admin in different aspects. It has taught the staffs the essence of teamwork, which is trust. And that in teamwork, for it to work effectively, just remember the 5 Cs – Consecrate, Concentrate, Communicate, Cultivate and Celebrate.

Over all, the admin enhancement experience is a great activity to start the year and Kampo Juan is a perfect place to retreat, reflect and recharge. Until then!

Project Watch: RPM Building Construction

The four-storey commercial building – RPM building is finally taking its move in going up. The building started its construction way back 2013 and was able to finish its second floor in 2014.

For quite a while, HPCC stopped its operation in constructing RPM building due to unforeseen circumstances. And now, after a three year hiatus, RPM building is in full swing construction for its third and fourth floors; plus, a roof deck!

RPM building will be opening more spaces for offices, business hub and probably pads for rent. Another thing that we look forward to is the roof deck area that will be used for the company’s bible study and future events/activities.

This project is set to be completed this year. Exciting! More updates on facebook page, check out Cagayan de Oro Construction.

HPCC Project Updates

Homechoice Planners and Construction Corporation may have a hiatus in project blog updates but not on its full swing construction of projects.

Last year, HPCC have satisfactorily completed and turned over two projects, both located in downtown CDO. And as always, it’s a privilege to be able to serve clients and deliver to them our finished products.

This year, the company has four ongoing projects all located in uptown CDO; two bungalow residential building, one two-storey residential building and one four-storey commercial building. All of these projects are set to finish and turnover to its owners within this year.

Who’s excited to see the finished product? Well, I sure am one of those excited. For visual updates of these projects, you can always check the company’s facebook page – Cagayan de Oro Construction. There’s a weekly update of the ongoing projects. Keep you posted!


tuscania-groundbreaking-2017Homechoice Planners & Const. Corp., has break the ground for its upcoming projects for 2017. And not just one, but two, for just this month of April!!! Last April 25, 2017 the company representatives together with its client, and with the CDO First Assembly Church staff had its groundbreaking ceremony at Tuscania Subdivision. And on April 29, 2017 another groundbreaking was held at Puntod Cagayan de Oro.

Indeed, this will be the start of a year of abundant blessing, a year of continual improvement and a year of total commitment as the company aims to achieve its full potential within its vision, mission and core values.

By: Geramie S. Morales

Surrounded with God’s Favor

Christmas-Party-Homechoice-2016Psalm 5:12 for surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

To favor means to give special regard to; to treat with goodwill; to show exceptional kindness to someone. Sometimes, it means to show extra kindness in comparison to the treatment of others; that is, preferential treatment.

The year 2016 has brought so much favor for Homechoice Planners & Construction Corporation. Doors of opportunities have opened as the company expands its point of view in the business. With the construction of 2 school buildings, and other construction prospects, Homechoice has opened doors of employment to local residents of Cagayan de Oro and the neighboring municipalities. Homechoice-Christmas-Party-2016Not only that, the company has extended its services through other forms of corporate ventures without compromising its vision and mission, but instead enhancing and supporting its quality objectives and core values.

Though there were challenges along the way, the company has stood up within its ground, with God as the ultimate solid rock where the company stands. Indeed, the Lord has surrounded the company with favor among men, in all its dealings inside and out the organization.

In gratitude for the year of abundant favor, grace and mercy, Homechoice had a thanksgiving and Christmas party held last December 22, 2016 at N hotel Cagayan de Oro City. Together with all the employees, from the top management down to its laborers, affiliate companies, suppliers, service providers and clients. Homechoice-Thanksgiving-Party-2016 A day before that, the employee’s wives and children were treated to a children’s party with lots and lots of give a ways, games and fun activities, where they also had a glimpse of bible stories, and Christian songs.

Looking back, 2016 has been a great year, with lessons to learn, and so many things to be thankful for. This year 2017, Homechoice Planners & Construction Corporation continues to aim high with its vision of becoming the leading company in providing customer satisfaction. Declaring that 2017 is the year of the Lord’s favor. We are favored and we are blessed, and continue to be a blessing to others.

By: Geramie S. Morales

Update: Carmen Project 2

13912778_1037240729664278_1973270352508783219_nHomechoice Planners and Construction Corporation has started working on its newest project at barangay Carmen. Last August 6, its groundbreaking and lot dedication was conducted at the said site; it was ministered by the company’s church partner – First Assembly of God church led by Pastor Elpie Taboclaon. After the groundbreaking service, it was followed by a kick off meeting in HPCC’s office wherein the construction flow and process were presented to the client.

Day 1 of this certain project started last August 8. They have cleared out the site from some of the demolition’s debris and rubbish. And as of yesterday’s progress, on-going layout and excavation works are being done. Every development of this project is a thing to look forward to by the family concerned for it’s a step closer to seeing their dream house in its tangible form. And with the company’s use of Plaswall Technology, construction of the house will only take six months or less unlike the traditional way that sometimes it takes almost a year to finish. With Plaswall technology, turnover will definitely be fast and with durable and high quality finish.

Thanks to the owner of this project for trusting HPCC to build their dream house. Also, congratulations for the step they have made in realizing their dream; and HPCC is grateful to be of service in this realization. As for the project’s progress, we’ll keep you posted!

HPCC’s 6th Project at Hillsborough Pointe

hpcc-hillsborough-project-2016A year or so has passed since Homechoice Planners’ last project at Hillsborough Pointe and now the company has a comeback project in the said subdivision. Thanks to the family who has chosen HPCC to be the builder of their future home.

Last 28th of July was the scheduled groundbreaking and lot dedication service of HPCC’s project 6 at Hillsborough Pointe. The service was ministered by HPCC’s church partner – First Assembly of God church that was headed by Pastor Elpie Taboclaon. This project is a two storey residential that has a total floor area of 165 square meters; and consists of living room, dining area, kitchen area, and maid’s room, guest room with bathroom, music room, two bedrooms, master’s bedroom with walk in closet and bathroom, and two common bathrooms.

Soon enough, HPCC will start its full swing construction of this certain project. And after six or seven months of construction, from its perspective, this house will be in its tangible form. Congratulations to the family for this breakthrough. And in behalf of HPCC, thank you to the family for trusting the company in building their dream house. Updates soon!

R3 Marketing conducts its 1st Aggregation Event

R3-Marketing-and-BuildersIt has been three months already since R3 Marketing and Builders Supply has opened its business here in Cagayan de Oro City. And in the months that it has started its operation on marketing and selling retail hardware supplies, R3 Marketing has already expanded its business outside Cagayan de Oro City; catering to cities and municipalities such as Tagoloan, Villanueva, El Salvador and Laguindingan.

As part of R3 Marketing’s further expansion, they have reached out to the contractors, builders, local developers, engineers and architects of this city by conducting their very first Aggregation Event last 23rd of July at Mallberry Suites; an event exclusively for the aforementioned individuals. Its theme focuses on the “MODERNIZATION & INNOVATION ON CONSTRUCTION APPROACH”. This event is a collaboration with R3 Marketing’s sister company – HomeChoice Planners and Construction Corporation. Presented by Holcim Philippines, the leading cement manufacturer in the country; also supported by the leading brands in construction industry such as James Hardie Philippines makers of HardieFlex fiber cement boards, Neltex, Magna Prime, Firefly Electric & Lightning Company (FELCO), marketing and sale of various lighting and electrical products in the country, and Asian Coatings manufacturer of Rain or Shine and Welcoat; where in the event, they have highlighted their products, features and benefits to the targeted delegates.

R3 Marketing maybe a newbie in the industry but their baby steps have taken them to being the progressive company they are right now. R3-Marketing The company shows commitment to their clients by rendering excellent customer service, providing quality products, and timely delivery with their efficient and competent teams. And to better serve their clients, R3 Marketing supports its staffs through continuous trainings and customer service enhancement.

To R3 Marketing and Builders Supply, kudos! Last Saturday’s event was indeed a successful one. And we’re definitely looking forward to your company’s future events. Until then!

The difference: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015

image002ISO is an independent membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. ISO 9001 is managed by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland. It is known and commonly used standard for quality management system.

A new version of ISO 9001 appears about every seven years. The first standard was issued in 1987 and at that time you had to describe in detail what your business did. In the 1994 version, it was all about “say what you do and do what you say”. The 2000 version was focused on processes in order to continually improve and thereby increase customer satisfaction. There was nothing added in 2008 but it was more precise about the interpretation of the standard. And then on the 23rd of September 2015, ISO 9001:2015 was published.

With the new edition of ISO 9001, the question is what are its differences from the predecessor? For one, ISO 9001:2015 has ten clauses instead of eight. The first three clauses in ISO 9001:2015 are largely the same as those in ISO 9001:2008, but there are considerable differences from the fourth clause onwards. The last seven clauses are now arranged according to the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. Clauses 4, 5, 6 and 7 of ISO 9001:2015 come under Plan, clause 8 comes under Do, clause 9 comes under check and clause 10 is covered by Act. With this new procedure, the new ISO 9001 edition strives to give additional momentum to the continuous and systematic improvement of processes within organizations.

ISO 9001:2015 has a high level structure as all standardized management systems. It puts more focus on input and output; measuring and properly assessing the input and output of processes. Risk based thinking is at the core of ISO 9001:2015; encouraging organization to use risk analysis for better management of business processes. Context of the organization is also important for ISO 9001:2015. It now requires an organization to construct its quality management system from the specific context within which it is active. There is extended engagement of interested parties such as the suppliers, personnel, shareholders, legislative bodies, society etc. unlike in the ISO 9001:2008 which was only focused with the customers. Also, there is more emphasis on leadership and management commitment; requiring greater involvement by top managers and business leaders in controlling the quality management system. In ISO 9001:2015, obligatory documented procedures or quality manual is no longer required. It is now referred to as “documented information”; there is no longer any mention of “records” neither, but of “retaining documented information”. There’s also a change of terminologies used in ISO 9001:2015.

Knowing the differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015, the question now is, how can companies transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015? There are recommended steps to follow in complying with ISO 9001:2015. Assuming a company is already ISO 9001 certified; first, the organization needs to perform baseline measurement; make a complete overview of the quality management status. Secondly, draw up a plan based on the baseline measurement. Then implement changes in accordance with the plan of approach. Fourth step will be the auditing and process analysis. It is to measure whether the changes have had the desired effect. Then have your organization certified according to ISO 9001:2015. Lastly, communicate with interested parties; show your certificate and results with pride. Let them see how well your company or organization manages its processes and continuously improves them.