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Building solutions provider bags major awards

/ 05:38 AM August 19, 2017

(From left) PRA vice chair Jorge Mendiola, president of SM Retail; PRA vice chair Mars Chua, president of Sportshouse International Leisure; PRA vice chair Ma. Alegria Limjoco, president of Central Book; PRA chair Lorenzo Formoso; Sen. Richard Gordon; Wilcon founder and chairman emeritus William Belo; Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez; PRA VP Rosemarie Ong; PRA president Paul Santos; and PRA VP Chan Kok Bin.

Expanding and providing home building solutions to Filipino homebuilders, Wilcon Depot has risen to become the country’s premiere home improvement and construction supplies retailer for four decades.

Last week, Wilcon Depot participated at the 24th National Retail Conference and Expo (NRCE) and Stores Asia Expo 2017.

Held annually, the NRCE, organized by the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), is the biggest and most important retail industry event in the Philippines, gathering over 800 retailers owners, top-level retail executives, and industry suppliers. Gracing the event were retailer experts and VIP guests like Sen. Sonny Angara, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, and Trade Undersecretary Teodoro Pascua, to name a few.


Wilcon Depot has consistently showed its support and participated in the Stores Asia Expo 2017. Wilcon’s booth was decorated with the extensive product line of Wilcon’s house brand in furniture and home interior, Heim.

Furthermore, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte delivered her message and joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“Let us be responsible partners in achieving progress and development for the Philippines,” Duterte said in her message. Mayor Duterte also visited Wilcon’s booth together with Wilcon’s SEVP-chief operating officer Rosemarie B. Ong and PRA officials.

Through the years, Wilcon Depot has valued collaborations with fellow retailers to continuously upgrade with the latest innovations and keep up with the ever changing landscape of the market.

Like in life, the construction business may have multiple challenges. Although the company is aware that there could be setbacks while trying to attain its dreams, what’s important is to keep the perseverance in making the vision into reality.

William T. Belo, a man who started small but now, made it big in home improvement and construction supply industry, never stopped growing his business. He is the man behind the success and rapid growth of Wilcon Depot.

Wilcon Depot has recently been winning awards. Wilcon founder and chairman emeritus William Belo received the most prestigious award as the “Patriarch of Home Building Retail” for the 12th President’s Award given by Philippine Retailers Association (PRA)and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) during the 20th Outstanding Filipino Retailers and Shopping Centers of the Year (OFR-SCY) Awards.

The Outstanding Filipino Retailers and Shopping Centers of the Year Awards seeks to honor the cream of the crop of Philippine retailing—retailers and shopping centers that epitomize the model of success and good ethical practices, and is considered as the “Oscars of the Philippine Retail Industry.”


William Belo leads the company with fortitude, good leadership, and strong reputation. He started his business with a 60-square meter store that has expanded into 38 big box outlet stores nationwide with combined retail space of over 230,000 sqm.

Aside from his recognition, the Wilcon Depot family also received an award as “Outstanding Specialty Retailer-Mega Category” during the awards night. Wilcon Depot won the title after showing excellence in selling and carrying closely related categories.

More than receiving such recognition, Wilcon strives to focus on helping the Filipinos reach their own dreams.

While staying true to its mission in continuously delivering and providing trusted brands to Filipino homeowners and builders, they make sure that the company unceasingly help its consumers in making better choices for their home by offering wide array of products to choose from.

Having attained their status in the industry, marked by the occurrence of continuously adding quality products in their list and giving best customer service signifies a parallel result on how Wilcon Depot keeps on being acknowledged as one of the leading retailer in the country.

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