David M. Consunji was a young concrete inspector when he learned the important elements of construction: proper planning, in-depth and thorough preparation, meticulous implementation, and precise system framework.
Armed with these insights and equipped with his Civil Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines, David M. Consunji built his own contracting company.
D.M. Consunji, Incorporated (DMCI) was founded on December 24, 1954 in a small room in Pandacan, Manila, with the vision of building for a generation of Filipinos.
DMCI began by constructing chicken houses for the Bureau of Animal Industry. From this, DMCI earned a reputation for on-time delivery and quality work. Since then, major projects such as the Tacloban Coca-Cola Plant and the Bacnotan Cement Plant were awarded to the company.
Through continuing research, DMCI became a pioneer in several advanced construction application technology in the Philippines. Taking this into account, DMCI enjoys the patronage of both new and repeat institutional clients whose businesses have benefited from DMCI’s on-or-ahead-of-schedule completion philosophy.
The hundreds of landmark infrastructures constructed by DMCI symbolize the expertise and professionalism of the Filipino engineer. Some of the landmark infrastructures that DMCI built include:
- Mactan Shangri-La Hotel (Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu)
- Makati Shangri-la (Makati City)
- Shangri-la Resorts & Spa Boracay (Malay, Aklan)
- Manila Hotel (Rizal Park, Manila)
- The Westin Philippine Plaza/Sofitel (CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila)
- Cultural Center of the Philippines (Roxas Boulevard, Manila)
- Ayala Tower One (Makati City)
- The New Istana Palace (Sultan’s Palace, Brunei, Darussalam)
- The Asian Hospital (Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa)
- The Manila Doctor’s Hospital (UN Avenue, Manila)
It has successfully completed over 500 projects to date. These landmark infrastructures symbolize the expertise and professionalism of the Filipino engineer.
BREAKING NEW GROUND
In 1999, DMCI spun off its housing division, DMCI Homes, with the aim to build condominiums and house and lots. It began with Lake View Manors(1999), followed by more innovations withHampstead Gardens(2001). Beginning 2003, DMCI Homes became bolder and built East Ortigas Mansions, adding more amenities and facilities for its residents. Villa Alegre Homes and Mayfield Parkfollowed in 2004 with more improvements, which include the installation of elevators at Mayfield Park. As more projects were developed, DMCI Homes as an organization also grew.
In a span of a little over a decade, DMCI Homes has built the most comfortable, resort-type communities for urban dwellers, and continues to do so. Whether they are situated in Quezon City, Taguig City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, or Paranaque City, each of the DMCI Homes developments have been built with resort-type amenities and facilities, which include wide open space all around the housing structures, gardens with Koi ponds, rows of trees, and thick foliage.
DMCI Homes’ rapid growth can be attributed to its thrust to continuously delight its customers. It will continue to create urban and destination housing at price ranges that are within comfortable reach of the average Filipino family.
Vision, Mission and Core Values:
We shall be the best provider of residential communities designed to create quality lifestyle responsive to the changing needs and preferences of the market we serve.
In so doing, we are committed…
to ensure customer satisfaction,
to achieve a sustainable growth on our shareholders’ investment,
to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with our partners in the business,
to care for the environment we work in,
to promote the growth of our people…
while building an organization that espouses Integrity, Excellence and Interdependence.
All our actions are guided by what is ethical, fair, and right. Believing in profit with honor, we are committed to good governance and the highest moral standards.
We reject mediocrity and strive for excellence in even the smallest of details,
With unity in purpose and mutual trust and respect for each other, we work toward shared aspirations and transcend boundaries along functional and organizational lines.
Our goal is to delight and please our customers. Thus, all activities and programs we undertake result in innovative projects and in the enhancement of productivity and quality.
DMCI Homes is spearheaded by precedents backed with vast knowledge and years of experience.
Leading a company known for delivering exceptional-quality developments has been their expertise not only because of their intelligence but also because of their dedication and passion for their work.
Senior Vice President
Business Development and General Services
Senior Vice President
Design & Construction and Turnover
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Finance & Operations
DMCI Homes is strengthened with individuals who live through the values of David M. Consunji. With the influence of their founder, DMCI Homes consistently provides quality homes to Filipino families through the people who are passionately working together towards a unified goal.
The Hero of the Underserved: the DMCI Brand Story
He was a builder. His father was a builder. His kin were architects, contractors, builders, and planners. He was born among a throng of baby boomers in the prosperous 60s, in a noisy city poised for world-class ascendance. He was at home in a world of hardhats and sweat, with the rumble of earthmovers and the clang of steel girders. And he marveled at how this grit and daily labor transformed the city landscape.The Builder and his father took great pride in the towers of chrome and glass that reflected the city’s famous sunset… the multi-storey edifices that housed multinational offices… the monuments to modern-day life that became a second home to the employees.
Business and commerce grew. More people came to work, and the city began to choke on the sheer number of workers that trooped in each day. One of them was Alfonso.
Inspired by AlfonsoWith a wife and a baby on the way, the cost of living in the city became prohibitive for Alfonso. Far beyond the city boundaries, other builders began to develop sprawling neighborhoods of cookie-cutter houses on doily-sized lots. They’re pretty but too cramped (for a growing family) and too far out of the city center.
The middle-class man became a stressed out man-in-the-middle, faced with no choice but to take the long daily commute–or pay big city prices. There was no middle ground. “Pagod ka na papunta sa trabaho, pagod ka pa pag-uwi…”
“Alfonso deserves better,” the Builder remarked. “He deserves a real home, accessible to his work… a cocoon of good living.”
The Builder saw land on the edge of the city–and bought it. SOMEDAY, he knew, this fringe would be part of the metropolis. This, he dedicated to Alfonso, the underserved middle manager–his needs, his family’s needs, his realities, and his dreams.
The Builder had friends who shared his passion for building and who possessed the expertise to make things happen. With knowledge gained from building skyscrapers, the Builder and friends built mid-rise havens that Alfonso could call home.
He used the best materials and fine finishing, and sold these at Alfonso-friendly prices.
Expanding the VisionMore Alfonsos came to stay. And the Builder and friends visited them every week, asking how they could make “home” more comfortable. See, the Builder was an experimental sort–and would innovate and iterate according to the wishes of Alfonso and his people. It sometimes drove his partners crazy, and these ever-changing plans often forced them to work late into the night. But when they built it and saw the vision come to life, they were thankful for the challenge that made them all better builders!
The Builder loved his motley crew, and often said “Not one of us is better than all of us!”
Other people–architects, builders, engineers, salesmen, contractors–happily joined the Builder! The team came to be known as The Heroes of the Underserved.
Alfonso and his people were a neighborly group. They thrived on social encounters and they valued friendships highly. So the intrepid team built neighborhoods with clubhouses where people would converge to party or to simply lounge around. They put up playgrounds and dug swimming pools; they incorporated parks and greenery. They built a world close to, or within, the city where children played and families found respite from the urban jungle.Because no one should feel that he has compromised on his home. No, not even Alfonso.
The Daily ChallengeMore Alfonsos came, inquiring about possible homes. So the Builder and his team built faster… and faster… barely aware that an enemy was rising within: the twin destroyers known as Complacency and Carelessness.
They are formidable enemies, said the Builder. They can make themselves invisible. They hide inside people who seem to be working, but whose hearts are not for Alfonso and the people they serve. They are enemies whose loyalties are not to the team.
The enemy can take shortcuts and call it expediency. It can lead the team into the rut of mindless repetition of projects. The enemy ignores Alfonso and his needs.
The enemy is the spirit of underservice. This, our heroes must fight everyday.
Moving Closer to the City of Tomorrow
As long as there are people like Alfonso, as long as people must go to the cities for their livelihood, Heroes of the Underserved continue to build cocoons of affordable comfort and serve Alfonso in the most personable, remarkable ways.
In some secret cavern, our heroes keep the blueprint of a dream: a city of tomorrow–a place where a more prosperous Alfonso shall live and work. Our heroes dream of a 50-storey tower with a view of the bay and mountains beyond. They dream of the easy flow of traffic and a causeway that gets Alfonso to the old city in a matter of minutes. The finest of leisure, entertainment, working spaces, and family havens are in one accessible site. For Alfonso…the city of tomorrow is a place NEVER out of reach.
These 7 distinct features of a DMCI Homes residential community will make you want to move in—immediately.
MODERN IN-CITY LIVING
DMCI Homes residential communities are located in close proximity to major business and commercial centers of Makati, Ortigas, and the Bonifacio Global City, letting you enjoy modern living at its best. Strategically situated within the vicinity of malls, schools, hospitals, and government offices, DMCI Homes’ residential communities make living hassle-free and convenient. DMCI Homes residential communities are easily accessible by public transportation.
MEDIUM DENSITY DEVELOPMENT
Built to contain only a limited number of housing units for residents, all DMCI Homes communities are exclusive. The medium-rise condominium buildings have single loaded corridors that open up to a garden space or an atrium instead of a neighboring door. This feature allows the unobstructed entry of natural lighting, constant ventilation, and optimum privacy. All DMCI Homes communities are also designed to maintain a 60:40 footprint-to-building space ratio that leaves ample room for gardens and more open areas.
DMCI Homes communities are equipped with complete resort amenities that include:
- A clubhouse with function rooms, a bar, KTV room, and view deck
- Adult and kiddie swimming pools
- Basketball and badminton courts
- Well-landscaped open areas, parks, and playground
- Jogging and biking paths
DMCI Homes residential communities are created with distinct architectural design concepts that show first class development features. Choose from Asian, Mediterranean, and Modern Contemporary styled communities.
DMCI Homes ensures that you continue to experience the quality service they provide, even after turnover. A Property Management Group composed of seasoned professionals handles the upkeep of DMCI Homes developments and as well as the day-to-day concerns of its homeowners. Among other things, the group is tasked to oversee:
- Initial orientation for the condominium owner upon turnover
- Assistance for application of basic utilities such as telephone and Meralco power. The owner does not have to go to the agency branches. The PMO will be the one to forward documents to the respective agency.
- Maintenance and assistance on minor works, such as the installation of air-conditioning and curtains, dealing with clogged drains, etc.
- Serves as an information center for the project, e.g., information on units and important areas within the vicinity.
- Assistance on transactions concerning the developer, including following up documents
- Community events such as sports fests, family day, Halloween treats, Christmas party, etc.
You are also able to enjoy the perks of living in a DMCI Homes community. Modern-day facilities that are standard features in the developments and which contribute to a more convenient lifestyle include:
- 24-hour security service
- Gated entrance and perimeter fence
- Overhead water tank, deep well, and underground cistern
- Covered bridge way connecting the residential building to the car park
- Individual drying area at the roof deck
- Provision for CATV and telephone lines
Expect efficient floor plans and high-quality structures with first-rate construction techniques in the development of all DMCI Homes projects, owing to its mother company DMCI’s 60-years commendable track record in the construction industry.
DMCI Homes also provides one (2) years quality warranty that covers repairs, free of charge, on any workmanship defects of the unit. Fast and reliable, the company’s construction of the residential buildings and turnover of units are within 6 to 12 months only.
READY FOR OCCUPANCY AND MOVE-IN POLICY
For as low as 20% down payment for mid-rise or 30% down payment for high-rise, a homebuyer may immediately move into his or her unit and enjoy the privileges of living in a DMCI Homes residential community, provided his or her unit is completed. Without the long wait, take pleasure in a resort living ambience right within your own backyard, or realize your condo unit’s earning potential sooner than you expected.
DMCI Homes engineers buildings to breathe with Lumiventt. From ‘lumen’ meaning light and ‘ventus’ meaning wind, this pioneering design technology for high-rise structures allows ambient light and fresh air to permeate the building and all unit spaces within. Sky Patios, 3-storey high openings located at the front and back of every five floor levels, and breezeways, vents at both sides of the building; allow cross-ventilation by employing basic principles of airflow. The introduction of single–loaded hallways and central garden atriums not only improve aesthetics but also give a wide open feel to the building interior, for true resort-inspired living.
Every development bears the DMCI Homes Quality Seal, which represents our commitment to deliver homes that are built to last. Your new home is subject to our proprietary quality management system, and comes with a 2-year limited warranty*.* Property developers typically provide a one-year warranty. DMCI Homes’ 2-year limited warranty covers most unit deliverables, except operable items subject to daily wear and tear. Terms and conditions apply.
Awards, Certifications, and Recognitions:
DMCI Homes was awarded with a Gold Reader’s Digest Asia Trusted Brand Awards, considered ‘The Ultimate Seal of Consumer Approval’. It is based on consumer responses from different countries in Asia to determine the brands that they feel are the most trustworthy. A Gold Award means that the brand’s rating score clearly excels above other brands in the category.
The BCI Asia Top 10 Awards acknowledges the most commercially significant developers, those with the highest value of portfolio of projects to start construction in 2012, in Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
DMCI Homes became a member of Philippines Green Building Council (PhilGBC), a national non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green building practices to ensure a sustainable environment.
The leading resort-inspired developer challenges its employees to a commitment of quality service, earning them a Gold award from the Philippine Association for National Advertisers (PANA) for its internal campaign entitled, “Ours is a story on Quality”.
DMCI Homes’ “Ikaw Na, Maybe” Customer Service Campaign won an Excellence Award in the 11th Philippine Quill Awards for Communication Management Division – Employee/Member Communication Category. The Philippine Quill is the country’s most prestigious and relevant award for business communicators. It is given annually by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines.
DMCI Homes was recognized as one of the Best Developers and One Castilla Place as one of the Best Mid-Range Condo Development at the 2013 Philippines Property Awards. To know more about Philippines Property Awards, please visit www.philippinespropertyawards.com.
In its first attempt to enter the Asia Pacific Property Awards, DMCI Homes earned accolade as it was awarded the Best Developer Website plum last May 8 and 9, 2014.
DMCI Homes was awarded with distinction for its:Corporate Website: www.dmcihomes.com (19th Communicator Awards)
Mobile Application: DMCI Homes Mobile (21st Communicator Awards)
Print Ad: “This is our story of quality” (21st Communicator Awards)With over 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.
DMCI Homes was among 10 companies that received the 2013 Billionaires’ Club Award from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for paying more than P1 billion in taxes.
DMCI Homes was honored as one of the exemplary corporate taxpayers during Quezon City’s 73rd Foundation Month Celebration. The Quezon City government highlighted the contribution of companies that are not only top taxpayers, but are also actively engaged in the social responsibility programs of the city.
The Mandaluyong City government has awarded DMCI Homes as one of its top 10 taxpayers and thanked the residential resort builder for contributing to the increased investments in the so-called Tiger City.
This year, DMCI Homes was able to raise PhP 10 Billion through a notes facility agreement with top financial institutions and lenders. The initial offer of PhP 5 Billion was oversubscribed by 100%, showing a clear indication of lender trust and confidence in the company. With the infusion of these funds, DMCI Homes will be able to offer a wider array of resort-style communities for young Filipino families