The Monte Cristo brand was originally launched in August 2000 as a Construction, Investment and Development Company in the United States incorporated in the State of Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In 2010 Monte Cristo relocated its headquarters to Cebu, Philippines.
In the years 2000-2009 we completed over 1000 construction projects primarily focused on concrete, decorative concrete and construction management in the United States and the Philippines. These included industrial, commercial and residential projects.
We were ranked as one of the top 50 decorative concrete companies in the US in 2007 with annual gross sales over $1 million. We were ranked in the top 100 REO contracting firms in 2002 serving 8 states with offices in Richmond, VA and Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
In the years 2010-present Monte Cristo has been involved on numerous projects in the Philippines as well as providing consulting services on projects in China, Vietnam and Laos.
New Yung Wah: Virginia, USA: The largest Chinese food distribution company on the east coast of the USA hired us as their construction manager and general contractor. We completed their new 100,000 square feet warehouse. We completed the renovation of a 12 unit apartment complex and other projects with them.
BI Chemical: Virginia, USA: A leading German chemical company. We completed two technically challenging concrete projects with them.
Singapore Embassy: Vientiane. Laos: Monte Cristo was involved in the renovation of the embassy working with the general contractor on the exterior paving and related components.
Disney: Shanghai, China: We are currently a provider of consulting services on the decorative architectural paving aspects of the theme park project.
Chimelong Ocean World Kingdom: Zuhia, China: We are currently a provider of consulting services on the architectural paving aspects and related manpower of the theme park project.
Monte Cristo Investments played a key role in the development of several start up enterprising as well as investing in a diversified portfolio focused on “niche opportunities not developed by competitive forces”.
This portfolio included:
Noticias de Richmond: The leading Hispanic newspaper and weekly news television program serving central Virginia, USA (100% equity).
Sel’s Internet Cafes: Island internet café chain, Cebu, Philippines (100%)
MC Paint: Commercial and industrial paint contractor with two franchise brands focused on Fortune 500/200 companies. (75%)
MC Music: A promoter of leading Hispanic music groups in the USA. These included Las Nenas de Cana the top female group in El Salvador and Juan Tardo the leading Bolivian entertainer. (50%)
El Salvadoreno Motors: Virginia, USA (40%)
El Padrino Nightclub: Virginia, USA (25%)
Monte Cristo Investments was awarded consultant status to the United Nations Financing for Development Committee from 2002-2004. We were one of the first seven private companies ever selected as a consultant to the UN. The others included the Canadian Banking Association and the Soros Fund.
Monte Cristo has been involved in real estate development from conception to post construction since 2004. We have worked with the world’s leading architects, designers and consultants on projects of our own and other projects where we had a development role.
Monte Cristo is a real estate development company focused on integrated resort properties and building unique island living-playing-working environments. We are a socially responsible organization using sustainable development and environmental protection in all of our projects. This includes specialty water, waste and energy systems. We set a high standard that starts with the concept and carries through construction into the daily lives of our residents and visitors.
In 2011 we launched the start of our Monte Cristo Integrated Resort brand. The first resort on Camotes Island, Philippines began in August, 2013 with two additional projects planned over the next 24 months.
In a world of uncertainty Monte Cristo provides experience, vision, stability and innovative strategies for our clients and investors.
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