Founded in 1961 by its former President, MR. JUSTO E. MANALO, the firm entered the contracting trade as a sole proprietorship. Its one single large asset back then was a small crawler crane that is used for constructing bridges and waterfront structures.
In December 1969, the company was incorporated with a capitalization of P1,000,000.00. It established a foothold in the industrial market with the construction of industrial and commercial buildings and facilities. Among its major clients then were Elizalde Iron & Steel Works, Riverside Mills Corporation, and Philippine Blooming Mills. In 1974, the firm began as a contractor for major flood control projects under the Bureau of Public Works. This signaled the numerous other critical projects that the firm has completed for the Philippine Government since that time.
In 1974, the firm began as a contractor for major flood control projects under the Bureau of Public Works. This signaled the numerous other critical projects that the firm has completed for the Philippine Government since that time. In 1978, it was selected as one of the 13 most outstanding public works contractor.
In 1974, it added another field of specialty in its line of construction-Portworks. Among its first portwork projects was an R. C. Pier for Petrophil Corporation, construction of the Syncrolift Dry-dock and Transfer System for BASECO, Bataan and the BCI Wharf for the Maritime Co. of the Philippines. It was also during this period that the firm became a noted name in the sub specialty of pile driving. With the onset of the 80\'s, the firm reached for greater challenges when in 1983 together with a co-venturer, Fascon (Mla), Inc., it was awarded the contract to build the Port of Cagayan de Oro. The P123,000,000.00 facility which was the first single largest project awarded to the firm, took 3 years to complete. Today, the province of Mindanao still benefits tremendously from the construction of the port.
The firm further stretched out its clientele when in the early 80\'s, it entered into contracts with the U.S. Department of the Navy and the U.S. Airforce for the construction of vital facilities in Subic Naval Base and Clark Air Base. The rigid technical requirements of these projects once more proved that the firm could be equally competitive to international contract standards.
Construction of first class cottages in Corregidor Island
The latter part of the 80\'s saw a growing diversification of projects for J. E. MANALO & CO., INC. It undertook simultaneous works for the MWSS, DPWH, the U. S. Navy, U.S. Airforce, Republic-Asahi Glass Corporation, Corregidor Foundations, Inc., Purefoods Flour Mills, Manila Mining Corporation, among others. Its range of construction activities varied from portworks, roads and bridges, sewerage and water supply system, to industrial plants and buildings.
The P347M Davao Fishing Port in Daliao, Toril, Davao City
With the onset of the 90\'s, the firm completed P 70,000,000.00 worth of roads, bridges and interchange facility along the South Expressway for the Science Park of the Philippines, Inc. In the year 1995, the firm achieved another milestone in its history when it completed the DAVAO FISHING PORT COMPLEX together with EEI Corporation, one year ahead of schedule.
Between 1997 to 2000, the firm completed major projects for Southern Electric Corp. and Petron Corporation. It was in these two projects that its commitment to safety, quality and on-time completion was reaffirmed.
Construction of Quipot Bridge in Pagbilao, Quezon
Southern Electric Corp. awarded a contract to build a 15-kilometer Road and a Bridge to link their power plant located at Pagbilao Island to the mainland in Quezon while Daelim Engineering of Korea as main contractor for Petron Corp. awarded to J. E. Manalo & Co., Inc. a contract to build a 178 meters extension of the existing Petron Product Pier.