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Mar 28 at 12:34pm
Construction Solves Many Problems in Haiti. Arcotec Part of the Solutions.-- See P. 14
Construction in Haiti solves so many problems: Housing, unemployment, security. Arcotec has worked for year to recruit and train low skilled workers, many of whom working for the first time. This article was published in the Russia and Toronto weekend editions (March 28-31, 2013) of the Metro. Read More

Mar 18
Arcotec Among Contractors Building Haiti's Youth Olympic Center
Arcotec was selected for early construction works for the new Haiti Olympic Youth Development Center located north of Port-au-Prince. Read More

Dec 15
Jerry Tardieu and team launches Royal Oasis Hotel on 12/12/12
CEO Jerry Tardieu and a bunch of onward looking haitians (professional and business executives) offer Haiti its first ever FIVE STAR hotel : Royal Oasis. Read More

Dec 13
Haiti gets new luxury hotel
Nearly three years after it was hammered by disaster, Haiti’s Royal Oasis hotel finally opened its glass doors this week. With high-end shops and 128 rooms managed by the Spanish hotel franchise Occidental Hotels & Resorts, the luxury boutique hotel is the country’s first internationally branded hotel in more than a decade and the first multi-million dollar, high profile, locally built and financed project since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake.

...the project went from $19 million to $35 million after more rooms were added and local construction firm Arcotec Haiti reinforced the hotel shell and rebuilt the quake-damaged restaurant.

The enormity of the project has not been lost on government officials here. President Michel Martelly held it "as a symbol of the new Haiti,” and tourism and commerce ministers touted it as representative of where Haiti wants to go with investors and image.

"The Oasis sends a very clear message that first and foremost the Haitian private sector is investing at home,” said Tourism Minister Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin.
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Nov 22
Salvation Army: The General Witnesses Progress in Haiti
A tour of the Delmas 2 construction site – which will eventually become home to a school, health clinic, offices, conference centre with accommodation and corps (church) – left the General impressed not only with the plans for the buildings but also for the longer-term effect on the community. Haitian contractor ARCOTEC is committed to hiring and training unskilled workers from the community to participate in the construction. They will walk away with a livelihood for their families and ownership in the buildings and the community.

'That’s important,' said the General. 'They’ll be able to look at the new buildings and say they had a hand in them.' Before leaving the site, she prayed for the people involved in the construction – particularly the architect and contractor – and for the ministry that will be carried out in the buildings.
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Nov 07
Doing Business in Haiti, Chamber of Commerce, and Consulates
Doing business in Haiti may not be as complicated as one may think. The Haitian government has made significant changes to the business registration process. These experts share their knowledge and experiences as to what it takes to succeed in doing business in Haiti, as well as the challenges and barriers to entry. Resources available to potential businesses investors are also identified. Read More

Oct 01
Rebuilding a new Haiti from its ashes
Haiti is rebuilding slowly but surely. Besides foreign hotels being built across the country, in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, you can see the construction site for Genesis, one of the most ambitious construction projects in Haiti today. A 15-20 million dollar investment, Genesis is a symbol of Haitian resilience and desire to moving forward, but also a smart investment in a market that desperately needs construction solutions. Read More

Jul 12
The Genesis Project : Interview with Mr Greg Figaro
Following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, a new Haitian company, the Genesis Development Group set  the path for a sound real estate development project in Delmas: Genesis.
The group is currently building a ten-story complex that will soon offer approximately 10,000 square meters (100,000 square feet) of customizable commercial office space, a 25-room extended stay hotel for business travelers, flexible conference and meeting rooms, and a rooftop café with outdoor garden and patio. Mr. Gregory Figaro, Executive Chairman & U.S. Regional Vice-President at Arcotec Haiti S.A., the builder and major developing partner of the Genesis project, is giving us a preview of that ongoing project.  We interviewed him in late May.
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Jul 10
Vision of a new, modern Haiti rises from the rubble
A modern all-glass complex rising in quake-devastated Delmas showcases the hope of a nation struggling to recover and rebuild

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES
JCHARLES@MIAMIHERALD.COM

DELMAS, Haiti -- The building’s concrete foundation rises 40 feet in a commercial zone that connects devastated suburbs, its tall steel tendons saluting a blue sky.

Haitian-envisioned, Haitian-financed and Haitian-constructed, the modern building — seven stories, with three levels of underground parking — that’s under construction is part of a new vision for Haiti, showcasing the promise and challenge facing a nation struggling to rebuild from the January 2010 earthquake.
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Jul 10
Summer in NYC Sizzles with Haiti's Vibrant Culture
NEW YORK, NY — The month-long marathon of events kicked off on June 7, when local non-profits Aksyon and New Horizons for Haiti, hosted a discussion (and benefit) in Tribeca, on the social role of the private sector in Haiti’s reconstruction. The Haiti of Tomorrow Forum: Entrepreneurship and Revitalization featured leading voices from the diaspora working on projects on the island — ranging from Arcotec’s Genesis development project to Haiti Project’s embroidery coop for rural women. 
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Jun 27
Haiti: Beyond the quake
The Salvation Army continues to help in recovery three years after the devastating earthquake.
Partnering with the Haitian people, The Salvation Army has created a positive "ansanm, ansanm n’a rive” reputation in the three years since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in 2010.

The Salvation Army, Kindernothilfe (KNH) and donors in Germany, Canada, the U.S. and The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) joined Haitian firm ARCOTEC in the Delmas 2 construction project. The buildings on the compound will be both hurricane and earthquake resistant. The estimated completion date is February 2014. "This is an architecturally and technically challenging project,” said Patrick Figaro, ARCOTEC CEO.
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Jun 04
On June 7, Local Nonprofits Host 'Haiti of Tomorrow Forum'
Aksyon and New Horizons for Haiti organize a discussion to encourage new enterprise in Haiti.

This Thursday, June 7, local non-profits Aksyon and New Horizons for Haiti, will host a roundtable discussion on the social role of the private sector in Haiti’s reconstruction.  The Haiti of Tomorrow Forum: Entrepreneurship and Revitalization will feature leading voices from multiple sectors, including keynote Paul Altidor, Haiti’s Ambassador to the US; Guy Banal, Associate Partner at Leopard Capital; Greg Figaro, Executive Chairman of Arcotec Haiti; Daniel Gallagher, President & CEO of Hawtan Leathers; Lucy Levenson, Executive Director of Haiti Projects; Giovanna Menard, Designer and Founder of Artisans du Soleil; and Philippe "Jerry” Tardieu, CEO of Royal Oasis Hotel.
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Company News
Mar 28 at 12:34pm
Construction Solves Many Problems in Haiti. Arcotec Part of the Solutions.-- See P. 14
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Mar 18
Arcotec Among Contractors Building Haiti's Youth Olympic Center
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Dec 15
Jerry Tardieu and team launches Royal Oasis Hotel on 12/12/12
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Genesis Groundbreaking in Delmas Port-au-Prince