Estrella

Our History

  • 1983-1985

    1983

    Birth of the Arquicentro, which offered engineering services.

    1985

    Estrella, Grullón & Peralta founded.
    Worked mainly on housing project and hotel buildings at the height of tourism development in Puerto Plata and the North Coast.

  • 1990-1993

    1990

    Oficina ESTRELLA is set up.
    Offered earth moving and private construction services.

    1993

    Birth of Acero ESTRELLA
    Expansion of products offered as a diversification strategy, conceived to meet the needs of steel structures in buildings for the free trade and industrial zones in the Cibao region.

  • 1994-1997

    1994

    Acero ESTRELLA and Oficina ESTRELLA moved to Km. 13 of the Duarte Highway, on the Santiago-La Vega stretch.
    During this time the company was focused on the construction of the Smith and Enron administrative building in Puerto Plata, and the Plaza El Paseo and Supermercados Nacional buildings in Santiago

    1995

    Oficina ESTRELLA became Ingeniería ESTRELLA and Acero ESTRELLA introduced the metaldeck system to the Dominican market, which revolutionized the construction of multi-story buildings.

  • 1998-2001

    1998

    Acero ESTRELLA began selling Laminados ESTRELLA on the local market and opened its Santo Domingo offices.

    2000

    Acero ESTRELLA began the automation of its production processes with the acquisition of its first drill and saw line.

    2001

    The companies expanded their diversification by investing in the Cibao International Airport, and several years later in the communications media, paint manufacturing, health sector and hardware stores.

  • 2002-2006

    2002

    ConcreDom set up, adding concrete to the group’s portfolio of products and services.

    2004

    Acero ESTRELLA becomes the first and only company in the Dominican Republic to be certified to international quality standard by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
    The Group’s cold formed steel products line is transferred to Villa Vásquez and the NWI factory opens with high-technology equipment.

    2006

    Ingeniería ESTRELLA enters highway construction projects in the Northern Region of the country, and establishes its asphalt plant in Villa González.

  • 2007-2010

    2007

    • Ingeniería ESTRELLA enters Haiti for the reconstruction of Route National 5, from Gonaïves to Gros Morne, a determining factor in the company’s subsequent win of the tender for the construction of more than 85 kilometers of the RN-1.
    • ConcreDom certifies the distribution, transport and installation of hydraulic concrete with regulation ISO 9001:2000.

    2008

    Ingeniería ESTRELLA becomes the first Dominican company in the construction field to meet quality standards and regulations.

    2009

    • Ingeniería ESTRELLA, Acero ESTRELLA and Concredom join forces to set up ESTRELLA and offer its portfolio of products and services under one single brand name.
    • ESTRELLA partners with Odebrecht for the construction of the Corredor Duarte, the largest road solution developed Santo Domingo in the past few years.

    2010

    Steel Construction of the unit for housing the 29-meter high Barrick Gold autoclave. Acero ESTRELLA’s project planning structure changed, the company extended its capacity for conducting quality tests and trials and highlighted its commitment to safety in construction, which later led to the different companies qualifying these processes under regulation OHSAS 18001.

  • 2011-2013

    2011

    • ESTRELLA creates the ESTRELLA Foundation to ratify its commitment to education and cultivating entrepreneurship among Dominican youth.
    • Work starts at Caracol Industrial Park (PIC) the first large-scale building project in Haiti, classified as a model of good management by the Inter-American Development Bank.
    • ESTRELLA began the construction of the Cemento PANAM plant in Villa Gautier.

    2012

    ESTRELLA enters the Central American market with the steel structures for the Albrook Station in the Panama Metro.

    2013

    • Birth of Cemento PANAM as a result of the vertical integration of the ESTRELLA companies, with 146 employees and an annual production capacity of 650,000 tons of cement.
    • ESTRELLA expands its presence in Haiti with camps in Port-au-Prince, Gonaïves, Caracol, Lascahobas and Les Cayes for the execution of a range of infrastructural projects.
  • 2014-2017

    2014

    • The Dominican-Costa Rican consortium ESTRELLA-H. SOLIS signed a contract with the government of Costa Rica for the design and construction of the northern stretch of the Route 39 – Beltway – for the city of San José.
    • The ESTRELLA and Linda business groups signed a strategic alliance with AES Dominicana, thus becoming the energy solutions provider’s first local partners.
    • Acero ESTRELLA was awarded the 2014 Private Sector National Quality Prize in the “Large Industry” Category
    • ESTRELLA, together with a group of investors from the northern region of the Dominican Republic, played a leading role in the creation of the Cibao Fútbol (soccer) Club. The groundbreaking ceremony launched the construction of the Cibao Fútbol Club Stadium, home ground of the team that represents Santiago in the Dominican Soccer League.

    2015

    • ESTRELLA launches the clinkerization phase at the PANAM Cement factory with a capacity of 750,000 tons of clinker per year.

    2016

    • With a view to strengthening the business group’s management and administration, ESTRELLA established its Corporate Government, made up of the Shareholders’ Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Management Team.
    • The ESTRELLA – HSOLIS Consortium set an important precedent for Costa Rica’s civil-engineering sector. For the first time in the country’s history, a pile foundation load test was carried out as part of the construction of the San José Northern Bypass.

    2017

    • The second mill of the PANAM Cement plant is put into operation, raising cement production to 1,100,000 tons per year.

Santo Domingo: Max Henríquez Ureña No. 33    809.541.8000
Ciudad Juan Bosch    809.475.3009

Santiago: Autopista Duarte Km 13    809.247.3434

comunicaciones@estrella.com.do