Hebou Constructions (PNG) Limited has grown successfully over its’ 50 year history; from a humble small scale contractor to the mid-tier internationally multi-disciplined civil contracting company that exists today.
Founded by the late Sir George Constantinou Kt with a founding fleet of a dozer, several trucks and other equipment purchased second hand from the Department of Works (originally under Papuan Transport and Contractors) Hebou Constructions established itself as civil contractor undertaking works throughout Papua New Guinea.
Hebou means “come together” in Motu language (common language in Central Province); this term has reflected the way the company has undertaken business in PNG and continues to do so today. One of the leading principles of this “togetherness” has being the promotion and development of the company’s national workforce, priding itself on up-skilling local resources and skills. The company provided social support to its’ national employees well outside the general terms of their employment as it continues to do today.
Hebou was and remains a family business, with the sons (Kostas and Theophilus) being instrumental in the company’s development and survival over the past 30 years. The entity seen today has grown despite many difficult and challenging periods and times; the persistence of the Sir George’s two sons has ensured the company has not only survived but prospered over the course of time.
Hebou provided the foundation for the successful Constantinou Group today, with the company diversifying in to quarrying, sawmilling, hotels and property development; all of which have been admirable success stories). The company has grown from a small contractor and plant hire to a reputable and recognised multi-skilled civil contractor undertaking projects under the guise of the State of Papua New Guinea (DOW and NCDC), AusAid, ADB, World Bank, JICA, EU and the private sector.
Although its’ operations lead the company throughout the country during its’ early development, the recent past has seen the Hebou concentrate its’ efforts within NCD and Central Province; however diversification in to the other provinces is once again afoot and the knowledge of past experiences available to aid this new path.
The company prides itself on supporting the community, with Hebou involved in Buk Bilong Pikini (founder), aid posts and clinics, POM General Hospital, PNG Cricket and a multiple of community and settlement sports and education development programs. The company has and continues to reinvest in Papua New Guinea and its people.