Manila, Philippines — LB Levinson Brothers Inc., led by its Founder and Chairman of the Board Engr. Ben Monteiro and his sons Jetrho and Benson, marked its silver jubilee in the business with the theme “Levinson Brothers Rising: 25 Years and Beyond” at the Fairmont Hotel Makati recently.
“Today, LB Levinson Brothers Inc. is one of the most awarded and trusted partners of the biggest telecom companies in the Philippines. We are very thankful to our employees, our friends, our partners, and our clients, both old and new, for believing in us for the past 25 years,” said Jetrho Monteiro, President of LB Levinson Brothers Inc.
The celebration was attended by some of Levinson’s most esteemed clients, partners, friends, and employees, becoming the biggest gathering of the company as a family since the pandemic. And as part of the celebration, LB Levinson Brothers Inc. showed its appreciation to its valued clients who have shown unwavering excellence and overwhelming support to the company through the years. Called the Big Heroes League, select teams and individuals were honored and recognized for rising up to the challenge.
Achievers from various departments of LB Levinson Brothers Inc. were also given The High Flyer recognition, the highest commendation given by the company to its most outstanding employees. Engr. Ben Monteiro’s long-time business partners, such as Generika Drugstore’s founder and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ted Ferrer, and its COO and president, Atty. Josette Adrienne A. Abarca, were given special recognitions as well for their lasting partnership with Levinson and its Generika Drugstore branches.
“While we’re celebrating the silver jubilee of the company, we are also celebrating the successes of our employees, our friends, our partners, and our clients. I couldn’t have done this all by myself. But because of God and all of the people who believed in us, we were able to go through a quarter of a century with courage, pride, and with utmost joy,” shared Engr. Ben Monteiro.
Levinson started in 1997 as a construction company, initially catering civil works for telecom and water works. Today, LB Levinson Brothers Inc. has become one of the most reliable partners of the biggest telecom companies in the Philippines in Outside Plant (OSP) build and maintenance services, and Subscriber Line Installation and Repair services for both Broadband consumers and Enterprise clients.
The company has also invested in heavy machineries to cover a wider scope in OSP projects, including Horizontal Direct Drilling (HDD) and Microtrenching. This provided more comprehensive services to long-time clients such as Globe, PLDT, FiberHome, and Skycable, among others.
In 2009, LB Levinson Brothers Inc. decided to venture into the pharmaceutical industry, starting with its first Generika Drugstore branch in Sta. Maria Poblacion in Bulacan From its lone Generika Drugstore branch in Bulacan, there are now 13 Generika stores owned and ran by the company all over Luzon, making them one of the top franchisees of the fastest-growing generic medicine providers in the country.
“Since we’ve started, Levinson has added more people and more services, and along with it, more clients, more achievements, more areas where we share our works, and hopefully, more exciting days ahead of us. In all those years, we’ve seen it all: successes and failures, the highs and the lows, the celebrations and challenges. All of it contributed to who and what we are today, and as we move forward, we expect to spread more sunshine to everyone who supports LB Levinson Brothers Inc.,” added Engr. Ben Monteiro.
Through the years, LB Levinson Brothers Inc. has become a reliable force in the Philippines — building, repairing, and maintaining the telecom systems and equipment that form the backbone of various businesses in the country. The Monteiro patriarch credits the company’s longevity to its core values of God-centered work, trustworthiness, excellence, and grit.
“As we always say, ‘Trust of our clients comes first, and the profits will follow.’ We may not be known in the industry as the biggest company, but surely, we can always be remembered as one of their most trusted and reliable service providers,” Engr. Ben Monteiro closed.