(As published in INBusiness March 2021 Issue) M.T. Metal Frame Houses Ltd is now considered as one of the most reliable construction companies, specializing in the manufacture of houses with steel frames. Through an interesting interview with the founder of the company, Mr. Mario Theodorou, we’ve learned everything about the construction sector and steel structures.
What motivated you in order to get involved in the construction industry?
Being a person who loves the warmth of home and family, I think that my love for this field was inevitable, although now that I take a moment to think about it, from a young age I consider that I had this urge for this industry. I remember being “excited” by the whole process of building implementation, from the beginning of the idea, the design and then the combination of all materials, in order to have a house that will fulfill the most beautiful life moments.
In your opinion, how high is the bar in the construction sector of Cyprus? Do you think that this moment we speak, we have what it takes for this sector to thrive?
First of all, it’s good to mention that the construction industry is one of the most difficult ones and I am positively surprised by the fact that the bar in Cyprus is quite high. Yes, I do believe we have what it takes for this sector to thrive, and this is due to people’s familiarity with steel structures, through the industry boom in recent years. Of course, there’s always room for improvement and if I had to give an important tip in order to be at the top, is that you should never “rest” or stay behind because if you do, you lost the game.
Which were the goals you set when starting your company?
When starting my company, the main goal I set was to be able to offer my fellow man first and then my client, the house of his dreams. We all have the right to have a home, whether it is the simplest or the most spectacular, to accommodate our family. Through this goal and my love for the construction industry, I created my company with one purpose; to offer high-quality services, with complete consistency and reliability so that I can meet and exceed the needs and requirements of each of my clients.
Now the big question; Why Metal?
Firstly, let me mention that metal is a material with great resistance to time, moisture, corrosion, termites and natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, storms and floods. Thanks to the use of prefabricated steel sections, which can be easily transported and assembled faster at the construction site, the construction process is achieved in less time. Also, metal constructions are more economical compared to conventional construction methods and very flexible, as they give designers the freedom to provide functional and stylish houses. Finally, it is important to mention that the metal used is made from recyclable materials, thus minimizing the consumption of natural resources. So, as you see, metal buildings are the constructions of the future.
Where do you see your company in five years’ time?
To begin with, it’s worth mentioning that the company consists of a team of experienced architects, civil engineers, quantity surveyors and interior designers whose concern is to ensure the functionality, safety and elegance in the design and implementation of each house. As a company, we work closely with each customer to meet their needs and build the house of their dreams, in the shortest time, with the best materials and at a lower cost than any traditional home construction technique. So, my wish is to be able to offer our services at the same high levels of design and construction as we offer today and to evolve in the construction sector.
Share an advice that you would likely give to a young person that wants to follow this industry.
Cecelia Ahern said, “Home is not a place, is a feeling”. The meaning behind this quote is that the house is not just a building, it is all the emotions you collect through life itself. This field, one of the most difficult of its kind, which represents one of the most basic and valuable goods that one can have, cannot be followed without passion and excitement. My advice to someone that wants to work in the construction industry is that in addition to creativity, they most importantly must have passion, perseverance, patience and always give the 1000% of themselves.
Lastly, a wish for the new year?
Undoubtedly, 2020 was a very difficult year that made us appreciate important values that until now we had for granted. For 2021 I wish Health, Love, Creativity and more beautiful moments with our loved ones. Finally, I wish us to evolve both personally and professionally. Stagnation is our “death”.
For more information you can call M.T. Metal Frame Houses Ltd at 70 000 227 or visit www.mtmetalframe.com. Their address is 6, Gerasimou Markora, 1075, Ag. Omologites, Nicosia, Cyprus. Facebook & Instagram: @mtmetalframehouses