Monday, March 1, 2010

Ben Patron

Ben Patron

I was scouring the net for any Batanggenyo related articles for my blog when I stumbled upon this page featuring a man named Ben Patron. Upon reading his profile, I was amazed on all his achievements, especially on the business side, setup in several parts of Batangas. Thus, creating jobs for many Batanggenyo. This blog is for this man, he have my salute as a fellow Batanggenyo.

Ben Patron was born in May 25, 1967 in Brgy. Pinagtung-ulan, San Jose Batangas. He was the eldest son of Mr. Victorino and Loreta Patron. As the eldest among his seven siblings, he started working at young age. He started selling pandesal and delivering copra while studying. Then he finished his high school in Fernando Air Base and college in 1978 having a Business Admin course.

He was born a businessman. Due to hardwork and high dreams, he started establishing a hardware shop, VR Patron Hardware Lumber & Construction Supply, in Taal Batangas last 1983. After several years, he opened another VR Patron Hardware in Atienza St., Lemery Batangas using a small rented space.

Three years after, he started Sahara Auto Supply in Lemery in 1995. Car accessories shop, San Rafael Car Accessories, was also established on same year in Caedo Batangas. On 1997, he established Sahara Batching Plant(concrete ready mix) in Taal Batangas.

January 1993 when he started VR Patron Builders & Developers and became active in road and building contractual job.

Sahara Tire Supply was then established in 1998, a distributor of Gajah Tunggal Tires in western part of Calabarzon region.

He started Sahara Malinis Shell gasoline station in Malinis, Lemery. Batangas Printing Corp was also added on 2002. On the same place, he also added VRP trucking and the Sahara Service Center.

It was August 2002 when he opened Valentino’s Hotel and Restaurant in Diversion Rd, Taal Batangas. On the next month, he opened another gasoline stationed named Snow Shell gasoline station in Balayan Batangas. The shop also have tire supply, service center and car accessories.

Ben also tried business not in line with his established business. He started the Stanford School of Batangas, a corporation consists of his business partners. Secondly, they started Metro Lemery Medical Center in Palnas Lemery Batangas.

On March 2007, he opened Silk Skin Derm Clinic franchise from Manila, with office on the 3rd floor of Metro Lemery Medical Center.

December 2006 he opened 830 Hardware, Construction & Supply in Brgy Malinis, Lemery.

March 2008 when he formally opened Valentino Resort & Spa in Pinagtung-ulan, San Jose Batangas.

Last June 2008, Balayan municipality formally transfer the management of Madonna Hospital under their newly established corporation.

As of now, there are around 500 employees of VR Patron and around 1000 employees during construction period. He assured that all his employees get proper care and benefits due to all of them.

Interesting Batanggenyo story. Hopefully someday I can sit with him having a cup of coffee and personally ask him about his secrets of success…..

For more information, visit his site


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