Gran Pacifica Gives Backpacks to Children of Santa Rita School
Gran Pacifica gives Backpacks to Children of Santa Rita SchoolGran Pacifica recently gave away many backpacks to the children of the Santa Rita School. Backpacks will also be delivered to the children of El Zapotec and California. Corbin Hiebert, Gran Pacifica’s Resort Activities Director, had this to say, “I'm glad we were able to get the backpacks out to children in need in the end, after everyone's hard work and donations!”
Over the past 19 years, ECI has grown from a dream to a multi-national group of companies. It has been quite an accomplishment, and the credit goes to a phenomenal group of people getting the job done! Growing a company from a concept to where we are today has been challenging of course, but also very rewarding. The chance to work together with so many talented people makes all the hard work worthwhile.
I want to thank each one of our staff for being part of the team during this critically important phase of the company’s growth. I am very proud of what ECI has become, and is today. The deep dedication and passion that everyone from our staff and shareholders to our clients have for ECI and our mission is the key ingredient in our success to date.
We are now entering an exciting new phase of growth for the company. It is at this point in the life cycle of every successful company that the original founders need to continue to do what they do best, and allow the talented people around them to run the operations of the company. As much as I would like, I simply can no longer be directly involved in the operational details for each area of the company and dedicate the needed time these areas deserve. The talent and skill set of our leadership team is powerfully strong and we need to take advantage of that strength to move to the next level with the company.
In this time of transition, Michael Hanyecz will make room for a new COO. He has committed himself to helping our Sales and Marketing team deliver our quality products to our customers and sales revenues to our organization. Therefore, he will be leaving his position as Chief Operating Officer and entering the Sales and Marketing Department. The Company and its employees thank him for his true devotion and dedication to ECI.
In his place, Frank Byers will step in as acting Chief Operating Officer to assess and guide us during this transitional period. In his year with the company, Frank has shown the expertise and the skill sets necessary to organize the company in new ways, pulling the most from the talent and dedication inherent in the company.
The transition from entrepreneurial to professional is the most difficult jump a company can make. Many companies do not make the transition because egos can get in the way. I understand this and have trust in Frank to lead us where we need to go next. Frank will take point on this process, and we will be in excellent hands. I, of course, will continue to lead the company, but Frank will manage the processes.
As part of this transition it is clearly apparent that we need to unite the multiple Sales and Marketing teams of ECI in several countries into a common unit, and position ourselves for the growth we expect in the future. Patrick Hiebert has joined the company as Vice President – Sales and Marketing for ECI and is responsible for leading the talents of each business unit in the company as one unified Sales and Marketing front.
This is the next step in our progression as a company. We have a winning formula for long term success and we are glad you are part of it! As the CEO, freed from operational issues, I expect to do what I do best and communicate our mission and vision to the marketplace. This is going to be a great year, a tough year, but a fun year. These are the times that we will look back upon as critical points that made the company successful. Thank you for your support to date and I look forward to growing ECI into the future with all of you.
Chairman and CEO
~ Testimonials ~
"Michael Cobb, you have truly brought ethical behavior to an elevated level. Nine years ago when I was negotiating with you on lot 84A I asked about the houses in the area in front of us and you replied we were the first lots in our area that were permitted to have two stories . That was important to Tom and I as we wanted to preserve our view. Last year when the lot across the street was resold and building plans started, I asked Kent Payne to check and see that only a one story house was allowed on the lot. To my surprise, this was not the case. I prayed they would not build a two story house. Yesterday Tom was informed by Kent that as the house plans on the lot across were of the two story variety, you had offered to trade their lot for a more expensive and valuable lot in order to honor your word! The Cinco Amigos thank you for your ethics in a country in which many other developers have taken the easy way to their own destruction and to the harm of many others. You have raised the bar and we all appreciate your honor. I am proud to be associated with Gran Pacifica and with you."
Connie Orlandini, Gran Pacifica Property Owner
"ECI is just a solid, wholesome company. You meet the founders, and the people, and they're just happy. You know anything Mike Cobb tells you, you can take to the bank. It's like your brother telling you, or even better. This is my first trip to Gran Pacifica, and it just feels like home the moment you get here. Very comfortable, just like old time United States. It has the sense of community that people lost in the US, and I think that's the most important thing. You really can't put a dollar value on it, but you know it when you see it, and it's here.
Coming from a construction background, I can see that everything here is built to last, and there are a lot of little details that were thought of. Looking at the growth here, it really seems to be a solid investment, and it's also just such a great atmosphere. It's hard to put words to. It's really the whole mix of things, trustworthy, common sense people, great climate, real community, and sensible growth. Mike Cobb is a person with a dream, and he's really making that dream happen here. That's something you don't find every day."
John Fultz, ECI Shareholder