Our Entrepreneurs

Tiago Moura Mendonça

ABC da Construção

Tiago Moura Mendonça Tiago Moura Mendonça
“I saw an opportunity to create a nationally-known construction supplies business.”
Country
Brazil
Industry
Consumer
Employees
300
Year selected
2010
Website

Company Snapshot

Atacado Brasileiro da Construcao (ABC) has created an innovative approach to the construction supply business. ABC provides construction supplies to individual homeowners and small businesses in the budding cities of Brazil’s interior. ABC has become the largest building materials supplier in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, with 23 stores in 14 cities in the region. Products include construction finishes, pipes, fittings, coatings, pottery, metal tiles, and paints.
CEO Tiago Mendonça has transformed his grandfather’s construction supplies business from a stagnant local chain into a high-growth business with national potential. The company occupies a niche where other, larger businesses have been struggling. By catering to the smaller markets ABC avoids national and international competition as well as provides more personalized services to their customers.
ABC has streamlined the entire process, stocking high quality materials, presenting cheaper financing alternatives, and employing a fleet of delivery vehicles. These consolidated logistics allow for a much higher profit margin and expedited services.
A capable, knowledgeable staff is a key part of ABC’s business model. The staff is available through all steps of the construction process from recommending the best products to the final touches. Their industry insight is an asset that has catapulted ABC to their current success. The company has also been grown through the dedicated leadership of CEO Tiago Mendonça who coupled his devotion to the family business with his business savvy to create an efficient, new direction for ABC. Roughly 32 million people in Brazil have joined the middle class in the last seven years and are now likely to invest in their homes; ABC has created an opportunity for these middle class citizens to invest in themselves as well as a company with great economic promise.

From the Entrepreneurship Blog

Events

Endeavor Hosts 53rd ISP: 29 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from 9 Countries Join the Endeavor Network

April 10th, 2014 — by admin

Florianópolis, Brazil – April 10, 2014 – Endeavor selected 29 high-impact entrepreneurs leading 16 companies in 9 countries at its 53rd International Selection Panel. Endeavor now supports 917 Hi…

Read more

In the news

Endeavor and Linda Rottenberg Profiled in The Christian Science Monitor

April 16th, 2014 — by admin

The Christian Science Monitor, a U.S.-based international news publication, recently profiled Endeavor CEO Linda Rottenberg and the story of Endeavor, spotlighting the organization's journey and its r…

Read more

Contact us

Press center

Community

Newsletter Sign Up