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‘Tropical Stones’ opens its doors in Pockwood Pond

Operations Manager Marlon M. Choucoutou and some of his staff. Photo: VINO
Speaking at the opening yesterday, Operations Manager Marlon M. Choucoutou said he looks forward to serving the community. Photo: VINO
Speaking at the opening yesterday, Operations Manager Marlon M. Choucoutou said he looks forward to serving the community. Photo: VINO
Speaking at the opening, Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA commended the business for its insistence on quality products. Photo: VINO
Speaking at the opening, Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA commended the business for its insistence on quality products. Photo: VINO
The ceremonial ribbon-cutting by relatives and friends of Choucoutou. Photo: VINO
The ceremonial ribbon-cutting by relatives and friends of Choucoutou. Photo: VINO
Guests included Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (centre). Photo: VINO
Guests included Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (centre). Photo: VINO
Staff of the establishment shortly before the opening commenced. Photo: VINO
Staff of the establishment shortly before the opening commenced. Photo: VINO
Some of the tiles on offer at the store. Photo: VINO
Some of the tiles on offer at the store. Photo: VINO
Quality doors and related fixtures on display. Photo: VINO
Quality doors and related fixtures on display. Photo: VINO
The storefront just prior to the opening of Tropical Stones yesterday October 29, 2014. Photo: VINO
The storefront just prior to the opening of Tropical Stones yesterday October 29, 2014. Photo: VINO
Another view of the storefront. Photo: VINO
Another view of the storefront. Photo: VINO
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – ‘Tropical Stones-Cabinetry, Windows & Doors’, the Territory's newest hardware store, opened its doors at the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond yesterday October 29, 2014 offering not only quality products for the construction of homes but expertise in their installation.

The store will be offering cabinetry, windows and doors in a wide variety of tastes and styles and from a range of quality manufacturers. It will also be offering a wide assortment of tiles.

Speaking at the opening yesterday, Operations Manager Marlon M. Choucoutou said he looks forward to serving the community. “I have had the opportunity to do that for 16 years before I decided to step up the pace,” he said to a small gathering of friends, relatives and well-wishers.

“So here am I today ready to serve you,” he said.

Speaking at the event, Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, offered his congratulations to Mr Choucoutou for bringing his business idea from thought to finish.

“I just want to congratulate Mr Choucoutou and this business venture, I know he has been working on it for quite a while,” he said.

“He has been in this business for many years, ordering windows, tiles. But now he has moved to not only doing the ordering of them but also the installation and many other aspects,” said Hon Fahie.

According to Hon Fahie, the venture is important to the economy of the Territory since it will provide jobs and he expressed hopes for its expansion in due course.

“I just want to encourage him to do his best…it is good to know that he has ventured out into the business world with faith given the global economic challenges,” he said.

Speaking at the opening, Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA commended the business for its insistence on quality products.

“I want everyone here to take a good look around and notice the quality in this establishment…he invested in it. This is not one of those fly by night operations. He is not one of those tenants who will just pick up on Monday morning and walk out, because he has made a tremendous investment here,” he said.

“I have no doubt in my mind that leading by example there will be a lot of followers. Don’t worry about pricing. Price is not the problem…service is the problem and as long as you understand that you are here to serve you will be successful,” Hon Fraser said.

9 Responses to “‘Tropical Stones’ opens its doors in Pockwood Pond”

  • ccc (30/10/2014, 08:57) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well done!
  • Enzo (30/10/2014, 09:02) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Great Job Marlon. I have no doubt that you will succeed with this new venture, but ALWAYS rely on God and put Him first and He will ensure your success. I wish you all the best with your new endeavor.
  • ... (30/10/2014, 09:08) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Big ups Marlon...you doing big things
  • yes (30/10/2014, 10:17) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is testament to what the Government is doing. The economy is rebounding, people have confidence, look at all the new establishments. All the best sir.
    • @ yes (31/10/2014, 08:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      myrun you could not help but bring politics into this...sick puppy
  • ccc (30/10/2014, 15:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go!
  • ken (30/10/2014, 23:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Marlon, you have worked very hard to make this happen, your dream is now becoming reality, we must all give you a chance to shine. It's quality that counts and your products are right up there with the best. Sorry I couldn't make it to the opening.
  • long time (31/10/2014, 04:14) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why everything have to be political. If know about your territory, this man had been selling these commodities for over ten years, if you have any common sense, a business of this nature takes alot of investment, proper planning, and most of all comment from suppliers and his already edtablish customer base. So hush you mouth NDP have not a thing to do
  • talk (01/11/2014, 17:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope this last as BVI people only support you for the first three months…


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