Business View Caribbean | June 2019

37 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN JUNE 2019 WINDWARD ROADS Infrastructure Let’s build happiness W indward Roads Infrastructure is a well- known construction company on St. Maarten, and an active participant in the rebuild and revitalization of the island following the Sept. 2017 hurricanes. As part of Janssen de Jong Caribbean, Windward Roads plays an important role in the development and implementation of integrated projects on the Windward Islands; specializing in infrastructure, including civil works, design and build, general construction, harbor and marine construction, maintenance and management, and asphalt production. Founded in 1986, Windward Roads has grown to over 60 employees and operates on the Islands of St. Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Anguilla. It was the first of its kind on St. Maarten to obtain the ISO 9001 certificate. Pierre Montesant, Director of Windward Roads Infrastructure, speaks to the background of the parent company. “Janssen de Jong is a Dutch company that came to the Caribbean in the early 1960s to execute an asphalt runway at the airport on Curacao. They’ve been operating almost 60 years in the Caribbean and just kept expanding. We have road and construction companies on Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, and Anguilla. The first project on St. Maarten was the construction of the main road from the town of Phillipsburg to Princess Juliana Airport.”