Douglas OHI has a long history of delivering high-quality construction services across Oman since 1981. We have established ourselves as a reliable partner for civil, building, joinery, and interior-fit-out works. As a leading contractor, we offer a comprehensive range of services that cover design, procurement, construction, and maintenance.
Michael Hall, General Manager of Douglas OHI Oman, walks us through the four-decade story of Douglas OHI. He shares how our values and experiences have helped us achieve milestones and overcome adversities in the industry. Furthermore, he talks about the measures our business is undertaking to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
Our success is supported by the strong foundation that our predecessors have laid for us. In the early years of our venture, our core business was civil and building construction services. But through years of learning and growth, we have expanded and developed our capabilities and expertise in various sectors. At present, Douglas OHI offers a full spectrum of construction solutions. Our work ranges from civil construction of large-scale petrochemical facilities to joinery and interior fit-out of high-end establishments.
The expansion of Douglas OHI’s construction services is not possible without the support and hard work of our people. In the interview, Mr Hall states, “Training and investing in our people is a key area for us, from our workers all the way through to leadership.”
He mentions how Douglas OHI strives to help our people elevate their capabilities through various personal and professional training sessions. Additionally, he shares how our employees are rotated and designated to different departments to learn new skills. This strategy is also an excellent opportunity to develop one’s soft skills by learning to work with other teams.
At Douglas OHI, continuous learning is a driving force for our people and business success. We believe it is our people who seek constant growth and development that leads the pace of our business growth. Because of this culture, we have earned a strong reputation for delivering excellence in all aspects of our business.
As a contractor, we offer flexible and agile solutions to the complex and dynamic challenges of the construction industry. We uphold our commitment to delivering high-quality projects but also care about how we achieve them. That is why we never compromise on the health and safety of our people and other project stakeholders.
Douglas OHI is renowned for being a leader in advocating for the best health and safety practices in the industry. We host and participate in numerous health and safety campaigns in the Sultanate and across the region. Our industry peers and reputable awarding bodies that oversee the HSE practices of businesses continuously recognise our efforts to provide a healthy and safe working environment for our people.
Over the years, we have received multiple accolades from the Construction Week Middle East, Dossier Awards, Ministry of Health – Oman, and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Douglas OHI holds the privilege of being the first company in Oman to receive a RoSPA Gold Medal Award. Our team’s collective effort to comply with and improve our health and safety practices has earned us recognition from RoSPA for six consecutive years.
Douglas OHI remains steadfast in our values. We are committed to building trust with our stakeholders, responding with agility, operating responsibly, fostering a culture of growth and development, delivering excellence in all aspects of our business, and staying adept and updated on the latest construction news to be at the forefront of innovations in our industry.
Our experiences, values, and collaborative spirits hone a culture of teamwork in our organisation. In turn, this enables our people and businesses to grow and continuously contribute and present innovative solutions in our industry. Moving forward, we aim to be a reliable partner in the construction industry of Oman and the other markets we serve, such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Visit Business Focus Magazine’s Issue No.111 and turn to pages 46-49 to read the full article. In this compelling interview, Michael Hall delves into how Douglas OHI fosters a collaborative and innovative work environment that enables our team to meet industry standards and continuously satisfy our clients’ needs and expectations. Find out more about how Douglas OHI emphasises the importance of building trustworthy and long-term partnerships with clients and stakeholders, which form the foundation of our success.