Being a part of the One Stop Team is being part of a family, we work together as a Team, without each other the work that needs to be done cannot be done efficiently.

We as a Team accomplish more working together than individuals and that is what makes One Stop Construction a home.

Team Building plays an essential part in the Company, and when we work we work hard and when we play we play harder.

2007 was a fantastic year, we even had snow on the 27th of June 2007, who would of thought that it would snow here in sunny South Africa.

All the employers and employees decided to make it a Team Building experience and collected as much snow as possible to create a One Stop snow man.

We were all so excited and took photos of the fun filled day.

In November 2007 the whole company went to a place called Little Switzerland near the Drakensberg, this was definitely a Team Building experience.

We arrived at the reception and was greeted by Marius van Schalkwyk (Snr.) and his wife Mrs. Daleen van Schalkwyk, we all received a sparkling fruit juice and a box of chocolates as a welcome gesture.

We were then showed to our own rooms, and the scenery was breath taking.

Once settled into our rooms we were requested to meet at the dining room for dinner, speeches were made to all of the employees thanking them for a year of work well done.

We dined, laughed and got to know everyone better.

The next morning breakfast was served at the dining room and Marius van Schalkwyk (Jnr.) and many of the employees went for a ride on the King Swing while the rest just walked around taking in the fresh air and beautiful scenery.

On arriving back in Gauteng we weren’t too happy as the weekend was just too short, but getting to know our fellow colleagues was an adventure.

Everyone had so much fun, they were talking about it for weeks afterwards.

The 94.7 Cycle Challenge was held last year and Marius van Schalkwyk (Jnr.) and Peet van Loggerenberg entered the competition. Many hours of training were involved in getting ready for the Cycle Challenge, but with team spirit and the One Stop perseverance they were ready to race.

Sunday 18 November, at exactly 5:30am dawn was breaking and the first group of cyclist lined up to take pedal power to Johannesburg streets, in the second biggest mass-participation, timed sporting event in the world. More than 25 000 cyclist took part.

While the hordes of riders geared up for the start, dark clouds gathered overhead. But the threat of rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of Marius van Schalkwyk (Jnr) and Peet van Loggerenberg. And rightly so – as the day wore on, it became scorchingly hot.

A navigating helicopter scraped the sky, keeping a close eye on the event. The city had pulled out all the stops to ensure that it was well organised, safe, and secure. There was a strong presence of metro police, Netcare 911 personnel, and South African Police Service officers, who made sure that it was a totally safe ride.

The prestigious bicycle race, which has been dubbed Joburg’s safest race, was raced for the eleventh time. It comprised of two races – Our Team did the off road / on road one of 94.7 kilometres for amateurs.

It set off from the corner of Woodmead and Maxwell drives, in northern Joburg; took the N1 to the Carr Street offramp into Newtown in the central business district; passed over Nelson Mandela Bridge into Braamfontein; went up Jan Smuts Avenue passed the Johannesburg Zoo and Hyde Park Shopping Centre; travelled through Cosmo City and Diepsloot; to finish outside the Waterfall Equestrian Estate, back in Sunninghill.

At one point on a steep slope in Jan Smuts Avenue, when it seemed like the cyclists were losing heart, one obviously elated spectator shouted, “Go, go, go boys, good job” – and there was a visible increase in pedal power. It got arduous again in Cosmo City, the mixed income housing development in Joburg’s far north.

Marius van Schalkwyk (Jnr.) and Peet van Loggerenberg did One Stop Construction Services proud.