Top Construction Companies in Kenya

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Construction Companies in Kenya

The Kenyan construction industry has an annual growth of about 6.2% a year, and contributes significantly to the overall GDP of the country.

And the people driving this growth are construction companies. They range from the unregistered indigenous contractors who work in the informal sector to foreign multinational construction companies who undertake mega civil engineering works in the country.

In light of this, this article is going to feature the top construction companies in Kenya:

1) EPCO Builders Limited            

This company was established in 1978 by Mr. Ramji D. Varsani, who is the current managing director. The company is registered under category NCA 1 with the National Construction Authority.

Some of its notable projects are the Kenya National Assembly, CIC Plaza, Africa RE, Total Uhuru Highway Showroom among many other projects.

The company is very liquid, and it can handle projects worth up to 12 billion.

Physical Address

Kuguru Road on Falcon Road, off Enterprise Road in Industrial Area

P. O. Box 55628 – 00200

Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone:0734 705 450 / 0734 000 064

Email: info@epco.co.ke

2) Fortis Kenya Limited

Formed in 2008, Fortis undertakes projects in road and bridge construction, residential houses and apartments, commercial offices, dams and dike building, pavements and landscaping, and timber fencing projects. 

Its major clients include the Mombasa County Government and Nyeri County Government.  

Physical Address

Valley Arcade Shopping Centre, Gatanga Road, Lavington

P.O BOX 1589-00502

Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: (+254)(020)2170253

E-mail: fortis.kenya@gmail.com

3) Seyani Brothers & Co. K. Ltd

SBC was started in 1978 by two brothers. They started as small contractors doing renovations and working for the established big boys. However, their skilled workmanship made them stand out and consequently evolved into one of the top construction companies in Kenya.

Their projects include the expansion of Village Market, the construction of Green Hills Hotel in Village Market, and the expansion of Sabis International School.

Physical Address

The Oval, 5th Flr, Ring Rd

Telephone: (020) 213 54 60, (020) 374 91 40,(020) 213 54 60,(020) 213 54 61

4) Giriraj Builders Ltd

Giriraj Builders Limited was started by Mr. Jamnadas Bechar Pankhania. The company started with a few clients, just like any other business, however after they constructed Nairobi Gymkhana cricket stadium, their business catapulted, and they have never looked back. 

Their clients are mainly repeat and referral customers.

Physical Address

LRI 46 Fourth Parklands Ave

P.O.Box 38810 – 00623

Nairobi, Kenya.

Telephone: +254 20 2519536, +254 20 2519537

Email: info@girirajbuilders.co.ke

5) Intex Construction

Intex is the largest local road contractor. Their capabilities include upgrading existing roads to bitumen standard, rehabilitation of asphalt roads, construction of new roads, and maintenance of new and existing roads. 

Its notable projects include the construction of Galana Bridge, Gatundu Road, and Chuka-Karaa Road.

Physical Address 

9th FLoor Purshotam Place, Westlands

Telephone: +254 700 282 828, +254 203743838

Email: info@intexafrica.com

6) Landmark Holdings Ltd

This company was started in 1999 by Manjit Singh Sethi who is the current chairman and Perminder Singh Sethi who is currently the technical director. In 2014 it was awarded the Construction Excellence Award.

Its notable projects include The Ministry of Energy Headquarters, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, and Construction of 267 Housing Units and a Shopping Centre forSafaricom Staff Pension Fund.

Physical Address

Catalyst Road, Off Enterprise Road, Industrial Area

Telephone: +254 20 550277

 Email: info@lhl.co.ke

7) Cementers Limited

Cementers has over 50 years of experience in the construction industry. The company was started by Kurji V. Patel and Laxman M. Arjan who previously held senior roles in the management of leading multinational construction companies like Mowlem and Facta.

The company has a subsidiary in Uganda which it established in 1992.

It has a very experienced and highly skilled team that has made it grow consistently over the years.

Apart from construction, Cementers is a major supplier of quality pre-cast materials.

Its portfolio boasts of the Mihrab Towers,Catering & Tourism Development Levy Trustees, The Boma Hotel,Centre for Disease Control – (CDC) Kisumu,National Museums of Kenya, Emara Ole-Sereni among many others.

Physical Address

Landmark Plaza, 12th Flr Argwings Kodhek, Nairobi 

kenya@cementers.com

Telephone: 0722515390, 0789515390

8) Associated Construction Co. (Kenya) Ltd

ACCKL is involved in infrastructure development, commercial property development, and residential development.

The company’s vision is to be a leader in green construction and sustainable developments. 

Its past projects include Renaissance Corporate Park – Nairobi, Faza Sea Wall And Ndau Break Water Lamu, reconstruction Of The Road Linking Githurai 44 To Githurai 45, and the construction of access to Thika Greens.

Physical Address

20, Elgon Road, Upper Hill

P.O.Box 31114-00600

Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 (20) 271 5526

Email: acckl@associated.co.ke

9) Questworks 

This construction company started with Strathmore University Estates Department employees. It so happened that, after completing the 233,577 Sq.Ft. of Strathmore University Phase III expansion project, the team decided to form a spin-off company to venture into construction.

This was done under the leadership of Dr. Raúl Figueroa and they named the outfit Questworks.

It retained the talent and has evolved to a fully-fledged design-build company. 

Today it has a team of 130 people including engineers, architects, risk analysts, and construction technicians. 

The company has won prestigious awards like the Presidential Green Building Award in 2012, the Private Sector Renewable Energy Award in 2015, the Most Improved in Green Banding Award and the Special Projects Delivery Award in 2018. 

Some of the projects under its belt are Strathmore University Law School, Strathmore University Solar Project, Pacis Centre, Oriflame Headquarters, and Eastlands College of Technology.

Physical Address

Keri Road, Off Ole Sangale Link Road

Madaraka, Nairobi

Telephone: +254 724 583 351

Email: info@questworks.co.ke

10) Shinen Construcion Limited

Founded in 1992, the company services include general building construction, home remodeling, kitchen renovations, road construction and maintenance, plumbing works, paved driveways construction, demolitions, and sewer line construction. They are registered with the National Construction Authority, State Department of Public Works and the Kenya Federation of Master Builders.

To ensure timely delivery of its projects, the company has a network of subcontractors who help them execute mega projects and beat deadlines.

Physical Address

Inside Kenya Institute of the Blind Compound, Mai Mahiu Road 

Email: info@shinen.co.ke

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