Kenya has been experiencing construction boom over the years with infrastructure development taking the largest share of the national government’s total allocation every year. Kenya also leads the East African region in mega construction projects, due to a number of top construction companies that have demonstrated epitome success when it comes to delivery of projects.
The following are the 10 top construction companies in Kenya.
1. Seyani Bros
Seyani Brothers & Company (Kenya) Limited (SBC) is a leading general building construction company domiciled in Kenya. With the combined expertise, speed and quality controls, the company is able to meet deadlines without compromising on quality.
The company’s history dates back to 1978 when two enterprising brothers saw opportunity in the construction industry and chose to embark on executing renovations works and subcontract projects under established contractors.
The company’s growth has been manifested through profitability and by the extension of fabrication departments, as well as development in capacity through acquisition of new plant and equipment. SBC has managed to execute projects fully in-house since establishing a structural steel fabrication workshop, stone cutting section, joinery and carpentry workshop.
The excellent workmanship that the company exhibited in its early stages led to great demand for its services and earned it prerequisite experience, resulting in its decision to bid for main contracts. Today SBC is, without doubt, a leader in general building construction.
2. Landmark Holdings Ltd
Landmark Holdings Ltd is also one of the top construction companies in Kenya, established in 1999 and awarded the Construction Excellence Award in 2014. The firm has leveraged its management’s extensive experience to develop a unique set of competitive advantages that allow it to successfully operate in the construction industry in sub Saharan Africa.
To date, Landmark Holdings Ltd has completed several building, infrastructure and civil engineering projects throughout East Africa for both private and public sector.
3. Cementers Ltd
Cementers Limited is primarily a main contractor with a core of direct staff and a proven supply chain of sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants.
With over 39 years of experience within the building industry, Cementers Ltd is a private company whose success is built on strong team work in all related activities and with Directors fully involved. The company was incorporated by Kurji V. Patel and Laxman M. Arjan.
4. Epco Builders Limited
Epco Builders Limited is a renowned building and civil engineering firms in Kenya, registered in category NCA 1 by the National Construction Authority. It was established in 1978 by Mr. Ramji D. Varsani who is the Managing Director. The firm has grown under his leadership and experience of over 40 years.
The Company’s headquarters are in its own building complete with workshops located along Kuguru Road on Falcon Road, off Enterprise Road in Industrial Area, Nairobi. The Branch Office is located on Steve Biko Road, Tudor in Mombasa. Epco owns a yard located along Mombasa Road near Athi-River where heavy equipment and batching plants are installed.
Epco Builders has a turnover of over US $50m and a capacity to handle projects worth up to US $119m.
5. Laxmanbhai Construction Ltd
Laxmanbhai Construction Ltd is a major construction company in Kenya that puts innovation at the core of its operation. The company which started operations in 1953 delivers end-to-end construction and property solutions across a broad range of sectors including high rise towers, banks, schools, hotels and retail outlets.
The company has the capacity to roll out apartments, commercial buildings and industrial outlets. Laxmanbhai Construction is also famous for their in-house staff that has skills to deliver projects in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.
6. Parbatsiyani Construction Ltd
Parbatsiyani construction Ltd is a major company in the civil engineering and general building sector of the construction in the East African Region.
Registered as CATEGORY “A” class of contractors by The Ministry of Roads & Public Works, Kenya the company was founded 1991 in Kampala Uganda and expanded its operations to Nairobi, Kenya in 2001 and planning to further expand its operations to other African regions.
Through accumulated fixed assets of more than US $500,000 including Machinery and equipment equipped with technical expertise, greater potential and advanced technology, the company has undertaken a number of large and medium sized projects which include Multi storied Office blocks, Residential Apartments, Residential Buildings, Banks, Embassies, Hotels, Schools, Colleges and Factories along with Electrical and Mechanical services.
7. Associated Construction
Associated Construction is a construction company that creates sustainable solutions and aspires to be a leader in quality, green construction, work safety and business ethics.
The company is one of the East Africa’s leading construction companies, with long experience and expertise in construction of highways, bridges, marine civil works, railways, projects.
The company, whose core strength is in construction of high standard highways and rural roads, has some pioneering engineering work like constructing 140 meter suspension bridge, a first in East Africa.
Associated Construction has built relations by way of MOUs with a number of civil engineering groups that can undertake large engineering projects on EPC, PPP and BOT modes from various countries including, UK, South Africa, and UAE India.
The company has a capability to develop and construct ports and other large marine constructions, Power generation, transmission and distribution, water supply, sewage line and treatment plants, Refuse collection and recycling, commuter railways on the surface, underground and elevated corridors.
8. Put Sarajevo
Put Sarajevo successfully delivers integrated engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction (EPFC), maintenance and project management solutions to Clients globally.
Put Sarajevo’s more than 6,000 employees in over 3 continents work collaboratively to tailor integrated solutions for their clients. The company through the integrated solutions approach helps in reducing costs and schedules, improves certainty of delivery safety and spans the entire capital project life-cycle
As a reflection of its concern for sustainability and social responsibility, Put Sarajevo conducts business to meet the needs of Clients and stakeholders today, while at the same time protecting and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed tomorrow by understanding their role in the global economy and economic growth. Of particular significance, Put Sarajevo has calculated its global carbon footprint and is reducing its carbon emissions through energy efficiencies, recycling activities and conservation efforts and has also created an annual data collection methodology system to measure, monitor and manage corporate emissions.
9. Intex Construction
Intex Construction has a longstanding tradition of excellence in the construction industry and was incorporated in June 1982 to deliver construction, building, and civil engineering and real estate contracts.
Intex’s enviable reputation in the industry is founded on a wealth of experience. Over the past 28 years, the company has been awarded high value contracts across East Africa to deliver a range of integrated solutions: in construction; civil engineering (roads and water projects including; construction of Nairobi Airport-Athi river road in 1976, repair of Thika-Ngoliba turn off Kitui road, construction of phase 1 of Kapsabet Sewarage project among others, real estate,and sports facilities development.
The company’s ability to deliver complex projects on schedule and on budget has enabled the company to win repeat business from a select number of prestigious clients.
Since 1995, Intex has also operated permanent offices in Uganda, through M/s Intex Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Limited, located in Kampala. Intex Construction has successfully completed and handed over a portfolio of projects worth US$200m and the current pipeline of work represents a value of US $70 m.
10. HayerBishan Singh&Sons Ltd
HayerBishan Singh & Sons Ltd was founded in late 1970s and has its main headquarters in Kisumu, with a regional office in Nairobi. Today the company is one of the major Engineering Contractors in Kenya having a reputation for timely execution and completion of projects with its attention to minute details and solid workmanship.
HayerBishan Singh fields of activities includes the construction of major roads, bridges, site service and infrastructural works as well as leasing of plant and equipment. The company also offers other services like, the manufacture and supply of roads and building materials and is backed with a variety of major constructions plants and equipment. This includes heavy earthworks machinery, Hot Asphalt product plants, Stone crushing plant, a fleet of haulage dump trucks and lifting equipment.