Vapco Construction Company is one of the leading building contractors in Kenya. Since its establishment in February 1999 under the registration of companies Act, the company has been providing both commercial and residential developments in and out of the coastal region.
In its more than 20 years of experience, Vapco Construction Company has amassed the means and capacity to be able to deliver quality development projects to its clients. The company’s main offices are located at Nyali road opposite the new Mombasa eye hospital & laser center. It also has two branches located along the Mombasa-Malindi road.
State of the Art Projects
In addition to general building and construction work, Vapco Construction Company is also involved in the supply and fixing of granite, porcelain tiles, gallana tiles, and marbles; which they incorporate in their buildings. The company also sales construction machinery as well as does steel fabrication.
For each different project, Vapco Construction Company comes up with different designs that make their work unique and distinctive. The company ensures that the needs of the client are met by providing as much information regarding a project, its budget, design ideas and other options.
Vapco Construction Company has been part of various large projects in and outside Mombasa among them is the construction of a 5000 TPD clinkerization for Mombasa Cement Limited at Vipingo, the construction of a 2200 TPD grinding unit at Nakuru for National Cement Company, and the construction of 50 luxury beach villas for Medina Palms Residence at Watamu.
Other projects include Cornich Apartments at Kizingo, Vista Heights also at Kizingo, and Millview Apartments at Shanzu.
Vapco Construction Company heavily invests in its workforce comprised of a qualified staff that uses modern technology to execute projects. The company also maintains good customer relations with their clients by giving them favorable prices for their services and materials. This makes their services unique and gives them an upper hand from their competitors.
Their staff undergoes regular annual staff training on the current market and technological changes. This enables the company to be up to date and give their clients the best offer in the market.
Unstable Market Prices
Despite the experience and customer confidence Vapco Construction Company enjoys, the company and the construction industry as a whole faces various challenges. Among these challenges is government interference through the changing of tax law, increased cost of business and work permits. This has affected businesses as projects may experience delays resulting in the industry falling back.
Another challenge is the unstable market prices for raw materials that might affect the budget of an ongoing construction project. These raw materials may include the price of cement, ceramic, sand, bricks, among others.
Increased labor costs are also posing a challenge in the construction industry making projects more costly to the construction company as well as the client.