- “It is with immense grief and sadness that we lose our largest sponsor to date the legendary contractor Laxmanbhai who has virtually built the best buildings in the country.”
- Laxmanbhai Construction Limited has over the years built its reputation by priding itself as a leader in the building and construction sector.
Businessman Laxmanbhai Bhimji Raghwani, the founder of Laxmanbhai Construction Limited, a company behind several iconic buildings in Nairobi has died.
The Company, in a statement, said Raghwani passed on Thursday in India at the age of 94.
“It is with immense grief and sadness that we lose our largest sponsor to date the legendary contractor Laxmanbhai who has virtually built the best buildings in the country,” the statement read.
“For us at Laxmanbhai Construction Ltd, we would not be the company that we are, without his guidance, vision, blessings, and hard work. His work ethic, discipline, and fighting spirit are an example to follow for all our current and future employees.”
He founded the company in 1953.
It is a member of the Laxmanbhai Construction Group which has operations in the three countries of Kenya, the UK, and India.
Locally, the company states, manages construction projects worth Sh6 billion and receives support from its subsidiaries on procurement of imported materials, plant, and equipment at competitive prices.
Its major projects in the country include buildings and luxurious hotels such as Villa Rosa Kempinski, Britam Tower, The Hub Karen, Teleposta Towers, Lonhro House, Westgate Mall, and The New Stanley Hotel.
Others featured on its website are Mombasa cement silo, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, WESTEND towers on Waiyaki Way, Tune Hotel and Carrefour shopping malls.
The company has over the years built its reputation by priding itself as a leader in the building and construction sector.
“The company’s vast experience in construction its ability to mobilize good financial resources; use of superior construction technology, possession of highly mechanized construction equipment, and the plant has ensured continuous good performance,” it says.