“From humble beginnings come great things”, goes the great saying! Being said so, it doesn’t matter where one comes from but where he/she reaches defines their character and makes the real difference. It takes a great deal of grit and determination to reach such places and soar with flying colours. Standing tall as the perfect example of this saying is Nashik-based Harsh Constructions Private Limited (HCPL), an ardent construction company engaged in construction of buildings and infrastructure for Industrial, Hospitals, Educational Institutes and EPC Projects like Bridges, Roads and Airports in Maharashtra, Mumbai, Karnataka, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Daman, Silvassa, and other states. The company has grown leaps and bounds on all fronts from being a petty contractor across a small town into a well-organized and professionally managed ISO 9001:2008 certified company built on ethics, focus and purpose par excellence.
About the Masterminds
A Civil Engineer by profession possessing 35 years of experience in construction business, Vilas Birari outshines as the Managing Director on board of Harsh Constructions, Nashik. Hailing from a small town in Nashik, Vilas, the son of a primary school teacher plunged into taking up contracting work for a couple of companies. By harnessing the best of his connections with multiple corporates, he decided that his focus should be only on projects with national priorities. To achieve this, he inculcated a few disciplines for his own good and eased into his journey cautiously. His biggest breakthrough was when he delivered the project for Nashik Airport.
Vilas is well supported by his family members entailing Jayavant Birari, Alka Birari and Avishkar Birari in day-today business activities, who have immensely contributed to the growth of the business.
In addition, HCPL’s Management Team comprises of fully empowered Directors including Nilesh Yeole, Anil Birari, Vikas Patil and CFO – Ranjan Mohapatra, who are pillars of strength to Vilas in his journey to attain excellence.
Avishkar, the GenX from the family is a graduate in Business & Management from Singapore and is being personally coached by Vilas to drive the company’s growth in the future.
The entire team at HCPL always stays proactive and closely engaged with each other. They primarily value their ability to communicate and resolve any matter of concern in no time. Avishkar adds, “Our management believes more in the EQ aspect of the business rather than other aspects since it is our family business. In a nutshell, we are a flat organization with clear, democratic, and system-driven principles and vision”.
Today, HCPL outclasses as a civil construction & EPC firm from India and is engaged in the business of Civil Construction & Infrastructure Development works. Avishkar Birari, Director, HCPL, adds, “Our main focus is on delivering buildings that are under national priority including hospitals, airports, institutes, medical colleges, terminal buildings, houses, and others, primarily across Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh”. Across all these projects, the company ensures that quality and time-bound delivery is strictly maintained despite the ups and downs that come along. This way, the team of HCPL stays closely connected with the clients and constantly earns good reputation. HCPL also takes pride in being registered with eminent Government bodies like PWD Maharashtra, Karnataka & Madhya Pradesh State as ‘Class-1a Contractor’ with unlimited status; CPWD, Govt. of India; Airport Authority of India; Defence Research and Development Organisation, India; and Goa Infrastructure Development Corporation.
Established in the year 1990 by Vilas K. Birari, the beloved father of Avishkar, HCPL has soared like an eagle in the construction industry of India from a turnover of a few lakhs to Rs.3.5 billion and from a workforce of mere two persons to over 500 dedicated people currently. Especially in the last five years, the company has experienced an impressive CAGR of 60% which is a remarkable feat by any standard. Even during its development phase, HCPL has been supporting three new business verticals apart from its existing verticals of expertise, which have now grown into separate entities in their own domain.
HCPL has delivered its signature projects viz 500-bedded Govt Hospital and Medical College, Baramati; 1400-bedded DY Patil Teaching Hospital, Pune; Aditya Birla Cancer Care Hospital, Pune; Super Speciality Hospitals at Hubali, Akola and Yavatmal. HCPL has also delivered Airport Terminal Buildings at Nashik, Belgavi and Mangaluru.
Presently, HCPL is all geared up to deliver two new terminal buildings of airports at Kolhapur and Shirdi. HCPL is also delivering its other signature projects like the Cancer Care Hospital in Chandrapur and 300-bedded Hospital in Kalaburagi. Avishkar asserts, “We take pride in having delivered a hospital with an air ambulance facility at Baramati, near Pune, which gives us an edge above our peers in the construction industry”. Moreover, the company is proud of its ongoing project of building the largest integrated judiciary of Southeast Asia at Indore which spans up to 12 lakh square feet of area and will have 18 escalators and 21 lifts. Construction of metros is another dimension that HCPL aims to explore in the next few years. Moreover, all the new projects that are coming in are assured to generate higher profits due to cost optimisation measures implemented by the company.
Having more than doubled its financial resources even during the COVID-19 pandemic with the support of banks and financial institutions, HCPL has emerged stronger with a robust order book of over Rs.20 billion. The company is fully focused on its core competency of civil constructions which would facilitate its sailing ahead with the same principles and strategies. Avishkar concludes, “The three pillars of sustainable growth for HCPL entail liquidity, profitability, and visibility of revenue. While adhering to these three pillars, we also ensure to execute projects that are over Rs.100 crore in value”.