A local contracting and engineering company operating solely in Seychelles, Ascent Projects is interested in partnering with you to make your vision a reality. Whether it is a dream family home, civil works or a hotel backed by private investors, Ascent Projects is qualified in all sectors and is ready to strive to give you a complete project of impeccably high quality with an undeniably on-trend aesthetic appeal.
Our aim is to become the best in construction when it comes to contracting and engineering. For us, that means winning the trust of our customers through our timely completion of projects, which also showcases the good quality of our materials, as well as staying within our clients’ budget. A happy customer means more customers for us.
Ascent Projects works with architects both locally and abroad, who have their fingers on the pulse of what is current in the world of construction and interior design. This gives the company an innovative edge and keeps it relevant in a highly competitive industry.
This complementary way of working, ensures that Ascent Projects has the best of both worlds. Our local architects have the technical know-how when it comes to the requirements for building in the country. Our architects abroad have more experience when it comes to large construction projects and they also have more exposure to emerging trends in construction, which our clients, especially our international clients, desire for their builds in Seychelles.
For clients abroad wishing to build in Seychelles, having Ascent Projects on board for your build can considerably ease the journey to completion. Our expert team will handle all paperwork as well as hassles which may arise when it comes to building in Seychelles.
Most of our workers are so happy working for us, that they see no reason for leaving. We have excellent staff retention, as over 80% of our workers have remained with the company for over five years.
Ascent Projects is made up of a dynamic group of peoples of different nationalities, including Seychellois, working successfully and closely together towards the company’s aims. Our construction workers come from all parts of India, as well as Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and despite their differing views on religion and culture, they make things work every day.
Our foreign or expatriate workers benefit from freedoms that many in their position in the same field would wish to have. Most importantly, we don’t treat them any differently from our Seychellois staff. They have freedom of movement and freedom of choice, there is no restriction in the kinds of food they can eat and they are free to observe their religious celebrations and holidays.
Ascent Projects presently has 15 supervision staff, 10 administration and supporting staff, 3 management staff, 5 senior management staff, close to 250 construction workers and rising, inclusive of drivers.
Complementing our workforce is our fleet of machines which is inclusive of trucks, stone crushers and excavators, to name a few. The company also recently revamped its timber workshop situated at the Providence Industrial Estate on Seychelles’ main island Mahé, with the latest in quality machinery from Italy.
The company also strongly believes in supporting other contractors to grow and develop. Ascent Projects regularly partners with other contractors who may possess tools, skills and machines which we may not have presently. Both parties benefit from the arrangement - the other contractors benefit from the exposure to bidding for projects and Ascent Projects benefits from their skill, know-how and machines.
Ascent Projects believes in growth and increasing our number of machines allows us to look further towards new opportunities, especially towards bigger civil works. As a company, we like to challenge ourselves to grow.
Being willing to take on challenges, has resulted in Ascent Projects completing some noteworthy projects. Of note is the:
Ascent Projects is a company within the Pillay R. Group, headed by Ramakrishnan Pillay, our Chairman. His business model for Ascent Projects’ growth as well as his vision are very important for steering the company in the right direction. Mr. Pillay’s finely honed business and financial acumen are traits which we as a company make the most of to bring clarity when it comes to financial planning and business development.
Mr. Pillay is also recognised for his philanthropic work in many of the local communities in Seychelles. Through the many companies within the Pillay R. Group, Mr. Pillay has reached out to residents of old people's homes, orphanages, the disabled and many others.
Our company is marching ahead courageously towards creating a better tomorrow for all of us. The previous year (2017) gave us much required comfort in terms of an improved economic environment, coupled with the fall of fuel prices, soothing inflation, repo rate cuts, etc. Our company has leveraged these positives and delivered good results.
We are resolute in building a better Ascent Projects, which means sincerely attempting to be a better contractor, a better employer and a better corporate citizen.
Our country is expected to see increased economic growth and improved foreign investment that will spur demand for construction. Rapid urbanisation has already registered necessities for smart cities and low-cost housing, in addition to modern infrastructure facilities. Modern urban centers need to have an enriching eco-system of logistics hubs, transportation networks, SEZs, power plants, water systems, etc.
A civil engineer by profession, Rajesh Pandya has over 25 years of experience both in India and abroad. He enjoys working in Seychelles as he has the opportunity to be a part of diverse projects, which might have been impossible in most other countries, save for the size of the country.
Mr. Pandya is motivated by the idea of creating jobs, which in turn creates more bread earners. As the Managing Director (MD) at Ascent Projects, he feels the responsibility of ensuring that the company keeps on being viable and relevant. This is achieved by exploring unconventional construction projects, which are more lucrative. Such projects provides new challenges and brings the best out of their staff. He is most proud of the fact that the majority of his staff have been with the company since the very beginning, and that they treat him as family.
As a company, we want all our workers focusing on the same goals and having the same vision, which is where our company policies come in.
Caroline Richards HR & Admin Manager
Jignesh Patel Project Manager
Safa Yeganegi Finance Executive
Satish Soni Accounts Manager
Sandip Thore Quantity Surveyor
Sylvie Dugasse Administration Executive
Norline Morel Administration and Sales Executive
Jigar Joshi Stores Manager
Anilkumar Kharva Stores Officer
Abhijit Pednekar Stores Officer
Josette Pierre Receptionist