Karpah Construction was established on 18 April 2001, based upon a solid reputation of market excellence, known for our quality, stability and innovative leadership. After the closing of Lofty's Construction, Karpah took over the reigns and completed two of Lofty's Construction projects and has since expanded to servicing the commercial, industrial and residential markets of South Africa.
Since our establishment, we have gained recognition for our attention to detail and our ability to provide knowledge driven and cost saving solutions for complex construction projects, in addition to our dedication to all our clients, irrelevant of the project size. We pride ourselves on the quality of the projects we complete and strive towards continual improvement of service and reputation.

Mission Statement
We strive for the success of our company to benefit our clients and staff by providing the highest standards and workmanship with competitive market related prices maintaining integrity and initiative in the corporation’s dealings with customers and staff.
We are client focused, innovative and flexible in meeting the client’s needs and above all we do every task safely.

OUR SERVICES

Our focused approach of building trusting relationships with our clients, through our responsiveness to their needs and expectations and providing the highest quality possible is the cornerstone of our business philosophy. Our attentiveness to our clients and all aspects of every project has resulted in established long-term client relationships and enhanced company growth.

Our service delivery is not limited to building, but can be depicted in the following value-added categories:

BEE

We are graded as a level 5 BEE contributor and members of the Masters Builders Association, also registered with the National Home Builders Registration Council.

Management & Staff

Management



Reggie Mutsi

Reggie Mutsi joined Robert Construction after completion of his tertiary education. During his tenure at Robert Construction,the company amalgamated and Murray and Roberts was established as one of the leading industry giants. After several years with Murray and Roberts,this forthcoming businessman,was offered the opportunity to enter into the managerial leadership of the taxi industry as Managing Director of Santaco Trading. He was the pioneer of the economic wing of the industry, and soon after he was approached by both the industry and Government to head the taxi Recapitalization programme for the SA National Taxi Council.
In parallel strides he was the pioneer and Chief Executive Officer of SANTRADE, formed in support of industry demands.
In 2005 his career change ensured expanding his business interest and he acquired a new fuel station in Welkom, and simultaneously establishing his own Construction company called 24tm Bokamoso. With his extensive knowledge in the construction industry, the company grew from strength to strength,constructing Sewer pipes in Monyakeng Municipality,laying new water pipelines for the Setsoto Municipality for a 14 kilometer distance.He also succesfully completed the construction of RDP houses for the Provincial Department of Human Settlement in various towns in the Free State.
In an effort to synergize resources and enhance skills development,he bought shares in a reputable construction company,Karpah,which had been in existence for more than 15 years and had 7 CIBD grading in 2011. His contributions and effort is intended to ensure growth of the company to the better. This is what he had to say:
"I am humbled by the management, employees and labourers of Karpah, each committed to the growth and development of Karpah. My vision for our Free State based company is to grow and extend it's reach beyond borders, emerging as a market leader in the industry"

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Piet du Plessis

Piet Du Plessis joined Lofty's Construction (Pty) Ltd in 1990 as Quantity Surveyor, with his primary responsibilities including, but not limited to the financial aspects of various contracts, including monthly claims, re-measurement of works and pricing of variation orders, recommendation of sub contractor payments and settling of final accounts on completion of these contracts. In 1996 he was appointed as a Director of P.M. Thusanang Construction (Pty) Ltd., primarily responsible for the financial management of the company, with a turnover of between 8 and 12 million rand annually. Since 1997 he played a crucial part in the tender process of new contracts, preparing and advising clients on cash flows as well as escalation predictions on non fixed contracts.


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Brenda du Plessis

Brenda Du Plessis is extensively involved in communication facilitation between key role players, acquiring project specific information and managing sub-contractor agreements and compliance documentation. Her expertise spanned estimating and assisting in the day to day operations of various projects, with specific reference to the financial administration, management and support function rendered. Her skills and expertise with on-site management, includes the Welkom Square Shopping Centre (which included a 6 000 square meter Game store and various line shops) and Phoenix Motors consisting of a showroom, offices and a service centre.


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Under the competent leadership, strategic focus and operational tenure of our top management, we are fast gaining ground in a competitive industry. Our directors are distinguished and qualified personnel who founded the business concept after working and acquiring vast experience in every avenue of their careers. With strong business connections in both the commercial and governmental spheres, they drive the company on all pillars of success. They are involved in business developments, reviewing of the progress of each individual project, procurement, project management and general administration of the company.


Staff

Our team of construction professionals, of whom we have been able to maintain majority of since inception, offers a single source solution for all of your construction related needs. Whether its restoration, site preparation, a new facility or facility renovation, we have the experience and personnel to provide the highest quality construction on schedule and within budget. We support our clients from project inception, to the commissioning of the fully operational facility. And our network of local offices enables us to offer our clients the dual advantage of a strong local presence and broad geographic reach.
We also employ local labour in whichever area we are working, based on our philosophy of community enrichment and involvement. These individuals are appointed as sub-contractors or temporary workers during the duration of the contract and as the need arise.

The staff complement is made up as follows:

Quantity Surveyor 3
Contracts Managers 3
Site Managers 5
Trainee Site Manager 1
General foremen 4
Junior Foremen 10
Health and safety Officer 1
Receptionist 1

Semi Skilled Artisans

Concrete handler 2
assistant Plumber 1
Scaffold Erectors 6
Brickcutter Operator 1

Unskilled Labor: 50


Skilled Artisans
Driver 4
TLB Operator 2
Telescopic handler Operator 3
Crane Operator 1
Cherry Picker Operator 2
Mixer Operator 2
Dumper operator 1
Site Manager Assistant 2
Team Leaders 4
Site Clerk 3
Storemen 3
Plumber 1
Carpenters 3
Bricklayers 6
Plasterers 6
Shutterhand 8
Painter 3
Welder 1
Watchmen 2
Safety Officer 1
Major Plant & Equipment

All plant and equipment are readily available for any project. In addition to our privately owned assets, we have built good relations with civil construction companies who will be sub-contracted as the need might arise for all major site works. Any other plant and equipment required can be readily hired.

Mercedes Benz 1214\48 Drop side 6 ton truck Bomag Tippers Screeder beams Generators
Toyota 3.5 ton Dyna Power Floats Compressors Diesel Boom Cherry Pickers Diesel Trailer
JCB Sitemaster TLB's Water Trailer Scaffolding Concrete Cutter Site Offices
JCB Telescopic Handlers Concrete Mixers Dumpers Containers/ Sheds Various small Electrical Tools

Projects

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Current Projects

Project Project Manager Completion Date Contract Value
Medical Centre, Phase 2, Welkom Andre Wessels Architects June 2013 R10 000 000
SiphoMutsi Stadium, Kutlwanong E’tsho Engineering and & Project Management August 2013 R22 000 000
Marang Estate Development, Mahikeng Sarel van Niekerk ecember 2019 R3.5 Billion

Completed Projects (Joint venture with RADM Construction)

Project Project Manager Completion Date Contract Value
Boitumelo Hospital, Contract 11, Kroonstad Johan Helm Architects December 2010 R100 000 000

Completed Projects (Joint venture with Matjhaba Construction)

Project Project Manager Completion Date Contract Value
McDonald, vereeniging Mr Yetish Govind June 2001 R600 000
Magistrate’s Office: Kroonstad Elizabeth Jooste July 2001 R1 500 000
Renovations & Additions: Blacktop, johannesburg Mr H Volschenk October 2010 R800 000
Private Residence, Houghton, JHB Elizabeth Jooste May 2002 R800 000
New CTM, Welkom Andre Van Rooyen October 2002 R2 500 000
Caltex & food Outlets Architectenburo August 2003 R4 000 000
New CTM, Bloemfontein Prism Architects October 2003 R4 800 000
Alterations & Additions: Minolta, Welkom Johan Helm architects March 2004 R1 00 000
New SAPS, Meloding, Virginia Johan Helm Architects April 2005 R5 000 000
New Spur, Welkom Johan Helm Architects March2006 R4 500 000
New Renault Garage Welkom Van Der Walt & Du Plessis December 2006 R2 000 000
Ethanol Admin Block, Bothaville FreekDu Plessis January 2007 R6 300 000
Extensions to Sparta Foods, Welkom BVI Engineers July 2008 R5 000 000
Extensions to CTM, Welkom MWP Architects January 2008 R7 000 000
Alterations to Waltons, Welkom SVR Quantity Surveyors July 2009 R2500 000
New Workshops at Tosa Campus, Welkom Johan Helm Architects June 2010 R 5 517 000
Talent Development Centre, Thabong, Welkom Rubiquant June 2010 R 5 100 000
Pannar Seed: Kroonstad LMV June 2010 R 2 800 000
New Medical Centre: Welkom Andre Wessels Architects October 2010 R16 800 000
Premier Milling, Kroonstad LMV October 2010 R 6 700 000
Repairs & Renovations: SAPS Flats, Welkom Johan Helm Architects September 2011 R12 800 000
Line Shops at Spur, Welkom Johan Helm Architects July 2012 R5 000 000
Private residence, Vaal River, Bothaville BVi Consulting Engineers October 2012 R5 000 000

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Location

Contracts will be co-ordinated centrally and handled on a pro-active basis by management who has a “hands-on” approach and involvement in the various stages of operations within the company.
Our facilities in Welkom comprise of an office block, parking garages and a large store complex.

Office Welkom Regional Office Bloemfontein Regional Office
Address No 7 Second Street 33 Maluti Lane
Industria Bainsvlei
Welkom Regional Bloemfontein
9459 9338
Telephone 057 353 2880 082 8266 156/8
Fax 057 353 4902 082 773 6514
Postal address P O Box 3890 P O Box 43551
Welkom Heuwelsig
9460 9332

Awards
TWIB award
2004 – Construction Award Finalist for the “Technology for Women in Business” (TWIB) annual awards.

Safety awards
2006 – First place for the R5 – R25 million category (Thusanong Hospital)
2007 – First place for the R5 – R25 million category (JC Mothumi School)
2008 – First place for the R50 – R120 million category (Boitumelo Hospital)
2009 – First place for the R50 – R120 million category (Boitumelo Hospital)
2010 – First place for the R5 – R20 million category (Medical Centre)
2012 – First place for the R10 million category (Line shops)

FEM award
First place Award of Excellence : Accident and loss ratio of zero for the period 01/01/2010 – 31/12/2010

Established : 18 April 2001
CIDB Grading : 7GBPE
BEE : Level 5