BuildingeKart – Startup Story
If you can shop for groceries, books and mobile phones from your smartphone, then you can also shop for construction materials and services right from the comfort of your living room!
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BuildingeKart aims to solve procurement problems of retail buyers as well as SME contractors and builders by organising construction materials market. On one single platform a person planning to construct home can get entire construction solution right from architecture to final interior design.
The goal of BuildingeKart is to provide transparency in pricing, high quality products, ease in buying of building materials and construction services. It makes easy for developers, builders & contractors of all sizes to get all sorts of construction materials delivered right at their doorstep at the lowest possible prices. On its portal, BuildingeKart sells raw material as well as finished goods ranging from cement, steel, doors, paints, tiles, and home decor. Builders and individual home owners can also avail all construction services ranging from Architectural, Design, Interiors and Contractor Services all at one place.
When working in construction industry constructing many individual houses and apartments for more than a decade, the idea of BuildingeKart came to Venkat's mind. He realized that construction industry is way behind in adopting latest technology trends, streamlined processes and automation. Hence, there is a massive opportunity to optimize the system for the whole industry. The opportunity lied in making the process more tech-dependent and driven rather than relying on human intervention. He roped in Mamatha who brought in her vast technical expertise and together they developed the platform www.BuildingeKart.com
A construction project is successful if it addresses the cost, quality and time issues with least trade-off. When constructing or renovating a house, the owner faces problems from day one with planning of the project. He has to spend days discussing with architects, vaasthu consultants, structural engineers and contractors. BuildingeKart brings all these experts under one roof and takes care of streamlining these services with expert Project Management consultants. This addresses the quality and time issues to maximum extent.
The next difficulty faced by owners is with the selection and procurement of construction materials. BuildingeKart provides complete project estimate to the client and provides guidance on the quality products and brands that suit the client needs. BuildingeKart also sends samples of these materials to client’s doorstep and facilitates complete online shopping. By doing this, the client saves a lot of time and also saves minimum of 30% of the project cost when compared with traditional methodology.
Apart from this, BuildingeKart stays with the client throughout the construction process providing complete architectural and structural drawings online, weekly status updates on the customer dashboard, status of materials shipment and regular site visits. The aim is to achieve goals and objectives through the planned expenditure of resources that meet the project’s quality, cost, time, scope, and safety requirements.
BuildingeKart is introducing e-procurement system enabling individual home owners to Request for Quotes (RFQs). This allows anyone building homes or commercial projects to use the powerful quoting and auction system to post RFQs and receive bids from Service providers like Architects, Contractors and Engineers and Construction Material dealers and manufacturers.
Mamatha says, "People often say that construction industry is full of chaos and is not associated with words like trust, authenticity and timeliness. There is always a trade-off between Cost, time and Quality. Our mission is to fix this by providing simplest possible home solutions right from purchase of building materials to construction requirements. Our team with extensive experience in construction industry offers products and services affordable to individual home owners. Our partners are completely trustworthy and share our belief of staying with the client through the entire process of construction.
“One of the biggest challenges we faced was of attracting good talent. The team we formed completely shares our vision and works with us in achieving it. There is no startup without right team,” says Mamatha who believes a good team is biggest strength of successful business.
As a tech company BuildingeKart wants to revolutionize the real estate and construction industry & is creating an ecosystem that is favourable for buyers and sellers in changing the way people deal in construction materials.
Founded: December 26, 2015