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As part of our continuing effort to showcase the players in Trivandrum’s Startup space, We are showcasing Sparrow Construction Management and Consultancy, a startup in the Construction Management space in Kerala.
Sparrow bootstrapped its operations at Trivandrum in 2010 with a group of young, enthusiastic and forward looking professionals at its helm. The concept of Sparrow was inspired by the urge of customers and investors in the construction industry for a well organized professional group to manage the development of their valued assets with accurate quality control so as to yield the most optimum returns.
In his conversation with the blogger, Mr. Jithin Mathew Panicker, co-founder and Head of Project Management Division at Sparrow, talks about the team’s vision for Sparrow and about the startup scenario in Trivandrum.
Mr. Jahad A Majeed, Division Head (Design and Consultancy Services) received his B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. Later he completed his post graduation in Geotechnical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal with Gold Medal. Before venturing into Sparrow, he gained some very valuable experience by working with Larsen and Toubro ECC Division, Chennai. Currently, Jahad is heading the design and consultancy division at Sparrow.
Myself, Mr. Jithin Mathew Panicker, graduated from College of Engineering, Trivandrum with B.Tech in Civil Engineering and further pursued my Masters degree in International Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. I worked as Project Engineer in Kier Group Plc, UK for three years and is now the Division Head of Project Management services under Sparrow Construction Management and Consultancy.
Mr. Raveesh Satheesh, Division Head (Contracts and Building Solutions) after graduating from College of Engineering, Trivandrum with B.Tech Civil Engineering started his career with Simplex Infrastructures India. Further he gained international exposure with multi – national consultants Wade Adams, Middle East at Dubai gaining invaluable experience in building and infrastructure projects in GCC countries. Later he ventured into independent works in various parts of UAE before joining Sparrow. He is presently working as the Division Head of Sparrow Contracting and Building Solutions.
Mr. Jaffin Majeed, Division Head (Energy Innovations) completed his B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum and further his MS in Mechatronics from University of Wollongong, Australia. After gaining valuable experiences in electrical designing and home automation from Middle East, he has joined Sparrow and is currently heading the Energy Innovations division at Sparrow.
Sparrow is rapidly gaining its desired altitude and envisages stabilising at a height where the team Sparrow shall be a one stop construction and project management solution for quality conscious customers with diverse demands. We aim to gives prime importance to the quality of work and satisfaction of customer during and even after the completion of work by offering the best available maintenance solutions and steady continuous support.
Growth till date
Since its inception, Sparrow has been witnessing an exponential growth meeting and sometimes beating the expectations of its founders. We are stormed with diverse projects in the field of Real Estate Development, Construction, Building Maintenance and Smart Building Solutions and has a consistent track record of excellent customer satisfaction by delivering quality works on time and in budget. Currently, Sparrow is a Class-A Contractor for the Public Works Department, Government of Kerala. Also, our energy innovation division is the all Kerala distributer and authorised installation provider for HDL Smart Bus home automation products. Our new Smart Bus showroom is coming up at Ambalamukku near Kowdiar.
Why choose Trivandrum?
Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala is blessed with immense un-explored opportunities. These opportunities at the city resulted in huge investments being attracted to Trivandrum in various fields including IT, ITES, Infrastructure, Tourism and Transport sectors and have in turn offered a steady and consistent growth for the town. This growth factor is likely to span steadily over a long period of time and hence makes Trivandrum a hot destination for any players in the Infrastructure and Housing sectors. Sparrow, being a diversified player in various fields, naturally found Trivandrum as an ideal destination to spread its wings as there are potential opportunities in all the areas of interest.
Start up eco system in Trivandrum
Trivandrum indeed offers excellent start up opportunities for any entrepreneur. The low start-up cost, the unexplored opportunities in diverse fields offering room for multiple players , the availability of technical experts & institutions and the presence of state’s administrative headquarters provides hassle free opening for any start up entrepreneur. The traffic and transportation facilities, climatic conditions and the soil characteristics of the city are also comparatively favorable at Trivandrum.
The frequent traffic disruptions due to various processions hinder the smooth physical movements through the heart of the city. The availability of labour is diminishing day by day and the major construction works need to be depended entirely on immigrant laborers.
On improving the startup eco system in Trivandrum
An overall improvement on the infrastructure facilities at the Capital is expected to exponentially boost the flow of investments. The development of Vizhinjam Sea-Port, the efficiency boost of public transport including modern transportation facilities and providing state of the art citizen amenities at public spaces will in turn attract more citizens to live at this comfortable city.
Startup Corner wish Team Sparrow all the very best