Redesigning the business world

Starting small and broadening their footprint, the team at Kake’s Renovations is aiming for the stars.

18 April 2019 | Business

Ester Kamati

Founded by Tuhafeni Kashe, a renovation, landscaping, décor and construction company in Windhoek is changing the construction scene one renovation at a time. Kake’s Renovations was established in 2016 under Juka Investments after a niche was observed in the market for landscaping. The entity gradually moved into renovations and then moderate construction because they saw a scarcity of that type of service.

This one-stop-shop does it all from renovations to décor leaving nothing else for clients to do but move into their newfound space. Currently, the company has eight permanent workers and 20 part-time employees. When hiring, the company aims to secure a workforce of young people have just recently graduated and do not have the opportunities that they deserve due to a lack of experience. This gives them a platform to learn from experts in the industry while simultaneously curbing unemployment in the country.

The executives of the business believe that the best marketing tool is word of mouth which they keenly believe is a powerful but, they also rely on social media platforms to get some traction. Kake’s Renovations is trusted by clients because they are very detail-oriented and pay close attention to everything from major construction to the most minor elements that could easily be overlooked.

The company is strongly driven by a team which believes in guidance and encouragement, something which has led the firm from its infancy. The team is evolving day by day and learning new and exciting ways to turn their clients’ houses into the dream homes that they have always wanted, and while they are at it, establishing strong connections with their clients.

It is a lasting goal for the establishment to grow and eventually provide employment for increasing numbers of people. Another target for the renovations company is the manufacturing industry which they plan on gradually getting into - albeit slowly but surely. They already have one foot in the door after they started producing blinds which they make and sell locally. This way, they secure a profit margin for the blinds and ensure quality work and products.

What makes the entity successful is that they are a close-knit team which believes in the strength of working together and having everyone on the same page which improves the efficiency and effectiveness of their work. They are a group of smart workers who ensure that the client’s needs are met at a fair and reasonable price.

Despite their positive mindsets and team effort however, every company faces challenges and this one is no exception. They are currently faced with the challenges that come with changes in the economy, which has decreased the number of jobs the company gets. The firm is nonetheless putting its best foot forward and countering this problem by expanding the business into various sectors. An example of this is how the entity does landscaping and soon, garden maintenance.

Kake’s Renovations maintains constant communication with clients, letting them in on most if not all of the decisions which makes the renovation process inclusive of the client’s opinions. In addition, they value after-sales service to the extent of doing check-ups on their clients once they have completed the job to ensure there are no problems with the services performed.

The business is also not Windhoek-bound as it has taken on projects in northern Namibia, namely in Ongwediva, in the coastal towns as well as farms all over Namibia. Speaking on motivating his employees, Kashe told Careers that he encourages an open policy with his employees and encourages them to speak up about any problems they experience at work or at home as he is willing to help however he can. Furthermore, employees are offered incentives for completing projects on time or before deadlines. He said these are not just employees but family.

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