- Founder Chairman
Shri Govindbhai C Patel epitomised the dauntless entrepreneurial sprit of a visionary always on the march to change the destiny of real estate development in Ahmedabad. Acclaimed as the top businessman of the city and lauded for his dynamic, pioneering and innovative genius, Govindbhai was an inspiring leader with sterling qualities. His success story fired the imagination of a generation of Ahmedabad entrepreneurs, business leaders and many progressive companies.
Govindbhai C. Patel is a pioneer in the Organized Housing and Construction Industry of Ahmedabad. He commenced the Real Estate and Construction business way back in the early 1960s. During the initial stages, construction activities centered primarily on government contracts. Under the aegis of Ganesh Housing, real estate development and advancement of commercial and residential housing projects by private players took to the forefront.
Shri Govindbhai C. Patel floated Ganesh Housing Corporation Limited in 1991. Under the Chairmanship of Shri Govindbhai, the Company came out with an IPO (Initial Public Offering) in 1993. Ganesh Housing is one of the first real estate development companies to receive an ISO 9001:2000 certification from world renowned Intertek(earlier known as KPMG) for its construction methodology and quality work. It is a pioneer in using earthquake resistant structures in Gujarat. Ganesh Housing was also at the forefront of bringing the SEZ (Special Economic Zone) format to Gujaratby signing an MOU with the Government of Gujarat in 2006. Under his leadership, the Ganesh Group has excelled due to quality workmanship and timely execution of projects. During his lifetime he received various awards and accolades for his outstanding contribution to the Real Estate and Construction Industry, including a Lifetime Achievement award in 2011.
He strongly believed in giving back to the society in a big way and supported several initiatives through the Govindbhai C. Patel Foundation. He was alsoclosely associated withseveral Charitable Institutions. He formed a trust thateven today supports causes such as Education, Healthcare and Organ Donation.
In building homes, he built a legacy that is sure to continue for generations to come.