After establishing and operating several small businesses which were later successfully sold. Garieth decided to follow his passion in the construction industry. As a natural entrepreneur, armed with previous experience in the corporate environment, project co-ordination and client services management, he founded Benchmark Construct in 2006.
Starting out as a demolition, excavations and building material supply company, with a keen eye on construction projects, the company was born. As the company expanded our appetite for construction projects, with a fair amount of projects and self funded property developments, we made the change to a full construction outfit in 2010.
After many years of discussions and planning, Niyaaz Hendricks joined Benchmark Construct as part owner and director in 2012. Niyaaz has a Diploma in Building Management, Btech in Quantity Surveying and is a registered Quantity Surveyor with (SACQSP - South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession).
He brings with him many years of experience in the corporate construction environment, working with some of the bigger companies in the South African construction industry, as well as being majority shareholder in a medium sized construction company. He has developed himself into a results-driven quantity surveyor and project manager with expertise in cost control, procurement strategies and feasibility studies. His skill set includes his ability to effectively manage costs relating to civil engineering and building projects, whilst achieving the requisite quality standards.
His abilities in assessing service and project cost effectiveness as well as tracking actual costs through project development renders him a core asset to the leadership team.