About New Victor Projects
The road to our sucsess

HISTORY & TEAM

ESTABLISHED

2002

The company is owned and operated by the father and son duo of Ken and Grant Viljoen who started the company in 2002 and registered it as Victor Turnkey Projects cc in 2004. The company was changed to a Pty Ltd company in 2016.

MERGER DATE

2011

The company as it exists today is the result of a merger between the independent building operations of Ken and Grant who merged in 2011 when they were awarded the first building contract in the prestigious Waterfall Estate.

COMPLETED HOMES

65

In the past nine years Victor Projects has completed 65 new homes and boasts a list of just about as many references. The company currently has 14 houses under construction with on average one or two completed houses handed over per month and a target of two new projects started per month.

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TEAM

GOAL & MISSION

Since its early beginnings, Victor Projects has understood the importance of establishing successful partnerships. We know that delivering a bespoke home that matches your imagination of design and creativity benchmarks requires a collaborative team approach. To deliver an all-inclusive, fully-integrated design and construction service to you means we are listening to you, at all times. We understand how important it is to communicate and collaborate on key decisions; we also understand that every little detail matters to you too.

YEARS EXPERIENCE

2011

Master builder Ken Viljoen established Victor Projects in Johannesburg over 41 years ago as a turnkey building solution for both residential and commercial construction.

PERMANENT STAFF MEMBERS

48

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Today, his son, Grant Viljoen, and an elite team of 48 permanent employees continue the tradition of quality construction services. In 2016, Victor Turnkey Projects expanded our business reach to service customers based in Cape Town and surrounds, as well.

KEN VILJOEN

Ken is a master builder entrepreneur with an incredible flair for design, an eye for detail and a passion for perfection.  

Ken has been in the construction industry for almost 50 years qualifying as a draughtsman in 1970 and then as an electrical consulting engineer in 1972. The early part of his career was spent on large commercial projects such as the Parklane clinic in Johannesburg, the Standard Bank Head Office in Market Street, the Swartkops Power Station in Port Elizabeth and the Malelane Sugar Mill in Mpumalanga. 

In 1975 Ken began building houses and completed his first house in Helderkruin, Roodepoort in that same year. He continued building houses, many of which were designed by himself, for nearly 20 years until in 1992 he left the building industry to pursue the second of his lifelong passions. 

Between 1992 and 2002 Ken designed and manufactured several ranges of golf equipment that became successful global brands. The company which boasted brands such as Avenger, Anvil and Safari Golf Equipment was eventually sold to the Gary Player Group. 

In 2002 Ken re-entered the construction industry and completed more than 30 homes in many suburbs of the greater Johannesburg, two petrol stations in Soweto before joining forces with Grant. 

Grant Viljoen

Grant is an entrepreneur accountant with specialist sales, marketing and business management skills. Grant shares his dads flair for design, details and perfection. 

Grant qualified as a bachelor of commerce from the University of South Africa in 1993 and after winning the prestigious Kessel Feinstein Award for the highest marks in accounts III, cut short his pursuit of accounting honors to pursue a career in magazine publishing. 

By the age of 24 Grant would own Redsand Publishing the largest contract publishing group in SA, which owned and published 22 magazines, a newspaper, had its own design and reproduction company and also owned half a radio station. The company had 165 staff members and turned over R 30 million a year. In 2001 it was sold to Core Holdings a company listed on the JSE.  

In 2002 Grant started Orange Press Publishing which would later become Push Media Holdings and traded successfully until 2010 when Grant sold the business to Highbury Safika Media (Pty) Ltd a Cape Town based publisher who wanted a Johannesburg based operation. Grant managed the Johannesburg operation reporting directly to the CEO for 18 months before leaving the publishing industry and starting his first building project. 

Grant began studying building plans, the NHBRC guidelines and other building related resources and build an excel based costing tool that would provide extremely accurate costing information and a vital business tool that is still key to the business today. 

The people that make us a great choice

KEY PERSONNEL

Ruan Swiegelaar

Ruan joined our company this year as a senior project manager. He has national diploma in Building Science and a bachelors degree in Quantity Surveying. Ruan has been employed to work directly with and for Ken with the aim that he will be able to take over Kens role in the business in time to come. 

Bernard Calmeyer

A mature and experienced project manager who apart from his vast site management skills and experience also handles dealings with the city council and building inspectors.

Brett Montgomery

Brett is a project manager wo has been with the company for 8 years. He has apprenticed in the company and specializes in steel work and slabs. 

 

Ryan Hyslop

Ryan has a bachelors degree in Quantity Surveying and works directly with Grant. Ryan has added much value to the costing process and performs key functions in the management of building contracts, construction programs, tenders and sub-contractor communications.

Rodney Viljoen

Rodney is our procurement manager who manages our internal accounts department, places orders and performs a vital role of ensuring that our paperwork is always professionally administered, up to date and most importantly available for our clients.

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