Raouf Ahmad – Owner, TECHNO KASHMIR
Right from his young age, Raouf Ahmad, used to fancy decorating his own home and finally in 2016, when he turned 25, he decided to take an entrepreneurial plunge by launching his own venture into interior designing. With a mission to preserve the dreams of his clients regarding their living spaces and execute the same in full glory, TECHNO KASHMIR, started its journey from Srinagar. And in last 7 years, they have been successfully creating happy customers around. This happens when one turns his childhood passion into business venture.
Raouf started TECHNO KASHMIR with a capital investment of 10 lakh, which is now almost 1 crore worth company that offers a collection of unique combination of classical and contemporary styles blended with magical authenticity. The concepts are conceptualized in decorating the house for a comfortable and energy efficient stay of the beloved ones at home. Home is an emotion and reflects the taste and lifestyle of the dweller, and hence sticking to their brief is an utmost necessity of interior business. Raouf Ahmad’s firm efficiently carries out all interior works that includes flooring & tiling, false ceiling, wallpaper and wall painting, modular kitchen setup, wardrobe, kid’s room, furniture and lighting work and others. In a word, their integrated services will transform the entire project into a heaven through cost effective manner.
As government registered e-marketplace firm, TECHNO KASHMIR is committed to provide quality output thereby exceeding customer expectations. Raouf Ahmad happily shares,
“At TECHNO KASHMIR, we boast of having over hundreds of happy customers. The reason for this is simple, we ensure that our customer expectations and final product are in sync with each other. This has led to a very strong customer recommendation network across the city as well as state.”
The designing team is so passionate about their work that they treat each and every project as their own and executes the same with utmost care and professionalism. In spite of being affordable, TECHNO KASHMIR is not known to compromise with quality and punctuality. They strictly adhere to project timelines, maintains complete transparency, employs experienced professionals, does expert supervision, open for customisation and actively responds to client queries. This is what makes them the most sought-after brand and a reliable one too in Kashmir market. Raouf candidly admits that,
“Actually, nothing encourages more than your passion. I had a passion for designing, as well as equal zeal of setting up my own business and so I did.”
Like a true professional he takes inspiration from his team who works sincerely to get their clients’ work done efficiently. He is also very careful about his professional and personal life and doesn’t mix the two and skilfully have drawn a line between the both. Even though he had some ups and downs in his personal life, he didn’t allow that to have a scar in his business. And in his venture, like any entrepreneur, he faced financial hardships at initial stages. Lack of proper resources and portfolio too made him suffer for a while. However, he started very low, kept doing small projects and steadily build up a portfolio to gain bigger projects in the later stages.
To all new comers in this line of work, he advises that ‘dedication, hard work & creativity’ are the essential skillset needed to shine in this field. Above all passion to continue in this profession also helps to remain afloat in the long run. Creativity too plays an important role, because that’s how you differentiate your offerings than the existing players in the market. Interior designing is here to stay with great prospect. Due to rapid urbanisation and boom in real estate market, more and more flats are being constructed and people’s want for decorating their living space will be there by default. Even though he has not yet received any kind of professional award, Raouf always believes that one day this effort will be recognised by industry body. And to that humble thought we wish him all the best.