Indore based Makemyhouse.com is an online architectural services platform that connects architects and allied professionals with project owners who are planning to build or renovate their homes or offices. The startup offers project owners a comprehensive directory of architects/interior designers from across the country and allows them to post their requirements with a quick response time. Founded in 2016 by Husain Johar and Mustafa Johar, Makemyhouse.com is focused on turning a dream home or workplace into reality.
The construction Industry in India is highly unorganized with a significant brick and mortar presence. For end users, finding the right designer or contractor for a big or small job is cumbersome and time consuming. At the service providers [designers/contractors] end, generating new business is tough as most leads are based on word of mouth recommendations of previous customers. This is the problem that Makemyhouse.com is solving. With its vast array of 1000+ readily available creative designs, floor plans, 3D/2D elevation designs, structural and working drawings across categories spanning commercial buildings, hotels, apartments and row houses among others, project owners can instantly select a plan of their choice and start building in no time. Additionally, it also offers customized design plans which are delivered on time by a team of expert architects and designers with 5 levels of design checks.
For architects and interior designers, the platform offers the freedom to work irrespective of geographical location, choose their project and monetize their work. It also helps them to get exposed to new trends, products and materials in their respective fields, accelerating their professional growth.
The platform has witnessed enormous traction with over 1800+ projects completed, a customer base of 3000+ and has generated Rs.1.5 cr+ business in 2017-18.
Reflecting on their journey, Husain Johar, Founder and Creative Head, Makemyhouse.com India Pvt Ltd, said, ‘Our passion for designing coupled with the existing gaps in the industry and a large addressable market, inspired us to start Makemyhouse.com. With over 11 million homes expected to be built by 2025 and a rapidly growing interior markets in segments like modular kitchens, sanitary ware, led lightings and furniture, the opportunity for industry professionals including architects, interior designers and civil contractors, is enormous. With Makemyhouse.com and its online-only approach, we are helping these professionals generate income irrespective of geography. Project owners on the other hand, can build/renovate their homes or offices in an efficient and cost effective manner. It’s a win- win situation for all and we hope to emerge as the leading player in the online architectural services segment in 2 years."
The expansion strategy of Makemyhouse.com going ahead is to increase revenues by augmenting the head count. The company is poised to grow its topline at a CAGR of 350% on a YoY basis in FY 2018-19 with a head count growth of 100%.