In the words of Brenda Laurel, the pioneer of virtual reality, “A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.” With this disposition, the architect- civil engineer duo, Ashwini and Girish Ragha, brought Ashray Developers to life in 1995. With luxury apartments, luxury villas, residential complexes, and commercial projects dotted along North Goa’s navigation, Ashray Developers is a well- recognised real estate development firm.
Ashray, literally translates to ‘shelter,’ but the company translates Ashray to more. With hard work, fortitude, and the zeal for world-class design and execution, the team provides luxury residential and commercial developments.
At Ashray, project creation is considered an art. Client inputs are chronicled, and progress is analysed, as premium design and high quality materials come together. At the same time, the respective visions of Girish and Ashwini, add perfection and brilliance to every Ashray property.
“Quality, quality, quality to the absolute last detail, that is our sole focus. We pour all our energies into making the finest built quality in town. Do not expect anything less from us.”– the Ashray ethos
Having nurtured Ashray from ground zero, Ashwini and Girish want the work to speak for itself. The couple understands the intricacies of working together, and appreciate each other’s inputs. While, work conversations tend to overlap dining table talk, they consider it an advantage, as in this case, the biggest admirer is also the strongest critic.
When it comes to division of work, the art of visualisation falls in Ashwini’s lap. A student of Goa College of Architecture, she spends time recognising client choices, keeping the classic and trending design aesthetics in vision, and then, churns out the best-laid plans.
“People should look at our work and be struck by it—the attention to detail, the material used, the design elements. It all comes together as a sales pitch in itself.” — Ashwini Ragha
But, homes are not built on paper, and the masterful strokes of Girish, come into play. A civil engineer from Gogte University of Technology in Belgaum, he loves a challenge, and pushes innovation with every development. With the duo’s expertise integrated, a variety of beautiful developments have become home to families, and businesses in Goa.
Girish measures success by what the existing clients feel, “I don’t want to sell because of advertising, but because we organically keep growing with appreciation from existing clients.”