Partner, Chief Engineer
Partner, Chief Execution Officer
Yehuda Gal (dec.) Founder
Ogalim Ltd. is a leading construction and development company which was founded in 2000 by the late Civil Engineer Yehuda Gal and his sons. Nowadays, the company is headed by Nir Kotai, while Roni Gal serves as its Chief Engineer and Asaf Gal as its Chief Execution Officer. The company specializes in the construction of large-scale, complex projects that pose engineering and execution challenges, and it is active mainly in the construction of education and public institutes across Israel.
Over the years, the company has executed various and diverse projects in central Israel including schools, sports halls, hospital wings, conservation buildings etc., and it specializes in planning and building educational and public institutes including according to green building standards with a certification.
In recent years, the company has also entered the urban renewal segment and has been responsible for execution residential projects under the Tama 38 framework.
The Late Yehuda Gal, Founder
Yehuda was born in Slovakia and immigrated to Israel in 1949 as the only child of holocaust survivors. Over the years, he married Orna and together they built a family with four children. By education he has a B.Sc., Civil Engineering from the Technion, and he practiced civil engineering throughout his entire life, as an educator, as a private and public supervisor and as an execution professional. As the years went by Yehuda rose up to the execution ladder until he was appointed as the CEO of a private company which, at its peak, constructed public projects of very large scales across Israel. Upon leaving that company, he and his sons founded the family-owned company Ogalim. He passed away unexpectedly in 2013 and the company’s operations continue his vision and legacy.
Highest Contractor Classification
The company has a C5 Contractor Classification, the highest classification in the construction industry. This classification enables it to build with unlimited financial and physical scopes. The company complies with the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The company specializes in executing construction and development works, including planning and execution of large-scale and complex construction works. In addition to this classification, Ogalim is also a recognized contractor for government works and a recognized contractor of the Ministry of Defense.
The Company’s Clientele
The company’s clientele includes public agencies across Israel including the municipalities of Ramat Gan, Ramat HaSharon, Petach Tikva, Ra’anana and Beit Shemesh; The Economic Municipal Company for the Development of Hod HaSharon, the Economic Development Company of Herzliya, The Economic Company Netanya and more. The main projects that the company has been executing nowadays are conducted in the framework of the concession of Mashcal to construct education and public institutes. In this framework, the company has been planning and building numerous projects with an annual scope of about NIS 80 million, while in the framework of private works the company’s annual project scope amounts to about NIS 40 million, including Tama 38 projects and building expansion projects in Tel Aviv. Currently, the company is building an education complex in Glil Yam with a financial scope of about NIS 100 million, which includes a subterranean parking area, a school, a sports hall and kindergartens, with a total area of about 22,000 sq.m.
Young and Dynamic
Ogalim currently employs about 30 employees: engineers, work managers and headquarters staff, each of them from the top-tier of their respective fields. Most of the employees are relatively young, a fact which contributes to the company’s young and dynamic atmosphere. This atmosphere enables the company to respond to fields that arise from the field very quickly, to meet timetables and budget limits, to invest thought and creativity and to successfully find out-of-the-box solutions.
Over the years, the company has accumulated vast experience in the optimal planning and execution of projects from the permit’s statutory proceedings and up to the delivery of a key to a perfect building, including occupation permit/completion certificate and development work as required. Thus, it serves as a single point of contact for its customers, who can rest assured knowing that they can turn to the company’s representatives at any time.
Areas of Operations
The company is mainly active in the construction of education and public institutes across Israel – schools, sports halls, culture centers – with an emphasis on particularly complex large-scale projects. A secondary area of operations is the urban renewal segment, where the company is executing Tama 38/1 projects. Due to the good relationships that the company built with the local authorities in which jurisdictions it operates, it benefits from financial strength and from years-long strong and steady cash flows. Over the past three years, the company has been experiencing a particularly strong growth momentum.
Meticulous Attention to Worksite Safety
Ogalim is very strict about its compliance with the work safety procedures and guidelines, and the company invests greatly in safety, including through daily safety compliance checks of the workers.
Over the years, the company has built diverse and very large projects, including the following:
Morasha Education Complex, Ramat HaSharon: The company built an education complex covering 9,000 sq.m., including a school with an area of about 6,000 sq.m. and a sports hall and community center with an area of about 3,000 sq.m. this complex engineering project is considered to be extraordinary both at the attentive planning level and at the luxury finishes level.
Municipal Culture Center, Beit Shemesh: The company is building a multi-level municipal culture center with about 500 seats.
Yitzhak Shamir Education Center, Petach Tikva: The company is building an education complex in Petach Tikva on an area of 12,000 sq.m., which includes a middle-school and a high-school as well as a sports hall and an auditorium.
The “Radin” Yeshiva, Netanya: The company built for the Yeshiva’s institutes a complex with a prayer and study hall as well as 64 boarding rooms and staff rooms.
26-32 Keren HaYesod, Ra’anana: The company built, for Ashdar Boutique Ltd., A Tama 38/1 project which included seismic retrofitting and expansion of 64 existing apartments in 4 existing residential buildings, as well as adding 32 new apartments to the complex.
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