a few words about us

Orange County Group was founded in the year 2005, humbly, with the construction of a single tower, 42 apartment project at Pashan-Sus Road in Pune, named after the Orange County, a populous county in California, by one of the group's first clients, who was working then in Infosys and hence his US connection. The initial residents of Orange County-I were the young Indian software engineers: young, global, open, intelligent and ambitious. They drove the group to think about the international measures and best practices in construction.

But the real story of Orange County Group began when Mr. Sandeep Sonigra, the founder of the group and a Civil Engineer himself, saw a wind mill atop a building somewhere near Vashi, while going to Mumbai, from Pune, and had a vision of reinventing construction process in India with the help of modern but available technologies and invention of new technologies where there is none, to create a new, green, sustainable, urban lifestyle in India that will be contemporary but not far from the old Indian traditional living values.

MANAGING PARTNER

Sandeep Sonigra

Mr. Sandeep Sonigra, a B.E. (Civil), a topper throughout in his academic career, is the co-founder of the Orange County Group. He shapes and approves group strategies, reviews results, research and development of green construction technologies and helps set the overall direction of the group.

MANAGING PARTNER

Anand Chhajed

Mr. Anand Chhajed, the other co-founder, is a diploma holder in Civil Engineering and a dedicated and well-known public servant. He was elected the youngest corporator in the Pune Municipality Corporation. He sets and supervises the overall business direction of the group and oversees land procurements and public relations.

MANAGING COMMITTEE

Sachin Kankaria

Mr. Sachin Kankaria is an Architect with decades of experience working with transnational companies, thereby, in charge of the designing and liasioning for the group. His conceptualization and critical reviews of the architectural designs builds the first philosophical pillar of the group: DESIGN.

Rahul Sonigra

Mr. Rahul Sonigra is a Bachelor of Arts and with more than 15 years of experience in real estate development- looking after the onsite implementation, inter-departments co-ordination and material procurement. Searching for new and innovative materials and their feasibilities comes under his purview.

Abhijit Chhajed

Mr. Abhijit Chhajed is a Post Graduate with an experience of more than 10 years in overseeing real estate projects from conceptualization to possession. He is in charge of quality control, cost management, scheduling, vendor management, administration and HRD for the group.

Nitin Dhoka

Mr. Nitin Dhoka is a Graduate having an experience of more than 15 years in FMCG and distribution business and 5 years in real estate. He is in charge of land procurement and legal compliances, while simultaneously being responsible for all the statutory requirements for the group.