Journey of GEM Engserv

The Journey The journey of GEM Engserv began in 2009 when ITSI, a US based contractor specializing in federal Design Built projects, decided to set up a back office in India to manage heavy workload of quantity estimation during the bidding season that typically runs from June to September. Owing to the difficulties in setting up a company in India and managing the same remotely, this idea soon gave way to outsourcing the quantity estimation services to an Indian company. GEM Engserv Pvt. Ltd. took up the challenge to fulfil this need of ITSI.


ITSI took the first step hesitatingly, asking GEM to hire two Quantity estimators and offered to arrange a familiarization program. GEM, thus started with two part-time directors,two newly recruited Quantity Estimators and a bare 250 sqft room for an office. One of the first employees was sent to the office of ITSI at Walnut Creek, San Francisco. With the GEM Quantity Estimators fully meeting the expectations of ITSI estimation team, the initial hesitation soon turned into confidence. This led to a gradual expansion of the team from two persons to fifteen persons. From Quantity Estimation, Gem’s services expanded to cover Scheduling, Design reviews and Document audits.


In tandem with this growth, GEM also started to build up separate teams to foray into the Indian Real Estate and Infrastructure market.


Nearing a head count of 100, GEM now offers a range of services that include:


  • Quantity & cost Estimation
  • Rebar detailing & drafting
  • Quality management advisory and Third Party QC
  • Contracts management advisory
  • MEP design and Estimation
  • Project Management Consultancy
  • Other technical services such as structural audits, technical audits, Training, Management consulting


GEM believes in providing an open work culture in which employees get opportunities to hone their skills, thrive in a professional environment and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set. Our goal is to provide value added technical service of International Quality at competitive price. We believe in a continual update of skills of our employees and client’s engineers and these blogs are aimed at achieving this objective.