Profile: Ahid Gafoor
After his studies in Architecture from the University of Houston, Texas, Mr. Ghafoor began his professional career as an Assistant to Principal Architect with Bechtel Engineering Inc,
His second assignment was as a Project Manager with McLelland Fugro Construction Firm, Although most of his experience has been in the United States, a few of his assignments ranging from $ 1 million to $550 million have been on overseas projects.
In 1992, Mr. Ghafoor formed a company called Innovative Design/Build. Its first venture was the design and building of a 5,400 sq ft home in Colleyville, Texas. Since then Mr. Ghafoor never looked back, and now Innovative Home Design /Build has grown into successful, profitable company.
Mr. Ghafoor credit his success to three key principles:
- Stay focused, never give up, try, and try until you succeed.
- Always look for new ideas (INNOVATIVE), take pride in your work, create enduring grace and beauty for people to admire and appreciate.
- Continue to learn and educate your self, surround your self with educated, and dedicated people with positive thinking and “can do” spirit.
Mr. Ghafoor has been actively involved in several civic activities:
- Vice President, Citizen Police Academy
- one year as appointed second year as elected.
- General Secretary and Treasurer, local community organization.
Mr. Ghafoor is a hands on result oriented person actively involved in various phases of a project; from initial client sit down, creating client project profile, to design phase and implementation. This includes budgeting, financial planning, procurement and compliance with applicable city, state and federal codes. He considers on time on budget project completion priceless.
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