About Us

The CEO of the company & Shareholder is Raymond Guest, who has been involved in real estate since 1976 when he began his career as an estate agent. Raymond was first introduced to the domestic construction industry when he joined Supextra Builders in 1978 and headed their property sales division. He was initially involved with vacant land sales and construction in the Sunward Park area in Boksburg with property developers JCI. Eventually he concentrated mainly on building contracts because of his passion for design and bringing those plans to life!

When that company split, he teamed up with one of the ex directors, and the company, Marais & Guest was formed.

The Government had introduced a subsidy to all future new home owners providing that their building contracts and land purchase agreements did not exceed the sum of R120,000.

He won an award for the best designed home at the “YFHEX”, Young Family Homes Exhibition held in Klippoortjie, Germiston.

The company also diversified into the home improvement market and completed many alteration and extension projects. Their first exposure to cluster homes was initiated when they were commissioned to design and construct Marmarius, an upmarket development consisting of 10 individually designed homes situated on Van Buuren Road in Bedfordview.

During this period, Raymond served on the committee of  the Boksburg Estate Agents Association as treasurer. He also served on the committee of the “Estate Agents Board”.

In 1994 his partner decided to enjoy an early retirement and a new challenge arose. Raymond Guest (Pty) Ltd, trading as Raymond Guest Construction, Design and Developments was born.

In 1995 the company was recognised as a Master Builder, which has since been replaced by the “NHBRC”, National Home Builders Registration Council.