The founder of the company ZARS is Givi Karkashadze (1930-2006).
In 1950 Givi Karkashadze graduated the Batumi State Marine School in the “Hydroconstructions” speciality. He was appointed to Odessa for Odessa seaport building.
Odessa became the second motherland for Mr. Karkashadze, to which he devoted all his life.
Mr. Karkashadze tried all the production stages from the foreman to the head of the largest building industrial association "Odespromstroy". At the same time, he graduated the Odessa Construction Engineering Institute in "Industrial and Civil еngineering".
Under the leadership of Mr. Karkashadze during 55 years of work millions of square meters of housing were handed over, and such districts as “Cheryomushki”, “Tairova” and "Kotovskogo” were built.
He had hundreds of socially oriented objects in Odessa and Odessa region: Regional Clinical hospital in Suvorovsky district, Hospital and sanatorium for disabled veterans, Publishing house “Chernomorskaya Communa”, educational buildings of Polytechnical Institute and Building Academy, schools, kindergartens and many other objects.
Under the leadership of Givi Karkashadze modern industrial complexes were put into operation: The Odessa port plant on ammonia and carbamide production, the plants «Kinap», «ZOR», «Tsentrolit», «Neptun», «Shtorm», the Plant of the peripheral equipment, ZDSK-3 (New base), Reinforced concrete goods, the Plant of ceramsite gravel (vil. Kulindorovo), the Plant of rubber and technical goods, “Stroygidravlika”, “Presmash”, the Plant of the medical equipment in Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, the Plant of piston rings, Cardboard-paper-mill and many other objects.
In 1988 the Ministry of Industrial Building of the USSR appointed Givi Karkashadze as the head of the Soviet specialists performing building of strategic objects in Iraq.
In 1996 Mr. Karkashadze founded the company ZARS which he managed the last 10 years of his life. The inhabitants of Odessa call the houses constructed by the company ZARS the "Karkashadze Houses".
For great labour merits in development of national-state building, Givi Karkashadze was awarded by two Awards of the Labour Red Banner, the Order of Friendship of the people, and many medals. For active public, charity and patronage Givi Karkashadze was awarded by the medal of G. G. Marazli of the IIIrd degree. For the heavy contribution into the post-war reconstruction of Odessa and longstanding fruitful activity in the building industry, Kirpichny Lane was renamed into Karkashadze Lane by the decision of the Odessa City Council.
The continuity of generations
Mdm. Inessa Karkashadze is the owner of the company ZARS Ltd. since 2006 (earlier Givi Karkashadze was the founder of "ZARS" Ltd.).
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