CEO, Lebogang Zulu was introduced to alternatve building technologies by her late friend, the Bafana Bafana footballer, Shoes Moshoeu to a wide horizon of endless possibilities opened. At the time she was working for Eskom. Ms. Zulu left Eskom to venture into alternative construction where
she started her construction company, Tshitshirisang Construction & Projects. The company within only six years of business delivered 84 classrooms for the Gauteng Department of Education. The construction company also completed 4 main stream schools within this period in partnership with the Independent Development Trust (IDT).
In 2017 Lebogang Zulu acquired AV Light Steel from the late Vincent Bender, who at that stage was her preferred supplier of roof trusses. Currently AV Light Steel is the only licensed manufacturer in the North West Province and is thus positioned brilliantly to fill a huge need in the Northern parts of South Africa and its neighbouring countries.
Since acquiring AV Light Steel (Pty) Ltd, the company has grown considerably and has ventured into manufacturing a wide range of building material such as metal roof sheet coverings, light gauge steel frames, AV Light Steel’s own innovative building technology “The Fortis Building System” and various other industry required components all related to alternative building Technology. The expansion of the business directly led to the creation of jobs and skills within the North West Province all possible with the assistance of the company's co-funders, ABSA, DTI (Department of Trade & Industry) & IDC (Industrial Development Corporation).