"Making it happen"

Gold Coast: 0418 962 360

Testimonials

We have numerous testimonials from our happy clientele ranging from:

  • Understanding client requirements
  • On-site Confidant
  • Listening to client needs
  • Personal Service
  • Quality workmanship
  • Architect recommendation
  • Reliable, and early completion

Understanding client requirements - "From MASTER Piece to Master Builders we have you covered"

To Whom it may concern,

We signed a contract with Risen Developments to demolish & rebuild the front half of our home. We are very happy with the resulting transformation, designed by architect Mr Tom Cox, overseen and built by Risen Developments. We found the team to be very diligent, prompt & professional. They were always helpful & polite, and the entire project was completed to our satisfaction, within the promised time line & as close to the quoted price as possible. Any problems that cropped up were attended to without delay. We would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone considering work on their property.

Robin and Patti Workman.



On-site Confidant

We wanted to make sure that the builder we worked with on site was someone we trusted and knew would be able to guide us(gently) in the right direction, but would also respond positively to our input. Without hesitation I would say that you fulfilled that requirement.


We truly do wish you all the very best in your business and will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends.

RL



This is to thank you for the wonderful work your team has done on our house. We are thrilled with the outcome, and have really appreciated the way you have done the whole job.

 

You were the only builder who quoted, that took the time to speak to us to understand the job, and we had a lot more confidence in the quote as a result. You started on time, and finished on time and all the way through, respected the fact that we were living on the premises with two very small children. We couldn't believe it when you cleaned up every day. You kept to the project schedule even when the bath was stuck on the wharf for days and the wrong floorboards were delivered. You fixed the problems we raised (and there were not many) promptly and without arguing, and you responded to the changes in design that happened along the way.

We also really liked the team you brought in to work with you — they were competent, friendly and committed to doing a quality job. And this is what you all produced — a beautiful house that is lovely to live in and an experience that we can look back on with pleasure.

Thank you all so much.

Niki and Mick



Personal Service

My wife and I decided on a design by Tom Cox of Habitat Architects, to suit the needs of a narrow suburban block, close to the city. When it came time to elect a building company we chose your company, based on the more personalised service we received during the tendering process; with this firm we dealt directly with the man who owned the company.

The house was completed within project time and budget, including on-going design changes during construction to satisfy changing Council requirements. Nothing was ever a drama for Craig Preston, his staff and various sub-contractors, where we were constantly kept informed of construction progress. The completed house was superbly built and well finished - testament to the quality of work and attention to detail by Craig Preston Homes.

We didn’t choose the cheapest builder or the biggest company – we went with what we thought was the best. Our choice of architect and builder, quite simply, were two of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

In April 1999, Following the devastating hailstorm that ravaged Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, we were surprised when Craig Preston arrived unannounced at our front door the next day. He had called by with equipment and tradesmen, inquiring whether one of "his" houses had been damaged and if we needed any assistance. Yes it had... and we did! That's after sales service you'll go a long way to find in this day and age.

John

First floor addition

When our family outgrew our heritage semi-detached cottage, we had to make the decision, renovate or move. After discussions with an Architect we decided on the former. Tenders were called and we selected your company to carry out a first floor addition and partial ground floor renovation. We had to be particularly careful with our choice of builder due to Council requirements for the addition to be in keeping with the style of the surrounding buildings.

Like all serious renovations, things did not always go smoothly with rain at the wrong time and the discoveries one makes in old houses when the demolition commences. However, Craig and his team did an excellent job in getting us through the difficult times without causing us any inconvenience, even though we had chosen to live in the house whist the work was carried out.

The teamwork with our Architect was particularly good, and as we decided on a variation here and there, their flexibility showed through and all extras were carried out efficiently without any fuss. We were extremely happy with the workmanship and the professional attitude of Craig’s people. Our neighbours also, were full of praise with the way the team went out of their way to ensure that there was little inconvenience to them.

The result is a beautiful two-story semi, which blends perfectly with its heritage surroundings and is a real credit to Craig’s efforts.

Alan and Sue

Quality workmanship

We would very highly recommend Risen Developments Pty Ltd. Their work was of good quality. He & his team were always polite and nothing was too much trouble. The things that I like most about Risen was that they always communicated with me and kept me informed on what was scheduled for each week's work. His team finished the job within the allocated time frame and met with all council regulations.

My husband & I would be happy to use Risen Developments Pty Ltd for any building work in the future.

Thanks for the work Craig.

Tony & Jackie

Extensions and renovations

My wife and I contracted Craig Preston approximately 3 years ago to undertake extensions and renovations to our home at Bronte. These comprised the addition of a top story and alterations to the existing house.

The work was carried out to our complete satisfaction. The finished product demonstrates the top quality workmanship of Craig and his team.

Craig is a very capable builder. He is an excellent communicator and has a pleasant manner. He was available constantly during construction to discuss the aesthetics of the job to ensure the finish was as we envisaged it would be. When necessary, he suggested alterations to the plans. I found him to be trustworthy and honest.

Friends, on our recommendation, have since engaged Craig and he again proved his outstanding ability.

Veny & Jeny

Architect recommendation

Over the last few years, Risen Developments Pty Ltd has built a dozen projects, which we have designed and documented. We have also administered the building contracts for these projects. They have included new houses and alterations and additions to houses.

Risen have won these projects through competitive tendering. In quoting jobs he has gone into considerable detail to ensure that he has properly understood the project, and the quality of finishes which the client expected. He has developed a good system for tracking and documenting project costs and recording and agreeing variations. This has assisted clients, by giving them regular updates on the status of the project.

In these projects Risen has demonstrated a commitment to building well. The quality of his workmanship has been good and has satisfied our expectations. He has thought ahead and asked questions when needed. During construction he has contributed valuable ideas that have resulted in an improved outcome.

They have worked co-operatively. They have seen themselves and their workers, in conjunction with clients and architect, as being a team who together are creating a building, and a home. They have always endeavoured to listen well to what their clients are saying, and to respond appropriately. They treat people with respect. They have been fair and reasonable in their dealings with those with whom they work, both workers and clients.

Thomas Cox

HABITAT ARCHITECTS

Reliable, finished ahead of time

We had decided to renovate our home & were concerned about how to contract a reliable builder. We saw an ad for Craig Preston & thought we would give him a go.

We went no further. He prepared a very professional quote & discussed it with us in thorough detail. We just had a ‘gut feeling” that he would do a good job. He & his team were friendly, approachable & worked hard. In fact, they finished ahead of schedule.

Craig was very easy to talk to & was always willing to compromise & work with us. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any job.

Michael & Myra

Contact

Gold Coast: 0418 962 360

PO Box 1248
Elanora. QLD
Australia, 4221.

About us

At Risen we believe size does matter, but not where you think. We are NOT a volume building company  but we are BIG in the sense of maturity and have maintained our ability to give personal attention to detail and to our clients.

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