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