We can’t speak highly enough of the James Bro's team. When we engaged James Bros our architect outlined the minimal build time would be at least 12 month, this was based on building similar houses over a number of years. Brady and his team took this on as a challenge and within the first two months we were 3 weeks ahead of our project plan. Getting out of the ground quickly ensured Brady and his team stayed ahead of the game throughout the build process. The build started in April-14 and we were in by Feburary-15.
Based on a competitive tender process we found that James Bros priced competitively but equally importantly we found them to be flexible on the structure of contract.
From the outset, the communication was fantastic; I would speak with Brady at least two to three times a week outside the regular weekly site meetings. Importantly Brady was extremely proactive and always front footing any potential issues that needed our input.
The work ethic from the whole team was amazing, there was nothing thrown at them that they couldn't resolve (they turned up every day regardless of the weather). The quality of the workmanship and work ethic was demonstrated by the fact that that the majority of our neighbours in the street all wanted to book James Bros post our build.
The overriding aspect of the job was their pride in workmanship and total commitment to customer satisfaction. We have no hesitation in recommending the James Bros team. If you want a job done to the highest standard at a fair price then you can’t go past James Bros.
- Nick & Helen Congdon
Brady not only built our holiday home in the Coromandel but he project managed the build as well. This was extremely helpful for us as we lived in Auckland and therefore felt that the stresses of all the organisation was taken off us and in turn capably done by Brady. We found him to be extremely reliable and competent. As this was our first experience building we also found him to be open and honest when it came to giving advice on the design and concept of the house.
When you are investing a lot financially and emotionally into a home you ultimately want a builder that you can trust and that communicates regularly to you throughout the project - we couldn’t have asked for more from Brady in this area. We would certainly not hesitate to recommend Brady as not only a hard worker but a genuine and great guy who you will enjoy working with.
- Jeremy & Anna Stanley
Brady and his team did a fantastic job of building our bach in Whangapoua. Not only was the quality of the build excellent but we were overseas for the entire build so Brady did a great job of project managing and keeping us up to date and liaising with the architect along the way. Brady was extremely easy to deal with and made the whole process smooth and enjoyable. I would recommend Brady and his team to anyone who was considering building or improving their home.
- Brad & Marlene Jackson
Brady is the kind of builder you hope for. Punctual, practical, listens to your ideas, has his own and backs them up with good craft. What's more he delivered on time and on budget - great job!
- Simon Shepherd
Brady - thank-you for doing such an amazing job on our renovation. It was a pleasure to work with you. We really appreciate all the time and effort you put into it. You had everything under control, made good decisions (and stopped us from making some bad ones!) and generally made the whole process run smoothly. Thank-you!
- Pip & Stu O'Connor
Willie James built two houses for me in late 2010 and I was extremely pleased with the results. I had met Willie a few months earlier when I had two competent but tired builders already building for me. At Willies suggestion I designed the houses with his input and then had his draughtsman take the plans to consent stage. From there he organised subcontractors and was always thinking of ways to streamline, speed up or economise the process. He and another builder he engaged completed two 130 m2 houses on a sloping site in Titirangi in less than 6 months.
I spent a lot of time on site and was the labourer and runabout, a role I was happy to play as it kept costs down. Willie was great to work with; fun, competent, efficient and helpful. Nothing was a problem and his positive attitude saw all hiccups as challenges to enjoy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Willie for projects of any size.
- Grant Finch
Willie James built a property for us in Whangapoua on the Coromandel. This was the first house we have built and we could not have been more pleased with the final outcome. The property was situated a considerable distance from our place of residence and therefore it was important that we found someone we could trust with all aspects of the build. Willie was able to provide that for us and completed the build ensuring our new place was everything we had envisioned.
Project management – organised all the appropriate contractors and co-ordinated every aspect of the build.
Building – the construction and finish was of a very high quality and there have been no issues that have arisen some years on;
Excellent communicator – kept in contact on a regular basis providing updates and several suggestions for improvements where appropriate;
Flexibility – was able to adapt and provide for last minute changes to our plan.
Work Ethic – worked extremely quickly ensuring labour costs were kept to a minimum and the build was completed well inside of set time lines.
Should we build for a second time, we would not hesitate to use him again.
- F Ebbett & A Clarkin
We had a small job to install some bi-folding doors into our living area. Willie was professional, had helpful advice, completed the job on time and communicated through out the process. I would highly recommend him.
- Hamish & Marisa Carter