Testimonials

Thank you for a professional, speedy, impressive and satisfying job in constructing our rear deck. Your honesty in recommending design variations and materials selection was refreshing and appreciated from a company in an industry where, sadly, such honesty can be hard to find. Noel and Shane were both considerate, helpful gentlemen and conducted their work in a very professional manner. You have a good team working for you.

Julia and I are very happy with our new deck and have already recommended your company to friends of ours and will continue to do so. It’s been a pleasure doing business with you.

-Steve Wharton

We have been living in the home for three days now and it is truly spectacular – it seems amazing that what was theoretical for such a long time is finally real!

Thank you for accepting the challenge that was our quirky house and taking on board all the problems we presented to you. We especially appreciated all the attention to detail.

Once we are a bit sorted out we’d love to have everyone around who worked on the house to see the final product.

-Anna & Greg

Renovating your house is always a big step in any ones life. It takes money and a Mist, a trust that a building company will finish the job they start.

Choosing Creative Home Improvements to do our renovations came about from the ease that Ros and myself had with Craig Lemon from the sum. There was never a question he did not answer to our satisfaction and we asked hundreds. From the time the contract was signed to the start of the project he made himself available even over his Christmas holidays.

My family and I has constant questions and queries for both Peter and Noel (the main crew) of which they answered to our satisfaction and understanding since we were not in the trade. They always seemed to be capable and Ros and I have a great respect for both them and Craig.

The professionalism of the workers and this company is of the highest standard and we can recommend them to you.

Once again a very special thanks to Craig. We love our new house.

-Darcy & Roslyn Ryan

Embarking on the process of renovating brings trepidation for even the most experienced people. The path ahead is sure to be full of unexpected problems and surprises as that is the nature of renovating. The thought of tackling a large project like ours that we knew would have more than its share of surprises and site related difficulties was almost enough for me not to start.

What a great pleasure it is to now enjoy the final product and have the opportunity to thank Craig and his team. The surprises were there, more than we expected and with the associated problems but so were the answers. We felt Craig and the team took a sense of ownership in the project to not only solve the problems but to suggest options to ensure we had the best solution, the best result possible.

The result is a home we are very proud of and beyond what we expected to achieve. Craig’s advice and guidance was instrumental in achieving this within a sensible cost structure. At all times we were on the same side with the same goal.

We are truly delighted with our new renovated home.

All the best and kind regards

-Andrew Grant-Taylor

In July 1999 we purchased a very run down home in a great position in Holland Pork West. Of the 4 builders we spoke to Craig Lemon and Creative Home Improvements was selected for the following reasons.

Every one of the 7 clients who Craig referred us to for a reference of his work was absolutely delighted with their renovation experience and the quality of the result achieved.

All the clients stated that Craig and his staff were scrupulously honest and trustworthy.

All clients spoke highly of the standards of workmanship and the helpful attitude of Craig’s team.

We were delighted to find that our renovation experience was the same. Craig and his staff couldn’t have been more helpful. They were always able to come up with economical and sensible solutions to oil obstacles encountered. We had an excellent rapport with the entire team of workers who were always happy to accommodate requests for changes and also made their own suggestions as to how to get the best result and finish. It was reassuring to even hear external contractors such as the roofers and pool builder’s remark on the high quality of workmanship and attention to detail.

Ten months after starting, we feel that we have achieved on even better result than what the architects envisioned and still close to Craig’s original cost estimates. Any cost overruns were of our own doing in the selection of finishes. We are absolutely delighted with the livability of the home and many of our friends cannot believe that it is a renovation built on the bores of a 40 year old home. We have saved well over one hundred thousand dollars by choosing to renovate rather than demolish and rebuild. We are confident that we have a solid well built home. Craig and his team have contributed much to improve on and bring the architects concept to reality. We thank them for an excellent result and for a very positive home renovation experience.

We give Craig and his team our strongest recommendation and hope that these ‘before and ‘after’ renovation photographs speak for themselves.

-Bob and Sandy Holland

On behalf of the Master Builders, please accept my personal congratulations on winning an award at the Brisbane Regional presentation ceremony.

The quality of this year’s entries guaranteed that only projects of the highest calibre were successful.

To commemorate your success. I have enclosed photos from the presentation evening.

Once again, congratulations. Yours sincerely

-Graham Cuthbert

Please find enclosed a cheque being payment for the variations and extras to the initial contract, a total of $ 9, 205.

It has been a pleasure doing business with your company. We were very impressed with the professional nature in which our renovations and extensions were carried out – right from the initial written qoute through to the final tidying- up of loose ends.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective home renovator.

-Phil and Sargent

Creative Home Improvements recently undertook a major renovation on our post wai Queenslander. The project was delivered on time and on budget and more than matched our expectations on finish quality. Throughout the project Craig and his team were happy to accommodate a number of changes at our request – from many quite minor through to one major structural change. At each occasion the time was taken to discuss the options available and their relative merits. The variations were handled professionally and the additional costs were transparent and more than fairly charged.

All of the team were professional and friendly and obviously took pride in their work.

We would have no hesitation in engaging Creative Home Improvements to renovate or build a new home for us again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality home.

-Earle & Kristen Roberts

I would like to thank you for all your help and handwork during the construction of our new home. Both Anne and I are extremely proud of the finished product and believe that without you it could not have happened. Selecting a builder to take on a difficult project such as our’s is really a giant leap of faith. I’m so glad we jumped.

I new I was in safe hands well before the building started as you came highly recommended and whilst working with you as the build progressed I could see why. I was impressed to see that you were willing to make changes as required, assist me with difficult choices, make recommendations and ensure that the standard of workmanship was always high.

Craig I would highly recommend you to anyone that is looking for a quality builder. Please feel free to use these comments as a testimonial.

Once again thanks for all your hard work. I really appreciate it.

-John Strickland

3 February, 2004 Dear Craig, Many thanks for the care you’ve taken with our renovation. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and all your team of tradesmen. Please pass on our thanks to Gary, John, Barry, Darren, Shane etc.

We would be happy to be referees if required and when the painting is finished well send on some photos for your records.

-Trina & Sean

I have recently had renovations/ extensions carried out on the above property to a value of $ 44,000, through, Craing Lemon operating as Creative Home improvements Pty Ltd.

I have been impressed by Craig’s organising ability to arrange for all the relevant services to appear on site on time, and his excellent relationship with the extremely courteous staff that he employs.

With a project of this size it is inevitable that small problems will arise. All have been rectified promptly without argument.

I am very happy with the quality of the work done and have no hesitation to recommend him to any one wishing to use his services.

-Wally Skeaf

I’ve been asked to provide some spontaneous comment in regard to Creative home improvements capabilities as a provider of building services and I welcome the opportunity. Creative home improvements did a major renovation of our last home some 7 years ago. We continued to live in the home with external walls and roof missing and so on. The quality of the works, the manners and professionalism of the team working for CHI and the finished product were beyond expectation. CI II did the job on time on budget and did so at the highest possible standard which drew comment from friends and building experts for many years to come. One pan of the project was a 170 M2 external deck that looks today like it did the day CI II handed it over.

Over the years, I’ve used CHI for several smaller projects on some of my industrial buildings and touch ups at add-ons to our home.

We started a new $1.5M home project 2 years ago and had CHI provide an independent quote to the architectural group charged with the whole project after we saw the 2 quotes provided by them. For reasons n relevant to this comment, the building group put forward by the architectural group were awarded the job and 12 months later went broke leaving us with a structural and commercial mess we thought we’d never recover from. Cap in hand. I contacted CIII to see if they were in a position to help us out and with no malice. CI II came and successfully rectified all defects and completed the project to our total satisfaction. I consider managing director of CHI. Craig Lemon as a trusted colleague as well as a skilled builder due to the manna it which the transfer of the contract and completion of same was conducted in an open and honest way. In shoe: -we’d have been lost without CHl’s support.”! We remain available to provide further testimony on their beha at anytime.

-Valmadre

We would like to take this opportunity to express our satisfaction with the work carried out by you and your team in the construction of our extension. The quality of workmanship, attention to detail and the pleasant friendly approach of all those involved particularly Peter and Noel, contributed to making the whole experience hassle free.

We are absolutely delighted with the finished result and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who needs building work undertaken.

Once again thank you very much for a job well done.

-Colin & Karen Webster

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