Reference

  • Over the past three years, I have worked with Phillip from P and Lee Builders. In this time, Phil has produced over 7 and a half million dollars worth of up market residential construction over multiple sites in both the townhouse and small dwelling market. From the negotiated tender and instillation through to completion and handover, I have found Phil to act with the utmost professionalism and integrity. His input at the start of a project carries enormous value and transfers into real savings on the overall project. During construction Phil takes an adaptable approach to market forces while keeping within the original scope of works. Phil takes a realistic and concise approach to program and budget constraints and has consistently delivered on time and on budget with virtually no variations. The standard of P and R Lee Builders works speaks for itself, with all dwellings he has constructed for me setting new benchmarks for sales in the market. Phil takes enormous pride in the quality and finish of his projects ensuring that his work is of the highest standard. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any construction project big or small as P and R Lee Builders will be the people I contact when I next build a townhouse or small lot project. Angus Spencer Development Manager Senior Project Manager
    Angus Spencer
  • We engaged P and R Lee Builders to carry out major renovations and extensions to our house in 2006. Phil and his team were selected on the basis of: A recommendation from our architect; and Their delivery of a competitive and detailed quotation for the job. At this initial stage we were quite impressed with the quote as it addressed all the matters we requested (as opposed to quotes we received from various other builders). Throughout the entire building process Phil and his team acted in a timely matter with all work done to high standard, Phil: Quickly attended to and rectified any minor problems; Kept to the budget Was always available to discuss maters over the phone or meet on site; and Was always flexible and understanding with regard to the many variations we made along the way We have had no hesitation in recommending P and R Lee Builders to friends/relatives wanting to undertake building work. Yours Faithfully Stephanie Daveson and Randall McHugh
    Stephanie Daveson and Randall McHugh
  • I recently engaged P and R Lee Builders for major repairs and extension to my "character" home in Auchenflower. I had noted the quality and efficiency of their work on nearby homes. Having an engineering background, I prepared plans for my requirements and discussed them with Phil Lee. I found that he clearly understood my ideas and the architectural style of the project. He provided some helpful ideas and we were able to discuss a lot of practical details. His project specification was exactly as requested and his quotation was comfortably below other quotes which were based on less definite specifications and more than I required. Phil prepared a standard contract and work commenced at the promised time. As the job progressed I was impressed with the quality of work, the efficient coordination of his teams and their safety standards, care of my property and regard for neighbours. At any time I was able to discuss details with Phil and his tradesmen and several matters I had overlooked were incorporated into the project with no fuss at all. The final result is very pleasing, the whole process was remarkably stress-free and I felt I got very good value for the money. John Milne Auchenflower
    John Milne
  • My husband and I recently engaged P and R Lee Builders to build our new house at Manly. We chose P and R Lee builders because of their reputation and work standards. The build was very successful and stress free. From the planning stage to the finish we were extremely happy with Phil and everyone that worked on the house. We also chose to use Renee Lee as our interior design consultant. After seeing Renee's vision for the house she helped us with picking out colour schemes, tiles, bathroom vanities and light fixtures. Renee also designed our kitchen, including kitchen cabinets, bench and layout. We are thrilled with the final result of Renee’s work. We would and have recommended P and R Lee Builders for any job. Amanda Johnsson Manly
    Amanda Johnsson
  • P and R Lee Builders recently completed a second level extension to our brick home in the form of two new bedrooms and a bathroom. The entire job took ten week, as per our contract. We were very happy with the finished result. Every tradesman who worked on the job, from Phil down to the apprentice was very professional, polite and friendly. The building site was always kept clean and tidy. We had no problems throughout the entire job and the final price came in on target from the quote. The Finish on the building work was to a very high standard. Phil managed the job very calmly and efficiently, constantly communicating with us as to the status of the work. Overall we were completely happy with Phil and his team and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. We would certainly use him again in the future for any building work we might undertake. Anna Staples Indooroopilly
    Anna Staples
  • Just a quick note to say thanks to you, Kev and all the team for a brilliant job with our recent renovation and extension. After close to 20 years in property valuation, I have heard plenty of horror stories about client/builder relations and given the arrival of our new bub just 7 days before work began, we were a little anxious about the upcoming work. I’m pleased to say that our experience with P&R Lee couldn’t have been more perfect. We were both impressed not only with your quote, but also with the quality of the workmanship. Best of all there was never an incidence where things were late – whether it was coming around for the initial inspection, sending of the quote or final handover. Kev’s running advice also saved us grief, particularly in relation to our laundry recess which could have been a disaster, and his tips on creating more space in the ensuite. Finally, the ease with which we were able to deal with any unexpected hiccups and variations along the way was seamless. As you know both Michelle and I are keen to take on a few more projects in the future and hope you will be available to complete the job when the time comes. All in all we cannot recommend P&R Lee highly enough and have in fact passed on your contact details to several of our friends praising the honest, courteous and professional manner of your organisation. We look forward to using P&R Lee in the future. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance in helping tell others about your work. Regards Kieran Clair Berry St Paddington
    Kieran Clair
  • We engaged P&R Lee Builders to due a major renovation on our character house in Paddington. Our renovation required compliance with numerous planning laws which meant we needed a builder who would be particular and aware of such constraints. Phil was recommended to us by both our architect and a previous client as someone who is familiar and confident with character housing in the area. During our initial meeting with Phil it was evident he was not only familiar with such planning laws but also confident to take on the job. From our first meeting his level of professionalism and integrity was evident, which gave us peace of mind that proceeded throughout the job until the very last detail. Phil was always available to meet and/or discuss various items as the job proceeded and if there ever was a problem he had would inevitably have a couple of solutions ready, enabling the entire process to run smoothly. Phil’s time management was exceptional which saw not only the project finished on time but more importantly, given we are a busy family with three small children, we never felt under pressure to make any necessary decisions in terms of specifications on the spot. The people he engages either as employees and/or as sub-contractors were also very professional. His team was well mannered and very positive people on site and at no time did one trade blame another for any work that may or may have not been done. They were always accommodating when it came to those inevitable minor changes that arise along the way. When we required trades outside of the initial scope of works he always had people he could recommend and they too were always timely and obviously had a rapport with Phil that showed respect and previous positive experiences. Phil’s ability to Project Manage the entire job enabled my husband and I to only have to speak with him which reduced the confusion and misinterpretations that we have experienced in previous renovations. We have no hesitation in recommending him and should we do further work in the Brisbane area would definitely seek his services out once again. Thanks for giving us our dream home. Regards Chantelle and James Daveson Paddington
    Chantelle and James Daveson
  • I was first introduced to P & R Lee Builders through my work. I am an interior designer for architectural firm that designed a number of luxury houses for whom P & R Lee Builders were the selected builders. Through my dealings with Phil in relation to these houses it was a very easy choice for me to ask him to work on my own home extensions. Communication with Phil and his staff was always very open, and no extra last minute request was ever any trouble. Phil was great in providing alternative solutions to any construction challenges. We were well informed of progress of the project at all times. All the building stages were delivered promptly on schedule. The quality of workmanship was always of high standard. My husband and I are very happy with the result of P & R Lee Builders work and have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone seeking a builder for their new built home or house extension work.
    Titta Waddington
  • We are more than happy to provide you with a reference for the fantastic job with our extension and renovations. We couldn't have chosen to renovate at a more difficult time as we had just had a new baby and were living with family so we very much appreciate the effort Phil and his team put into getting it done on time without any compromise on quality. The entire build was very well managed throughout with excellent communication at all times so we only ever had to think about the fittings, which made things easy. During the build, Phil also suggested ways to reduce the cost without changing the quality. The team and associated sub contractors were very professional, polite and easy to deal with. The finished extension/renovation has far exceeded our expectations. We had previously considered selling the house as we thought renovating was going to be too stressful but now we thoroughly enjoy living here. Everyone who has visited has been more than impressed as well - 'the thinking man's builder' is how one friend described Phil. We have also been very impressed with the post-build support. All questions and issues, even the most trivial, have been dealt with swiftly and professionally. Many thanks. Arti & Ismaan Ameer Bardon
    Arti & Ismaan Ameer
  • Phil and Renee Thank you sincerely for the work you have done to build our most recent new home. This is the 6th home that you have built or renovated for us, and once again, we are delighted. This is another significant milestone in our real estate relationship, for which we are very grateful. We are delighted to be able to build properties with such relative ease, and, produce homes that our buyers (and most often ourselves) love to live in. The process seems to work for everyone. We are amazed, and so pleased, that we are always able to find first class people as buyers. We only achieve that through having a first class team, and naturally, you and your people are a very significant part of that. Given that we are in the local community and wanting to build and develop our reputation as developers, integrity and professionalism, are our hallmark….It is so nice to be able to maintain a positive relationship with all the people who have purchased our homes and that only happens because of the quality of the homes that you build. If we had to rate one quality as paramount in the work that we do, it would be flexibility. Your approach and manner towards any issues that arise is a real credit to you…..if it is possible to say, you actually make building a home easy! So once again, that you to you and your team and we appreciate very much, your professionalism, your skill, and above all, your friendship.
    James and Paula Lilley
  • Dear Phil Jo and I would like to thank you for the great job you have done on our house. We are so happy with the space and I'm sure it will get a lot of use. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and look forward to recommending you to our friends and associates. Cheers
    John Erzeticm
  • We have no hesitation in recommending P & R Lees Builders. Their ability to manage and resolve clients' concerns in difficult circumstances while ensuring the project is completed to the highest standard, comes immediately to mind. Phil and his team are not only reputable and quality builders, but are gentlemen and professionals in their treatment of clients. We have been very fortunate to have engaged them.
    Jaime and Jo Massang
  • It is a pleasure to write a reference for P and R Lee Builders. We hired Phil Lee for a renovation to our cottage in Bardon. It was a smaller sized project but it meant the world to us. We chose Phil because 2 different friends recommended him. His quote was extremely reasonable and he told us the build would take 3 months. Friends told us to double this. From the first day, his team led by Nick, were friendly and approachable. We lived in during the renovation with 3 young children so it was quite a challenging time. However we were surprised how accommodating , polite and tidy the builders and all the subcontractors were. The project was completed on time (11 weeks) and within budget. We are totally delighted with the results. The best part was that Phil was always available if there was any problem or if we had any concerns. He replied to queries within hours and would discuss the matter with us and sort things out without fuss. We love our new living space and it has greatly improved our home. Many of our friends have commented that they have not recognised our house in our street because it looks so much better. That is a big compliment. Thank you Phil and Nick!
    Sam and Phil Cowlishaw
  • I decided to engage Phil Lee as the builder for our architect designed, off form concrete house prior to receiving any quote from Phil for several reasons. On our first meeting, Phil came across as confident and prepared to suggest alterations to our plans where a particular aspect was not working from a cost, practicality or design perspective. Secondly, in Phil I recognized not just a skilled builder but someone who has a genuine appreciation for design - a useful trait as we decided to proceed to the build stage without the assistance of our architect. Thirdly, Phil's attitude to the process was that it's not meant to be hard work, but an enjoyable, creative collaboration. And generally it was. Phil's quote was within our budget and we commenced our build with Ben Kmita as foreman. The build was certainly not standard nor without its challenges however, Phil, Ben and their team faced the unexpected difficulties with a positive attitude and thoughtful resolution. All of their tradespeople were well mannered and presented, demonstrable skill in their craft and nothing was too much trouble I would recommend P & R Lee Builders to any prospective client.
    Sacha Hennessy
  • August 2013 Hi Phil and Renee, Just a quick email to commend you on the outstanding home that I have had the pleasure of living in for the past 5.5 years. We placed 19 Morris St. on the market/internet on Friday (2 August) and it has had a very high level of interest already shown. The write up from the Estate Agent summed it up very well which I believe is a result of James and Paula Lilley's vision and insistence on quality and the very high level of professionalism shown by your team to deliver on that consistently. It is also pleasing to see many more homes in the Paddington and surrounding environs with P&R Lee signage out the front as the area continues to be improved with beautiful and functional homes. Whilst we are relocating to Sydney in late August, the home has been an absolute delight to live in.
    Scott and Lola Crank
  • Well over 12 months had passed since my building approvals had gone through and I was on the verge of just throwing in the towel completely. In fact, my attempts to find the 'right' builder to renovate my home had left me feeling pretty disillusioned with the whole ordeal altogether. And then I caught a lucky break. I was handed a mobile number with very simple instructions: "Call Phil Lee. You will not be disappointed". So I called and as it turned out, Phil proved to be more than just the 'right' builder - his approach to his work and his clients is clearly what sets him well above the rest. Phil's personality, his honesty and integrity, his attention to detail and certainly his ability to deliver on time are the key standouts for me when I reflect on my renovating experience. Cost wise - very well priced. Quality wise - exceptional. In making the decision to renovate my home - which would involve demolishing a large portion of it and then rebuilding a new home around my original 1890's workers cottage - it seemed that everyone had a horror story to share about what to expect. Upon signing with Phil in May with the understanding that we would be back into my beautiful 'new' home for Christmas, my closest family and friends were the first in line to laugh at the likelihood of that happening. And if it wasn't a comment about going over the timeframe, it was a comment about going over budget or the unreliability of tradies etc... I'm sure you get my drift. I actually had the last laugh because we did move back into our house before Christmas. Phil is an excellent builder with an awesome 'crew': the catch phrase 'too easy' was Phil's standard response to most questions and despite my (no doubt annoying at times) panic moments over the little things, everything just seemed to move along on schedule. His 'crew' could not have been more professional, more pleasant or more accommodating had they tried. They clearly respected Phil and appeared to thoroughly enjoy their work. On top of this, every single subcontractor Phil called in to work on my house was just as pleasant and just as professional to deal with. Even the dreaded 'builder's clean' that I have heard mentioned through gritted teeth from more than one acquaintance in my life, turned out to be brilliant. How lovely it was to move back into my house knowing that the only mess left to clean was from me unpacking boxes that had been in storage for 7 months! My praise is completely genuine because I am truly thankful and appreciative for the efforts of Phil and his merry men. It is without hesitation and great pleasure to recommend Phil Lee from P & R Lee Builders to you for any of your construction requirements. Phil, you're one in a million!  
    Megan and Mathilde O’Shea