Kate & Tim O’Callaghan – East Ivanhoe Clients
On behalf of Kate, Molly, Darcy and myself, I just wanted to thank you, Albert and David for the tremendous house you have delivered to us. The whole exercise has been an experience and I won’t lie to you, there were times early on with planning delays and sourcing trades when it did seem like ‘all too much’. Then we engaged with you at ABH Builders. All of a sudden, the pictures on the architects pages page began to take shape and come to life. Your additional ideas and suggestions were quite timely and looking back on your recommendations, quite visionary as we have come to enjoy the house over the last few weeks. Right from the start, your catch cry of ‘I treat each build as it’s my own house’ intrigued us. You moved from a builder to a Project Manager and overseer and of course, our close confidant and friend. Your attention to detail and close scrutiny of the build has meant that never once did we feel like we were being compromised. A stand out for Kate and I was the level of engagement and communication by both you and David before, during and post the build. Having heard of the experiences from our friends, I don’t think they enjoyed the relationships and insights with their builder that we enjoyed with yourselves. So thank you once more for our wonderful home and all the best with the future plans of ABH.
I have known Albert and David for the past 20 years. ABH has been involved in several extensions to my properties in the Melbourne. They have always provided a first class service and product on time. Their attention to detail is very good and Alberts 40 years in the building industry is evident. Albert has a passion for building and I have seen some of his outstanding residential work. I recommend Albert and his company to you.
Simon Hanger – Demaine Architects
I have known Albert and David Bardoel for approximately 3 years, as builders of a residential projects in Melbourne. ABH & I came into contact on a renovation project at a residence in South Yarra. The works were difficult in nature as the home was heritage listed but to their credit, were able to navigate through these issues whilst understanding the nuances of a finely detailed house. ABH has since completed a number of projects for us including a renovation of a property in Glen Iris, our own office here in Richmond and a Display Suite for a retirement village on Toorak Rd, Toorak to name a few. We appreciate ABH tenacity working on some complex projects of ours and I would happily refer him on to any other prospective clients.
Robert Masterman – Brighton Client
I have much pleasure in recommending ABH to you as quality builders. ABH, with the help of his excellent sub-contractors, built my 2 storey home in Brighton. We were most impressed with the professionalism in which the building was completed on time and the quality of work. I would thoroughly recommend ABH to a prospective client requiring quality home construction or renovation. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a detailed recommendation. It would be my pleasure to give it.
Peter Maddison – Maddison Architects
I got to know Albert Bardoel over approximately one and half years on a residential project we designed in Guildford Road Surrey Hills. We appreciated Albert’s tenacity working on a complex project, knitting cantilevered exposed concrete floors and steel into place with greater accuracy than one would experience in most other builds. Albert was always honest and very direct in his dealings with us, and I wish him every success in his future.
Stephen Akehurst & Associates
I have known Albert for about 25 years and worked with him on a fair number of projects over that period. A number were jobs for my own clients which he tendered, and won. I admire Albert’s drive and work ethic, and find that his high degree of self-motivation and passion for what he does, inspires those around him to excel. I have also noted his ability to problem-solve and to keep a cool head in a very demanding industry. In my experience, he is able to sum up a situation rapidly and is then able to review it and select the right option to go with, amongst the many on offer. In my professional dealings with him, he as the builder and myself as the architect, I have found Albert to be consistently fair and reasonable. He listens carefully and has shown himself to be able to understand and appreciate points of view other than his own. In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending Albert. I have a feeling he could turn his hand to anything successfully. He would be a valuable team member, as well as having the ability to take full responsibility for his actions and the ability to work well on his own.
Terry Mcmaster – Dover Financial Advisers
I have known Albert and David for more than twenty years. I have engaged them and his colleagues on four major building projects. The most recent project was completed in April 2015 and involved a fit out of our new offices at 616 Balcombe Road Black Rock, overlooking the clock tower and the water. I am pleased to be able to provide a personal and professional reference for ABH.