Each and every project we complete is unique and critically important to us and our clients
You are more than just a client to us, and our significant repeat clientele speaks to the relationships we have built over the years. We want our clients to have a great experience and we do our best to exceed their expectations. Word of mouth is our best advertisement and building lasting relationships is of great importance to us.
Cook Brothers undertook the construction of an industrial showroom/warehouse/office for me starting March 2017. This building is situated in the Shotover Industrial Park, Queenstown. The building was designed by David Stringer Architects and structural engineering was undertaken by Gridline Limited. The building was fit for the purpose designed for Chester’s Plumbing (now Harrison Bloy), had a build timetable of approximately 7 months and an end value of $5 million.
Cook Brothers were involved in the front-end design stage and provided input into methodology, costings and programming. This process enabled the project to proceed in a timely and effective manner. The project ran to time and budget and there was a focus on health and safety, communication and quality. I was impressed with Cook Bros management of subcontractors and the liaison between myself and the tenant representative in all aspects of the build.
In a time of intense building activity in Queenstown, I never felt the build was compromised in relation to staff and quality and would highly recommend Cook Bros as a builder of choice in a very competitive market.
I would be very pleased to use Cook Brothers again in any construction project that I may undertake.
Paul Duffy, Director
Hayphil Property Ltd
Thank you for building such a beautiful home for us. The attention to detail and quality of workmanship is very much appreciated and admired. Our particular thanks go to Blair, George and Chappie.
You have bought us home again.
Cath & Mark Christie
I received a few photos from the site this morning and it looks fantastic. I am blown away by how much was completed in the last week. The amount of effort and care that has gone into this from the whole team has been outstanding. You have all been so thorough and the communication so open that it has made being a satellite to the team so much easier than I expected.
I feel like I’m running out of complimentary words in my vocabulary but I can’t be more thankful or as impressed on the work you have all put in.
I recently had the opportunity to work alongside Cook Brothers Construction as a client-side project manager with Inovo Projects, on behalf of IAG. The development was a challenging multi-unit residential complex on a small site. I found Cook Brothers to be very professional in all aspects. Their documentation and recording systems were very user-friendly which allowed for very little ambiguity. Their site management was also exemplary. Intensive Health and Safety systems and procedures were followed extremely closely by them and we were impressed with their diligence.
Working alongside demanding homeowners can often be challenging in any circumstance, but we found Cook Brothers to be very accommodating and patient. Homeowners I dealt with only had the highest praise for the site team.
In conclusion, I found Cook Brothers Construction to be an organisation more than capable of undertaking projects of this nature.
Project Manager with Inovo Projects
In 2009 following an extensive consultation process, our community resolved to construct on the site of the former Tapanui Hospital a new building to house all existing services (rural medical centre and community nursing) plus a new home for the aged.
We decided that we wanted the design process to be moderated by a builder to ensure we achieved a cost-effective build. Further, given that we were spending a significant amount of community money we wanted to follow a contestable process. In order to meet these aims, we ran an expression of interest process....Essentially the key reason that the Grey/Cooks syndicate were successful is that there design concept and price were the closest match to our brief and budget.
Following their appointment, we had a formal three-month long design development phase which was part of the Grey/Cooks programme where the building plans were continuously discussed, developed, improved and costed. We found this to be a very useful collaborative process which resulted in not only a well-designed building but resulted in all participants (Oakley Grey, Cook Brothers and the Trust) having a complete understanding of all aspects of the design and the decisions taken.
In order to reduce costs to the community, the Trust decided not to appoint a project manager to act for the trust as “principal” throughout the build. Instead, I took on this role which resulted in me spending a significant amount of time “on site” or in communication with our construction team over the nine-month build period.
We developed an excellent relationship with all involved in the construction process. They were considerate of our level of expertise and always took the time to fully explain any issues that required our consideration. Potential problems were always identified in advance and were mitigated in a practical and cost-effective manner. Documentation relating to building progress and progress payments were straightforward and easy to follow and track. The result was that we completed our $2.95m building on-time and on budget.
In summary, I can unreservedly recommend both Oakley Grey and Cook Brothers Construction to you as a great construction team.
West Otago Health Trust Chairperson
The Principal of the school has said in a previous meeting that they've never dealt with any contractor that was as friendly, helpful & co-operative as Ashely had been… Our engineers also commented on the great workmanship of the work.
And lastly, but obviously, most importantly, I think that Ashely is a top bloke who not only listens to one's intentions for a project but executes it with extreme care and perfection. It has been a great experience working with Ashley, thank you for putting him on my project...he is a great asset to your company.
Stephenson & Turner Architects Engineers