" WOW! We remember the first time we walked through one of DevelinMees' properties which was nearing hand over. The property was immaculate and gob smacking amazing. It took us 10 minutes after leaving the house to talk to each other as the experience left us speechless. When we embarked on our project, we questioned whether we could achieve the same quality…Well, DevlinMees did! The quality of workmanship through your subcontractors and tradespeople is without doubt award winning. The journey to achieving our dream was nothing short a fun, inclusive and an open experience that in some ways we hoped never ended. Thank you for your transparency, your willingness to be innovative and genuine interest in us as your customers. We cannot recommend you any higher.
Sonia & Joe
" When we engaged Devlin Mees we knew in our minds the concept of what we wanted to achieve however we had no idea on how to execute it. From the first time we met you we knew we had chosen the right builders. Your engagement, honesty, professionalism and friendly manner stood out and nothing was a fuss. You and the entire Devlin Mees team helped design, guide us and build what we ultimately wanted to achieve.
It goes without saying how pleased we are, we engaged your firm as we wanted a custom designed home in keeping with the original home which was almost some 100 years old. Devlin Mees delivered far beyond our expectations, in particular your communication and workmanship of all your trades. Furthermore through each step of the building process you kept us well informed, up to date with the progress and delivered the project in advance of the targeted completion date.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you Christoph and your entire team. We would have no hesitation in recommending Devlin Mees Builders and would always welcome anyone to contact us should they need more assurance.
Thank you for building our wonderful home for our family.
S A Vallos
" I just wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job renovating my home. After 15 renovations you could say I’m a bit of an expert on judging renovations and this has been by far the least stressful and most professionally run renovation ever!
Living and running a business on site is always difficult both for the trades and me but even this was not difficult due to the professionalism of your team. Everyday the site was cleaned up, even my garage, which wasn’t being renovated!
Leigh Roy’s attention to detail, customer service and professionalism made this a truly fantastic experience and he is a credit to your company. As you are aware Leigh Roy has worked on many of my client’s homes and the feedback I receive on his ability to get the job done in a professional and timely manner has been “legendary”! He has truly been a delight to work with.
Every trade that you employ/subcontract has also been professional and a pleasure to deal with, but the Devlin Mees team is by far the most professional and courteous they all take customer service to a very high standard.
" We had the great pleasure of working with Christoph Mees and his team during our renovation in 2015.
We are so thrilled with the amazing home Devlin Mees renovated for us, and the ride we have along the way which we thoroughly enjoyed. From the moment we met Christoph with his calm manner we knew he was our builder. His friendliness and fairness were consistent throughout the process making him a pleasure to work with.
Each of his tradesmen were always courteous, respectful and professional, and were flexible in working with our design ideas to fine tune our home to our own personal style, providing building options when requested.
The original quote was adhered to, with quotes always provided upfront for any variation requests we had. When we first met Christoph, he advised a time frame for our project and his team worked exactly to that plan, not a day over schedule of the handover date.
His service following the key handover for a few minor requests has also been exceptional, ensuring our home is fully finished to our requirements.
We absolutely love the final product of our home, with beautiful quality ensuring we have increased the value of our asset.
What more could we ask for?
We are very grateful to Christoph and look forward to working with Devlin Mees on any future projects we may have the pleasure of doing with him and his team.
John and Rebecca
Myrniong Grove, Hawthorn
" We cannot thank you enough for organising, managing and building our perfect dream home. The 12 month build was such an easy, faultless process and we owe it to you and the Devlin Mees team for making it such an enjoyable project for us.
Steph and Matt Brodie
" Thankyou for your professionalism, advice, support and good humour throughout our build.
We are so happy with our beautiful new home! The attention to detail and workmanship of every tradesperson involved in our project was unparalleled.
- A&S Collings.
" We would like to formally thank you for building our amazing home. You have been a pleasure to deal with throughout the entire process and nothing has seemed too difficult. We have particularly appreciated the genuine care you have shown to produce a high quality and authentic reproduction home of which we are very proud.
Having never built before, or even renovated, we were extremely nervous about the process having heard many horror stories. Whilst we certainly now have an appreciation of what goes in to building a new home we can honestly say that we did not feel the stress at any stage throughout the build. This was due in no small part to your calm nature and commitment to providing the highest levels of customer service to us.
Given that both of us work, it was important that we engaged a builder that we could both deal and trust. You came extremely highly recommended and we can only extend that same recommendation to others. We always felt throughout the entire project that we were in good hands with both yourself and Rod. Our project was delivered on budget (as you promised), on time (early actually) and with no nasty surprises.
The long list of compliments that we have received about the house is in no short part due to the high quality of workmanship that you and your tradies showed when building our home. We have also been impressed with the level of follow up that you have showed to ensure that our home continues to meet the high expectations that both you and we share for it. Once again there are many horror stories about builders not following up once they get their final cheque, and our friends are astounded when we tell them how much you actually "care" about ensuring that we continue to get what we paid for.
In short, both you and Rod should be incredibly proud of the business that you have built as you are delivering an incredibly high level of service in an industry that at times holds much scepticism and perceived risk for many people. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Devlin Mees (as we have already done now many times) and would be more than happy to speak with any of your prospective clients to expand on our experience.
- Narelle and Shaun Smith
" I have known Mr. Christoph / Mees now for about two years. We recently engaged Devlin Mees Builders to construct a multi unit development consisting of two double storey townhouses. Christoph was the builder and project manager for this development with a contract value in excess of $700,000.
From an engineers' perspective Christoph approaches his projects in a thorough thoughtful and professional manner which helps produce a very high quality product. In my dealings with Christoph he has shown that he has a great deal of knowledge and experience in residential construction and a sound understanding of how a structure fits together. He has demonstrated outstanding communication skills with all parties and has proven problem solving abilities necessary to resolve issues in a logical and practical manner.
Structural Works are of the opinion that Devlin Mees Builders and Christoph are excellent builders capable of handling all forms of residential construction including excellent individual housing, medium density and multi-unit developments.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Christoph / Mees to you.
- JARROD SCHONFELDER GdipMgt (TechMgt), B.E. (hons), M.I.E.Aust., RBP
" We would like to sincerely thank you both for the stunning home you have created for our family.
You made the entire process from start to finish as seamless and effortless for us as we could have hoped for. Your communication with us and understanding of what we wanted to achieve ensured that we never had any hold ups, problems or major issues to deal with. This in itself is truly remarkable for a renovation of this size (effectively a whole new house as you know).
We were drawn to receive feedback from family and friends on the quality of your work, including from those involved in the building industry.
We wish you every success in the future and have no doubt when the time comes for us to build another house (not that we can ever imagine leaving this one) that we may need to book you in years in advance once Devlin Mees is the most sought after builder in Boroondara.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone considering using your services and are more than happy for you to use this letter as proof of such.
- Amber & Jarrod Martin
57 Highfield Road
" Devlin Mees Builders are currently undertaking a project for me at 922 Burke Road Balwyn and Christoph Mees is the partner in charge of this project.. The project is a "high quality" residential renovation and extension involving period detailing, high waulity finishes and a substantial new joinery component.
Christoph has demonstrated excellent programming and management skills and an attention to detail and high standards of work. He has an excellent rapport with trades and appears to have an extensive network of contacts within this specialised area of construction work.
Christoph is a good and open communicator who handles himself very professionally in client meetings.
He demonstrates good Contract Administration skills in terms of preparing quotations, variation claims, progress approvals and the various procedural matters in a timely and accurate manner, and he is a proactive thinker and problem solver.
It also appears to me that Christoph undertakes ongoing professional development keeping abreast of developments in the industry such as products, regulations, insurances & liability, workplace health & safety. This particular project has had a Hazardous Materials issue needed to be dealt with and Christoph managed this very well as soon as it was identified.
I will have no hesitation in inviting Christoph to manage and participate in my future projects and I am sure that our successful association will continue to the benefit of my clients.
Please don't hesitate to contact the undersigned if you would like to discuss any of the above in further detail.
Greg Corbin & Associates
" During 2005 my wife and I conducted major renovations to our ageing house in South Yarra at 8 Lang St. The house was a difficult house to renovate compounded by very innovative architectural features that increased the complexity.
Fortunately for us we selected Devlin Mees based on the quality of their previous work for the architects and their competitive costings.
In all the phases of the work carried out by the two principals and their associates we were delighted by their maturity, common sense, excellent quality and customer service.
The job had its fair share of unexpected and surprising issues all of which the builders managed in a professional manner.
As a couple who have had many buildings constructed and renovated (maybe up to 10) I would have no hesitation in saying these were the best contractors we have ever engaged. If any reader would care to follow up this testimonial personally please do not hesitate to contact Barry or Dorothy McGuiness on 98665014 at any time.
" I confirm that we utilised Devlin Mees for a major renovation/addition to our single fronted Victorian (Circa 1890) during 2006, in which time they quoted, won the business and then set forth and delivered a quality product with excellent support within the time and budget set.
Devlin Mees worked hand in hand with our desires, requirements and changes. Often adding values with suggestions of their own that have enhanced the overall design and construction.
Being a novice within the Building Industry, outsourcing a project with value exceeding $350 takes a great deal of trust and confidence. Taryn and I obtained this from the start and during the project were always provided with updates, through clear and concise communication - especially during areas that did not go according to plan.
Their work has been a major factor in significantly increasing the value of our property and we can confidently recommend Devlin Mees as quality and reliable builders, who we would not hesitate to use again.
Taryn & Ash Peck
" Dear Christoph, Firstly, a big thank-you! Thank-you for the meticulous construction of our wonderful new home. The attention to detail, and the flawless, quality finishing is evident to everyone that has walked in the door. It certainly has that "wow" factor.
Thank-you for your professionalism during the 11 month building process. You made what should have been a very stressful process easy. You were always there to handle our queries directly, and were prompt in resolving any issues that did arise. Your expertise and advice to solve the minor issues along the way was invaluable. Christoph, you were very accommodating of our request to live in the front half of the house for the first 6 months, something most builder's would have balked at. You went "above and beyond" many times, including working in with the backyard landscapers, overseeing the retaining wall and path construction around the house, solving the numerous problems of working in with an old Californian bungalow, and even the tidy up of the site at the completion of the job. It literally was a matter of receiving the keys at completion, and nothing further to do.
Thank-you for constructing a house that was not only on budget, but was completed ahead of schedule! Something that is almost unheard of. You were competitive with your quote, honest with your appraisal of what needed to be done, and realistic about the timeframes involved. Many people, from neighbours, to friends and family, commented on the professionalism and courtesy that all the tradespeople had. You have most certainly manufactured a dedicated team of subcontractors who are all on "the same page".
Christoph, I have recommended you to many friends already. The words that keep recurring are a friendly, honest and trustworthy builder, who has an eye for detail and an expectation of quality workmanship. You should be proud of all that Devlin Mees stands for- a job really well done. Thank-you!
Simon and Sarah
" Devlin Mees recently renovated our home and we are absolutely thrilled with the result.
The only challenging aspect of the process was the initial decision of whether to engage Devlin Mees due to our pre-existing friendship with Rod Devlin. Luckily for us we did not heed the old adage about mixing business and friendship; we feel certain we would not have achieved the same result with anyone else.
Rod and his team are meticulous in their attention to detail. They provide regular on-site meetings and follow up any queries in a timely fashion.
Nothing is too much trouble.
Rod understood what we wanted to achieve with regard to the interior design and worked to ensure that the practicalities of the build complemented what we wanted aesthetically.
Look no further if you want a trustworthy, reliable, quality builder. We are happy to provide further details if required.
Tony and Donna Ingpen
" We can’t thank you enough for the amazing job you did with our house. Your organisation, communication and great skills made the experience a low stress one for us. You always went further than would be expected. We can’t recommend you enough.
Andrew, Juliet, Ellie and Jes