"We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to sign our new hill build over to Kade, and his team. From the very first meeting, we knew we could trust him with what was, and proved to be, a really complicated build. Our site was challenging, the design was difficult (and not without issues) and then throw in COVID delays and supply issues, it could have come unstuck, had it not been for Kade’s attention to detail, ability to problem solve, and above all, communicate. The updates, the meetings, the phone calls and messages were all so appreciated. Kade’s understanding of the frustrations and his support of us as we worked through problems with other contractors involved in the project, was invaluable. The guys on site were so invested in building us the amazing home we now have. The quality of their workmanship, their ability to get things done in the timeframes they gave, and their friendless to us, made us feel like we couldn’t have done it to the incredibly high standard we have, without them. We are so grateful to John Garlick Builders, and would totally recommend them to anyone looking to build."

~ Julia and Matt

"In so many ways, we were lucky to get John Garlick Builders to construct our new home. When we started on our dream, we had no idea what difficulties lay ahead and how critical our choice of builder would prove to be! Fortunately for us, JGB not only coped through Covid lockdowns and the associated supply issues but they proved to be excellent problem solvers, finding a way through the many crazy challenges that arose with our tricky site and plans. We were also very grateful for their creative suggestions and willingness to accommodate changes as we went along. Most of all though, we valued their commitment to keeping safety and durability of construction foremost in all decisions.

Kade kept us well informed throughout the build. In addition, every member of his team was a delight - good natured, respectful, and they always welcomed us onsite, making time to show us around and explain the work in progress. Their obvious enthusiasm for our project buoyed us throughout the process.

Having now lived some time in our house, we truly appreciate the attention that these guys gave to detail and can vouch that the quality of their workmanship was faultless. We wholeheartedly recommend them!"

~ Meg and Rick

"John Garlick Builders built my 2 storey, 5 bedroom home on Redcliffs hill in 2018/2019. I have nothing but the highest praise for the company and the quality of its workmanship. Kade Atkinson was the project manager. He was a pleasure to deal with, had the ability to visualise and realise my dream, offering advice and suggestions when required. The team of builders he gathered around him took pride in their work and the finished product is a testament to the company motto 'do it once, do it right'. For most people, building a home can be very stressful, but for me it was a happy experience that I will treasure. I am thrilled with the finished product and give the company, Kade and his team the highest possible recommendation to anyone looking for a builder."

~ Lesley Adriaens

"We have been in our house for 8 weeks and are loving the experience. We are very impressed with the quality of the build and the craftsmanship your team demonstrated throughout the project. The detailing is superb and the finishing is to a standard that fully complements the great design. We really appreciate the attention to the finer points of the finish, and the commitment to excellence in construction which characterized the job from the start to its finish.

Equally important to us though, was the manner in which you and your team interacted with us over the course of your build. Your communication was excellent, as was your willingness to adapt when we asked for changes, and your patience in explaining what was possible and why you were carrying out construction and fit-out in particular ways. In that regard, we really appreciated the way you managed all of the sub-contractors. It was clear to us that there was a lot of mutual respect and professionalism among the wider team, and that you all worked very well together to deliver such a great outcome.

At the start of the build we were both quite anxious about what lay ahead. However, we found the entire process to be positive and enjoyable. Your guys were smart, industrious and skillful, and were obviously keen to make sure we had a great experience. Thanks to all of you for a great house and a wonderful journey."

~ Vickie & Ken

"Now we are back into our Browns Road Property, I write to express our delight with the work undertaken by your company. It was on the recommendation of a family member in your industry and knowing a well-satisfied Sumner client that J. Garlick became our preferred builder. Since you accepted the job we have nothing but praise for all involved. From the sub-contractors (Paragon, Wicked Mud) employed to the way the house security was maintained we are a more than satisfied customer.
Pivotal too has been the work specifically of John and Kade. They have both been thoroughly helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Kade, as project manager has been wonderful to work with. We could not have asked for more from them."

~ Anne and John Mitchell

"The aim we had for the renovation/extension to our 1920’s bungalow was that, when we came home each evening, we would walk through the door and smile. John Garlick Builders have done just that for us. Kade and his team understood what we wanted and worked hard to do produce it. Their ongoing suggestions and advice gave an outcome way ahead of what we had expected. The process was very collaborative, with frequent discussions and options, and any issues that arose (as they do when working on older buildings), were invariably accompanied with a proposed solution. The standard of his own tradesmen (and those of his sub-contractors,) was very high and we appreciated their attention to the fine details, that make all the difference to the finished product. Despite adding extra work to the original scope, John Garlick Builders pulled out all the stops to ensure we were still able to get back into our house on the original programmed date.

Thank you again to John, Kade and all the team."

~ Graeme & Marie Aitken

"I just wanted to say how incredibly impressed both of us have been by the amazing job the sub-contractors are doing/have done... What a great team you guys have got working with and for you. Everyone has been really tolerant of and lovely to us and the quality of work has been really high and many of our stresses have just evaporated into thin air. It has been really clear how much everyone has pulled together which has meant a lot to us and the house is looking amazing."

~ Susan Pearson

"From my first meeting with John Garlick Builders, until the day they handed me the keys to my new home, they’ve been a pleasure to deal with. From helping me find ways to save costs, to guiding me through decisions that needed to be made during the build, they helped make building a house an enjoyable experience. The quality of their work was high; it’s clear their team of builders and subcontractors hold themselves to high professional standards. I can recommend them to anyone."

~ Justin Purser

"John Garlick Christchurch Master Builders were contracted to renovate and extend our Sumner home. The build quality, guidance and ongoing support were superb. Living in Dunedin and renovating and extending our house in Sumner meant that we placed a lot of trust in our builders. John Garlick builders never let us down. We are thrilled and, the feedback on the quality of our build has been amazing! John Garlick Builders offer building excellence and integrity. We would most certainly work with them again."

~ Dr Darrell & Lee Latham