Testimonials

The true measure of our worth is the strength and quality of our working relationships.
The relationship you build with us from the beginning of your project to the end is what provides you with a quality finished product.

See what our clients and key stakeholders are saying about Tomkins…

David Preston, Director, Direct Couriers Pty Ltd (Industrial)

“It is with pleasure that I write this letter of reference for Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders.

Over the past 12 months I had the opportunity as a client working closely with Tomkins on our new facility located at 26 Qantas Drive, Brisbane Airport.

Throughout the build Tomkins demonstrated a professional and ethical attitude making sure our building was completed on time and in budget.

Tomkins provided solutions when I decided to change part of the fit out design, utilising quality sub-contractors the changes were made seamlessly.

I found Tomkins consistently demonstrated their commitment to all phases of this project and the quality control and communication was exceptional.

This was all thanks to their hard working site manager, Paul Filmer who made the whole construction process a pleasure.

Since the completion of our building Tomkins have continued with their “after service” making sure Direct Couriers was still happy and we had no issues.

In closing, I would have no hesitation in recommending Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders to any potential Company needing to build an exceptional quality facility.”

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Jim Watson, Director, Golden State Property Developments (Residential)

“On behalf of the team here at Golden State Developments we want to thank you and your team for the great job they have done on our Hikari project.

This was one of the most difficult sites we have ever been involved with given it was inner city, in a tight cul-de-sac and in immediate proximity of numerous apartment blocks.

Your team and in particular the onsite managers steered the development through all the hurdles and logistic challenges to ensure at the end of the project we remained on good terms with all neighbours and Golden State didn’t suffer any reputational damage.

In particular we want to thank your team for being obliging and helpful meeting buyers and prospective buyers during the construction period.

The pride they were taking in their work resonated with these people and led to sales being achieved and happy purchasers.

The usual day-to-day issues arose but the resolutions were always determined by face-to-face meetings with a ‘let’s get if fixed’ approach.

The end product reflects well on both our companies and we have no hesitation in providing this recommendation or being available to talk to any parties wanting further elaboration.

Whilst it was a team effort we would particularly like to recognise your Ash White and Rob Beacroft for the huge efforts and their willingness to work on with our DM Josh to bring the development to a successful conclusion.

Many thanks Mike and Tomkins for a job well done!”

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Cameron Leggatt, General Manager Residential QLD, Frasers Property Australia (Residential)

“Frasers Property Australia worked with Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders on the construction of our latest luxury apartments offering at Hamilton Reach, Newport.

We were thoroughly impressed by the quality of workmanship managed by Tomkins. The standard of finishes for Newport is very high and Tomkins managed the project extremely well.

Tomkins took a long-term view of business, and worked with us to overcome challenges and find solutions.

We would have no hesitation in recomending Tomkins as a competent and professional building contractor. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship.”

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David Baskerville, School Principal, Parklands Christian College (Education)

“In 2016, our College embarked on a very significant building project at Parklands Christian College with the construction of our Multi-Purpose Centre and Sports Centre.

It was the biggest project the College had undertaken, and it was located on the corner of our property with a main highway running along side, so we wanted this to be a landmark building for the College.

Tomkins were successful in the Tender process, however this was followed with a period of discussion and changes as the College sought to match the building to the price the College could pay. Throughout this whole process, Tomkins were very helpful, supportive and patient as we worked through the various items to give the College the best outcome for the funds available.

Their site setup was negotiated with consideration of the operation of a Church and a School, and throughout all this, they were very respectful of our wishes and they made all the adjustments necessary to ensure both School and Church operated effectively while they were building.

During each step of the construction, they frequently consulted with the College to ensure the project and proposed changes were suitable to the College and offering the best outcome for all.

Their Site Forman was always available and very approachable as were their Project Managers. These people were known to me as Simon, Scott and Jake, and we frequently spoke on matters both big and small, and at all times they were informing me of progress and asking appropriate questions about the final outcome as the project took shape.

We have finished with a very satisfactory outcome, and a building that will be a landmark for many years to come.

I would happily place this company on our Tender list for any future building, and happily welcome them back on the School site at any time.”

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Prof. Jim Nyland, Associate Vice-Chancellor (Brisbane), Australian Catholic University (Education)

“I am writing this letter as a formal recommendation . . . regarding the performance of Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders on the numerous projects they have completed for the Australian Catholic University, the latest being ‘Building T’ which has just won a Queensland Master Builders Award for Education Facility over $5m.

There are many challenges when working on an operational campus and the Tomkins team have shown their ability to effectively address any issues that have arisen during the projects that they have completed on the Campus and I have been particularly impressed by the manner in which the site team has managed the projects and their subcontractors to lessen the impact of works on the surrounding University community.

I cannot speak highly enough of the level of service, the productive relationship and the professionalism that we continue to enjoy with the Tomkins team. I have no hesitation in recommending them . . . .”

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Eve Castle, Business Development Manager Queensland, Brickworks Building Products (Retail)

“We recently engaged Tomkins Commercial to undertake the fit out of our new Brickworks Design Centre, located in Fortitude Valley. Industry professionals, style conscious home builders and passionate renovators can now immerse themselves in the total Brickworks experience with the launch of this events and consultation space.

The Studio incorporates a state of the art kitchen and the latest audio-visual technology to support the boardroom, building products selection space and external courtyard. Despite this being a relatively small project of 180m2, there was a very high level of detail required for fit out which features products from our full suite of brands, bespoke joinery items and a specially-designed and imported lighting system. This required engagement of appropriate, skilled subcontractors who would maintain the high quality of finishes we required.

Throughout the contract negotiations and subsequent building programme, Tomkins were professional in their approach. Once mobilised on site, the team were sensitive to the needs of adjacent, existing tenants.

We required variations along the way and Tomkins always accommodated these requests, doing their best to minimise extensions to the programme and meet our opening deadline.

Due to the architecture and high quality of finishes, we have been able to attract interest from aligned associations looking to book the space for events. Clients also report is a pleasure to visit the Studio when undertaking selections for their own projects.

Our thanks go to the team at Tomkins for delivering a project which is receiving a great amount of positive sentiment and applause from clients, internal stakeholders and the general public. Brendan was on site every day – and well into some evenings – to ensure we reached our deadline and standards were upheld. We would have no hesitation in recommending Tomkins for future projects, large or small.”

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Calile Malouf, Director, Calile Malouf Investments (Retail)

Many thanks to you and the Tomkins project team for the dedication displayed in tackling the redevelopment for the Williams Sonoma Group at James Street.

It is never easy working within an existing centre. Your team has been exceptional in effectively addressing the numerous issues that have arisen during the project life – I have been particularly impressed by the manner in which the site team has managed the project and their sub-trades to lessen the impact of the works on the surrounding tenants.

Every member of your project team is competent, courteous and diligent in performing their allocated tasks and it has been a pleasure dealing with such an accomplished operation.

I can’t speak highly enough of the level of service, the productive relationship and the professionalism that we continue to enjoy with your company – I have no hesitation in recommending Tomkins and am happy to receive a phone call to further elaborate on the comments contained in this letter.

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George Delibaltas, Development Manager, BNE Property - Brisbane Airport Corporation (Industrial)

Haymans Electrical Warehouse, Brisbane Airport:
On behalf of Brisbane Airport Corporation, I would like to commend Tomkins Commercial Builders for their work on Hayman Electrical’s new warehouse and office building on Litsea Street, Brisbane Airport.

The two-level 1,000m2 office and 4,600m2 warehouse were purpose-built to suit Hayman Electrical’s business operations. The building has surpassed Hayman Electrical’s expectations, especially when it came to the quality of the finishes and workmanship.

Despite delays due to external factors, the project was delivered on budget and ahead of the contractual completion date in less than 11 months. Testing and commissioning were carried out in accordance with the programme and completion documentation was submitted quickly. Defects rectification works were completed in a timely manner due to Tomkins’ experienced site management.

Open and ongoing communication with the project team ensured a smooth, collaborative process throughout the project and after completion. We found the Tomkins team to be very professional and easy to work with, and have built a strong relationship with Mike and the team.

Tomkins has now worked on a number of successful projects on airport and we would welcome the opportunity to work with them again in the future.

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DHL Express Logistics Warehouse, Brisbane Airport:
I would like to take this opportunity to express mine and BAC’s appreciation for a successful outcome to the DHL Gateway facility project.

From the outset, I believe both parties invested heavily in the relationship between the two organisations, with a collaborative and positive working relationship between the BAC project team and the entire Tomkins onsite crew.

The experience with Tomkins has been one of responsiveness in resolving our issues and delivering a building to BAC‘s high standards and tight timeframes in what was a very difficult project.

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Bob Clements, President, Kawana Surf Club (Community, Retail)

“This letter serves to advise that in 2014 the Club was fortunate enough to engage Tomkins Commercial and Industrial Builders PTY LTD to undertake a major upgrade project to our Club.

During the entire process, Tomkins worked tirelessly to keep this volunteered Club informed and when issues arose they found appropriate solutions that worked for both parties.

Tomkins made the whole building process very easy. There was open and collaborative communication between the Club and the project and site teams including executive Management. We are very happy with the quality of the finished product and the timeliness in which the project was delivered.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Tomkins for any upcoming projects, they really are a trusted local builder.

Since the completion of the building we have experienced a significant increase in our business -especially functions and general turnover. Without Tomkins assistance this could not have been achieved.”

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Graham Tippins, Associate/Architect, Reddog Architects (Residential)

“Reddog Architects has a successful working relationship with Tomkins. We have established a positive relationship with the staff and enjoy their collaborative approach to each project.

Our current work with Tomkins includes the design and construction of a multi-million dollar residential complex in Caloundra, Queensland. They have consistently operated in a highly professional manner, delivering on schedule and budget, and clearly have a strong understanding of the client’s brief and expectations. They’ve been flexible in their work with us throughout the whole design process and have shown initiative in responding to project challenges.

We would not hesitate to recommend Tomkins to others and we look forward to continuing working with them into the future.”

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AC & JM Ray Services Pty Ltd (Retail, Industrial, Residential)

We have engaged Tomkins Commercial as builders on a number of projects over the last few years.

The engagements have been through a syndicate and directly.

We are more than happy to provide Tomkins Commercial with this letter to confirm that the way in which they professionally handle our developments is very much appreciated.

Tomkins Commercial is a company that has the necessary capacity to deal with issues promptly and professionally.

We have found that they are prepared to meet to discuss issues which inevitably arise in projects and to work through sensible solutions.

We are currently using Tomkins Commercial on another commercial project where they were not the cheapest tenderer but due to our working relationship with the company, we have determined to appoint them as builder on the new project which is being carried on in the same spirit as our previous projects.

We have no hesitation in recommending them as a company.

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James Chou, Development Manager, Kinstone Developments (Residential)

We are pleased to formally support our Building partner with providing this testimonial.

Tomkins have provided very clear, timely and professional support to our Development objectives and quality construction services. They have assisted our long term vision of delivering the $73M 4 Towers, staged, Mixed-Use and Multi-Residential precinct at Eight Mile Plains.

We are very comfortable with the level of service, quality of construction, expertise of personnel and the confidence and trust we have that our interests are being understood and protected.”
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Matthew Gaskin, Gaskin Construction Services (Industrial)

The project team you appointed have been professional, accommodating, easy to work with and very competent.

The successful completion and delivery of the DHL Express Facility has seen the seamless operational occupation into the facility as planned.

In addition, the solution focused attitude of your company and the ability of the project team to overcome some significant challenges on the job just reinforced Tomkins’ commitment to both client and the tenant.

At every level the quality and commitment has been exceptional and we are particularly impressed and grateful for the personal ownership of the successful completion of this project.

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Elizabeth Anderson, Director, Hayes Anderson Lynch (Education)

“Our office has worked with Tomkins Builders a number of years on a variety of projects and in a variety of capacities.

Tomkins Builders have consistency, from our experience, offered an exemplary service from tendering, design and construct procurement through to traditional architect administered
contracts.

Tomkins Builders have provided for our clients very thorough and transparent tender submissions that are consistently competitive. They follow this up with a very constructive approach to tender negotiations in regards to solutions to cost and design considerations.

We particularly admire their collaborative approach to high quality design outcomes within tight budget constraints throughout design and construct design development stages.

During the construction process they have been very efficient, on time, and on budget with few variations presented. The high quality of their constructed buildings illustrates a commitment to quality throughout the building process, from their selection of sub contractors to the administration of the construction process.

We have found them to be honest and straight forward throughout our dealings with them and would never hesitate to included them on a tender or introduce them to our clients.”

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Christopher Hall-Jordan, Architect Senior Associate, Conrad Gargett (Education)

Mike Tomkins and his team were proactive and professional throughout the project.

Their conscientious project management and administration ensured the project was completed within the time program to meet the critical requirements of the client.

The contribution Tomkins team made to the project was appreciated and we understand our Client was very satisfied with the result.

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André Duvenage, Blox Pty Ltd (Aged Care)

I wish to express my complete satisfaction of the residential project completed by Tomkins Commercial and thank you for being a professional and competent counterparty.

The project was completed within time and within budget and you have responded quickly and efficiently to all queries which arose during construction.

All the staff at Tomkins Commercial took a personal interest in the project and the development was completed without any unpleasant surprises.

Upon completion of the project, the handover went smoothly and the relatively short defect list was attended to in a professional and competent manner.

Tomkins has certainly exceeded my expectations with service, quality and delivery!

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