To Cunningham Custom Homes
Dear Tony and team,
To say it has been a pleasure dealing with your group is an understatement. The level of professionalism was outstanding.
This was the first house we have built, and we wanted it to be perfect. It will probably be our last. Every facet of the planning and construction went like clockwork. Rod and Dion were extremely helpful and always suggested changes when there was a better option. Dion was very good at identifying situations that were not ideal or could be done in a better way. They were relatively minor, but the changes improved the final outcome.
As for the Tradesmen working on the house, they were top class. The quality of the work is exceptional. It is difficult to select a standout, but I was extremely impressed with the Korean tiler. The tiling is wonderful. And working with Matthew, the electrician, was a pleasure. I had some very specific requirements and they were all completed without any fuss. Perfect.
People have asked me if I would build again after my initial experience. My answer is always yes as long as I am working with Cunningham Custom Homes.
Thank you to all involved in the building of the house.
It is such a pleasure living in our new home.
Dear Tony, Leanne, Taf, Rod and all the crew at Cunningham Custom Homes,
Thanks so much for building our amazing dream home. Words cannot express our HUGE appreciation for the care and attention you had for us and our vision in all our dealings. The professionalism and pursuit of excellence that every person showed has reflected itself in the amazing quality of the finished product.
Tony, your calm thoughtful and welcoming manner was most appreciated in custom build that at times we know proved challenging for all of us. Your “can-do” approach which has been reflected down to all your staff and subcontractors is why it’s such a pleasure to do business with you.
Taf, your organisational skills and patience in dealing with every key player (including us) in the “push/pull” game you have to play in the day to day issues with everyone is admirable. To an outsider it may seem like chaos but you always made it look so easy. Well done. You rock!
Rod, you helped bridge the expectation gap with your wisdom. You said from the start there would be a big push where big things happened quickly and then it would seem that nothing was happening (even though it was behind the scenes). You kept reassuring us it would go to plan and it certainly did. You’re a legend!
Thanks to Scott & Matt the Carpenters for all your hard work and extra attention to detail. That has clearly manifested itself in the finished product and in a world we are accustomed to accepting second best, it was a pleasant surprise to find such excellent and first class service that you both displayed.
A HUGE thank you to all the subcontractors including: Matt the Electrician, Alex the Plumbers/drainer team, Rob and Pat the plasterers, Sean and company for the decorative arches and AllPlasta for supplying such quality products, the crew of tilers, Brady for the first class Kitchen and Bathroom cabinetry, the flooring legend Brad & team, Craig and the amazingly fast team of Painters and anyone else whom we may have forgotten. There are just too many to thank.
Tony and Matt, thanks for allowing Mark to work with you on this project. It means a lot to him and to us.
Last and not least, thanks heaps to all the apprentices that worked on our home. One day you too will become legends! We all had to start somewhere. You have got great teachers and mentors.
From the bottom of our hearts, a BIG THANKS for sharing this journey with us. We will forever recommend your services to anyone and everyone that will stop and listen!
The Pagnan Family – Kurrajong
“We can’t recommend Cunningham Custom Homes highly enough.
If you are seeking quality, honesty, and a builder who goes above and beyond, look no further.
Tony was direct, friendly, professional, open and honest throughout the build, and we could not have dealt with a better person.
He answered everyone of our questions and kept us informed almost daily about the progress of the house.
No hidden costs, everything which he said would be completed, was done, and we believe there is no better builder in Sydney.
We absolutely love our home, and everyone who sees it simply can’t believe the high level of quality you provide, we can’t wait until we can build another home with you!
Tony, Leanne and the team, thanks so much for everything, your personal touch has made this process one of the easiest things of our lives, we can’t thank you enough.
Scott and Shelley Melville, Pitt Town
Firstly thank you for handing over the home you have built for us in the timely and professional manner that has been the hallmark of Cunningham Custom Homes during the build process.
The access you allowed us during the construction and the continuous opportunities afforded us to personalise our home without additional cost, was very generous. The fact that your design ideas had already aligned with ours made the whole journey and the final product very appealing.
As far as the building itself is concerned words just cannot do justice to the outcome. We knew from the dedication of your craftsmen and the interaction and respect that you showed one another, that the quality was not going to be anything but top shelf. Top shelf it was from the expertly crafted roof line, through to the fantastic timber flooring and everything between. Cornices, shadow lines, the gyprock installation over very large areas, were all of extremely high standard. All inclusions were of similarly high quality and as we noted previously there simply was not one detail that we would have changed or indeed had to change, from that proposed by you initially.
We have had many comments from friends about the lavish resort-style quality of the finish evident from the minute they saw the external façade to when they entered the front door and beyond. You will note that I have mostly used home and not house in our appreciation and this was deliberate as that was the feeling that you imparted to us. You were at all times providing a home and not simply a house and this philosophy is consistent with the message imparted by your business name.
Finally it has been a distinct pleasure in dealing with Cunningham Custom Homes and I would wholeheartedly recommend you as a quality builder to anyone contemplating a build. This recommendation extends to an inspection of our residence by any of your potential customers where we can backup our many claims.
Congratulations to you and your team on a beautifully crafted and finished home.
Anita and Duke Koscica (Letter of Appreciation for 113 Patterson Lane Grose Vale)
With Cunningham Custom Homes, we truly believe that we could not have had a better experience in building our first home. To say that we were overwhelmed and delighted by the quality of our completed home is simply an understatement. We had embarked on a tree change after living in Sydney for many years and we were fortunate enough to meet Tony and Leanne just as we were considering buying acreage and having a custom home designed in The Hawkesbury. Tony and Leanne provided a completely personal service from start to finish. There were no variations or surprises throughout the build. Tony was very open, honest and direct, and kept us involved and up to date at all times. This level of interaction was a significant benefit as we were on quite a steep learning curve!
Each time we were able to visit the site, it was clear to us that the teams utilised by Cunningham Custom Homes had significant respect for Tony’s high standards and attention to detail. We have no doubt that the success of the overall build was also down to the close level of management and feedback Tony provided to his various teams on a daily basis. From the time our plans were approved by council to the day we moved in was exactly 6 months – incredible given that there was significant rainfall throughout the entire build.
We constantly receive fantastic feedback regarding the quality of our luxury property and when it was time to sell (due to a relocation to the US) we have no doubt that the price we achieved in a record time frame of 4 weeks was only possible due to the home Cunningham Custom Homes had helped us create. In fact, as a result of this process we now consider Tony and Leanne amongst our close friends and we would love nothing more than to take them to Seattle with us to build our next house!
Julia and Jason Clarke
Cunningham Custom Homes has a great team of contractors and this is mainly due to their high level of care, on time approach and very close management and feedback by Tony himself.
Our home was built in 17 weeks and our direct 1:1 relationship with Tony meant that we were kept updated weekly if not daily regarding each stage and our requests, questions, recommendations and/or advice were directly replied to the same day.
I could not recommend Cunningham Custom Homes highly enough and regard myself as a lifelong client for our next home.
Robyn Micallef (Project Manager, Performis)
Cunningham Custom Homes: 8 November 2013