Tony Vining – Vining Realty Group

In 2012-13 we contracted J Lewis Building to carry out a substantial re- build and renovation of our home situated at 82 Queens Road Nelson.

Due to the hillside location and the extensive nature of the re-development it was a complex job, which required a high level of skills to not only mange the site works but also the changes and obstacles that we struck along the way.
Jonny exceeded all expectations, his builders were very capable and well managed thru out the entire project, timelines were met and quality was never compromised.
Jonny also added value to the building process by offering better ways to do things and even contributed to some design changes that made a significant difference to the completed project.

We have continued to use J Lewis Building for our commercial property management company, This requires ongoing work from minor maintenance work to substantial office refurbishment work.

Jonny Strives for the highest level of workmanship and service at all times. We have never been
disappointed and would have no hesitation in recommending Jonny Lewis for any scope of work.

I would be more than happy to discuss in more detail, and or provide more detail in support of Jonny should this be required.

Tony Vining
Vining Realty Group

Chris and Rose OConnor

In May 2015 we purchased our home which was built in 1994 and other than a new modern kitchen and some painting all other areas were original.

Another home owner in the street who used J Lewis Building (JLB) to do a major renovation on their house 12 months earlier recommended them to us, which we were very thankful for.

STAGE 1; After we had gutted the 2 bathrooms and laundry, JLB did all the relining and other building work to get ready for tiling and painting. This work was done very quickly to a high standard and at a very reasonable cost.

STAGE 2; After seeing the workmanship of Stage 1 we had no hesitation in getting JLB to do this next major extension. This was to extend off the end of the garage and add new floor for office area and new ensuite both linking from master bedroom. Extend the deck, close in the end and roof for a spa, plus extend glass balustrade.

As the property is on a steepish section, a pole foundation had to be put in place to attach to existing house and support new extension. Also a major alteration to the roof line was required, this had to fit in with the existing style and lines of the house, the existing roof tiles and outside cladding. All this was excellently achieved and from all angles very hard to tell there has been an extension.

JLB gave us a quote and a time frame to complete the extension, this was within our budget and estimation, very acceptable price.

Workmanship;This was of the highest standard. Excellent group of builders, always neat and tidy, very reliable hard workers.

The job foreman Cody always informed us of how work was progressing, very good at discussing options, a good listener and excellent at making suggestions on how to improve the building process. Jonny Lewis was always on hand to discuss progress.

Site was always neat and tidy and rubbish taken away regularly.

We also had comments from other trades (plumber, electrician, painter, gib stopper, tiler) how easy it was to work with JLB and the quality of their finished work.

Our extension was completed to a very high standard which we are very proud of.

We would and have no hesitation in recommending J Lewis Building to do any type of building.

Chris and Rose OConnor

Nick & Kymberly Widley

We have been very fortunate to have had Johnny and his team undertake many small jobs on our home over the past few years, nothing has ever a problem and no matter how small the tasks, they were done without hesitation and incredibly well.

This led us to our decision to once again use J Lewis Building for the renovation and addition to our home. This was a massive undertaking for us, however Jonny’s confidence and leadership ensured that all aspects of the job were managed well and expertly carried out. Timelines were prompt, communication was efficient and courteous and above everything else, our expectations were exceeded with workmanship and the general care to the job at hand.

Not only was J Lewis Building working on our home they also undertook the large and extensive refit and build of our Restaurant at the same time. Likewise, the quality of the work and effort was excellent right down to the smaller, intricate details that many would overlook.

We have recommended J Lewis Building in the past and we unhesitantly recommend him with our utmost confidence to you for your project.

Nick & Kymberly Widley

Janice and Ray – Atawhai Drive Nelson

Jonny Lewis and his team have done work for us over the past four years, including renovation, re-building, alterations, fitting out and general maintenance. The main challenge was to upgrade and modernise the rear of a traditional 100 year old villa to provide a separate workshop, kitchen and breakfast room in sympathy with the style and age of the property.

Jonny is an excellent project manager: first contact was timely, his manner professional; he listened to our requirements, discussed budgetary constraints and was flexible when we varied the final designs. He supervised his workmen and integrated the services of sub-contractors with the utmost respect for our needs and time-scale. At all times, we were confident that we would get the end-product we wanted and within budget. Results exceeded our expectations.

We have already recommended Jonny’s services to friends as we believe Word-of-Mouth is the best form of advertising.

Many thanks Jonny and the team.

I have since recommended his services to several others and he will be my first call the next time I require any building work.

Janice and Ray
Atawhai Drive Nelson

Ben Nalder – Summit Real Estate

I can’t recommend Jonny Lewis highly enough!

I recently purchased a rental property and it needed a lot of remedial work before being rentable. Jonny met me on site within an hour of my first call to him and he provided me with an estimate. The work was completed on time and within budget but the most impressive thing was his regular contact to advise me of progress.

I have since recommended his services to several others and he will be my first call the next time I require any building work.

Ben Nalder
Summit Real Estate

Andrew Pullen – Managing Director

We are only half way through a major addition to our house and are already extremely impressed with the work of J Lewis Building. Right from the planning stage, they have actively worked to reduce costs and get the job done in the shortest possible timeframe. Communication has been superb and Jonny’s team are at all times courteous, hard working and keep the job site tidy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend J Lewis Building for any project large or small.

Andrew Pullen
Managing Director

Tony Karsten – Architectural Design

As an architectural designer, I have every confidence in recommending J Lewis Building to clients. Jonny is a very competent builder and an honest and integral manager. I appreciate that he communicates closely with me throughout building projects which is essential in producing a high quality finely detailed building.

Tony Karsten
Karsten Architectural Design