Client Testimonials

Lindsay Conway

Perth WA Jan 2014

“I have an old unit on The Esplanade, Darwin that I purchased back in 1995 and it was overdue for a complete renovation. As I live near Perth and unable to oversee the renovation first hand I would be relying on the professionalism and integrity of the builder to complete the extensive renovations required to bring the unit back to life.

After an extensive search on the internet, discussions with my agent and talking to prospective builders I decided that Geoff Rutherford was the man for the job. His approach during the initial scoping of the works required; his suggested solutions and willingness to listen to what I wanted were key factors in choosing him for the job. He didn’t let me down.

The renovations were completed on time and the finished product far exceeded my expectations. I was able to inspect the unit on completion and Geoff, his wife and their team of professional trades did a magnificent job. They definitely produced the WOW factor and the unit was left spotless, ready for a new tenant. My agent and valuer were as impressed as I with the finished product.

It is without hesitation that I recommend Geoff Rutherford to all visiting his web site, looking for a professional, reliable builder who is a true craftsman of his trade”.


"After many visits by tradesman and salesmen, we finally chose Geoff, due to his willingness to listen and come up with a solution that suited us. He was patient as we changed our minds and offered solutions. Geoff suggested finishes, recommended suppliers and was flexible in offering alternatives. The end result was outstanding. A true professional finish. Previous experience with renovations had taught us important lessons in regards cleanliness at the end of each working day and sub contractors turning up and doing the work promised. From start to finish the process was effortless. What was promised was delivered, and some. Our expectations were exceeded. We have no hesitation in recommending Geoff and Shane for any renovations you are considering.
Don’t waste your time with the others".


"Recommendation for Geoff Rutherford Builder:

We are a professional couple, Brian is a professor and Pam is a clinical psychologist who has a private practice in her home.

We are delighted to be providing this testimonial for Geoff Rutherford, a builder we hold in high regard and whom we would highly recommend to anyone looking for building work. Geoff did a large interior project for us which included a major upgrade of our kitchen, main bathroom and ensuite, as well as various other building projects such as designing and building new stairwell features including a stylish glass balustrade and screen and revamping tired door frames and an archway.

We are extremely happy with the high quality of all his workmanship and with his profession an approach to the work we commissioned. We can, without hesitation, say that, in addition to the craftmanship and the pride he takes in a job well done, he is exceptionally reliable, considerate, cooperative, courteous and a particularly clean and tidy builder.

To illustrate, while we were having the building work done we were both living and working in the house. Also, Pam was continuing to run her private practice at the house and it was necessary for Geoff and his team to be particularly sensitive to the needs of her clients and to coordinate with Pam when the house had to be quiet. Geoff fitted in with these difficult requirements with ease and generous good grace.

Geoff also went over and well beyond the call of duty when, before the building work was complete, Brian unexpectedly had to go to Adelaide for major heart surgery. Brian and Pam were away from Darwin for 2 weeks and, over that time, Geoff completed the work so that we returned to a beautifully renovated house in pristine condition. this certainly helped Brian’s stress free recovery.

we have already recommended Geoff to close friends who had him upgrade their kitchen and bathrooms and they too were delighted with his craftmanship and the integrity of his work. It was only recently that these friends invited us over for dinner expecially to admire Geoff’s handiwork.

All we can say is to repeat that Geoff is a builder we would highly recommend".


"G’day Geoff,

Just wanted to thank you and let you know we are very happy with the work you have done for us.

This was the first time we have had any renovations done so all was a bit daunting but I must say we were very comfortable with you and Shane right from the start. Your promptness in supplying the initial quote in plain English for novices like us to easily understand put us at ease.

Then as the work was progressing you kept us up to date on the progress and any issues that arose were quickly sorted out. Your workmanship is first class and you should be proud of this. Also the way you cleaned up after each day was much appreciated and scored many points with Richelle".


MAY 2009

"We were very pleased with the complete bathroom renovation carried out by Geoff. The reshaping of the bathroom floor and tiling work as carried out with the minimum of fuss and with a high level of professionalism. I was also impressed with the communication and the cleanliness with which the job was carried out. Any issues were corrected with no fuss. I would recommend Geoff to any friends considering a bathroom renovation".


"We are thrilled with the renovation of our house which was carried out by Geoff and his team. Geoff gave us many good ideas as we were not really sure what materials and colours to use. He was flexible and cooperative and patient with us. He gave us a time that the work would be finished and he was spot on. He arranged all details with a minimum of fuss.
He is a true professional".


"In June 2009 your company carried out a major Kitchen renovation which also included some general construction works (additional corner wall) at our home. During this project your company’s workmanship was outstanding and the end result was excellent. The new kitchen has provided my wife and I with an added attraction in the house where we tend to spend a lot of our time, in fact having the new kitchen operational it has reinvigorated us to cook more, especially now that we have more bench space and other cooking utensils.

The project included a complete stripping of the old kitchen with new version – the old hot and cold taps were replaced with a new mixer (tap), a new oven and touch control hot plates were installed, a great exhaust fan and vent system was cut into the wall which takes the heat from the kitchen when cooking, more time frame of the job fitted well with our professional work commitments – overall a job well done, thanks Geoff".


"We would like to thank you for the renovation work you carried out on our kitchen.
Your courteous attitude and attention to detail was a greatly appreciated, we were impressed with the prompt service we received.
Living in an Apartment disposing of old materials can become a problem. This was not an issue as you cleaned up and disposed of all old material and left the kitchen clean and workable.
We are also very happy with the bathroom unit which has given us extra space in a very small area.
Once again thank you very much".


"Hi Geoff, just sending our thanks for a hassle free experience and excellent results with our Kitchen. Rachael and I are very pleased with the results, with family and friends also commenting on improvements to our home. A big thanks for taking the stress and complication out of our experience. You would be happy to know that we have since recommended your services to a number of family and friends looking to do some home improvements also".


"I was visiting friend who was renovating his kitchen and dining room upstairs and second bathroom and office down stairs. I was impressed with their (only two of them) work ethic in terms of being in constant dialogue, their cleanness and their general care for the quality of work they do. I ended up having Geoff renovate my kitchen. It was very very nice and we were pleased so much so that my wife urged me to do the bathrooms as well, which we did. All bathrooms have been gutted and redone from scratch. There was NO dust in the house or bedrooms. It was clean all times and we could see the progress on a daily basis. I can highly recommend Geoff to do any alteration or renovating you may wish to do".