Testimonials

With a reputation that is second to none, see what our long list of happy clients have to say about the Onsite Builders Team.

Steve Bishop was employed by Whistler 2020 Development Corporation as Deficiency and Quality Control Manager for the construction of the Whistler Olympic Athletes Village. This comprised of 300 residential units built for athlete accommodation during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and was converted to residential housing after the Olympics.

Steve was in charge of coordinating his team to inspect each of the 300 units and compiling reports for the Whistler Development Corporation as well as for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organising Committee to ensure that the project was fit for purpose.

Steve is a very professional and knowledgeable individual who is extremely hard working, well organized and takes great pride in his work. Steve played an integral part in aiding the Whistler 2020 Development Corporation in completing the Whistler Olympic Athletes Village to a high standard.

Steve’s energy and leadership skills motivated those around him, making him a valuable asset to the company.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve for any future endeavour.

Robert Laslett – VP of Construction, Whistler 2020 Development Corp

I contracted Steve Bishop from Onsite Builders to build our new pharmacy in Turangi which we relocated to in October 2015.

It was a difficult brief in that the design was different and somewhat challenging, a lot of fittings were being built in Auckland and shipped down to install, we were also re-using existing fittings from the old store (which we were still operating from) – and we had a tough deadline where we had to be out of the old store and into the new site.

Steve handled every facet of the project in a relaxed, easy going but professional manner. He effortlessly liaised with the designer, subcontractors (local and out of town) and myself. In addition he is a skilled craftsman and with his excellent team, produced quality workmanship.

We encountered a major hurdle late in the project which Steve and his crew responded to magnificently to ensure we had the new store completed on time.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Onsite Builders and would definitely use Steve again as a builder and project manager.

Vince Schicker – Director

We are delighted to recommend Steve and Olivia and the team at Onsite Builders to anyone without reservation. They have been a pleasure to deal with from the beginning right to the end of the building process. Our first impression of Steve and Olivia is that they are good people, an impression that remains. We found them to be open, genuine, honest, enthusiastic and very good listeners. We really appreciated this last point and also the advice and practical suggestions they offered us. They were genuinely collaborative. We felt we could trust them and we have never regretted placing our trust in them; something which was important to us as this was our first build.

Steve and Olivia are excellent communicators and this was particularly important as we live in Auckland, a long way from the build site. We were kept up to date on any developments regularly, and decisions that needed to be made were brought to our attention with time allowed to consider each one before our final decision was required. Steve was the perfect builder for the area as he knows the landscape and conditions; knowledge that comes from living and working in the area.

We found that Steve was very proactive and had high standards right down to the smallest details, and this never changed throughout the duration of the build. We would like to thank Steve and Olivia for making the building of our new house, something that can be incredibly stressful, an enjoyable experience.

Wayne and Katrina Leighton

We invited Steve in for discussions when we first decided to build on our recently purchased section in Ohakune, from that point on Steve took on an active role, advising, suggesting ideas, coming up with solutions, all of this before we had a peg in the ground. Equally Steve and Onsite team listened and were ready to consider new ideas or materials that we presented seeking to make our ideas come to fruition.

Steve, Olivia and the team took on a bespoke house with all the unknowns and challenges it entailed and built us a home that we feel very lucky to own and enjoy. The Onsite crew took care and great pride in their work, ‘just so’ was never good enough, the result is a home that has craftman’s work throughout it. Rather than being the huge stress we expected from building a home, the build became a joint project in which we felt part of the process, consulted and fully involved in understanding problems and finding solutions.

The team were always friendly, greeting with a smile, and ready to explain the work they were doing. Quality workmanship is evident in every room. We appreciated the effort made by the crew, working in a less than friendly climate and working long hours some days to see that the job got done. Steve and Olivia managed the ordering, changes to plan, swapping of fittings during the build in a calm and professional manner.

We can recommend Onsite Builders without reservation, their work is excellent. We are delighted with the result and feel fortunate to have had them as our builders.

Adrian & Liz

We are very happy with how the build turned out – our house is top notch! Steve and the guys did an exceptional job. We are very fortunate to have you guys as our builder who understood how we wanted the place to be and making it a reality.

Anton & Frances

We had seen the work of Steve Bishop and were impressed by the high standard that he set with his building. Having built our own home previously, we were very particular in our choice of builder. In 2014, when we were ready to start our build, our first choice was always going to be Steve. We approached him with our floor plan and ideas. Right from the outset he took ownership of the build.

Steve got us in contact with architect MnM Design and together they created for us a wonderful, innovative and beautifully built home.

At all times we found Onsite Builders to be a great choice. Steve constantly suggested cost saving ideas with no detraction from the quality of the build. He also made very practical suggestions which added to the build at very little cost.

The quality of workmanship displayed by Steve and his employees was outstanding. At no time would they accept anything but perfection. Everything was detailed beautifully. The focal point of our home is an entire wall of many shaped windows. The execution is meticulous.

We found Onsite Builders to be incredibly efficient both in their time and use of materials – we were very impressed at the minimal wastage of materials.

Overall we found the Onsite Builders team to be people of integrity, honesty and reliability and we whole heartedly recommend their work.

J & W Bezett

Steve Bishop undertook a carpentry labour contract for me which involved the interior fitout and transformation of a large existing restaurant and bar into four new luxury motel units.

We had a very tight programme and Steve proved to be very focused and extremely conscientious in his attitude to the project.

I am based a long way from the premises and Steve communicated regularly with me by telephone and kept me up to speed with all the details and issues. Steve has a very good work ethic and I was very happy with the quality and general standard of finish of his work as well.

I have no hesitation in recommending him to others or contracting him myself for any future requirements.

Phil Jackson – Proprietor, Hobbit Motorlodge

I contracted Steve to build our new apartment and garage complex. This was a reasonable sized job and the apartment had top quality appointments.

On my first meeting with Steve, within minutes of looking at the plans, he zeroed in on a couple of significant errors in the design and orchestrated the changes which were carried out with a great end result.

Steve takes great pride in his work and works with a passion. He is totally obliging, nothing is a problem and I always felt that my satisfaction with the finished job was foremost in his mind. He has a natural ability to plan and think ahead. On occasions I asked Steve had this been done or this ordered. On every occasion it had, generally days in advance of my asking. I never saw a situation where we were held up on site awaiting product.

I have been an employer most of my life and contracted many good people. Steve is up there with the best of them. I have enjoyed every minute of working with Steve. If I were to venture into another building project he would be my builder.

Rex Gillman

There is only one word to describe my experience with Onsite Builders – excellent.

Steve has the ability to deal with any problem that arises on the job, he is always “on to it” and will solve it or defuse it. His net-working with subcontractors is great, as is his dealing with council & government department compliance staff and any challenges which they present.

His team is always well run, well mannered and competent in what they do.

We have contracted them for several jobs many agricultural most recently the fit out of a retail space. Everyone involved in the project had nothing but good to say about how professional and how pleasant the Onsite Builders team were during the entire project.

I can highly recommend them.

Dave Griffiths – Business Owner