“The professionalism and level of service that Frank and his team extended to our company was beyond our expectations. I was so impressed by the service provided by Frank and his management and construction team that I felt compelled to go on record with my praise. Frank and his team deserve it. In an era where exceptional one-to-one customer service excellence has virtually disappeared from our industry, the work that Frank and his team did should be held as an example for others to try to emulate.
What particularly impressed me about Frank and his team was the non-adversarial manner in which they approached and resolved some difficult issues. It appears that it was simply the team’s commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction that motivated them to always go the extra mile. Their example even had a positive impact on the attitude and productivity of our own staff! In closing, I believe that Frank Sikkema and his team deserve to be congratulated on delivering an outstanding building that we and the community of Bellerive should be proud of.”
– Russell Berman, Ninety Four Feet

“This was an extremely challenging project, not only from the complexity of the construction and level of finish required but the contractual arrangement between the developer and Macquarie relied heavily on the strength of communication and relationship between the two parties. I have always found Frank Sikkema practical, approachable and most importantly able and willing to think outside the square to contribute meaningfully to difficult construction issues as they arise. Whilst the Macquarie Builders team were more than capable of handling any challenges appropriately, Frank’s willingness to stay connected to a project throughout its life is a real benefit to anyone that would engage Macquarie Builders.”
– Sam Tucker, Commercial Product Delivery


“SJA has acted as Project Managers on behalf of the administrator for Hadley’s Hotel in Hobart. The project scope required completion of unfinished works by the property developer and previous builder, and the rectification of a vast number of defects and non-conformances throughout the project… The works extended over all six levels of the inner Collins Building and was further extended to cover the fit-out of the Charcoal Restaurant and reception and kitchen of the Hadley’s building.
Demanding time frames were set for each of the stages and packages of the work. The Macquarie team worked diligently to achieve each milestone with the team always courteous and acting in a professional manner working within the operating hotel environment. It has been a pleasure working with the members of the Macquarie team to bring this project to a successful and mutually rewarding completion.”
– Warren Lavis, SJA Construction Services


“I write to comment on the work of Macquarie Builders Pty Ltd. They have recently completed construction of the ‘Shiploads’ premises at 45 Boland Street, Launceston, compromising approximately fifteen thousand (15,000) square metres of lettable area. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this project. The quality of workmanship has been of a high standard. The Macquarie Builders team has proven to be professional, well-resourced and committed to completing our project in a timely manner. They formed an excellent rapport with me, with communication lines always open with prompt responses. I commend Macquarie Builders and look forward to working with them again in the future.”
– Emmanuel Kalis, The Kalis Group


“Macquarie Builders were contracted to construct a building on our Rosny WWTP site, for which I was Superintendent’s Representative, over the period August 2012 to January 2013. A high quality and cost effective outcome was achieved despite the challenging site conditions and difficult access. Macquarie Builders’ staff demonstrated a friendly and professional attitude, and I would happily recommend their services based on our experience.”
– Brad Davie, Southern Water


“We advise that Macquarie Builders Pty Ltd have recently completed a major renovation project on our Mitsubishi showroom & offices at the corner of Brisbane and Campbell Streets, Hobart. We have been extremely pleased with their performance on this project, as they have delivered us a high quality job in a very professional manner. We commend them for the work and would be pleased to engage them on any future project.”
– Michael Johns, DJ Motors


“Macquarie Builders have good quality personnel and are well resourced. In my experience they also have good working relationships with subcontractors, together with appropriate construction management processes. I have found them to be responsive to project programming and financial accountability.”
– Tim Penny Architecture


“I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this project. The quality of workmanship has been of a high standard. The Macquarie Builders team have proven to be professional, well-resourced, and committed to completing the project in a timely manner and within the agreed budget. Client focus was demonstrated in that they formed an excellent rapport with me, with communication lines always open with prompt responses. I commend Macquarie Builders and look forward to working with them again in the future.”
– Ben Turner, Preston Lane


“Macquarie Builders are well resourced and was able to deliver the project on time. Any issues that arose have been dealt with in an efficient and prompt manner to ensure as little disruption as possible. We have been particularly pleased with their flexibility, communications, and professionalism. I commend Macquarie Builders and look forward to working with them in the future.”
– George Nikakis, Key Capital Limited


“I think what we have achieved in the current climate and given the restricted site conditions the project has been outstanding. The level of detail and the finish has been first class. This project would not have been delivered on time had it been any other builder I have worked with in all my years in Hobart. I look forward to working with you if the chance arises in the future.”
– Gary Collins, Wrest Point Casino


“Jireh House Inc. recently used the services of Macquarie Builders to redevelop the site. While working with Macquarie Builders on the project I personally found their work to be of the highest level and care in all aspects. The management & employees were at all times polite and open with the building & development. Any issues were discussed openly and a solution was sorted as soon as practicable. We are very grateful for your contribution towards this project, which will provide crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing family violence for many years to come.”
– Nell Kuilenburg, Jireh House

 “I have to say we were incredibly impressed with your employees work ethic, their politeness and the quality of the work. We are over the moon with the space, and can’t recommend you and your team highly enough. Thank you again for having this done to such a high level so quickly, it will make a huge difference to our staff and students.”
– Heidi Dobson, HERC


“I would like to pass on my thanks for the outstanding job that Alex has done in managing the onsite works. He has undertaken a most difficult and probably challenging job dealing with the tenants of 50 units, let alone the coordination of subcontractors for the refurbishment of this complex. He has managed his role in a most professional manner and has been a pleasure to work with.”
–  Shane Mann Architects & Associates


“Happy to recommend Macquarie Builders within the business, and will be in touch when future opportunities arise.”
– Ben Wagner, Tassal Group


“We are grateful to all those who made a contribution to this project which has significantly enhanced the Senior School Campus and is a topic of conversation amongst our students, staff and families. We have been pleased to collaborate with Macquarie Builders on this exciting project.”
– Adam Forsynth, St. Michael’s Collegiate School


“The firm led by Frank Sikkema has real depth and capability. They are well resourced committed and professional in their approach to delivering projects and the standard of their work is excellent. Macquarie Builders has ensured that the finished product provided by their own tradesman or by contractors meets their standard of excellence and our expectations as the owner. At all times the team from Macquarie Builders acted with professionalism, care and awareness of the environment they were working within and I would certainly recommend them for future projects.”
– St. Cuthbert’s Catholic School


“The project was successfully completed by Macquarie Builders. The workmanship was of a high standard and the project was completed on time. We found the Macquarie Builders team co-operative and pleasant to deal with. They were professional at all times, leading to a successful project.”
– Morrison + Braytenbach Architects


“Our experience and recollection of Macquarie Builders is that Projects have been completed on time and to budget, and to a high level of quality and finish. Macquarie Builders employ tight professional management to ensure smooth project delivery and maintain tight control of their sub-contractors and suppliers.”
– Philp Lighton Architects


“I have found Macquarie Builders to be responsive to the needs of all parties in managing a project on a difficult, multi-level site, with limited access and staged to meet the needs of an occupied school. Their project team communicated clearly with all stakeholders, responded and negotiated with respect and in a timely manner.”
– Locke HDM Architects


“Macquarie Builders have demonstrated sound procedural and industry knowledge and have developed good working relationships with the subcontractors and suppliers, enabling the timely and predictable work flow required for on time performance.”
– Forward Brianese + Partners


“The quality of the work completed to date is evidence of Macquarie Builders’ substantial experience and good attention to detail. I have found the staff to be easily contacted, helpful and easy to deal with.”
– Architects Designhaus


“Demonstrating a high degree of professionalism, resourcefulness and commitment to the project objectives. We would have no hesitation in recommending their inclusion on projects of this scale.”
– Matrix Management Group


“At every stage, Macquarie Builders meet the agreed timelines and were diligent with their works. They were nimble and offered creative solutions to issues that we encountered. Their skills together with a good plan enable the conversion of a sow’s ear into a silk purse as it was an amazing transformation. I would recommend and use Macquarie Builders for future work.”
– Gerard O’Brien, Silverleaf Investments


“The professionalism and skill of the team allowed the project to be completed on time and to a high standard. We have been pleased to collaborate with Macquarie Builders on this exciting project and once again, pass on our sincere thanks for your involvement.”
– Adam Forsynth, St. Michael’s Collegiate School


“Macquarie Builders provided a home building experience with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. They took our house plan and worked with us to make changes that improved the functionality and aesthetics of the home. This was done in a very prompt manner. The smallest of details were never overlooked. The quality of their work and attention to detail are outstanding. Being on the job site with them, it was obvious they take pride in their work. We couldn’t be happier and highly recommend Macquarie Builders.”
– Arvind & Priya


“I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for the way in which you managed and completed our recent IF Lab project. We are extremely pleased with the completed project and are looking forward to the many ways in which our students will benefit from such a contemporary, innovative and creative space.”
– Adam Forsyth, St. Michael’s Collegiate School


“In relation to the safety performance of Macquarie Builders in the construction of the New Town Rowing Sheds, I can advise that Macquarie Builders have been rigorous and consistent in their application of good safety practices including all necessary inductions and protective gear. They have kept the site clean and organised and required consistent safety standards from all sub-contractors and site visitors.”
– Les Burbury, Hobart City Council


“The University demands an extremely high standard of safety to be maintained on all works undertaken and Macquarie Builders exceeded our standards and delivered a project without incident. Macquarie Builders were very accommodating to ensure our operations endured minimal disruption. I would confidently recommend Macquarie Builders to potential clients.”
– Terry Lockwood, University of Tasmania


“I would like to thank Peter and Brian for their efforts during the asbestos removal and John for the demolition. Their experience and attitude assisted in the smooth running of the job. The site was well presented and security well maintained at all times throughout the works which was important due to the location of the project. We wish you well on all future opportunities.”
– Barney Phillips, Citta Property Group


“Macquarie Builders have done an excellent job, delivering the recent Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk TAS. The project was completed both on time andon budget and all defects were attended to in a timely manner.”
– Terry McCoy, Woolworths Limited


“Both projects have been completed satisfactorily and we would have no hesitation in having Macquarie Builders undertake further projects for our company in the future.”
– Stuart Hurd, Hobart International Airport


“Employees were respectful, tolerant, kind and supportive to our students. Indeed the presence of Macquarie Builders staff added value to our education programs and our supportive school environment. Communication was thorough and timely. The quality of the finished works has been exceptional, leading to a greatly improved educational environment for our children.”
– Wendy Potter, Glenorchy Primary School


“More than happy with the experience with Macquarie. Far surpassed my expectations. Really appreciate the attention to design detail which is reflected in the excellent completed outcome.”
– Hobart City Council


“I would like to personally thank you Frank and the wider Macquarie Builders team for delivering not only an exceptional product but of equal importance, your team has delivered exceptional professional service. I will be certainly recommending you to our clients for future projects in Tasmania.”
– Guy Gleeson, JLL


“From the commencement of construction to the final sign-off, your on-site staff were a pleasure to work with as they undertook a unique and complex project. The finished product is stunning and has received praise from the RTBG Board as well as many visitors to the garden. Thank you again Frank and please pass on our gratitude to all of the Macquarie Builders staff that were involved in this project.”
– David Reid, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens


“Overall the job was completed well, within the expected timeframe and to a good standard. Proof that the job was completed satisfactory is in my recommendation that Macquarie be used in the upcoming Crumb plant turning circle project.”
– Luke Turner, Cadbury


“At all times the team were cooperative and patient with the strict protocols applying to this building. The quality of the workmanship has greatly enhanced the value of the building. My congratulations to Macquarie Builders on a job well done and I would be happy to recommend them to any prospective client.”
– Dennis Lee, Commonwealth Law Courts


“The whole team at Macquarie Builders has been professional, approachable and solution focussed and has delivered a superior product on time. The building team was industrious, professional and courteous and were led by an outstanding and approachable foreman. OHST highly recommends Macquarie Builders for future projects.”
– Gail White, Oral Health Services Tasmania


“Once again we wish to convey our thanks for the excellent way this Contract has been executed by Macquarie Builders, and for my part, it has been a pleasure dealing with Roger and yourself [Glen] throughout.”
– Stephen Dickinson, Hobart City Council


“Macquarie Builders have actively engaged with change management to improve operational procedures and improve quality systems. This has resulted in improved communication throughout the Builder – Subcontractor – Architect – Client relationships. Improved processes have delivered better buildings. As an illustration of their capacity, Macquarie Builders have been actively sought to tender on upcoming projects by repeat clients. I have no hesitation in recommending Macquarie Builders.”
– Tim Penny Architecture


“I would like to express my person thanks to you [Glen] for your efforts and also to thank Macquarie Builders for their continued professional attention. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
– Philip Stoneman, Southern Tasmanian Netball


“It is with pleasure that I provide this recommendation for Macquarie Builders. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this project. The quality of workmanship has been of a high standard. The Macquarie Builders team have proven to be professional, well resourced, and committed to completing our project in a timely manner and within the agreed budget. I commend Macquarie Builders and look forward to working again with them in the future.”
– Greg Fall, Fall Real Estate


“A big thank you to Frank, Roger, Glen and all involved on the project, I appreciated all the efforts! I believe the outcome is truly remarkable given what was actually involved! I look forward to the next one.”
– Steve McCarthy, McCarthyReed


“The project was completed on time and to a high standard. We appreciated the open communication and flexibility in delivery and cost control which furthered the co-operative approach amongst all stakeholders. We had a positive experience working with Macquarie Builders and look forward to continuing the professional relationship in the future and would recommend them to other Clients without hesitation.”
– Allistair Lindsay, Riverlee


“I wish to advise that Macquarie Builders undertook a difficult refurbishment of an occupied store… Macquarie Builders acted with all due diligence throughout the project and attended to any of our requests expeditiously and professionally. It has been a pleasure working with Macquarie Builders, and we have no hesitation in recommending them for works with other clients.”
– Thomas Thompson, Woolworths Limited


“Macquarie Builders have demonstrated excellent customer service, high standards of workmanship and attention to detail. We have been particularly pleased with Macquarie Builders flexibility communications and professionalism. We have had a positive experience working with Macquarie Builders and look forward to continuing the professional relationship in future.”
– Dino Russo, United Petroleum


“Macquarie Builders demonstrated a wealth of experience in all aspects of our project and formed a great rapport with Uniting Aged Care. We were impressed with their attention to detail, responsiveness, cost-control and the ability to complete on time. Our overall experience with Macquarie Builders has been outstanding”
– Glen Cottee, Uniting Aged Care


“I write to commend the work of Macquarie Builders PTY LThe firm led by Frank Sikkema has real depth and capacity. They are well-resourced, committed and professional in their approach to delivering projects and the standard of their work is excellent.”
– Tim Gourlay, Tasmanian Catholic Education


“We are very happy with the completed projects and the quality of work provided. Macquarie Builders went out of their way to ensure that all works were completed to a very high standard. It was pleasing to note that the works undertaken were completed within the specified timeframe/s. This was highly commendable as works were hampered by weeks of extremely poor weather at the beginning of the projects.”
– St. Virgil’s College


“I write to commend Macquarie Builders. In the course of the eleven months Macquarie Builders has worked on site, it has provided excellent service and quality workmanship. The quality of the workmanship and their attention to detail is noteworthy. Macquarie Builders has ensured that the finished product provided by their own tradesmen or by contractors meets their standard of excellence and our expectations as the owner.”
– Elizabeth McDougall, St. Cuthbert’s Catholic School


“The team from Macquarie Builders were at all times professional and aware of the specific need of the protocol for working in a school environment. The quality of the work completed was excellent and the team worked well with subcontractors to ensure the project was finished on time. At all times the team from Macquarie Builders acted with professionalism, care and an awareness of the environment they were working with and I would certainly recommend them for further projects.”
– Bernadette Brooks, St. Aloysius


“The Macquarie Builders team has proven to be very professional, well resourced and committed to completing our project on time and on budget. They have formed an excellent rapport with Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc, and their workmanship has been of an extremely high order. The Board and Management are impressed with the project outcomes, client focus, and the workmanship delivered by the Macquarie Builders team. I commend Macquarie Builders and look forward to working again with them in the future.”
– Richard Sadek, Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc.


“Since 2007 Macquarie Builders has continued to grow as a key strategic partner for RBL to assist us in delivering a quality product to our current and prospective residents. The Board has also been particularly pleased with the quality & timeliness of the product delivered. Macquarie Builders co-operation, professionalism, and attention to detail (particularly in relation to deadlines) could not be faulted and enabled a very streamlined delivery of product to our clients.”
– Michael Spinks, Roches Beach Living


“The contractor team and managers communicate clearly and confidently with the school leaders. They listen, respond and negotiate with respect and consistently meet the school’s expectations. The standard of their work is high and relationships with the school as the clients are exemplary. I have no hesitation in recommending them to future clients.”
– Ogilvie High School


“Management and onsite staff worked closely with the school in ensuring the project was handled in a timely and safe manner. The working relationship was very positive with any issues taken seriously and dealt with quickly, both from a safety and construction point of view. Meetings were always to the point and efficient but also conducted in a relaxed friendly team atmosphere.”
– Andrew Burrows, Blackmans Bay Primary School

 “At an internal Mornington Steering Committee meeting this morning I mentioned that I was very pleased with the way MB has addressed site safety issues at Mornington and the good accident free record over the contract period to date. Aurora management reports monthly to the Aurora Board on safety performance and we thought it opportune to make mention of your good record on this project.”
– Gerard Gowens, Aurora Energy


 “Liason between Macquarie Builders with us and our architect enabled inevitable changes to accommodate reality to be anticipated rather than a problem, and the works were all done on budget, in full, on time and with excellent finish. We will have no hesitation engaging Macquarie Builders again when works need to be done at Highfield, or on other projects, and we recommend them highly to others who need professional building works.”
– PA Kimber, Highfield House


 “On behalf of the Australian Nursing Federation, Tasmanian Branch Council I would like to convey our gratitude for the enournous efforts Macquarie Builders has shown in enabling the completion of the Australian Nursing Federation Health Education and Research Centre (ANF HERC). The ANF Tasmanian Branch Council is very excited to be progressing the education component of our business and once again we would like to express our appreciation to you for being such an integral and positive part of this journey.”
– Emily Shepherd, Australian Nurses Federation


“I am writing to express my compliments for the way in which your staff have conducted themselves during the construction project that your firm has undertaken here at Highfield House. Since the onset of the project in April, my staff and I have not received one complaint and there have been no issues regarding the manner in which your workers have interacted with our staff, visitors and the offenders we supervise at Community Corrections.”
– Ginna Webster, Department of Justice


“Macquarie worked closely with us, as well as the architect, and were always forthcoming in providing suggestions for better ways of doing things, or cheaper ways where appropriate. In this regard they were always happy to work with us, and include us in what was going on. This included explaining any suggestions to the degree necessary for us to understand exactly what was proposed.

The attention to detail was also outstanding. The quality of workmanship is very high, and any work that didn’t come up to that standard, by any of the sub-trades, was addressed, and usually completely re-done. Our overall experience in our dealings with Macquarie, and the outcomes achieved was outstanding. We could not be happier with our choice of builders for this project and will be using them again on any future developments.”
– JA Stubley, Optia Incorported