We have had the pleasure of working with Les O’Connell on three separate projects since 1999 up to the present day.
We first came into contact with Les in 1999 when we were planning to build a new house in Governors Bay. Les was the preferred contractor, not only on price, but also on track record with his ability to complete difficult projects on time and within budget.
This was a challenging building project on a steeply sloping site requiring significant excavation and site preparation prior to building construction. The house was substantial in scale constructed over four levels and requiring not only quality workmanship but also excellent project management coordinating all trades.
The house was completed in line with the project critical path and to a very high standard. Les, and his staff, were always courteous, helpful and client focussed.
This excellent relationship with Les lead to us once again employing him when we undertook major site works in 2005. This project was also completed on time and budget with minimal disruption to our family.
In 2016 we planned to completely rebuild our hillside home on Scarborough Hill. Prior to construction commencing we needed to refurbish our double garage which is on a steeply sloping hillside site including replacement of the floor. We employed LOC and the project was completed to budget with minimal disruption as we were still living in our house.
When the plans and specifications were completed LOC was one of three preferred tenderers. Les and his team were selected, not only on price, but also on the proposed project programme and logistics for this challenging site.
The building works required the demolition of the existing dwelling while retaining the foundation and floor due to site coverage and recession plan issues. Due to access difficulties the demolition and building programme required precise planning and management.
The building has just been completed with the difficult process made relatively problem free due to the strong leadership and management by Les and the skills of his team. The finishing work is first class with the team taking great pride in their workmanship.
As with previous projects Les has communicated well with us as clients and with our architect and engineer. Where problems have surfaced Les has found innovative solutions ensuring project delivery on time.
We would strongly recommend Les and the LOC team for any building project particularly where requiring skilled project management, leadership, planning and quality building execution.