Testimonials

From our clients

My wife and I asked John from J&L building for a quote (one of many) for converting our carport to a new room. We immediately felt that John knew what he was on about as not only did he do the quote, but his experience in the industry helped shape the best options for the room that met our stated needs. He was able to explain the best options using the newest technology that fit into our budget.
Whilst this quote was not necessarily the cheapest it made the most sense and included everything we possibly needed to do including the work through council. John was very patient whilst approval was provided and once ready, the building started as soon as the materials were available.
The end to end process took the right period of time as promised and minimally impacted the household whilst it was being built. The contractors were great and worked seamlessly to complete the room and assisted whenever we were unsure or needed some clarity.  We would recommend J&L building to anyone looking for home renovation or work on their house – delivers a quality product as cheaply as possible when it is required. John himself went above and beyond and consider him a mate now and would give him a ring for anything further we need in the future.  Thanks John!

Melanie & Steve

Hi John, We have been extremely impressed with the professionalism of J & L Building & Maintenance from the planning phase all the way through to the handover. We have been more than happy with the standard of work and attitude of the whole team and we would be happy to use them again in the future. Kind Regards,

Matt – National Manufacturing Manager, Lienert Australia

Hi John Thank you for the fantastic Job you did for us. Our carport roof looks like new again. The Job was done to a very professional standard. We would be happy to recommend you to our friends and family, and would most certainly use your services again.

Peter and Christine

Brian and I would like to thank both you and Steve for the work carried out on our home. Our thanks are also extended to the tradesmen that you sent to our home, each of them being very skilled, good natured and patient. The difference this update has made to our home, both internal and external, is quite amazing and actually surpassed our expectations. Many thanks to J & L Building & Maintenance Pty Ltd for undertaking this work and providing us with changes to our home that we will enjoy for many years to come.

Gai & Brian, Parafield Gardens

After discovering extensive white-ant damage to our investment property in the Adelaide Hills, we set about looking for a building company to help us with the repairs. We were delighted to discover John from J&L Building, his quote came in considerably cheaper than the quotes we were given by other companies. As we live in Western Australia, it was so wonderful that John communicated with us so thoroughly and sent us regular updates with the help of photographs. The repairs started on time, were finished within the quoted time frame and the cost came in under the quoted amount. John and his team carried out the work to a very high standard and the tenants said that the workmen worked very hard, were respectful of their home and cleaned up after themselves. We would highly recommend John and will most definitely use him again in the event we need any more work done. Thank you J&L Building

Lu & Lee,Perth

Harcourt’s Gawler is proud to recommend J & L Building. It is difficult to find trades people that give good, reliable and prompt services. We have always found J & L Building to be very prompt with responses, especially if an emergency occurs. Their work is always done to the best standard and have never had to send them back to a property. If you want a quality job and a reasonable price, contact J & L Building.

Harcourts, Gawler

Over the last three years, I have used the services of John and his team at J&L Building & Maintenance. These services have extended across a large area of South Australia, on a large number of different sized jobs. I have always found John and his team, committed to an excellent outcome in all aspects of each and every job. Highly recommended building company. John keep up the great work.

Mark, Adelaide

We are very pleased with the work that you and your contractors did for us after the flood. The workmen were very professional and always very polite, we could always have a joke and a laugh with them, You always kept us up to date with what was going on from day to day, we would recommend you to other people, and we are thankful for your friendship and your professionalism.

Wendy & Roger, Stockport

The end result of the efforts of your fine team of friendly & professional trades people on our laundry and lobby project is very impressive indeed.The overall effect is neat, clean and absolutely fantastic.All of our expectations for these rooms were well and truly met.The facelift has significantly added value to our home. Thanks once again Steve & John for organising this brilliant transformation so very well.

Graham & Ros, Edwardstown

J & L Building and Maintenance have recently completed some repairs to my carport. John and his team kept in contact with me regarding who would be working at my home both days and what time they would arrive, even calling me on the morning to confirm. It took no time for John to assess the initial work needing to be done until the time it was completed. The finished work and customer service was outstanding and I would not hesitate to recommend or use the services of John and his team in the future.

Sue, Evanston Park

J & L Building and Maintenance was definitely the right choice for us when we decided to convert our double garage into a studio and single garage. We selected them because Steve Hallett inspired confidence in how our vision for this conversion could be achieved, within our relatively modest budget. The group of tradies employed to do the work – David, Paul, Gerry, Cory, Steve, Zeke - and their offsiders – were professional, respectful, good humoured, knowledgeable and experienced. They all took time to discuss various aspects of the conversion, listened to our concerns and answered our endless questions patiently. The work was completed within 2 weeks, tradies communicating and working smoothly under Steve’s coordination. We are delighted with the end result.

Pete and Chris, Evanston Park

Hi John Just wanted to say again Thank you very much for your coordination and planning to help create the plan we had to extend our kitchen. The end result is fantastic and I am loving all the extra space. Thanks Again.

Bonnie, St Agnes

Dear John and Staff of J&L Building Doug and I would like to thank you and your excellent team for the recent remodelling of our tiny, dark 1970’s kitchen. You have given us a bright, modern and workable kitchen, and a joy to be in. Even when difficulties arose, as often older buildings do, you and your excellent team were able to come up with workable, cost-effective solutions that work could flow smoothly with little disruption. We were always informed as to the tradesmen arrivals well in advance and found all the team friendly and polite and skilful. We were included in every step of the project, so what could be a stressful event was in fact very enjoyable. We happily recommend J&L Building to anyone who is thinking of renovating, building or repairing their home. All the work is of a high standard including repairs to a dangerous leaking veranda. Again, many thanks to John and his team. Regards,

Doug & Sue, Gawler East

We would like to congratulate J&L Builders for a job well done with a minimum of fuss. We found all the staff and contractors to be courteous, friendly and very professional. We would especially like to say what a credit Colin is to your company. The price was comparable to other quotes we received. The work commenced when you said it would and was completed on time and we are happy with the finished job. We would definitely recommend you to our friends. If we do further renovations in the future, we will definitely be in contact. Again, our thanks. Regards

Rick & Chris, Two Wells

I am just writing down a few thoughts on the building work carried out by your company. I have been very impressed by the professional attitude and communication skills shown by yourself and all of the sub-contractors. All of the contractors have carried out a great job. I was particularly impressed by Paul’s building skills. In short, you have a very happy customer - Thank You.Yours Sincerely

W.L Evans, Roseworthy

Dear RAA People, I recently had occasion to make a claim regarding damage, caused by a roof leak. I want to thank you so very much for the prompt and efficient service your people provided. The day after I notified you folk, a very lovely assessor lady named Joanne arrived and assessed the damage. She sent a builder by the name of John Semmler, he conducted his affairs in a thoroughly professional manner, as did Joanne. He also located and repaired the leak that caused the initial damage. Every tradesman engaged on the work, were extremely courteous and left exceptionally professional work behind them. I thank you so very much for the wonderful, prompt and professional attention you gave and would recommend RAA Insurance to anybody.

Many thanks for your professional and speedy work you did on our home after the storms in Novemebr 2011. We would be pleased to recommend you to anyone in the future.John,

Pelican Point

I’m writing to say a a big thanks to you and your team of professionals for the fanatastic job restoring my home after my fire accident. I found you to be friendly,prompt, well organised and professional in getting the job done swiftly and to my satisfaction at all times because you kept the lines of communication between us open and respected my wishes always.After a very stressful time moving out of my home, your group of professionals came in and got on with the job and in the end, my home looks 120% better than it did before the fire damage.I just wanted to say thank you personally John, because you kept me in the loop at all times and always sought my consent before acting on any projects, making me feel a big part of the process and the results show – the kitchen of my dreams and a much cleaner brighter home.I will be more than happy to refer you to anyone I know who needs a great builder and may access you in the future, if I ever need to renovate again.

Louise, Gawler South

Our association with J & L Building & Maintenance Pty Ltd was necessitated following a vehicle impact with our home on 8th Sept 2009. The company won the tender for the rebuilding process. We cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism with which John Semmler and his team facilitated the project. Right from the initial meeting to discuss the details of the contract and work schedule we found him to be very personable and accommodating, at the same time, working within the terms and conditions described by the insurance company. Throughout the entire process, John kept in regular contact with us by phone or SMS and regularly attended onsite to check on progress. We were at all times kept informed about timelines, changes and delays that might have occurred, as was the case during the November heatwave that delayed the brickwork. To facilitate completion on time, and to secure our home during this vulnerable stage, he arranged a gang of bricklayers to come on the same day. It was obvious too, that there was regular and effective communication between john, his tradespeople and the insurance company because jobs were well coordinated and always happened on time. The work ethic and demeanour of workers from his company also indicated to us that John has high expectations of his staff. The quality of workmanship in all aspects of the project would also indicate that he takes pride in the work he provides through his building company. We have no hesitation in recommending J & L Building to any organisation.

Edward & Eva Fairview Park

The workmanship of the kitchen has been exceptional and the tradesmen that installed it were fantastic and made me feel a part of the process. They took a kitchen that was depressing and needed a bad facelift, to a kitchen that I am very proud of. The installers took great care with the kitchen. Not damaging any of it all. I will recommend the company and the tradesmen to other people. Thank you for doing this.

Elizabeth & Kirt, Elizabeth East

I contacted J & L Building & Maintenance Pty Ltd to make necessary repairs and remedies to the existing carport, which incurred serious damage, from flooding gutters. John assessed the situation, provided recommendations to the work required and at the same time listened to my requests to additional work that I wish to have completed. He would regularly be in contact by email or by phone to ensure a comprehensive understanding with regards to the quote, queries or requests I may have. The need to have these repairs done in a timely fashion and having to coordinate work around another contractor, John provided professional trades people to undertake the tasks at hand in the time frame that he nominated to complete all the work. His team of hand-picked professional trade’s people were there to start the repairs on time each morning, they were friendly, approachable and their workmanship I would recommend. They were also thorough in cleaning up after their tasks were completed at the end of each day. Each morning John would arrive early to introduce those trade’s people that would be tackling the tasks at hand for that day. We would have an informal discussion with his contractors and myself, verifying, relaying and ensuring the work that was needed to make the necessary repairs. The repairs to the carport has given me peace of mind in the knowledge that the work that has been completed to the upmost professional standard and structural requirements. This has restored my faith in finding a reputable company, that is prepared to tackle residential repairs and that takes pride in the work undertaken by his team of professional work men. As a result I recommended to my mum, to contact J & L Building & Maintenance Pty Ltd to request a quote (from Steve), to underpin and make necessary repairs to an existing veranda. She is truly pleased with the professionalism, the repairs made, the cleaning up after the completion of the work and as she says “It makes the place look brighter and fresher”. I truly wish to thank both John and Steve for completing repairs to mine and my mum’s property and will continue to recommend this company to my family, friends and work colleagues.

Elaine, Modbury Heights.

We are very happy with all of the work carried out on our laundry & bathroom extension and renovation. All the tradesman we dealt with were skilled and performed work of high quality. All were friendly and helpful throughout the entire the process. We liked the way John and Steve regularly checked the progress and kept on top of things and kept everything moving along throughout the building work. We were also impressed how quickly the task was completed (even sooner than the original quoted time period) We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend J & L building for any renovation or building work.

Charlotte & Andrew, Gawler

Our many thanks for your efficient, speedy call out and excellent building quality of the job after a severe hail damage in July 2012. Your continued contact and follow up were much appreciated. It's a great credit to you and your company for your professionalism and attention to detail. We would be pleased to recommend you to anyone in need in the future.

Tim and Karen, Rowland Flat

After having bought my first home I enlisted the services of J&L Building to do a complete Bathroom renovation. This has now been finished and I am stunned with the results. Great management of the project by John, constantly providing updates and photos while I was away. I was also happy with the professionalism of the trade’s people and in many cases they were ahead of schedule. I would definitely recommend John and his team.

Josh, Salisbury