"I have much pleasure in writing this testimony for Doug Carlson. Doug conducted the restoration and internal remodelling of my 1890 Victorian property during the first half of 2011. Work involved demolishing of internal brick walls to open up living areas and major restoration as it turned out to be. Being a 120 year old house that had previously had lack of maintenance for many years, it had its own unforeseen problems such as under-sized rafters, floor joist rot, lack of under floor ventilation, lack of under floor access, etc. Apart from completing the renovation work as on plan, Doug’s ability to anticipate, manage and tackle these problems uncompromisingly, ensured a smooth and peace-of-mind experience for me. The result is a structurally sound house with modern aspects and period features preserved.

Doug is a co-operative, conscientious and experienced builder. Doug’s work was on time, professional, uncompromising, neat and tidy and he is fair in pricing of variations. Doug is also courteous and approachable. I have no hesitation in recommending Doug Carlson as a competent and quality builder."

Testimonial from Van Le, Mosman 

"Doug Carlson has completed three separate additions to my house over the last 8 years. Each project has been carried out on time, within budget and finished to a standard of excellence. I am pleased to recommend Doug as a builder of great skill and workmanship and would be happy to endorse this reference personally at any time."

Testimonial from Cliff Barry, Marine Parade, Avalon 

"Doug first did work for us on our house extension which involved adding two bedrooms, an ensuite, upgrading our laundry and garage and a range of other building works to upgrade our old style house. A few years on and we are still delighted with the quality of Doug's work. So much so he's currently helping us with building works for our new kitchen. We have found Doug to be honest, reliable and his work and attention to detail outstanding. We would (and have) recommend Doug highly." 

Testimonial from Darren and Leigh Binskin, Cromer 

"I would like to thank you for the work you have done at my home. This includes the new build of our garage as well as refurbishment of our rear building. Mostly I appreciated that you were prepared both to listen to my ideas and in addition provide quality advice when things did not quite work out." 

Testimonial from Graeme Hastie, Freshwater