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I started looking to build early last year and met with lots of different building companies until I met Daniel Lewis, he was very open and honest with the whole process. Daniel was very easy to contact and answered all questions I had regarding my new house, Daniel would call and ask about the house during the whole build not just at the start, I couldn’t of asked for anyone better to help me get the house started. I used Jame Giancola from Westgate finance and couldn’t fault him, he was helpful and honest and kept in touch through the whole p...rocess. Holly Backstorm is who I did my Pre start process with and she made the whole design process easy and help with making my design ideas come to life. For the build I had Glen Allen & Ben Waldron they kept me up to date with the build and when I could expect the next stage to start, and any concerns I had they where happy to answer. Like with anything their where a few problems along the way but they were fixed right away. The house is above my expectations and everyone who has come and seen the house have said the quality of work done on the house is amazing. Without all the people at Summit I would not have my dream house for my family to grow up in, everything with them took so much of the stress away and made this process easy.
What An Amazing Experience!!
Building with Easy Start Homes, Powered by Summit has been the smoothest and easiest process!! The workman ship, care and attention to detail that our home received was second to none !! Shawn ( Senior Consultant) assisted us to secure land, obtain finance and ensured all requests for amendments to our home were communicated effectively and reflected in our final design.
Every step of the way, Craig (Construction Supervisor) has been extremely informative and responsive to any questions. As a first time building, I never felt as though a ques...tion was to silly to ask and Craig was always happy to take the time to explain. The process has been smooth and Craig has clearly ensured that our home has been completed to the highest of standards which was shown at our PCI inspection. We couldn’t be happier!! It was truely, very comforting, knowing that some one was taking time to actually care about how our home was being built !! Massive thanks go to Shawn Lewis and Craig George. You have created a beautiful home for our family.
To all the team at summit homes thank you so much for everything you have done to build our first home. Daniel Lewis was very professional and so helpful to get the ball rolling always reachable. Gary pope at westgate finance very thorough in what we needed to do , to get the loan over the line . Maxine Ross & Christine oversby with all the documentation we need to sign and all the help we needed when required. Holly Backstrom at the pre start meeting finalising our choices and we were able to make any changes, thanks holly for your knowledgea...ble help. Zane at intelligent homes also guided us through our choices of upgrades and what was on offer, great work Zane. Glen Allen and Ben Waldron our building supervisors, for updates, photos, scheduling and fixing the issues along the way . All the tradies that did all the hard work in constructing the house . To all management staff Thank you for having us as your clients, very kind regards to you all, Clive and Rose
Building my first home with easystart was surely worth it. Extending my gratitude to my Senior Consultant Shawn Lewis for effortlessly making this journey possible. You did very well Shawn! I would certainly recommend your work to any of my friends looking to build. Thanks easystart, keep up the good work!
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Best service possible for a first home buyer
Great build all round. Starting from the senior building consultant Shawn Lewis. Shawn was the first person to make contact with us about what it takes to build a house. From the get go with Shawn he was great. Always listened to us and was very patient. He gave us all the information we needed and always guided us on anything we were unsure of. All the way from the start to the finish he made great contact with us and always made sure we were happy. Shawn really was our go to man when we had any questions at all. Our client administrator Kayle...igh was great also. She was fantastic at pre start and was very patient as we took our time with our selections to make sure they were perfect. She always made great communication, always answered any questions we had and made sure we were happy with everything we selected at pre start. Finally all the way to our construction supervisor Craig. He always made sure all the trades were on time and that the quality of build was to high standards. He made great communication with us about everything including a time schedule of all trades to be completed. Up to our pci he was great help making sure our house was perfect. All round a great experience and I would highly recommend to any one building a house.
My dream home is now a reality!!
From beginning to end the whole process of building with Easystart Homes has been great. Shawn Lewis, my Senior Building Consultant, is outstanding to deal with. I was so impressed with his experience and attention to detail in preparing my plans and contract. Shawn attended to my requests with respect and care and I felt like I was dealing with a friend. He went above and beyond to negotiate with the land developer on my behalf and even after the contract was signed, Shawn continued to maintain contact with me to ensure that I was happy with t...he construction progress and finished product. Contracts' Administrator, Anna Sharpe, took over after the contract was signed and the next stage of selecting my finishings and colour scheme was another great experience. Anna is very efficient and thorough, caring and patient. Anna also maintained contact with me throughout the construction process. My construction supervisor was John Rees, who has also been amazing to deal with. John is also very efficient and scheduled all the trades on my house seamlessly. There were no delays and every week there was visible construction progress. John arranged appointments for me to meet with some of the trades, such as the painter and tiler, so that I could explain exactly what my expectations were. Before long my dream house was done and John took me for a walk through. I am absolutely blown away by the quality workmanship!! After handover I discovered a minor issue with my cold washing machine tap and I contacted Anna, who immediately arranged for this to be rectified. I have no hesitation recommending Easystart Homes of the Summit Homes Group to anyone who wants a quality home at a reasonable price.
Amazed First Home Owner
Honestly never thought as a young single female, I’d ever be in a position to build my own home. From the beginning, Daniel Lewis has been amazing to deal with. There was no pressure at any point to sign immediately; everything was thoroughly explained and my anxiety was always alleviated quite quickly. There were a few hiccups along the way which Daniel rectified immediately. I am incredibly appreciative of the help he has provided throughout the process.
Building/construction has been the quickest six months ever. My building supervisor, Joh...n Rees, has kept me up to date with regular photos and timely responses to any emails I sent. Again, a few hiccups; but Summit/Easystart staff have fixed them without any massive hassle. This process was a lot easier than I thought it would ever be and I cannot thank Daniel and the other Summit/Easystart staff enough for all of the assistance in making my first home build a reality!
A satisfying experience
We were very apprehensive when we started on the journey of building our first home. We were warned of unscrupulous salesmen, arm twisting tactics to sign the contract and budget overruns due to hidden cost.
Our first contact with Summit was with Shawn Lewis, a senior consultant for new homes. He dispelled our initial apprehensions. What impressed me was Shawn's willingness to listen to our needs. He listened patiently as we redesigned our house numerous times. He also gave us suggestions on layout and design that helped us complete our house within budget. He was also our go to person whenever we needed any clarification.
We would like to thank Shawn for making this journey an absolutely satisfying experience.
Very happy 60 year old home owner
Never thought that owning our own home would ever become a reality as we had tried before and failed because of financing. A simple online enquiry with little hope and just wishful thinking really brought us Shawn Lewis, an excellent consultant, he is very well informed of the whole process. He helped us overcome obstacles and made our home a reality. The first finance broker got us nowhere so Shawn got someone else who made it happen. We were nearly aged 60 and the banks were tighten up on funding. We got a loan with minimal deposit. Our budge...t was about $300K so I'm sure it was a challenge for Shawn. While we looked at house plans Shawn had given us, we looked at areas he knew blocks of land were available and found one we loved in more ways than one. Construction was not as quick as others but the quality was very good. No cracks have appeared on walls. Biggest challenge was with the contract administration with making changes, the first was real hard work, the next was better but still work. It's best to a have all details sorted before signing. Alistair Hunt is an excellent construction supervisor, very contactable and attention to detail. Bottom line, we are very happy with our home and I seriously doubt it would have happened if not for Shawn Lewis.
Best in the West home builders.
We started looking to buy a new house and land package late 2019, went to a few other companies but were very pressured into signing straight away the sales people were very pushy. We then stumbled onto summit homes easy start and met Shawn Lewis, he was amazing he went through everything thoroughly and gave us time to think and we ended up coming back to him and that's when the journey started.
We were off to a rocky start as we weren't really ready to buy a house but with Shawn's help through out everything that got thrown against us he kept...helping us and helping us, without him we wouldn't be where we are now, top salesman and even better bloke. Anna Sharpe was an amazing pre start consultant, without her help and patience we wouldn't have the wonderful home that we have now. Building and construction, Craig George awesome bloke very helpful constantly keeping in touch with updates and timelines and any little problems that showed up, but he was on to it getting them sorted just as quick. Through out it all there were parts that were a bit stressful but with everyone's help at summit easy start homes it was short lived, they made the whole process pretty much hassle free and quite easy, guess that's where easy start comes from. Overall great company even better people we are very glad we decided to go with them, we have now have a wonderful home thanks to everyone there.
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No problems builder
I built with Easy Start last year & have been meaning to write a review since I moved in June 2019. All the trades were fantastic and the finished product was great. My site supervisor was so efficient, easy to deal with (Brendan) & I couldn't thank him enough. Couple of issues at handover were handled almost immediately & one small issue 6 months after handover was rectified within 2 days of me reporting. The whole process was extremely well managed & my next build will hands down be through the Summit Group. My painters even commented on the quality of the build.
Great work guys, thanks for facilitating the easiest build.
Overall satisfactory build
Our journey with Tim Quinlivan began in August 2019. We had to make some drastic adjustment to the plan due to unforeseen circumstances. Tim was there for us back and forth trying to make the plan work within the budget constraints.
He has never given up on us and his passion for his work never stopped him from trying again to meet our expectations. He has gone above and beyond his duties.
Once we have found a design that suits the budget, he kicked start everything without delaying the process and we were on to getting our prestart meeting ...organised. I must say the prestart meeting was overwhelming since it was our first time and not knowing what to expect. We got on to a rocky start as we had to make decisions on the spot but however, our contract administrator Anne Sharpe had made adjustments to suit. Throughout the journey, Tim has been checking in on the progress and had never forgotten about us. I must say that it is rather important to align your expectations with your site supervisor to have the final outcome as expected.
Very happy home owners
Both my partner and I have been so thoroughly impressed with the service we have received from Summit/ Easy Start throughout the process of our build, we want to extend our thanks.
When we started the process of looking to build, we had a few meetings with consultants from other building companies. During these meetings, we felt we were being pushed into a fast build and there was an obvious pressure to start signing documents. We met with Dan Lewis from Summit and instantly felt relieved and at ease. He was so friendly, easy to contact and ta...lk to, thorough in his job and knowledgeable. He walked us through a Summit site and it was obvious he was confident in the Summit products and took great pride in his role. We decided after meeting with Dan that Summit would be the company we build our house with. We had made quite a few changes to our plans also, which included designing a wall around an 8ft fish tank with the addition of drains and taps. Holly Backstrom did our prestart meeting and was able to accomodate all of our changes. She also followed up the prices of changes for us before we made our final decisions, which we thank her for. She was easy to contact and thorough in her role. Our build started and we watched our home grow over the last few months. We were constantly amazed at the quality of the build, the work of the tradesmen, the cleanliness of the site and the communication from our site supervisor. Our supervisor Alistair was easy to communicate with, always kept us in the loop of where our build was at and had a keen eye at PCI. We appreciate how Alistair looked after us and our home to ensure the final product is exceptional. There are other houses in our street and neighbouring streets that were being built at the same time and the comparison between Summit and other builders was obvious. The other sites were messy, poor quality builds that look as if they have been slapped together. These houses were rushed and messy and it made the Summit building site stand out for good reasons. We are so happy with our home and have absolutely no regrets building with Summit. I often speak to people who would not build again with their builder, however we are quite the opposite. We cannot recommend Summit highly enough and wanted to pass forward our thanks and we look forward to getting our keys and preparing for the next build.
Satisfactory and happy customers
My house build was well managed and satisfactory. We are happy with the interactive staffs and responsive nature.We are happy and content with the workmanship and quality of our property and it turned out to be perfectly into our imagined dream home.All the staffs in every stages of our building process were interactive and responded our queries with respect and attention.Our final cost was exact to our estimated cost when we were within the package of the house but we needed to add more expenses outside the package to make our house complete l...ike air conditioning, solar, internal painting,etc but those things were communicated clearly to us in the beginning by the designated staff.Thanks to Daniel Lewis, our finance broker Adam, client administrator Anna Sharpe and building supervisor Andrew Rose for your expertise and helping us in this journey to our dream home.It wouldn’t be possible without you all.
As it was my first time building I didn't know what to expect, but Daniel Lewis (my new homes consultant) answered all my questions in an easy to understand manner and kept me informed of what I needed to do to proceed.
James Giancola (my finance consultant) from Westgate financial services couldn't have made it easier for me to get my loan sorted out.
Joane Erasmus (my client administrator) was so helpful and made pre start really easy and enjoyable.
All in all I am very impressed with the service and look forward to the rest of my build.
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