I feel compelled to commend Paul Mandosio of Mandosio Homes for what was probably a very difficult brief in building our new home in Geraldton. We are retirees in our early seventies and have been living at Mount Gambier in South Australia, over 3,500kms away during the whole planning and building process and we did not have the convenience of the internet to communicate our full requirements to our builder.
Yet Paul, in liaison with our son, had very, very accurately discerned and assessed our needs as older citizens and produced a house of the highest calibre which we are very pleased with and more than happy to call our home.
From first seeing the quiet and subdued impressiveness of the front facade with its portico entry and door it certainly heightened our anticipation for what we were yet to see! We were astounded when we entered! It was like walking into the pages of a “Vogue” magazine and took us some time to adjust to what we were looking at: and all the time trying to comprehend we were going to live in it.
We realize this house was specifically built for us and our needs yet it far exceeded our expectation. The interior exuded quality and superb craftsmanship and design along with excellent practicalness.
Mandosio Homes have certainly exceeded our expectations on a grand scale and their advertising slogan of “delivering dreams” is definitely not hyperbole.
We chose Mandosio Homes to build our house, for a number of reasons:
– Paul Mandosio had a good reputation for delivering quality workmanship
– They gave us the option to design our house to accommodate our specific needs and ideas and worked closely with us to ensure we achieved a floor plan we were very happy with
– Our input into the project was encouraged
– An assurance that communication between ourselves and the builder was a high priority
– To meet regularly on the site with the builder during construction so we could see first hand the progress of the project and the quality of the workmanship for each trade
We insisted that all workmanship had to be first class. We did not want the construction of the house to be strung out and asked for all activity on the house to be well scheduled with minimum delays. Paul Mandosio gave us an undertaking that our expectations would be met and indeed they were.
Before firm arrangements had been put into place and as a service provided to clients the builder liaised closely with us as to the soil type of our block of land, the site earthworks required and how to maximise the best use of the property with regards to the positioning of the house on the land.
Mandosio Homes managed very competently all stages of the project starting with the final design, preparation of all ancillary plans for council approval and preparation of the building contract flowed with no delays. Once the project started there was very little delay between each stage of construction. The builder always kept us well informed of the progress throughout the construction.
The work site was always tidy and we could not see any evidence that building rubbish had been left lying around the site. For safety reasons the builder always accompanied us at the work site.
At completion we were very pleased with our house. We were impressed by the quality of the workmanship which was very evident throughout the house. Mandosio Homes certainly built for us a home that was exactly what we had envisaged when we started the project. The estimated building time was spot on resulting in no disappointments for us.
The very minor maintenance items were attended to promptly by Mandosio Homes.
It was very gratifying for us that building excellence awards by the MBA were awarded to Mandosio Homes for our house.
From start to finish including the actual construction and administrative aspects of the project building with Mandosio Homes was for us a very enjoyable experience. We would definitely build again with Mandosio Homes.
Steve and Jenny
(Newspaper Testimonial from Geraldton Guardian)
Building a house through Mandosio Homes was an absolute pleasure. Both Paul and Kylie were extremely helpful throughout the planning, construction and completion phases of the home. Paul’s attention to detail meant that all aspects of my home were delivered at the highest quality on time and within budget. During the construction phase it became clear that some items selected during planning could be substituted or adapted to better suit the final product. Recommendations for these amendments were clearly communicated by Paul, and my confidence in his experience made making the changes stress free.
The professionalism and enthusiasm shown by both Paul and Kylie was maintained throughout the project. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking to build a home in the region and would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.