“I have known Jesse Gooch for many years now and have built several projects with him.
Most notably and recently Jesse built a house for me in Mirimar Avenue in Bronte. The project was very intricate and called for an extraordinarily high attention to detail.
Jesse was selected as the builder for this project as I had learned to appreciate his attention to detail and his communication skills in previous projects. He surpassed my expectations with this complex project. A substantial part of the high quality of the final result can be attributed to Jesse and his team, their enormous eye for detail and their ability to discuss detail solutions to achieve the best result.
I look forward to my next project with Jesse and cannot recommend him highly enough.
“We had our home extended and completely rebuilt.
Jesse was great to work with and always provided practical solutions when we had questions. Nothing was ever a problem. We now have a beautiful, light and open home.
Mark + Amy Lorenzetto — Surry Hills
“We had a sizable building project to renovate our Paddington Terrace and employed the services of Jesse Gooch and his team.
The renovation was designed by Architect, Brian Van Der Platt and built by Jesse Gooch. The scopes of the works were extensive and were completed within six months of commencement. The after service was also good as there were a few touch up after completion (this is normal in any building work).
Jesse, Paul (Site Foreman) and his crew were exceptional to deal with, nothing ever was too much trouble. In fact it was pleasure to have to deal with all the team. The boys were polite and accommodating and easy to communicate with. The quality of the work was outstanding and the team was able to handle with ease some of the more intricate details set out by the architect.
It is our pleasure to provide Jesse with this reference. And when we have a need for future building works we will certainly seek to have Jesse Gooch do the work.
Catherine Toth-Lacey + Geoffrey Lacey
“I have known Jesse Gooch for a number of years and have commissioned his services on 3 projects during the past 3 years.
The first of these was a Dual occupancy residence in Randwick which had a construction cost of 1.3M and consisted of building 2 new residences on the same block; both had 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and swimming pools.
The second being a new free standing terrace house in Surry Hills consisting of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and with a construction cost of $250k. The third being a renovation to an existing terrace house. Consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and with a construction cost of $240K. All projects involved a great amount of attention to detail and utilized non standard architectural details.They All consisted of contemporary design and the use of high end, quality finishes and joinery.
Our office has always found Jesse to be very professional across all stages of our projects not only in the building work itself but in his ability to engage and relate to both the clients and the architectural and design team. Jesse has always been open and willing discuss issues from the initial stages of pricing and tendering right through to the finishing stages of job completion.
I know that Jesse Gooch is very capable of completing top quality projects in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner. The quality and strong results achieved on the last couple of projects combined with the wonderful feedback and satisfaction of my clients means that I would be more than happy to utilize his skills and expertise in the future.
I am able to recommend Jesse Gooch for any situation whereby sound construction With a superior level of detailing and finish delivered in a timely manner are required. In fact, we have no hesitation and intend to engage him for the construction of our new family home which will be comprised of alternative construction methods and materials due to the steep topography of the site.
Should you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Simon Georges — Architect
“Jesse Gooch undertook the renovation of my terrace house in Darlinghurst in 2007.
The size of the project was substantial as every room was altered. The renovation consisted of demolishing the back part of the house, adding 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, a new kitchen & family room, building a bedroom into the attic, building a courtyard & garage & renovating the existing living room. The building site was approximately 150 sqm.
Jesse managed the project from start to finish including managing numerous staff and project managed all the trades people required including, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, pavers, tillers, glaziers, the kitchen company and painters. We could rely on Jesse to ensure the co-ordination of all involved would result in the project running to time and budget. Attendance to the site was impeccable. Jesse’s communication throughout the project was always honest and timely, returning phone calls immediately and updating us on urgent issues. Jesse was also flexible in making last minute changes we required.
The quality of the building is of an exceptional standard we have since sold the property and reached a price that was very close to the record for the suburb of a property of its type. Yet Jesse’s rates were reasonable at the same time. Jesse is an honest and hard working builder who has built up a strong reputation for himself and his team of tradesmen. His skills, attention to detail & reliability is what will hold him in good stead.
I highly recommend Jesse Gooch as an excellent builder and would not hesitate to use Jesse Gooch to build or alter our next property.
“This is a small reference for Jesse Gooch and his team stating my satisfaction with his services regarding the construction of my new house at 2 West Avenue Darlinghurst.
In April 2006 I bought a very run down terrace in West Avenue with the aim of a complete rebuild. I had met with three other builders who I knew or were recommended to me. Jesse was one of the considerations after I had seen his team working on a couple of houses in the area. I took the small risk of not really knowing him from any previous work that I had done or from any of my own friends recommendations but I found his mannerism to be polite and him to be professional coupled with the fact that he had already built a number of houses in the area.
January 2007 after DA approval his team began work. I was very happy with his teams attitude to work. They were professional throughout the project and kept their noses to the grindstone during all the specified hours they were on site eventhough my project was a cost plus job rather than fixed price. His people were always there when they said they would be.
On my site I had Paul Hornery who was the foreman in charge. Paul is very capable an excellent communicator and good natured. I was very happy with him. The standard of work was always high his team obviously have many years of experience. Any sub contractors that he used were also well sourced and if any issues arose Jesse would always have the contractor come back asap and fix any problems and unforeseen problems do arise when you are dealing with an old terrace site.
Things I really liked about dealing with Jesse Gooch is that he was and still is always available on the phone even when the money is taken. Some remedial work did arise after the job was finished. I had no problem at all getting his team to come back and fix them. He showed again that he was more interested in reputation than cost to himself of money or time.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jesse Gooch and if anyone wishes they can call me on 0405 093 406 anytime to discuss.
“I have known Jesse Gooch for a number of years and have commissioned the services of Brianda Pty Ltd on two projects during the past three years.
The first of these was a terrace house conversion in Paddington, the second being renovation of a 1950s weather board cottage in Wollongong. Both projects involved boutique, contemporary design comprising largely of non-standard details.
The Paddington terrace was a complete rebuild, whilst at the same time maintaining the original street façade. It comprised of a new steel and glass structure behind the main façade or front portion of the property. The Wollongong project involved modernization an existing 1950s timber cottage opening up the living areas and accessing the rear northern garden with new bathroom and kitchen spaces and a large outdoor living area including a deck and pergola. Both projects involved a great amount of attention to detail and utilized non standard architectural details. They both consisted of high end, quality finishes and joinery.
Our office has always found Jessie to be very professional across all stages of our projects not only in the building work itself but in his ability to engage and relate to both the clients and the architectural and design team. Jessie has always been open and willing discuss issues from the initial stages of pricing and tendering right through to the finishing stages of job completion.
I know that Jessie Gooch and Brianda Pty Ltd are capable of completing top quality projects in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner. The quality and strong results achieved on the last couple of projects combined with the wonderful feedback and satisfaction of my clients means that I would be more than happy to utilize their skills and expertise in the future.
I am able to recommend Jessie Gooch for any situation whereby sound construction with a superior level of detailing and finish delivered in a timely manner are required.
Brian Van Der Plaat — Architect
“Our project was to transform a 50s house, into a modern, spacious home, whilst maintaining its charming features.
With the vision of an architect and a designer, we found Brianda Projects to be the last piece of the team to bring our dream into a reality. Even before Brianda Projects had the job, the owner Jesse demonstrated a professional and honest quality not found in other builders we met through the tender process. From his accurate and detailed quote, to his willingness to collaborate and be flexible, he was the right person for the job.
Our initial impression was further enhanced throughout the 14 months that Brianda Projects worked with us. We met weekly to ensure the project was going according to plan and more importantly budget. Jesse was always on time and again collaborating on any issues and progress. When problems or changes to the original plan were required, he was happy to ensure the best outcome for the final product within our budget. While Brianda Projects wasn’t the cheapest quote, there were no hidden “extras” along the way.
Even after the project was completed, any small issues that have arisen, Jesse has travelled down to our place (1.5hrs) to fix it himself. We highly recommend Brianda Projects to anyone who wants a reliable, honest and professional experience when embarking on any building project.
“It gives me great pleasure to express my views of the company Brianda Projects, its director Jesse Gooch, and staff members.
May I also say from the outset no fee was paid nor sought for this recommendation. In 2007 my wife and I decided the time had come to do some renovation work at our home. Obviously, the choice of a well respected builder was paramount in this process. We made several inquiries through friends etc and the name Jesse Gooch came up.
In late 2007 my wife and I decided to progress with our renovation, Jesse’s quote was very competitive and his reputation for workmanship was our deciding factor. Shortly, after the work commenced, we were very impressed in the punctuality and courtesy of Jesse and his team who consisted of Matthew, Andrew and Harry.
Jesse had other jobs ‘running’ so he would oversight our job and attend most days to monitor progress, supervision, and ordering material etc, Matthew, Andrew and Harry remained on site for duration of the work. The renovations comprised of an large outdoor timber (spotted gum) deck, and associated privacy screen. The interior included knocking out of walls, installation of large glass sliding doors to the deck, new gyprock and associated work that goes with renovations of such type.
The quality of the workmanship was simply outstanding, Jesse and his team were at all times completely professional and punctual. My wife and I felt so comfortable and at ease with them being in our home we had no hesitation in leaving and going out and about doing our own thing.
I would like to thank Jesse, Matthew, Harry and Andrew for the fabulous job they did with our renovations. I would have no qualms at all in recommending Jesse Gooch (Brianda Projects) to undertake building work again for me, and I would recommend him most highly to any person wanting excellent quality, competitive prices with absolute honesty and integrity.