After shortlisting 3 companies and checking with several references I went with Nic & Wes to re construct a one story bungalow into a part two story with a home concept of inside/outside living. The final result was excellent and I am was very pleased with the Nic & Wes team from start to finish. Always polite, good integrity, accepted changes from plan during building and in my opinion run a very good company with the very top service levels. Due to my time constraints at my own work and knowing I would not have that much time to overlook everything I liked the one stop shop concept to assist with design, architects, builders etc… I also had the comfort level that all various skills sets will be working with each other and I just wanted a few contact people during the years project. My closest contact was with Brian, Roy, Jeffrey, Eileen and Somu all of which were very professional and very pleasant to deal with. If you have the chance to select the hands on Site Engineer I would thoroughly recommend ‘Somu’. Though I have heard the others are just as good. Somu was very professional is laying out what can and cannot be done, with no short cuts both wanting to please the client and advising the client what was not recommended for a long term basis. He had great control on the site and the entire team of workers which should not be taken for granted in any industry (i.e builders, painters, tilers, wood expert, Electrical, Swimming pool/Garden/ Pond company etc..) and many others whose names I cannot recall. As with any new building and once moving in I have found a few minor workman faults, As expected with Brian and his team without hesitation corrected then and continue to share their expertise and experience in any questions I have.
As I can only speak English, I was at first worried that I wouldn't be able to communicate with the project manager as most contractors are Chinese speaking. I was very relieved that I could communicate easily with Askae. I had many questions about various materials and he was very patient and clear in explaining them to me. Better still, he was able to help me communicate to Chinese-speaking suppliers. But the best thing about working with Askae is that nothing was too difficult or inconvenient. Even though we kept adding to the list of jobs to be done (when the renovations were close to completion), he patiently agreed. I also appreciated the little things he did such as hanging the curtains in our attic or waiting in the house for deliveries even though he didn't have to. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who would like to renovate their home.
I want to pass on our sincere appreciation to you and your team for the wonderful home you have built for us. We purchased an old property with the naïve intent of building a new house and went down the traditional path of selecting architects, builders, designers etc and soon realized it wasn't going to be anywhere as easy or rewarding as originally hoped. By good fortune we came across your company and from the first meeting we had we realized quickly that your approach was not like the others we had dealt with nor was it going to be complex or painful. In fact, it became one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things we have done and we are extremely proud of our new home. From design to build you and the team were engaging at every stage, even when I changed my mind on many things. Being the typically anxious owner I would drop past the site every day and the whole crew always welcomed us they exhibited a true passion for doing their best and wanting to please us.We have had so many positive comments since moving in and have had several TC crews use the property for local productions which further increases our pride. Best of all, there is nothing like coming home each day and having a place you can truly relax in call home.Thanks for all your hard work, diligence and energy to ensure we ended up with our dream home.Bjorn & Tracey
The most fortunate thing that had happened to us throughout the whole episode of hunting n sealing the purchase of our new house was ‘discovering’ Nic n Wes Builders.
Somehow, intuition then told us that ‘this is the one’, no need to hunt further. Even though costs to us was the biggest consideration, we felt we would not go wrong engaging Nic & Wes, having seen its past portfolios and your sincerity and assurances in helping us build our dream home within our means / budget. You had been very accommodating and obliging, even when it comes to payments.
And we will always remember your infamous quote ‘nice, nicer or nicest’ and ‘nothing is impossible’.
Your site engineer Muthu and his team of workers have been such wonderful people to work with, so patient, polite and accommodating to our requests for changes.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team i.e. Jeff the stylo designer, Eileen the Finance & Admin ‘bao-ga-liao’, Muthu the site engineer and his entire gang of workers (Sarmi the painter, Mujama the ‘wood expert’, Sanjay the Electrical Engr, Babu who had gone back to India for marriage, uncle ‘Fatt’ the tiler, and many others whose names we couldn’t recall). The workmanship by your workers, especially the tiler, the wood-man, brick-layer, painter and plasterer, is impeccable!
We will not fail to recommend Nic n Wes to our friends and relatives. And for sure, we will be back to Nic & Wes if we have chance to build another home in future.
Chee Keong & Hwee Theng
Brian & Judy.....The hardest thing about renovating my house was finding the right builder/contractor.I am glad i found you guys ! You have done an excellent job on my place.In 5 months you have totally redone my whole house the way we wanted it.You have meticulously catered to each and everybody's request and fancy.The whole family is very happy.
The quality and professionalism of your work and your team on the ground is faultless. I will not hesitate to recommend you guys to my friends and associates.The neighbours are all ready asking for your contact.
You gave me the best price yet you did not cut any corners..appreciated all you have done for me...thank you again .
CSTay & Anna
Dear Brian & Jude
Now that we are more or less settled in our NEW HOME and watching the grass in the garden grow, we would like to take a moment to sincerely express our utmost gratitude and appreciation to you and your invaluable team in making our "DREAM HOME" come true.
You made our first building experience an extremely enjoyable one. You literally held our hands and guided us all the way from the first step of purchasing the land, designing the home, choosing materials and even decoration tips. NIC & WES is really a one stop shop.
The whole experience has been very educational, exciting, daunting, challenging at times and mostly rewarding. Your wealth of knowledge regarding every aspect of the home building process, you're your positive attitude and patience answering our unending questions in complete detail, totally eliminate earlier fears we had from all the horror stories heard associated with building a home.
Your professionalism in addressing and tackling all of our concerns along the way, understanding, accommodating and seeing things from our perspective, making every effort possible to satisfy our need and address issues to our satisfaction, will never go beyond notice.
Most importantly, Brian, you are forever patient, pleasant, considerate and never run out of ideas in solving problems. Your infamous quotes: "GOOD OR BETTER - NICE OR NICER" will be forever etched in our minds.
We have great confidence that should any problems arise, Brian and his team will be ever ready to assist us anytime and resolve it to our satisfaction. Another quote of his is "There is no problem without a solution".
Like any new home owner, we were anxious about our new house feeling like "home", but our worries were unfounded as the home was built with quality, care and passion. To top it up Brian is always there to listen and allow us to make the needed changes along the way that personalized the home for us.
A big THANK YOU again for helping us of a meager upbringing to attain our dream of building a home in a wonderful neighborhood, that will allow us to grow in a more wholesome environment.
NIC & WES did not just build a home but BRIAN and his team built us a "LIFESTYLE HOME", much to our satisfaction.
Now that the building process is over not only have we forged great working relationships, we have also extended our circle of friends.
Warmest RegardsSyed Yahia, Jami, Danial & Diyanah Aljunied
What more can we say but a BIG thank you for a great job in transforming our very old house into a beautiful new home! Both Chris and myself love our DREAM home and everyone commented that it's so big and spacious, all because you have designed it very well. We appreciate your attention to detail and accommodating to our every needs. If we ever have the opportunity to buy another property, we'll definately call on your expertise again!
God Bless,Chris & Helen
First and foremost many thanks for all your help and support in making my dream house come true!
We are pleased with the new and am slowly 'warming up' the interiors. The staffs from Nic & Wes are lovely people and they will always oblige in doing the little touch up that needs to be done.
Nic & Wes is a reliable company and you can rest assure that you will get you house within a stipulated time. Not only that they are willing to accept Post Dated Cheques too. Their after sales service is also prompt which I feel is of prime importance.
Bashir & I would like to take this opportunity of Wishing Nic & Wes the Best For 2007 and May The Company Grow To A Multi Billion Establishment.
Yours Truly,Neng & Bashir
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in rectifying the mistakes done by the previous contractor who did not do a proper job in submitting the necessary documents to the relevant authorities
To Whom It May Concern
Nic and Wes Builders, did not give me the lowest quotation. 'TRUST ME', Brian said, like all contractors. I looked him in the eye and saw his sincerity and I went along with my gut feel and appointed him.
Today 13 months later, I am glad I trusted Brian Kow, for he delivered what he agreed on.
* Kept to the direct & indirect cost (no hidden cost) as projected* Completion of the project as projected* Brian's team consists of the Architect and Engineer* Responsible, multi-skilled and experienced team of workers* Brian managed all sub-contracts* Regular consultation with Brian and site supervisor* Explained government regulations and requirements* No unpleasant surprises* Prompt management of most minor problems* Added value to the whole project
I can honestly say that with Brian, I have enjoyed 98% satisfaction in all aspects. From being a contractor/builder Brian Kow, has become a trusted friend...
Thank You & God Bless,Francis Victor
You have made us realized our long dream to have a house with so much ventilation and lights. The briefs we gave you have now turned into reality. The quality of workmanship, details are much to be commended.
What we like most was the flexibility you had given to us in choosing all the finishing...
Again thanks for the patience and the good work!!
From all of us,Zulaifah, Mas and Family
First and foremost, a big "Thank You" to you and your team...We would like to thank you in this letter an to applause you and your team with the great effort in getting us settle in time and most of all, had manage to turn a very old and rundown place to a modern and cosy place where we call home...
Where cost is a concern to us, the amazing thing is that you had managed to work within our range of budget constraint.
Many times, we are unsure of what to do with some decision, but with the advice and information from your Engineer, we can settler with a decision. Most of the things to be done are being guided step by step from you and your team.
We also like to thank your team for being patience with us for the changes that we made which might cause inconveniences to them. On top of this, the helpfulness of your team that I need to let you know.
Yours faithfullyGoh Cindy
As the principal contractor providing one-stop service, we must commend you for the smooth coordination and implementation of the entire building programme, especially with the architect and engineers as well as the Government authorities concerned such that building and all related works has progressed well with minimum delay in obtaining approval/clearances etc. Your final effort in successfully applying for TOP with some modification works, is very much appreciated.
We also appreciate your kind reception of our comments, ideas & proposals for changes in the course of the construction so as to ensure that the house when completed, would be one that meets our difficult needs...
With a good hardworking team we wish you would not only keep up the good work but even improve in building better and more homes in the future!...
Yours trulyLai Chee Thim
Thank you for building us a beautiful home.We appreciate your prompt response and attempt to accede to our requests as far as possible.
We wish you all the best in your future projects!
Mark & Tany
Just wanted to say that Eddie and his workers did a fantastic job with the renovations. Thank you. Will have no hesitation in recommending your services.