"On behalf of the Youth Services Team I wanted to thank everyone for the fantastic work that has been undertaken over the last weeks. From our point of view it has been a painless process.
Our site manager has been great and has certainly stepped up to the plate working in a somewhat different building site with its own unique challenges - can we have back please?"
Love your work
Maribyrnong City Council - Phoenix Youth
"The auditor said it was the best Children's Service kitchen she had audited to date. I can't stress enough how thankful we all are for your efforts in ensuring this has occurred to improve our services and enabling the children of Kensington have a facility that can produce nutrutional food in an appropriate, safe and hygienic space."Sigi Hyett, Kensington Community Children's Co-operative
"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all and your teams for bringing Trauma 1 back on-line tonight. The efforts that you all have put in to make Trauma 1 operational tonight really have been appreciated. So much work (around the clock) had gone into making this happen. Can you please pass on our thanks and appreciation to your teams."Bec Atkins, Director of Nursing - Alfred Health
"I have been working with Ducon for many years and I have always found them to be one of the most professional outfits in the industry. Their delivery of projects is consistently punctual, well thought out and communicated clearly. The working relationship has an emphasis on amenable solution based outcomes rather than aggressive commercial cost focus.
Few contractors I would trust with cost plus model however Ducon's expertise in collaboration were imperative to the success of the projects, highlighted in terms of meeting program and budget.
I would happily recommend Ducon for a similar undertaking."Patrick Higgins, Victoria Police Properties
"Just wanted to pass on my sincerest thanks to you and your team on a sterling job in the Beckett (Malthouse Theatre).
The Ducon team were great, professional, flexible and a pleasure to deal with at all times. Thank you all so much for all your hard work and dedication to help us making it the great space it truly is!"Malthouse Theatre, Creative Victoria
"I would like to commend the site supervisor on his handling of the project. He was extremely patient with the various clients around the building; especially the staff coordinators, who were kept well informed and he responded to their many requests tirelessly. The project ran smoothly given the difficulties we found so I would not hesitate to recommend Ducon for further work."Ann Limbrey - Yarra City Council
"What Ducon Building Solutions did for me was well managed, delivered efficiently and effectively. The activities undertaken on the day necessitated flexibility which was provided by the Ducon team. What they saw as possibly a rather strange process (site construction noise generation testing and awareness for hospital staff) was critical in supporting the needs of a much larger project delivery."Gordon Findlay Project Manager Johnstaff Projects
“Responsive, effective and efficient delivery of a small activity. I would be happy to provide Ducon with future opportunities as and should they arise relative to their corporate capacities.”Gordon Findlay Project Manager Johnstaff Projects
“Competitive pricing, quality work and knowledge of the style of work required (Telstra).”Brenton Stokes, Sales Manager Ladd Electric
“Ducon Building Solutions provided a competitive tender and demonstrated that Ducon could complete the project and maintain Council’s requirements and principals.”Graeme Cullis Capital Projects Office Maroondah City Council
“To date Ducon have been understanding of Council's needs and demonstrated high degree of professionalism.”Graeme Cullis Capital Projects Office Maroondah City Council
“Ducon Building Solutions have a professional approach and are compliant with iprolive.”David Russell Team Leader, Contracts City of Greater Dandenong
“Ducon Building Solutions have a history of working with Monash Council and a preparedness to undertake all works.”Garry Slack, Coordinator Capital Works, Monash City Council
“Ducon Building Solutions provides ease of access to staff and prompt attendance to quoting works.”Garry Slack, Coordinator Capital Works, Monash City Council
“Ducon Building Solutions are very understanding, open to suggestion and fast and efficient.”Rachael, Manager, Boronia Dental
“Ducon Solutions were assessed as best value for money during the tender process.”Patrick Higgins, Property Manager, Victoria Police
“Ducon Solutions provide very good customer service and willingness to get the job done.”Patrick Higgins, Property Manager, Victoria Police
“Both office and on site personnel are accommodating and willing to do what it takes to get the job done.”Patrick Higgins, Property Manager, Victoria Police
“Ground staff. The supervising staff are all genuine and you have a sense of surety and confidence.”Bernie Rochford, building Coordinator, Glen Eira Council
“We have found Ducon to be fair and easy to work with.”Bernie Rochford, Building Coordinator, Glen Eira Council
“Good response times, professional appearance.”Mathew Harrington, Project Manager, City of Kingston
“Great customer service and responsiveness.”Fiona Cann Project Office, Frankston City Council
“Communication was fantastic. Calls/emails were always returned, were succinct and addressed the problem. Brett (Project Manager - Ducon) was a pleasure to work with. Nothing was too hard for Brett and he made sure that things got done. Was impressed immensely with Brett. Variations weren't sought after; out of 24 other similar projects, this was the only one without variations.”Ruthra Siva, Project Manager, Aurecon Australia
“Have never had any issues with Ducon and that is a big benefit.”Eugene Nogueira, Senior Engineer, Peninsula Health
“Good tradesmen management, communications skills and project management.”Rodolfo Rabinovich, Facilities Engineer, Peninsula Health
“Trouble free jobs, just leave it in your hands and forget.”Rodolfo Rabinovich, Facilities Engineer, Peninsula Health
“Explained the job patiently and clearly and used considerate and careful tradespeople.”Ross Carter, South Port Uniting Church Parish Mission
“Have a number of trade qualified persons ON STAFF rather than subcontractors who take ownership for the task at hand Ducon have a reasonable "blend" of trades and project managers.”Rob Savoia, Capital Projects, City of Kingston
“Ability to work with client to get win-win outcomes for both Ducon and client.”Rob Savoia, Capital Projects, City of Kingston
“As an architect and managing principal of one of Australia’s leading architecture studios, ROTHELOWMAN, I have worked with many building companies, including some of the biggest names in the industry.
I appointed Ducon to build my own house because of their reputation to respect the original design intent and to engage in a collaborative approach to the design and build process. In my personal experience, Ducon were a pleasure to deal with. They anticipated potential problems, resolved any issues in a competent manner and completed my house in a timely fashion. It would be my pleasure to work with Ducon again.”Kim Lowman,
“Ducon are among those rare contractors who understand and appreciate the completion of a project from the client and architect’s point of view.
The Trinity College Theological School was a demanding project which they undertook with considerable care and attention to detail. The Ducon team are well organised, approachable and operate with a cooperative spirit which is much appreciated.”Peter Elliott, Director
“The success of the Western Lecture Theatre foyer refurbishment depended largely upon Ducon’s astute ability to stage construction work around high traffic areas with effective communication with the stakeholders.
Ducon’s team was able to meet a very tight program with minimal disruption around teaching times. We are very pleased with the outcome and the quality delivered.”Wendy Lee-Siaw,
Senior Project Manager
“I could not hesitate to recommend Ducon highly enough for the manner in which the construction was handled. The cost of the extensive project was well under other tenders and there was no compromise on the standard of the finished product.”Maree Ryan, Principal
"We found Ducon to be of upstanding repute and leading advocates of the building profession. We thoroughly enjoyed the process of realised this project and could rest assured we had a builder on board who shared our passion and our clients’ trust."Steve Tillinger, Peddle Thorp Architects
Ducon’s values were more about working in collaboration, listening and not dictating, understanding how the little things can make a difference and above all were transparent.Scott McElroy Director, Hocking Stuart
“Impressed by personal nature of interactions and Ducon’s good ability to negotiate and compromise where sensible.”Director FMSA Architecture
“Sound approach to the project and driven by the need to deliver the best project possible with the least amount of fuss.”Peter Spanu Architect/Associate,
“Good references and availability and flexibility in problem solving.”Leigh Dicker
Director, BDG Architects
“Ducon were put on the tender list and submitted a competitive tender price to win the project. Solid programming skills saw them appointed on another project on a cost plus basis.”Kim McKellar Director/Architect,
“Delivery on time. Good working relationship.”Mark Tyquin, Architect, Tyquin Architects
“Good project management skills and the price was right.”Greg Sibley, Architect, ERA Architects
“Good programming of the construction.”Greg Sibley, Architect, ERA Architects
“Great planning ahead and preparation.”Kim Lowman, Managing Principal, Rothe Lowman Architects
“Yes - by the performance provided it has made our job as project architects much easier in addition to the fact that we also have a very satisfied client who feels that they have had a project delivered at ‘Value for Money’.”Barry Adams, Project Architect, Vincent Chrisp Architects
“It’s a team effort between , consultants, clients and contractors. Everyone working to a common goal of getting the work done well.”Wendy Li Siaw, Project Manager, Latrobe University
“Professionalism, Skill Base, Price Point and Reputable Sub-Contractors.”Maurice Leone, Architect, DKO Architects
“Projects when completed have always appreciated in value, therefore providing confidence and sound business investment.”Maurice Leone, Architect, DKO Architects
“Great process and enjoyable.”Simon O'Brien, Director, Six Degrees