Parnell House

‘I would heartily recommend Gary as a first rate architect and designer’

“This morning I spent some time taking photos of my house in preparation for renting it out during the Rugby World Cup. As I did so I was struck anew by just how well designed this place is, and it reminded me to write a reference for Gary. I had thanked him directly, often, during and immediately following the build process, but it’s well overdue that I put that in writing.

I knew Gary as a friend and business colleague at the time I decided to build this house and so he was my first port of call. I had already grown to trust him implicitly and I had also seen enough of his work to know that he was a true professional.

However, this time was the first time I’ve actually built a house and I had had any number of people warn me that the process would be tortuous. I guess they could have been right if I had used someone else, but dealing with Gary it couldn’t have been much easier.

He was prompt, full of great ideas, flexible, patient (oh so patient!) and knew all about the angles to run with local councils. He made maximum use of our small central Auckland site yet left us feeling like we live in the middle of a park.

Gary took the pressure off of me and delivered everything that my builder and project manager needed. Even when we made late changes, Gary quickly turned the new plans round.

We moved in 17 months ago and I still find myself looking round this place thinking how fortunate and blessed we are to be here.

I would heartily recommend Gary as a first rate architect and designer.”

– Greg Fleming