Testimonials

Mike and his team did a great job on our complicated hill build. We were very happy with the result and have paid him the highest compliment we can – by engaging his services again. This time to completely restore and convert a once grand, but more recently neglected, 130 year old Homestead into vibrant cafe/bar. Hopefully you will soon be able to inspect the workmanship once we open.
– Chris for White House Black, 265 Halswell Road
Mike and his team built a new home for my mother which was a replacement house following on from the Christchurch earthquakes. They took great care with the construction and were always interested in how the final product would look and perform. They were happy to accommodate changes during the building process and had great attention to detail. The house was built on budget and completed on time. We are very happy with the end result and have had many comments from people about how great the house looks including quite a few people who have been walking past. Thank you so much for a stress free rebuild.
– Lars Stannard (architect)
Mike and Lisa built us a new home we simply adore. Special attention was paid to our family needs and emphasis placed on our design philosophy. They built the home that we wanted. Mike’s team were friendly, hardworking and proud of their individual contribution to our overall project. They started when they said they would and turned up every day until our home was finished. Mike’s own attention to detail, and insistence that it “be perfect”, earned him accolades from the House of the Year judges. Mike and Lisa created an environment which made us feel relaxed and confident in their ability to produce a quality product. Would we build with MO Brown Builders again? Absolutley!
– Philip and Charlene Benson
We have friends who referred us to Mike Brown of M O Brown Builders for a second house we were building back in 2004.  Mike and his team were so awesome to work with that we have used them 4 further times since then. Our latest home has just been finished by the team, and again Mike has delivered a brilliant home, on budget, and with minimal problems.  In saying that, problems are not problems for long when dealing with Mike. We have referred Mike to friends and family because we have utmost faith in his abilities.  We will definitely use them again ourselves – that is if you can extract us from this place because we are so happy here. Thanks again Mike and Lisa and the crew – keep up the brilliant work.
– Natalie and John Woods
My wife and I were referred to Mike Brown by our son Greg who had a challenging house extension done by Mike. Greg and his wife Chris were very satisfied with Mike’s work. Our housing project although small was also very challenging technically but we have been delighted with the excellent level on communication we have had not only from Mike but also his staff members. They are obviously a very happy and considerate team and responsive to any concerns we have had. Their work has been of the highest quality; it has been very timely; and there have been no negative surprises regarding costs of the base project and for the various add ons. It has been a very satisfying experience to work with Mike and his team and we plan to use them again for addition
– Graham and Nui Kitson.
We had the pleasure of having Mike, Lisa and their team work in our house. They were very professional, honest, and finished to a high quality. Mike is very quick to understand our requirements and is very happy to give suggestions based on his expertise. The very best thing was that we felt like we were being cared about like friends. They really cared about our concerns and feelings. Working with you was a great experience! Thank you so much!
– Emory and Tracy Chen
Having had Mike build for me before, we had no hesitation in using him again. Not only was he competitively priced but we had the house built in record time. Workmanship was of high quality and all his trades people easy to deal with. Thanks Mike for a fantastic house, we love it.
– Sharyn and Graham
The aspects of  Mike and his team’s work that we valued the most was the attention to detail and support and guidance with the choices of exterior and interior materials, fittings and features. Building a house can be an intimidating avalanche of decisions to be taken, and home owners have little experience to draw on to take them. Mike guided us in a timely way with clear options and to places and web sites where we could confidently take these decisions and in a way that did not pressure on us. His sub-contactors were part of his team with a similarly helpful approach. The attention to detail was apparent from the start and through all phases of the work. The interior and exterior finish is marvelour. Overall his team delivered an impeccably finished house that we are very proud of.
– Martin Ward and Ruth Dyson, 31 Moncks Spur Road, Redcliffs.
Mike and his team are multi skilled and work well together. Their planning was impressive and they were open to suggestions and keen to offer alternatives and realise opportunities that were presented in our difficult alteration.
– Timothy and Justine Hogan
As first time builders we were delighted to work with Mike and his team, and are absolutely thrilled with the end result. The process was a very enjoyable and stress-free experience. Mike was a great sounding board for our ideas, as well as bringing new and innovative ideas and experiences to the project. It was great to have someone who surrounded himself with fabulous trades people, and who managed the project professionally, with attention to detail and with pride. We have recommended Mike to others and would certainly build with him again.
– Adela and Paul Brown
When we wanted to build our new home (our first) we looked at various builders with whom we would trust our dream. After meeting with several we decided on Mike Brown and M + O Brown Builders because of his exceptional past successes and most importantly the rapport we had and confidence we felt in his approach to our project. It was a good decision. Mike Brown and his team have delivered in heaps and then some! On time, on budget and with a quality we were expecting. As a team their on-site attention to detail, good humour, professional work ethic and very good client interaction created a positive experience. The biggest compliment we can give – we would use him again for our next project. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mike and his team.
– Carl Cleaver and Claire Downey