“Terry McElhenny has been known to myself for four years. I first met Terry when he was recommended by our architect to build our new house. It is an unusual home on a difficult site. According to our architect he was the only builder capable of such a house on our site.
During the time of the building I got to know Terry very well and have found him to be an excellent builder. He is honest and forthright – nothing was too much trouble – and he had great integrity and pride in his work. He treated his workers very well and was all we could have asked for in every way.
We have stayed in communication since the build was complete. I would have no hesitation in recommending Terry for any position or project on which he chose to embark.”
Chandler Road, Lammermore Beach
“Mr Terry McElhenny, as principal of his own building company, has been building quality residential projects on the Capricorn Coast with ourselves as architects for more than 10 years.
McElhenny Constructions Pty Ltd is our preferred builder and the builder we regularly recommend. He has an impeccable reputation on the Capricorn Coast.Terry is our ‘builder of choice’ whenever the client has high expectations, wants something different; the site is challenging; or, the client themselves may be challenging.
As Managing Director of Bauhinia Architect’s for the past twenty years, I have had the opportunity to work with numerous builders, both domestic and commercial and both small and large.
As a builder, Terry possesses a diverse range of skills rarely seen in one individual. He combines the negotiating skills equal to the principal of a major commercial builder, the administrative skills of an experienced building contract supervisor, together with the trade based practical skills of a first rate structural and finishing foreman.
Furthermore, Terry understands the architectural conceptual approach with influences the planning and detail design decisions throughout a project, particularly the finishing detail. Design discussions are often three-way between client, builder and architect when Terry is the builder.
Terry also possesses the rare skill in the domestic building industry to estimate being huge benefit to an architect and client in the early design stages. Consequently, we have recommended to a number of our clients to enter into a negotiated contract with Terry where he effectively joins us on the design team providing estimating, buildability, availability and other such advice throughout the design and build phases.
There is no small amount of discomfort to us when Terry is on the job, there will be minimal defects, no disputes and enormous client satisfaction at the completion of the project. Terry’s pleasant manner, experience and thorough approach is greatly appreciated by our clientele and in face, is a positive reflection upon our own ability to recommend the ‘right’ people for the job.”
Bauhinia Architects Pty Ltd
Funkitecture Pty Ltd
“As an architect and director of Funkitecture Pty Ltd (formerly Neil Roberts Architect Pty Ltd), I have known Terry McElhenny since approximately 1996.
Between 1996 and 2003, Terry’s construction company, McElhenny Constructions Pty Ltd, successfully competed a number of our residential and small commercial projects at the Capricorn Coast, including some unusual designs on extremely challenging coastal sites.
Being a highly skilled and experienced tradesman, Terry and his company has always demonstrated a commitment to quality and attention to detail. This commitment was recognised on a number of occasions when our projects received Commendations form the Australian Insitiue of Architects and the Queensland Master Builders.
His organisational skills were most evident in his methodical approach to construction, programming and site management 0 skills that were often tested by the vagaries of labour, product availability and delivery in regional queensland.
I have always found Terry to be reliable, honest and fair in our architect/builder relationship and would not hesitate in recommending him and McElhenny Constructions Pty Ltd for any potential construction project or site management role.”
Neil T Roberts
Director – Funkitecture Pty Ltd
Mark Hull Engineering
“ I have known Terry McElhenny for approximately five years, having had contact with Terry on building sites where I was undertaking structural inspections and during the design process for homes of his own design and for homes designed by architects. The type of work has generally been the construction of footings, slabs, retaining walls and building frames associated with houses. The homes designed by architects are generally of a complex nature, and require a very competent builder to be able to construct them in a timely and cost effective manner.
I have found Terry to have an above average knowledge of building practice compared with other builders I relate to on similar projects. Terry is able to apply his building knowledge to arrive at practical and economic solutions to building issues, and works well as part of the design team consisting of architects, an engineer and builder.
Terry has always been able to discuss and resolve building issues on site in a friendly and co-operative manner when dealing with me. When relating to other trades people on site, he appears to have no difficulties in effectively communicating to ensure the satisfactory progression of the job at hand.”
Mark Hull Engineering