"I wish to confirm my total satisfaction regarding Jared Copland’s overall ability in the construction of our new house at 272 Highgate, Dunedin. Jared’s approach was one of outstanding cooperation, being prepared to discuss every aspect of the job. His trade skills were superb and it was obvious he had the full cooperation and understanding of all the associated trades to complete the project in the predetermined time.
In compliance with the request of the Dunedin City Council Building Inspectors he has gained great respect for his cooperation in finalising a small number of items that required further attentions for us to obtain our CCC Certification.
I have no hesitation in recommending him as a prospective builder as he has proved his skills in all aspects of house construction and also as a person that will accommodate with reason the views to satisfy his clients. "
- Sir Clifford Skeggs
"We are extremely happy to recommend Jared and his team to potential clients. We found Jared extremely helpful in regards to helping us choose our site and colour. He was open to our suggestions and went out of his way to research the colour of our barn so it matched in with the house.
We were very impressed with how neat and tidy the work site was kept during construction and at the end of every day.
Jared had the extra complications of sometimes having to work around our horses and he managed this in a professional and safe manner.
We wish Jared all the best for the future and would not hesitate to have him complete more jobs for us."
- Karen and Stewart Parker
"Recently, after an initial meeting to discuss our requirements, we contracted Jared Copland from Copland Building Ltd to take responsibility for construction of a new farm shed, designed through Garden Place ITM in Mosgiel. The shed is on two levels, and includes both a concreted enclosed section of some 75m2, and an open metalled section of some 40m2.
Jared first took responsibility for preparing and submitting our Building Consent application, which he did quickly and efficiently; and then arranged the contractor for final site preparation, ensuring this work was completed properly.
The initial construction work included positioning and securing the large poles which form the basis of the shed structure, and preparing for the pouring of a concrete floor. This work was undertaken carefully and thoroughly, and consequently - despite the intervention of a major and unexpected snowfall which held things up for several days at that point - the actual pour was both quick and successful.
The building work which followed — including completing the framework, the roof and wall cladding, and normal finishing work — clearly demonstrated Jared’s professional skills and standards, his thoughtful attention to detail, his strategic approach to project planning, and his commitment to ensuring a result which would meet both regulatory and our requirements.
He communicated openly and positively, listened to any questions or concerns we raised, and always gave clear responses and explanations. His assistant was also a skilled tradesman, and Jared ensured the work undertaken was always of a good standard. They were also both pleasant to have around, and we felt very comfortable that they were completely trustworthy to leave with access to our facilities and equipment.
One of our particular requests was that we should be able to provide some of our own labour for parts of the job where this was appropriate, while recognising that Jared would at all times be “the boss” of the project. Despite a significant age difference between us, he accepted this willingly, gave clear directions about how he wanted things done, and we were able to work as a congenial team.
With the building work for this job now completed, we would certainly be approaching Jared first for any future construction jobs, whether it was another new shed, a new home, or an alteration. We also feel confident in recommending his work to others. "
- Mike Cowell & Carol Sainsbury Cowell