Client Testimonials


Our decision to build a house in Vincentia while living and working in Canberra meant we wanted to find a builder with local expertise who we could trust to deliver a high quality home for our retirement. From our first meeting with David we were confident we had found the right team. David is passionate about his profession, his reputation for quality, and his team’s workmanship. David always listened to us, explained every step in a way that was easy to understand, and treated us with respect. His easy personal manner and professional conduct made the whole building process as painless as it could be.

We had a clear idea of the qualities we wanted in a home, and David’s very first design exactly nailed our brief. So much so, that we made very few alterations at all, and none to the actual layout. David’s process of working through our design, understanding our needs, and guiding us through additional details ensured that we always knew what we were getting, and that we clearly understood of the costs at every stage. There were no surprises.

Through David’s guidance and expertise our new home emerged from vision to reality. We were restricted in site visits by work commitments and COVID-19 lockdowns, so good communication was paramount. Weekly updates, regular correspondence from the office staff, photos and phone calls from site supervisors and key meetings with David on site made the process so much easier and less stressful.

We highly recommend David Reid Homes. We are confident that David and his fabulous team will deliver your dream home as they did ours.


David Reid Homes recently completed the build of my new home and I could not be happier. It is hard to describe but perfection comes close, the house is straight and true and sits perfectly in its space. I absolutely love it.

The DRH team of David, Jo, Tania and Brent and all the trades were amazing, always available, communication was great and I never felt like I was waiting. I was involved in every step and given ample opportunity to visit the site. Would absolutely recommend David Reid Homes South Coast & Southern Highlands.

Lyubov and Roland Rimer
Culburra Beach

We have now been in our beautiful home for 18 months.

Coming from Sydney we looked at various display homes and project builders in the area but we found David Reid Homes and did not look at any further.

Our meetings with David were a joy, as he understood what we were looking for with design and features.

There was never any pressure from David ( not like some builders we had met). He made us feel at ease and the respect was mutual.

The travelling back and forth between Sydney and Nowra presented no problem for David as he made the appointments to see him around our availability.

His staff, at the office and on site, were a pleasure to deal with as nothing was too much of a problem to all concerned.

During construction we were always kept informed of what was happening also we had fortnightly meetings on site with David and his construction team.

We did change the plans a couple of times but once again David was more than happy to accommodate our needs and also offer his advice when we needed it.

David and his building team did go out of their way to make sure that our concerns were always met and even went beyond to assist with a few extras which were most appreciated.

At construction end naturally there were few minor items that had to be rectified. ( which we were made aware of) David and his team made sure that all were done without any inconvenience to us.

We would have no hesitation in recommending David Reid Homes, that is David personally and his staff, to anyone who is thinking of building their new home. You will be more than satisfied with the overall workmanship and finish.

Robert and Emma Garnock

Building with David Reid Homes South Coast & Southern Highlands has been a truly amazing experience. From the moment we met David and his team we were convinced that they were the perfect people to build our dream home. The entire team was exceptional every step of the way through the build. Their professionalism, hard work and integrity is seriously second to none. We cannot recommend this company enough and feel extremely proud to have a home built by such wonderful people.

Vera & Glenn, Tuross Head

Working with David to plan the build of our home was really straight forward. David is very thorough, provides unambiguous advice and is willing to go the extra mile for his customers.

I really liked David’s attention to detail, customer focus and willingness to listen and address concerns quickly and efficiently. My family love the house David built!!

If I had to do it all over I would again choose David to build my home.

Jo and Steve Norrish

We write to express our complete satisfaction in our dealings with David and Jo Reid and all of their staff at David Reid Homes, Nowra. Our entire experience was positive in every respect. David and his staff were entirely open and honest in their dealings with us, realistic and accurate in their estimates. We approached the task of building a new house with considerable trepidation, but looking back we had nothing to worry about.

The two pieces of advice given to anyone wanting to build a house are firstly, “Talk to more than one builder” secondly, “Ask for references”. We totally disregarded this advice and just went with David Reid Homes and we never once regretted our decision. We found the team to be highly professional and extraordinarily proud of their product. We were encouraged to be closely involved in the design phase and any requests were always taken into account. After a long council approval process due to the difficult nature of the site the build itself went smoothly. The weekly email updates were informative and accurate and the fortnightly site meetings a chance to review progress and also resolve any issues or capitalise on any potential design enhancements.

David Reid and his site managers, Fabian Witenden and David Lewis, were always contactable and responsive to any concerns or questions. Any additional costs were always discussed upfront and agreed to before execution resulting in no additional cost surprises. The final product is an extremely well built and beautifully custom design house that sits well on a difficult site. David and his team should be proud of it as are we – the lucky owners.

We could not recommend David Reid, his staff and business more highly.

Chris and Treyna Vale

Our finished home is beyond expectations!

David, Jo and their team turned our fragmented ideas into a home for our dreams to live. Every meeting with Dave, Jo and Fabian proved that our goals and vision were more important to them than a package deal or sale. Although we could have chosen an ‘off the shelf package’ Dave not only supported every choice we made but also provided a professional designer to assist us and then brought the whole package together.

Our finished home is beyond expectations. We are most proud of the features and inclusion we designed ourselves, flooring, tiles, niches, folding windows, cavity doors, which other builders would make a difficulty, but every day we appreciate the quailty and design elements of our David Reid home, from the earthworks to make our block just right to the raised ceilings, fully waterproofed wet areas, exceptional painting finishes and the precision carpentry.

We decided to build rather than buy to have exactly the home we wanted but only David Reid could provide this. As our only building experience the anticipated stress just wasn’t there, instead every stage of the build was a pleasure. Even the theft on our site which reached front page news was handled in the most professional and reassuring manner. We have trusted David Reid homes with our sanity, security and life savings and have been greatly rewarded.

The best answers we gave friends that asked about David Reid Homes. Who long did the build take? “As long as necessary so that we could live here for the rest of our lives, every delay was explained and we moved in 5 months after signing contracts”. How much did it cost? “About $50,000 more than we budgeted and $100,000 less than it’s worth.

Laura-Lee and Roger Chick

From the design stage right through the build, nothing was a problem for Dave.

David Reid was the Builder on our beautiful new home at Hyams Beach.

Being a Designer myself, we made some significant amendments to the Plans during construction. Sometimes you just “see” possibilities along the way. We have fabulous, more extensive views due to Daves diligence. The Plans were altered & changes made before we even knew it.

Budgets were kept to and the time frame exact. My husband and I could not recommend a Builder more highly.

However the standout quality must be in Dave’s follow up service. Still, after the Build, if we require anything to be rectified Dave is a phone call away. Not often do people say after they have built a home that their Builder has become a friend but proudly we do.

Graham and Sharon Stone

We wish to convey our sincere appreciation!

We wish to convey our sincere appreciation for the construction of our new family home at Hyams Beach. It was their reputation for quality home building that led us to David Reid Homes South Nowra and they have not disappointed.

From our original onsite meeting with the designer and builder right through to the finish of our home, we found David Reid Homes to be professional, organised, and dedicated to build absolute quality homes.

Living onsite while our house was being built gave us the opportunity to see just how pedantic their team was, this wasn’t just limited to the builders, all of the sub-contractors did a fantastic job, nothing was ever an issue for Dave an amazing problem solver.

We have been able to enjoy our beach house for several months now, all our visitors and friends and many residents comment on the clever design, the way the fantastic views have been used to its full advantage, and the wonderful feel the house has, and that Dave is really a direct result of your work.

We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone wishing to build.

Thank you Dave and Jo and your Dedicated Team.

John and Kerry Dover

We’ll never be satisfied with anything other than a David Reid home!

Dave, Jo and the rest of the team….you have delivered a house that so far exceeds our expectations we have to keep pinching ourselves that it’s really ours.

Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine it would look this good (and certainly never thought we would ever live in a house like this – or that they existed outside of a magazine spread).

The workmanship, attention to detail and the way that you approach each build with the care and consideration as if it were your own home is beyond commendable.

We really feel that this was a partnership from start to finish – you never laughed at any of our crazy ideas (thank you again for reinforcing the floor so that we could add in our slide-out filing cabinet) and you really do live up to your promise of ‘custom-building’.

Nothing was ever too much trouble, you patiently answered our endless questions and went above and beyond with our requests and requirements.

The only problem….we are now completely spoilt and regularly say about other houses …’well that’s not a David Reid’ – we’ll never be able to build with anyone else!

Bret and Lyn McManus

Thankyou for bringing our dream to reality!

Dave and Jo Reid of David Reid Homes were contracted to build our new home at Huskisson in March 2012. Dave said that if all went well we could be in our home by Christmas, we were in by September 2012, what a great effort by Dave and his team.

During the construction Dave and Jo were fantastic at keeping us informed and helping us to make decisions along the way. David Reid Homes are not only great builders they are great people to deal with during and after the construction.

We love our new home and we thank Dave, Jo and the entire team for bringing our dream to reality.

Annette and Richard Wilkins

We can highly recommend David Reid Homes as a professional builder.

We built a house on a sloping block and found them very easy and flexible to work with. At the end of the job there were no hidden costs added. The workmanship was of a very high quality and the entire building project was hassle free.

David and Dorothy Podmore

We want to let you know that we have been and continue to be very happy and impressed with the home you built for us. The quality of workmanship and finish are the highest standard.

Russell and Judy Neeves

Thankyou for the successful completion of our house at Sussex Inlet.

Dave from the outset managed the project with consideration and awareness of our needs. His eye for quality combined with excellent organisational skills delivered to us a home which we are extremely proud of and are finding very comfortable to live in.

G Williams

Challenging Extension on our existing Farm House.

The extension and renovation of my 20 year old farm house was always going to be a challenge. However, Dave approached the task with enthusiasm and expertise. My home reflects my vision because Dave worked creatively with me until I was satisfied.

Astrid and Romana

On our retirement me and my sister decided to build our dream home.Never had we built from the ground up.

We decided to research the local builders and project homes and came across David Reid Homes. After one consult with David Reid in person we were automatically drawn to his ideas and vision. David made a point of listening to our ideas and created a home that reflects our lifestyle. Being first time home builders David and his team guided us through each stage and involved us in all aspects of construction with ease.
Many thanks David, Jo and Fabian, we are now living the dream.