Our measure of success is simple: sharing a glass of champagne with clients at handover. So far we have had 100% success rate. That's a lot of homes and a lot of bubbles! Take a look at what our clients are saying about their personal experiences.
Well, where do we start…. WOW, OMG, it’s absolutely amazing! The words we used as the final reveal took place. However, words rarely do justice to the real feelings and emotions you truly have when your dreams are realised.
We selected Humphrey Homes for many reasons, with the primary reason being the quality of finish observed during a number of displays of earlier Humphrey Homes' projects. Our house was similarly finished with exemplary quality in terms of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Humphrey Homes to any prospective client.
As the build approaches lockup my overriding feeling is that of calm confidence. Observing the mechanics of how the team works to address the challenges and changes on the build, I feel so fortunate in the choice of Humphrey Homes. This sense of confidence has grown since my initial chats with Dean and Helen as I contemplated buying a block of land that people had told me was “unbuildable”... At that point I wasn’t aware of the integrated nature of the business model. But it is a brilliant approach and I wouldn’t build any other way.
We live 600kms from Perth and so the ability to trust that our build would progress as it should was very important to us. Communication from all the team is outstanding - prompt, professional and always friendly and never any stress when faced with the challenges that our small block has thrown up. We also wondered whether using a company with the architect, builder and interior designer all under one roof was the best fit and value, but without a doubt Humphrey Homes have delivered in spades and saved us from any potential stress.
Pam Foulkes-Taylor, Claremont
Deciding to build with an architect/builder company was really about three priorities: firstly; a good architect that we could work with, secondly; a reputable company with a good track record of satisfied clients, and thirdly; value for money. It was easy scoping out Dean’s reputation. The responses were consistent. “He’s a good operator/guy” was the common response. That also sums up our experience with HH. Dean, Helen and the team have been great to work with.
I considered lots of different options for designing and building my home, including independent architects, but was attracted to the idea of having an architect and builder in the same company working together from the start of the project and Humphrey Homes seemed the obvious choice. The result speaks for itself!
To have our architect and builder working in the same business is such a unique combination, it gave us the confidence our home would be architecturally beautiful while also pragmatic and achievable. Working with everyone at Humphrey Homes has been an absolute pleasure. We have been completely blown away by the care and incredible efforts they go to get everything perfect, our concrete slab is a work of art! We can’t wait to see how it all comes together; we know it’s going to be perfection!
Melanie Hamilton, Claremont
It has now been several weeks since we accepted the keys to our home enabling Faye and I to move in and commence to benefit and enjoy the results of several years of planning as well as a lifetime of experience we drew upon to determine how we wanted to live.
This time has also provided an opportunity to reflect upon the whole process from early engagement with you and your team where we were able to sit with the Builder and Architect to work through and discuss a concept and then develop plans which reflected our requirements.
The benefit of working directly with the Builder and in house Architect ensured ownership of...
Find an architect and builder you can easily communicate with; we have and its why this is our fourth project over 20 years with Humphrey Homes. Having the architect and builder in the same company and on the same page also makes it all so much easier and faster.
We have used Humphrey Homes on a number of projects over the years and are confident to return because of their high-quality work and service. Their work is exceptionally well supervised and we trust them to maintain very high standards. Their approach is always very upfront, honest and fair. We feel it has always been a team effort and the end result is always...
Wayne & Kylie, Swanbourne
Building my home with Humphrey Homes has been a fun, seamless and ultimately a very rewarding process. After just a few meetings, it was amazing how quickly the very basic concept in my mind evolved into the house I wanted to live in. The value of having it architecturally designed stood out in the way in which elements of the block were utilised to maximise the key aspects of the build. Having the expertise of an interior designer added that extra element of style to the house and suited my desire to minimise the amount of time I spent looking at products and making decisions.
We cannot thank Humphrey Homes enough for the level of interest they have all shown in our home. The sharing of ideas, quality of work and attention to detail on even the smallest items has been so positive and we are delighted with the result!
Louise and Steve, City Beach
Building with Humphrey Homes has been a positive and enjoyable experience with faultless service throughout. Everything was streamlined and very efficient. The design and build experience has been absolutely superb!
“We chose Humphrey Homes because Dean applies an integrated approach to designing and building bespoke homes. Our experience revealed great teamwork between architect, builder, supervisor, interior designer, all of the support team and the many quality trades. We also felt part of the team as our specific ideas and requirements were readily adopted. We have enjoyed the whole process and are thrilled with the result.”
Rick & Carol, Mosman Park
“Having built previously, we would have said confidently that it’s next to impossible to ever be completely satisfied with your builder. But to our amazement we have been. Dean and his marvellous team of industry professionals have delivered our family home just as we wanted it and to an impeccable standard. It's been amazing to watch the initial hand drawn sketches transform into this beautiful architectural home!”
Tim & Jane, Mosman Park
This is not our first build of a new home but it is certainly intended to be our last and it is a great note on which to have finished. The whole experience from start to finish has been both stress-free and exciting.
We were looking for a simple but interesting home designed specifically for our needs and interests and were keen to have high quality finish and low maintenance.
That has most certainly been delivered and we are delighted with the end result.
The innovative way in which architect Helen Marchesani achieved a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow is one of the features we enjoy most and that also lends itself well to...
Overall, we were impressed with the cohesiveness of the Humphrey Homes team, and their genuine interest in achieving the best outcome for their clients. We had complete confidence in every individual’s ability. We were included in every decision-making process, no matter how small, and if we had no preference, or became over whelmed with the choice on offer, Humphrey Homes were happy to provide advice and assistance.
Shortly after arriving in Perth, 14 years ago, I cut out an article from the local newspaper about a house in Cottesloe renovated by Dean Humphrey. I was struck by the craftsmanship and attention to detail which often seemed lacking during the boom of 2006. I resolved that if we were ever in the position to pursue an architect build I would engage Humphrey Homes.
So ten years later, when thinking to build a timeless weatherboard plantation style home, Humphrey Homes remained the obvious choice.
Friends are surprised when we use ‘positive’ and ‘building’ in the same sentence. The truth is however, building with Dean was a very positive experience. There were no surprises or cost blowouts. Nothing was lost in translation. Humphrey Homes understood the initial feel and vision from the outset and managed it really well from right through to the end. We definitely got what we wanted.
Cam and Tania McMurtrie, Cottesloe
We cannot thank Dean and his team enough. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience building with Humphrey Homes, and we would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is considering building.
The house is full of beautiful and practical design features that we love, from the rammed concrete wall with seamlessly inset tall windows to the stunning columns bisecting the stairwell over two levels. The quality of the finishes is excellent - extra features like the polished plaster walls and the striking patterned tiles lining the kitchen island bench bring a neutral colour palette to life. Fine details like shadow-line ceilings and quality cabinetry add finesse.
The design process was exceptional, their in-house architect listened and understood exactly what I wanted to achieve and the final design exceeded my expectations. The end result is a home that is classy, practical, and functional and a pleasure to live in. I still don’t quite believe that this wonderful home is mine.
From initial design brief and consultations the advantages of working with Humphrey Homes were apparent. All aspects of the design and build being considered together ensured there were no surprises along the way, leading to a seamless design and construction process.
The quality of the workmanship and attention to detail rivals the best I have ever seen. You don't see craftsmanship like this very often.
Judge's comment, HIA Perth Housing Awards
We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and the Humphrey Homes team for your patience and guidance through two projects, a renovation of our family home followed by the design of an amazing new bespoke home in Cottesloe. The renovation process from initial planning through demolition, building and completion ran efficiently and effectively and we were impressed with your customer focused approach. Following completing of the renovation, the choice of Humphrey Homes as our architect and builder for our new home on a block we had purchased was obvious. We had plenty of ideas and images which we had collected over a period...
The integrated approach that Humphrey Homes offered worked really well for us. Having Helen as the in house architect working together with Dean, an experienced builder who knew where it made sense to push the envelope on design, helped us get to an optimal design outcome inside the price parameters we were comfortable with. The depth of the team, and the quality of the trades that Dean could call on, meant we felt well supported through the process, which went as we were advised and expected. We are thrilled with the result.
David Gray & Kim Reddrop, Nedlands
Thank you and your team for the wonderful job that you did for us. You have worked with us to create a great home that is truly more than a simple building, but also a reflection of our family and how we live. It is a great joy to us and sharing it with friends... Your team has done a wonderful job for us in delivering the house. We greatly appreciate everyone's efforts; Kerri's thoughtful design improvements and care, Neville, Dean and Dave's delivery and craftsmanship and Luke's horticulture ... to deliver so much to a client who sometimes would have seemed to not be paying attention is a great tribute to all.
The efficiency, level of detailing and value for money by having our architecture and building all done by Humphrey Homes has been outstanding.
P & L Kralert, Floreat
Amazing use of space - the house flows elegantly between all levels and areas.
Judge's comment, HIA Perth Housing Awards
Thanks so much for all your hard work in preparation of our home. It’s our pleasure to recommend Humphrey Homes to people! We selected Humphrey Homes to manage the design and execution of our home based on a number of factors. Of course, these included the standard of the build and the value for money we would achieve but of particular importance to us was a need to have confidence that we could rely on one specific person (being Dean Humphrey) to be accountable to us throughout the process and execute the job to our expectations.
Their staff are great: knowledgeable, organised and client-focused. We have always felt informed and involved. The result has been a beautiful home thanks to a great design and a builder with commitment.
I & J Boserio, South Perth
Thank you for bringing such a great team of craftsmen together to design and build ‘my’ dream house. It’s been so much fun.
S&P Barblett, Peppermint Grove
Visually appealing home both inside and out. This is a timeless home that will look amazing for many years to come.
Judge's comment, HIA Perth Housing Awards
We’re glad we worked with Dean Humphrey. We hadn’t built before and he made the process easier for someone who knew nothing about building. He was great.
T Hunter, Swanbourne
Dean was professional, knowledgeable and considerate in consultation with us.
D&H Chipper, Mosman Park
People looking for a home in this category cannot go past the quality and tradesmanship evident in this home.
Judge's comment HIA Perth Housing Awards
We were delighted with every aspect of our building process. Dean had some fantastic advice during the design and planning stages, which helped us achieve the end result we wanted on time and on budget. Humphrey Homes are a very professional company, but very easy to work with. I only wish we had the chance to enjoy the house for a bit longer before we moved away! Thanks Dean, Suz!
S Bertrand, Cottesloe
We have used them on a number of projects over the years and are confident to return because of their high-quality work and service. Their work is well supervised and we trust them to maintain high standards. Their approach has always been upfront, honest and fair. The end product, in the case of our current residence, is excellent, both from a design and building perspective and has been backed up with excellent service (both pre and post completion). We feel like it has been a team effort between ourselves and all at Humphrey Homes. We are more than happy to recommend Humphrey Homes and to use them again in the future.
WAYNE & KYLIE, SWANBOURNE
The trust we placed in Dean and his team proved time and again to be justified. Always approachable, Humphrey Homes helped us achieve our goal with relatively hassle-free build during the height of the building boom. Not only does their award-winning work speak for itself, so do other builders in the industry. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.
K & C Thomson
The Humphrey Homes planning and design team made it easy for us to readily evaluate our options. We were able to plan with, and speak directly to the builder, unlike the large building companies where contact is with the sales consultant. Variations requested during the building process were handled with ease and with a minimum of fuss. We are extremely happy with our new home. We feel like we are living in a resort and don’t want to wake up from the dream!
K Eastwood, Dalkeith
The process of moving from initial planning and discussion through contracts, demolition, building and completion ran seamlessly and efficiently. We felt well informed, assisted where necessary for important decisions and most of all understood and responded to where concerns or alternatives were raised.
R & L Poga, Peppermint Grove
Job completed to our entire satisfaction and worthy of all the awards it has won.
G Gallop, Claremont
High level of Integrity, quality of workmanship, attention to detail.
A Sloan, Sorrento
Your personal service and quality control ensured an excellent result!
L Smit, Hillarys
We extend our appreciation to you for making the whole process from concept to completion as stress free as possible.
G Anstee-Brook, Dalkeith
The quality of work and after-sales service has been outstanding.
L & V Jacks, Nedlands
We chose Humphrey Homes because of their client-focused approach, commitment to quality and craftsmanship. And we’re thrilled with how they constantly delivered throughout the process. Thanks to the whole team at Humphrey Homes the process from to design to build has been fantastic.