Building with Haavisto Industries has been an absolute pleasure.

Having built a home previously with another Canberra builder, we were initially prepared for the challenges often associated with building your own home, however we have pleasantly surprised by how easy and enjoyable the experience has been with Haavisto Industries.

From the moment we commenced the project we noticed Haavisto's craftsman-like approach and genuine pride in their work. Combined with their high standard of basic inclusions, we knew they would deliver a very high standard home for us.

Ernie and the team were easily able to accommodate our extensive list of specific requirements with a no-fuss attitude and reasonable approach. Throughout the entire build, every member of the team has gone above and beyond our expectations to deliver a high quality home that meets every one of our needs. They were able to anticipate and resolve any potential issues well ahead of time and were able to complete the project within the planned timeframe.

Haavisto Industries is not your typical 'cookie cutter' builder. They have demonstrated to us their ability to build beautiful homes with bespoke features at a reasonable price. Their open and transparent approach makes them very easy to deal with and we would be pleased to recommend them to anyone looking to build a quality home.

Jason and Sharyn Bailey

Haavisto Industries were fantastic! They were organised and willing to assist us every step of the way during the building of our new home. No question was too hard or left unanswered. Their expertise and advice was greatly appreciated by us as first time home owners.  Ernie and his team were outstanding and we would definitely recommend them to any one building their new home.

Natalie & Melissa

We teamed up with Haavisto Industries in December 2012 to build our first Australian home. After recently emigrating from South Africa we were very new to the Australian building processes and to all the necessary paperwork and contracts that came with it, so it all felt very strange to us. But from our first meeting in the agent’s office with Ernie, we could tell that the building of our new home was in very capable hands.

During the entire build process, Haavisto Industries team were extremely professional and dedicated to the task at hand – constantly communicating with us, providing updates on their progress and consulting with us on relevant issues as the need arose.
The build process was seamless, Haavisto Industries always had everything under control, they never deviated from their time schedule and constantly maintained their high standard of professionalism and integrity throughout the build right down to handover and the maintenance processes.

Jack & Lynsey Hammill

We were very excited at the prospect of building our own home however we had not had any prior experience with the process. We were delighted when we met the Haavisto family who showed just as much enthusiasm for the project as we did. They communicated the process very clearly and always involved us and gave us ample time to make decisions along the way. The Haavisto team showed great care for us and our thoughts and ideas and supported us as we visited show rooms and made selections for our new home.

The Haavisto team built us a beautiful family home and used quality finishings throughout. More than anything we really appreciated their ongoing communication and genuine dedication to building us an end result that we are absolutely thrilled with. We do not hesitate in recommending them to anyone wishing to build their own home.

Mathew & Tamsyn Terry

School Electrical Services and Haavisto Industries

Haavisto are very efficient with the services they provide to our school.  Their customer service is excellent and when I need urgent assistance for electrical or other services they promptly come to the school to assess and fix any major faults. Work is also carried out after hours, on weekends when required and I have complete trust in them to secure the school and set alarms. 

All jobs completed at school are to a very high exceptional standard, and they always pay attention to detail. No mess is left behind and no job is too big or small for them to complete.  The work is also completed in the recommended time frame. Their corporate knowledge of the trades and services they provide is to a very high standard.

I highly recommend School Electrical Services and Haavisto Industries to any prospective client as they know their trades, have excellent corporate knowledge of the building industry, provide good advice and also help you save money when on a budget. They are easy to approach and discuss issues and get quotes very promptly to you.

Gail Porter
Business Manager
Mawson Primary School

Recently I engaged Haavisto Industries on a relatively small but complex residential project.

Their insistence on a thorough understanding of the brief and contract documents before commencing any work signified a professional and responsible approach often neglected and later regretted in disputation.

The complexity of the project required a high degree of organization skill, a reliable and competent team of sub-contractors covering the full spectrum of trades, critical path programming, clear instruction, supervision and management of tasks, and equally clear on financial accounting. In all respects the company’s performance was exemplary.

The company’s principals are exceptional approachable and this is reflected in all of their sub-contractors.

On reflection, I’m pleased to attest that on my residential project the Haavisto Industries teams overall performance impressed me as much as anyone I can recall in my 50 years of architectural practice.

I therefore unreservedly commend Haavisto Industries building competence on a small to medium scale residential projects.

Wal Kostyrko
Architect/Town Planner