“Ivan helped us from the outset by researching and providing samples of products for our consideration and gave us confidence that the materials and design were appropriate, ‘do-able’ and cost-effective.

He maintained a very clean work-site and his team were always friendly, polite and hard-working.

Ivan and his team did a quality job, on-budget and on-time which we are very happy with. We would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Chris Thiel


swimming pool enclosure

“Ivan built our pool enclosure and verandah and renovated two bathrooms.

Ivan offers three things that can be hard to find in a builder: the flexibility and willingness to work on fully custom designs; an overriding concern that the project turns out right; and consultation and discussion throughout.

We have been very happy with the results.”

Jon Schutz


Home addition and renovations

“We have just completed a major renovation and it has been the most unexpectedly joyful and rewarding experience we could ever have imagined!

The old bathroom and family room at the back of the house were demolished and the space extended to create a north and eastern facing open plan living-kitchen-dining area, and a new bathroom and laundry.

We selected Ivan Schmocker constructions – wow! Ivan and his carpenters Michael and Daniel are highly skilled builders. They were a joy to have on site, polite, considerate, very hard working and capable. Ivan is an impressive project manager, coordinating multiple trades on site with a network of equally skilled and capable subcontractors.

A defining feature of the project is that it was a safe and happy worksite for everyone, including us who lived on-site throughout the process! I think it’s fair to say we were all apprehensive about how this would work, but it has been an unexpected joy!

The quality, attention to detail and finish is second to none and the result is superb. Despite three weeks lost to bad weather it was completed ahead of time and on budget.”

Pat and Peter Alexander


various commercial structures

“Over the last eight years while I have been principal, our school has undertaken four major building developments engaging Ivan Schmocker as our builder.

These projects have a total expenditure in excess of $2,500,000. Ivan has also done a considerable amount of minor works in our school.

We have found him to be an outstanding builder and could not recommend him highly enough. His attention to detail, communication and workmanship has always been impeccable (and the projects have not been easy ones!)

It is our anticipation that he will continue to be ‘our builder’ for many years to come! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further detail.”

Daryl Trigg
Principal, Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School


miscellaneous collaborations since 2005

“Kilpatrick Architecture has worked with Ivan Schmocker Constructions since 2005 on a variety of school and residential projects.

Ivan brings to every project a high degree of professionalism, experience and expertise. This is combined with a strong sense of integrity and genuine desire to see the best possible outcome for each project.

Ivan works cooperatively with the client, being always willing to be flexible to accommodate particular needs. Ivan is diligent in following up defects and seeing that the client is completely satisfied.

It is a pleasure working with a skilled and experienced builder who is also familiar with the requirements of architect-designed and administered contracts. We work together as a team. He adheres to the documents and his creativity is most evident when confronted with unusual details, new systems or products.

Ivan is not averse to questioning and challenging the reason for a particular approach. He will bring his expertise and innate design sense to discussions and we have often agreed to run with Ivan’s alternative proposal.

I have no hesitation in recommending Ivan Schmocker Constructions as an excellent builder and Ivan Schmocker as a partner in the building process, a person of integrity and a friend.”

David Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick Architecture



“I’d thoroughly recommend Ivan Schmocker Constructions. We had a fantastic experience with Ivan and his team.

Our entire renovations were completed before time and there were no issues with the process. The tradesman were excellent and very respectful of the fact that we were living in the house while the renovations were taking place.

Great suggestions were also given which we did take on board.

I would sincerely recommend Ivan and his company to anyone looking to renovate and will call him again when we need further renovations to our home. Great team! Great service! Great price!”

Allan and Tracey Dabinett