Testimonials

Dave Sandford


I have known Steve for near 15 years and every project has been thoroughly considered and carefully planned.  His workmanship is high quality.  He respects both client wishes and promised deadlines.  He has gathered a great group of suppliers and sub trades over the years which together make a very efficient team that he orchestrates well, producing top quality homes.  I have no hesitation in recommending Harvey Built Homes.

Lynda & Malcolm Bishop


We first met Steve & Christy Harvey (Harvey Built Homes) in June 2011.  We viewed one of their builds at 5 Fountain Avenue in Karaka Lakes. After having looked at many new houses once we saw 5 Fountain Avenue (even though only half way completed at this stage) we knew this was the house we wanted to buy. We were very impressed with the workmanship and the quality of every detail of this property.  Steve is a perfectionist, extremely dedicated to completing high quality builds. We found Steve and his team always acted with integrity, were open and honest and only too happy to discuss any detail with us. We love this house a unique property with many original character features, a beautiful home to live in and enjoy. We would have no hesitation in recommending Harvey Built Homes to build you an exceptional quality home.  A design and build in one of their own original home plans, or a build of your own design, you will have a great house.

Chris and Marie Dombroski


We are the parents of Christy Harvey, the wife of Steve Harvey of Harvey Built Homes.  We live in Palmerston North and when we were trying to decide whether to build or to buy we had a good talk to Steve about the pros and cons.  During this conversation Steve could see our hesitation and offered to come down and build our dream home.  This was a weight off our shoulders because there are so many unknowns in building especially the unknown factor of trust.  We were very happy to entrust our beautiful daughter to him without regret, so we were very happy to entrust the building of our new home to him. We initially joked telling Steve that there were two important factors in this build.  Number one he was not to forget that he was building part of his inheritance and number two that at the end we wanted to still be the best of friends.  No problem on either score.  We have a very fine house that we just love and a fine son in law whom we esteem highly. Steve made the build so easy for us.  We were concerned about subcontractors and the pricing of the subcontract work, but Steve's great knowledge of what we could expect to pay just put us at ease.  His ability to get on with people, to be firm when needed and get the best out of others made all the subcontract work flow easily.  His advice throughout the whole build was invaluable. It is a pleasure to watch Steve at work.  His ability to work confidently with any tool gives you so much of the realisation that here is a person who knows what he is doing. The way the house came together was a joy to see.  Everything flowed with only minor delays not of Steve's making.  He was open to changes and helpful with them.  We cannot fault his workmanship nor his competence.  His finishing work is of the highest quality.  We have a very fine home, thanks to Steve. Yes, I know, Steve is our son in law, but I do not believe that has clouded any of our judgement on his ability and competence.  The fact that he travelled all the way to Palmerston North from Auckland means he really does go the extra mile!  It also should tell you that we could have chosen a local builder without any offense to Steve.  We chose Steve and do not regret that choice.  The house we live in stands as a testimony to the quality of his workmanship and competence.  We would have no hesitation in commending Harvey Built Homes to anyone wanting a good quality home built by someone who is easy to get on with.

Jackie and Geoff Falkner


We purchased a house off Steven,  Harvey Built Homes in  2014.  We had viewed Stevens’s house on the internet, while living in Australia, and could see the quality of workmanship. We were not part of the building process, as it was already built and finished.  We were intending to build a house in 2014 but we saw Stevens house and really fell in love with it, as it has the Wow factor. We phoned Steven from Australia and asked him if he could send us more photos, which he was only too happy to do. We had a builder check the house over before we purchased it, he could not find a fault and he said it was rare to find a house finished to this standard. Our house has many beautiful features which makes it stand out from the rest. I love the attention to detail inside and out.  We are always receiving compliments on how nice our house is. We had everything done for us which were fantastic. (He went out of his way and even mowed our lawns for us until we arrived from Australia). We have found Steven to be very pleasant, trustworthy and professional. We would not hesitate to recommend Steven Harvey to anyone.