Blackburn North – New Home

August 2020

Our building journey started with many obstacles, and after meeting a number of builders we thought our dream of building a family home will never come to fruition, until we met Darren. His unassuming nature stood out from the rest. 

From start to finish, it was a collaborative and consultative process, with great suggestions and advice to suit our budget. 

Not only do we admire Darren’s workmanship and professionalism but also his honesty and transparency. There were no hidden costs!! 

Couldn’t have found a better team to build our family home. We are extremely happy with our new house.

Mulgrave – New Home

November 2019

My wife and I selected A&D Stephens after we met Darren at one of three interviews with 3 seperate builders. It was a quick decision to chose Darren as he was the most competitive, onsite the whole time and was flexible…

Darren was extremely helpful throughout every stage of the build offering great suggestions and advice…

We couldn’t be happier with A&D Stephens constructions and would highly recommend them or select them first if I ever wanted to build again.

Danny Martin

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Blackburn – Alteration/Renovation

May 2018

3 years ago we purchased a little beautiful heritage listed 2 bedroom cottage in Blackburn built by Elmore Algernon in the 1920s.
During the process of finding a builder, we asked our architect which builder she would use if she was to build her own home. Without hesitation, she said she would use Darren from A&D Stephens Constructions. A decision that we are to this day still immensely grateful for. The key thing about Darren that helped us make this decision is how transparent and upfront he was about his quote. There’s nothing hidden in the quote. There were no surprises. We knew exactly what we were signing up for.

The build process was enjoyable with little stress which was surprising to us as there were so many friends who told me that building a house is a stressful business. Our experience has been the opposite… Darren patiently worked through the complex and challenging part of the build with us and found the best solution which met our needs and financial goals.

We have lived in this house for 2 months now and we are loving it…

Doncaster East – Alteration/Renovation

March 2016

After 10 years of talking about renovating our house we finally have a beautifully renovated family home.

After hearing friends talk about their difficult relationships with builders and tradespeople we realised that we needed to find someone who shared our passion about this being a family home, someone with the same attention to detail as me and someone with whom I could form a good working relationship.  Thank goodness we found Darren.  He fitted all those descriptions and more…

Thank you again for all your hard work, dedication and above all your care and support during this process.  We could not have achieved this beautiful home without you.

Regards and thanks

Sharon Brearley Roberts and family

Panton Hill – New Build

June 2015

It was a long process for us to find a builder we trusted to build our dream home. Darren was flexible, professional, punctual and extremely reliable making the build process a breeze. Darren’s communication within his own trade’s men and out sourced trades was to the highest of professional standards. This lead to minimal hold up’s and the schedule was met…


Malvern East – Extension Renovation

April 2014

Darren and his team worked on our renovation and we are thrilled with the result! We chose to live in while they worked around us. They were hospitable, friendly, courteous and at all times put our family first while doing a tremendous job.

Their craftsmanship was faultless and their recommendations were brilliant. I would highly recommend Darren and his team.

Many thanks Darren.

Gillian Goller

St Kilda East – Extension/Renovation

November 2013

We didn’t actually choose Darren to build our house but we are so thankful that our project landed in his hands. Our only regret is that Darren wasn’t involved right from the beginning! It was evident right from our initial consultations with Darren that he was a very perceptive person who was able to understand our project and our desires very quickly…

We have absolutely no hesitations in highly recommending Darren.

Carla & Odie

Mt Waverley – New Home

May 2012

Our beautiful new home is an absolute joy to live in. Working with Darren in creating our home has been nothing short of a pleasure. Always patient, always understanding, always respectful of our opinions. Darren provided us not only with a quality-built home that we will enjoy for years to come, but with a conviction that if we ever build again, we would like him to create our next home.

We trusted Darren implicitly when it came to building our home. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone wanting to build their dreams.

Chris and Karin Coyne

Brighton East – Extension/Renovation

I can highly recommend Darren. He is a professional and friendly individual, whose workmanship is of the highest of standards. His knowledge, advice and guidance were invaluable to us throughout our major renovation/extension project…

Darren can recognize potential problems and offer solutions that can often work out better than the original plan.

Hampton – Extension/Renovation

10th of September 2010, was a day to celebrate in our lives. It was the day Darren arrived in our home and began demolishing the back of it.

As the months flew by and different aspects of our job needed to be addressed, Darren proved over and over again how valuable his clear thinking/problem solving influence was to have by our side…

Darren is a confident skilled professional of the highest calibre and it is without hesitation, I would employ him again to build our next home and when that day comes I hope he won’t be too busy with all his new clients!

Ms Pauline Geleynse