Happy Clients

Any business that has been operating for more than 20 years relies on customers who are pleased with their results and who are happy to pass on the message to other people.

Here are just a few of the testimonials received by Shaw Building over the years.

“We were extremely happy with Shaw Building as they provided excellent service and solutions throughout  the entire project.

They were professional when we wanted to make changes and we highly recommend them.”

19 Dundas Street, Coogee

Architect: Geoffrey Le Sueur

“After the frustration of approaching quite a few builders to quote on the replacement on a verandah, (might I add all were quick to come and to measure up, but to this day I still anxiously await their quotes!) I was finally introduced to Mark and Cathy Shaw.

They were confidently prepared to tackle a difficult project.

Shaw Building came highly recommended. I was not disappointed! They are not only skilled but professional. I could not be happier with the result.”

18 Albert Street, Parkes

Owner: Janette Skinner

“Mark Shaw is a very capable and competent builder whom I have known personally and worked with professionally over many years. I would have no hesitation in recommending the team at Shaw Building, Mark and his wife Cathy, for medium to large detailed design projects, particularly of a residential type.

Mark is a skilled carpenter and excellent organiser and brings a depth and breadth of knowledge of the building and construction process to his projects which is rare in my experience. His dedication to the project is reassuring to both client and consultant and in my experience as architect has always resulted in an exceptional outcome for the work we have done together mainly in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

His organising and supervision capabilities result in a tightly run site and his own abilities as a skilled tradesman bring an excellent and responsive process to his projects.

Mark and Cathy are an excellent team, always courteous and fair to deal with willing and go out of their way to understand and respond to the special objectives of each project.”

Geoffrey Le Suere


Mark and Cathy's work has featured in a number of national magazines such as Style and Country Home Ideas.

“I have known Mark and Cathy Shaw since Mark first worked on the refurbishment of the Centennial Parklands Restaurant and Cafe in 1997. On that project, the first with which I had the pleasure to work with the Shaws, Mark’s obvious skill as a carpenter facilitated the successful completion of a complex piece of work.

Since that initial meeting Mark and Cathy have worked on a variety of projects for which I have been responsible including luxury homes in Mosman and Paddington, offices in Surry Hills and cafes at the Hyde Park Barracks and at Rose Bay.

In all our dealings, Mark has shown commitment and honesty as well as a thorough knowledge of the building industry and of construction technique. Mark and Cathy have acted with integrity and application and we have built a relationship of mutual trust over the last six years, completing some memorable projects along the way.

I have no hesitation in offering to provide a reference for both the skill and integrity of Shaw Building.”

Byron Harford

Director of Byron Harford and Associates Architects, Sydney

We decided that we needed more room, but that we wanted to stay where we were.  We drew up our plans and went out to tender for the building. 

With over a dozen quotes returned, the Shaws quote impressed us the most.  It wasn’t the cheapest,

but it was the most detailed.  What other builders had estimated, Mark Shaw calculated.  It was also the most detailed. 

We spoke to the other builders along with Mark and Cathy Shaw and ultimately decided to go with the Shaws. 

Their approach and candidness together with Mark’s vast building experience impressed us the most.
Throughout the building process, Mark always kept us informed and liaised with the architect when necessary.  Cathy was always available to answer questions and was a pleasure to deal with.

We achieved a better result thanks to Mark’s insight. 

We would have no hesitation in recommending Shaw Building to anyone about to build a new home or undertake renovation work.
Danny and Kathy Meyer

35 George Street, Dover Heights

Danny and Kathy Meyer