redefining the craft of building homes


It's not just business, it is personal. Along the way a friendship develops that often lasts for years and years after the project is complete. Many of our clients have been with us for a decade or more, and it is not unusual to find Steve having a cup of tea and a visit just because….its the right way to operate a business! Here are a few kind words from just a few of the clients we are fortunate to work with...

Every client deserves to have their visions and dreams fulfilled by a team dedicated to making that happen.

Words cannot express how happy we are with our home in Woodland Creek. You will not find better quality. The support we received before, during, and after construction was outstanding. They took the time to explain everything in detail and were more than willing to accommodate any and all of our requests. We felt the whole team wanted us to love our house and went the extra mile to make sure it happened.

Kyla O’Rourke

During 2007 we undertook a major renovation of the house we have lived in for 30 years. One goal was to improve the energy efficiency of the house which was at 43%.

We installed solar panels to enable us to heat water by solar
We installed a heat exchanger
We installed new windows and insulation
We added LED lights

Some of this work required Steve to do some research which he was happy to do. When we had finished the heat efficiency of the home was at 87%, higher than most new homes.

Steve was the general contractor. He was pleasant to deal with, listened to our ideas and redirected us gently if he thought something we suggested was not practical. He assembled a wonderful team of subcontractors who worked well together. He finished the seven month project on time and on budget. We recommend him unconditionally.

David and Sandra Anderson

Steve Smith was a dream to work with: reliable, courteous, knowledgeable, organized, calm and honest. He and his terrific team made building a house seem easy; what could have been a traumatic experience turned out to be fun and interesting, and close to Steve's estimate of time and money. We would almost repeat the experience, except that we never want to move out of the gorgeous house that is the result!

I’ve been working with contractors and trades, as an interior decorator, for a dozen years in Victoria. Steve smith has impressed me at every stage of the home building process with his professional, open, respectful & calm approach. it is my pleasure to recommend Steve & his crew without any hesitation whatsoever!

Dawn Garneau

In our opinion, there are three big questions to consider when looking for a contractor.

1) Will you get good quality workmanship?
The work was of excellent quality. Steve employs top notch tradesmen, and if something wasn't exactly as we wanted it, he made it right, no questions asked.

2) Will the work be completed on time?
The work was completed when Steve said it would be.

3) Will the work be on budget?
The work we originally asked for came in on budget, and detailed invoices were provided for all labour and materials. There were no surprises. We asked for some significant changes during construction. Steve's quotes for extra cost were again accurate.

In addition, Steve was unfailingly pleasant to deal with. We would hire him again, and have recommended him to our friends.

Mike & Sarah Macdonell

"Attention to detail and a can do attitude with a smile," is how Woodland Creek developer Blair Robertson describes SC Smith Building Company's owner Steve Smith. With many years as a custom home builder and renovator, Steve's ability to work equally as well with homeowners and trades is well known.

"We searched for a builder who's values were consistent with the building program we have envisaged for the new homes on Callumwood Lane in Woodland Creek. As a certified Built Green builder, with an eye for quality and a stable of excellent local trades, SC Smith Building Company was the perfect fit."

Blair Robertson, Totangi Properties

I've worked with Steve on a number of projects - both big and small. He always came in on time and on budget, but more importantly he was very good at keeping me informed on the status of the projects. Finding someone that is able to consistently and effectively communicate is a rarity and I appreciate that in working with Steve.

Tara Benham

SC Smith Building Company is very efficient, detail orientated, reliable, trustworthy, and easy to deal with. It has been our pleasure working with Steve and his tradesmen. We are confident to refer SCSmith Building Company to other clients.

Rochelle Cote - Senior Designer, Douglas Cridland - Interior Design