Testimonials & Customer responce

After recently having a Client ask for a e-mail from a few clients about our workmanship I sent out a few requests and this is what one of our long time Clients had to say about us.


Ingo Thony gave me your email to forward my thoughts on the deck Thony builders built for me a couple of years ago.

Firstly, I have used Ingo for a number of renovations prior to this and plan to use him again in the next few years for  major bathroom reno.

We had to build a new deck to cover a large “hole” by a metre high retaining wall to stop water going underneath the house.  We used wider than normal boards (prefer the look) with a “no nail” system, which looks tidier.  He did clever things like built in box seating which double as a garden retaining wall.  Ingo also used stainless steel thin rods to match the balustrade on the downstairs deck.  He built a pergola which we then put in a tinted glass roof so extra shelter.  Glass is such a better look then polycarbonate. You can see his superb workmanship in the finished box seating – how it is finished by being “mitred” corners.  Not everyone does this as it is time consuming but well worth it.

All in all, Ingo and his team did a fantastic job and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.  He always stands by his work and guarentees everything.

If you want to view the deck, you are more than welcome to see his excellent workmanship.


Sarah (Lake)


Andy says:

“Excellent communication all the way through great to deal with.

They gave us good practical advice on some of the areas we were unsure about. We had our bathroom renovated and considering this is quite a disruptive area to have renovated the disruptions were kept to a minimum and the room was always left tidy and safe at the end of the day. Would definitely use Ingo and his team again and can highly recommend them.”

Communication: 100% Quality: 90% Reliability: 90% Value: 90%


Mark says:

A Totally Organized Building Company


Ingo has provided an awesome service, with great after service as well. He completed our garage (gib lining, plastering, painting). He had a great team, they were prompt, organized, and provided an excellent finish. We had a time frame that it needed to be completed by – and they finished it perfectly in time. He provided a professional quote, and stuck to his quote. I totally recommend Ingo and his team for any building project managed work.

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Lisa says: “Ingo is as far from a cowboy as you can get! We required renovation work on our house – new deck, joinery, remedial work, guttering and a new roof. We were extremely happy with Ingo and his team. The thoroughness of his quotes, the communication about the process, the reliability of the tradespeople and the quality of the work done – everything was excellent (and stress free!). We could go on, but we won’t…! We would recommend him to anyone. Lisa”
Communication: 100% Quality: 100% Reliability: 100% Value: 100%


Rangi says: “Ingo and his team fixed & renovated our bathroom for us & it now looks fantastic & is 100% better.i totally recommend Thony Builders as from there communication to the actual building there were nothing but professional ”
Communication: 100% Quality: 100% Reliability: 100% Value: 100%


David says: “Ingo was fantastic to deal with. Reliable, friendly and did a top class job. I would have no hesitation at all in recommeding him to anyone that needs work done on their house.”
Communication: 100% Quality: 100% Reliability: 100% Value: 90%

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Paul says: “Good communication and and overall a great job under difficult circumstances (related to faults in an old house). Quickly responded to issues as they arose. Will certainly use again and very happy to highly recommend. ”
Communication: 100% Quality: 90% Reliability: 100% Value: 100%

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Ethical, concientious, competent

Ingo provides a complete service for any home extensions.  All Ingo’s subcontractors are ethical and reliable.  Ingo communicates regularly and is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.

regards Micheal J

( as per Localist.co.nz )

Highly recommend Ingo and his team. I have used Ingo many times over the past 5 years and many different renovations. He is honest, trustworthy, reliable, very knowledgeable and does things properly. I would only use him and wouldn’t consider any other builder, delivers what he promises and also stands by his work. Highly recommend.”

regards Sarah
Communication: 100% Quality: 100% Reliability: 100% Value: 100%

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To Whom it may Concern

Ingo and his team provided us with an outstanding small front deck which also had a planter box. I was most pleased with there workmanship as well as how tide they kept the job site. Ingo was very professional about everything and completed some small extras for us as well. I recommend Ingo and his team to any one looking at getting work done by him.

regards Lynda
Communication: 100% Quality: 100% Reliability: 100% Value: 100%

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Very happy with Ingo and his workmanship


Our job was carried out neatly and professionally.  High standard of knowledge and workmanship .  I would not hesitate to recommend Ingo and will definitely use him again.  He is prompt, skilled and has a strong work ethic.


regards Celia L.         ( Onehunga )




Thony Builders Ltd


This is a great company for all your building and renovation needs. Thony builders is honest and the quality of their work is excellent. I am certainly using this company again.
 regards John H.     ( Massey)


Thony Builders Ltd – Tidy Team, Tidy Job


Ingo and the boys worked around me and my kids doing some renovation work. Its never easy living in a house being renovated, but the boys made it feel as if nothing was going on at all.  They left the place very clean  and tidy after each day. The job was done efficiently and to a great standard. I will be using Thony Builders Ltd for my next project.


Regards Paul J ( Onehunga)





We have used Thony Builders for a number of tasks in our house. This includes

1) The replacement of 6 wooden casement windows and 2 window frames.

2) Partial rebuild of a wooden verandah. 

3) Complete replacement of part of our roof and a bedroom ceiling.

4) Total gutting (floor, walls, ceiling) and then rebuild of an ensuite bathroom.

It has been a pleasure working with the very well mannered Ingo Thony and in all instances Thony Builders has adhered to its quoted pricing.

The workmanship has been very good and overall we are well satisfied with the finish and adherence to quoted time frames.

Julian T         ( Epsom)




I would like to recommend Thony Builders to any prospective clients.

We are totally happy with the service and quality we received and the job was completed quickly and efficiently.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use Ingo for any future building jobs.


regards  Allen M

Operations Manager

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This letter will serve to confirm that I employed Thony Builders Limited to undertake substantial restorative maintenance on my property at Torbay.
Work commenced on the property on 27 June 2011 and was completed on 26 August 2011.
During this time, Ingo kept me totally informed of all aspects of the work being undertaken and offered sterling professional advice on alternative solutions to unforeseen issues that developed along the way.
In addition, Ingo recommended and successfully worked with and coordinated the other contractors required to provide professional services along the way.
At all times I found their behaviour in and around my property beyond reproach and their work ethics were second to none.
I can say that Ingo and his team work to the highest professional standard and I would, without hesitation commend Thony Builders Limited to any prospective client.
My best wishes go with Ingo and his team for the future.

James B          ( Torbay)



Here is another reference from Trent B


To whom it may concern,

I have now used Thony builders on two separate occasions and found them to be very reliable. They started work for us in very short notice which was a life saver on one occasion as we were selling a house and if the work didn’t get done straight away and of a good standard the deal would have fallen through.


I would definitely recommend Thony builders to anyone looking for a builder.



Trent Bray (Olympic Swimmer)     ( Orewa )

Here is what Maria C has to say –

To Whom It May Concern

Ingo Thony was recommended to me by a friend who had employed him to carry out renovations on her house. She had said Ingo was very reliable and quick, and this certainly proved to be true.

I had purchased an old cottage and totally pulled out the bathroom walls and ceiling. The kitchen was removed as well, and I had purchased another one from a friend. I therefore needed him to build a completely new bathroom and fit a second-hand kitchen. I had made a rough drawing of what I required and Ingo was very happy to follow this and work out a written quote within a couple of days.

He gave me a date when he could commence, and an approximate length of time that the work would be completed. He was able to carry out the work within this time frame.

Along the way, I made some changes with extra jobs and asked him to do these accordingly. As requested, by the man laying my floor tiles, he also had to put a completely new concrete floor in the bathroom and kitchen, making sure the level in the walk-in shower had the exact fall so that the water drained away perfectly.

From my experience, Ingo has always been true to his word. He always contacted me whenever I had inquiries and needed to make changes, and was very happy to give advice when asked. He has always followed up on extra jobs efficiently and willingly, no matter how busy he has been!

He is an extremely honest and pleasing young man, and I am very satisfied with the work that he has done on my house. He is enthusiastic, with a great positive energy that he is putting into his own business.

I would recommend him to anyone wishing to employ him for building,

renovations, maintenance and handyman work.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if needed or to view any work that Ingo has done.

Maria C
( Avondale )


Sarah L says:

To Whom it may Concern
I have known Thony Builders Ltd for nearly 4 years, and they have done several major and minor renovations from; repelling and retaining the front of the house, adding a gorgeous wide hardwood deck on top, (with no nails)
then a wooden pergola with built in seating, and a retained garden, balustrades. Another time it was lowering ceilings, insulation, and new lighting in all upper bedrooms and hallway. More minor work was cutting a hole in a concrete external wall, adding a door and framing (to allow access to under the house), a framed trellis fence, and new panels and window framing to replace old rotten wood before house painting.. They have also “remedied” work other builders have done, mainly another deck -to put a whole support beam and new piles to further support the wide span. The main things which I like about Thony Builders the most is :

  • Everything is done properly, the first time.     (the most important thing of all). Ingo is an experienced, certified builder.
  • They will do small to big jobs, no problem
  • When they say they will turn up at a certain time, day, they do. Ingo keeps his word on everything.
  • They provide ideas and advice, but also listen as to what the client actually wants. Ingo is flexible with ideas.
  • They have a good network of people they work with, from architects, electricians, plumbers, diggers etc…. they all know each other, and work well together. Communication between them is good, which is crucial.
  • It is easy to communicate with Ingo.

I would recommend Thony Builders Ltd for any building/renovation work, and would use them again.

Sarah Lake                     ( Titirangi )