Amana Living"We chose Northerly because we wanted someone we could build a relationship with, who communicated well and understood our business. We wanted a company that provided a well-finished product at a competitive price.

With Northerly, we got what we wanted.

We have built a strong relationship with Michael Lawson and all the project managers who work on our sites. They all go out of their way to make things happen and deliver a good quality product. Northerly is very professional, with good organisational and communication skills, and excellent processes in place to deliver a top product.

Best of all, they give us pre-construction advice to help achieve cost savings without compromising the quality of the final product.

They source good trades people and supervise the site and project well.

On any project, there are always challenges and Northerly deals with them quickly and effectively. Better still, they work with us to resolve issues that come up outside the normal builders’ warranty period. This is one of the benefits of building a strong long-term relationship.

Amana Living – one of Western Australia’s largest aged care providers – has been working with Northerly for eight years.

Over that time, they have constructed and project managed all our major building projects, including our new $15 million corporate office, our $40 million new retirement village at Australind, a $4.4 million extension to our Bull Creek facilities and major refurbishments worth more than $2 million each at Coolbellup, South Perth, Shenton Park and Lesmurdie."

Strategic Project Manager, Amana Living

"We have been impressed with Northerly’s professionalism and the clarity of their processes. They have a very good understanding of project management and methodology and what can be achieved.

They understand client needs exceptionally well and get things done on time, to a very high standard, with high quality finishes. They have a turnkey approach: when they finish, you can walk in and use it – there’s a minimal punch list for completion of projects

These are important considerations for the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, especially as a government trading enterprise that operates facilities being used all the time. It’s a big issue for the community and for us if facilities are not available because a project hasn’t been completed on time.

Also important for us is that they treat their sub-contractors very well and we never have complaints about late payment. In fact, they have a good value set and treat everybody well.

They provide information that aids my reports to the Board. We have regular project meetings in which Northerly reports on project progress and any variations or concerns. They may make suggestions about ways to change what they have been contracted to do that will achieve better outcomes, which I take to the Board for discussion.

Government contracts can be complex and I appreciate Northerly’s ability to manage them and be timely in their execution.

They spend time going through plans to get a grip of requirements and interpret them well. They make implementation easy.

Recently, a builder went bankrupt during a project and we had to go out to tender again. It’s very difficult to take over a partially completed project but Northerly made it seamless. They tested work that had been completed by the previous builder to make sure it was done to the right standard.

Northerly has worked on three contracts for us, including construction of the Karrakatta mausoleum stage six, the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park chapel and condolence lounge stage two and the Fremantle cemetery café and waiting houses."

Peter Deague
Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

'image description'“Thanks for providing our job with such an amazing team. The three of them are fabulous and they have given me so much confidence throughout the project. The work is coming along beautifully.” 

Vicki Rasmussen

Board Member, Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club

“I met Michael Lawson and Renato Palmiero of Northerly when they had offices above us at our former Como site.

It was a fortunate meeting.

We got on right from the start and they understood everything that we were trying to achieve with our dream for the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI).

I couldn’t recommend a better group.

Michael introduced us to our architect and his team. What we finished with is better than the architect’s rendition. We love our new space in Crawley.

I want to say a very special thank you to Northerly’s supervisors during the construction phase. I’m not sure how their families coped with them living and breathing this building 24/7. Thanks also to Craig Rafferty, who was tasked with the punch list of fixing all the minor issues that are a part of any large project.”

Charles “Charlie” Bass
Founder and Chairman, Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI)