Located in Melbourne, James McBride & Associates specialise in building bespoke designed concepts, and believes clear communication is a key to success.
On all our ventures, clients choose their level of participation. Some clients desire increased levels of involvement, others prefer to leave decisions to us. Nevertheless, there will always be decisions the client must play a part in and therefore a strong cooperative relationship is essential to produce the perfect outcome.
Whether it’s a negotiated or traditional tender process, our passionate team members and philosophy is about working together with you at every stage of your project, and providing valued management.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with James and the team at JMA. Professional engagement and communications, invoices paid on time and safe worksite practices. Our site requirements were met and our employees treated with respect. Working with builders like James makes it easier for us to do our job and create the magic the client is seeking. Attention to detail in communicating the client’s vision was outstanding. He went out of his way to ensure he had all the facts and understood the options. For these reasons we are delighted to recommend JMA as a Builder both for clients and for trades.
Dani & Kurt
Rock Up Group – Mechanically Polished Concrete
12 June 2019
Dear James, Trudi and the JMA Gang
It was a privilege and an education watching James, his crew and his tradies put together Green Sheep Co’s design for Pardy St.
The highs and lows were all the more intense and memorable because of the talents of those involved [and our living on site with a dog!]
We love it so much.
Love Gina, Dave, Oliver & Clara
10 August 2017
James and his team did an amazing job on our renovation. He was easy to work with and adaptable to any change. He attention to detail and work quality produced a great family home.
Gordon and Bianca
1 August 2017
Having spent literally years thinking about and designing our ‘forever’ home, we were naturally keen to get it right when it came time to turn our shiny new plans into an actual place to live.
We knew we needed a reputable builder with proven experience in delivering comparable projects to an exceptional standard, though in choosing James McBride and Associates (JMA) not only did we have someone we could trust implicitly to do the job well, but someone who set the standard even higher than we did.
Right from the outset we could see that James had a sophisticated understanding of the requirements of the project which gave us peace of mind that the quality and pricing would be commensurate with our expectations.
We very much appreciated James’ problem solving skills, particularly in identifying and proactively managing potential issues. He even managed to keep our less-than-cooperative neighbor on side throughout the process.
With a sharp focus and attention to detail, nothing was ever overlooked. Try as we did, we couldn’t manage to find a single defect, much less an error in his invoices!
When our ideas or needs presented unique challenges, James managed to find a way to make it happen, achieving functionality without compromising on quality or design – like installing a customized doggie door that was in keeping with the high end aesthetic.
Being so highly organized meant unnecessary delays were avoided and we were able to move in as scheduled.
It is now two years since we moved in, and I can genuinely say that the value of JMA’s work continues long after the construction ends. We notice it when our house functions the way it’s supposed to, and we notice it when we don’t need to concern ourselves with maintenance problems that can arise from a poor quality build.
We are incredibly proud of the home that James helped us to establish and continue to happily accept countless compliments from our many guests and visitors.
We would be delighted to share our experience with anyone considering engaging JMA for their own project.
Sandra and Mick Wakeham
1 August 2017
Going through a major renovation was relatively stress free with James and his team. As building got underway and the usual unexpected issues arose James was diligent in providing solutions along with sound guidance and advice. James provided good communication along the way and is an inclusive builder ensuring his client is involved in key aspects of the project. His flexibility allowed me to stay within my budget with limited compromise and his focus on delivering a quality build aligned with my desire for a sympathetic restoration of a period home. When work commitments interfered with my availability, James proved to be a reliable and methodical builder focused on quality and delivery against schedule. Post-handover James continued to provide good service as minor changes and snagging items were professionally dealt with. All visitors to my home comment on the high quality of the design and build and remark upon the manner in which the renovation maintains the original character of the terrace home. I would have no hesitation in recommending James to prospective clients.
21 July 2017
James is very organized, a good communicator, extremely professional, respectful, with his contract administration being impeccable.
He has great eye for design and is very detailed focused, and is fantastic at resolving on site issues, with the outcome always being of a high level.
He is respectful of the whole project team, including the architect, client, and his trades.
He is focused on achieving a high-end result with the process being as smooth sailing as possible, where both the client and my expectations have been exceeded.
I have no hesitations in recommending James.
Jane Cameron Finlay ARBV RAIA
Architect & Interior Designer