I have known Andrew Payton for approximately 4 years. Initially we met when he was the site foreman for a project known as “Karkov’ in Bellevue Hill. The project was a combined effort between two design teams, Collins and Turner and Donald Campbell Design. In particular he oversaw the detailed restoration of the main house. The main building is an English Arts and Crafts house, which has some features, which references the work of C.RMackintosh. The restoration of the house required a particularly thoughtful and design sensitive builder. Andrew worked with me to achieve a very high standard of work. In addition to the restoration of the main house a whole new section was added to Collins and Turners design. This section was contemporary in design and due to the difficult cliff like site was a feat to complete. This project won two major building awards in 2012.Shortly after the completion of “Karkov” Andrew started his own building company and I was delighted to be able to offer him on a number of new projects. In 2012 he completed two projects for me; one in Darling Point and a second one in Clovelly. Both were completed to a very high degree of finish. The Darling Point Project was within a company title building and Andrew managed the project professionally and diligently. The Clovelly house was in its original form and was a series of smalldisconnected rooms. Andrew was responsible for the complete reworking of this house. Again hehandled the renovation with incredible sensitivity and thoughtfulness. The clients were very pleased with Andrew’s time and budget management, and his work in general. Currently he is completing a second Darling Point apartment renovation to my design. Recently I have provided him with additional new projects for him to quote on.It is a pleasure to work with Andrew. He is sensitive and thoughtful to individual design. His project management style is professional and incredibly calm. Therefore it is without hesitation that I would recommend Andrew Payton to future clients."