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Delivering exceptional homes

Our mission is to develop sustainable, long term relationships with our clients and to be the construction company of choice – renowned for value and quality. Here’s some feedback from clients we’ve worked with.

We had the pleasure of working with Chris and the ARCA team for our 7 star energy sustainable custom build in Highton. We were complete amateurs in the design and build process but Chris and the team worked patiently with us, explained options and answered all our questions to ensure that we understood the process. Above all, he delivered our dream home! We could not be happier with the result and the whole experience – can’t wait to build with them again one day! If you want to build a house that becomes a home with a builder who becomes a friend and fierce advocate for you realising your dreams then look no further. The build process was flawless and the quality and workmanship is exceptional. The tradies are friendly and pedantic about the quality of their work and the quality of the product they deliver. It was a real pleasure from start to finish. 11/10

Luke Gledhill and Julia Ballinger

We feel so lucky to have stumbled across ARCA in our search for a builder to renovate our home! Securing their help and guidance to further develop our ideas and then bring them to life was the best chance we took. We had a minimalistic budget, a 9 month time frame (thanks baby Flynn!) and no idea of the process of a full house renovation. Now we’re settled in our brand new (old) home and we can’t quite believe what Chris, Matt and their team have delivered in terms of the floor plan and the finishes. From start to finish it was a process that focused on our goals and always included us. Any questions were answered and requests considered. In a few words I’d describe ARCA as an honest, transparent and quality team.

Belinda and Daniel Schultz

Thank you to Chris and the team for building our beautiful new home. We absolutely love our new home with it's high quality finish and all the customised touches we requested. Our family and friends have also commented on how great the house is which is a testament to the work Chris has done. We've thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris and the team. The knock and rebuild process can be long and difficult but with Chris, it was so much easier as our home was being built by someone who cared about it just as much as we do.

Helen Hong-Pathiraja

Finding a builder is a daunting task and I feel very lucky to have met Chris Hunger, he and his team renovated and extended my house in Geelong West. Both myself and many others have been very impressed by the extremely high standard of finish by all his tradesmen, which I think is exacted by Chris’s own extremely high expectations. From the behaviour of his tradesmen on site to the professional service offered by his admin team, I was impressed with all aspects of Chris Hunger and the ARCA operation. If you are able to secure their services, I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Peter Fox

We are really happy with our new house ARCA built for us. We love everything about it. Thanks Chris and the ARCA team for everything. Love your work!

Ashleigh Baars

Chris and his team recently completed a two storey unit out the back of our house. We’re thrilled with the result! Chris and his team are very professional and courteous which made a big difference to us as the work was sometimes complex and involved keeping our many neighbours happy throughout the process. Thanks guys!

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We would like to thank the entire team at ARCA for making the transformation of our farmhouse an easy and exciting experience – Chris and his team worked miracles and the end result has been amazing. We have and will continue to recommend anyone who needs a renovation or in fact a new build, to seek the services of Chris and his team.

Sam Vella and Andrew Gardner

Our ensuite bathroom renovation was completed about 5 weeks ago and we could not be happier with the results. Almost every day when we use it we marvel at how much the new bathroom makes our mornings so much brighter, both figuratively and literally. From the genius storage solutions including some floating shelves on a “dead space” wall, to moving the cistern into the roof space and maximising the depth of a shave cabinet by extending it deep into the roof space, Chris managed to transform a small pokey bathroom into a cosy sanctuary.

The highlight above all of that is improving the amenity of the shower space by some very small adjustments in the floor plan and an extremely thoughtfully crafted window replacement that considerably enhances our morning view. What a pleasure it is to shower with a view of the sun rising over the garden each morning.

The quality of the work across all of the trades, was exemplary. We had chosen some materials during a previous renovation throughout the house which we were intent on matching in the ensuite. It’s fair to say these materials made for a build that required attention to detail and some fine craftsmanship in order to make the final result look good. Chris and all of his team took our requirements seriously, understood what we wanted an delivered an outstanding finished product…even better than the high expectations I had from the very positive recommendations I already had for ARCA.

Throughout the entirety of the project, Chris and the ARCA team exercised extreme caution in moving through the rest of our renovated house, kept an extremely clean work space, communicated clearly with where they were at and what they were doing and ensured there were no surprises along the way. Importantly, they turned up precisely when they said they would, came in on budget and on time, a testament to their professional manner.

We would have absolutely no reservations in recommending the team at ARCA to build your next project.

Dominic Cryan

I just completed a major renovation on my home with ARCA and cannot recommend Chris and his team highly enough. The effort that Chris put in to ensure that every detail was perfect, including throwing an additional en-suite at him part way through, has led to a finished product well beyond what I was even hoping for. Everyone who has been through the place since completion is amazed at the transformation and the quality of workmanship throughout and I have no doubt that this has also translated in to added value well beyond the money spent. If you are considering a project of any type, do yourself a favour and talk to the ARCA team.

Kieran White

Chris has always been a pleasure to deal with and has a great eye for detail. He has completed two projects for our family over the years and his workmanship is second to none. He is honest, reliable and keeps you up to date over the course of the project. Both times his quotes have been accurate, and he has taken the time to explore other options in the aim of maintaining quality, aesthetics and being cost effective. We would highly recommend ARCA.

Clare and Tom Hellawell

Hi Chris, I wanted to thank you personally for the work you completed on our house this month. You made the whole building experience painless. You delivered a job to the quality, cost and on time as quoted. Having had a number of different builders in the last year, it was a refreshing experience to work with you. You also helped us with some good solutions to problem areas of the house. We have no hesitation in directing anyone your way if they are looking for builders and would definitely be in touch if we were going to build again.

Carmel and Mike

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