4D Stories

 

Which flipping FIT OUT GUY do you use, right!?

Ugghhh, it can be a real struggle!

 

Whether you are a complete start up biz or just need a tiny tweak, deciding who will do the best job can be a REAL CHALLENGE! 

You now have an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE…Your secret, business-building weapon is here, just ask our clients! 

 

Read What Some Of Our Clients Have To Say About Us:

 

Office Fitouts

“Wayne, It has been approximately 18 months since we engaged your services to provide design and project management services for the fit out of our new office in the centre of Perth at the Forrest Centre and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the provision of your services. 

At the time we sought three roles from you: As interior designer, As the supplier of materials and associated services as specified in the purchase order and your quotation for the partitions and entry statement; and As Project Manager. 

Overall, we were delighted with the outcome and we have received much praise from our clients on the office design.

An objective of ours was to create something special yet also appearing as simple in the design. As a professional services firm we wanted our clients to feel comfortable and at ease while at the same time being captivated by an impression of professionalism and efficiency.

Simplicity is a complex matter and your advice in translating our ideas into a workable design was fundamental to achieving this. 

We were also impressed with your ability to work in with our ideas and take the time to understand the way that we do business. As an example,we had already tried the concept of shoji panels in our previous office and you were able to work this into the overall theme and design of the new office while at the same time taking this to a new level by adding the contemporary use of glass partitions with specially designed film that complemented the shoji. This gave the shoji- which can appear classically dated- a contemporary perspective, which has created a balanced yet modern effect that is unique. 

We had interviewed other design firms and were of a view that we would be channeled into their thinking and way of doing things and knowing the way that we operate, it was important to find someone that would have empathy without objectives and method of operation. 

As you are aware, the entry statement was a complete blank in our thinking and you were able to create a concept design that blended well with the overall office design and created the professional statement that we wanted. This delivered the “wow” factor that I recall you talking to us about at the time. 

From the actual fit-out perspective, we were again pleased with your approach and advice in the choice of materials.The project management of this is also something that we were pleased about from different perspectives.

Firstly, because in addition to the contractors you selected, you were also prepared to manage several other contractors that we appointed.

Secondly, because some unexpected events occurred such as discovering parts of the cement floor was uneven which needed grinding down at the eleventh hour and you took time on the weekend to find a contractor that was prepared to work on the weekend to do this.

Thirdly, because contractor dispositions change as Christmas draws near, there is a mindset that exists where contractors will not commit to completing work that starts in the November/December period, which is the date that we started the fit-out. You were able to manage the contractors so that they completed the fit-out prior to Christmas.

We were also pleased with the way you handled matters, which can be summed up as firm but fair. As you are aware, our internal manager for this project, who is our Manager, Client and Business Services, and I believe that a critical success factor was the ability to work together on managing the overall outcomes.

While there were a few variations, these were acceptable and overall, I would say that the project was completed on time and within budget.

The Property Managers of the Forrest Centre – CB Richard Ellis – has candidly stated that our office is the best fit-out in the whole building and the lnsurance Commission itself who own and occupies the building has expressed a similar view. 

Overall, we are very pleased with the services provided and the way you approach business from both a professional and pragmatic perspective”

David Taylor, Managing Director, AOT Consulting Pty Ltd

 

“Wayne Ford carried out renovations for Mark Hay Realty Group on two separate occasions. 

He quoted for the work promptly, arrived on time and completed the work in the time frame scheduled.

Wayne displayed good management of his trades and any minor problems that were encountered were reported immediately and quickly resolved. 

I was pleased with the way that Wayne conducted himself in a business notorious for tardiness and lack of follow up and I have indeed recommended his services to a client of mine who is currently having work undertaken”

Mark Hay, Principal, Mark Hay Realty Group

 

“I have great pleasure and confidence in recommending Wayne as a unique and invaluable human resource for your project…. his ability’s, talents, nature, ethics, and authenticity will be appreciated at all levels and his abilities to deliver what-ever challenges you see fit to accord him will be accomplished with precision, professionalism and above all, passion”

John Davidson, Managing Director Euromel Group

 

“As a commercial client of this firm, I can vouch for Wayne Ford’s honesty and integrity in all of my dealings with him. 

Mr Ford has through all commercial dealings with us proved himself to be conscientious and understanding of his client’s requirements.

I have found Mr Ford to be a very amiable and professional person who interacts well with people.

His professionalism, initiative and integrity would stand him in good stead for any task at hand”

Grant Pestell, Managing Partner, Murcia Pestell Hillard Lawyers

 

Get A Face-To-Face Chat With Wayne for your building or design project today.

 

Hospitality Fitouts

“Wayne, many thanks for undertaking the role of builder/project manager for the Ecucina restaurant renovation.

I am acutely aware that the project was an extremely difficult one, given time constraints and bureaucratic red tape that continually presented itself over the rebuilding period.

You are to be commended for the manner for which you handled all facets of this project, and in particular, the duration and guidance given to all contractors associated with the works.

The completed project has drawn much congratulatory comment from many of Ecucina’s customers, and for which you should be very satisfied and pleased, as much of the final detail was as a result of your own personal touch and ideas.

Congratulations and sincere thanks once again”

Steve Smith, Director, Ecucina Restaurant

 

“Wayne’s attention to detail was paramount in the success of the fit out of LINQ riverside restaurant in South Perth.

He dealt with all aspects of the project from the architects through to the final stages of the furniture and fittings. 

Without doubt one of Wayne’s major attributes is being able to deal professionally and successfully with various tradespeople and ensuring that everything runs on time and is finished with precision.

I had invested over one million dollars in this project and had to ensure that we catered for our 150 seater restaurant and lounge bar with the most state of the art kitchen, floor and back of house set up.

Wayne was responsible for the management of bringing this all to fruition. 

LINQ Restaurant was featured in various instyle magazines including the Qantas lnFlight Magazine and was regarded within the hospitality industry as one of the best operational and presented venues in Perth. 

I have no hesitation in recommending Wayne Ford to contract any restaurant fit-out requiring attention to detail and absolute commitment”

Linda Ross, LINQ Restaurant

 

“I first met Wayne when he had completed the restaurant fit-out for LINQ Restaurant in South Perth.

I was in awe of his eye for detail and thought that the completed fit-out was a great example of a first-rate job, as LINQ set a new benchmark for restaurant design in Perth. 

Since then Wayne has completed the office refurbishment for Diageo, the world’s leading premium alcoholic beverages company.

My role with Diageo as WA State Sales Manager included having an integral role in the refurbishment of our offices. On each occasion Wayne delivered an exceptional result and the management team were very happy with the high standards that Wayne achieved. I

believe Wayne displayed a great commitment to deliver against deadlines and always operated inside set time frames, he displayed professionalism, integrity and added value to each situation.

The leadership within his profession has contributed to the high regard in which Wayne is held by his peers.

I know that 90% of the jobs that Wayne acquires are through referrals from previous clients, his additional qualities include his flexibility, creativity, and drive for setting the highest standards.

I have no hesitation in recommending Wayne for any role in any capacity. Wayne has an attitude that nothing is too hard and he will go to any lengths to be there. He is empathetic and tidy!”

Darian Cheffers, General Manager National Sales, Little Creatures Brewing

 

“l personally have been running a business for some 26 years and I would employ Wayne with no hesitation, he is a visionary and can see a project started and finished in his head, a rare commodity”

Malcolm Gilmour, Managing Director, MGGC

 

“Wayne Ford has project managed and designed projects for myself and DG Global Productions in the past with nothing short of exceptional results in design, product and communication. 

If attention to detail, creative original concepts, passion, efficiency and results is what you are after, then you have found it!”

David Green, Executive Director, DG Global Productions

 

Get A Face-To-Face Chat With Wayne for your building or design project today.

 

Medical Fitouts

“I offer this testimonial in support of Wayne with pleasure.

We originally met when he was highly recommended to me as a Designer and Project Manager.

He was able to look after my requirements in the new set-up of a new Dental practice in the inner city suburb of South Perth, an area of generally high socio-economic standards.

The success of our involvement in this initiative is confirmed in the prosperity I enjoy today – the vision that Wayne could share with me has resulted in a landmark centre that goes from strength to strength.

I believe I was the first of many dental projects that Wayne completed with such success. While he will have others to vouch for his achievements in other areas,I believe I am uniquely qualified to attest to his niche as a Dental / Health Care Centre Designer and Manager of the creation project. 

The fact that I recommended him to so many of my colleagues speaks for itself in terms of my high opinion of Wayne’s abilities, his integrity and his people skills”

Dr. Simon Shannahan, Southshore Dental Centre.

 

“After viewing the works compiled by Wayne for another dental practice I was impressed by the modern lines that had been achieved.

On first impressions Wayne was well presented, organized and professional in his work manner. Additionally, he was articulate in explaining the varying aspects of his recently completed project. 

I commissioned Wayne to work with me on  the design and complete fit-out of my new dental premises. We discussed the concepts that I required with regards to a warm, inviting environment for my reception area and abright modern and clean environment for my three surgeries, sterilization room, lab and office.

Wayne came back to me with the colours and materials he had chosen after these discussions. All the colours he had chosen were fantastic. Wayne came up with a great blend of textures and colours that complemented the internal design of the building.

His knowledge of maximising visual aspects such as lighting and the use of quality fixtures and finishes in relation to the available space have given a greater depth to my rooms.

All of my patients have loved the end result. 

As with any building or fit-out project there were some unforeseen obstacles along the way. Wayne was very thorough in his onsite supervisory role and resolved all issues courteously and efficiently. This enabled me to concentrate my time in my busy dental practice without the worry of how the works were proceeding at my new premises. 

Nine months later I am just as pleased with my new rooms as the first day I opened them. 

I believe Wayne has a total commitment to the projects he undertakes and it is evident that his loyalty lies with his primary client. In this regard I have no hesitation in recommending Wayne Ford for his knowledge, experience and attention to detail that he has shown with my building project”

Dr Armando Menezes, Forum Dental Centre.

 

“Wayne’s approach to his work is methodical, perfectionist, enthusiastic…. even passionate. More importantly perhaps is his integrity and genuine desire to ensure his clients,and any other stakeholders in his projects, are his main focus. 

Creativity and clever integration of finishes and ideas is also a hallmark of Wayne’s work.This is clearly complimented by his attention to detail and savvy project management skills”

Peter Milner, Company Director

 

Get A Face-To-Face Chat With Wayne for your building or design project today.

 

Retail Fitouts

“Wayne and his company designed, constructed, installed and Project Managed a complete shop refit to our RetaiI premises in City Arcade Perth.

The project was completed on time and on budget and to our complete satisfaction. I would have no hesitation in recommending Wayne Ford And his company for any shop refit or associated project and I would be happy to speak to anyone on his behalf.

Fred mallabone, Mallabones Luggage and Leathergoods.

 

“We have worked with Wayne Ford, for years and have found him to be a very effective project manager.

Wayne’s commitment to providing a professional service has been exemplary. His organizational capacity is unquestioned as is his management style, a skill that has been very effective when dealing with subcontractors and other stakeholders involved in the property and project environment. 

We have collaborated with Wayne on many projects of varied size and value from the small retail kiosk fit out, with a contract value of less than $70,000, to larger commercial projects of up to $1 million. 

Wayne’s experience and understanding of the design, approvals and construction process has ensured that all projects we have worked on together have been completed on time, to budget and have been delivered to provide a commercial outcome. 

Wayne’s cabinet making background and his design awareness are qualities that when combined with his project management and construction knowledge provide a unique blend of experience.These skills are most suited to  projects requiring a high level of detailed design consideration and quality finish, as well as projects with construction complexity”

Ivan Machin, BA (Hons), MDIA Director

 

“Wayne and his company undertook the project management of a large renovation on the Toyotaways premises. A renovation to the order of $1 million whilst the business was still open for trading. 

Wayne and the subcontractors he employed achieved on time a very satisfactory renovation. In particular with all the issues and emotions that arise with this type of renovation he was patient, courteous and acted with integrity”

Bruce Shannahan, Managing Director, Toyotaways

 

“I have had occasion to use Wayne’s expertise as a contracted fit-out designer and builder on several occasions in my own businesses. 

I found Wayne to be very professional in carrying out his profession and consistently performed to he level I would expect of the best provider of his type of services”

Willy Stobart, Caltex, Stratton.

 

Get A Face-To-Face Chat With Wayne for your building or design project today.