“From our first meeting I knew Nathan was the designer and builder for us. His open and frank communication set realistic expectations, BUT, Nathan and his team have exceeded my expectations in every aspect of the build. This was my first home build and I expected a certain level of stressful moments…none eventuated!

I have an award winning gorgeous home and the privilege of having a Nathan Verri “Out of the Ordinary” signature stamp on it. My heartfelt thanks to the entire team”.

Trish McDougall Cairns, Australia

“From the first time we met Nathan, we knew he was the builder for us! Our only concern was that he wouldn’t take us on! We initially started with an unrealistic budget but Nathan never said it was impossible. He made great design suggestions and recommendations that meant we could have everything we wanted most in our home with no compromise on quality. We were interstate for almost all of the build and we learned we could trust him completely. He kept us up to date with photos, consulted us when necessary, listened and responded if we ever had a concern. The trades-people he engaged were local, as much as possible, and we found them capable and respectful professionals in their trades. We were also extremely grateful that Nathan completed our home in only six months. It saved us a lot in storage and accommodation. Whilst you have a several awards Nathan for your building and design, you also deserve an award for your practical and honest communication with clients and making dreams come true. No problem was unsolvable in the building of our beautiful home. It’s everything we hoped for and more!”

Kaye & Peter Priem – Shannonvale, Australia

“A huge shout out to the team at Nathan Verri. We can’t thank you guys enough for making our dream home a reality! From start to finish, the service we received was fantastic and the team had so many great ideas from design to decor. The house was exactly what we hoped for and the workmanship was excellent. We would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to design their own home! Thank you again for making our dream home happen!!”

Anna & Gavin Arthy – Speewah, Australia

“Nathan built our home ‘Spice’ on Oak Beach FNQ to a Chris van Dyke design. This was a uniquely challenging build. Virtually every surface, every finish was bespoke and unconventional. Whether it be the aged, recycled ironbark beams and columns from an old warehouse, the adobe hand-rendered walls, the six pairs of heavy Rajasthani temple doors, the vintage brass ships’ lanterns, the recycled Burmese teak floorboards, polished concrete benchtops, hand-laid stone walls – they all presented their unique obstacles. A conventional builder would have baulked at this challenge whereas Nathan relished the prospect of working with natural materials.

Unsurprisingly, for such a build, complications did arise from time to time. And this is where Nathan stands apart from most in his field. His attitude to troubleshooting is this: identify the problem, thoroughly research the available options, solve it today and with a minimum of fuss and budget stress. No owner could ask for more than this.

And this proved critical to the success of the build for us. We watched this build from afar, back in Sydney. With Nathan we had no need for a project manager – he was that invested in the project. Not a day would pass without constant phone calls and email updates on progress, discussions regarding superior finishes and features, problem-solving etc. This is our fourth building project and we have never experienced this degree of positive interaction with the builder.

As the build progressed, it quickly became apparent to us that the quality of the build was exceptional. Yet, we still held concern that our palette of finishes may completely miss the harmonious look we were seeking. Again, we relied on Nathan’s guidance here. In addition to his very apparent building abilities, he has a discerning eye for design and aesthetics. Many decisions were made after consultation with Nathan to alter the course with respect to design and finishes. Regarding the quality of finishes…Spice presents as a home of hand crafted finishes. One might assume that, when working with distressed timbers and stone, a builder could get away with inferior workmanship since the flaws would blend into the rustic look. Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes exceptional care and skill to blend together unconventional building materials with the necessary conventional materials in such a way as to present a home created by skilled artisans from another era.

The end result is truly special. It has surpassed all our expectations and dreams and the fact that it has been recognized for the quality of its build by the Master Builders’ Awards is an added testimony to Nathan and his amazing team.

Finally, and on a personal note, it’s worth noting that Nathan is one of those very rare people – someone utterly driven to achieving the very best of outcomes for those around him, including his clients, his crew etc, yet also just a thoroughly decent bloke. In the year we collaborated on this project, and despite some epic challenges, my respect for his sense of integrity and ethics did not waiver once.

I would have utterly no hesitation in recommending Nathan to any prospective homebuilder”.

Bruce and Rachael Jackson – Oak Beach, Australia

“We worked closely with Nathan Verri of ‘Nathan Verri – Masters of Design and Building’ from our concept design through to the completion of our home. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire project.

Nathan has a ‘yes I can’ attitude and not only promptly, but pleasantly, responds to any requests, questions and concerns. He is there when you need him. Most importantly this holds true for after sales support which distinguishes Nathan Verri from many other builders. Both he and his partner Julie, take a personal interest in working with their clients to create something new and wonderful. We thank them for their support, patience and input into our new home. The end result is a beautiful superior quality home that we look forward to living in for many years to come”.

D. and E. Johnson – Port Douglas, Australia


Nathan, what an awesome journey we had with you this past 5 odd months building our awesome house! Your attention to detail and your “can do” attitude along with Todds like mindedness has created us this sleek sexy house that makes our jaw drop every single time we open the door. It’s such a buzz to see our friends faces when they come visit….more jaw dropping! Nathan, you and your trademen crew are AWESOME!

We would build with you again in a heartbeat!”

Lynda & Todd Miller – Port Douglas, Australia

“We were recommended to Nathan Verri after having a very bad experience with another builder. As you can imagine we were sceptical about the whole process particularly as it was our first, but we are happy to say that working with Nathan Verri was a dream. The quality of work was outstanding and the communication exceptional. Nathan was there at every stage of the build, from design, choosing fixtures and fittings right up to the hand over of the keys. We would highly recommend Nathan Verri.“

Nancy & Keith Bevington – Port Douglas, Australia

“We would have no hesitation in recommending Nathan Verri ‘Masters of Design & Building’ to anyone undertaking a building project.
Both Nathan and Julie were a joy to work with. Nathan built our dream home when we were located in another state. This you would believe to be a very stressful experience but it was quite the opposite. Regular communication and photo’s kept both builder and client happy.

Nathan designed our home to our requirements and also steered us in the right direction in areas we had not thought of. The attention to detail, the workmanship and guidance we received were outstanding resulting in a fabulous home which everyone comments on. The selection process was an enjoyable day out when we met Nathan in Cairns. The selection available and the companies we were taken to were excellent. We were under no pressure to make a commitment immediately so we could make sure we made the correct choice. We can only thank Nathan, Julie and the team at Nathan Verri for what they have done for us to achieve our goal.

Yours sincerely, very grateful clients.”

Rose & Pete Murray – Cooya Beach, Australia

“We are happy to recommend Nathan Verri building, consulting, transforming our creative dream home into reality and award winning recognition. Effective communication, attention to detail and flexibility being essential to making the process both successful and enjoyable.”

Steve & Katrina Edmondson – Port Douglas, Australia