Below is a selection of testimonials from some of our satisfied clients and project partners.

"Dear Joe and the all the team at Brookesbuild, I can’t tell you how happy we have been with your service throughout the entire project. Your advice before we bought the old building, was invaluable in helping us make the purchase.

I was confident in your ability from the beginning Joe and I was so pleased that you proved everyone incorrect on both accounts. Not only did you complete the project a week ahead of schedule but you came in under budget to the extent that we could include all items on my wish list that were not in the budget. Your whole team has been a pleasure to work with.  They are all skilled professionals and nothing was ever a trouble or too much to ask.

The finish on the building is outstanding.  We are so happy with every aspect, including the extra touches that we would not have thought of and now are so appreciative of eg like having extra security lighting. Everyone that visits our new office is just blown away by the ‘wow’ factor and how this building has been transformed.

Thank you Joe. You have made this dream a reality for us."

Gayleen Toll

Managing Director - Precruitment

“Cape York Land Council hired Paul Brookes Constructions for the first time going back 5 years now to undertake a major refurbishment of our offices here in Cairns. This project was a total strip back of the entire ground & first floors over a period of 3mths. Paul and his team worked around our needs as we still had to operate the office while the work was getting done with a lot of the work getting done after hours or on weekends and was more than happy to accommodate us.
Their workmanship, pricing and service were first class; Paul always kept us informed on how the project was going and the timeframes of when things would be completed.

Since the major refurbishment we have had various other projects we have needed done from new offices to cubicles being moved and more and Paul Brookes Constructions was always my first call I made to do the job.

I can highly recommend Paul Brookes Constructions to anyone and would be more than happy to discuss if you wanted a firsthand conversation about Paul and his team.”
(Cape York Land Council refit and refurbishment – Florence St Cairns)

Darren Sullivan

Finance Manager - Cape York Land Council

"Paul Brookes Construction was instrumental in realising our vision for Pier Bar, working closely with the project team from concept through to successful completion on site. The results speak for themselves. “   (PIER BAR, Cairns Pier Shopping Centre)

Martin McCormick

Project Design Coordinator, Red Rock Leisure Group

"Many thanks Joe Brookes to you and your team.  We are extremely happy with the service that you offered at every stage of creating our new cafe, cake shop and kitchen.  Your team of contractors are of the highest standard -  their attention to detail and pride in their work evident in every part of fitout.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Brookes Build to anyone looking for high quality workmanship and outstanding customer service."

Graham and Ann O’Rourke

Owners - Cakes Annietime Cake Shop & Cafe

“To whom it may concern. Thank you to Paul and Joe Brookes.  A great local construction company that has made my life easier thru great communication from start to finish of the project and with no hidden surprises. Professionalism with the build was excellent and they were always willing to help with changes that needed to be made.  I highly recommend Paul Brookes Constructions and I hope to do work again with the company down the track.”
(Velvet Café @ Cairns regional Council Admin building / Velvet café @ Bunda St.)

Shane Pue

Owner - Velvett Café and Silk Caffe

“I have been very impressed with your attention to detail, cleanliness on site and great use of tradesmen. I would go as far to say you set a high benchmark which other companies could learn a lot from.”
(Velvet Café @ Cairns regional Council Admin building / Velvet café @ Bunda St.)

Sara Bending

Interior Designer - PeddleThorp Architects

"We found Paul Brookes Constructions took the stress out of our fit out projects.   We were very pleased with the finish and quality of the work.  They were honest, hardworking and professional and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a builder."
(Sushi Roll King Fit out Home makers centre and Tokyo Dumpling fit out Lake st, Cairns)

Yoshi and Amy Asakura

Owners - Sushi Roll King / Tokyo Dumpling

“I have worked with Paul and Joe from Paul Brookes Constructions for a number of years.  I always find them to be professional, competitive with quotes and very easy to work with.

I have engaged them to work on a variety of projects from small commercial fit outs to large constructions jobs on commercial, food and retail tenancies. Their experience is testament to their ability to complete works within budget and on time with no delay or fuss.

I would not hesitate to recommend Paul Brookes Constructions to anyone considering commercial building works.”

Kerrie Pickering

Associate Director - CB Richard Ellis

“Myriad Design has used Paul Brookes Constructions for several years on a variety of projects, from small shop refurbishments to large scale commercial workplace & hospitality fit outs. We have always found them easy to work with, while producing a high quality standard of workmanship. They are always ready to offer suggestions, to see each project completed on time and within budget. We hope to continue to work with the Paul Brookes Construction team on many projects in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them for any upcoming projects.”

Designers for : Cairns Orthopaedic Clinic, Cairns Ostetrics Clinic , Pacifica Accounting Refit , Ok Sushi Redlynch Shopping Centre, InterOil fit out Cairns Square, Value Plus Financial Services Office fit out, BP Offices Spence St, The Deckstore Retail fit out Tingira St,   Medicheck Fit out McLeod St, LJ Hooker Fit Out EdgeHill

Myriad Design team


  I recently purchased a commercial property which needed to be completely re-built to suit my requirements. I had previously had a very negative experience fitting out rooms in a rented space, so I approached this with some apprehension. 

 My designers (Myriad Design) worked with Paul Brookes Constructions, with the site manager being Joe Brookes. From the time I had my first meeting with Joe, I knew I was in safe hands. The attention to detail and communication was phenomenal and the quality of the work was second to none. Every obstacle (and during building and renovation, there will always be SOMETHING) was overcome with professionalism, speed and good humour. Instead of something to be "got through", my re-development became enjoyable, and the finished product is everything that I hoped it would be. The difference between Joe Brookes and his team when compared to my previous experience is staggering. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul Brookes Constructions to anybody looking to engage in a building project - and to thank them once again for the sterling work they did for me!”

Cairns Obstetrics Clinic - Martyn St, Cairns.

Natalie Keisey-Calding

Director Cairns Obstetrics Clinic

“Last year we decided to fully refurbish our home in Whitfield.  It was built in 1984 and was very overdue for a make-over.

 We engaged Paul Brookes Constructions to undertake the work with Joe Brookes as our Project Manager.  Work involved the demolition of two interior walls; total removal and replacement of the tiles throughout; widening our front-door entrance to triple sliding doors; upgrading bathrooms and kitchen and full internal repainting.

 Joe’s management of this project including his forward planning and his attention to detail were first rate.  This allowed the project to run smoothly and made the process as stress free as possible for both of us. We must mention their sub-contractors who were easy to work with and very professional with their work.  Also Joe’s prompt attention to any issues following the handover has been greatly appreciated.

 Although Paul Brookes Constructions is normally associated with Commercial Projects, we have no hesitation in recommending them for major residential projects.”

Atherton St, Whitfield Cairns- Renovation Project

Bruce and Denise Mitchell

Home Owners

“I have known Paul Brookes and his family for nearly 20 years and have found him to be honest, reliable, hardworking, conscientious and always courteous.

 Paul Brookes Constructions have built and transformed all our venues including Rattle N Hum Bar & Grill, P.J. O’Brien’s and The Pier Bar to name a few. They have even built my own house. They are without doubt the most professional organisation I have dealt with in all my time in the industry. 

 I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Paul Brookes Constructions. 

 I trust that the information provided will be of assistance and will be happy to provide further information if required.”

 Rattle N Hum, Esplanade/ PJ O'Briens, Lake St. / Pier Bar, Pier Point Rd / Global Waterfront, Esplanade / Crystal Close Residence, Redlynch

Jon Hasler

Sun Tourism Owner

Even though price was a bit higher than other builders, they proved it was worthwhile by assuring high quality and accuracy of process to exceed my expectation.

I was impressed by sub-contractors who cleaned up all the mess after work.

Builders rectified even before I point something out because they think from client’s point of view.

They made sure the store is tidy and clean before they hand out keys. They congratulated me with a bottle of champagne which was something that I would not expect from other builders.

Most importantly, builder saw every single thing from client’s point of view in terms of expense and time management.If anyone is looking for premium builder, I would definitely say “Work with Paul Brookes Construction! The superior quality of workmanship will be done for you on time without any kind of stress.”

Eddy Jeon

Operator LACOSTE