The Metcalf Group (SA) has a proven track record to back its reputation as a leader in Commercial and Shop Fit Out projects, New Project Construction, re-development, renovations and extensions, specialising in project management and are highly specialised in the Retirement Accommodation sector, covering development, refurbishments, sales and management.

Find out what our private and commercial clients have said about working with Metcalf Group (SA) and our subsidiary companies Chergar Developments,  Adelaide Retirement Services, and All Property Constructions.

“...I was extremely impressed with the building repairs Chergar Developments undertook. The repairs were completed in approximately 3 weeks, whereas at the outset was of the view that they may take perhaps 6 weeks. Furthermore, the quality of the repair work was first class, with no concerns or complaints raised at any time! Both Gary Metcalf and you were easy to work with and always acted very professionally in our dealings. The cost of the project fell below my original expectation. Overall it was a very good effort and one of the better and perhaps easier jobs I have been involved in.”

John Gibson | Australian Network Adjusters

“RetireAustralia has been using the services of Chergar Developments Pty Ltd in the project management of the refurbishment and reinstatement of all of its independent living and serviced apartments since April 2013. RetireAustralia have 12 villages and 1109 units across the greater Adelaide area with in excess of 120 per annum requiring either full refurbishment or reinstatement. Chergar’s involvement commences after hand back of units from outgoing residents when the scope of work is determined together with RetireAustralia and on approval of their quote based on that scope they are then totally responsible for the completion of all work until signed off as approved from RetireAustralia. RetireAustralia demand both a high quality standard of work and a tight schedule for completion of those works. Chergar have met both those requirements. The works range from very basic reinstatements of carpet and painting, ($4,000-$5,000), to the complete stripping of units and installation of new kitchens and bathrooms ($35,000-$55,000). Throughout these processes Chergar’s supervisors work closely with our village managers and their staff to ensure a smooth and efficient process. Chergar understand the different needs of the retirement village environment and as such the work is carried out with minimum disruption to the village and its residents.”

Ian Ramsay | RetireAustralia

"It is with my pleasure that I recommend Chergar Developments Pty Ltd to anyone that is looking for a project which is hassle free, within budget and delivered on time. They are honest, efficient and always place their client's wellbeing foremost in their minds."

Adrian Zorich | Zorich Group

"I am writing as the preferred plumbing partner to confirm that Metcalf Group SA are a fantastic company to work with, in all aspects of business. From their labourers to the top of the business, Metcalf Group are a professional outfit and one of the best builders that we conduct work with. They are very easy to deal with and pay their invoices on time, every time. We go out of our way to get jobs done for them as soon as possible for this reason. We have had a long standing relationship with Metcalf Group and will hope to continue that relationship, for a long time to come. I am personally looking foward to the new projects on the horizon, as I know Metcalf Group will complete them to a high standard and we can be proud of our input as plumbers and gas fitters."

Luke Belfrage | Coastal Plumbing and Gas SA

"Ashcon Pty Ltd has been working with and alongside Metcalf Group (SA) for several years now and have found them to be a very reputable building company. As their preferred concreting contractor, we have found Metcalf Group (SA) to be a very professional building company with ‘old school’ values. We are excited to be a part of Metcalf Group (SA)’s subcontractor base for their current projects and their SDA ventures moving forward."

Adam Hay | Ashcon

“BDO and the Metcalf Group have had a long standing relationship that spans 30 years and BDO is proud to be associated with a business that continues to demonstrate growth, innovation, success and support for its community through its clients, suppliers and employees. We have enjoyed working with Gary who instils great management and a commitment to quality and customer service.”

Matthew Laming | BDO Services Pty Ltd

“The team at Chergar Developments Pty Ltd recently completed our shop fit out for Rivalry Urbanwear in Elizabeth Shopping Centre, South Australia. Owen Belton was the Project Administrator and we found Owen to be extremely helpful throughout the project. Owen has particular attention to detail and is easily approachable during the quoting process. The Project Supervisor throughout the shop fit was Mick Doecke. Mick was onsite almost daily throughout the project and ensured the fit ran on time and to an exceptionally high standard. Mick was extremely proactive during the project and always willing to work to satisfy our requirements. It is with my pleasure that I recommend Chergar Developments Pty Ltd to anyone that is looking for a project which is hassle free, within budget and delivered on time. They are honest, efficient and always place their client's wellbeing foremost in their minds. I look forward to our next project together.”

Adrian Zorich | Zorich Group

“Just a quick email to thank you and your work team, for fabulous result with the new Rivalry shopfit. looks amazing! You have some great tradies.. and I was impressed by the tidiness of site during the fit out.. and quality of workmanship. It has come up a treat, really happy with it. Hope we can work together again in the future as opportunity presents. Thank you to you, Cheryl and your terrific shopfit team!”

Judy Zorich | Zorich Group

“I would like to thank you Gary, and your team for the professional manner in which all work was done at our new home. Sharyn and I were amazed that we could get so much done within the short window we had prior to moving in. Not only was everything done comfortably within the timeframe agreed upon but everything was done in a first class manner and well within the budgets that we had mentioned. Gary please pass on to your guys our sincere thanks for the 'over and above' effort put in throughout this work. Sharyn and I are extremely thankyou as this makes our entire process of moving a little more bearable. I would be happy to discuss this reference personally on the number below and to recommend your company to any of my friends and relatives.”

Tony Symonds | Palmer Hospitality Group

"Chergar understand the different needs of the retirement village environment and as such the work is carried out with minimum disruption to the village and its residents."

Ian Ramsay | RetireAustralia

"I have worked with Chergar Developments Pty Ltd (Metcalf Group (SA)) for many years and have enjoyed a fantastic long term relationship with the team as their preferred painting partner. I find their approach to their projects to be professional and concise. Their high level of commitment, workmanship and assistance is second to none and I find their staff to be courteous and helpful when required. All projects undertaken are completed to a high standard which is expected of all the trades they engage. I have no hesitation recommending Metcalf Group (SA) and look forward to embarking on their SDA Housing journey with them."

Colin Sadler | CRS Painters and Decorators Pty Ltd

"I have known and worked with Gary and the Metcalf team for approximately 5 years. In that time we have completed various projects ranging from small building maintenance items, public buildings & schools and luxurious homes. The staff and preferred contractors that are repeatedly used are among the best available in Adelaide and bring a wealth of experience to each project. The team at Metcalf are well organised and this certainly reflects in their completed projects and satisfied customers. They have always shown absoute dedication to their clients and reguilarly offer support and sound knowledge to achieve successful outcomes. They have a very strong focus on bringing projects to completion in time and on budget. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone seeking a sound and very competent Adelaide builder and his team."

Wayne Claughton | Splinters Carpentry Service

“...Chergar has recently refurbished Unit 18 in our complex after a very severe fire damaged almost all the internal fixtures and fittings. This work was carried out in the highest of standards, within a very short time frame and in a very professional manner. The trades employed by Chergar Developments were all very courteous and followed all OH&S procedures of theirs and the villages. We also engage Chergar Developments to refurbish / reinstate vacant units as they become available, this process requires contractors to be precise with quoting and timeframes as we must follow the Retirement Villages Act (SA) in these matters. Chergar Developments work is supervised throughout and is finished to a very high standard...”

Charlie Zucco | Grange View Estate

“Chergar Developments Pty Ltd recently completed a shop fit out at the Elizabeth Shopping Centre, The scope involved the reconfiguration of 2 existing smaller tenancies (Rivalry and Vodafone) into 1 new larger tenancy (Rivalry Urbanwear — Zorich Group). Mick Doecke was the Project Supervisor throughout the works. Mick attended a pre start meeting with me where we were able to confirm Centre requirements and rules, which were adhered to at all times. More importantly Mick was on site almost daily throughout the project. This enabled us to run through things on the spot and make decisions there and then without phone calls and emails backwards and forwards. Mick's daily presence also ensured the contractors working on the site adhered to the rules and caused minimal disruption to the trade of surrounding tenants, which can be very difficult when performing a fit out in a Centre continuing to trade. The personal approach and open dialogue with Mick ensured this project ran smoothly, and time lines were kept throughout which actually saw the store open a daily earlier than originally planned.The end product is also of a superior quality. Of particular mention, the shopfront construction and finishes are very good and I know the client is very happy with the end result. Great attention to detail throughout the project ensured there were minimal defects of any description as they were addressed as fixed along the way as opposed to upon completion. We look forward to working with Chergar again at the Elizabeth Shopping Centre.”

Damien Goode | Elizabeth Shopping Centre

“...we have worked with Chergar on an array of projects for several years and have enjoyed a professional and close working relationship. We have found the Chergar staff to be friendly, helpful, and keen to work co-operatively with us, to ensure a positive end outcome for projects undertaken. At all times they are very professional in their approach to the jobs done. All jobs undertaken have been completed to an exceptionally high standard. We have found that the company’s pro-active approach to problem-solving & forward planning aids in ensuring that all projects Chergar are doing run smoothly. The open & transparent communication from Chergar throughout all stages of the project is unique, and something that is highly valued. It is also reassuring to see that Chergar take Workplace Health & Safety seriously, running Toolbox Talks, Daily Site Risk Mitigation & Formulating Methodologies for works prior to undertaking. We look forward to continuing the working relationship for years to come. Chergar’s ability to advise and assist throughout the whole process of any project is and has been invaluable. They work with us at the planning stage, commencement, during, and completion to ensure that all work done is to the highest quality and efficiency. They are always well prepared and ensure works are conducted and managed to the schedule. They are very easy to work with and their staff, whether on-site or at management/administration level always provide great service, high quality of workmanship and assistance. All projects are well supervised which allows the projects to run smoothly, efficiently, on budget and time. I have no hesitation recommending Chergar as there will always be a very pleasing and positive outcome. I would be happy to discuss Chergar with any potential business looking to engage their services. ”

Sharon Delmenico | Weslec Electrical

"...I have worked with Metcalf Group (SA) before and when it was time to develop a property we had purchased Metcalf Group (SA) were the team I wanted to work with. The Project Team were fantastic, they are a ‘one stop shop’ organising everything from concept to turn-key construction. The finished dwellings were completed within budget and sold into the SA market soon after. As a local investor I couldn’t have been happier with the service provided by the Metcalf Group (SA) team."

Charlie Zucco | Sylvano Carmelo Zucco and or Nominees

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