Testimonial – Nick Svinos

“I first came across David Veksler from Guru Projects when he did café building work for my brother and my cousin.  I liked the high quality of the jobs that he did so when I needed to have another café built from scratch I decided to give David a try. One of the things I appreciate about using David is how flexible he is. I made a few changes in our project and it was really easy to have these changes made.

David had a great team on the job and everything was done straightaway and to a high standard. The whole building process was very easy. I also really like the in-depth knowledge that David has around cafes, shop fitting materials, equipment and so on.  Because of this knowledge David was able to give me very helpful advice during the building process. A good example is where he bought to my attention different brands of equipment that I had never heard of. David  recommended these highly and said they were great to use. I was a bit sceptical but took his advice and I’m thrilled I did. The cooking equipment he recommended is just terrific and I’ve very happy with it.

I’ve been involved in 15-20 café fit outs over the years and would use David and Guru Projects for a future fit out as well. Working with David was very easy and straightforward with no hiccups. Being on campus means there is always a lot of red tape and meetings involved in building a café. David attended every meeting and explained clearly what was happening at each step of the shop fit process and this made my life a lot less stressful.

Pricewise Guru Projects are not the cheapest in the market place. They are also not the most expensive either. I could have probably had my café fit out done for $60,000 – $70,000 cheaper if I had used a shop fitter who was happy to do the work for a low price. However, you have to compare apples with apples. I’ve seen the work of a number of shop fitters who undercut anyone at any price. You definitely get what you pay for when you use people like this.  Their work is always rough around the edges.

Now I’m very fussy about the finish and look of everything in my café. I want my stainless steel and tiling and everything else to look and feel great. If it’s not perfect I’ll rip it up and have it done again. With David all his edges were filed so there were no sharp edges for staff to cut themselves on, the tiles are all nice and even and look great.

On any building project there are always a few little repairs that need doing once the project is completed. With David all I do is get on the phone, explain what needs fixing and within 10 minutes someone was on site getting that done. In fact David stayed in touch regularly for over a year and was always checking to make sure I was happy with everything he had done for me. David is not just a supplier now he’s more like a friend who is always looking for ways to be of help. I’ve regularly recommended David to other people I know and I’m very happy I’ve used him myself.”

Nick Svinos


Coffee on Campus