ESP Developments, owned and run by Tom and Helen Esprester, recently renovated our home, originally built in 1997. From the initial design phase through to job completion, the service and professionalism of Tom and his entire team has been exemplary. We are thrilled with the result.

ESP provided us with a combination of patience, expertise, professionalism and care. Tom worked closely with our  Architect – David Hansen from DHD and Engineer, Gary Booth to design and troubleshoot a number of tricky design issues, to come up with a wonderful end design. The attention to detail in finishes was a strong point, with a particularly high level of craftsmanship in the number of timber projects throughout our internal and external design.  They genuinely cared about providing high quality work that they could be proud of.

Tom is one of those rare people with intelligence, attention to detail, and incredible people skills, always putting his clients first.  ESP maintained open and effective communication, working hard to overcome challenges in construction, making nothing seem too difficult.  Tom and the team worked hard to find solutions to problems, as they arose, to ensure the best outcome. Tom is backed up by a wonderful team of subcontractors who are hardworking, reliable and respectful. Tom and his team worked hard for us to make sure that every contractor on site worked to the same level of detail and quest for perfection.

It’s a joy to come in through our front door and see how beautiful the space is.

Nicole Fitzgerald



We have used ESP developments a number of times over 20 years. The last job was 5 years ago on a fairly major renovation. It was an excellent job. Tom’s expertise lies in his ability to look at a project and come up with suggestions that you have not even thought of. He uses good tradesmen and whilst you may pay a little more that another quote, it is worth it. Great staff in a fabulous family business.

Julie Woodyatt




We contracted with a patio company to redo an existing structure and Thomas was the builder recommended to do the extensive work involved before construction, which included demolition of an existing structure and extensive work in preparation for the new patio. While we had quite a few issues with the patio company, we found Thomas’ work excellent and done promptly with good humour and grace. He also solved many problems created by the poor design of the proposed structure. The work was (happily) completed within the timeframe set out.

Thomas arranged for all subcontractors (electricians, tilers, plumbers, concreters and renderers), who all turned up on time and completed the work in a very professional manner.

We would not hesitate to recommend Thomas for any proposed work and are happy to speak to any potential client.
Greg and Diane Clifton



To whom it may Concern

I contracted ESP Developments to undertake some construction work at my house in April 2010. This work included a structural slab and patio. The team at ESP Developments were at all times very professional in their approach. The work was of high quality, we were kept informed of the progress throughout the project and they were on time.

Unfortunately it is not often that you receive such service from tradesmen who were honest, trustworthy and diligent. We could not have been happier with the outcome.

I would thoroughly recommend Thomas and his team at ESP Developments (Aust) Pty Ltd.
Sue Mason

“It is my privilege to provide a reference for Tom Esprester of ESP Developments.

This reference is provided as both a private client of ESP Developments and the Executive Director of Master Builders Queensland.

Tom and his team exemplify what Master Builders stands for. Every facet of our dealings with Tom has been made easy with Tom’s professionals approach to the design and preparations, through to the workmanship and the cleanliness of the site at the end of each day.

Tom has undertaken a number of projects for us from 2003 to 2009. The attention to detail is always there. We have many visitors to our home from the building industry who always comment on the quality of the workmanship.

Trust is always a key issue on any building project and we felt so comfortable with Tom and his team that we left him in charge of the house whilst construction was being undertaken whilst we travelled overseas.

We have no hesitation in recommending ESP Developments to any potential customer.“
Graham Cuthbert
Executive Director
Master Builders Queensland