We reckon we're the good guys. The kind that understand what you want and deliver it with a smile. That's J2. Led by an experienced and award winning Master Builder who has assembled a team who loves their work and is proud of the results.


Growing up a stone's throw from the beach in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, Jacques worked in real estate and the wine trade before indulging his passion for high-end carpentry with an apprenticeship that would carve out his future career. 


Jacques began his building career as a mature age student, confident that a strong work ethic, an interest in real estate, and a commitment to quality building would sustain a fresh take on building. So far so good, however 15 years in the trade in Sydney and a growing family had him looking for a future in greener pastures.


By 2012 with three small children climbing the walls of their 120sqm block in Alexandria, new adventures and a different challenge were calling. With family in the region, Jacques and his wife settled in Berry. The South Coast of NSW had all of the ingredients they were looking for - green hills, pristine beaches, sensational regional produce and a groundswell of people moving to the area looking for a different, more sustainable kind of life.


They found a rennovators dream of an old farmhouse at the end of a lane surrounded by dairy farms and got busy filling it with chickens, horses, dogs, vegetable gardens, the beginnings of an orchard and the most recent addition- four useless, but utterly gorgeous peacocks. 


The J2 Difference

Jacques thinks J2 Build is different. An easy going nature, reliability and a commitment to transparency in tendering and invoicing has ensured that clients are happy to have us back to christen the BBQ and recommend us to their friends. He got to that point because of an unwavering commitment to quality work, an open book policy on finances (the detail of their quotes always blow clients away) and a willingness to stand by their builds long after handing the keys over. 

The Rest of the J2 Team


J2 understands the apprenticeship process from first-hand experience and is proud of the nurturing approach taken to the recruitment and training of apprentices. J2 invests heavily in continuing education for staff and prides itself on our  fair ongoing partnerships with a team of skilled sub-contractors.


Tim White, 2nd Year Apprentice


Jacques thinks he has found his best apprentice to date in local Tim White. A star on the soccer field, a passionate surfer and fisherman, Tim is fit, dedicated and proving himself to have a careful touch as a carpenter. 


Mali, Apprentice Site Dog

Because country life required a different kind of dog....Mali is a 3 year old border collie x kelpie and besides her habit of chasing chickens - she's a trusted member of the J2 team already. 




Elegant pictures by craigCloutier Taken from flickr, under creative common. If you keep any of these pictures in your final website, please keep this credit too, thanks

J2 Build South Coast 140 O'Keeffes Lane, Jaspers Brush  •  0404 077 004  •  jacques@j2build.com.au

Meet J2 Build's Director, Jacques Dezarnaulds