J2 - the good guys. The kind that understand what you want and deliver it with a smile. Led by Jacques Dezarnaulds, an experienced and award winning Master Builder who has carefully assembled a team who love their work and are proud of the results.


Growing up a stone's throw from the beach in Sydney's Bondi Beach, 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. After working for a few leading builders in Sydney's eastern suburbs and London, Jacques struck out on his own with the first iteration of J2 building Services. After 8 years in Sydney with some incredible award winning houses by leading architects under his belt, a tree/sea change was calling. 


By 2012 Jacques had three small children climbing the walls of their 120sqm block in Alexandria. 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 rescue ducklings.


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 them back to christen the BBQ and recommend them.

"We got here thanks to our commitment to quality work, and total respect for the level of investment people are making in their homes and us. Our open book policy on finances always blows clients away. That and our willingness to stand by our builds long after we had 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 in continuing education for staff and prides itself on our loyal and longstanding partnerships with the best of the South Coasts skilled sub-contractors.



Mali, Apprentice Site Dog

Mali the wonder dog is a trusted member of team J2. At 7 years of age, this border collie x kelpie has settled into life onsite and can usually be found next to Jacques' ute guarding the tools or carefully monitoring any passing bird life. 




Meet J2 Build's Director, Jacques Dezarnaulds




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

The j2 Build  Team




Our team 

Jacques dezarnaulds



Certificate III in Carpentry, Certificate IV in Building and Construction, HIA Greensmart Professional


Jacques has been building for twenty years. He and his wife have a family that includes three kids, Mali the kelpie, four horses, ten chooks, four ducks, two guinea pigs and a mad cat. When Jacques isn't building he is beaching, boating, barbecuing and surfing. His dream build is a rammed earth house on a bush block over looking the Pacific.




pat nugent



Pat is a qualified builder and carpenter who has been in the business for twenty years. Pat has two children, Arthur and Poppy, aged 7 and 4. When he isn't working Pat loves hanging out with family and friends, going to the beach, collecting records and skating. 


Pat's dream house is the project he has been running in Broger's Creek.




Evan has been in the building industry for 30 years. He has 2 kids, a 13 year old girl and a 9 year old boy. When he is not building, Evan looks forward to Church.


His dream home is the one J2 Build has just finished in Brogers Creek




Curtis has been building around 15 years. He has two girls, aged 10 and 12.


When he's not building, Evan is into the outdoors, spending time with family and motorbikes.


Curtis' dream house build would be anything with finer details, timber finishes and the "Wow!" factor.




Rob has been building for 10 years. He has a 1 year old girl and another kid due March 2020.


When is not building Rob enjoys surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and spending time with family.


Rob's dream build wouldl be a cottage / beach house next to the ocean in Australia or a chalet style house in the Canadian mountains.




Jordan is a second year apprentice carpenter studying at Wollongong TAFE.


When he is not building he enjoys volunteering with the rural fire service and camping with mates.


His dream house build would be something he can build himself with modern open plan living and intricate finishes.




Jayden is a second year apprentice studying at Nowra TAFE. He has a baby girl due in March 2020.


When he is not building, Jayden enjoys spending time outdoors with his fiance.


Jayden's dream build would be a modern designed home with a country style guest house on acreage with water views.