Our mission is to craft your dreams and to create a family of talented tradespeople with exceptional standards, who live our values.

Our journey

Hi, this is us. Aj on the left, Nick on the right. Together we own and operate NJC Building, a bespoke building business based in Bathurst, central west NSW.

Nick’s career and his love of working with natural materials began with carpentry. From this solid grounding Nick expanded his interests and skill set to include building and construction, becoming a respected, sought-after, certified builder in the Bathurst region and beyond.

Aj is a qualified boiler maker by trade, and is the Business Account Manager for NJC Building.  She is committed to delivering customer-centred service across all areas of the business.

With a young family of our own, we understand the benefits of building beautiful, practical, inviting, environmentally sustainable homes.

At the heart of all that we do is our desire to work closely with our clients to craft beautiful, unique homes that stand the test of time.

We enjoy our work and we love our team like family.

We nurture strong relationships with our clients, our staff, our suppliers and our broader community and we feel honoured to be building beautiful dreams for our clients.

We value the trust you place in us to deliver your crafted dream; for a new home, a renovation or a commercial project.

Our fantastic hardworking team of highly skilled men and women work to high standards and live our values of integrity, honesty, respect and care.

We are here to work with you from early vision, through all stages including design, planning and building, to make the whole experience rewarding.

Our values

We believe our great reputation is founded on the values we live by:

We value honesty & integrity;
We are respectful & loyal;
We value open & honest communication;
We do what we say we will do;
We work smarter & harder;
We have & we uphold high standards;
We think outside the box & maintain quality;
We are kind & community focused;
We are environmentally resourceful;
We grow skilled tradespeople; and
We practice gratitude.

Our team

Nick Cook
Nick Cook


Nick has been building for nearly 16 years. Starting out as a qualified carpenter he loved working with raw materials on out-of-the ordinary projects. From there Nick progressed to applying his passion and commitment to building unique homes with a highly skilled team he trusts, values and respects.

Aj Cook
Aj (Alex) Cook

Director/Business Manager

Aj loves a challenge and approaches life with great enthusiasm and positivity. She is an accomplished qualified boilermaker and worked in the mining industry before focussing her skills and energies on building the NJC business.



Peter is a skilled carpenter with many years experience in the building industry, including as a kitchen/cabinetmaker and small business owner. Outside construction Peter has also worked as a mechanic and truck driver and enjoys fishing, playing golf, and travelling with his wife.

Andy - NJC Building


As a qualified, highly skilled carpenter Andy is an integral member of our NJC team, and brings considerable experience in detailed renovations and a love of working with timber. In addition to carpentry, Andy is also a qualified Chef and enjoys cooking, gardening and renovating his family home.



Jim is an experienced qualified carpenter and a qualified personal trainer. He puts his heart into everything he works on and enjoys the satisfaction gained from completing quality building work. Jim likes the unique opportunities and challenging projects found in the building industry. Outside work Jim enjoys camping with family, 4×4 driving and playing squash.


Labourer / All-rounder

Damo can turn his hand to just about anything, with care and dedication given to each task. He has the rare capacity to blend practicality with creativity and there are no challenges that daunt him. He has a background in the mining industry and enjoys getting outdoors camping and fishing on days off. Damo loves that NJC gives him the chance to work with first class tradespeople.

Apprentice Carpenter

Ollie approaches every day as a great opportunity to learn new skills and he thrives on the bespoke nature of building with NJC. When he’s not working Ollie likes to go fishing and 4×4 driving, discovering new destinations along the way.

Apprentice Carpenter

Dani thrives on learning her trade from exceptional tradespeople while creating unique, out-of-the-ordinary buildings and she enjoys working in the positive, engaging work environment at NJC.


Administration Officer

Laura is key to our strong relationships with customers, suppliers and contractors. Laura’s prior experience in human services and her can-do approach to customer and employee service ensure our business runs smoothly. Laura brings her positive outlook to everything she does.

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