Steiger Construction is in the business of developing improved life styles and investments for our discerning clients. We incorporate in each project unique designs, top quality finishes for an individual property of note and in so doing maximising the potential value of the client’s property and investment.

The company has been trading in Knysna for over 17 years and has an established reputation of a first class builder in the Garden Route area under the personal guidance of the owner Eugene Steiger, whose many years in the construction industry ensures that each project receives his full attention of project management for a full turnkey operation to give total satisfaction for the client.

A tailor made solution for each project is provided by a team of consummate professionals including architects and engineers with whom we have a secure and respected relationship ensuring that the client receives a great service from inception to completion in every aspect of the building process.

When choosing Steiger Construction to build your new home you can be assured that you are in very safe hands to receive complete satisfaction of your desired lifestyle home.


    To whom it may concern.
    In my experience over many years, the personal relationship between home owners and building contractors invariably end badly due to budget and time overruns, unforeseen additional costs and long snag lists which take forever to be attended to.

    There are of course exceptions and I was one of the lucky owners who had such a rare experience, and that with a builder who wasn’t even my choice and with whom I was forced to contract due to circumstances.

    I live in Cape Town and have a holiday apartment in Knysna which is not rented out and only visited by me and my family during vacation time. We shut/switch off the water and electricity to the apartment when not occupied. However, in September last year the apartment was totally flooded out and the entire contents destroyed due to a slow undetected water leak over many weeks in the wall behind the kitchen sink cupboard of the apartment above. The apartment was completely water-logged and had to be stripped of all furnishings, cupboards, carpets, internal doors, skirtings and cornices and allowed to dry out before being repaired and refurbished again. The insurance company called for tenders and appointed Steiger Construction through their loss assessor, only to reject my insurance claim in totality and to withdraw from the contract with Steiger Construction a fortnight later. I was forced to step in and take over the building contract to avoid cost increases and further delays. Mr Eugene Steiger in turn reduced his P&G costs considerably to assist me which I appreciated greatly.

    Then followed months of fighting the insurance company from Cape Town while Mr Steiger carried out the repair and renovation of our apartment. Eventually, after countless emails, the insurance company reviewed their position and I was able to claim the full amount of the original contract sum with the able assistance of Mr Steiger and the loss-assessor, and took occupation of my fully refurbished apartment early March 2022.

    Throughout the contract period, it was a real pleasure dealing with Mr Eugene Steiger. It was not easy, me in Cape Town and him in Knysna, especially when it came to colour or design choices, to communicate and to agree. But he always responded immediately to phone calls and he would take photos of everything and keep me informed on a daily basis. His professionalism, positiveness and enthusiasm was infectious and his personalised service excellent, nothing was too difficult - his glasses were always half full!

    And on top of it all, he completed the contract within budget and within the time limit, and the snags were sorted and attended to within a week.

    I can highly recommend Mr Eugene Steiger and his outfit to anyone looking for a reliable builder for a complicated repair or renovation/refurbishment job.

    Yours, Hein Benz

  • A Quintet of Cuisines

    Dear Mr Steiger
    I am writing to you on behalf of our property company Dormell Properties, to voice our appreciation for the efficient and professional manner in which the alterations and additions for the Thesen Osland shops were done.
    We were delighted that through you, we were able to deliver the shops to our tenants, Investec and Ocean Odyssey, on time, and with no hitches. I also thank you and your team for having kept the noise and dust levels to a minimum, which allowed our restaurants operations to function normally.
    From the quotation stage through to completion, your delivery exceeded our expectations. Rest assured that we will make use of your company for our future work.
    Kind Regards
    Leslie Pieters

  • Hand and Christa

    During 2013 we decided to do extensive improvements to our home in Brenton.
    This unfortunately entailed relaxation of the building line. We were advised to use Steiger Construction by our architect Hennie Burger.
    This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Eugene Steiger assisted us with the red tape at the Knysna Municipality and took all the unpleasant correspondence away from us.
    When the plans were accepted by the municipality there was only about 10 weeks left before the December holidays. Eugene undertook to have everything finished in this short period of time. I must say that we thought he was very optimistic.
    But to our surprise they started work very quickly and effectively. We did not have the opportunity to travel down for inspections but he kept us informed with photos etc.
    During that time he managed to do extensive constructions and also changed some of the existing constructions, improving the appearance of the house dramatically.
    Everything was finished in time and when we arrived in December we were pleasantly surprised to find everything as planned, but above that, everything was perfectly finished, very neat and the house was perfectly clean. Even the refuse building material was removed and the garden cleaned.
    The standard of the improvements was perfect.
    Eugene totally changed our view of the building trade. He is a man of his word and above all a very pleasant person.
    I can really recommend him and trust him with a development like this.

  • Dr Christa Janse Van Rensburg

    It is with great pleasure that I recommend the services of Steiger Construction. For the past number of months Mr Eugene Steiger and his company were responsible for the renovation of our home in Brenton-on-Sea.
    Mr Steiger was always on, and sometimes even ahead, of schedule. Since we live in Pretoria and were not able to see the progress of the renovations, he always kept us up to date with photos. We therefore always felt in touch with the process. Furthermore the quality of Mr Steiger's work is out standing and he always clears the premises after completion of his task.

  • Rob Knuppe, The River Club Knysna

    This letter serves to confirm that I have known Eugene Steiger for the past 15 years.
    Eugene is a man of great integrity and with a high quality work ethic. He has been responsible for many of my building projects, large and small over the years. The projects involved alterations worth less than R100,000 to a top of the market home of R9 million.
    I have yet to cross the path of a builder who completes a project so swiftly and with such a quality result.
    On numerous occasions Eugene has recommended practical improvements to the architect’s plans, not only for cost savings also for a far better end product.
    I can heartly recommend Steiger Construction for any project in the building and home improvements arena.

  • Quinn Colananni, The Tile Shop, Knysna

    I herewith confirm that I have dealt with Eugene Steiger of Steiger Construction cc as they renovated our Sanitary-ware department in September 2008. During this time they have really proved expertise in their field.
    He provided my business with excellent service, personal advice and attention, being reliable, dependable and honest. His work was always pre-planned efficiently and professionally done with no snags or mess.
    I have personally known Eugene for about 8 years now and have always found him to be professional and trustworthy person. I therefore confidently recommend him as a solid and reliable contractor.

  • Jeff and Penny Cleary

    During 2009, we embarked on a Project of establishing a new holiday home in Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna. By early 2010, designs were complete and quotations had been obtained from a selection of reputable local building contractors and Steiger Construction was appointed to commence construction during March 2010.
    The dwelling of some 520m² on three different levels was completed by early –December 2010, an astonishing feat given that the house is situated on dune –slopes, which resulted in the first two months of construction being consumed by site and foundation preparation.
    In addition, the entire building experience (which can often be frustrating and stressful) was made all the more enjoyable by the following:
    • The Contractor's undertakings where consistently honored (a very rare phenomenon in construction).
    •We received photographs by email every Friday documenting progress.
    •Several changes to the architectural designs were made during construction, at the suggestion of the Contractor, and ultimately to the benefit of the end-product.
    •On the occasions of our visits to Knysna, the contractor would always pre-arrange visits for us to make choices at the relevant supplier (i.e. the tiling merchant, the bathroom supplier, the lighting shop etc.)
    •We moved in on the exact day we had planned to and found the house had been thoroughly cleaned.
    •After holidaying in the house for an entire month, we compiled a short list of the few items which we felt required attention and these were attended to within two weeks of our departure.
    •Finally, and most importantly, we do not believe there are too many builders around capable of achieving the levels of workmanship and accurate finishing displayed in the final product by Steiger Construction.
    Thank you for the dedication which served to make the entire experience so stress-free and enjoyable!