PBF Paints Remuera’s Oldest Home

PBF Paints Remuera's oldest home

We recently had the honour of re-painting one the oldest homes in Remuera.

Mainston Mansion was built in 1853 by the then soon to be superintendent of Auckland Mr Robert Graham.

Mr Graham was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1820 fifth so of a farmer and coalmine owner. After coming to New Zealand at age 20 he and his brother founded businesses in Russel and in Auckland later buying and buying land in Waiwera.

Mr Graham purchased the 500 acres on which it stood between Remuera Rd and Panmure Rd,  including Saint Johns. He founded Ellerslie and sold the land that is now the Ellerslie race course.

Interestingly Ladies Mile was likely named as being the route Lady Graham took on her way to the races.

Mr Graham is was one of New Zealand’s most remarkable statesman of that era with many historical contributions to the greater Auckland region and beyond.

Mr Graham was well regarded by local Maori and was know to have negotiated a peace treaty between Maori from Taupo and Rotor

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PBF Masterpainters Return To 2017 Westpac  Awards

PBF Masterpainters return to 2017 Westpac Awards

Local painting company PBF made it through the first round of competition going to finals at the Westpac North Business Awards this week.

The company went through for their nomination in the “Excellence In Marketing” category.

After winning “Excellence In Customer Service Delivery” last year the management team decided they would enter again in this years awards.

The art of marketing is not just about advertising, it includes the crafting of your specific offering to suit a clients needs. The company also added on services like a maintenance builder. The main focus of the marketing strategy was to create a customer experience that would foster referral business.

The company also entered in the “Employer Of The Year Category” on this occasion they did not survive the first round. Owner Arjen Bloem said “…this years result is bitter sweet. We are certainly grateful for recognition of our marketing work. We consider our performance as an employer is our highest priority. We

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Customer Focus Pays Off For Auckland Business

Customer focus pays off for Auckland business

Auckland painting and gib stopping company PBF has picked up another award, this time for…

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PBF Wins Highly Commended At National Master Painter Awards

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Auckland Central Property Press Cover Page

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North Shore Property Press Cover Page

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This unique Milford house was featured in June North Shore Property press in June. PBF…

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Newmarket Renovation Features In Business North Publication

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This Newmarket / Remuera renovation was completed April 2011. The renovation demonstrates what can be…

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Highly Commended Award

Highly Commended Award

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Masterbuilder Awards

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Our specialists teams have been involved with projects winning no less than 5 masterbuilder awards…

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Gib fixing disasters can be avoided by selecting competent Gib fixers ….Every now and then…

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Gib Stopper Disasters

Gib stopper disasters

Gib stopping disasters are much more common that you may think……you can ask any builder…

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Gib Stoppers; What To Expect When Skimming Walls

Gib Stoppers; What to expect when Skimming walls

Gib Stoppers what to expect when Skimming walls: Find out how more about having walls…

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