Hard work pays off for Auckland Master Painter Gib stopper PBF

Fast-growing Auckland business PBF is celebrating success after picking up a podium finish at New Zealand’s premier painting awards.

Its high standard of workmanship and top-quality finish has earned PBF (Paint and Plasterboard Finishing) a highly commended award at the Master Painters Awards 2015.

Company owner Arjen Bloem says taking out second place in the ‘Residential Interior Under-$25,000’ category is a great place to start in PBF’s first year entering the awards.

Master-Painters-Award-Auckland-1PBF Management team Daniel Arian, Arjen Bloem and Bryan Swainson (left to right) with the award.

“We’re thrilled to have this recognition. Second place might not be so good if you’re the All Blacks, but to take the highly commended award at the Master Painters Awards is really significant.”

There are currently 126 companies registered as Master Painters in Auckland and only three of these received an award this year.

Bloem says his eight-year-old business, which employs 14 painters, and 5 Gib stoppers strives to produce the highest quality finish by providing top training and efficient systems.

“One of the things we’re best known for is our unique 15-year guarantee paint finish. With the high cost of scaffolding, that offer gives clients great piece of mind and actually works out cheaper in annual costs because it outlasts the standard New Zealand paint finish by seven or eight years.”

PBF has close to 3,000 satisfied clients, mostly in the central Auckland suburbs of Herne Bay, Remuera, St Helliers and Devonport. It was invited to joint the Auckland Masterpainters in 2011.

Remuera-Interior-Auckland-Master-PainterHighly commended Master Painters Award 2015

The company takes a long-term approach to its service and strives to deliver a first-rate product. That means much of its business is repeat work or comes from the recommendations of happy clients.

“From project manager to apprentice, our whole team is committed to looking after our clients,” Bloem explains. “We sometimes end up completing five or six jobs on the same street because satisfied clients recommend us to their neighbours.”

Apart from taking a few moments to celebrate their award, the team at PBF are back to business as usual.

“Our objective remains the same – to continue improving our product and maintaining a high level of client satisfaction,” Bloem says.

Be sure to keep an eye out for PBF at next year’s Master Painters Awards.

“I’m confident you’ll see us back on the podium in coming years. It would certainly be a nice bonus for us to take first place next year.

Its annual are in their seventh year and were presented at a black-tie dinner and gala ceremony in Wellington on June 21.

Article written by Ben Chapman-Smith