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This is what our clients are saying…


Hi there, I have just paid this now.  The job all seems to have gone very smoothly and the house is looking great – many thanks indeed to all your team for doing a great job.

Alison Woollard   (Principal, Carterton School)

Carterton Primary School would like to thank you and your team for the painting project you undertook here at our school over the summer holidays.  Your competitive quote, along with the quality of the work completed, give us no hesitation in recommending JMA Decorators for similar contracts.  We were very happy with the standard of work on the buildings and the manner in which your team operated whilst undertaking the project.  The team members were all extremely professional and conscientious.  All work was completed in an efficient and timely way, with a large number of personnel on site.  Team leaders did a very good job of daily checking of the work completed.  The school looks fantastic and many visitors have complimented us on the way the school looks.

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Don Breaden   (Partner, Breaden McCardle Chubb Lawyers)

Great team to work with (particularly with me being a fairly fastidious and pedantic client!!!!)…
Quality treatment the whole way…
Very happy to recommend for all and any painting and decorating job – big or small…..

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Brendan Conroy  (Conroy Architects)

JMA Decorators were the painting subcontractors on a large domestic addition, for which we were the supervising architects.  The workmanship was of a high standard with JMA Decorators showing good attention to detail. Their painters were clearly experienced, quick and skillful. As I understand it, JMA Decorators have been in business for a number of years, and their project management skills certainly shone through, when the time frames became onerous.  The main contractor made particular note of how impressed how was with their professional approach, and the general standard of workmanship.  Personally I found John Adair to be very easy to work with, and obliging in all matters. John clearly has a vast knowledge base, build up over many years in the trade, and I would not hesitate to recommend JMA Decorators again.

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Graham Anderson  (Anderson Management Ltd)

I have used the services of JMA Decorators over a number of years, across a range of commercial and residential projects. During this time I have, at all times, found them to be professional, and conscientious, offering a wide range of technically superior, interior and exterior solutions.


Dean Foyne  (Trade Services Representative, ACA Provisional Coatings Inspector 4226P, Resene Paints Limited)

I have been dealing with JMA Decorators Ltd for many years in my role as Trade Services Representative.
In that time I have found them to be very professional and customer focused, in both residential and commercial projects. They have extensive paint product and paint system knowledge in both decorative and protective coatings.  JMA Decorators Ltd have no hesitation in querying a pain product or painting system, to ensure it is the right product for the job, or the paint system is suitable for the environment, often involving myself or Resene Technical Dept to satisfy their query and obtain the rational behind our specified systems.
They are professional operators and in my opinion it is expressed through not only the work they do, but who they employ to supervise this work.

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William Pennington  (Headland Group Ltd)

Hi John,  I confirm that we have worked together for approximately 6 years in which time you have been the preferred gib stopper and painter for approximately 30-40 units developed by Headland.  I have been satisfied with your commitment to resolving meeting Client’s and my own quality expectations.

Peter O’Brien  (Secretary, BC 346808, Alto Apartments)

Would we use/employ JMA Decorators Ltd again?? Yes we would!!  We are a Body Corporate charged with maintaining a multi level residential block of apartments in Wellington. JMA assisted us to obtain full technical advice, colour scheme advice and a comprehensive paint specification from the paint manufacturer, together with a list of preferred paint contractors for tendering.  JMA’s tender was not only the best price but it was written in a clear unambiguous language that set out what work would be done and importantly what work would be excluded, providing an opportunity for us to alter the specification. The work was undertaken exactly as proposed. The BC is delighted with the outcome.  Throughout the process JMA were friendly but professional and helpful and proved to be reliable in every way.  We strongly recommend JMA Decorators Ltd as your preferred painting contractor.

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Debbie Shute  (Product Manager, Marram Community Trust)

Happy…over the moon!

Credit to your guys and especially the humble man who finished the job. His eye for detail, his lovely manner and the pride he took with his work was exceptional. Just outstanding work!

Fabrizio Marcelli  (Ambassador)

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JMA Decorators carried out the exterior painting project of the three buildings of this Embassy together with the spouting maintenance, achieving very good results despite the delivery date was delayed.

John and his team proved to be collaborative and reasonable which made it easy to have business with them.

Happy to recommend this company.

Bill Koelman   (Certified Coatings Inspector, Independent Coatings Consultancy)


The overall finish and standard achieved on the completed Maintenance Painting work on Government House during the 2016~2017 season is deemed to be of a very good acceptable standard. The small team of Painters have achieved a very good result working around the numerous disruptions due to the House maintaining its full function and on the many restrictions to access the numerous substrates to be painted.  The Maintenance Painting project carried out by JMA Decorators Ltd is confirmed as completed on  Government House to the meet the project Contract requirements.

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Stuart Ayres  (Oxford Finance)

We had JMA Decorators advise and quote for the completion of decorating to the interior of a new house as previous contractors’ quality of undercoat was ‘very average’ and their pricing ‘questionable’.

I really appreciated JMA’s management quick response and advice and their pricing was very competitive.  There were other odd jobs not quoted for that required immediate attention and these were undertaken without fuss.  The tradesmens’ workmanship was of the highest quality and complete in a timely, conscientious and courteous manner.

I have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Peter Cording  (Key Account Manager, Dulux Paints)

I have known John Adair of JMA Decorators for the last nine and a half years and during this time they have painted many commercial and private buildings with Dulux paints.  I can say that JMA Decorators is a very professional company that takes pride in their painting and workmanship, and I would recommend them to any potential Client who was planning any painting in the future.


Ken Price  (Property Asset Manager, Kapiti Coast District Council)

JMA Decorators have just completed an exterior painting project for KCDC and it was a pleasure working with a Company that produced very high standards in workmanship and performance criteria. They demonstrated a willingness to provide the best possible service which included good personal values.

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Stephen & Annouschka Martinsen

We’ve used JMA Decorators on a number of occasions over the past four years and have been impressed each and every time with the level of service and attention to detail. We have generally required work to be completed to tight timeframes and on all occasions JMA Decorators have delivered.  When we have had work to complete in tenanted properties, the tenants have told us that they too were impressed with the courtesy and professionalism that they have encountered. In all our dealings with JMA Decorators we have felt that we receive value for money and a great end result.

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Rob Bonner   (Senior Projects Manager, Stratum Management Limited)

Stratum Management Limited is the leader in the construction of quality apartment developments in the Wellington region. The number of years that we have been in business has provided the basis for successful selection of trades people who are willing to go the extra mile and work together as a team to achieve our prime objective of timely completion within strict budgetary constraints.  JMA Decorators have been with us for the past 12 years providing (and in many instances exceeding) our expectations with their Project Management skills; sound advice; quick response; competitive pricing and high quality workmanship attended to in a timely and courteous manner.  We have no hesitation in recommending JMA Decorators Ltd to prospective clients who seek such qualities in their trades person.

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Mike Morris  (People Risk Specialist -Jardine Lloyd Thompson)

Thanks for your help with getting our house sorted – we are very pleased with how it is all looking and how quickly the guys have got through the job.  They were hard working and respectful and the foreman was especially helpful – didn’t get his name.  Will more than likely have a few referrals for you in the New Year so hopefully a bit more work is heading your way.

 Thanks again.

Shirley Sowry  

Hi Lawrie, The Job is awesome. We are just delighted. We will have a few more jobs once we haved saved up again. So nice to have great communication and someone who comes when they say they are coming.
Cheers, Shirley.

Julia Bevan   (Principal, Paekakariki School)

I’d like to thank you and your team for the wonderful job painting our school. We have found all JMA staff easy to deal with and very professional. The paint job is to a high standard and we have had lots of compliments from community members about how smart the school looks.  It has been a pleasure doing business with you all.

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Mark Iremonger   (MNZIQS, Stratum Management)

JMA Decorators have been providing our company with Painting and Gibstopping services for 12 years under a negotiated preferred contractor format. We use this format in preference to a tender format as it allows us to use contractors that we know and trust to deliver on quality, on project programme and to our established budgets.  We have found John Adair and his company to complete his trade services on our projects to a consistently high level in regards to quality, time and cost. JMA Decorators are professional in their approach and personable due to the high personal involvement of John Adair in managing his company and in managing his works on his clients projects.  As a developer/builder of medium to large residential and commercial projects in Wellington we have no hesitation in recommending JMA Decorators Ltd to prospective clients.

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Scott Paterson  (Work Group Leader-Project Manager, Opus International Consultants)

In my role as Project Manager for Opus International Consultants, I have dealt with JMA Decorators on a number of exterior redecoration projects.  I have found JMA Decorators to be a professional and consistent supplier who is able to deliver on time, to budget and in excess of quality expectations.  Any project issues are raised immediately by John Adair and Laurie Smaling with variations to contract discussed and agreed before commencement of physical works.  Quan Mai and his team strive to deliver the highest quality and aim to please.  In several instances JMA Decorators have gone the extra mile, delivering specific services at no additional cost to the client.  I have no hesitation in recommending JMA Decorators to prospective clients where high quality of workmanship is required.

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Louise Bray-Burns   (Principal, Evans Bay Intermediate School)

JMA completed the painting of all the buildings on our site.  The group of painters did a good job, the prep was thorough and the post painting inspection was handled without argument.  Very pleased with the result.

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Christine Sinclair-Smith  (Business Coordinator, The Salvation Army, Johnsonville)

We engaged JMA Decorators to undertake the painting of our Johnsonville commercial building in November 2014.  After comparing the quotes of three companies, we granted the contract to JMA because Laurie was the only person to hand deliver the contract and make time to see us personally.  This gave us confidence that Laurie understood not just our painting requirements but also what we expected from the company on a daily basis, i.e. communication etc.  The staff that turned up to undertake the job were professional, respectful and competent.  They kept us fully informed of any weather delays etc. and did a first class painting job.  During the painting process they recommended areas that we had missed off the scope and also gave recommendations on changing some of the colour ideas to make the building more appealing.  We would be happy to recommend JMA to any other companies looking to undertake a major project.

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Susan Blyther  (Principal, Paparangi School)

We certainly didn’t regret the decision to employ JMA Decorators to carry out the exterior painting at our school.  The entire process from tendering to completion was carried out in a very professional manner. The moment work commenced on the project it was apparent we had made the right choice. From the thoroughness of the preparation, this needed to be seen to be believed, to the excellent finish and the speed in which the job was completed was most commendable.  At all times the on-site team conducted themselves in an exemplary manner, which is crucial when working in a school. I highly recommend this company to any school looking to repaint.

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Des Hedley  (Principal, Kapanui School)

Recently JMA Decorators completed the exterior painting of all buildings on our site at Kapanui School.  Communication from the beginning to the end was very good with Laurie personally visiting the school.  The preparation and painting was completed to a high standard and any small follow up requirements were completed quickly and without fuss.

The onsite team were unobtrusive and conducted themselves appropriately within the school environment.  Based on their work at Kapanui School I am happy to recommend JMA Decorators Ltd.