When Papanui High School decided their school needed a full repaint, they realised it would need some excellent management to make it run smoothly. With over 1500 students being educated at school every day there would be no room for disruption.
The school went out to market to look at the providers of painting services that could best meet their needs. After a period of consultation, National Decorators put together a repainting proposal to meet the needs of the school and were successfully awarded the contract.
Over a period of 7 months, the school was repainted while maintaining full operations at all times. Maintaining excellent communication with the stakeholders in the project at all times was essential in ensuring the project ran smoothly and deadlines were met.
Today the school looks exceptionally fresh, tidy and sporting a new and modern colour scheme. The clients are elated about the result and National Decorators will continue to work with the school in the years to come with washing and general maintenance works.
Richard has been the General Manager of National Decorators for the past 5 years developing the company in the property and construction markets. Working off the base of a 100+ year old legacy, he has refined the company from a family business to be the leading painting company in the country. Some key developments have been in the integration of significant IT systems to increase the customer experience and enhance efficiency. Another big focus was reshaping the culture of the onsite teams to reflect the company in the best possible way. Richard also leads a sales and marketing team of 7 staff, pushing into new markets and developing new services for our customers. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny and 2 young girls, as well as joining in community events.