A family-run painting business that's delivered good work at a fair price for 3 generations.

Why use McKenzies Paint Contractors?

  • The ability to talk directly to business owners
  • 16 fully qualified painters and 4 apprentices guarantee experienced tradespeople on your project
  • 3 fully qualified furniture finishers and 1 apprentice exclusively operate our ‘dust free’ spray booth
  • A free consultation and ‘no hassle’ quote is available for all new work
  • Honest and open communications during every stage of your project
  • A commitment and focus on the quality of the finished work
  • After project discussion and review
  • As a Registered member of the Master Painters of New Zealand can offer their exclusive warranty
  • Creating safer working environments with membership of HazardCo
  • 65+ years of practical painting and decorating experience

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McKenzies Paint Contractors have been doing it right since 1948

In this day and age, and with the competitive nature of the painting and decorating industry it’s very rare for a business to outlast its founder. It’s even more exceptional for that business to remain in the hands of the same family. But this is the case at McKenzies.

We are proud to do business in the honest, traditional way. We take everything good from our 65 years of painting experience and combine it with industry innovations and technology that will help us deliver an even better job.

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Meet the McKenzie Paint family

Glenn McKenzie

Glenn McKenzie (son) - Qualified Second Generation Painter Since 1975

Title - Director
Duties - Day to day  business administration. Measure and quotes on new work, re-paints and spray booth work, also actively involved in Project Management of work.

Nathan Delany 

Nathan Delany (grandson) - Qualified Builder with 20 Years Experience

Title - Project Manager
Duties - Measure and quote on new work. Specialist in Project Management and coordination of residential and spray booth work.

Terry McKenzie 

Terry McKenzie (son) - Qualified Second Generation Painter Since 1961

Passed Away January 2019 

Worked in the family Business for 57 Years

Ray McKenzie

Ray McKenzie - Business founder 1948

Retired - 1986
Passed Away - 2003
Favourite work saying - 'if something's worth doing, then it's worth doing bloody properly".

McKenzies Paint Contractors Nelson premises

43 Parkers Road, Tahunanui

Current Location

 Head office for all staff. Reception area with offices for management, administration, commercial quotes and project management. Building has been extended to include dedicated and 'dust free' professional spray booth and product storage facilities.

43 Parkers Road, Tahunanui - Original Building

Arrived - 1972

Head Office for Ray and staff. Storage facility has been constructed over the years.

74 Russell Street, Nelson 

Arrived - 1948

Ray McKenzies' home. As the original sole employee Ray worked from these premises and also used the family garage to store all his paint and equipment.