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A1 Furniture was started by the directors of the company Pat and Michelle Whitaker over 30 years ago.
Pat is a 2nd generation craftsman, having learnt the trade from his father. He takes great pride in bringing new life to tired or damaged furniture and enjoys exceeding the expectations of our clients.

He is now passing these skills on to our son Jake, who is keen to learn and is showing a lot of flair in repairs, where he has a keen eye for seeing the best way to fix things, with as little impact to a piece as possible. Jake is learning from the fourth member of our team, Herman, our cabinet maker.

Herman is in his 80's and immigrated from Austria in his 20's. He is an invaluable part of the team and his knowledge and experience are a real asset. Herman is a skilled craftsman having learnt his trade using hand tools, no power tools in his day as a young apprentice! He is thorough and methodical and can duplicate or repair broken pieces back to their original state.

Roger, our upholsterer completes the team. With 25 years experience in the trade he brings his expertise to every job, whether it is a full lounge suite recover, a dining chair insert or antique chaise longue.

Pat is the project manager and pulls the team together to get the job done. From your initial phone call or email through to your valuable piece of furniture being returned to you.

Michelle runs the office and will often be your first point of call, be it via email or phone.

We are a small team and we look forward to working with you to achieve a great result.

We pride ourselves on giving a prompt, friendly and efficient service.
We guarantee our workmanship and client satisfaction is our top priority.

Help & Info

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contact us

Phone: 04 564 6248
Mobile: 029 564 6248
Email: info@a1furniture.co.nz