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What our clients are saying about us!


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"In life there are those that talk about doing and those that actually do. Russell and his team are the latter".


"We employed Russell and his team to undertake a sizable painting project on our two properties. He is a dynamic team player who inspires others to get involved, to share openly and honestly and is man with high ethical standards. Russell has a great sense of humour that makes it a joy to work with him. He is insightful, often observing fundamental elements of a problem that others have missed and then clearly explaining those issues to allow us to fully understand why he is doing things a particular way so that we as owners and others who work with him to 'buy' into consensual solutions".


"The end result was two houses we could be truly proud of. Everyone who has visited us have commented on the quality of craftsmanship they can see and the quality of the finish. An important part to note is the way his team tidied up at the end of each day leaving the site in a clean and tidy state. All waste was removed daily and place in rubbish containers. It is this type of care and attention that impresses us the most".


"If you are looking for a quality painting and or decorating team, then we would suggest you look no further than Russell and his team. We highly recommend them and would without hesitation use them again".


Norm and Pam McTaggart

Owners of 25 and 25a Cornwall St, Christchurch



"I wish to thank Russ and his team for the wonderful job that they did when they decorated the gym at the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Canterbury Centre. The team very kindly donated their time and paint to give the gym a new lease of life and it is very much appreciate by our members. They were professional and efficient in getting the job done, with minimal disruption to our provision of exercise groups. As a charity it is hard to find sufficient funding for our services, so it was lovely to receive such a kind and thoughtful donation"


Rachel Bladon, 

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Canterbury Centre





"We have used Parker and Duckmanton a number of times over the past few years. We have always been happy with the friendly service and quality of the end result. We happily recommend them to others".


Kate & James Nell- Ilam





“Russell and the team have done all our painting and wallpapering for years. They are very trustworthy, reliable and nothing has ever been a problem”


Anna & Chris Jones- Christchurch




“We would like you please to pass on our sincere thanks to Andrew and the team who completed all our earthquake repairs to an extremely high standard, leaving our home looking simply fantastic.
Andrew has done my painting work for 30 years, and I have always been very impressed by the standard of workmanship, so I was delighted to have him at the helm of my earthquake repairs.
We had large repairs done, and at all times the different trades we had dealings with were very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. We appreciate the attention to detail and also the fact that the work was completed in less time than we expected. The full house clean at the end was very much appreciated.
Our sincere thanks to you all – your work and professionalism was much appreciated”.


BS Davidson
Director – Powell Fenwick




"Russ and his team completely redecorated my home, both inside and out as part of my earthquakes repairs. In addition to their decorating services, they also project managed the other work required as part of the repair. This included installing a new bathroom, minor re-leveling work, and crack repairs. It was reassuring to know that Russ had connections with a team of great trades people who all provided a high quality of work. As can be expected with earthquake repairs, a few unexpected issues arose but these were efficiently dealt with by the team who provided excellent communication throughout. The team finished on time, and have left me with a beautiful home. Thank you for the great job".


Rachel Bladon- Christchurch





“Over the past couple of years we have had our house redecorated inside and out. Russell, Andrew and the team have been fantastic to deal with, providing advice to get the best result”.


Carol & Craig Fletcher- Prebbleton




“We got the guys to wallpaper our open plan entrance and hall, they made a difficult job look easy and we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again”.


Brent and Sarah Fechney- Tai Tapu




"We removed a wall as part of a renovation and ended up with two completely different rooms suddenly running together. Russ and the boys organised the gibstopping first (sharpest corners I've ever seen!), and then they matched the paintwork in the new area to the kitchen perfectly - saving us a repaint of the whole area".


Craig and Michelle- Christchurch





"Parker and Duckmanton - They did our EQC repairs to a very high standard and in the specified time period. After some horror stories with repairs (both ours and our friends), it was great to finally find a team we could trust, even down to leaving the place super tidy once they'd finished".


Chris and Megan Smith- Christchurch