Wayne Bowden Painters (WBP) was incorporated in 1987, before that trading as BEW Painters as early as 1980. As a young man Wayne was primarily focused on sport, particularly representative level surf lifesaving and Rugby League. In his late teens he decided he wanted to do an apprenticeship in the trades and embarked on a career in Painting and Decorating. With no education past formal education past 5th form, Wayne relied on his tenacity and entrepreneurial instincts to build the company to what it is today.
Wayne’s core business values of reliability, integrity and quality are what the company was built on and they are the fundamentals that drive us today. Ray Matthews has been second in charge at Wayne Bowden Painters since 1987 and currently plays a role in Project Management. With almost 30 years with the company Ray has been integral to its success. Wayne’s eldest son Will joined the company at the beginning of 2015 after building a 10 year career in the corporate world, including 8 years in Sales and Marketing at TVNZ.
Will has had experience in the construction industry in the past and with a young family of his own, decided to join the family business. He has since worked his way up to recently become Managing Director. Over the years the company has employed uncles, wives, sons, daughters and nephews, all involved at different stages. 11 of our employees share over 150 years of experience working for our company for over a decade. The last few years have been fantastic years of growth for our company and we have steadily been employing to meet the demands. We currently have over 30 staff and we are always on the lookout for quality people.
We are a family run business and we believe our business should be run with family values. If you want trustworthy, quality tradesman that deliver on their word or just some helpful advice, give us a call, we look forward to working with you.