James Wren & Co Ltd Transforming the dull so people feel better about life

The decorating contractor that Otago trusts!

Celebrating over 115 years in Dunedin

On January 15, 1896, Mr James Wren started in business on his own account as a painting and decorating contractor in Dunedin, Otago.

The business grew and a small retail outlet in Stafford St was opened. The rest, as they say, is history. The company is now owned by Richard Daniell, Brian Black and Blair Mitchell. When the company started out in January 1896, it was a painting and decorating contractor. This has always been James Wren & Co's main focus; building a strong reputation for quality workmanship. The company has branched out into plasterboard stopping, solid plaster and tiling.

For an experienced decorating, plastering and tiling contractor that covers the Christchurch, Dunedin, central and south Otago division, call us now! We can arrange a free measure, quote and advice.


Address :
50 Carroll St, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone :
03 477 9384
Hours :
Monday - Friday : 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Category :
Painters and Paperhangers

Favorable Reviews

michael042

David Tempest and Justin Wineti were friendly hardworking staff. Very accommodating when working around us while we remained in the house and cleaned up well on completion.


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david34

We get on better with Wayne Pennington than with some of our relatives, LOL. It is always a pleasure to have Wayne working in our home. He is everything you'd expect in an employee and his workmanship is a credit to him. Thanks


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gill5

The job was completed to a very high standard. The painter Glenn Tumaru turned up every day, was reliable, hardworking and a pleasure to have around and always cleaned up really well. I would totally recommend Wrens to others.


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lori-moodie

Early this year we requested quotes from four companies to water blast, re-texture and repaint the exterior of our double story Tudor home. We accepted James Wren and Co quote not because it was the lowest or the highest price, but because it had the right information we needed to make an informed choice. Their attention to detail outlining everything within their quote, leaving nothing to chance coupled with their ability to answer our questions (as we aren't decorators) put us at ease.

There were other trades working on our house at the same time sharing the scaffolding this can be awkward but for us everything just worked no hiccups. We got daily updates as to how things were going and the obvious delight of the visual progress.

Right from the beginning the whole experience was a positive one and it took us back to a bygone era with a feeling of a partnership between the company and the client. The tradesman on our project went to great lengths not to intrude on the daily running of the household and would miraculously always be at the other end of the house where we weren't. Toward the end of the contract I had a chance to thank him for being mindful of our privacy as it was important to us as we headed off to work each morning. He replied he was just doing what he would have liked to have done if it was him in the same situation.

We would certainly have no hesitation in getting Wrens back for our next renovations and would recommend them to friends and family.

Lori & Nelson


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kylie02

Awesome job great team of guys will recommend in a heart beat


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  • Friendly Hardworking ataff

    David Tempest and Justin Wineti were friendly hardworking staff. Very accommodating when working around us while we remained in the house and cleaned up well on completion.

    Business Response

    Thank you so much for your positive review. Great to hear that by enlarge you had a pleasant experience and I thank you for your frankness in your review. It’s our goal to exceed all our customers' expectations and have them scoring us 5 out of 5. Based on your feedback we have an opportunity for improvement so thank you for helping us keep our standards high. We look forward to the chance to deal with you again and next time please you on every front.

  • It is always a pleasure

    We get on better with Wayne Pennington than with some of our relatives, LOL. It is always a pleasure to have Wayne working in our home. He is everything you'd expect in an employee and his workmanship is a credit to him. Thanks

    Business Response

    Firstly, thank you David so much for taking the time to share your experience.
    We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience of dealing with us and……

    Wonderful to get feedback about our staff, we think they are awesome and are thrilled to hear you speaking highly of them as well. I will be passing on my congratulations and gratitude to Wayne Pennington. Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to helping you again in the future.

  • Would totally recommend to others

    The job was completed to a very high standard. The painter Glenn Tumaru turned up every day, was reliable, hardworking and a pleasure to have around and always cleaned up really well. I would totally recommend Wrens to others.

    Business Response

    Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience.
    We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience of dealing with us and……

    Wonderful to get feedback about our staff, we love them and are thrilled to hear you speaking highly of them as well. I will be passing on my congratulations and gratitude to Glenn Tumaru. Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to helping you again in the future.

  • We Recommend Wrens

    Early this year we requested quotes from four companies to water blast, re-texture and repaint the exterior of our double story Tudor home. We accepted James Wren and Co quote not because it was the lowest or the highest price, but because it had the right information we needed to make an informed choice. Their attention to detail outlining everything within their quote, leaving nothing to chance coupled with their ability to answer our questions (as we aren't decorators) put us at ease.

    There were other trades working on our house at the same time sharing the scaffolding this can be awkward but for us everything just worked no hiccups. We got daily updates as to how things were going and the obvious delight of the visual progress.

    Right from the beginning the whole experience was a positive one and it took us back to a bygone era with a feeling of a partnership between the company and the client. The tradesman on our project went to great lengths not to intrude on the daily running of the household and would miraculously always be at the other end of the house where we weren't. Toward the end of the contract I had a chance to thank him for being mindful of our privacy as it was important to us as we headed off to work each morning. He replied he was just doing what he would have liked to have done if it was him in the same situation.

    We would certainly have no hesitation in getting Wrens back for our next renovations and would recommend them to friends and family.

    Lori & Nelson

    Business Response

    Thank you Lori & Nelson for your wonderful review, we pride ourselves in being precise and clear with our clients' with respect to scopes and specification. Nobody likes a surprise bill for additional work at the end of a project, especially if they were under the impression the work was part of the original quote.
    We hope you are still enjoying your freshly redecorated home.
    Kindest Regards
    Richard Daniell
    Managing Director

  • House painting

    Awesome job great team of guys will recommend in a heart beat

    Business Response

    Hi kylie
    Thank you so much for your positive review. Great to hear that by enlarge you had an awesome experience. We have a good team of local tradesmen in the South Otago region and it’s our goal to exceed all our customers' expectations and have them scoring us 5 out of 5. We came so close with your score of 4.5 and look forward to the opportunity when we can go that extra mile for you and get the final half point.
    Kind Regards
    Richard Daniell
    MANAGING DIRECTOR

  • Goodchild property

    The painter arrived when he said he would and did a good job. He cleaned up and left everything tidy. I would use James Wren again

    Business Response

    Thank you Sandra for your kind words.

  • James Wren and co

    Total satisfaction.
    Fair quotation, very good communication and supervision. Tradesmen did a great job on time and a good to work with.
    Account as quoted.
    Am recommending Wrens to others

    Business Response

    Les & Helen
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience.
    We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed dealing with all our staff particularly Glen.

    It is important to get feedback about our staff, we are thrilled to hear you speaking highly of them. I will be passing on my congratulations and gratitude to Glen. Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to helping you again in the future.

    Regards
    Richard Daniell
    MANAGING DIRECTOR

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