In 1984, two family members decided to set up a small joinery workshop in a shed out the back of a family orchard.
Some 37 years later, the team at Creative Kitchens and Interiors have taken home their fourth Most Trusted Award for Joinery Manufactures in the Bay of Plenty, and their first New Zealand-wide Most Trusted.
Creative Kitchens and Interiors owner Sean Wood says Most Trusted is basically a sounding board for clients to give pros and cons about working with the team.
“Four years ago we were most fortunate to pick up the first Most Trusted Joinery Manufacturer award in the Bay of Plenty,” says Sean. “This year we’ve just picked it up for the fourth year running, which is incredible.
“We’re pretty proud of that, and this year, to pick up the New Zealand Most Trusted Award, is pretty good.”
The team at Creative Kitchens and Interiors is a tight-knit one, with only five staff members. Sean credits these awards to the continued efforts of the team.
“We’re very close here,” he says. “You kick one of us, we all limp.”
The backbone of Creative Kitchens and Interiors is the meticulous skill of their craftsmen, who bring a rich knowledge of cabinetry, building and traditional craft techniques to every project, says Sean.
“We produce kitchens and interiors that give our clients a sense of pride and wellbeing.
“It is important to us that the clients understand our traditional manufacturing processes. Everything we make is done by hand, by qualified tradesman.
“There’s no CNC machines here, we’re keeping tradition alive, and we’re proud of that approach.
“Don’t be fooled by the imitations in the market.
“If you’re going to make something special, make it right.
“When you are going to commission a piece of furniture, a kitchen, vanity or wardrobe, why not have one that is made with precision and with passion by a team of people who care about its clients?”