Blair Parnwell has been a professional painter since 1997 and since 2001 his company, Parnwell Painting, has provided the Nelson area with high quality residential, commercial and industrial painting services.
Blair served an apprenticeship of 6000 hours working with great craftsmen, focusing on painting and decorating and specialised coatings. After completing his apprenticeship he was proud to be selected, out of the top young tradespeople in the country, to attend the Paintercraft Trust Advanced Business Course, for which he was awarded a diploma.
He has also completed NZ Master Painters courses on Pacific, Ashley and Vision wallpapers, Nuplex Coating and Floor Coating Finishes, Airless Spraying Techniques, Resene Profession Development Programme and Accredited Contractor for Management of Lead Based Paints.
These days Blair and his wife Ellie are active in the daily operation of the business. Blair personally manages his team of highly qualified and experienced painters to ensure Parnwell Painting's high standards are always maintained. This has raised Parnwell Painting to be the industry leader in the Nelson painting market. Blair and Ellie are always working to provide their clients with a stress free painting experience.
Parnwell Painting complies with NZ Worksafe Best Practices at all times. Care of the environment is one of our highest priorities, along with the safety of our workforce and the quality of our workmanship. We value our reputation and work hard to preserve and enhance it.
Our workforce is hand-picked and made up of qualified and experienced tradespeople who take pride in their work and the high standards expected by Parnwell Painting and their clients. In addition we offer apprenticeships to a select few. Over the years several of these apprentices have continued with us, long after their apprenticeships have been completed, taking on the responsibilities that come with being a highly skilled tradesman. It gives Blair great pleasure to see people develop through the business into new roles within the company.
Since Parnwell Painting was founded the company has grown steadily. Over the years it has successfully undertaken thousands of jobs and is recognised by suppliers, clients and staff as the leading painting business in Nelson. This positive growth has been due to our professionalism, the quality of our workmanship, our commitment to health and safety and high customer satisfaction. It is our goal to provide the highest level of quality and customer service. We want all our clients to be happy to recommend us to family and friends.