About J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd

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J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd

Almost 90 years ago, founder of J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd, Jack Webb, went from one decorating job to the next on his trusty bicycle with a ladder securely attached to the side. Today, our trusted and proven company has one foot firmly in the past and the other striding ahead as we continue a fine tradition of Painting and Decorating.


What Drives Us: Heritage & Reputation

J.R. Webb has established an outstanding reputation for Painting and Decorating across a range of large scale products throughout Auckland and beyond. As much as 90% of our workflow represents repeat business. That’s a number that we’re proud to promote. It is a testament to our sustained level of quality workmanship throughout our history.

J.R. Webb provides a premium Painting and Decorating service for a fair price. Our industry experts know how to keep your project on track and within budget. We can advise on colours and paint finishes. From drywall prep to exterior chemical washes, preparation is critical to a successful painting project. Following a careful survey, we’ll advise what steps are needed to prepare your surfaces for painting, and include this detail in our specification.

When you strive for perfection, you can’t go past J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd. Fundamental to our continued success is that we are, and will remain, specialist painters. We don’t dilute our expertise by trying to be everything to everyone.

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Our Team


J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd are industry leaders in New Zealand with 37 trade-qualified painters. They’re all highly skilled and quality-focused individuals. Our full time-staff number around 50 people, and can expand to over 100 workers during peak months. We employ proficient painters from all over the world, as well as the best Kiwi painters, to join the J.R. Webb team.

Directors Peter Jolliffe and Jim Dennis head our company. The duo share ownership of J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd. Peter’s primary responsibility is Sales and Marketing, while Jim’s focus is on Production. Together, Peter and Jim strive for the highest standards across all areas of business. Peter Jolliffe currently serves as the Chairperson for Master Painters New Zealand.

Supporting the company Directors are three Estimators, Derek, Mark and Michael. Don, Kelly and Will are our three Project Managers. Derek is a 21-year veteran of J.R. Webb. Our Project Managers are active on-site, not merely supervisors. Developing customer relationships is essential to a successful project.

Taking pride in a job well done

Industry Connections

Sound industry connections allow us to keep abreast of new products, complementary colour schemes, paint finishes and specialist applications.

We maintain excellent relationships with the major paint suppliers in New Zealand. Well-known brands Resene, Wattyl and Dulux, are all producing paints of the highest quality. Typically, our client’s colour preference or technical specification informs our brand selection.

J.R. Webb has a special connection to Resene, who housed their first retail outlet in Auckland in our Carlton Gore Road premises, circa 1950.

We’ve been members of Master Painters for three-quarters of a century. J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd Director, Peter Jolliffe, currently serves as the Chairman for Master Painters New Zealand.

We’re Members of the Following Organisations
master painters nz members
site safe members
bcito nz members
Facilities Management Association of New Zealand members
auckland business chamber members
Resene Eco.Decorator
Our History
Founder of J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd, Jack Webb, went from one decorating job to the next on his trusty bicycle with a ladder securely attached to the side.
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