I have run a project management and design practice working in the education construction sector in the lower North Island, for the last 25 years. Over that time, we have undertaken supervision of numerous construction and maintenance projects that we have issued for tender.
Recently we let a large complex project to repaint the exterior surfaces of the buildings at Naenae College. The project required the contractor to work through the college campus during the school term time and took a significant amount of planning and co-ordination to work in a safe staged manner around the site. The work required a significant amount of scaffolds, edge protection and the use of EWP’s.
We found Carus to be very reliable, well organised and efficient in their execution of the works and fitted into the school campus very fell. Their management expertise and attention to detail was evident throughout the project, and they delivered the project on time and within budget.
Their communication and the standard of the workmanship was excellent.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Carus as main contractor for future painting related projects.- I. Rattray
The painting staff of Carus have been absolutely outstanding in their work at our school. Our community have certainly valued and appreciated the workmanship of John, Kevin, Mike and Shaun and can’t thank them enough for their diligence and fastidious approach to their work. From the moment that they arrived on site they have been very accommodating of our school and times when they have needed to move to accommodate classroom programmes. Nothing was ever to much trouble and we would unreservedly recommend them to our colleagues. Thank you for your support, Carus picked up the ball, when we were staring at the prospect of having to restart from scratch our procurement of a painting company when Higgins closed. Glenn was outstanding in working with us to ensure that we had a company that could complete the work prior to Winter and for this we are extremely thankful.
Best wishes for the remainder of the year, you can be well pleased that the team up here in Tauranga they are certainly ensuring that your brand name is one that is committed to your vision of ‘supporting the future of your property’- B. Carlin
We are happy with the completion of the re painting of the Longbeach Apartments.
The trades people involved were very polite and considerate to meet the needs of tenants and owners at all times.
Painting was carried out efficiently and professionally, and the time frame was met easily.
I would definitely recommend Carus to anyone requiring a commercial team for their project.- A. Cooney
“… the experience from the ground through to the administration was all the same; very friendly, very helpful. Carus Group are very good to deal with.”- T Stevenson
We received 12 tenders and we chose Carus. We were impressed with Carus’s knowledge of paint systems used on Heritage buildings, their competitive price and their experience.
Their performance was as follows:
It was apparent that there was a good team spirit and communication from the company owners, through their managers, to the men doing the work.
We have no hesitation in recommending this firm.- C Purdie
“Carus have just completed a full ‘makeover’ wash down and paint job of the ASB Leisure Centre/ASB Stadium and we are absolutely thrilled with the look. They worked round the clock to get the job finished within the timeframes that they stipulated…”- H Sakey
The entire team at Carus have been a pleasure to work with. They have been responsive to our needs and we look forward to working with them over the next few years. I would highly recommend their services.- M Treweek
“During the Christmas Break and throughout January this year Cashmere High School carried out several hundred thousand dollars of renovations and repairs to the school.
On behalf of the Principle and myself I would like to personally thank Steve Watts for all his hard work and also your team for a job well done. Many of our staff and students commented on the work and passed on their praise and positive comments.
In addition to the original scope of works, there were many extra rooms but Steve still managed to complete all jobs by the beginning of the school year deadline.
Once again I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for all the extra effort and hard work that went into this large project and completing it in such a short time frame.”- O Melville
“Carus completed the exterior painting of Wooden Government Building in Wellington over the summer of 2015/16. They completed the painting to a high standard and met the challenges of working around a fully functioning University and tight timeframes well. Both the company management and onsite staff were a pleasure to deal with and the painters took pride in their painting and workmanship. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Carus again.”- K Hawinkels
“Darfield High School has had parts of the site under paint maintenance contract for a few years, so the process is not new to us. With the balance of the school up for consideration we agreed to go to the market.
From the start point we found Carus to be thorough, and considerate of our needs. Their contract proposal was well laid out, and they were happy to consult at any stage as we worked through the competitive proposals.
Carus started work here in Spring 2015, and they have been able to plan their work to suit the running of a busy school, with minimal interruption to normal activities. There were areas of considerable pre-paint prep work.
They have been able to meet all health and safety expectations while on site, with scaffolding and knuckle booms required in multiple locations, as well as lots of ground based work.
Their staff are professional, and have pride in the work they undertake. Site foremen have worked well with the school where there have been special events, to ensure work could continue during the school term.
Darfield High School is very happy with the work undertaken, and the standards they have set for themselves. There is ongoing contact with senior staff, and a strong desire to ensure that we are happy clients.
We are happy for prospective clients to contact us directly to discuss the quality appearance and feel Carus has added to the Darfield High School environment.”- R Meder
“I am happy to endorse Carus to anyone considering to use them. On an administrative side their proposal and pricing is easy and clear to understand with the added bonus of the price being fixed over the life of the contract. On the standard of their work, it is exceptional, our maintenance team were quick to comment that the staff from Carus were the best painters we have had on site. The Carus work has sharpened up the appearance of the older buildings on site.”- N Templeton