About Nice Painting Co.

Since launching in 2011, Nice Painting Company has expanded to six fully functioning teams in the Auckland and Nelson regions and handles traditional brush and roller painting as well as full residential and commercial spray painting – all to level 4 and 5 in quality.

How it All Began

In 1958, JJ Dunne started a building and painting company in Oxford, England called JJ DUNNE & SON. JJ’s dream was always to have his sons working alongside him. In 1995, Steven, his eldest son, started Noah’s Ark painting Company in Banbury, OXON, UK. In 1996 the company won the best new business of the year award at the Cherwell Business Awards, then in 1997 they also won the 2nd place in the best small business of the year awards. In 2004 the company was sold to Steven’s first apprentice, Peter Flemming, who currently still runs the very successful Noah’s Ark Painting company in the Oxfordshire region of the UK.

After travelling to New Zealand in 2004, Steven helped the operational running of Auckland Commercial Painting, then in 2011, he started Nice Painting Company in the Auckland region. Following the Auckland successes, Nice Painting Company expanded to also have a full time team based in Nelson. 

Meet Some of Our Team


Steven is the director of Nice Painting Company, and in his spare time, he enjoys taking his wife on dates, eating Indian food, learning Farsi, running with his daughter, playing with his Bengal cats, watching Football and NOT redecorating his house.

Steven is married to Emma and they have eight children. They are co-founders of a New Zealand Charity called THE JEREMIAH TRUST which helps expectant mothers in crisis pregnancy situations. (Psalm 127:3, Psalm 68:5). A generous percentage of our profit from Nice Painting Company goes towards supporting this work.


Phillip loves the people in New Zealand, and says he loves it especially how the KIWI’s put the family first! Whenever we see Philip away from work we always find him taking his wife and children out.

Phillip has lived and worked for many years in Auckland and now oversees various large painting teams in our crew. He is highly trained and experienced in Industrial, commercial and basic residential work and truly represents everything “Nice” about Nice Painting Company.


After several attempts at becoming a BOLLYWOOD movie star, Sajan decided a career in painting was preferable. Every company needs a smiling, funny comedian, and we have that in Sajan!

Sajan and his merry team are a very productive and hardworking team of painters who are highly skilled in both Spraying and traditional brush and roller work.


Roger is our champion Badminton player, and whenever the paintbrush is not in his hand the badminton racket is.

Roger is our interior specialist and says that Painting is his favourite job. He is so silent while he works that we sometimes have to remind him it is okay to breathe! Roger and his small elite team of painters are a much-treasured addition to our crew.


Georgia is our newest and youngest member of the team. As our Logistical Technical Teenage Distribution Manager, she is responsible for the entire smooth operation of the collectable NICE Painting Company flyers across the Auckland region.

When she is not organising our flyers, Georgia likes drawing, singing and playing the guitar, and it is rumoured that she has the best Northern Irish accent in the City!!!

Some of our collectable Nice Painting Flyers

(Click on a flyer image below to view at a larger size.)

Talk to Us Today

Contact Steven and the team at Nice Painting Company to request a quote or discuss how we can help make your next residential or commercial painting project another Nice Painting success!

- Nice Painting Company -

Painting the greater Auckland and Nelson regions

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  • 5 star review  Steve was great - very prompt and professional - the quality of work was great - we are very happy with the work

    Yael Milbank Avatar Yael Milbank
    February 15, 2018

    5 star review  Steve and his team were … well really really nice … and good at paint too! Would use them again for sure.

    Rachel McInnes Avatar Rachel McInnes
    May 30, 2018

    positive review  Steve and his team did a fantastic job in our home and I would have to agree they are just nice guys. We would recommend them to anyone

    Scott Bell Avatar Scott Bell
    February 26, 2019
  • 5 star review  Fantastic job! Our room looks absolutely wonderful. Will call you in for our next painting job!

    James Hodgson Avatar James Hodgson
    November 15, 2017

    5 star review  Great job by Steve and his team would highly recommend them!

    Michelle Marie Bell Avatar Michelle Marie Bell
    April 9, 2018

    5 star review  This was the quickest and most perfect paint job ever! He advised us on colours too and we are so happy with the turn out!!!

    Ruby Hodgson Avatar Ruby Hodgson
    November 15, 2017
  • 5 star review  Fabulous team, couldn't find a fault. Considerate and tidy about their work. Perfectionists!!

    Elaine McNab Avatar Elaine McNab
    November 16, 2017

    5 star review  Steve and team did a fantastic job painting our house. Their work was superb. Their team were friendly, considerate and responsive to our requests. We have used them on a number of different occasions. We cannot speak highly enough of their work.

    Mary James Avatar Mary James
    November 15, 2017

    positive review  Great work bringing our old cottage up to 2020. Thanks for the quick and friendly work.

    AlexandJan D'Ath Avatar AlexandJan D'Ath
    January 28, 2020
  • 5 star review  Steve is very responsive and professional and always does an amazing job whether it be small or large.

    Emma Hart Avatar Emma Hart
    November 15, 2017

    5 star review  Probably the nicest trader I’ve ever had � great job and just really ‘nice!’ Thank you!

    Lois James Avatar Lois James
    February 21, 2018

    5 star review  Professional, friendly and honest - highly recommend

    Joe O'Sullivan Avatar Joe O'Sullivan
    August 15, 2017