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.


Johnny and the team are based in Wellington and are our traveling team.

They pack their spray guns, chocolate bars, tin openers and brushes and will travel anywhere. We have officially never heard this team complain once! They smile, they paint, they smile, they paint………

Huy Le

Le and his team are wonderful to work with. They are a competent Gib FIX and Stopping team. They also cover large-scale painting jobs for us. Nothing is a problem with this crew.

Le loves New Zealand and has been here for 24 years. He loves his family and enjoys watching movies with his two boys. When not working at Nice Painting Co he likes reading and travelling. He is fully qualified to run our largest painting crews, with degrees in Law and Business from the university of Hanoi.


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!!!


Lee has been in the painting industry for 4 decades. He is “old school.” He has done every conceivable job known in the painting world!!!! If Lee has never heard of it – it does not exist!!!

Lee and his team are great to have around. Polite, friendly and just a good Kiwi bloke. Lee likes the NZ outdoors, his on the writing career and a good laugh!!!


Tian and his team are high-quality commercial and domestic sprayers. With his bubbling sense of humor and hard work ethic, Tian never seems to get tired.

He lives with his family in the Nelson region and enjoys the area on the very few days he takes off!!!! Great to be around, always willing to help. His team are a great asset to our staff crew.

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!

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Painting the greater Auckland and Nelson regions

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  • 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

    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

    positive review  Absolutely fabulous nice painters here. All the Nice Painting projects completed professionally as discussed & quoted on time. Highly recommended by Total Estate Management without any hesitation or reserve as the company name puts it so well "Nice Painting Coy" punctual, efficient & extremely cost effective painting projects completed faultlessly nice painting perfection. A1+ Top marks, well in painters language "top brush strokes"

    Ivan G Hodges Avatar Ivan G Hodges
    February 18, 2020
  • I had the pleasure of working with Nice Painting Company on a recent project, and I have to say, their team is absolutely fantastic. They were professional & responsive. I highly recommend Nice Painting Company to anyone in need of top-notch project management services. They are a true pleasure to work with, and I look forward to partnering with them again in the future.

    Lux Electrix Ltd Avatar Lux Electrix Ltd
    March 14, 2023

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

    Lois James Avatar Lois James
    February 21, 2018

    Fantastic job! Our room looks absolutely wonderful. Will call you in for our next painting job!

    James Hodgson Avatar James Hodgson
    November 15, 2017
  • Great job by Steve and his team would highly recommend them!

    Michelle Marie Bell Avatar Michelle Marie Bell
    April 9, 2018

    It was really nice to work with you. Everything was nice and tidy. Good job. Thank you very much. =)

    Maksym Sviridov Avatar Maksym Sviridov
    April 12, 2018

    positive review  So impressed with how quickly we were able to get a quote and room painted. The entire process was less than a week from beginning to end! Excellent job done! Will use again and absolutely recommend!

    Cushla Hassan Avatar Cushla Hassan
    May 13, 2021
  • 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

    Very friendly and professional painters. Did a great job - thank you!

    Victoria Gaylard Avatar Victoria Gaylard
    August 7, 2017

    Steven did a fantastic job on the painting and his customer service was outstanding, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

    Jonathan Knox Avatar Jonathan Knox
    February 20, 2018