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PlaceMakers Whangarei goes bigger and better

New store, new Operator: PlaceMakers Whangarei goes bigger and better to support Northland’s building industry

It’s good news for the local building trade with PlaceMakers set to open the doors on a newly built store in Whangarei by spring.

PlaceMakers is making the move from Walton Street to a 6,000 square metre site at 18 Kioreroa Road. The new store is being built by local building company Kerr Construction and has been designed with the customer and the environment in mind:

· Expansive and easy access drive-through area

· Larger showroom with room to display the latest in building solutions

· Sustainable building practices mean a reduced carbon footprint

· A comprehensive range – over 4,500 product lines in-store and PlaceMakers special orders service enable an almost limitless choice of product

· Our core trade range is pledged to never be ‘out of stock’

· Local boy, Casey Stuart comes back home to the winterless North to lead the PlaceMakers team.


The drive-through (now 40% bigger than the existing premises) will substantially benefit the trade, whilst the larger showroom will display an updated trade-focused product range, specialist plastering centre and the latest Peter Hay kitchen displays.

PlaceMakers are committed to the environment and sustainable building practices. The new purpose built store will utilise “green” building initiatives, such as daylight harvesting, next generation energy efficient lighting and water saving systems all designed to minimise PlaceMakers carbon footprint.

PlaceMakers acting General Manager of Operations, Mike Lockyer says ‘Every new store we build will be built to a standard that is energy efficient and in-line with sustainable building practices.’

As part of the commitment to the trade, PlaceMakers is pledging that the core trade lines will never be ‘out of stock’. Mike Lockyer says ‘We know that delivering in full and on time is key to a successful project for our customers. We are committed to making sure that these core trade lines are always in-stock, we will be measuring our success in this area and we will get this right - it’s a priority.’

As well as the move to more up-to-date facilities, the new era of PlaceMakers Whangarei
takes shape with a new local Operator at the helm, Casey Stuart, who has returned home to Whangarei from Auckland after thirteen years away; ten years of those have been gathering valuable experience as a Regional Manager for a national plumbing brand.

Casey says “It’s great to be back and I’m excited. The PlaceMakers Whangarei team are all about putting our customers first. We want to deliver maximum value and outstanding customer service to them each and every day.

“Before we began the build on this store we surveyed a substantial number of our customers for feedback. We wanted to know their preferences and what makes a great building merchant. We’ve listened, we’ve learnt, we’ve implemented. The end goal is to ensure that, ultimately, nobody is easier to do business with than PlaceMakers.”

PlaceMakers Whangarei serves an area from Ruakaka and Waipu, out west to Dargaville and Ruawai and as far north as Kawakawa.

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