May 3, 2020
Ten years ago today Vaughan and I decided to be masters of our own destiny and took the first step in being self employed and started our own business Elite Refinishing. From very humble beginnings with no workshop we mainly contracted to other local businesses painting cars and had most Friday’s off for fishing…
When the opportunity arose for a premises in an industrial area in Picton we took it with open arms, then when a better premises in Picton harbour arose we were able to focus better on our core business ideals – do a good job and make sure every customer leaves satisfied.
After about five years in Picton harbour and surrounding marinas we knew our clients needs were definitely requiring a better, more modern and sophisticated set up so the decision was made to purchase Richard Clausen Boat builders in Waikawa marina to complement our existing boat painting business and thus Elite Boat Builders and Refinishing was created. Our staff numbers and workload doubled but this did not change our initial goal of providing a good job and having every customer leave satisfied.
The past three years have been an enjoyable challenge, we want to thank all our team – past and present who have worked hard for us over the years. Having a good team of guys behind you working with the same motto makes the world of difference.
And to our wonderful clients, many of whom have been with us since the start – thank you for choosing us. We know you have a choice and we thank you for your return custom, your word of mouth advertising you do for us and the friendships forged over the years, without you there wouldn’t be the Elite that we have today. Thank you for spending your hard earned money with us, when you confirm a job there really is someone doing a wee dance in the office. We know there is still room for improvement, keep the feedback coming. We really do enjoy working on all the different vessel’s we come across and hopefully through our work it makes your precious time on your boat more enjoyable. When the current world circumstances change we look forward to seeing you again.
Cheers, here’s to another 10.