My weatherboard house was painted by Steve Judge during the winter of 2019. The paintwork is terrific and is a great reflection of Steve’s experience, workmanship and attention to detail.
As part of their service offering I also received a free colour consultation with Tracey Judge. This consultation helped considerably to choose final colour combinations for the exterior – which I love.
I highly recommend Judge Decorators if you are looking for a quality job and a point of difference.
We are very happy to recommend Steve Judge of Judge Decorators and Tracey Judge of Colour Studio who worked together as a team on a near complete interior paint job for our home.
We had a tight timeframe within which the work needed to be done and after establishing a mutually agreed starting date, we were pleased that the work proceeded and was completed according to plan.
Steve undertook thorough surface preparation and worked quickly and methodically through the house. The resulting paintwork was excellent. Tracey is a great asset to the Judge Decorators team. She took time to clearly discuss colour options and provided a range of very good ideas for overall co-ordination. She also maintained regular communication with us throughout.
Judge Decorators enabled what initially seemed a huge undertaking of packing up and moving out of the house for three weeks, to be a major task accomplished without too much stress. Thank you Steve and Tracey.
Myra & Ron, Paraparaumu Beach, Kapiti Coast
Steve recently carried out a major redecoration (internal and external) of my house in Paraparaumu. He had earlier submitted a very professional and well presented quote. He planned the whole job to ensure the minimum inconvenience as I continued to live in the house whilst he carried it out. He consulted as necessary as the job progressed.
I am very pleased with the end result and have complete confidence in recommending him to anyone looking for a very professional job.
B Hamilton, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
19 December 2017
Recently we asked Steve to paint our ceiling after major kitchen renovations. Three of our ceilings posed a problem. Steve explained the issue, gave clear ways the problem could be solved. A good resolution was found. Overall work was carried out with care, finished to a high standard and professionalism. We are happy to recommend Steve from Judge Decorators for prompt and professional work.
Sandra & Richard, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
28 November 2017
Judge Decorators provided an excellent service. They had a trained interior decorator on hand free of charge if we needed it. Steve had great advice regarding the painting and what we could and couldn’t do. The finished work looks amazing. It updated our tired looking interior, making it look modern, clean and fresh. I would highly recommend Judge Decorators for any paint job. They are reliable, reasonably priced and do a great job.
Tuatara Brewery – Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
21 January 2017
We highly recommend Steve Judge of Judge Decorators and Tracey Judge of Colour Studio. We sort the quotation of four highly recommended decorating firms, and chose to work with Steve & Tracey because they were prompt, professional, competitively price, and offered trade guarantees. Most importantly they were both passionate about our weatherboard 50’s exterior repaint.
Steve is a pleasure to work with, nothing was to much for him and he far exceeded our expectations. He is fast and diligent, a strength is his preparation. A friend of ours who is a professional painter said “this guy is doing an awesome job”… then pointed to the repair work on the corner points of our weatherboards stating “he doesn’t have to do this, most painters would just sand and paint over…. I would work with him”. We were blown away with the speed at which Steve completed all tasks. Steve put this down to his time spent painting in the Australian heat.
Tracey of Colour Studio is the icing on the cake of this team. Although I knew what colours I wanted to use, I wasn’t confident. Tracey provided her knowledge of how to utilise this choice, through her positive absolution on the what, how and where these colours should be applied. The best advice Tracey gave me was not to use a fourth colour on our weatherboards and not to bring the clockwork orange into our key entertaining area. Whilst positively backing my brave choice, I felt confident (nice work Tracey).
Steve and Tracey are truly passionate about their work, they are honest in their approach and worked hard to provide solutions to our needs. At all times I felt safe and secure leaving our home in their professional care. We will use you again!
Vickie & Rob, Paraparaumu Beach, Kapiti Coast
2 December 2016
We used Judge Decorators in November 2016 to get our rental property ready to put on the market and to do some wallpapering and painting in our family home. Steve was friendly and fast and his work was consistently of a high standard. We will use him again and have no hesitation in recommending him to others. Thanks Steve!
Rufus – Raumati Beach/Otaki, Kapiti Coast
19 October 2016
Thrilled with the work that Steve at Judge Decorators did. What a transformation to my kitchen. Good communicator and excellent work. Definitely recommend his services. Thanks.
Marionne, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
6 September 2016
Judge Decorators. Tradesman was prompt, courteous and efficient. Professional in every sense of the word. The finished article was exactly how we envisaged it and the work site was left in immaculate condition. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Judge Decorators as first call Tradies.
Juliet & Barry
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
23 May 2016
To anybody who is considering getting their home painted by Steve, I would highly recommend Judge Decorators. They were very professional right from the get go, turn up when said he would. His wife Tracey helped me in a decision to choose a colour when everything started looking the same. Everyone who has come into the house has loved the colour and the paint job. Thanks Steve and Tracey.
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
15 March 2016
Thanks to Steve’s superb skills, we’ve had many favourable comments regarding our Moroccan inspired feature wall from our Bed & Breakfast guests. Designed in The Netherlands, we had to wait weeks for our very expensive wallpaper rolls to arrive and therefore we wanted the best wallpaper hanger we could find! Steve mastered the intricate design and was very knowledgeable about the exact preparation required. We enjoyed his friendly manner too.
Jenna & Ray
Celtic Cottage Boutique Bed & Breakfast, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
12 February 2016
Steve from Judge Decorators re-stained my house and made it look like new again. He was thorough in checking the condition of the exterior and explaining the preparation and staining process. Steve provided a detailed quote and his attention to detail was evident throughout the job. His quality work was completed in a methodical and tidy manner. I appreciated his quiet, calm manner when working and recommend Steve Judge as an excellent house painter.
Raumati South, Kapiti Coast
4 February 2016
Thanks for a really good job Steve. Even with a couple of weather holdups it was completed on time, on budget and to a very professional standard. It was also done with the minimum disruption for us, which we appreciated.
Peter & Ann
Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
1 October 2015
I found Steve from Judge Decorators great to deal with. The job he did on both the house exterior and interior was very professional, and we are pleased with the result. Steve went the extra mile in making sure I was satisfied with every aspect of the work done, was on time and reliable. I would recommend him to family and friends.
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
28 August 2015
Steve, I would just like to say what a pleasure it has been working with you on this project. This was definitely a challenge with the house being over 100 years old, the paint condition being worn and in places back to the wood and the property being more than two stories high and on a slope! When checking the property during the process I found that you were really thorough in your preparation – probably the best I’ve seen in the nearly 20 years that I’ve been a Property Manager. You were meticulous in your detailing and finish and best of all you left the house spotless – no clean up for me! Many thanks and I look forward to working with you again.
ROK Solid Ltd, Kapiti Coast
23 August 2015
I can confidently, and with pleasure, recommend Steve Judge as an excellent paperhanger. He quoted fairly and completed the task with outstanding skill. He was punctual, prepared with care, and efficient in a timely manner.
The walls that he papered have been admired by many, not just for the attractive paper, but for the quality of the workmanship. I would have no hesitation in asking him back to our home for further painting or papering when required.
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
14 January 2014
I am very happy to give some feedback on our recent painting and decorating job. We are very pleased with the work done by Steve and his team. They arrived on time and continually cleaned up at the end of each day. We had some access problems which Steve solved safely and efficiently. We have a terrific result for an old weatherboard house.
Steve’s advice on colours was perfect as we had to match existing colours, plus put some new ones in. We are especially pleased with Steve’s wallpaper skills. Our bedroom has never looked better and all those straight lines are perfect. It is very hard to find a quality decorator these days. Thanks again, Steve and your team. I am very happy to recommend your services.
J & M
15 February 2013
After receiving Judge Decorator’s flyer in the letterbox, we contacted Steve to see if he could help “transform” our kitchen by painting the laminate kitchen cupboards and walls.
Steve was a pleasure to deal with. All aspects from providing the initial quote through to the completion of the job, were done professionally and on-time. It was obvious Steve took pride in his work and this reflected in our job. We were very pleased with the end result and would definitely contact him again for any further projects, along with recommend him to family and friends.
07 July 2012
We used Steve Judge, initially to paint the exterior of our house, and then, because we were so pleased with the work he was doing outside, we expanded the job to include a fair portion of the interior as well. The jobs were completed on time and on budget.
Steve is an excellent tradesman who is meticulous in the full range of his work from surface preparation to applying the final coat. He has great attention to detail and obvious pride in his work.
Steve was also very helpful in colour selection.
The house was built and first painted in 2002 and I can honestly say that it looks much better now than it did then. We have no hesitation in recommending him.
W & B Chaffe
24 October 2011
I have used Steve Judge’s painting service for both interior and exterior work at my home and have no hesitation in recommending him as a master painter to anyone who wants a painting job completed by a true professional.
Steve finished the job within budget and on time and was helpful and obliging, offering good advice about how to deal with various problems as they arose. He did not complain when confronted with the inevitable change of plans that is part and parcel of every major renovation, but remained positive and cheerful.
In spite of Steve supporting the All Blacks (after all nobody’s that perfect), I am more than happy to recommend his work and would be happy to confirm the contents of this letter if asked.
Space Property Agents, Paddington
After having gone through a lengthy build process, it was with wary trepidation that we selected our colour palette. Fortunately, with Steve Judge’s experience and patience we were able to narrow down our selected colour options and colour placement and we now subsequently enjoy a stunning home both in colour and in finish.
Whilst Steve is the owner of the business it is clear that his diligence, attention to detail and high expectations are passed on to each of his employees. Each of the Judge Decorating team exhibited professional and courteous behaviour, a willingness to please the client and of course pride in their work.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this business for your own “castle”.
My assessment of the quality of workmanship undertaken by Judge Decorators is positive. Steve was very personable in manner, prompt in quoting for work as well as prompt in undertaking the work. He arrived when stated and completed the job within the expected timeframe. We were very happy with the quality of his workmanship & would gladly have him do further work for us as required.
24 January 2011
In 2010 we did a large renovation on a pre-war Queenslander. We chose Steve Judge and his team to carry out this task. The professionalism and attention to detail was of the highest standards in all aspects. Steve’s help and guidance with colour choice and location made a difficult job much easier. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Steve and his team to any painting job.
West End, Qld
15 July 2008
I recently engaged Steve from Judge Decorators to wallpaper a wall in my home. I found Steve to be very professional and his quotation was competitive. I felt confident in his ability to undertake the job. I found Steve’s workmanship to be of a high standard and he turned up on time and carried out the job with minimal disruption to the household. I would have no hesitation in recommending Judge Decorators to anyone requiring a professional wallpapering job.
Teneriffe, Qld 4006
27 April 2004
Steven Judge was employed by me for a number of weeks in February/March 2004 as a wallpaperer. The very large job was completed in a timely fashion and was of a very good quality. He continued through April as a painter and again his work was of high quality and completed with a minimum of disruption. We would be happy to recommend Steve as a first class tradesman.
DM and MJ Baird
Cronin Island Qld 4217
12 December 2002
Steve Judge of Judge Decorators has been employed by Firestone Direct on two occasions. Steve was required to repaint our offices and tyre bay area at our branches in Petone and in Upper Hutt. We were very impressed by Steve’s professionalism at our first meeting, his excellent quotation package and his workmanship. Steve was required to carry out the interior painting with his staff during our normal working hours. At times the tyre bay area can become very busy and we were extremely pleased with the way his painting never encroached on our staff when they were required to meet a deadline. It was very obvious that Steve takes absolute pride in his work and he always ensured that his employees’ workmanship was of the excellent standard his company stood by. Steve is a very easy going person and we thoroughly enjoyed his personality while on site. We would be more than happy to reemploy Steve and his team for any other services we may require.
Firestone Petone, New Zealand
17 July 2003
Judge Decorators of which Steve Judge is the director, has done painting for Tawa Pool on two occasions, once in 2001 on the exterior and in 2002 to revamp the interior of the pool. At both times Tawa Pool has had a very tight time frame to complete the work and Steve has had to work around public or other contractors. Steve has always shown good Health & Safety standards at height and with general work. Tawa Pool is one of three pools in the Recreation Wellington business unit to use Judge Decorators over the last four years. Steve has won these contracts by always providing good introduction material about himself, his choice of paints and health and safety focus. Steve has always been extremely hardworking with the preparation of the surfaces and ensuring the job is done with matching colours to the best possible paint job on all occasions. I have been in charge of the operations at Tawa Pool on both occasions that we have used Judge Decorators and have found Steve very easy to work with. Steve has always been happy to work overtime, redo any areas to make sure it is up to standard and finish on time on all occasions. I would not hesitate to use Steve again for any future work required here and would not hesitate to recommend him to any painting job or company he wished to apply for.
Operations Team Leader
Tawa Pool, Wellington, New Zealand
21 July 2003
It is with pleasure that I offer the following character reference for Steve Judge. I have known Steve for the past five years. I initially came to meet Steve through hiring his company Judge Decorators to carry out work at our public swimming pool facilities. During this time, I have got to know him well and am happy to vouch for his character. I know Steve to be a friendly and likeable person. He has always related well to all our customers and staff members during the course of his work. This often involved working in busy public areas and this was always done professionally and positively. I would regard Steve as an expert in his field of work and he has always maintained high standards in both his work and personal life. He has a genuine willingness to help and communicates well with people from all walks of life. Steve has always been punctual and has an excellent work ethic. I wish Steve well with his future endeavours and can recommend him to any prospective employer – whether that be as an employee or contracted to carry out work as requested. Meanwhile we will be looking for another company to carry on the high standards of workmanship that Steve has given us over the years.
Manager, Summer Pools & Projects
Wellington City Council, New Zealand
12 June 2001
We at Harcourts, Hutt Rentals Ltd have used Judge Decorators on several occasions over the past year to carry out work on our managed properties. On each occasion I found Steve Judge and his team to be very reliable, efficient and honest workers. I found their work to be of a very good standard and competitively priced. I would certainly be happy to use them again and would recommend them to anyone wanting a professional decorating job.
Harcourts, New Zealand