Our Story In the beginning, the business provided blind cleaning and repair services but its founder Bob Playle, quickly recognised a need for good quality, well designed and competitively priced window coverings. A blind manufacturing plant was subsequently built and over time, this family owned business has managed to protect and cover over a million of New Zealand’s doors and windows.
So, whats with the name? Fortunately, founder Bob Playle quickly discounted “Bob’s Blind Company” as too predictable and uninspiring. He wanted something that was unique, memorable and a true representation of what the company was all about. He came up with the following.
'Ven' - part of the word Venetian
'Lu' - part of the word Laundry
'Ree' - derived from the word Repair
Voila! The name Venluree was born
Enter Paul & Ian In 2006, Bob’s son-in-law Paul Bason took over the helm, Paul focused on building the organisation’s customer service capability. This has provided the foundation for growing the business, through a network of expertly trained and committed Licensed Partners.
Several years ago Ian McCallion came on board as Managing Director, with a wealth of experience in the business world. Ian continues to grow the business with a national presence, focusing still on customer service as the fundamental cornerstone of the business.
Meet the managers
Ian joined Venluree in early 2011 after spending 25 years in the automotive industry. What attracted Ian to Venluree was the absolute commitment to providing superior customer service - a trait that Ian considers to be the true measure of any company’s success.
Tarsis joined Venluree in 2003 and over the years has worked in many different areas of the business. He enjoys that Venluree is a long standing family business that prides itself on supplying quality products, at affordable prices, with superb service.
We are very careful about choosing our partners and making sure that we are providing your products with the very best fabrics, components and raw materials.
Industry leading technology Venluree’s innovation-driven company culture, has enabled it to lead the charge towards the future of automatic and electronic screens, blinds and awnings. With a strong focus on product development and a close eye on consumer trends, the company has been able to offer its customers the most technologically advanced products and services available.
Over 50 Years experience There can be no disputing the company’s 50-year reputation for offering a range of products, specifically designed for and made from materials, capable of weathering New Zealand’s unique environmental conditions. The visual proof, adorns the windows of hundreds of thousands of New Zealand households.
Venluree strongly believes that while window coverings must provide a functional solution, they must also complement both the interior and exterior living environments of New Zealand’s homes.
The Venluree product range