Anne Tankard

Venluree Waikato

Anne and Dave are your dedicated representatives for Venluree in the Waikato region, having moved back to the Waikato at the beginning of 2020 to be closer to family.

Joining Venluree, they have successful business backgrounds, including running their own software and business consulting company. As a result, both Anne and Dave understand the importance of working with their clients to understand their needs and recommend products that will give a great result.

Being based in Cambridge, in their spare time you’ll find them taking their chocolate labradoodle, Wookiee, for a walk or enjoying a sail with their boys on Lake Karapiro.

Like many Kiwis, Dave and Anne have renovated homes, as well as building twice. They understand the satisfaction of both enhancing the value of your house, and making a comfortable home for you and your family.

Regional Licensee of the year
Venluree Gold Award – Excellence in Customer Service
Excellence in Customer Service
Areas Covered
  • Hamilton
  • Cambridge
  • Huntly
  • Matamata
  • Morrinsville
  • Ngaruawahia
  • Otorohanga
  • Te Awamutu
  • Raglan
  • Thames
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Client Testimonials
T Steunebrink
Thanks Ben. I can only highly recommend you and your company Venluree to anyone who is considering redecorating their home. Your service was second to none and you even gave me a temporary curtain to tide me over till our bedroom curtains were hemmed. The curtains look fabulous and the blinds are lovely. I will happily pass on the good word to my friends. Thank you.
Ben was very informative, and had a nice manner. The quality of the product and service with the 5yr warranty was the deciding factor.
Ben was super easy to deal with, no pressure sales and suggested alternative solution for our outside blind that he couldn't help with. Would highly recommend Ben.
Hi, I would like to place some feedback on the quality of the blinds & the service received. I would like to compliment Ben on his professional manner & realistic approach to designing & choosing window treatments with us to suit our needs, our style & our budget. I felt confident that Ben had helped me to choose a product that was perfect for us. During installation Ben was, again, efficient, tidy & did a great job. The whole process has been smooth & has made my life easy! Thank you to Ben & Rose for such a great service.
Brilliant service from Ben Vivian as always. A real nice guy to deal with. We'll continue to choose Ven Lu Ree in the future for sure. Thank you
Hi Rose - our installed blind looks great - can you tell Ben that his choice in the colour of white was right - he certainly know his work!! Many thanks again
Thank Ben & Tobi as blinds and curtains look amazing.
Jeanne & Peter
We would like to thank you for the beautiful blinds and curtains, we absolutely thrilled with the end result. Everyone comments on how wonderful they look. Thanks so much. We also enjoyed meeting Tobi who installed them.
Hi Ben. The workmanship is outstanding and second to none,both of us are very satisfied with your service. Thanks again and have a good xmas.
Paul & Delma
This is an unsolicited testimonial for Venluree. We visited Venluree Waikato at the Hamilton home show to discuss window furnishings for a large conservatory we had built some years ago. We were impressed with their knowledge and their willingness to explore, in depth, the various options available to us to find the ideal cover for our situation – in our case roller blinds. To say that we were delighted with the results is a major understatement. The blinds fit as if they had been designed alongside the conservatory and blend perfectly into the windows. In fact they are almost inconspicuous. The salesman and the fitter were professional, thorough and fun to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Venluree to anyone wanting window accessories.
Love our blinds, been great working with you people honest, cherry and delightful thanks a lot
We are very happy with the shutters, they look fabulous. Reece the installation man was great also, very nice to deal with and vacumned after installation.....(not the entire house unfortunately!) I will definitely recommend you and your company. Many thanks
We are extremely happy with our blinds! Your service has been prompt and hassle free and your tips and advice has been very helpful. Thanks a heap Ben! We would not hesitate to recommend Venluree to anyone.
We are very happy with the blinds. They make such a difference to our home - I love the texture and colour. We have found your service to be very efficient and friendly. Ben has been fantastic to deal with. We will certainly be recommending your business to people looking for blinds.
Please pass on our thanks to Ben, we are really pleased with all your shutters that have helped to make our project a success
Hi Rose The blinds are great! Look fabulous and have made a real difference to warmth on the southern side of the house at night. They do not take up space during the day. They are a good option for people who do not have double glazing. Thanks very much.
Bobbie & Paul
‘Ben & the team at Venluree were excellent to deal with. Came and measured up, described and recommended the retractable pleated insect screens. Order was place, delivered and installed when promised. Great service and a great product. Five Stars. We are very happy.’
Stef & Mark
Hi Ben and Rose, Toby did a great job fitting the expresso blinds and yes we love them. Thank you for such an efficient job done and the great colour choice by Ben.
Thank you so much for your excellent service, am thrilled with my blinds, and will definitely recommend you both.
We are very happy with the new fly screens and your installation technician did a great job.
The gentleman who came to measure and quote was efficient, professional and had a lovely manner. The lady who rang me to make the appointment was also very professional and friendly. Great communication and prompt on time service!
I found Ben very helpful. Great product knowledge and good eye for colour. He listen to what I had in mind and presented an appropriate range both in colour and texture. In other words, 'he listened'. We consequently concluded a choice fairly quickly.
Toby has done a wonderful job with the installation. The colours are great and I'm absolutely delighted with the end product. Great service from you, Toby, and Rose. My sincere thanks Ben for a totally effortless process.
Gavin & Elsie
We have received the blinds and have hung them, they look great, thank you. We enjoyed doing business with you and would recommend Venluree to anyone. Thanks once again,
Many thanks, very happy with blinds and the excellent service we received. A special thankyou to both Ben and Toby, both were an absolute pleasure to deal with. We couldn't be happier and will certainly take every opportunity to recommend to others.
I'm very pleased with the blind. Just gives me privacy. I'm thrilled with all the curtains and blinds. With fresh paint and new carpet it has transformed my home
The curtains look amazing, we’re so happy. Thank you both for your help (and patience) with choosing curtains and the slick installation. We’re just thrilled, and pleased with the drop in temperature that we can “close the curtains.”
You are amazing thank you so much Ben!! I'm so grateful, thank you so much! Here are some photos of our curtains before and after we moved in. They look so good. I especially love the slight over hang. We get loads of comments about our Venetian blinds as well, they all really lighten our spaces which is exactly what I was going for.
Am loving the blinds they certainly make a difference to my rooms. I was very happy with all the excellent service I got from you all.
Trish and Jack
Hi Ben The blinds are really good just love the smooth finish. Many thanks for installing them on time , first rate service would recommend you and the product to anyone it really was a pleasure to do business with you.
I must say that from start to finish the service has been awesome. I knew I could RELAX about everything because professionals were in charge. The fact that Ben knew exactly which material would look the best with this colour scheme [saved a LOT of time there were so MANY to choose from and I looked at them all] - he had exactly the right one from the start. Very impressive. Curtains were always delivered and hung on time and look magnificent. I am so proud to show people this home and especially the curtains which I appreciate every single day. I wanted to get these done once and get them done right - and this is exactly what I got with Venluree. Thank you
Maureen & Craig J
Hi Ben/Rose I wanted to take the time to thank both yourself and Rose for the amazing & friendly Customer Service we have once again received. It is so nice to deal with a company where we can have total confidence in your ability Ben to deliver not only a high quality product, but your strong product knowledge, expertise & advise for each situation. Keeping us up to date with delivery & never any delay. You always make us feel like we are the only client which is a skill in itself. I will continue to recommend you to everyone I know looking for window solutions. Thanks again & have a great holiday
Bruce & Lucy R
Hi Rose & Ben Lucy and I are extremely happy with your service and products. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with you and look forward to working with you on the next house.
Dianne S
Venluree Waikato Ben was extremely down to earth and I felt very comfortable with him. He was informative, genuine and a real pleasure to deal with. Rose was also very prompt in making contact and had a polite welcoming manner. I commend both of them. They are an asset to Venluree.
Anne Bennett
Hi Ben (and all the Ven Lu Ree team) Thank you very much for expertly installing the great blinds at my Tauwhare Rd home. It was good to just be able to leave you in the house, as I got on with my work outside. My apologies for not thanking you in person before you left for your next job. Last week I actually put the blinds down for the first time at night. I couldn't believe how much better the ambience and comfort was in the previously exposed kitchen window area. I like to see the night sky, which is why I left that area uncovered for 15 years, but I now like your blinds better! They are going to make such a difference in winter and are good to look at too. Thankyou very much for the smooth process right from initial Home Show contact, through to selection and installation. You knew exactly what I needed and the colour/style which works best. The result has totally exceeded my expectations. I appreciate the card you left too - it helped me contact you now. Many thanks and keep up the good work!
Peter and Elizabeth
Dear Mr Vivian, Thank you very much for the installation of our awning today. It looks terrific. We were very impressed with you turning up both for the preliminary discussion and for the installation at the times you had promised. We also were pleased with your neat personal presentation and also the perfect layout of the van with all the tools and boxes laid out for easy access. Both of these boded well for a good job and we were not disappointed.
o who ever this concerns.... I would be like to recommend Venluree to anyone that was thinking of purchasing any blinds or curtains in the not too distant future. I waited till Venluree had a special on blinds… then approached them, chose, ordered (through a wide selection), and was thrilled with the end result. The money invested to make my house a home was well worth it… it looks and feels like a million dollars. I think that the real bargain though was the salesman...Ben!!! He respected me, and my house by removing his shoes. When my husband and I had a 'small domestic' on drape choice he disappeared into the background... and gave advice once all was sorted. Hopefully if anyone is thinking of blinds, curtains or any other Venluree products, I would recommend firstly Ben and the expert advice and product the he stands by. Ben... I wish you well in all aspects of your life and thank you for a job well done! Satisfied customer
Graeme & Ann
We recently replaced our venetian blinds and added new roman blinds to our Thames house. The complete process and suggestions made by Ben and Rose Vivian was totally professional and we are extremely pleased with the end result. Favourable comments also made by friends and neighbours. The services of Ben and Rose are highly recommended.
Hi ben Jack and i have just been talking about the excellent service we received from you. The quality of the blinds is second to none and we would recommend you and the product to anyone. P.S wish i knew how to twitter because you and the product you deliver is 100%
Sarah & Aaron
Hi Rose WE really value the quality product, product knowledge and professionalism shown by Venluree. The blinds and insect screens we had installed about 4 or 5 years ago and still in great condition and we've had no problems at all, which is fantastic as the blinds in particular get regular use. Recently when we needed more blinds and insect screens we didn't hesitate to contact Venluree to provide these for us. Would certainly happily recommend Venluree to others.
Hi Ben & Rose thank you for the wonderful service. We are well-pleased with the venetians in the wash house and bathroom.
Hi Rose, Really happy with the blinds and most importantly Ben and Toby great to deal with - will definitely recommend on. The sliding door fly screen has especially exceeded our expectations.
Hi Rose & Ben Dealing with you both has been an absolute pleasure. We have passed on your details to another potential client. Kind regards
Hi Rose Please thank Ben for a great job well done! We ARE pleased with the result and enjoyed having him work here. Many thanks
Janelle & Jason
Hi Ben having been meaning to drop you a quick note to thank you for sorting out the couple of alterations to our venetian blinds recently. We absolutely love our all our blinds and appreciate the advice, expertise and service you provided along the way. Cheers
Diedre V
Ben was awesome, very helpful and even came back to show me the colours again as I wasn't sure I had chosen the correct colour.
 Loved the measuring gizmo... Gave me confidence that they will fit properly. Looking forward to seeing the finished product

. Your initial response time was 5 star....
Rita M
Hi Ben, Just a line to say a big thank you for your goodness last week in coming out to rescue me from all potential no-noes over the holiday period. I am happy to report with confidence that there is zero prima facie evidence of any entry gained into or via my boudoir since you called!! I'll be in touch after the break, - and we can set about deciding what to do where! Meantime wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday season - and May you have a blessed year ahead.
Jul's K
Hi Ben I would like to thank you, I am really happy with blinds, true quality workmanship. I am glad with what was chosen in the end it’s great.
Julie M
Hi Ben, Thank you for your call….. Thank you for making it easier with your expertise & advice.
Julie L
Ben, there is no denying your professionalism and good quality of your products - thank you for that.
Jan & Michael D
Thanks Ben Thank you so much for installing the screen doors they look AMAZING and we are very, very pleased with everything.
Paul & Michelle R
Hi Rose, Thankyou… you were both a pleasure to deal with and we are extremely pleased with our new blinds. Will certainly be recommending you to our friends.
Carol MT
Hi Ben we are thrilled with our new blinds. We were also very impressed with the professional and efficient way the job was done from beginning to end. The great care you took in hanging them certainly shows in the end result.
Catherine & Bob S
Thank you Rose and Ben. We are delighted with our blinds and the very helpful way you dealt with the changes we made and accommodated us so quickly.
Geoff S
Hi Rose, Thank you, the sun filters have been very successful. Thank you for a good job.
Hi Ben, We are very happy with the product and also with the excellent service you provided. We would certainly use you again, and would recommend you to anyone.
Dear Ben, We are happy with the workmanship and the end results. We will certainly recommend Venluree and your work to our friends and acquaintances
Hi Ben, We are totally happy with our new blinds and how everything went. All really easy and they look great. Thank you for your help.
Hi Rose, I will be recommending your business and fantastic service to everyone I know. Thanks again.
Hi Ben, We just got home tonight and LOVE our blinds! Thanks so much for all your help. Thanks
The blinds are awesome - thank you very much for your help.
Hi Ben, Thanks so much the blinds look fantastic, we are so pleased with them. Cheers
Hi Ben Blinds are wonderful, thank you so much we are very happy with them! Kind Regards,
Alan & Margaret
Hi Ben/Rose Thanks for a great job. We will definitely use you again when we come to doing our other windows and we will recommend you to any of our friends who want a friendly professional to do a great window job. Cheers
Hi Ben. Thanks for the very prompt and efficient service. A pleasure to deal with you. I am thrilled with the shutters. Thanks again
Hi Ben, I'm really delighted with the vertical blinds supplied and installed by Venluree. The service was both friendly and professional.
Doug & Val
Thanks Ben/Rose - I have just paid the account. Thank you for your prompt supply. They look fantastic up and has reduced the glare Significantly.
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