Testimonials

Here is a selection of what some of our customers say …


Hi Richard,

I just wanted to write and express our gratitude  and complete satisfaction with our new kitchen.

From the design, workmanship  and installation to the communication and attention to detail from yourself, Matt, and Daniel, we cannot thank you enough.

Please thank Daniel specifically  because he overcame every building obstacle in his way during the installation process and nothing was too much trouble a very rare trait nowadays in someone so young.

Once again, Richard many thanks and we will be recommending Cherrywood kitchens to everybody.

Kind Regards

Angela & Anthony OSullivan

Wairoa.

Andrea and Pete Sainsbury

Andrea and Pete Sainsbury

Hi Richard,

I’d like give you a testimonial for the outstanding work you did with our kitchen.

From the first time I walked into Cherrywood Kitchens to make an enquiry about a quote for a kitchen, I was impressed by Richard. He took a great interest in our ideas and requirements for a kitchen and scullery and spent lots of time with us to discuss them. Richard added his ideas and experience to refine the plan and make the whole thing work well. He would even ring up at times to say he had been thinking about it and would suggest another idea – we loved his enthusiasm.

We had some specific requests including a compost shoot in the stainless steel bench and we wanted a wooden island and trim. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble for Richard and he and his team made the whole process of planning, making and installing the kitchen easy and stress free. (He has also made us an office bench and shelf from our own rimu which looks fantastic).

Personally, Richard is fun to deal with, yet very professional and will give an honest and realistic answer to questions. Snowy and the workshop staff are friendly and proficient.

I would definitely recommend Cherrywood Kitchens to anyone. Pete and I love our kitchen and indeed, it is the hub of our home. We are about to ask Richard to make us a laundry bench and cupboards as we appreciate the high quality of workmanship.

Thank you Richard and team.

Andrea and Pete Sainsbury

Andrea and Pete Sainsbury

Andrea and Pete Sainsbury

Dear Rich, Snowy & the Cherrywood Team,

Thank you so much for the amazing furniture you built for our home. We are totally blown away by the quality of craftsmanship and its beauty. Enjoy some celebratory drinks to a job well done.

Eternally grateful,

Sarah,Sean,Thora & Auric Pocock

Sarah,Sean,Thora & Auric Pocock

I recently renovated a 100 year old villa, including a new kitchen. Almost a month after seeking quotes for the kitchen from several businesses I still had not had any responses, so with time running out I contacted Richard at Cherrywood and within two days he had a quote ready and promised he could have it installed within three weeks. After finally receiving quotes from the others, Richard was very competitive and was the only one prepared to commit to the now limited time frame.

As promised the kitchen was installed on time and matched the high standard I was looking for. Six months later I remain impressed with the workmanship and quality of the materials used, as has many of my friends and family, several of which have since discussed their own plans with Richard.

I will continue to recommend Cherrywood to others based on my experience of excellent service, workmanship and quality of materials at a great price, a combination of qualities not easily found within one business.

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

“Richard Childs of Cherrywood made and installed our fabulous new kitchen and dining room cupboards. From the day we first spoke to Richard, we knew he was the man for the job. We saw his ad in the Gisborne Herald in early November, which boasted “a new kitchen before Christmas”. When we discovered he had only just arrived in Gisborne with his family and hadn’t even unpacked, we thought that maybe getting a new kitchen before Christmas was impossible. However, not only did Richard hand make and install our kitchen before Christmas, he did it before December 1st! Ours was not an ordinary ask. We wanted rimu bench tops, which Richard also made himself.

When Richard was finished installing the kitchen, his wife Bonnie presented us with an amazing rimu cutting board as a gift!

Our experience with Cherrywood has been professional and exceptional from day one. We are so pleased with our new kitchen as it has surpassed our expectations. We would highly recommend Richard and Bonnie of Cherrywood to anyone.”

Philip and Shauna Ratapu

Philip and Shauna Ratapu

“Cherrywood recently provided me with new cupboard and workbench units for my renovated clinic, Richard and the team provided a prompt and professional service and I am very happy with the quality of their workmanship. The bench and cupboard units are exactly what I wanted and fit perfectly. I would happily call on Cherrywood again.”

Michael Williams

Michael WilliamsAudiologist - Hearing Clinic Eastland Ltd

We live in a house that has been the Gillingham’s family for three generations so replacing the kitchen i.e. the hub of the home – was a serious matter, requiring the opinion and quote of several kitchen specialists.

Not only did Richard’s quote come in as the most affordable, but he had taken in everything we asked for, namely a modern kitchen in keeping with the demands of a contemporary lifestyle, but also in keeping with the style of our old Edwardian country homestead.

The design Richard came up with exceeds our requirements on all fronts.

Although we took quite bit of the rimu finish away in the adjoining dining room, the demolition rimu timber he laminated for the benchtops has ensured the kitchen and dining area flows on with the rest of the house.

Richard took in the original design of the benchtop on the old scullery and repeated the same drainage grooving in the kitchen. As well, he repeated the tongue-and-groove style of the adjoining dining room walls to reflect and blend it with the kitchen cabinetry.

In short, the new kitchen is dream to work in, catering to the large numbers that are a sometimes the feature of a relatively large home. The style of it is such that it does not bastardise the old house, but indeed pulls it together in a way we never thought possible.

We are thrilled with the way our new kitchen has brought our old “barn” into the 21st century. The design and workmanship of Richard and his team, especially Snowy, has met and exceeded all our expectations and we recommend them for anyone considering an “extraordinary” kitchen.

Marianne and Roger Gillingham

Marianne and Roger Gillingham

Large plasma TV and sound system with all the usual paraphernalia and cables going everywhere, lots of books, and a not so large living area …. how to coordinate the whole show into a stylish statement piece of wall furniture so the black screen doesn’t dominate the room and all those nuisance, dust-gathering cables are out of sight?

We went to Richard with a few half-formed ideas and he helped us come up with a brilliant solution in American oak veneer that looks a million dollars. Not only is the viewing experience superbly enhanced and the books given homes, there are storage drawers and cupboards for the DVDs and CDs, the cabinetry is well-thought-out, sturdy and well made, and it was all accomplished within three weeks!

We are so pleased with Richard’s professionalism and expertise we now have him designing a study/computer room for us, and will certainly go to him again for any further home improvements that involve joinery work.

Beverly Davy and Robin Moyle

Beverly Davy and Robin Moyle

Hi Richard,

We are both real happy with our new kitchen and are enjoying using it. Thank you for making this project run smoothly and communicating well regarding the install timeframes. We appreciate the commitment from Cherrywood to ensure we got the kitchen we envisioned. Will be recommending Cherrywood to others.

Thanks again

Scott Wylie

Scott Wylie

“… We are grateful for this kindness, and seriously impressed with your generosity. On behalf of all from the above club we would just like to say THANK YOU so very very much.”

Aaron Tohengaroa

Aaron TohengaroaClub Secretary - Kyokushin Karate

“Richard has designed a modern day kitchen for our Lockwood Home incorporating the features we wanted. His plans outlined in detail what we were getting and how the finished kitchen would look. Richard has given meticulous care and attention to detail at every stage of the job and his tradesmen showed the same care when helping to install the finished kitchen. It is easy-care, utilises waste space, looks great and is a pleasure to work in.

Eileen & Herb Harvey

Eileen & Herb Harvey