I was first introduced to Mike’s Woodshop in my first Principalship 9 years ago. I am now in my third Principalship and have proudly used Mike’s Woodshop as our preferred and sole supplier of school furniture. The products from Mike’s Woodshop are second to none and their range is extensive and suited today’s classroom spaces and ever changing needs. The biggest reason I have used Mike’s Woodshop is the fantastic service and relationship with Kerri and the team. Mike’s Woodshop is 100% kiwi owned and their business is incredibly personalised. Kerri and the team treat you like old friends and ensure that service is never compromised. Their vast knowledge of furniture and classroom design supports your decision with maximising purchasing the best furniture and value for dollar. Recently, I introduced my new DP to Mike’s Woodshop and she was wowed by their product and range. I can 100% endorse Mike’s Woodshop as the premium supplier of school furniture.
Regan Orr | Principal Central Normal School | Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea, Palmerston North
Quality product complimented by quality service. It’s great to have such value-add for the product and service offered by Mike’s Woodshop. I go straight to Mike’s Woodshop as I can’t fault the service, advice and products.
John Petrie | Principal Huapai District School, Auckland
We have been using Mike’s Woodshop for many years for the furniture requirements for our school. We are always happy with Mike’s Woodshop, staff and the products. They are truly amazing, the staff are approachable, are always happy to help and have great follow up service.
Lesley Campbell | Office Manager Puhinui School, Auckland
Our school has been a satisfied customer of Mike and Kerri’s for many years. We have always found them to be helpful, accommodating and prompt to deal with. Their products always look great in our classrooms and learning spaces, it certainly stands up to the rigors of our modern learning environments.
Steve Graveson | Property Manager Katikati Primary School, Katikati
Parua Bay School has purchased a range of diverse furniture from Mike’s Woodshop for many years. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Kerri and Mike and their focus is always on what we need as a school. Their service is prompt and friendly and we have always been satisfied with their high quality products.
Danny Jewell | Principal Parua Bay School, Northland
We have been a customer of Mike and Kerri for many years. Their products are good and their service is as well. We have never had any problems, and their integrity is beyond reproach.
Pat Newman | Principal Hora Hora School, Whangarei
I have known Mike and Kerri from Mike’s Woodshop since 1995. The quality of products and the advice and guidance from Mike, Kerri and the team at Mike’s Woodshop are unquestionably second to none. I have moved around the country and have been the Principal in a variety of schools since 1995. I continue to purchase my school furniture from Mike and have never been let down by quality or price. My advice to any principal looking to purchase school furniture is to get a quote from Mike. You will save money and your children will benefit from excellent furniture.
Colin Watkins | Principal Westbrook School, Rotorua
I have purchased products from Mike’s Woodshop since 1998, in my capacity as principal of four schools and as a member of the Whangarei and Tai Tokerau Principals’ Associations. A hallmark of their service is their clear, quick and personal communication. Mike, Kerri and the staff are always available and prepared to discuss needs and to help create options where something different is required. They establish positive relationships with key people in the school. Both Mike and Kerri are extremely knowledgeable about school environments and the ever changing needs of schools. Mike’s Woodshop have been sponsors of the Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association since its inception. Their support of the annual TTPA Conference is valued and they fully embrace the philosophy of the conference – networking. The products they provide are of high quality, competitively priced and backed up by an experienced and hardworking team.
Paul Shepherd |Principal Maunu Primary School, Whangarei
At Wiri Central School, we have chosen to buy classroom furniture from Mike’s Woodshop for a number of years. What we like about Mike’s Woodshop is the high-quality workmanship. The furniture is built to last. We love the bright colours and their willingness to adapt furniture to meet our needs.
Anet Conroy | Deputy Principal Wiri Central School , Auckland
I have been dealing with Kerri and Mike for the last 13 years and have always found them very approachable and competitive in our dealings with them. During this time
I have found the organisation to be enthusiastic and forthcoming in their ideas and alternatives/possibilities when discussing the best furniture options for the class or setting in question.
Recently Hamilton North School has used Mike’s Woodshop to furnish a double classroom and large Sensory Centre with Kerri’s help. Both areas are a show case for our school.
This has been accomplished easily with Mike’s Woodshop expertise.
Tony Kane | Principal at Hamilton North School, Hamilton
We have been purchasing our furniture from Mike’s Woodshop for last 12 years. We have found their services to be prompt and reliable. They are a great team to deal with, always trying to meet our requirements. We have found the furniture to be of a high quality and reasonable cost.
Simon Peek | Associate Principal at Macleans Collage, Auckland
Staff and students love the range of furniture Mike’s Woodshop provides. Great range of colours and styles, sturdy and practical. Good customer service.
Carol Abley | Principal at Stanmore Bay School, Whangaparaoa
Our school has purchased a variety of classroom furniture items from Mikes Woodshop over the years and have been very pleased with the quality of product, the follow up to make sure we have been happy with our purchases and the quick delivery times from accepting the quote to delivery at our school. In particular we have been very impressed with the advice given when considering which of the many different furniture items we purchased.
Anthony Noble-Campbell | Principal Mangere East Primary.
“Mikes Woodshop has been a sponsor of NZ Area Schools for well over 17 years. They attend our annual conference to display current products and talk to our delegate schools about meeting their individual requirements. Mikes Woodshop is primarily involved in the school furniture industry and as such their products are high quality.
Apart from standard items, Mikes Woodshop are also able to meet individual requirements and make furniture and bench fit outs to suit any room. Mike and Kerri are extremely efficient and easy to deal with. They are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. NZ Area Schools can recommend their service and their products to any schools looking to use Mikes Woodshop as a primary supplier of furniture and other educational goods.
Lesley McCardle | Senior Manager Mangakahia Area School
“In both my current and previous schools I have found Mike’s Woodshop and the staff therein to be highly responsive to even the simplest questions and least expensive orders. Working within the field of Special Needs however, many of my enquiries have not been simple as I have often asked for adapted furniture to meet the complex needs of my students.
Mike’s Woodshop have always been interested, accommodating and very timely in their responses, processing and delivery. Added to this, unlike many firms, we have not seen the extremely high costs often attached to purchasing specialist or adapted equipment show up in their prices which is most reassuring. A genuinely honest and interested company who deliver quality products to our schools and students, and moreover are actively supportive of a growing number of wider educational events such as conferences and the like.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this company to any school. Mike’s Woodshop have also been a generous supporter of the Special Education Principals Association New Zealand. SEPANZ.”
Gary Quarless | Principal of Goldfields School
“As the principal of Ruakaka School for the past 10 years, I have been very fortunate to have worked with Kerri and Mike to completely refurnish our whole school. We have been involved in several building projects during this time, plus one of my goals was to improve classroom environments, so each year, furniture for one room was included in our budget until all rooms had been outfitted.
I have always found Kerri to be extremely knowledgeable about the products she is selling and she has managed to co-ordinate the colour schemes throughout the school in a vibrant and attractive way. I can now feel very proud of the way our school is presented to the children, staff and the community. I would strongly recommend Mike’s Woodshop to any school looking to upgrade furnishings to improve the learning environment for both children and staff.”
Marilyn Dunn | Principal of Ruakaka School
“After the devastation of a fire during January of the 2011 school holidays we were determined to have the school up and running by February for the new school year. This was a huge task as all our junior school furniture was destroyed. Mikes Woodshop was amazing – they put everything on hold and quickly came to our rescue to quote, make, and deliver complete sets of classroom furniture in 3 weeks for our junior school classes to be ready to start on Day 1. We made our deadline – just – thanks to their efforts. We are thrilled with our wonderful new furniture and the children feel they are in a awesome learning environment despite the temporary prefabs.”
Jill Illman | Assistant Principal / SENCO / Glendowie Primary School
Over the years Ohaeawai School has purchased many items of furniture. We have always been impressed with the range available. Kerri has even designed us specific pieces of furniture to fit our needs. We have always been delighted with the prompt service and high quality.
Lee Whitelaw |Principal at Ohaeawai Primary School
Mike’s Woodshop has given us years of prompt ‘prepared to go the extra mile’ service. Not only have their products and prices been competitive but they’ve come with experience and a sound understanding of the unique demands of schools.
Rick Sayer | Principal at Ngunguru School
Mike’s Woodshop have been One Tree Point Schools’ sole supplier of school furniture for a number of years. This is the case because they make and sell a great range of quality products at competitive prices and their level of service is exceptional
Adrian Smith | Principal at One Tree Point School