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who is DBJ ?


DBJ Furniture Ltd is a New Zealand owend company renowned for its premium quality design, bespoke kitchens, furniture and fit-outs. DBJ is a niche manufacturer with full design capability, specialising in the high-end residential and commercial market.
 

History
 
DBJ began trading in 1994. The company developed and consolidated an outstanding reputation in the architectural sector, with our work gaining multiple awards in various design and industry sectors, as well as achieving the ISO14001 environmental standard and gaining recognition as a leader in health and safety management.
 

Today

DBJ is a highly skilled team of 28 project managers, designers, craftsmen cabinetmakers, installers and office staff who all carry our values of Quality, Integrity and Transparency. DBJ operates a significant cabinetmaking operation, an internal design team, a full in-house polishing facility as well as a team of dedicated DBJ installers which allows a keen focus on customer service, quality and attention to detail. All DBJ product is manufactured in New Zealand in DBJ’s own modern factory which is located approximately 10 minutes from the CBD in the Wairau Valley on Auckland’s  North Shore (see map in Contact).
 
The company continues to be a key player in exciting high end architectural projects. Paul’s expertise in customer service and management is being applied to refine and develop DBJ’s systems and processes to bring designers and customers an even better experience. DBJ continues to offer in-house design capability in New Zealand. 
 

Where does DBJ work?
 
DBJ undertakes projects throughout New Zealand and the Pacific for local and off-shore design professionals.  We are open to discussing projects based in other overseas localities.

We invite you to view our work on kitchensbathroomsfurniturelaundry and utilitieswine cellarscommercialaccessories and retreats.

Please contact us to discuss your project.  



What do our Clients Say?

Please click here to view our client and project professional testimonials.  


Meet the DBJ team
 
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Paul Walkinton (Owner and Managing Director)
As the Owner and managing director for 3 years I enjoy working at DBJ Furniture Ltd because I like engaging with good creative people both clients and staff. I am very passionate about having strong relationships with key clients.
 
There are many memorable projects I have been a part of at DBJ, and of course the best ones are the most secretive, but all where we have a strong connection with client and designers/architects.
 
Personally, I love spending time with my family, mountain biking and jet boating to experience the wonderful outdoors we have in NZ.
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Daniel Timmer (Project and Design Manager)
Prior to becoming the Project and Design Manager Daniel was lead Cabinet Maker and Second in Charge at DBJ Furniture for 10 years and had been Cabinet Making for 15 years prior. During his tenure at DBJ Furniture he has worked on several award winning projects such as the Tara Iti Project (see Awards for other projects).
 
Daniel lives in sunny Gulf Harbour with his family together with their Labradors, Ragdoll Cats and thriving urban bee hive.  Daniels passion is hunting, when he isn't hiking our National Park in search of the elusive trophy Stag, he can be found restoring and up cycling furniture projects. He has a passion for woodworking and meticulously crafting sentimental furniture pieces which will continue to tell a story with his family over time. His other interests are playing golf, mountain biking, jet boating, conservation and gardening.
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Martin Lobin (Factory Manager)
I am the Factory Manager at DBJ where I have worked for 20 years. I have a Masters in Cabinet making, achieved in Germany on highest standard.
 
Every job at DBJ is always different, some jobs are more challenging than others, but no matter how small the job, they are all special and unique.
 
If I am not at DBJ, then I am with my family or mountain biking with my 2 Kids, or you find me on the Golfcourse.
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Paul Dravitski (Operations and Project Manager)
As Operations Manager I have over 38 years experience in the industry. I started my cabinetmaking apprenticeship in Taranaki, achieving the top mark in trade certificate, and in advance trade certificate achieved top in New Zealand. Prior to DBJ I had worked in the boat building industry and residential and commercial building. I’ve owned my own business in the kitchen manufacturing industry, which I believe has given me a huge insight into productivity and work efficiencies in operations at DBJ.
 
I enjoy working with people who are forward thinking, and motivated to working towards improvement throughout all levels of the company. What I love most about working at DBJ is the variety and high quality of design and manufacture. One of the most memorable projects I have worked on is our most recent Tara Iti Project with the different materials and the amazing location, and having worked at DBJ for 8 years I have enjoyed being a part of many amazing projects like this.
 
In my personal life I enjoy time with the family, traveling, fishing and follow the V8 racing and all blacks, and am kept busy renovating our property up in Port Albert. I enjoy the outdoors and am tinkering at restoring a classis Porsche.

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What do our Staff think of DBJ? 
  
Click here to hear from Jenni Stent, our Office Manager, sharing her thoughts about the company she loves working for, while out enjoying the beautiful New Zealand coutnry side she loves exploring.  

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certifications and affiliations

 
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contact

 
PHONE       +64 9 443 0296
EMAIL        design@dbj.co.nz
 
4 Woodson Place
Glenfield
Auckland 0629
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