About us

Biography of the Company

The company was founded by Murray Turner in 1999, focusing on residential and smaller commercial work.

Starting with two staff, Murray Turner Decorators Ltd established itself as a leading provider of professional painting and decorating services. This reputation for quality work and professional conduct has seen the company grow to a staff of around twenty, including Trade Qualified Personnel, Apprentices and support staff.

The Murray Turner Decorators vans have become a feature of the area. The company provides services from its Dunedin base to the Dunedin and Otago region generally.


The Owners / Directors

Murray Turner started in the trade as an apprentice in 1982, achieving his Advanced Trade Certificate. Years of work on residential jobs, major construction projects, and experience in contract management led him to form his own company in 1999.

Ray Cormack began his apprenticeship in 1986, and honed his trade skills through work in the residential and commercial markets. He has a proven track record of running the most demanding of construction painting projects. He joined Murray Turner Decorators Ltd at the end of 1999.

Allan Cole joined the industry in 1985, and his field of expertise is contract administration, pricing and contract management. Allan has served as President of the local branch of the New Zealand Master Painters, and continues his work on the executive. He joined Murray Turner Decorators Ltd in 2005.