Manly couple Adam and Rena Nicholson recently took over ownership of Midway Flooring in Whangaparāoa, and say they have big shoes to fill.
Family friends of the Nicholsons previously owned the business, and Adam says they established a fine reputation in the community.
“Honest, transparent service and no-nonsense advice is how the business was built up and we are definitely keeping that going,” he says. “We have the same great team and a lot of repeat customers.”
The couple, who have two young children, have owned businesses before – but flooring is something they quickly came up to speed with. Adam has taken on the practical roles of measuring, quoting and managing the process, while Rena focuses on marketing and sales.
“We are fully immersed in flooring now, and our staff have a wealth of knowledge built up over 20 years,” Adam says.
Midway Flooring’s spacious showroom has a wide range of carpet, timber and vinyl and laminate flooring to choose from.
Rena says they concentrate on NZ-made, hard-wearing products at a good price.
“Customers want flooring that lasts, as well as looks good,” she says.
For those looking for sustainable choices, there are wool carpets, and Adam says some man-made, eco-friendly options are on the way too.
He says they take pride in providing honest advice, suggesting which will work best in each home. That means talking with customers to find out all sorts of details – from how much sunlight and use the flooring area gets, to whether there are children or pets in the house.
The Nicholsons moved to Manly from Taupo and are loving it.
“It is going to be great for the kids – it has a real community feel that we’re happy to be part of,” Rena says.
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