About Us | Painters

Based in Christchurch and Nelson, Brown & Syme are professional Master Painters & Decorators.

We are experts in interior and exterior decorating for residentialcommercial and public buildings. We offer a complete range of painting services.

Brown & Syme are a trusted name in painting throughout the South Island - a reputation we've been building since 1936.

Brown & Syme started in Christchurch with Alfred Brown & Co (Painters) and in 1949, R M Syme Ltd (Painters) was established. In 1989, Brown & Syme Ltd was formed  by Colin Brown & Steve Syme, as a merger between Alfred Brown & R M Syme.
Painters | ChristchurchPeter Mason joined Colin & Steve as a director in 1993. Peter was apprenticed to Alfred Brown & Co as a painter in 1973 and after serving his time, was promoted to Supervisor and Contracts Manager. Peter became a shareholder in Brown & Syme with the retirement of Steve Syme and eventually took over the Brown & Syme business. In 2005, Peter was joined by Bruce Hodges, an employee for many years, who worked his way through the ranks from an apprentice to a supervisor and now a business partner.

Painters | Nelson

In the late 90's, Brown & Syme Painters & Decorators expanded to Nelson and in 2003 Richard Haynes became a business partner looking after the Nelson Tasman region. Richard had extensive experience in the paint industry having worked as the Branch Manager and Sales Representative for Resene for 10 years from 1993.

Today, Brown & Syme, throughout the top of the south island, employ a team of over 50 employees and provide professional painting and decorating services throughout the Christchurch and Nelson region.

Contact us to find out more or to get a quote today.

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