33 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North 4414

About Us

Welcome to RF Pitcher & Son Ltd

RF Pitcher & Son Ltd has helped Palmerston North families care for their homes for generations. We appreciate the customers that we have had over the past 83 years and look forward to beautifying the homes and businesses of many more Palmerstonians.

With a wide range of products and solutions at our fingertips, we can complete any project you require, from the smallest inside paint and paper hanging job to an Exterior Residential Repaint or mid-size commercial painting project. We do spray Lacquer finishes for Kitchens New and Existing Furniture and Shop fittings.

Although we now have a smaller Team we are very much focused on delivering the best results for our Customers.

History, Experience and Background
  • In 1935Founder Ray Pitcher established a painting company. He ran the business successfully throughout Hawke’s Bay, Wairoa and Gisborne Areas.
  • In 1940Ray was advised to give up painting due to lead poisoning in 1940, so along with his family, he returned to Palmerston North to take up farming in the Roberts Line area.
  • In 1945Because of ill health caused by overwork again impeded Ray’s work, so in 1945 he moved into town and took up painting again.
  • In 1948Ray’s son Murray joined the business, along with Brian Stout, and over the following years, the three built the business into one of the biggest and best painting companies in Palmerston North.
  • From the 1960s - 1990sMany major contracts were completed such as Palmerston North Hospital, Mass University, State Insurance, Glaxo, Tui Dairy Factory in Pahiatua and Marton Freezing works buildings.
  • In 1989 New Developments were in the store and a unique part of our current business was established. A Spraybooth was designed and put to work in one of our premises for the purpose of applying Two-Pack Lacquer Finishes to Kitchen and Furniture.
  • In 2007The company moved to new premises in 14 Railway Road from our long term base in Donnington Street. A new State of the Art Spraybooth was purchased and set up.
  • In 2017Again in 2017 we were on the move to premises at 33 Kelvin Grove Road and have shifted and set up our Spraybooth. All in readiness to help those with new and Existing Kitchens receive the Two Pack Lacquer Finish.

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Our Recent Works