Our story is a family story....
Our story began in March 1990 in a tiny boutique carpet and showroom in the Ngaio shopping centre. The store was different from other stores around, it was the era of large Carpet Barn typed stores.
Founded by Malcolm Patterson and Donald Devon, the Ngaio days were very good. Our focus was on giving great pricing and service. The business flourished with the surrounding, supportive community who were very loyal to our little business.
Malcolm Patterson bought out Donald Devon in 1996 and Donald now lives in Australia with his wife and seven children. Devon + Patterson Flooring lived in Ngaio for ten happy years.
In March 2000 Malcolm and Gail Patterson had the opportunity to buy the old Brigidine Convent in Johnsonville (straight opposite the Johnsonville railway station) using the original church chapel. This gave us a larger showroom, yet still be boutique, cosy, welcoming and unique.
The day to day business flourished but we found there was a strong market for carpet and vinyl short ends and roll stock of both carpets and vinyls, including quality carpet seconds. So in 2004 we opened our warehouse outlet division. The speed in which this business has grown confirmed the need for a discount flooring warehouse in north Wellington selling quality discounted carpet and vinyl in top fashion colours. This store was managed by our daughter Rachel (Patterson) Alderson.
As business has continued to grow we have expanded our team of sales people and have been needing to look for larger premises. We found a fantastic showroom and warehouse in Kenepuru Drive (right next to Moore Wilsons). We have been able to combine our Johnsonville and Tawa stores together which has increased our efficiency. We have seen a need for extended Saturday hours and having the team working together has made that possible. We have plenty of parking and a wonderful kids area with a TV, comfy cushions and blocks.
Today, Malcolm Patterson and the Patterson family Gail Patterson, Nathan Patterson, Rebekah Patterson, Rachel Alderson (Patterson) and James Alderson along with our great team of experienced salesmen and women still pride ourselves with providing a fantastic service and great pricing to our customers.
The Devon + Patterson carpet and vinyl installation team, we believe, are second to none