About Us

 

Run by our family for your family

At Van Dyks we are a family owned and operated home furnishing business with three locations in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. We are your complete home furnishing store, selling a wide range of products in the Appliance, Manchester, Furniture, Window Treatment and Flooring departments.

The Difference Begins With Service is Van Dyks' motto, and we take pride in ensuring our customers' needs are identified and met, as well as consistently providing the best products, installation services and PRICE!

Our Mega Store Here in Putaruru



 

Serving Since 1974

Van Dyk Furnishers established itself in February 1974 when Joe & Ali Van Dyk purchased the existing business of Rex Mora Furnishers, trading out of what is now the United Video store in Princes Street, Putaruru, with a total staff of three.

Isles & Burgess, the only other furnishing store in town, closed its doors in 1975. The company purchased the building in Duke Street (currently occupied by Low Bucks, Van Dyks' discount and second-hand goods store), and relocated and expanded its furniture department.

Through the early 1980s the company introduced Mobile Curtain and Carpet Showcase vans to the South Waikato, and added a third store in Duke Street to expand the floor covering division.

On 1 April 1986 the three brothers, Henry, John and Leighton, purchased the business from their parents.

Continued expansion of the company required more floor space or additional outlets in surrounding towns. The chosen strategy was to develop the most modern and largest furnishing showroom outside of the main centres.

In 1988 the company commenced negotiations to purchase the former Elders Pastoral building which had remained vacant for some time. Once the site was secured, the adjoining properties were also purchased for future expansion. After an extensive refit, Stage I of the complex opened in March 1989 for the floor covering and textile divisions.

Stage II of the complex was constructed during 1990 after the company purchased the electrical appliance business of Ian Rolls Ltd, which had a trading history of 35 years.

During the early 1990s the company consolidated its position as the leading furnishing and appliance store in the South Waikato and commenced planning for the third and largest stage of the development - a 15000 square foot extension which would double the total floor area.

October 26 1994 was the official opening of the final stage of the complex by Mayor Gordon Blake, a day that will be etched in the company's history forever. Hundreds of people from near and far had turned up to help celebrate the occasion, and what an occasion it was.

Van Dyks is currently owned by Henry Van Dyk, Daniel Van Dyk & James Van Dyk..

In October 1996 the company acquired Flair Furnishers of Rotorua after this business was placed in receivership and this business operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Dyk Furnishers Ltd, trading as Van Dyks Rotorua.

During 2002 Van Dyks relocated their Appliance and Manchester departments due to the increase in product categories.

In August 2004 the company opened a new Flooring store, Cambridge Carpet Court, now the Cambridge division's of Van Dyks Flooring Xtra. This provides employment for three staff, with the bulk of the administration, warehousing and floor laying operations being run out of the Putaruru branch.

In March 2005 the company expanded their Furniture division by 35% in the existing Flooring division. Van Dyks then purchased the former South Waikato News building in Taupo Street. This enabled the company to expand its Flooring division to house the commercial department as well as much needed warehousing.

Van Dyks had been looking for an opportunity for some time in Cambridge and with both Furniture Court and Furniture To Go closing down in November 2010, Van Dyks expanded their furniture division with a new Furniture & Beds R US store in Cambridge.

In April 2013 Van Dyks purchased Selecta Carpets in Hamilton, which cemented Van Dyks as the largest Flooring company in the Waikato/ Bay of Plenty.

Towards the end of 2013 Van Dyks refitted the Hamilton store to make it one of the Waikato's most state of the art showrooms.

The company currently provides full time employment for 50+ people and is one of the largest employers in Putaruru. The company has been fortunate throughout its history to be able to attract and retain a very loyal and supportive team around it - people like to do business with people, not with companies