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 was established February 1974 when Joe & Ali Van Dyk purchased the existing business of Rex Mora Furnishers, trading in Princes Street, Putaruru, with a total staff of three.

Isles & Burgess, the only other furnishing store in town, closed its doors in 1975. Van Dyks 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 the township of Putaruru.

In 1988 the company commenced negotiations to purchase the former Elders Pastoral building. 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.

In October 1996 the company acquired Flair Furnishers of Rotorua after this business was placed in receivership and this business now trades as Van Dyks Rotorua.
In August 2004 the company opened a new Flooring store, Cambridge Carpet Court, now the Cambridge division of Van Dyks Flooring Xtra.

In March 2005 the company expanded further. Van Dyks then purchased the former South Waikato News building in Taupo Street, Putaruru. This enabled the company to house the commercial department of the Flooring division as well as much needed warehousing.

Van Dyks seized the opportunity to expand their furniture division with a new Furniture & Beds R US store in Cambridge, with both Furniture Court and Furniture To Go closing down in November 2010.

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.

In April 2016 Beds r us Te Rapa was purchased and has quickly become Waikato’s largest specialist Bedding store and one of the most successful stores in the Beds R Us group.

Following the success of the Hamilton store, in April 2018 Beds R Us Tauranga & Papamoa were purchased. Going under a full renovation later that year making them the first stores in NZ to embrace the new Beds R US branding. Van Dyks now operates 6 Beds R US stores throughout the Waikato/BOP.

In December 2018 Bike Barn was opened in the Putaruru store to accommodate the ever increasing demand for bikes in the area due to popularity of the nearby river trails. Due to the shrinking size of appliances and to make room for this new venture, the appliance section of the store was consolidated.

As the Hamilton flooring store went from strength to strength and Hamilton city continues to grow, during the early part of 2018 an additional flooring store was opened in Te Rapa. The bed warehouse section of the Te Rapa store was converted into a modern showroom and new bulk/warehousing store for beds & flooring was opened further down Maui street.

The company currently provides employment for around 100 people. The company has been fortunate throughout its history to be able to attract and retain very loyal and supportive employees and customers - people like to do business with people, not with companies.

Van Dyks is currently owned and operated by Henry Van Dyk, Daniel Van Dyk, James Van Dyk, Richard Van Dyk and Richard Stephens. The company is still 90% family owned and committed to continuing the Van Dyks vision of ‘inspiring lifetime customers with excellence in products & service transforming their house into their home.’