Santa Fe started business in Tauranga, New Zealand in the late nineties. The idea of a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of superb shutters was the brainchild of an entrepreneurial husband and wife building team, who quickly earned a sound reputation by doing two things very well.
First, the original owners picked a truly great product to make and sell, and second, they chose a great name – Santa Fe Shutters Limited, which is now one of New Zealand’s most well-known brands. (You’ll see us in the top quality design magazines, like New Zealand House and Garden Magazine).
In 2002, Paul & Gail Christie bought the company and set about turning it into the customer-driven business it is today. For the new owners, the early times were hectic, with a huge learning curve as they worked hard to understand all the intricacies of shutter manufacturing and installations.
The company has since developed rapidly with significant growth generated from the expansion nationwide.
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Today, Gail Christie is the Operations Director of Santa Fe and recognised by many within the building industry as a valuable source of information on expert shutter design and installation. She is in daily contact with architects, interior designers, agents and residential customers helping them to come up with the best most cost-efficient designs and installation systems.
Fellow director, Paul Christie has a strong background in the forest industry, mainly in the timber heartland of Rotorua. He looks after the company’s strategic growth and makes sure the teamwork is there to provide the services needed.
We talk a lot about shutters. And we never miss an opportunity to show off our fantastic blinds. Like every house our products clad, there is a home behind them. At Santa Fe we know that we are more than shutters and blinds, we are home to almost 100 employees across New Zealand.
These people are the heart of our company, and together we work hard to fulfil your dreams. So we would like you to meet the people of Santa Fe. We are brought together by our passion for the products, our keenness for innovation and our love for celebrating that success.
Without further ado, meet some of the Santa Fe team and hear what they have to say about us.
“Working for Santa Fe is like working for your family, each staff member looks after the next like brothers and sisters. The internal support with the opportunity to go out into the market place meeting new interesting people and finding solutions for their homes is always inspiring. Selling a high quality product that always gets rave reviews is very fulfilling.”
“Working at Santa Fe is both interesting and rewarding, there is so much to learn and evolve within the company. You are made to feel a part of the Santa Fe Company immediately and for me encouraged to work with my own strengths and grow them. “
“FULFILLING CUSTOMER DREAMS THROUGH AN EFFORTLESS EXPERIENCE AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS”
Finally our values. Our core values represent what we stand for and with what attitude we come to work. They unite us and help us stay focused on what is most important to us:
“We are customer driven, they are the focus of everything we do.”
“We are passionate about what we do and we take pride in our work, business and products.”
“I am responsible, take ownership, and am accountable for my work and my part in the success of the company.”
“We are ever-growing, ever-updating, ever-learning and ever-improving, innovative change defines us.”
“We could not do it without each other – We collaborate and communicate, we work together in everything we do”
“Everyone plays a part in creating a healthy and safe work environment – We follow protocols, we speak up, we take action and responsibility.”
“We celebrate our efforts and the success this brings!”
We are a constantly growing business and if you like the look of what we do and what we stand for you might just be the next team member to join us. Email Hr@santafe.co.nz for further enquiries about employment opportunities.
Whatever your design theme, we can help you enhance it. We love working with customers to find the right solution, whether in wood or aluminium.
Got an idea? Talk it over with us. We’ll help you find a solution that’s right for you; using any of a number of painted or stained finishes, or custom finishing to perfectly match your colour choice. And don’t forget the added bonus of the great security protection that shutters offer.
We work very hard to make sure our customers are happy. Santa Fe has a well earned reputation as a company “who does what it says, on time”, acts with integrity and provides “award winning” design. Happy customers – and their referrals – tell us that.