below you can find more information about our company

How it All Began

Inside Job started as a very small business in Queenstown almost a decade ago. I started painting back in the high school holidays learning techniques & gaining product knowledge from an experienced painter in Invercargill. After moving to Queenstown a few years later, I was often asked to take up small painting projects by friends & family in the area. As I found I enjoyed painting I decided to start work with a painting company in Queenstown & between their jobs & my own I soon found that I could turn something that I enjoyed into a viable business.

About this time, I met my future husband and started teaching him what I had learnt. We soon found he also had a lot to teach me, transferring a great creative talent that had seen him travel the world as a member of kiwi band 'Salmonella Dub' for 14 years into a painter living in the Wakatipu basin.

What Happened Next

Conan found he loved the creative aspect of the trade and before we knew it, due to great demand of our services, our painting business, Inside Job was born.

We now, together, run a very successful business, & have taken great pride in creating jobs for local people that share our pride for the work and in the past few years Conan has become a qualified painter & we have recently become part of a team of tradesmen that have been recognised for their high end work resulting in a gold award for a home in the category of 1-2 million dollar builds in Central Otago.

Why Choose Us

Starting predominantly with painting, we have over the years become very adept with an extensive selection of finishes including wall coverings, specialty coatings, airless spraying, restoration projects for heritage buildings & also odd jobs creating scene work for the film industry. All our work is guaranteed. We have also become more & more aware of the impact building & painting have on our environment. We are always searching for products we can rely on for quality but are easier on our environment and we are now part of a team creating eco-housing, Passive Housing (Passivhaus)

"Dear Conan and Sara I wanted to drop you just a quick note to thank you for the excellent job repainting the interior of Highview. We were very happy with everything from the promptness of your tender through to the tidy up afterward. Working in with us during a busy time of the year was especially helpful as we had guests coming and going throughout. We have no hesitation in recommending you and in fact we wouldn't bother with the tendering process in the future, we'll just give you a call."
Peter & Fiona Bersani, Highview Retreat

"Inside job were professional, punctual and took pride in their work. Their ideas and product knowledge helped bring the shop alive"
Mike, Detour Clothing

"Conan and Sara of Inside Job have over the course of the last four years carried out and successfully delivered a high standard of workmanship on various contracts, commercial and residential. I have found Conan and Sara to be reliable, conscientious and very knowledgeable in all areas of finishing. Accomplished in spray finishing, paper hanging and product specification."
James Clarke, Optimus Project Management

"I have used Sara & Conan from Inside Job for a number of jobs both for my clients and personally. They have always delivered quality work within the timeframes agreed and been extremely obliging and easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone requiring the services of a qualified painter and decorator."
Craig Dow, General Manager, Queenstown Accomodation Centre