PART OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
There’s a familiar feel when you visit a Gerrand Floorings showroom. We’ve been part of the local community since 1986 and our team are proud to build on this history continuing our promise to deliver on quality service, product and price.
We’re still a locally owned family business – today operated by second generation, Leanne and her husband, Tony who’ve been at the helm since 2008 – and now often working with second generation clients who grew up in their family home on a Gerrand Floorings floor.
Being an independent store, free from any franchise restrictions or directives you’re still dealing with the same family values and ideals. With this independence, they are able to be part of the Flooring Foundation umbrella with the Feltex and Godfrey Hirst brands – allowing clients access to national promotions and opportunities.
Over the years Gerrand Floorings name has been carried throughout the country and staff and vehicles are often seen in areas outside the Bay of Plenty.
Gerrand Floorings staff are called upon regularly by market leading floor covering suppliers and Floor NZ for their recommendations and comments on floor covering issues, initiatives, feedback and recommendations on industry improvements.
Gerrand Floorings have a strong relationship with many interior designers, architects, specifiers and local builders, both independent and volume operated – in conjunction with this they were a founding member and continue with their membership of Team local – a local programme for the construction industry recognising quality subcontractors.
Gerrand Floorings regularly feature as the dominant floor coverings supplier in the homes that win awards in the Bay of Plenty and Nationally.
At Gerrand Floorings we pride ourselves on getting involved, rolling our sleeves up and committing to projects and events that we feel support our local community and help to create a vibrant place to live.
We do this through sponsorship, volunteering, donations and collaboration. We’re extremely proud of what our team and our business actively participate in and give back to the Bay of Plenty. As a locally owned and operated business we feel we have a responsibility to make a difference to our community.
Sponsors and Trustee Member - Tarnished Frocks and Divas
Sponsors - More FM Stuff the Bus in support of local charities
Sponsors - Mount Sports Club - #8 Jersey, Womens rugby and Club Sponsor
Sponsors - Interior Lifestyle category - Registered Master Builders House of the Year
Te Tuinga Whanau – (Homeless Shelter for displaced families)
Mount Maunganui Surf Life Saving Club - flooring in the new club house
Summer Hills Planting programme - in support of The Thorne Group's 2019 HOY achievements
Papamoa Surf Life saving Club - raising funds for the new surf club build in conjunction with GJ Gardner Homes
The Great Tauranga Duck Race - with the Te papa Rotary Club for community events and organisations.
Current Donations and volunteering:
Donations - Offcuts and timbers ends to Men’s Shed - Tauranga Historic Village
Donations - Carpet offcuts for the Healthy Homes programme - Te Awanui Community Housing Trust
Volunteering & donations - Knitting for the Middlemore Foundation premature babies.
Over the years we have also supported a number of charities for community home builds and floor coverings.
Members of Team Local since it’s inception in 1999
Sustainable flooring is both a focus for us and our suppliers. Our core suppliers are consistently developing innovative eco products and sourcing sustainable materials. There is focus on using sustainable manufacturing processes for many of their flooring options, Gerrand Flooring also go beyond production and look at ways we can help the environment through recycling and reusing offcuts and packaging.
At Gerrand Floorings;
All our cardboard cores are recycled
Underlay offcuts are collected and sent back to the manufacturer to upcycle
Carpet uplifts are given to builders to use as slab protectors
Vinyl uplifts are recycled and upcycled as part of the Polyflor initiative. See the Polyflor website for details here
With an ongoing interest in sustainable and environmentally friendly products and practices Gerrand Floorings will endeavor to make a positive impact on the health of our environment and our consumers.