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The team you can trust

We put much of our success down to teamwork. We have invested a lot of time and effort into building a good team here at Kitchen Express and we are supported by reliable and qualified tradespeople.

Christchurch and Ashburton

Kitchen Express was first established in Papanui, Christchurch in 1988. We moved to our Mandeville Street showroom in 2000.  The Ashburton showroom was opened by Russell Ellis in January 2009, in East Street. Both showrooms are designed to give you a wide selection of kitchens to choose from and help you to decide what you’d like.

Since we began we have installed over 12,000 kitchens and have mainly grown by word of mouth. Many satisfied customers have helped us grow by recommending us to their friends and families. We also make many kitchens for repeat customers, who have come back to us when they’ve moved or bought an investment property. We’re a busy operation and we’ve honed all procedures to make us as efficient as possible. You’ve probably seen our Kitchen Express cars driving around to yet another job!

Meet the owners

At Kitchen Express your renovation or new kitchen installation is managed by our experienced designers and owners.  In Christchurch, Rick, Mark, Greg and Lynda are the owners, in Ashburton it’s Russell, you can read about them here. They’re all friendly and approachable with lots of great ideas and advice. They’re supported by their experienced Personal Assistants and designers Jane, Joy, Andrea, Karin and Olivia, so there’s always someone on hand to take your call and answer your questions.

Rick – has been involved with Kitchen Express since 2002 and has been in the industry for over 15 years.

Mark – is originally from England and has been in the Kitchen industry for 24 years. He spent 10 years in the Manufacture and Design of bespoke kitchens in England and has 14 year’s experience of Sales and Manufacture of kitchens here in New Zealand.

Greg – has been at Kitchen Express since 2006, after completing a NKBA Kitchen Design Course.  He previously worked as a teacher and a sports administrator.

Russell – operates our Ashburton branch and joined Kitchen Express in 2009.

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Lynda – has joined Kitchen Express in 2016 with over 10 years in the kitchen industry as a freelance designer.  Lynda’s pursuits have always been creative, including sign-writer, display artist and wedding florist.  She also has an extensive background in corporate sales roles.


Our suppliers and sub contractors

Our suppliers and sub contractors are part of the team. We trust them and rely on them to do an excellent job and they don’t let us down.

We also work in with Harvey Norman Commercial, Christchurch and now display their appliances in our showroom. As part of this solid relationship we are able to offer you preferential client referral for any of their product lines.

In today’s market it’s often hard to find a good trades person who isn’t busy.  We have long standing relationships with our trades, (our longest is 25 years), this all helps ensure your installation is stress free.

Sefton Early – Seaview Project Management

MikeTerris  & David Allen – Complete Installation Company (CIC)

Alec Lawless – Optimum Installations

Michael Read – Installation Specialists

Ray – Woodbury Plumbing Co Ltd

Damon & Nathan – South Island Electrical

Wayne Denison (Pedro) – JMW Electrical Services

For a free measure and quote in your home or from your plans call us today!