"Old Library is one of Whangarei’s heritage buildings, housing the community art centre. Being an old building that has been converted from a library, we are constantly needing to upgrade facilities and alter aging aspects of the building, all the time bearing in mind the special nature of the heritage values. Mike Lindsay, of Building & Fire Services, has been a core member of the design team, ensuring that safety aspects are fully integrated into all planning. Mike is personable, a great communicator and always ready and willing to offer sensible and meaningful advice. I don’t think I am exaggerating when I write that, without Mike and Building & Fire Services, Old Library would not be where we are today, a central and thriving part of the Whangarei community. Thanks Mike."
Laurence Berry
Old Library Ltd.
"We found Mike very pleasant, patient and helpful to work with, nothing was ever too much trouble. Mike always followed up and we never felt pressured."
Gary & Bev Brown
"Just a quick note to say thanks to Building and Fire Services for all your help with training, servicing (and replacing) gear and for managing us through the fire drill yesterday. Mike was a total pro and made it all clear and easy for us. The extra people we can get into the space with the new fire plan will make a big difference to the number of ticket sales which in turn will help to keep ONEONESIX going. We don’t get any funding at the moment so support from local businesses like Building and Fire Services is really important."
Matt Keene
"On behalf of the Whangarei Heads Volunteer Surf Life Saving Patrol, I would like to thank you for your support in carrying out the six monthly fire extinguisher check and waiver of fees for this as a donation to the club. For an organisation that relies entirely on donations to keep our operation running, every contribution that we receive means we can continue to provide an effective surf life saving service at Ocean Beach, Whangarei Heads. Your generosity will make a difference to the service we are able to provide, as it will allow us to use funding in other areas such as training our lifeguards in life saving first aid skills, which doesn’t just benefit beach users, it benefits all members of the community that these volunteers interact with. We really appreciate your support as it helps us to continue to hold this important life saving role in the community. Thank you so much."
Chris Palmer
Whangarei Heads Surf Life Saving
"I attended a fire combo training and found instructor Mike Lindsay to be extremely well informed, educational and hands on."
Susan Boyle
Auckland Council
"Mike Lindsay, Director of Building & Fire Services, has been running our fire training at North Haven Hospice since the beginning of 2010. Building & Fire Services cater for all our fire training needs. Mike has also assisted in setting up and running our fire drills both at North Haven Hospice and at the Allsorts shop. Mike has generously provided this training for us free of charge. This year we also engaged Mike in specific fire training for those working in the Hospice shop. Mike has been responsive to the specific needs of our service and I would recommend others to use his company."
Samantha Boyd
Palliative Care Education Facilitator, Whangarei, Kaipara and Mid North
"Mike’s knowledge and engagement with our Active Attitude holiday programme children was fantastic. The presentation was set at a level where all of the children could understand. Our Holiday programme children loved being able to sit on the fire truck and learn about all the different parts. A fantastic one-hour session where all children came away with a sound understanding of fire safety. We look forward to having Building and Fire Services visit us again for future holiday programmes."
Grace Houghton
"National Consultants Limited has dealt with Building and Fire Services for a few years. We have sought specialist advice from Mike and found that the level of knowledge of specialist areas of fire safety compliment our own area of competence and skills. We have also provided services to, and through, BFS where they have asked for assistance. We consider this to be a great strength and a sign of a responsible and customer focused company. We would have no hesitation in recommending BFS and we hope to continue to build on our partnership in the coming years."
Alan Moule
National Consultants
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kindness, support and help. You made a very stressful situation so much easier for myself and the children. You are definitely No.1 in our eyes."
Karen Stephens
"In our industry, we need to ensure that nothing is left to chance. The team have given us top notch service in conjunction with additional hands on training where necessary. My dealings with the crew have been straight forward, no fuss… job done. Would be delighted to recommend their services to all."
Wendy Ihaka
NDSfuel Ltd
"I sincerely believe Mike’s style of sales and consulting and operation should be the mandate of all sales staff to be followed. His professional, mature nature with a willingness to assist, is merely one positive attribute that separates him from others in the industry."
Jennifer Beck
"Your attention to detail and excellent customer service is a credit to you, but what keeps us coming back is your honesty. In your line of work you have to keep everyone happy and you do this by being yourself. You are open and upfront in your work. In all of our dealings with you we have always walked away totally satisfied that you have done your best for us."
Zane & Carey-Ann Wood
"As an Early Childhood Centre we expect our Fire Safety procedures to always be up to date and effective for our centre and the safety of our children and staff. For many years Mike and his team at Building & Fire Services Ltd have been contracted to our centre for all our Fire Safety and building safety needs. Any questions we have they answer quickly and professionally and they come early mornings for our fire alarm checks which suit us due to how many children we have attend and are always respectful and polite."
Centre Manager
Christopher and Robin Early Childhood Centre
"On behalf of the Kamo Soccer Board, I would most sincerely thank Mike for the generous offer to cancel all invoices for the clubrooms and training hub. This Sponsorship will help the club with it’s cash flows and enable the club to channel more funds into Youth Football at the Club. Many thanks."
Chas Flower
Chairman to the Kamo Soccer Board
"I found your approach and manner easy to deal with and dealing with you was a pleasure. You went the extra distance and I really appreciate that."
Richard Parrish