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Two businesses that really impressed me

Hi folks,

As we all know time flies and as I get older it seems to fly much faster, I’m not sure if that’s due to a 21st century work lifestyle, always connected via phone to internet, emails and phone calls or it’s simply a sign of age. (Feel free to let me know) As regular readers know I write my musings every 2 weeks, a lot of the time it gets repetitive as there is only so much I can write about our local market and trends and the reality is that I’m heavily reliant on the sales stats from REINZ coming through which they won’t until the end of this week, 2 days after you see this in The Leader.

So this week I would like to change tack and  mention 2 other businesses that I have been hugely impressed with in the last week, one a new local business and the other Wellington based but a lifesaver in light of the new drink driving levels and working in the Hutt Valley as well. It’s not really real estate but when you see a good product it’s good to tell other people (No, I don’t get paid for this)

The first company is Matrix Homes. What a superb marketing week they had last week, the factory officially opened by Bill English, coverage on TV3 news and a great article in The Dom Post, especially brilliant as they are a local Upper Hutt company which seems to be in great growth mode, with the creation of new jobs which is something our fair city needs. I look forward to watching Matrix Homes ongoing success and which the directors all the best for the future.

Check out their website

Another business filling a gap in the market is Had One, they are a Wellington based driving company who pick you up and drive your car home, cheaper than a cab and more importantly a lot safer for those who have had a drink.  I use this service occasionally and it removes any doubt about whether I’m over the limit or not, (2 drinks being my limit) in fact I’m sure I could have driven on occasion but the risks are too great, not only to me but my passengers as well.

The owner is Kevin and his phone number is 021 632 686

If you are thinking of selling your home, would like an appraisal, or want more information on the Upper Hutt property market please call me on the numbers below or contact me via email alternately fill in your details here on my website.

Kind regards,
Steve Slicker

(04) 212 6787
0275 661 949


Steve Slicker, Upper Hutt Real Estate

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley