Our History


At Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry we have a proud and proven track record spanning more than 30 years. 

Garry Nugent Joinery

Prior to 2014 the company that is now Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry was Garry Nugent Joinery (established in 1983). In the 30 years Garry ran the business it earned a reputation for top-notch service in the design, building and installation of unique residential and commercial kitchens to suit all types of budgets and the requirements requested of clients throughout Hawke's Bay ... and beyond.

In its time Garry Nugent Joinery won many awards including:

  • 2007 – New Zealand Master Joiner Awards
    Best Kitchen
    Supreme Award
  • 2008 – Best Kitchen Under $15,000 Award
  • 2008 – Best HB/Poverty Bay Region Award
  • 2011 – Best HB/Poverty Bay Region Award
  • 2012 – Best Kitchen Under $15,000 Award

Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry

Craig carried out an apprenticeship in cabinet making at MJ Stark Ltd in Hastings, where he worked for nine years prior to coming to Garry Nugent Joinery in 1991. Coming onboard to assist in a major kitchen building contract, Craig continued as a contractor / part-time for several years before joining Garry full-time in 1996. For the next 18 years Craig held the role of foreman before buying the business and taking over the reins in 2014.

Looking Forward

From 2014 and the change of ownership, Garry continues to work part-time along with wife Bette, sharing his knowledge and expertise when required, as he prepares for a well-earned retirement.