ABOUT US

Dukes, transforming spaces since 1958.

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Based in Killara with a sister operation on the Central Coast, Dukes take great pride in providing exceptional, innovative and durable solutions for clients in Sydney, Central Coast and the greater NSW region.

 

1958

Dukes’ original operation began under the guidance of Henk and his wife Jennifer and was known by the name Henk J Dukino Painters and Decorators.

1994

Henk and Jennifer successfully operated the business for 36 years, before ‘passing on the reins’ to their son Peter, which he later re-branded Dukes Painting Services.

2019

Now more commonly known as ‘Dukes’ the business is a well-respected stalwart in the painting industry and delivered many notable projects.

 
 
 
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Dukes have delivered many notable projects, such as the full internal refurbishment of the Sydney Town Hall including the clock face, the Glebe Island Silos, Sailors Home, ASNCo Building and many more.

 

 
 
 

OUR TEAM

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Peter Dukino

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With a genuine passion for painting, in-depth technical knowledge and civil engineering training Dukes have gone from strength to strength under Peter’s leadership. 

His professional qualifications combined with 25 years industry experience enables Peter to continue to deliver effective solutions for the complex challenges of our major projects.

As a former President of the Master Painters Association (NSW), Peter has been formally recognised for his significant 17 year contribution to the Association. 

Highly regarded by his team, Peter continues to set the bar high, challenging each and every member to deliver service excellence.

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Paul Williams

GENERAL MANAGER

With over 20 years experience in the painting industry, Paul brings with him extensive project management experience and first-class technical knowledge, which he has learned from the ground up. 

Paul is responsible for providing hands-on leadership across the business to both our sales and operational teams, as well as providing a high-level visibility to key clients.

Well known for his honesty, transparency and ethical approach in business, Paul continues to build upon the excellent reputation Dukes has in the marketplace.

 
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Brendon Atkinson

Sales and Marketing Manager

Brendon brings passion, creativity and a great depth of understanding of business, earned through more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience.

With a proven track record of transforming businesses throughout his career, Brendon is focused on delivering excellent outcomes by ensuring the client’s commercial objectives are matched by the quality of the workmanship.

His approachability, ‘can-do’ attitude and commitment to his clients is demonstrated by his involvement in all aspects of the project from concept to completion. 

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Joanna Powell

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Joanna is an experienced and customer focused professional, bringing with her a background in construction and account management.

Proactive and efficient in all aspects of service delivery, Joanna is responsible for maintaining a high standard of customer service within Dukes and well as developing longstanding key client relationships in all sectors.

For Joanna, her motto is ‘Customer is King’.

 
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Paul (Leo) Leonardo

PROJECT MANAGER

With over 13 years experience within the construction industry, spanning both the building and painting sectors.  Leo’s methodical approach enables him to deliver a high standard of service to all of his painting and remedial project clients.

Working closely with his clients, industry professionals and project delivery teams Leo manages all aspects of coordination, scheduling and project implementation to deliver a successful outcome and beyond.

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Ian Barry

PROJECT MANAGER

Initially joining Dukes as a painter in 2011, Ian was fast promoted to Senior Foreman for his project management expertise and excellent technical knowledge.

Ian has managed some of Dukes’ most notable and technically complex projects including works at St Kevins Church, Ascot Apartments and remedial works for 1 Oxford Street to name a few.

With his trade background and proven delivery track record, Ian has been tasked with delivery of one Dukes’ largest projects to date at Little Bay.

 
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Scott Lawlor

PROJECT MANAGER

Scott brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge, having served an apprenticeship and gaining his qualifications in both Painting & Decorating and Surface Preparation. 

After completing his training, Scott joined Sydney Ferries as a Senior Foreman where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of 32 vessels, coordinating multiple trades and floating staff.

With great attention to deal, technical knowledge and the ability to project manage multiple projects simultaneously Scott is enjoying utilising his vast skill set in his current role.

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Lauren Dukino

PROJECT COORDINATOR 

Lauren began her career with Dukes, working across key positions within the business over the last five years. During this time, Lauren has gained a solid understanding of the operational, administrative and financial aspects of the business.

She provides the day-to-day administrative support to our Project team, assisting with the scheduling and implementation of Dukes projects.

Lauren has a in-depth understanding of our clients needs and wants.

 

 
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George Milligan

ESTIMATOR

George’s career in painting has spanned over a decade.  George undertook his painting apprenticeship in New Zealand in Painting and Decorating and he has worked in all areas of painting since qualifying, including residential, commercial and industrial.

George joined Dukes initially as a Painter, promoted through to Foreman and tasked with managing Dukes’ high-end residential projects.

More recently George has taken on the key role of Estimator for our small and medium sized painting and remedial projects.

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Tayla Kennedy

OFFICE MANAGER 

As our latest member of the team, Tayla is responsible for keeping the administrative wheels of the business turning using her experience gained in prior office administration and customer service roles.

 

 

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Jon Howieson

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jon Howieson heads up the Dukes Protective Coatings team on the Central Coast and he has over 22 years experience in all aspects of the painting trade.

Jon commenced his career with Dukes as a young Apprentice, later undertaking specialist training in both rope access, scaffolding and protective coatings.

Jon has achieved the international qualification to become a NACE qualified Coating Inspector.

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Mathew Bonsing

Project Manager

Mathew began his career with Dukes Protective Coatings, having qualified following his intensive Dukes apprenticeship.

Now, with 7 years solid experience, Mathew has been tasked with project managing complex painting and protective coating works for the Central Coast.

Mathew has also qualified with NACE as a Level 1 Coatings Inspector.

 
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Brooke Howieson

Office Manager

Brooke has been a part of the Dukes company in various aspects since 2012, taking on the role of Dukes Protective Coatings Office Manager in 2017.

Brooke has a strong background in customer service, contracts administration in the construction industry, and office management.

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Kylie Jones

Accounts Manager

Kylie joined Dukes in 2013, bringing with her a wealth of experience as an Office Manager specialising in company administration and bookkeeping.

 
 
 

Join the team

Our reputation is only as good as our team, which is why we are always on the lookout for great people. Dukes offers a competitive salary, excellent working conditions and the opportunity to continue to develop with access to internal and external training opportunities.

Should you wish to be part of our great team, email us with your resume at:

people@dukes.net.au