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I am delighted to write this letter of recommendation for Rob who has been engaged by me for some years to complete different types of repair work on a regular basis.

When it comes to builders, I have seen and dealt with a few over 37 years, and I have to give testament to Rob who with his professional friendly manner and no-nonsense approach to achieving the work that is required to be completed on time, always good attention to detail and is committed expressing his compassion for something he loves to do.

It was no surprise to hear that he has been nominated for the New Zealand Small Business Award for customers service and satisfaction as I feel that he is very deserving of such an honour.

I wish you every success Rob.

June R Partridge

Rob, the Gentleman Who Can has done work for us in our house in Karaka Bay Auckland. Always fine work and very reliable. When we decided to sell our house recently, he suggested a simple make-over of respraying the kitchen doors,  painting them all white and putting in a new fridge (which he plumbed to the water supply).  The kitchen was a big hit with all our friends and made the house look much more modern. It was an inexpensive solution and almost certainly helped in our successful sale of the house.  I find Rob a very engaging, intelligent and courteous person.  It is a pleasure to have him working in the house, a bit like having a nice house-guest visiting from England who fixes everything he sees for you! I highly recommend him.

Jeffrey Masson, Ph.D.
Karaka Bay

Rob has completed a number of renovations and maintenance jobs around our property.  No matter what size of the task he applies himself so the outcome is always the same excellent quality, and always at a reasonable cost.

Rob’s work for us has ranged from a full laundry renovation, through to the building of a custom made bench and planters on our deck and a number of minor works. Whatever we’ve been looking to improve around the house, Rob’s brought his expertise and gentle guidance to bear, understanding what we’re looking to achieve and offering sound advice on what the best way to proceed may be.  He is a delight to have around the house, a cheerful presence and a true gentleman who can.

We’re happy to recommend Rob’s services to anyone considering him.

Justin Tighe-Umbers

Thanks for doing the handyman work at Ladies Mile. It was such a pleasure to find the work well done and left so tidy.

Ethne Thomas

I have used Rob’s service for my own home as well as two tenanted properties within the past few months.

Rob was just amazing in the way he was able to take my ideas to create a second bathroom/ en-suite from out of an existing hallway, in my home.  He was faced with barriers at every point along the way because of the tightness of the space, but what I now have is just as I envisioned. It has the *wow* factor.  Everyone that sees it says that too, and they all want one!  This is how Rob’s business flourishes! By word of mouth.

Rob has done similar work for me on two rental properties.  One was to create a parking space that a neighbour had crimped away.  It involved reshaping the roof and laying a floating concrete plinth. It now functions as it should but also looks stylish. He is Good!

Sharlene Ryan
St Heliers

“Dear Robbie, Thank you for the renovation work completed on our home and Bach. You are indeed a gentleman, it was a pleasure to have you around. The outcome of the work is testimony to your diverse range of skills, superb attention to detail and innovative approach. Your suggestions were always sensible and kept us on track and within budget. Equally, you remained open to our ideas and stayed focused on what we wanted to achieve. As a result, we are thrilled with the ‘new look’ and others have admired your workmanship. With that in mind, we would be happy to talk to others about the quality of your work so please feel free to provide our details to prospective clients.
Once again, many thanks.”


Rob spent a week at our home repairing our picket fence and working his way through a long list of smaller maintenance items. Rob did a fantastic job – he was extremely versatile, the quality of his work was meticulous and he provided a very cost-effective service. Rob was also a pleasure to deal with as he was always punctual, courteous and efficient. We would not hesitate to use Rob again and recommend his handyman services without reservation.”


We have used Rob to do work at our own home and at a rental property, and have found his work to be excellent. Nothing is too big or too small for him and he just gets on and does it all with a minimum of fuss.
Mr and Mrs Hunter

“The Gentleman Who Can certainly lived up to his name whilst fitting out our new store on Queen Street.  The standard to which the work was done was exceptional and we would not hesitate to refer him to anyone.

Communication was key throughout this project and Rob managed to take our pipe dream and turn it into a fully functioning commercial space.

We look forward to our next project  where we will definitely be calling upon The Gentleman Who Can’s services again.”

Gemma Miles Managing Director Dip IT

“Hi Rob, just wanted to let you know that we have received fantastic feedback for your workmanship and ability over the past week.

You’ve done a brilliant job not only with the tables & corrugated iron but also very easy to work with and take instructions.  As you would know there are so many cowboys out there!!

Looking forward to sending lots more work your way in the future and to meet you.”

Laurie McClintock  Ashcroft Homes

Rob has completed several maintenance jobs around my property demonstrating the highest level of workmanship and communication together with overall integrity.  One job, in particular, had totally perplexed others who had considered it and Rob was able to pinpoint the cause immediately and resolve the problem.  He is a lateral thinker who is both creative, highly skilled and conscientious.  I recommend him very highly to anyone who wants a job well done.”

Margaret Brooks

 “Rob fixed up all my old and very tired sash windows.  I believe that this is a very tricky job and needs someone who knows what he is doing.  Rob certainly took on the job in a professional and thorough manner.  I would not hesitate to employ him again.”

Mary Nissen
St Heliers

“Rob spent several weeks working on our house tackling all the things on my to-do list.  He was very capable, careful and incredibly well organised.  Best of all, he was also very tidy, used his initiative and was a pleasure to have around.  I thoroughly recommend him.”

Darryn Pegran

Mt Eden

” Rob thank you so much all your work is fantastic.”

Angela Moore


“Rob completed work on upgrading a shower unit and ceiling.  He plastered, tiled, grouted, cleaned up and did a great job at a reasonable price.

Not only that, Rob is very pleasant to deal with and we would not hesitate in recommending him to others”

Julian Mumford


“Rob, is, without doubt, the best tradesman I’ve ever had the pleasure to use.  Not much is beyond him.  He delivers in spades.  He does what is agreed, to the highest standard, with the time agreed and all at a very reasonable price.  His company name is very apt, he is a real gentleman, and is most certainly someone who can.  He will supply the right solution to your home maintenance headaches that others cannot.  I wish I’d started using him way sooner than I have.  He is really that good”

Greg Nikoloff

Rob is the man to call for the handyman stuff you just can’t do yourself. He is reliable, competent, versatile and most of all he’s a nice guy to have around the house. I totally recommend him.

St Heliers

Rob, thanks for doing such an awesome job repairing the floor tiles in our surgery.  We’re very appreciative of your flexibility, working outside of usual business hours to get the job done, and the patience showed when one of our nurses inadvertently stepped on a tile that had not set meaning that part of the job had to be redone.
Your service is extremely professional, and your communication was excellent with the end result being a great quality job.  Thank you!!



Rob has helped us out with a number of jobs around our home, including finding and repairing troublesome leaks. Rob has always done an excellent and very professional job, 
he is efficient, tidy and friendly to have around the house. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Rob to anyone.



Rob recently completed some work on our property in St Heliers.
From first contact, pricing and completion of the work, I can honestly say we have been totally impressed by Rob’s Service, workmanship, tidiness, communication and professionalism.
Everything was done on time on budget and without any hassle ……exactly as agreed.
Rob Graham is a gentleman who says he can and who does what he says.


St Heliers

Rob is everything you want in a tradesman; effective at his job and ON TIME! I will certainly be using Rob for any jobs in the future.



Rob Graham repainted the tongue and groove in our kitchen and enlarged a cupboard in 2017. It was a fiddly and time-consuming job, particularly as every little notch and groove had to be cleaned, filled etc.  We are delighted with the outcome. It looks fabulous and has had lots of compliments. The cupboard is perfectly matched to the tongue and groove and is now a lot more useful! Rob is meticulous and, moreover, a thoroughly pleasant person to deal with.
We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wants a top quality result.

Victoria Bell and Christopher Price. 


Rob certainly is ‘a gentleman who can’ fix anything and has successfully managed to keep our house in a state of good repair! He will take on any job no matter how big or small and completes the work to a high standard.

Rob and Jo

Mission Bay

We’ve had Rob do a number of jobs around our home – carpentry, tiling, and general maintenance.  Nothing is ever too much trouble and it gets done on time as promised !! Would always recommend his services

John and Cat

Mount Eden 2018

Rob from A Gentleman Who Can has done a number of jobs for me and my family over the past years.  His work is always exceptional and I have found his customer service to be of a very high standard. He always greets you with a smile, nothing is too much trouble and he’s a pleasure to have around.  I would definitely recommend Rob.



Rob completed some work for my elderly parents in a small flat in Remuera. I found Rob helpful, timely and considerate. The work was complete to an excellent standard and enabled the flat to be rented very quickly. I cold not recommend Rob more highly for his customer service and patience with my elderly parents.