I’ve known Oscar since he first arrived in New Zealand and employed him on numerous projects since his early days as a self employed odd job man until now with Pikapika Homes Ltd and his very competent team. The last job was in the summer of 2017 where I did a complete refit of a two story cedar town house. The work included  replacing rotten framing timber, replacing a rotten deck (sub structure and decking), paving, rebuilding a wooden fence and that was only the exterior. Inside the bathroom was gutted and a new shower and vanity installed by the suppliers which required new framing to fasten too and  new gib and gib repairs. Oscar took care of all that as well as gib repairs throughout the building. His team painted the complete interior to a very fair standard and always clean up after they finish. All rubbish was removed from the site and he even gathered a team of cleaners to go through the whole building after floor coverings went down and new appliances were fitted. His team’s ability to take care of a such a large range of tasks makes him the ideal choice for landlords refitting a rental property (as I was) or busy people who just want the issues fixed with no physical involvement on their part. Oscar is very honest and extremely hard working. He’s fluent in English, Japanese and Spanish and will speak all three languages on site. All in all he is very good to deal with and a pleasure to work with.  

Ross West

I feel privileged to be asked by Oscar to write a testimonial to his work which of course includes his character for, in both, he is exemplary. I have employed Oscar for every single job that has needed doing to maintain my home and my bach. He has plastered and painted the interiors of two houses, hung pictures, put up shelving, erected cabins, put polished concrete floors down, fixed fences and polished decks. It seems Oscar can turn his hand to anything! The greatest thing though is that he is such a pleasure to work with. No job is too small or too big for Oscar as he genuinely wants to help you sort your life out. The only thing I can do to thank Oscar is to offer him my endorsement so please call me if you need any confirmation of this testimonial.

Ashleigh Ogilvie-Lee 
CEO, SlapSee

I am very happy to recommend Oscar and Pikapika Homes. They have recently painted the inside of my home and I am delighted with the result. They have great attention to detail, are very organised, considerate and the standard of painting was wonderful.


I have a home and a backpacker hostel in Auckland. We have had Oscar to do our maintenance for more than 6 years. He is a really great person to deal with. He is helpful, comes up with good solutions, his price is fair and his work very good. I thoroughly recommend Pikapika Homes.

Adriane Swinburn
Brown Kiwi Backpackers, Auckland

Oscar and his team painted the exterior of my villa in Grey Lynn and I was delighted with their work. It was a difficult job because, like most old houses, the exterior needed a lot of minor repairs and some fretwork replacing as the painting progressed. As Oscar has carpentry skills, he was happy to take on these extra tasks while painting, which streamlined the whole process. Oscar is extremely polite, tidy, patient and conscientious. The whole team worked quietly, efficiently and without leaving a mess. I was happy to leave them on the property and provide access to my home, as I felt that they were all trustworthy and respectful of my property. I recommend Oscar and Pika Pika Homes to anyone who needs interior or exterior painting, decorating and repairs.

Amy West

When the tedious job of painting the inside of our Playcentre came up Oscar and his team were happy to help. With a lot of windows, small and hard to access spaces, lots of skirting and things to be painted around needed to be done we were happy to leave this job to professionals. We packed up for the school holidays and when we returned two weeks later we were thrilled at the makeover we came back too. The interior looks amazing, the fresh paint has made a tired space look light, bright and new again. The finish is fantastic and we will definitely be calling in Pikapika Homes for our next project!

Vicki Wilson
Blockhouse Bay Playcentre