Anaru Marshall, Chief Executive
Kia ora, Welcome to our website and more importantly WISE Better Homes as an organisation. We are a charitable trust with a focus on creating employment in the community.
Please spend some time here and find out more about the services that we deliver and the activities in which we are involved. There just may be something we can do for you.
If you have any queries or you would like to know more about what we do, please contact us; We look forward to hearing from you.
WISE Better Homes is not just a company that supplies and installs insulation. It is a community focused non-profit charitable trust delivering employment initiatives and insulating houses throughout Taranaki since 1998.
WISE is an acronym for Waitara Initiatives Supporting Employment, and the Trust was started in the late 1990’s with a land care service that is still operating today; this included firewood collection and distribution, section clearing, gardening and site maintenance.
In the year 2000, the Trust expanded the operation to include an insulation service which has developed over the years into the main focus of the organisation. Since this time we have insulated well over 10,000 homes and created 300 jobs throughout the Taranaki region, and Rotorua.
As part of the Insulation service Wise is able to offer people subsidies ranging from 20% to 50% of the cost for insulating their homes. This funding comes from a variety of sources such as EnergyWise Warm Up New Zealand scheme (EECA - Government), Healthy Homes scheme, TSB Bank, Taranaki Electricity Trust and the various District Councils to name a few. The level of funding available for each home is dependent on ownership of the property, age, health and financial status of the occupant. Regardless if someone meets the criteria or not, we are still able to offer a minimum of 20% subsidy which is still a fantastic deal.
Another Service that stands us apart from other insulation companies is that we provide Free No Obligation Insulation Assessments and we are known for the quality of our workmanship.
A great aspect of being a non-profit organisation is that any profit made is put back into the community through not only the insulation scheme but also the Community Garden that Wise operates on its Premises. They also donate freshly grown vegetables and firewood to other charities like the local food bank.