MEET OUR TEAM

OUR FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICES TEAM
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SANDRA GRUBB

Plumbing, Drainage & Gas Fitting
 

I co-ordinate and allocate any general maintenance jobs from our customers, property managers and maintenance companies.

After previously working in administration & shipping in a meat processing plant. I started with Adams in 2007. Initially I knew very little about plumbing but I am very organised and have learned a lot over the past 12 years and now know how to boss plumbers around!

I am married with a son & daughter and we live in Brighton across from the beach,  we enjoy taking our dogs for walks and spending time with family & friends - my motto is: life's too short so take the holiday, buy the shoes and eat the cake.

OUR CONTRACT MANAGERS
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ASH FLINTOFF

Dunedin Plumbing & Gas fitting Contracts Manager

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL ash.flintoff@adamsnz.com

I run renovation & new house build projects for clients & I manage the gas fitting side of Adams. I started with Adams in 2009 as a certified plumber & gas fitter, and have been a  contract manager since late 2009. Before that I started my apprenticeship with the gas department in 1981 spending most of the time learning gas fitting. After qualifying as a plumber & gas fitter I have work on many projects around the world before settling back in Dunedin in 1995.

 

I am married with a teenage son and daughter, I spend most of my spare time walking & I am a member of the Otago Tramping & Mountaineering Club. I'm also a qualified swim teacher & member of the Kiwi Swimming Club coaching team that teach kids to swim every Tuesday.

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CHRIS KIRKLAND

Electrical Manager

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL chris.kirkland@adamsnz.com

I manage the electrical divisions, run jobs, quoting billing etc. I started with Adams in late 2005 as an electrician and have since worked my way up to manager.

 

I am married with a young family, one son and daughter, I spend most of my spare time out on the harbour racing trailer sailers competing in local and national competitions. I also have an interest in music and play both the drums and guitar.

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BRENDON OATS

Dunedin Electrical Contracts Manager

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL brendon.oats@adamsnz.com

At Adams I meet customers and help with electrical designs for anything from a new house to a bathroom renovation. I also provide quotes for smaller jobs, whether its an extra plug installed or a couple light fittings changed or a rewire. I'm your man.

I have been in the electrical trade for 12 years. I have been with Adams for 7 years, and have recently promoted internally to my current position.

I love to travel (25 countries so far). I like brewing beer, BBQ'ing and smoking meats. I also enjoy listening to and playing music and attending live shows. I always have something on the go whether it's my own home renovations or trying to finish another pet project.

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MARK HOWIE

Dunedin Plumbing Manager

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL mark.howie@adamsnz.com

I manage a team of 30 plumbers and drainlayer doing various tasks, manage contracts, invoicing, quotes, and solve customers' problems. As a plumber by trade, I have worked at Adams since 2005.

I am married with two adult children and one grandson. Enjoy tarh & deer hunting. Also enjoy holidays in warmer climates.

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MICHAEL BROWN

Sales Manager

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL michael.brown@adamsnz.com

I am your go to person in Dunedin for any plumbing, gas fitting or drainage quote and also look after small contracts. I completed apprenticeships in plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying. Then later completed two diplomas in Building Control Surveying. 

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, mountain biking, hunting and fishing.

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GLEN VAN DER VLIET

Dunedin Drainage Manager

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL glen.vandervliet@adamsnz.com

I manage the drainage division in Dunedin, run jobs, quoting billing etc. I started with Adams in April 2009 as a drain-layer and have since worked my way up to a Contract's Manager in 2012.

​I have one son and daughter (twins) and a partner, I do a lot of river, lake, and sea fishing when the weather lets me, I'm a keen car enthusiast and enjoy watching the Supercar V8 racing and most other car racing. 

 

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SCOTT RYAN

Central Otago Branch Manager

CALL 03 445 4916
EMAIL scott.ryan@adamsnz.com

My role as Branch Manager is to oversee the Central Otago Branch of Adams; ensuring efficient operation on a day to day basis, recruitment, fostering a positive and safe working environment, providing quotes, ongoing support to staff & clients and networking to improve the growth and reputation of the branch and company.

I am married to Paula and together we have 2 adult children. In my spare time you will usually find me pottering on our lifestyle block, tinkering on my recently purchased vintage car or boating on the lake with friends and family.  

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DAVID CASBOLT

Dunedin Electrical Contracts Manager

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL david.casbolt@adamsnz.com

My role here at Adams is to meet with customers to provide the best solution to their electrical needs. I also provide quote for jobs, from electrical requirements for bathroom renovations, kitchen upgrades, or any electrical additions to your home. 

I have worked for Adams since 2020, being recently promoted to my current role.

 

I am married to Sarah and we have three children, two sons and a daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and being involved in football, either playing, coaching or watching. 

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GEOFF ABURN

Estimator

CALL 03 477 0077

EMAIL geoff.aburn@adamsnz.com

I am newly employed as a plumbing estimator. I have been in the industry for over 20 years and have been part of some exciting projects over the years from the Stadium to the prison.

 

I am married to Jane and have a son called Ethan. I enjoy football and still play on Saturdays and coach Ethan’s team as well.

Russell Parker

RUSSELL PARKER

Central Otago Contracts Manager

CALL 03 445 4916
EMAIL russell.parker@adamsnz.com

My role is to manage staff and clients, quote large and small contracts, actively meet and greet to obtain work, prepare end of month invoicing, ensure workplace functions properly, address any maintenance or staff vehicle issues, ensure the correct training and support is given to apprentices.

I’m married with two sons. When I have some spare time I enjoy golfing, fishing, biking, curling and chilling out at our Naseby bach listening to six sixty.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
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RAY VAN DER VLIET

Working in the Administration environment for the last 25 years lead me to my current position with Adams as the Administration Manager for the team. In this role I am responsible for all aspects of the Administration functions within the business. I have also been a Director of the company for the past 9 years.

 

I am married to Sandra, we have 4 children 3 boys & 1 girl ( all left home now ) We are also proud grandparents to  4 awesome grandchildren. My interests include my Family and Friends, Car Racing, Fishing, Rugby and Gardening. 

Director / Administration Manager

MARK PRESTON

MARK PRESTON

Managing Director

I worked in trades and sales previously before starting at Adams in 2004 and then taking over the business in 2010. I enjoy leading the Company through its current and future expansion. I am married with three children and enjoy travel and the outdoors.