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MEET OUR TEAM

OUR FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICES TEAM
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SANDRA GRUBB

Plumbing, Drainage & Gas Fitting
 

I coordinate and allocate any general maintenance jobs from our customers, property managers and maintenance companies.

After 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 I 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 that life's too short, so take the holiday, buy the shoes and eat the cake.

MANAGEMENT TEAM
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MICHAEL BROWN

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

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NICKLAUS RAE

Junior Quantity Surveyor

CALL 03 477 0077
EMAIL nicklaus.rae@adamsnz.com

I work part-time at Adams, handling pricing for plumbing and drainage jobs.  I am also a full-time student working towards my Bachelor's in Construction. This combination of work and study keeps me on my toes, and I learn a ton every day.

You'll find me outdoors, staying active and enjoying sports when I'm not working or hitting the books.  I play social basketball, netball and futsal during the week.  On weekends, you'll find me playing rugby for the Dunedin Sharks.

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ASH FLINTOFF

Plumbing & Gasfitting Estimator

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 my time learning gas fitting. After qualifying as a plumber & gas fitter, I have worked on many projects worldwide 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 teaches kids to swim every Tuesday.

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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, provide quotes and billing etc. I started with Adams in April 2009 as a drainlayer and 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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CHRIS KIRKLAND

Electrical Manager

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

I manage the electrical divisions, run jobs, quote and 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 a daughter. I spend most of my spare time on the harbour racing trailer sailers competing in local and national competitions. I also am interested in music and play both the drums and guitar.

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JAMIE GALLAGHER

Dunedin Drainage Contracts Manager

CALL 03 477 0077

EMAIL jamie.gallagher@adamsnz.com

I have been a Drainlayer for 13 years and was recently given the opportunity to become the Drainage Contracts Manager at Adams. My role is to help project manage various Drainage jobs around Dunedin.

 

I'm married to Nicole and have a one-year-old son called Lewis. Most weekends are filled with visits to the park, playing golf in the summer or renovating our property.

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KELSEY BAKER

Project Manager

CALL 03 477 0077

EMAIL kelsey.baker@adamsnz.com

I recently started as a Project Manager in Dunedin for Adams, focusing on the combined Plumbing and Electrical projects.

I work alongside the Plumbing and Electrical Managers. My role is to look after and run any plumbing or electrical jobs while working closely with subcontractors and customers.

I enjoy playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

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LANCE LUNGLEY

Project Manager

CALL 03 477 0077

EMAIL lance.lungley@adamsnz.com

I am a Plumbing Contracts Manager in Dunedin. I work alongside the Plumbing Manager, and my role is to look after and run Plumbing jobs while working closely with subcontractors and customers.

I have been in the Plumbing industry for 15+ years now; I have been given many opportunities here at Adams since I started in 2015.

 

My wife and I have two German shepherds and are new parents to our baby son Mac. When we aren't busy changing nappies, we love being outdoors, whether it's camping, diving, fishing or hunting.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
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RAY VAN DER VLIET

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

 

I am married to Sandra; we have four children, three boys & one girl ( all left home now ). We are also proud grandparents to four 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 previously worked in trades and sales 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. 

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