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 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 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 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, 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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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 an extra plug needs installed, a couple of 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 seven years and have recently been 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 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, managing contracts, invoicing, quotes, and solving 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 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 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

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, and 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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DAVID CASBOLT

Estimator

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 offer quotes 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.

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BRENT EADY

Central Otago Contracts Manager

CALL 03 445 4916
EMAIL brent.eady@adamsnz.com

I run renovation & new house build projects for clients in both Queenstown and Cromwell areas and provide quotes for minor maintenance and renovation work & I manage the gas fitting side of Adams in Central Otago. 
 

I am married to Jo and have two adult daughters.

I enjoy taking the boat out fishing or cruising in the Mustang in my spare time.

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.