OUR TEAM

 

Michael Foote

General Manager /  Director / Shareholder

Mike started with the company in 1997 as the estimator and was promoted to Manager when the company was reformatted in 2000.  He is responsible for estimating, allocating and supervising work on top of his Management duties.

When Mike’s not enjoying time with his wife and two young boys he can usually be found on the golf course (have you seen his Jack Nicklaus jacket taking up pride of place in reception?) or playing cricket or mountain biking.

 

Neil Warriner

Director / Plumbing Foreman / Shareholder

Neil’s been with Plumbing & Gas Works since May 2000.  He is a Certifying Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer.

Neil served his apprenticeship in Hamilton and later spent time in Australia working in the industry there. He’s also qualified in laying and jointing HDPE piping for underground gas mains and is IQP (independently qualified person) in Backflow Prevention testing and surveying.

Neil has 2 girls and 1 boy and is currently experiencing the joys of building a new family home.

 

Shane Woodcock

Maintenance Manager / Director / Shareholder / Health & Safety Representative

Shane is one of our newer members who joined our team in July 2015, although has plenty of experience in the industry.  Shane is a Certified Plumber and Certified Gasfitter.  He is also an IQP person for backflow prevention device testing.

When not at working, he enjoys spending time with his young family (2 boys).  He also enjoys fishing and hunting (if he has any spare time).

 

Sarah

Office Manager / Shareholder

Also another newby to the Team, Sarah joined us in June 2015 after taking a year out of the workforce to spend more time with the family.

When she’s not utilising her Project Management Skills at work to keep the guys in-line, you can quite often find her ferrying one of her three young boys to after school sports.   During the weekend she enjoys catching up with friends or if time permits potting around their lifestyle block (or is that life sentence block).

 

Greg

Greg joined PGW as an apprentice back in March 1998.   As a long standing team member and Certifying Plumber & Gasfitter you can quite often find him on a commercial or industrial contract.  Greg has 1 daughter and is also very passionate about his motorbike.

 

Jacob

Jacob is also another long standing team member who started with Plumbing & Gas Works as an apprentice back in 2005.  He is a Certifying Plumber Gasfitter and Drainlayer. Jacob won the Master Plumber of the Year 2017 award at the New Zealand Master Plumbers awards ceremony.

When not working you can find Jacob on the Rugby field during winter or cruising on his Harley during summer.

 

Hayden

Hayden joined PGW as an apprentice in June 2004 and is now a Certifying Drainlayer.   As a hardworking member of our team Hayden was recently nominated for Waikato Master Plumbers Drainlayer 2015.

Hayden has 1 young son and a stepdaughter and in his spare time (not sure how much he really has) Hayden enjoys restoring and working on old cars.  He’s also into dirt biking and 4 wheel driving.

 

Jonno

Once a qualified Personal Trainer, Jonno joined our team in July 2014 and has enjoyed his position with us so much, that he has now undertaking his Drainlaying Apprenticeship.

In his spare time you can find Jonno on the Rugby field or playing Cricket (if and when he is not injured).

 

Kris

Kris is a Licensed Plumber and Licensed Gasfitter.  Kris joined our team in November 2011 after making a change in trades from Building to Plumbing & Gasfitting.  Kris was nominated for 4 Waikato Master Plumber 2015 Awards and won 3 of these, including Top Waikato Plumber Apprentice 2015. Kris also won the Apprentice of the Year 2017 at the New Zealand Master Plumber Awards.

 

Zeb

Zeb joined the Plumbing & Gas Works team in September 2015 and has recently completed his Apprenticeship and is now a Licensed Plumber and Gasfitter.

 

Mikaere

Mikaere joined the Plumbing & Gas Works team in September 2016 and is currently completing his Apprenticeship as a Licensed Plumber and Gasfitter. Mikaere enjoys playing a range of sports including Rugby League, Touch Rugby and also enjoys a spot of fishing.

 

James

James started with Plumbing & Gas Works in April 2017 and has recently started his Apprenticeship to become a Licensed Plumber and Gasfitter. James isn’t to be messed with in his spare time – he trains at Core MMA and often heads back to his fathers dairy farm to lend a hand.

 

Ryan

Ryan also started with Plumbing & Gas Works in April 2017 and is already part way through his Apprenticeship to become a Licensed Plumber and Gasfitter. Ryan didn’t divulge what he gets up to in his spare time – We are tempted to make something up!

 

Willie

Willie joined the Plumbing & Gas Works team in May 2017 and is working with us part time while he finishes his studies in HR. Willie has a wealth of experience as a Certifying Drainlayer. I don’t believe he has any spare time between working and studying.

 

Sean

Sean also joined the Plumbing & Gas Works team in May 2017 as a Certifying Drainlayer. Previously he was living on Great Barrier Island.