Our Story

Plumbing & Gas Works has been around in the Waikato since the beginning of the century and was originally known as Plumbing Works.  Back then it had 8 employees; it’s since grown with a team of 24 now.

You’ll find Plumbing & Gas Works different to most other plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying companies.  Five of our employees are shareholders; this means they’ve got a vested interest in making sure they impress our clients… 

They know that if they don’t, they’ve got to answer to the other shareholders and employees.  Of course their pride won’t let this happen; our team is committed to doing their absolute best. All the time, not just when the inspectors looking.

So what else makes Plumbing & Gas Works stand out from the rest…?

For starters, we hire for positive attitude and top skills: as we’ve said, we’re committed to providing outstanding service when it comes to things plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying.

We strive for excellence in everything we do: ‘near enough’ doesn’t equal ‘good enough’ and we’re right into having the Plumbing & Gas Works team always doing a first class job. 

We’re where service begins!

Awards & Achievements

Waikato Master Plumbers of the year 2016

New Zealand Master Plumbers of the year 2017

Meet the Team

Mike

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.  

Neil

Certifying Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer

Director/Shareholder

Neil’s been with Plumbing & Gas Works since June 2000 and is qualified in laying and jointing HDPE piping for underground gas mains and is IQP (independently qualified person) in Backflow Prevention testing and surveying.

 

Shane

Certifying Plumber/ Gasfitter

Director/Shareholder

Shane joined our team in July 2015 with 15 years experience under his belt.  He is also an IQP person for backflow prevention device testing.

 

Jacob

Contracts Manager

Shareholder

Jacob is 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.

 

Sarah

Office Manager

Shareholder

Sarah joined us in June 2015 and promoted to Office Manager shortly thereafter.  Quite often referred to around the office as “Mother Avery”.

 

Greg

Certifying Plumber/ Gasfitter

Greg joined PGW as an apprentice back in March 1998.   Greg is committed to quality workmanship through and through which is a skillset he puts at the front of the mentoring he does with our Apprentices.  Greg won Plumber of the Year 2017 at the Waikato Master Plumbers Awards. Greg loves his family and probably even more so his motorbike.

Hayden

Certifying Drainlayer

Hayden joined PGW as an apprentice in June 2004. Hayden enjoys spending time with his family and friends and also enjoys riding motorbikes and cruising in his Chev.

Kris

Certifying Plumber/ Gasfitter

Kris joined our team in November 2011 as an Apprentice.  Kris won the Apprentice of the Year 2017 at the New Zealand Master Plumber Awards.  Kris enjoys getting out on his bike.  

Zeb

Certifying Plumber/ Gasfitter

Zeb joined PGW in September 2015 as an Apprentice.  Zeb enjoys spending time with his young family as well as board sports; whether on concrete or water.  

Sean

Certifying Drainlayer

Sean joined the Plumbing & Gas Works team in May 2017. Having come from the Great Barrier he has a vast range of experience across the construction industry. He enjoys all elements of construction. Sean won Waikato Master Plumbers Drainlayer of the Year 2019.

Mark

Certifying Plumber

Mark started with our team in November 2017. Mark is enjoying being back home in NZ after an extended stint in Canada. 

Liam

Certifying Plumber, Licensed Gasfitter

Liam joined Plumbing & Gas Works in November 2017 and was a finalist in the Plumbing World Young Plumbers Club 2018.

Jonno

Licensed Drainlayer

Jonno joined our team in July 2014. Jonno is now a qualified drainlayer. Jonno loves spending time with his two young kids and out playing rugby and cricket.

Ryan

Licensed Plumber/ Gasfitter

Ryan also started with Plumbing & Gas Works in April 2017.  Throughout Ryan’s apprenticeship he has won 2 awards through ATT.  Ryan is very happy to become a licensed plumber gasfitter and loves to get out fishing when he gets a chance.  

John

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter

John joined Plumbing & Gas Works in September 2015.  Wax loves Rugby, Cricket and Fishing. Whether he is good at them, is another question…

Mikaere

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter

Mikaere started his apprenticeship with Plumbing & Gas Works in September 2016.  Mikaere started off slow in his apprenticeship but has come a long way and is now up there with some of the tradesman. Mikaere likes to take you out fishing and put you on the good fishing spots.

Josh

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer

Josh joined PGW in February 2017 after moving from Whakatane to Hamilton for Rugby.  Josh started as a labourer and is loving his apprenticeship.  Josh loves any chance to get outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

James

Apprentice Plumber/ Drainlayer

James started with Plumbing & Gas Works in April 2017. James left his acting career as Sid (the Sloth) in the Ice Age movies and is now making a go at plumbing.

Raukawa

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer

Raukawa joined PGW in May 2018. Rauwi joined our team through the Maori Pacific Trade Training Team.  Since joining us she has been giving the guys a run for their money.

Quintin

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer

Quintin joined our team in May 2018.  Quintin is keen to get stuck in to a job but not at the expense of quality.  He loves sunny days out hunting and fishing.  Quintin won the 1st Year Apprentice 2019 at the Waikato Master Plumber Awards.  

Riley

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/Drainlayer

Riley joined our team in 2018.  Riley came from a back ground of building construction but saw the light early and is trying his hand at plumbing.

Julian

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer

Julian joined our team in December 2018.  Julian’s (Melman) long fingers are helping him get a grasp on his apprenticeship.

Sam

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer

Sam joined PGW in April 2019 as a labourer and started his apprenticeship in October 2019 and has a long way to go.

Emma

Office Administrator

Emma joined our team in June 2019 after having a stint in civil and realising her passion lies with plumbing.  

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