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

New Zealand Master Plumbers Membership Award 2021 – 20 years

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
Waikato Master Plumbers – Plumber of the Year 2016
New Zealand Master Plumbers, Plumber Gasfitter or Drainlayer 2017
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
Jackson Women in Plumbing Award 2021
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
Waikato Master Plumbers – Plumber of the Year 2015
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
New Zealand Master Plumbers – Plumbing World Scholarship 2013
New Zealand Master Plumber – James Douglas Medallion 2017
Waikato Master Plumbers – Apprentice of the Year 2016
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.

Jonno

Certifying 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.

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..

John

Licensed 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

Licensed 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.

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.

Mason

Licensed Plumber/ Gasfitter
Mason joined PGW in May 2020. After 8 years of plumbing out new builds Mason is excited to get his hands dirty doing maintenance plumbing and gasfitting.

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.

Quintin

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer
Waikato Master Plumbers – Best all round completed Year 1 Apprentice 2019
Waikato Master Plumbers – Best all round completed Year 2 Apprentice 2020
Outward Bound Masterlink Scholarship 2020
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.

Shawn

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/Drainlayer
Shawn joined PGW in October 2019 starting his apprenticeship in early 2020.

Emma

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

Matenga

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer
Matenga started with our team in February 2020. After taking Maori and Indigenous Studies, Matenga decided he wanted a more hands on approach. In his spare time, Matenga plays rugby and enjoys traveling.

Gerard

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter/ Drainlayer
Gerard started with our team in August 2020 after coming from a background in Turf Management.

Andre

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter / Drainlayer
Andre joined our team in August 2020 after starting his apprenticeship in February 2020.

Brendon

Apprentice Plumber/ Gasfitter / Drainlayer
Brendon started with our team in February 2021.

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