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The kitchen is working fantastic.  I was worried it was too big as I was exhausted the day I set it up.  Thought maybe it was too long.  But, now we are working in it, it’s fabulous!  We have also turned into the Sunday lunch venue for (on average) 15-20 of my family each week.  So, it is ideal for that.  So great to live in!

 

C Carr

Our Team

It takes a great team to make great things happen. At Kitchen Designz we have a talented design team, supported by detailing and production personnel with decades of experience. From upper administration, through creative design, to highly skilled tradesmen, we are able to ensure our clients have the experience they have come to expect.

 

Our Team - Management and Administration

Kitchen Designz is a privately owned company dedicated to a range of different clients.  From supplying other joinery companies and kitchen designers, through to custom kitchens for the demanding home owner, systems are implemented to ensure a stress free experience from Taranaki’s largest kitchen manufacturer.

 

Dan Holmes

Dan, and his wife Gill, purchased the company in 1992.  He is a qualified cabinet maker with 30 years’ experience in the kitchen industry.  Dan remains the managing director of Kitchen Designz and enjoys the development of new systems utilizing the latest software.  He takes pride in keeping abreast of technology and being a leader within New Zealand’s cabinetry industry.

 


Gill Holmes

 

Gill co-founded the company with Dan; she works closely with the management team and is in charge of controlling the financial side of the company in the position of accounts manager.  When Gill is not at her desk she can be found enjoying quality time with family and pursuing her passion for singing four part harmony with the Taranaki Harmony Chorus.   

 




Our Team - Design Team

 

Producing stylish and functional kitchens requires guidance from specialist people.  Our team pay attention to every detail so you can have confidence that we will deliver.  Our drawings are presented using the latest colour rendered 3D software, you can see at a glance what the finished project will look like in your home.

 

Samantha Gates - B Des – Int Arch

Samantha is an international award winning designer and has a degree in Interior Architecture from Victoria University.  She has recently returned to New Plymouth from Ireland, where she was designing for the retail and hospitality market.  Samantha has a great passion for design and can draw from her years of experience as a designer.  She enjoys the challenge of working with her clients to make their ideas a reality, while ensuring no detail is left unconsidered.

 


Davina Moffat - BVA

 

This keen cook is inspired by an efficient kitchen.  She has a background in a broad range of design disciplines and enjoys putting together a unique and stylish working environment for every one of her customers.  Outside of work she is passionate about teaching couples to Tango.

 




Our Team - Scheduling and Site Measures

 

 

Aaron Rennie

Aaron has been has been part of this company since 2003 and has been involved in most aspects of the business.  His role with Kitchen Designz is varied and he likes the challenges of a busy kitchen company.  His responsibilities include design and sales, factory co-ordination, scheduling and pre-production site measuring.




Our Team - Detailing Team

 

Our detail team is one of the most skilled in the country.  We have three detailers which enable greater job flexibility and high production rates.  Each of them have decades of experience in kitchen production that can be applied to every job as it is drawn.  All kitchens are cut using the highest quality CNC routers, construction methods and materials.

 

Paul Urbahn

 


Mark Hoffmann

Mark has 26 years’ experience in the building industry.  Starting his career as a cabinet maker, where he qualified as a tradesman and his eye for detail has seen him fit into his role of detailing, production and management.  He has been at Kitchen Designz since mid-2006.

 


Wayne Hall

Wayne Hall

Wayne has been brought to the Kitchen Designz team after 10 years of owning a kitchen manufacturing business in Gisborne.  His main role is to service our ever expanding Trade Customer base, but you will also see him filling a variety of roles when required, including detailing, final inspection and installation.

 




Our Team - CNC Machinists

 

 

Machines are only machines, they won’t run themselves.  For the optimum performance of our CNC routers we rely on three skilled machinists.  Gavin Pene is a tradesman joiner beginning his trade in 1984; Tyrone McCabe has been with us since early 2009 and our newest recruit, Taylor Jackson, started with us mid-2010.

 




Assembly and Installation

 

 

As cabinets are assembled they are checked for quality and specialist hardware is fitted.  We have the benefit of having three qualified men completing final check lists and final prep for the installation.  Because they are multi skilled we are able to utilize their skills when required for many different tasks both in and outside Kitchen Designz.  Ray Shute is a tradesman joiner of eleven years, Jason Woofe has 20 years in the building and joinery trades and Jaydon Gill has been with us since early 2004.




Our Team - Kitchen Designz production plant

 

 

All of our kitchens are built using the highest quality CNC routers, construction methods and materials and we consider our production plant part of the team.  Without technology, we could never produce the high level of quality we achieve.  From the latest design software, machine code is networked to our CNC routers, and each nest of routers can back up the capacity of the other should we ever have a break down.  Inside each nest are quality edge-banders, again able to cover the breakdown of the other.  Back-up machines cover each other, skilled staff cover each other, systems cover each other and our clients can rest, assured that they are getting quality on time.