GARY DYERPainters and Decorators Ltd

Our Team

 


Gary Dyer

Director

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I started my painting career by default, at the ripe age of 16. I worked for local company Dansby Decorating who put me through my apprenticeship. I am still thankful to this day for what Colin and Karen Dansby offered me. Upon finishing my apprenticeship, I was unfortunately laid off due to lack of work. After doing a few odd jobs I found myself in business with a partner. This was short lived with the difference being that I was trained and he was not, it was that simple. That’s where the business started and no major changes happened until I met my wife, Sue, at the age of 28. This as it happened ended up being one of my better decisions. I have and still do find my career choice an amazing trade to work in. As is the common theme, we like to move around and the finished product is something to admire and be proud of. My personal favourite in my industry is to see clients using colour, for which I believe, has the ability to create mood, intimacy and warmth.

Sue Dyer

Administration Manager

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Hi there, I am from a very business orientated family background with my parents, brother and sister having their own businesses also. My career started as an office junior at a local garage and from there I went to work for my father in the furniture/furnishings industry. I started out in the office then moved to the showroom where I really enjoyed the people contact. After having my first 3 children (all young adults now) I returned to work as a receptionist/administrator in an office complex which eventually led to an administration manager roll for one of the companies based there. I met Gary in 2003, a self employed painter working on his own. He grew the business and eventually formed the company in 2010, I joined the company later that year and since then we have grown to the largest painting and decorating company in Feilding and one of the larger ones in the Palmerston North/Manawatu area. We have 2 children together who may one day be the next generation of GDPD (we hope).

Glenn Douglas

Leading Hand & Qualified Tradesman

Hi There, My name is Glenn Douglas. I have been painting since the age of 16 and completed my apprenticeship in Wellington. I take pride in every job i take part of with a "do it once, do it right" attitude. I have done quite a lot of projects during the last 20 years and hope to be a part of your next one too.
Qualifications Held: Trade Certificate in Painting and Decorating, Site Safe, Master Painters accredited in Lead Based Paints, First Aid, EWP

 

Adrian Johns

Leading Hand & Qualified Tradesman

While still at school I would help my dad out with painting so it was a natural transition to get into the industry when I left. I worked for dad for a while before moving on and trying out a few other companies before finding one that would train me in order to get my qualification. This then lead to a leading role within the same company of which I trained Gary himself. After that I moved to Tauranga and then Christchurch both of which I was self-employed before settling back in the Manawatu. Why painting? Because it is easy to get work anywhere, there is always a need for a painter.
Qualifications held: Trade Certificate in Painting and Decorating, Master Painter’s accredited in Lead Based Paints, First Aid, EWP, Site safe course.

Kane Edwards

Trade Qualified and Junior Leading Hand

Hi, I am Kane Edwards. I'm from Taranaki and currently reside in Feilding with my family. I started painting when I was 15 years old and started my apprenticeship with GDPD in February 2013 of which I am really enjoying. Kane has since finished his apprenticeship and is the first person to start and finish his training with GDPD. Congratulations Kane.
Qualifications Held: Trade Certificate in Painting and Decorating, Site Safe, Master Painters accredited in Lead Based Paints, First Aid, EWP

Daniel Mcmillan

Trade Qualified

My name is Daniel and i have been working for GDPD since March 2011. I was born and bred in Matamata and - I have 4 children and live in Feilding . I have been painting for over 8 years and i am very passionate about painting and decorating and look forward to a future in this industry.
Qualifications Held: Trade Certificate in Painting and Decorating, Site Safe



Thomas Marshall

Qualified Tradesman

I grew up in Wanganui and started working for a well-respected painting company over there. I finished my apprenticeship in 1981 then worked for several other painting companies there over the years. I have also worked in Christchurch during the earthquake clean-up during my annual holidays. I started working for GDPD in 2013 and really enjoy the team – young and old.
Qualifications held: Trade Certificate in Painting and Decorating, Site Safe

Myles Campbell

Qualified Tradesman

I left school in 2009 to begin a career as a painter. I started my apprenticeship at the age of 16 and qualified in 2013. I was born and bred in Whanganui. I have no real preferences in this job, I enjoy the variety and the satisfaction of finishing a job.
Qualifications held: Trade Certificate in Painting and Decorating, Site safe course.

Dylan Mallinder

Qualified Tradesman

Hi I am Dylan. I have been working with Gary and his team since the end of 2012 and have just finished my apprenticeship in 2016. I got into painting as my father and grandfather are both painters. I am looking forward to developing my skills as a painter with the help of the team.
Qualifications Held: Trade Certificate in Painting and Decorating, Site Safe

Shay Barnett

Journeyman

Hi I grew up in Palmerston North, I left school in 2007 as soon as an opening came up for an apprenticeship which just so happened to be in painting and decorating. I enjoy everything about this job but especially the satisfaction of seeing the finished product.
Qualifications held: Site safe


Joshua Cox

Apprentice

Leaving school in 2009 I have tried a variety of jobs from working in the concrete industry to working in the construction industry while living in Australia. I wanted to have a trade behind me before approaching Gary to see if he had any vacancies avalaible. I have now started my apprenticeship (2016). I love learning, keeping busy and enjoy the people I am currently working with.
Qualifications held: Site safe course.


Tui Ruatita

Apprentice

Hello my name is Tui,I have been working in the meat industry since 2012 and decided to look for a change in this stage of my life. I was thrilled to get the opportunity of being an Apprentice for Gary Dyer Painters & Decorators in November 2016. From the jobs I've been involved in already I have been shown nothing but high standards and top professionalism from my peers and mentors.
Qualification held: Site Safe Certificate


Hannah Lacey

Apprentice

Hi, I’m Hannah. I have been born and brought up in Levin my whole life and have just left college at the end of last year (2016) to join the team at GDPD as an apprentice. Since I was very young I have always wanted to learn a trade for my future, which growing up with tradesmen influenced me to realise what I wanted to do.
Qualification held: Site Safe Certificate