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 25 years and hope to be a part of your next one too.
Qualifications Held: Trade Certificate, Site Safe, First Aid, Lead Based Paint Training, Working at Heights, Mobile Plant, Elevated Work Platform

Kane Edwards

Leading Hand & Qualified Tradesman

Hi my name is Kane, I am 30yrs old have been painting for 15 years and have been working with GDPD for 9 years. I really enjoy big commercial jobs but also enjoy re paints transforming your home into a piece of art is definitely a feel good factor.

Qualifications held: Trade Certificate, Site Safe, First Aid, Lead Based Paint Training, Working at Heights, Mobile Plant, Chemical Handling.


David Beard

Leading Hand

Hi, I am Dave, I have been with GDPD for 3 years since moving up from the South Island. I started painting for my dad, along with my 2 brothers. I have now been a painter for 35 years and I am a foreman in the company.

Qualifications held: Site Safe


Terry Hapi

Qualified Tradesman

After completing 2 years of secondary school, I saw a Painting apprenticeship advertised. I asked my Dad if I should take it and he said yes. I have been painting for over 40 years now and it has served me well. I have enjoyed the variety of work and it has paid my bills; it is a good trade to have.

Qualifications held: Trade Certificate, Site Safe, First Aid, Working at Heights


Joshua Cox

Leading Hand & Qualified Tradesman

I am 29 years old. I grew up on the Kapiti Coast and decided to get into painting to have a trade behind me. I got my qualification in painting and decorating in 2018. I really enjoy working for Gary and the great team he has; it feels like a family.

Qualifications held: Trade Certificate, Site Safe, Working at Heights


Tui Ruatita

Qualified Tradesman

Hello, my name is Tui,

I have recently completed my apprenticeship with Gary and am now a fully qualified painter and decorator. Over the 4 years I have been here, I have learnt what I believe to be the best set of quality skills and techniques for painting in the manawatu region. With these particular set of skills, I would be more than happy to be able to work with you and give you the quality experience painting and decorating has to offer.

Qualifications held: Trade Certificate, Site Safe, Working at Heights, Elevated Work Platform


Nelson Gaw

Brush hand

When I was a young fella I went to work with my Dad (Painting). During that time, I got a bit of an eye for it and continued to work with him for 5 or 6 years before moving up from Christchurch. I have been here for a couple of years now and really enjoy working for the dynamic company that is GDPD.

Qualifications held: Site Safe


Maurice Darby

Apprentice

I decided later in life to get a trade so I thought painting would be good to try. I really enjoy it along with the close-knit team I work with. I enjoy the variety of work commercial, residential and new homes and the wide range of people we meet.