This month we’re taking a look inside the RCR Wellington branch to find out what they do, where they’ve been and what the future holds.
The Wellington office we know today has been through some changes over the years, originally starting as Heat Pump Engineering back in 1992. In 1999, the company was purchased by Tyco and we had a name change to Climatech, incorporating staff from New Power & Amp.
10 years later, there were more changes on the horizon as Norfolk Group took over Climatech and became Haden and O’Donnell Griffin. In 2015, Thompson Group purchased the company and the change to RCR Infrastructure began.
More recently, in 2019, Stonewood Group took over, changing the name to RCR NZ, making us 100% New Zealand owned. While there have certainly been some changes over the years, we’ve got some team members who have been through it all. Namely Dean Breedon who has been with the company for 28 years, as well as Rudi Ehle and Jon Medlin who have been with us for 20 years.
The Change of Office
After 28 years, we needed a new lease on life and began searching for a new home early in 2020. Unfortunately, Covid-19 struck just as we were getting ready to move, however we pushed on and are now happily in our new location at 2 Union Street, Petone.
With brand new logos, signage and branding on our vehicles, the new location feels great, and we’re excited for the next chapter.
Who We Are
We’re a proud, family-oriented company with a focus on providing the best service possible. We’re a close-knit team, and we always go over and above for each other and also our customers. Being 100% New Zealand owned is a big point of pride for us, and we’re dedicated to carrying our name with dignity and respect.
The RCR Wellington management team is made up of:
Cedric Killian – Regional Branch Manager. Cedric is a qualified refrigeration mechanic with 25 years of experience in HVAC, mechanical and electrical.
Johan Steyn – Project Manager. Johan has over 12 years of project management and estimating experience in New Zealand.
Kim Bentley – Supervisor. Kim is also a qualified refrigeration mechanic with both electrical and HVAC experience.
In addition, we also have the following staff working from our Wellington branch:
- 5 HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanical Technicians
- 3 Electricians
- 1 Maintenance and Filter Tech
- 2 Project/HVAC Installers
- 1 HVAC/Refrigeration Apprentice
We’re always adding to our team, and look forward to expanding with more staff in the very near future.
What We Do
As HVAC/R and electrical specialists, our business is quite broad and diverse. However, to best describe what we do, our key areas of focus are:
- Projects – both Electrical and HVAC / mechanical
- Service – both Electrical and HVAC / mechanical
- Refrigeration on specialised equipment, such as Thermo Fisher -80 Degrees freezers
- Maintenance on both Electrical and HVAC / mechanical
The Future of RCR Wellington
With our move to the new location, as well as all new branding and direction, we’re excited about what the future holds for RCR Wellington. We’re extremely enthusiastic about increasing our range of services, namely to incorporate the following:
- Fire and security service
- Fire and security installations as part of our projects
- EV Chargers
- ICT Installations to be part of our bigger project team
- Residential market
At RCR Wellington, we believe that delivering a high standard of workmanship and transparency is the key. With our exceptional service, quality of work and honest advice, we take pride in developing long lasting relationships with all our customers.