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The team at GM Painters take great pride in our work expertise – we use the latest painting techniques and environmentally friendly products and we guarantee the work we complete.

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Richard Millar

Richard Millar

Megan Millar

Megan Millar

Tamehana (Tame) Teka

Tamehana (Tame) Teka

Tama Northcroft

Tama Northcroft

Grant Wade

Grant Wade

Mikaere Taka

Mikaere Taka

Shaquille Lowrie

Shaquille Lowrie

Jason Wilder

Jason Wilder

John and Karen Eru

John and Karen Eru

Taylor D’Auton

Taylor D’Auton

Mitch Wade

Mitch Wade

Richard Millar

Richard is Gareth’s brother and has been with GM since May 2017 when he moved back from Tauranga, where he had been living for 10 years. Rich comes from a strong managerial background – he was with Mobil New Zealand for the last 18 years and his last role was as senior site manager for the three Mobil stations in Tauranga. He has a strong HR and management background and he brings with him invaluable knowledge around health and safety and staff management. In his down time, Rich loves spending time with his daughter and getting out on the golf greens.

Megan Millar

Megs has been with GM since September 2017 when she moved back to Taupo to join her husband Richard. Megs is our first point of contact at GM – she answers calls and responds to customer enquiries. She also holds down the fort in the background, while ensuring she keeps all the guys on their toes. She has a strong administrative and customer service background having worked in this field for many years. When not at work Megs loves spending time with her family, a good laugh and being surrounded by lots of books.

Tamehana (Tame) Teka

Tamehana has been with GM for 6 years, having joined Gareth when he was first starting out. Tame is one of the hardest working tradesmen you will meet. Tame will complete his painting apprenticeship this year and receives nothing but compliments for the work he completes. He enjoys a good laugh and brings a positive vibe to any job site. Outside of work Tame is a devoted father and league player. He loves getting involved in the community and can bring a smile to anyone.

Tama Northcroft

Tama has been with GM Painters for 4 years and is currently in his last year of his painting apprenticeship. He prides himself on leaving our customers with a superior finish that is flawless. Tama likes to try different styles and has completed specialised paintwork for a child’s bedroom for a customer that exceeded even the customers expectations. Tama is incredibly driven, and one day hopes to be out on his own. The team at GM Painters admire this, and it’s something we’re working hard to help Tama achieve. Outside of work Tama loves to travel and get involved in art and music.

Grant Wade

Grant has been in the painting industry for 40 years, based largely in Taupo. He is a real asset to the GM Painters crew as he’s experienced not only in painting but also in gib stopping, wallpapering and building. Grant has been a large influence in Gareth’s life - training him when he was just starting out. Grant remains a mentor to a lot of the GM crew, taking the time to share some of his knowledge and skills. When not at work, Grant enjoys getting out on his bike, fishing and watching league.

Mikaere Taka

Mack is new to the painting industry and has been with GM for two years. Mack is lots of fun to be on site with and loves learning new skills on the job. This year Mack will join our other new apprentice Shaq and will start his National Certificate in Painting and Decorating. GM are excited to offer this opportunity to both Mack and Shaq as we can see how hard they work, and we know that they’ll go far in this field. Family is incredibly important to Mack and when he’s not at work he loves spending as much time with his whanau as possible. He also enjoys a good laugh with his mates and getting out on his bike.

Shaquille Lowrie

Shaq has been painting since 2010 and has been with GM since 2015. Shaq is a hard worker, and lots of fun to be around on site. This year Shaq will start his National Certificate in Painting and Decorating, supported by the team at GM. This is an exciting opportunity for Shaq and we look forward to helping his skills and knowledge grow. When not at work Shaq loves to spend as much time as possible with his daughters and checking out anything with an engine, especially cars and bikes.

Jason Wilder

Jason is one of our experienced team members, having been painting for 32 years. He has been based in Taupo since 2001. Jason is meticulous and isn’t happy to leave a job until it meets his high standards. Jason is extremely skilled – he can do all types of painting from spraying to brushwork; he can gibstop and he’s also great at wallpapering. When not at work Jason is dedicated on helping the local community and has a strong focus on helping get people off meth. He also enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family.

John and Karen Eru

Between the husband/wife team they have almost 40 years’ experience in the painting industry. Karen and John work predominantly on the exteriors of properties, with both having a keen eye for detail. John Eru’s name is popular throughout Taupo for outstanding exterior paintwork, and he is constantly requested by clients to complete their jobs. When not at work Karen and John love spending time with their grandchildren, who are incredibly important to the both of them.

Taylor D’Auton

Taylor has been with GM Painters on and off over the last couple of years. He’s a hard and efficient worker who picks up skills fast. Taylor loves working on exteriors as he enjoys being outside. In between his time working with GM he was dairy farming. Outside of work Taylor loves a good laugh and chilling out with his friends.

Mitch Wade

Mitch has helped out with GM Painters off and on over the years but came on with the team full time in October 2017. Mitch is a hardworking member of our team and is always willing to give anything a go. We’re also very happy to confirm that Mitch will be undertaking an apprenticeship with GM Painters and will be working towards a National Certificate in Painting and Decorating. Outside of work Mitch loves to spend time with his family and friends and get out on his skateboard.

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