Friday May 15, 2015
YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Working together in Name: David and Cristina Hansen Occupation: Owners/ Operators Versatile Homes & Building Phone: 03 577 7212 Versatile Homes & Buildings has long been a trusted name in Marlborough, and with owners David and Cristina Hansen at the helm the business is going from strength to strength. The couple has worked closely over the years with Cristina taking care of the administration and David specialising in building and project managing. When the decision came to purchase the
Name: John and Marion Gargiulo Occupation: Owner/Operators Night ’n Day Phone: 577 2299 Owning and operating their business Night ’n Day has been a labour of love for husband and wife team John and Marion Gargiulo. Together they have worked in the food industry for 20 years, but since taking over the Night ’n Day store on Main Street seven years ago they have enjoyed the challenge of growing the business. Today, Night ’n Day has an even bigger
Name: Dave and Brendan Gill Occupation: Owner/Operators Elite Tyre and Alignment Phone: 578 5859 When it comes to tyres, Dave and Brendan Gill know the industry inside and out - literally! The father and son team have been working alongside one another for nearly 10 years, including the past five with the family business Elite Tyre and Alignment on Grove Road. While they both share many of the same skills, they also have experience in different areas of the tyre industry.
Name: Carol and Phil Taylor Occupation: Marriage celebrants Phone: 03 572 5323 www.nzweddingvows.co.nz Many of The Sun readers will know Carol is a Celebrant so how did Phil become one too? Well oddly enough none of this was planned! We have always wanted to work together and this just eventuated over a period of time. Phil started to attend wedding ceremonies with Carol as her “sound man”, then found himself sitting in the interviews with Carol’s couples and attending the wedding rehears-
Marlborough franchise for Versatile Homes & Buildings two years ago, they saw an opportunity to take on a well known brand and combine their skills. “It works well, we compliment one another. Cristina has great attention to detail and keeps the business running smoothly so I can be onsite liasing with clients and taking care of the building process,” David says. Cristina adds; “I think people enjoy the fact that they are dealing directly with us.” In addition to what Versatile Homes & Buildings already offers, Cristina
and David are now also specialising in chemical sheds. Available in a range of sizes, these ‘Chem Sheds’ are ideal for any situation where chemicals need to be stored and are compliant with New Zealand regulations. To view the range or to discuss your building requirements, call in and see Cristina and David at 11 Boyce Street, Blenheim.
range of products, from hot food and fresh baking through to groceries and hardware. “We could sell you a ball of string right through to coffee. We got it when you want it,” John says. From 6am Marion and John’s team are in the kitchen and front, preparing the day’s fresh foods for the cabinets and bain marie. “Ninety percent of what we have in our food cabinets is baked and prepared here. It’s all about convenience - always having food available for our customers, particularly those in a hurry,” she says.
For John, his role includes everything from paperwork to stock ordering. One thing he is excited about is the up and coming arrival of a brand new barrista coffee machine. “Guaranteed great coffee all day, you can’t beat that,” he says.
Dave worked in Sydney manufacturing tyres knowing how they work inside and out, while Brendan worked on the corporate side, understanding how business and the industry work. “Experience and knowledge is something we have a lot of when it comes to working with all types of vehicles, whether it’s a late model, vintage or classic car, motorcycle, SUV or campervans,” Dave says. Combined, Dave and Brendan’s skills have provided the foundation for Elite Tyre and Alignment’s success. The business specialises in a full
range of wheels, tyres, vehicle alignments and batteries and with team member Daniel Gosling Elite Tyre and Alignment has over 70-years combined experience. With winter just around the corner have your vehicle serviced and tyres checked.
als to ensure it all went well on the day. Completely out of the blue Melissa Cowdrey asked if he could officiate at her wedding, and while he couldn’t at the time, Carol suggested that he apply to be a celebrant. So with support from the community, and after an interview with the Registrar at Blenheim Courthouse Phil was granted his licence last year. “Carol and I love working together. Am I in competition with Carol? No, not at all, but now couples have a choice, male or female celebrant plus back up if one of us was to lose our
voice. “I had no idea that marrying a couple would be so exciting and rewarding” says Phil. So with weddings under his belt and a booking for a funeral they both look forward to another season working together.
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