Hi, I’m Jamin Saes, the Director and founder of iPlumber Ltd. We started out in the tough climate of 2009, and have now grown from a one man band to a team of 4 running out of a small workshop in central Hamilton.
My plumbing career started in Matamata as a plumbing apprentice with Comag, a large local company who were involved Plumbing, Roofing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying. Here I picked up a broad range of skills and experience in the commercial and agricultural fields, with some domestic and new housing work also, but the small town life wasn’t to last, much to my employers disappointment.
I moved back to Hamilton closer to friends and family, and also started getting back into the motocross scene – a great form of stress relief from those hard days on the job!
I continued my career with DR Plumber for around 5 years, and got into domestic renovations and maintenance, enjoying the shorter days and started getting into a bit of wake-boarding with the boss too! This type of work taught me invaluable problem solving skills, as solely working on new installations never gives you the opportunity to see how your workmanship, products, or methods, will stand up to the test of time.
I travelled and spent almost a year in Canada in 2003/4. While snowboarding and travelling with close friends was enjoyable, I also gained experience in plumbing as a part timer with a local business called ‘Kiwi Plumbing’ in Calgary.
I also travelled to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, America and Australia in recent years, and am a huge fan of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, which may have led to my now family of 4 with partner Arnie, who was working in a Thai restaurant at the time of our meeting in 2010. Our 2 children Isabella, and Benjamin are awesome, of course 🙂
I still enjoy getting out for a ride when I can and have some minor successes in local motocross and enduro events over the years, but family and business take priority these days. I am also very interested in health and nutrition, and am excited for what the future will bring, and hope to serve the greater community for many years to come.
Our first year adult apprentice who came to us with glowing references from his previous long term employer.
He is a very hard worker and thoroughly enjoys the plumbing trade.
He is a family man with 2 children, physically fit, friendly and keen to learn everything he can about his new career.
PS: don’t ask him for a one arm press up competition!
This is Courtenay,
Courtenay came to us from Zimbabwe in 2016 and has been a great addition to the team. His workmanship is done to a very high standard and he has a very good work ethic.
He competes in squash and cricket to a very high level and has the accolades to back it up. He is often more worn out from his training than 8 -9 hours of plumbing a day!
Courtenay will make sure your job is done right and you are informed along the way.
Guarantee / Warrantee
We guarantee our labour for 15 years, if you are not entirely happy with the way a product has been installed we will come back free of charge and put it right.
There is a manufacturers guarantee on everything that we supply and install. If we have supplied the product we will follow through the steps to rectify any issues you have with the product or products.
Correct maintenance of your fixtures and fittings must be adhered to. Follow the instructions set out in your owners manuals to prevent any issues that could be prevented.