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Van Dam Plumbing Ltd was founded by Arie Van Dam who immigrated to New Zealand from Holland in 1951 with the goal of owning his own business. Arie and future wife, Klara emigrated together from Holland, married in New Plymouth, New Zealand and had 5 children.

He found a job as a plumbing labourer in Matamata and went on to complete an adult apprenticeship which required him to work under a plumber for 7 years. He became qualified in early 1960. In 1961 he started his business with a bike and a shovel.

 

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Training was important to Arie and he trained a number of apprentices including both his sons Steven and Martin in plumbing and daughter Linda in an administration roll. Steven Van Dam began helping his father as a school boy in the weekends and holidays. In 1971 he started his apprenticeship and in 1978 he became qualified in plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying. Steven worked on a range of major projects including the construction of Putaruru Intermediate and Te Puke Intermediate and took a leading role in the Rangiura Rest home development in Putaruru. Steven purchased the business at his father’s retirement. Steven continued the companies training programme and has guided many plumbers through their apprenticeships.

 

Van Dam Plumbing 2020 Ltd was founded by Stephen Mulholland in March 2020. Stephen was trained by Steven Van Dam and worked for him for over 15 years before gaining his Plumbing and Drainlaying Certifications and purchasing the business. Steven mentored and guided Stephen through his first year in business and leadership and is now enjoying retired life – spending time with family, fishing and gardening. Stephen Mulholland will continue to train new plumbers and drainlayers.

 

Our Team


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Stephen

Director

 

Stephen Mulholland has lived in Putaruru his entire life and attended Oraka Heights Primary School, Putaruru Intermediate and Putaruru High School before starting his apprenticeship under Steven Van Dam at 17. Stephen is a passionate sportsman and enjoys golf, squash and rugby – he has played over 150 games for the Putaruru Rugby Club.

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Linda

Office Administration

 

Linda is the daughter of Arie and Klara Van Dam and has worked for the business for over 40 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the team after working for so long in the industry.

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Jade

Office Administration

 

Jade is Stephen Mulholland’s partner and is working part time while she raises their young family. Jade has worked in the travel industry for many years and is excited about the change of direction.

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Peter

Licenced Plumber

 

Peter began working for Van Dam Plumbing in 2002. With nearly 20 years Plumbing experience he is crucial member of the team and has strong relationships with many of our clients. He lives in Putaruru with his wife and young family.

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Jaime

Licenced Plumber

 

Jaime became a Licenced Plumber in 2018 after completing his apprenticeship under Steven Van Dam. He was awarded the Plumbing World Award for Excellence in Plumbing at his graduation. Jaime has recently bought his first home in Putaruru with his partner.

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Bryn

Apprentice Plumber/Drainlayer

 

Bryn started with the company as a general labourer and began his apprenticeship with us in May 2020. Bryn is eager to learn as much as he can about the industry. He grew up on his family farm and enjoys trail riding.

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Kodie

Apprentice Plumber

 

Kodie began working as a general labourer in July 2020. He completed a pre-trade course in 2019 and is now working towards his Plumbing qualification.

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13 Totara Street, Putaruru 3411

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