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About Tim Fawdray

My Story

In 1993 I started working at Varcoe refrigeration, straight out of school.  I asked to work for free for a year, and it has all worked out quite well.  I then completed my apprenticeship in refrigeration in 1998 and haven’t looked back.  After an OE in 2001, I realized how much I loved business.  I started and ran a cleaning business in London.  So when I returned to work with Paul Varcoe and bought into the company after a year.  I love sales and meeting people and refrigeration in the Food Industry.  And, in 2016 I bought the remaining shares.


The refrigeration industry has changed in the last 5-10 years and heat pumps are now huge.  Because we have been supplying and installing heat pumps over the last 30 years, we have seen a lot of industry changes.  They are such a great way to heat the home, keep it dry, allergen friendly, but best of all they are great for the environment.  I love that they are so attainable to Kiwis and finally we can live in homes, go to schools and social clubs and take our jackets off.  No more snuggling in a rug with a damp gas heater in winter or drinking a beer in a sweaty hot pub in summer.  Life is just better and more comfortable with heat pumps.

Who knows where the future of heating will be, but I want to be there, and will be.  Solar panels, watch this space.  

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