I started my glass apprenticeship here in Rotorua fresh out of high school and have
been a fully qualified glazier for over 15 years.
Since completing my apprenticeship I have
worked as a glazier in NZ and abroad, expanding my skills and knowledge of the industry.
I have always aspired to be a business owner so when we opened The Glass Guys company in 2016 it was a dream come true.
During my spare time I enjoy hitting the golf course, the beach for a good days fishing and a swim, pig / stag hunting and clay bird shooting.
Prior to becoming a mum of now two to Miss Chloe Rose and Master Connor Dean, I spent the past 10 years of my working career in finance and insurance.
Running our own company has been a life long dream of mine and I can't wait to see what we achieve in the near and distant future.
When I do manage to get a spare moment off 'Mum Duties' I love to catch up with girl friends for some good old fashioned wining and dining and jogging in the redwoods.
Kane Goldsmith - 2016
I have been in the glass industry for 10 years, beginning my career as an auto glazier and then carrying out my apprenticeship as a flat glass glazier. I am passionate about offering the best service and high quality workmanship for all jobs.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my 2 kids, in the outdoors hiking and hunting, as well as working through my own home renovations with my wife.
Brittany Biddle - 2018
I have worked in the hospitality industry since leaving school, and gradually worked my way up to café management.
Wanting to expand my administration knowledge, I came to The Glass Guys and am enjoying learning all sorts of new things as the company grows.
In my spare time I enjoy baking, walks in the redwoods and spending time with my husband Isaac.
Craig Hogan - 2018
I have been in the glass industry for 30 + years, I am qualified in both flat glass and automotive glazing. I have enjoyed making all things glass my life long career.
When I'm not at work I enjoy fishing, brewing and spending time at our Caravan in Opotiki with my wife and grandchildren.
Cam Osborne - 2020
I have been glazing for most of my adult life. A job I fell into has become something Im now very passionate about. My focus is providing a great experience for every customer. With my 22 years experience I bring to the table a variety of skills. I'm passionate about double glazing and the benefits it brings to your home.
Out of work I'm a keen mountain biker and am also a trail adoptee in the redwoods where I look after BE RUDE NOT TO.
My other passions include American cars and hot roding and last but def not least family time.
Mike Austin - 2021
I am a Fully Trade qualified glazier with 21years experience. I love all aspects of my job from Retro double glazing, showers, splashbacks and your bread and butter reglazes.
I’m a real people person and love being able to interact with different people everyday. It’s what makes my job forever interesting. Sharing my knowledge with others and supporting my team is what makes a good tradesperson.
Outside of work you will find me spending time with my family, renovating our house and out enjoying the open road on my Harley.
Roger Taoho - 2020
I have worked most of my adult life in joinery. I am a qualified Aluminium Joiner and am now in my first year of a Glazing Apprenticeship looking to have a double qualification.
I am a father of 6, yes SIX beautiful kids they are my world.
I look forward to expanding my skills in other aspects of joinery and glass.
Katie King - 2020
I have previously worked in administration for a large engineering firm since I left school. I was after a change of pace to suit my family, so you will now find me part time in the office helping Brittany out and extending my customer service skills. When I am not at work I spend my time training and competing my agility dogs.
Sarah Erskine-Shaw - 2021
I have worked in the retail industry since I left school, working my way into a management position managing a large footwear retailer here in Rotorua. After having my 2 beautiful daughters Peyton and Lilah, I started working part time for a small steel fabrication company as an administration assistant.
I love interacting with people and I’m looking forward to learning about all things ‘glass’.
In my spare time you’ll find me and my husband watching our girls play soccer, practicing their jazz and in summer, we’ll be at the speedway.
Corey Brown - 2018
I have been in the trade industry for 3 years as a Roofing Foreman. I am now in my third and final year to becoming a qualified Flat Glass Glazier. I am looking forward to all the new skills I will learn and using those skills to provide a passionate and "smashing" service to all clients and jobs.
In my spare time I like to get active on the farm and exercise, always like meeting new people and trying new things and of course catching up and socialising with family and friends.
John Dashwood - 2021
I have a building small background and have spent time in Rarotonga building a family home.
I spend my weekends getting out and about with my partner and nephew.
I am exciting to be starting a career in glazing and servicing our community.
Brendon Coleman - 2018
I have enjoyed a life long career in wooden joinery, cabinet making, glazing and boat building for the past 35 years.
I enjoy the retro fit double glazing of both timber and alumunium homes here at The Glass Guys.
I have 3 awesome kids and love to spend time with them on the weekends.