Laser Plumbing Coffs Harbour is well-manned to meet all your plumbing requirements. Meet our team below!
Ian Bamford was employed by Frank and Gwenda Murphy as a skilled labourer for approximately 6 years prior to undertaking studies to gain his qualifications as a plumbing contractor.
Before working in the plumbing industry, he was a qualified mechanic for some 12 years and was also employed as a bank officer for the National Australia Bank for approximately 7 years. He is also a volunteer/retained fire fighter with NSW Fire Brigade since 1979.
Helen Bamford was employed in the banking industry from 1979 for some 17 years until retrenchment in 1996. During this time, she was employed mostly with Westpac but also spent 12 months with the National Australia Bank.
While working at the bank, she undertook various courses on bookkeeping, accounting and computers. The role developed her extraordinary customer focus, ability to prioritise and attention to detail.
After qualifying as a plumber in South Africa in 1999, Chris moved his way up through the construction industry to become a foreman. He then moved to the UK and worked as a building services engineer. In 2011 he joined our team and is a valuable member. Chris enjoys sport and playing guitar.
Glen is a qualified fire sprinkler fitter and has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, being employed by companies such as Wormald and Siemens. In 2009, he and his wife moved to Coffs Harbour from Brisbane and found employment with Laser Plumbing Coffs Harbour, known then as Frank Murphy Plumbing, as a mature-aged apprentice. Glen is now a dual-licensed tradesman having completed his plumbing apprenticeship in 2013. He plays bass guitar, sings his way through his working day, has a first degree black in taekwondo and a blue belt in hapkido, loves restoring cars, bikes and (at his wife's insistence) many pieces of furniture. He also enjoys quiet time fishing.
Local lad Blake attended Bishop Druitt College and Coffs Harbour Senior College, completing his Certificate II in Construction while at school. We were lucky enough to have Blake for work experience and snapped him up when he completed his Year 12. He is currently a first year apprentice and, under supervision, is able to service taps, cisterns, sprinkler fit installation and blockages. His interests include cars and four-wheel driving and participation in the local surf club doing surf patrols. He loves a cold beer and the colour orange. He doesn't like warm beer and bad drivers.
Cameron is another local lad having attended John Paul College. His interests also include four-wheel driving and is best mates with Blake, having met through their plumbing studies. After helping in the construction industry with his father, a local electrician, Cameron settled on a career in plumbing. He loves a good comedy, a lot of food and drums in a local band. There aren't a lot things Cameron doesn't like but warm beer is one of them!
Jodi grew up in Coffs Harbour and attended the local schools. Upon leaving school she commenced her working career with Coles. Looking for a change of careers she undertook several courses at our local TAFE college. Jodi then commenced her career with the TAFE college, undertaking role of clerical officer, until she recently became the latest member of Laser plumbing.