Van Dam Plumbing is well known across the South Waikato having been established 60 years ago. Stephen Mulholland who has recently purchased the business with his partner Jade Corry, had worked for Van Dam Plumbing for 15 years and is well known in the Putaruru sporting community.
Key customers include many of the major individual and corporate farmers across the district along with companies including Fonterra, Inghams, Mercury and SWDC.
SWIFT provided assistance to help expand the capability and capacity of the business through purchasing a new excavator and tradesman’s van.
The business currently provides employment for 8 people, all locally based, and is looking to take on an additional 3-4 staff in the medium term including a strong preference for training their own apprentices.
The timing is very good for businesses in construction/trades and the South Waikato is seeing growth across the sectors – residential/commercial developments, farm upgrades and corporate expansions as well as people spending previous holiday money on house upgrades.