Meet The Team

Tim Kloeg – Director

Together with Sarah, Tim founded Wellington Refrigeration Ltd with a passion for people, technology and the environment; providing people with exceptional service, innovative products, and environmentally responsible ethics and knowledge in the heating and cooling business.

Growing a committed team and aiding in their personal development is what Tim enjoys. This has resulted in a committed family-like team, a large loyal client base and a trusted and well respected Wellington owned and operated business.

Tim spends his free time with Sarah and son Leon, boating and fishing or training for his next trail running race.

Sarah Kloeg – Finance Manager

Sarah was born in Wellington and raised in the Wairarapa. She started her working career in Accountancy before doing her OE. When Sarah returned from her travels she worked for an insurance broking company working her way up to become a broker. Tim and Sarah started Wellington Refrigeration in 2016, so she juggled working full time along with supporting Tim in the business. They then had Leon in 2017 and she has been a stay at home mum/finance manager in the business ever since.

Laura Jameson – Operations Manager

Laura is the pivotal central operator of the business. She drives the team, ensuring there is clear communication from tech to client. She is empathetic, and only wants the best solutions for her clients. Laura is a high achieving problem solver and loves her job.

Laura like to spend her free time with family and friends and going on adventures with her dog Evie.

Jo Hill

Jo joined the Wellington Refrigeration team in 2021 after spending the past 15 years working in the banking industry. She was born and raised in Upper Hutt and is a Mum of three.

Jo spends most of her time watching her children play sport and racing speedway.

Elliott Hawes – Refrigeration Technician

Elliott was born and raised in Eastbourne. He is the unofficial team culture and encouragement ambassador and prides himself in leading the team in quality and positivity. Elliott was the first apprentice to qualify under Wellington Refrigeration, coming through the Hutt Valley High Gateway program.

Elliott hunts and surfs in his free time, and is available ❤️

Mark (Olly) Oliver – Cool Room Construction

Hailing from Western Australia, Olly has been building cool rooms since ages ago, and prides himself in the highest quality of craftsmanship we’ve come across so far in NZ. He tells us, “a cool room should be able to be picked up and thrown into Wellington harbour without springing a single leak.” (we don’t know why people are throwing cool rooms into the harbour – but we’ll take his word for it).

He has moved through to the pricing and project management side of the business and now runs the cool room division.

Olly likes to potter about at home in Upper Hutt installing Australian things such as ‘reticulation systems’ in his lawn – which we’ve told him he doesn’t need.

Mathew Maloney – Apprentice Technician

Mat was born in Liverpool, Western Sydney. Moving to Wellington in 2018 after working in a butchery and sales roles. He can sell ice to icemaker suppliers but walks the talk. He is a valued member of the team and is currently building his first home in Upper Hutt.

Jack Estall- Apprentice Technician

Jack joined us through the HVHS Gateway Program while completing Year 13. He is now working his way to becoming a Qualified Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician, and is well liked by our clients.

Jack is passionate about providing great service from job start to leaving a clean and tidy site.

William Siemonek – Apprentice Technician

Will is a new team member at WRL and comes from an installations back ground. Will is quick and tidy and has an in-built high quality-of-work ethic. He is most interested in the big jobs, and gravitates toward the heavier mechanical parts of the industry.

Nobody really knows what Will does in his free time. Some say…….

David Onslow-Osborne – Apprentice Technician

Davey is our newest apprentice, joining WRL to learn this great trade. He has started as a construction assistant, learning important lessons in ‘measure twice, cut once’. He’s doing really well, showing some great talent and attentiveness, and will be a great tech.

We’re not sure that he knows what a barber is, but he’ll be dropped off at the Golden Shears by accident soon if he doesn’t watch out…

Have you thought about the value of a Refrigeration Team vs a One-man band?

Over the years, and especially over the 2021/2022 Christmas and New Years break, our on-call team were called out to multiple businesses due to their one-man band refrigeration guy had gone away on holiday!  This added a lot of extra stress to their clients over and above the stress associated with refrigeration breakdowns. Thankfully the issues were resolved smartly by us, but the costs were higher due to unfamiliarity with the sites and our ‘new-client call out charge for after hours’. We understand that the one-man band out there may be cheaper per hour by a few bucks throughout the week, but do they offer a true and reliable 24/7, 365 days per year response that a refrigeration consumer really needs?