Pete & Karen Michielsen have owned the business since September 2016. They are both strongly customer focused having spent their lives working in customer services. Pete has a background in building & building supplies and is known for his roles with PlaceMakers, Plumbing World and Mico Plumbing & Pipelines. Karen is a registered nurse with many years’ experience and is a specialist skin cancer nurse.
We at Dominator Garage Doors Taranaki are proud to be part of one of the largest Garage Door Dealer networks in New Zealand.
Pete says “I have never sold a product I don’t believe in and I won’t sell a product that isn’t right for the application. My name is on it, we have one standard and that is to provide the best product and service to our customers.”
We are members of East End Surf Lifesaving club, with Pete having been a Coach and Lifeguard. Karen has been active in the Practice Nurses group and school PTA.
Pete is the Managing Director, responsible for managing the business, maintaining relationships with suppliers and clients but is most often seen ‘on the tools.’
Karen has taken on the role of running the day-to-day operation of the business based at the Office and is the friendly face of the place. She is the main point of contact for all our customers. Her role includes quoting, ordering, and organising the jobs and keeping us in line.
Gary, Chris, and Dean are the professional installers, they do the hard yards. As well as installation, repairs and servicing they take active roles in the measure and quotation side of the business.
“We see our business as problem solving and our focus is the customer. we are all someone’s customer and we all expect a fair deal, good service, and the right solution to our problem.”
Dominator is one of the leading brands of domestic garage doors and is New Zealand made for New Zealand conditions.
Dominator Taranaki sell and install the full range of Dominator Garage Doors and Auto Openers – many with a 10-year guarantee.
We provide insurance quotes and can supply a range of speciality and customer-made garage doors.
As Domestic Garage Door specialists, we cover all of Taranaki and supply to most of the Group Home Builders in the region, as well as retail clients and homeowners and are experts at repairs and installation of Domestic Garage Doors, whether new build or retro fit.
Please use the contact details above for a no obligation measure & quote or further information.
We provide a quality repair and maintenance service for Dominator branded garage doors and openers.
Please use the contact details above for further information.
Garage Doors are like cars, they need regular looking after too.
Dominator recommends getting your garage door serviced within the first 12 months of it being installed (to adjust spring tension etc.) and then once every 2 years thereafter.
This is based on average usage, so you may require shorter service intervals with higher usage and/or harsh (i.e. coastal/dusty) environments.
One further tip, you can use most general car cleaning products on the face of your garage door to help keep it clean. (Just make sure it’s nothing abrasive such as cutting compound.)
We can now arrange 12 Months Inerest Free Finance* on your new Dominator Garage Door & Opener purchase so give us a call or email to find out how we can get your new garage door underway for less than you may think.
Minimum purchase $1,000. Minimum monthly payments required. NZ customers only, not available in all areas.
*Credit and lending criteria and fees apply, including a Gem Visa $55 establishment fee and annual fees ($52 Gem Visa / $50 Gem CreditLine). Prevailing interest rate (currently Gem Visa 25.99% p.a./Gem CreditLine 29.95% p.a.) applies after any interest free term ends. Paying only the minimum monthly repayment of 3% of the outstanding monthly balance or $20 (whichever is more), will not be sufficient to repay the purchase amount(s) within the promotional period. Amount payable will be shown on your monthly statement. Credit provided by Latitude Financial Services Limited. Further GEM Finance T&C’s can be found here.
When Pete Michielsen bought Dominator Taranaki back in 2016, he knew nothing about garage doors. But this self-confessed ‘jack of all trades’ - having renovated five houses and worked for many years in the building and plumbing industries with a family “full of builders” - decided he was up for it. We caught up to talk about how it’s worked out for him.