About Kelford Engineering
Kelford Engineering has been installing, reconditioning, servicing and surveying boilers throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for the last 27 years, and combined, our team has 80 years of boiler experience.
We know how important your boiler is to your business. That is why we work continually on our systems and procedures to ensure that you receive the best service, parts, and advice possible.
Meet the Kelford Team
Mike Kelly is the Co-owner of Kelford and takes care of Kelfords’ Administration and spare parts.
With 50 years experience in Boilers and Trade background in heavy engineering for 40 years.
Mike worked for Andersons Engineering, the biggest boiler manufacturer in the South Island before it closed downing the late 80’s.
Mike has advanced knowledge of all things boilers and many of the boilers that they work on today at Kelford originated back 30 - 40 years ago, so Mike is well known for his vast knowledge about coal, diesel and oil-fired boilers as well as Andersons Boilers.
When not at work, Mike has a passion for cars, specifically sports and track racing cars.
Mike and Steve have worked together for 30 years.
Steve Bamford is co-owner of Kelford Engineering and has been with Kelford since its formation in 1991. Steve has a 40 years trade background in heavy engineering and is the operations manager within the business.
He reports that the team are ‘self-managing’ and know what they need to do, so he keeps an eye on them and answers any questions they may have and brainstorms when required.
Looking after the clients is his key role and he is proud to say that Kelford has managed to retain most of their original clients.
“Because the staff always do a good job, the clients are happy and that makes the business so much easier.”
“We get to do things a little differently because we know what works in specific contexts.”
Giovanni Frances is a Senior Services Engineer and has been with Kelford Engineering since 2004 and has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and has Trades qualifications
His passion at work or away from work is boilers and steam, and that's why he has been spending so much time working with new concepts for the electric steam boiler as well as with the old boilers that are still in operation. He loves Boilers!
Giovanni does a great deal of design and project work at Kelford as well as installing and maintaining boilers.
Giovanni likes the historic aspect of boilers, such as old traction engines and old steam engines, “I like stuff that’s old.”
Nic Gebbie is a senior service engineer and customer liaison for Kelford Engineering.
Nic organises all the jobs for the team, provides training, looks after the Health and Safety requirements and takes care of the customers specific requirements.
Finding out what the client needs and completing the project to a very high standard is Nic's primary focus and like the rest of the team at Kelford, Nic loves a creative challenge.
He gets on well with the clients and enjoys the challenge of the different projects that they bring to him.
Trade qualified and 6 years with Kelford, Nic comes from a heavy machinery and plant background in the textile industry. Nic worked for a textile company located ‘across the road’ from Kelford. After the building was destroyed in the Christchurch Earthquake, Nic literally crossed the road and begun working at Kelford.
Nic is also a family man with two boys, a keen fisherman and loves motocross.