About Us

About Us

Our Team for The Best Services.

Company Profile

Active Property Maintenance and Active Fire & Water are both Palmerston North based companies now trading under the one roof. 60 Taonui Street, Palmerston north Central.

Active Fire & Water showroom opened in May 2014 after working as installers in the industry for 13 years.

The showroom has a large range of fireplaces, spa pools & swimming pools on display and also sells chemicals and offers free water testing.

Active Property Maintenance also provides installation of the products we sell and can build swimming pools to order from the Bio Design range. We have a division specialising in commercial maintenance.

At Active Fire & Water and APMS we are passionate about providing superior quality service with regard to meet the needs of our customers. Our team of 7 people combine a variety of knowledge and skill bases which incorporate the traditional values of good old customer service.

At APMS we tailor our service to meet the customer’s individual requirements and service specifications.

Active Property Maintenance Services Ltd. is proud to be a member of the New Zealand Home Heating Association Inc.

Staff information

Gavin Edwards 2

Gavin Edwards

Business Owner, Senior Consultant

Gavin has extensive experience in general engineering as well as domestic and commercial building. He is specialised in the installation of solar heating systems for domestic hot water spa pools and pools, general building maintenance and engineering.

Gavin is a Registered Solid Fuel Appliance Installation Technician. He also holds qualifications in engineering and building.

Joel Simpson 2

Joel Simpson

Fully Qualified Solid Fuel & Diesel Appliance Technician and Drainage

Joel is a fully qualified and registered Solid Fuel Appliance Installer. He also has been with Active fire and water for over 8 years and has experience in building, drainage, swimming pool and spa pool installation. Joel is our Primary pellet fire technician. With a unending knowledge and numerous contacts throughout the Solid Fuel Industry, giving him a skills and experience from which to draw upon for any situation in this ever changing environment. Joel has been recognised Nationally for the standards of his work and skill set. Having received installer of the year numerous times and been nominated many times over. Joel is a crucial member of the team and a voice of knowledge.

Lee Waghorn

Office and Administration, Cast iron Fire Parts, Sales, Phones, And water testing.

Lee runs the accounts, office and helps in the showroom. She looks after all accounts and makes sure everything runs tip top for the staff and the customers. If there are any account queries Please feel free to contact her, and she will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

If you have any questions or needs please feel free to call or come in and talk to today, available 5 days a week Monday to Friday from 09:00 am until 4:30 pm


Matthew looks after; Showroom Sales, Quotes, Marketing, Stock Control, Cast Iron Fire Parts, Water Testing, Web Page Maintenance, Stock control and Pool Design.

Matthew has been with Active for over two years, he looks after the showroom, digital enquires, cast iron fire parts store, any sales inquiries, pool design, spas, quotes and sales. As well as water testing for Spas and Pools, he can give you advice on all of our available Solid fuel applications, property Maintenance, chemical requirements and all of our products. He is a wealth of knowledge, friendly and informative about our products and fields of work.

If you have any questions or needs please feel free to call or come in and talk to today, available Monday and Friday from 09:00 am until 5:00 pm as well as Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 am until 2:00 pm (dependant upon patronage).


Solid Fuel Technician, Pool and Spa Valet Technician, and Installer.

Cameron is currently doing his  Solid Fuel & diesel appliance technician studies, Cameron has been with Active fire a number of years, with years of installation experience in Solid Fuel appliances, swimming Pools and spas. Cam is our go to Pool and Spa valet magician, when a customer has a spa or pool issue, we send Cam to work his Magic. He is a wealth of chemical knowledge with the ability to intuitively respond to the changing needs of our Pool and spa clients, his ability to think on his feet is only matched by our most senior staff members. His ability to adjust and adapt to the forever changing environment of Pool and Fires installations, means that Cam is one of our most valued staff members he is commonly referred to as our pool & Spa wizard because there is not a single issue for pool’s and spa’s that he has not been able to sort.


Full time Fire installer and Pool Staff

Connor is an integral staff  member in the installation and maintenance team. Connor performs installation as well as spa and pool valets. Connor is a wealth of installation skills and knowledge, with the ability to help a client with any of those difficult installation questions or needs. He is our latest up and coming star team member and we see great things in his future.

Job Vacancy

Sorry we do not have any vacancies at the moment.

However, please feel free to drop by during the week with a copy of your resume (C.V.), and  have a chat. we will advise you should a position become available.