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Janine Dunbar - Company Director
Janine Dunbar

Janine Dunbar
Company Director/Owner

I was inspired by my family’s success in making a real difference in the Dunedin Insulation market over many years and decided I would bring this experience and know-how to insulating homes in the Wider South Canterbury /North Otago and Southland areas. January 2018 We open in Cromwell after many requests, we are delighted to set up a team in Cromwell servicing the wider area. I have chosen these regions to invest in because of the special affinity I have found from working and living within them over the years.

I am really delighted to be able to bring you the real benefits of Environmentally Friendly Insulation at very affordable rates. We are based locally in each area allowing us to keep the overall costs down and provide personal yet professional hassle free service a cut above the rest.

Our Vision

“We are a family business looking after your family’s needs. We simply choose to make less profit without relying on subsidies and look after you so you can enjoy a healthier, drier, energy efficient home.” Everyday Affordable pricing with Hassle Free service and Eco Products means everybody wins! We are based locally in each region keeping the overall costs down. We don’t want to be another large faceless corporate. We like to keep our business at a level our relationships with clients and our staff are for life providing personal professional services.

Meet some of our Team:

Senior Assessor/Stock Manager Lyall Baird

Lyall is our invaluable senior team member with many years experience within the building industry. Lyall is well known within the North Otago area, friendly, straight up and very helpful. Lyalls ability to measure properties accurately with all the difficulties we can come across is his real strength.

Sarah Crabbe is a country lass from rural North Otago and has been a complete natural installer from the very start. She also assists Lyall in assessing properties Energy Efficiency Checks as one of our local based insulation installers.Don’t be fooled by her demure appearance!… Sarah has the physical strength and endurance beyond any male installer I know and tackles every insulation challenge with great gusto! We are very grateful to have Sarah on our team.

They are available to come and assess your home or business free with no obligation within the Oamaru region by appointment. We have three local based experienced installers on hand for your needs.

Keeping it Local for Locals……

Wider South Canterbury/North Otago/Southland/Central Otago 

Company Key Assessor/Auditor/Senior Installer/Trainer – Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey has returned home with decades of experience within professional Insulation Installing and Assessing. Jeffrey prides himself in being reliable conscientious and really going the extra mile for us and our clients. Jeffrey is also our trainer of all staff keeping them up to date with techniques and standards. He also is an auditor of  large jobs. We are very fortunate to have Jeffrey overseeing the teams work.

Flynn Dunbar (Company doggy)

Our Culture

I choose to look after my staff, we believe in work/life balance is key, especially for installers. I do not overwork people and believe this role is best along side other self employment so you do not burn out. I pay above market rates and it shows in happy staff who take a real pride in their work and are passionate about service.

It is not an easy job being an insulation installer, it is physically very hard on the body, claustrophobic and takes a certain type of person to excel in this industry. I am very fortunate to have great people on my team.  I only hire people with the right attitude who see the opportunity and grab it and make the very most out of it. If you are an experienced insulation installer please contact us.

Dunbar’s Insulation . . . The name you can rely on