Our History

1992

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OCTOBER
Secured the rights to the revolutionary Solatube™.
Solatube NZ Ltd is established by Paul Nielsen, Malcolm Hughes and Bill Wilcox.

DECEMBER
Solatube™ is launched in New Zealand in Wellington and the first franchisee is Paul McDonald.

1993

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MARCH
Solatube Auckland office is opened

DECEMBER
Solatube NZ reaches a milestone of licensees nationwide

1995

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Anti-Condensation Device/ Whole Home Ventilation Systems incorporated into the business

1996

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JANUARY
Paul becomes sole owner and Solatube NZ changes its name to HomeTech

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2001

fakro stairs

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The FAKRO range of products introduced; attic stairs, roof windows and skylights

2003

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Housing NZ ventilation contract nationwide is awarded to HomeTech

2004

Daylighting and ventilation installed into many aged care, healthcare and light commercial premises. The daylighting possibilities expand.

2006

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Housing NZ ventilation contract extended four years HomeTech’s success is acknowledged by Solatube International. Paul attends the Solatube International conference in Athens as key note speaker.

2007

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Joined CMS/FPB nationwide network

2008

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HomeTech becomes one of Mitsubishi Electric’s top four resellers of Heat Pumps

2009

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Solatube Daylighting System is awarded BRANZ Appraisal (No: 665)

 

HomeTech participates in the Government Housing NZ stimulus Package and completes 5,000 Housing NZ homes for ventilation

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Innovative brands incorporate Solatube Daylighting Systems into their premises; National Bank Blockhouse Bay, Cadbury Auckland, Lexus Auckland, Lion Nathan Auckland along with many schools and commercial facilities

2010

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Housing NZ ventilation contract extended four years.

HomeTech reaches another milestone – having made 100,000 installations into 70,000 homes.

16 Franchisees across New Zealand, 10 contractor teams, Auckland and Wellington offices and over 20 staff.

2011

BRANZ 2011

FAKRO skylights is awarded BRANZ Appraisal (No: 749)

 

 

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New look HomeTech brand

2012

Housing New Zealand ventilation contract renewed

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Glass Distractions Decorative Fixtures launched for Solatube Daylighting Systems

20 years

20 Year Anniversary!

2015

Continue Brightening New Zealander’s Lives

 Brighten your world

 

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