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The Team

Meet the team at hothouse heat pumps?

Laurie Stephenson, Director


Laurie has been in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry since 1986 and counting. Laurie is passionate about his field of expertise and proud of the hothouse team. His interests include a love of watching most sports, and occasionally running around a football field in an effort to keep fit. Laurie enjoys time at the beach, river, a sunny deck or listening to live music with friends and family to relax.

The Office

Theresa, Office Manager


Theresa is our new Office Manager. Theresa has taken over from Sandra, who led the office so well for the last 5 years. Theresa brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to us from other busy service sectors where excellent customer service is paramount. 

Chris, Service and Installation Co-ordinator

Chris is the hub of our office, busy co-ordinating our service team, booking in assessments and installations and liaising with all our great customers. No doubt if you call us you will speak to Chris at some stage. You are definately in good hands. 

On the Road

With Laurie, Doug and John, Hothouse has 90 years of combined experience to draw on.

Doug Stephenson


Coaxed out of retirement by his son, Doug has decades of experience in the air conditioning sector. No better place then to utilise this than on the road scoping and quoting. Doug’s relaxed easy manner backed up with all that experience provides quality service. Doug enjoys getting out and about meeting people and when he isn’t doing that, he loves brewing a good beer too! And his is actually good.

John Burmo


John Burmo has been around in the Wellington air conditioning sector since emigrating from the UK in the 1980’s. John’s vast knowledge, dry wit and enthusiasm for getting it right have proved an invaluable asset to Hothouse. John is a registered IQP and provides consultancy services for our commercial customers too.