Delivering craftsman work of the highest quality has always been a source of pride for Guenther Weigel and he is thrilled his business is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Weigel Joinery, on the corner of Earnscleugh Rd and Aronui Rd, in Alexandra, is housed in a purpose-built, fully equipped workshop on the site of Mr Weigel’s home.
The business specialises in kitchens and also does restoration projects, doors and staircases, all with Mr Weigel’s signature touch. Mr Weigel also does up caravans and works on the interiors of boats.
The German master joiner gained his prestigious qualification after almost six years of practical and theoretical work in a German programme that has such high standards only 60% of participants pass. The rest need to redo the parts of the programme they failed, and it is compulsory to have a German master joiner qualification to open a joinery business in Germany.
Mr Weigel worked as a joiner in Germany for 25 years and then moved to New Zealand, where he has lived for 16 years, the past 12 of which have been in Alexandra.
He opened Weigel Joinery in 2006 and with his wife, Ji Jee, initially doing the business’ paperwork and his home workshop having lower overheads, the business was straight away able to offer competitive rates and pass on significant price savings to customers.
Kitchen joinery can be designed by 3-D computer design, and Weigel Joinery also has a valuable relationship with Italian company Parmco. Weigel Joinery can purchase Parmco products for your kitchen, such as ovens, dishwashers, fridges, rangehoods and smaller appliances, at considerable discount to customers. Parmco is a top-of-the-range European brand and its products are excellent, Mr Weigel says.
As his business celebrates its 10th anniversary and looks towards a positive future, Mr Weigel wants to thank all his Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, Roxburgh, Omakau, Maniototo, Wanaka and Queenstown customers. He values the good relationship he has with builders throughout the district who work with him on joinery projects.
Proud of his reputation for high-quality craftsman work, Mr Weigel is looking forward to future projects with Central Otago customers.