Like many inspiration moments, Upper Hutt Hire started off as an idea between a couple of mates at a kids sporting event. With some consolidation of the Hire market in 2013, Garry and Grant Harrison got chatting about the possibility of establishing a hire business in Upper Hutt.
So Garry and Heather Bull, Grant and Karine Harrison, & Paul and Alison Harrison (yeap… cousins) then had some deep and meaningful conversations in early 2014 about setting up a hire business , and how we might do it. Using Grant and Karine’s extensive hire industry experience we came up with a business plan and a shopping list of some of the best equipment.
We threw in a pile of money and set about starting Upper Hutt Hire and so it all happened in a little over 11 weeks. We started redecorating the building, had great fun unpacking all our new equipment and Bingo! in March 2014 we opened our doors for business! In Late 2016 Grant and Karine sold their shares in the business to the remaining partners, knowing that the business would continue to grow.
Today Upper Hutt has a local hire business, offering outstanding equipment at great value. We continue to re-invest in the business and work closely with both local Tradesmen and DIY clients to help you get the job done.
It’s been a lot of fun so far!
Meet Our Team
Garry Bull or “Bully” as he’s known in Upper Hutt, is our Managing Director. It was his cunning idea to establish an independent Hire Company in Upper Hutt. He’s well known around town, having spent many years driving a courier van around the region. He can usually be spotted at the Cossie Club on Tuesday nights with the two son-in-laws Andy and Robbie. And he’s super-Grandad to the four Grandkids.
While Heather looks after the administration she also loves helping customers, particularly with their party hire requirements. As well as holding down a full time job away from the hire business, she has an inexhaustible reserve of energy and can usually be found lurking around the office at weekends. In her spare time she cooks a mean corned beef silverside. Known as “Uber Nana” to the Grandkids.
Robbie Sanson is another Hutt local, known for his persistence in hanging around the Bull household in his early years. Robbie handles just about everything, from phone calls, sales bookings and general equipment maintenance. Known for his infectious positive attitude.
Paul has extensive international business and governance experience. Paul worked in the Food Industry for 30 years before getting involved with Upper Hutt Hire. Tends to make a lot of notes at board meetings so guess that makes him Chairman or Secretary? But most of all he loves getting out and talking to the business community. He’s also big into the kids sports, particularly inline hockey and ice hockey (a couple of the kids have represented NZ at the International level), and has completed 17 full distance Ironman races.
Meet the Family
Thanks guys for all your hard work.
We bank with the nice people at ANZ Upper Hutt.
Solicitors: Richard Austin, Treadwell Gordon, Wanganui.
Accountant: Greg Rudings
If you need any more information give us a call!