DeLuxe Caravans, 45 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Meet The Team
Daryl decided to join the family business in 2020 after 11 years in the Christchurch construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Manager.
Prior to construction Daryl worked in the motor vehicle industry for a number of years.
His day to day role involves handling of the financial, administrative and commercial aspects of the business.
Born in Woodend, Gary spent his younger years shadowing his father at every opportunity in their small garage business before the family sold up and moved to Blenheim, purchasing a Petrol station and small Bus company.
Gary studied at Marlborough Boys college whilst working after school for the family before taking on a 3 year mechanical apprenticeship with the local Ford dealer qualifying as an A-grade Mechanic.
He joined the family business again in a full-time basis in 1978 working within the workshop, moving up to Workshop Manager then General Manager of the bus company “DeLuxe Travel Line”.
Gary diversified the bus company into importing of buses, commercial vehicles and cars which was followed by the decision to sell DeLuxe Travel Line to Ritches and focus on importation of vehicles . Government legislation changes seen Gary take yet another turn in his business approach and the company started to deal in ex-rental motorhomes, and today is the leading importer for Pilote and Le Voyageur.
When not busy managing vehicle logistics and day to day management you will find Gary heading to Okiwi Bay with his Le Voyageur Motorhome and Boat in tow.
Brett was born and bred in Blenheim and has worked at DeLuxe either part or full time since he was knee high to a grass hopper following in his Grandfather and Fathers steps.
Brett spent a number of years working as a qualified Automotive Refinisher and working part time for the business.
In 2012 Brett Joined the team full time and moved in to a sales role. As the business grew and diversified Brett’s job role changed to now being our full-time Aftersales and Workshop Manager.
Full of knowledge, vision and a desire to deliver exceptional customer service, Brett is DeLuxe RV’s secret weapon making our Aftersales second to none.
When Brett isn’t busy at DeLuxe you will most likely find him hitching on his Bailey Caravan and heading away for some much needed RnR with his young family.
Elias grew up near the French border in Germany and decided to study in New Zealand after falling in love with the South Island during a holiday.
After his studies he moved to Australia working for a Sydney Private School as a Program Coordinator followed by a two-year stint as a Sales and Marketing Consultant on the financial market in Frankfurt.
He moved back to Blenheim with his wife and joined Deluxe Group to strengthen the Sales and Marketing Team.
On his days off he is either on top of a mountain or standing in one of the backcountry rivers flyfishing for trout.
Noel is born and bred in Blenheim and considers himself a true local.
After attending the Boys College, he started his working career as an automotive groomer at Mitsubishi before launching his own grooming business followed by a 25-year stint managing vineyards.
Returning to his roots Noel joined The Deluxe RV team as an automotive groomer in June 2022 and oversees component checks, minor repairs and grooming of all RV’s destined for the sales yard.
He is happily married to his wife Mary and has a keen interest in camping and fishing.
With an ever expanding RV World out there DeLuxe Group were excited to have employed Matt Gibson as a dedicated Sales person for our Blenheim Sales yard. Previously this position was shared by multiple people, so with even more resources look out for even more fantastic service from the Blenheim yard.
Matt is a true born and breed Marlburian with strong ties to the local community. He comes from a hospitality background and has been an Executive Chef for big named wineries such as Pernod Ricard, Highfield Estate and the Twelve Trees Restaurant at Allan Scott’s. Wanting a change, with a great personality and the love of dealing with people Matt was a natural fit for DeLuxe.
Matt’s wife Jessica leads the nursing team at a local vet clinic hence they have a love for dogs. With 4 canine kids and 1 real child, life is pretty full on for the family. Like many motorhomers Matt and the family can regularly be found at Canine Shows around the country showing off their Bullmastiffs. Matt also loves skiing, mountain biking, paragliding, golf and playing the guitar.
Automotive Installer / Technician
Mobile: +64 3 927-2216
Colin was brought up on a Farm in Canvastown. Canvastown is a small township located about 45 minute from the Blenheim town centre between the Marlborough and Tasman regions.
In his spare time Colin enjoys getting out on his dirt bike or finding some open water to enjoy jet boating.
Colin has always had a passion for all things automotive and has worked within the industry for over 10 years.
Joining the DeLuxe RV workshop team in March 2020 Colin is our newest recruit and will work in facets of the workshop including self-containing motorhomes and caravans, installations of accessories such as TV’s, Solar, Satellite dishes, water tanks and the likes.
Automotive Installer / Technician
Mobile: +64 3 927-2216
Jesse was born and spent the first 10 years of his life in the small Southland settlement of Nightcaps before his family moved to Blenheim 2008.
His first after school job was at Dominator Doors before he took a
full-time position there.
Jesse joined the DeLuxe workshop team in 2018 and works in facets including self-containing motorhomes and caravans, installations of accessories such as TV’s, Solar, Satellite dishes, water tanks and the likes.
Jesse likes to spend his spare time with family and friends and is passionate about 4 wheel driving when he has the opportunity.
Yard Groomer and Maintenance Manager
Pete has been working at DeLuxe RV
since 2019 after trialing retirement and finding it boring.
Pete was born and raised in Blenheim and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
Having spent most of his career as a vehicle detailer Pete’s skill set suited our requirements perfectly when we decided to hire a dedicated team member to manage presentation of both our sales yard and storage yards, offices and surrounding buildings and most importantly our display vehicles .
Pete is often our first port of call for customers visiting our Blenheim sales yard, he is full of knowledge and is always happy to lend a hand or track down a salesperson should the need arise.
Be sure to say hello if your stopping in.