For over two decades, Absolute Energy has been more than just an insulation provider. It’s been a catalyst for positive change in the lives of New Zealanders. Founded in the early 2000s by Kiwi entrepreneur Paul Brockie, the Nelson-based company has been committed to creating warmer, healthier, and more energy-efficient homes and workspaces. This commitment that’s resulted in over 20,000 insulated homes to date. What started as a vision in Nelson has grown to touch lives across the South Island. and over the past seven years, the company has been particularly focused on expanding its comprehensive insulation services to Queenstown and its surrounding areas.
Seven years ago, Absolute Energy took the strategic step to expand into Queenstown, in response to increasing demand from the lower South Island. Recognising untapped opportunities in this tourist-focused town, the company saw great potential for providing complete insulation solutions for both new construction projects and existing homes and businesses. Today, their operations stretch beyond Queenstown to include neighbouring regions like Wanaka, Cromwell, and Alexandra, offering the same high level of commitment and quality that has become their hallmark.
Charlotte Robinson Leads the Charge for a More Energy-Efficient Queenstown
As part of Absolute Energy’s steadfast commitment to Queenstown and the broader South Island, the company is excited to introduce Charlotte Robinson, the new Operations Manager for the Queenstown division. With a keen eye for operational excellence and a wealth of experience in local trades, Charlotte is a natural fit for steering Absolute Energy’s mission in this key market.
Having a manager with Charlotte’s expertise locally based not only streamlines operations but also fortifies community relations, a core tenet of Absolute Energy’s ethos. Her familiarity with Queenstown’s unique needs and market dynamics ensures that the company’s services are both relevant and effective, tailored to meet the unique requirements of developments in the region.
Peter McLeod, who oversees the company’s workforce strategy, could not be more enthusiastic about the company’s plans for Queenstown. “Charlotte’s arrival is a critical piece in our ongoing strategy to build a robust local team that understands the unique characteristics and needs of the Queenstown market,” he says. “We’re not just looking to provide a service, we aim to become an integral part of the community, offering solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. Charlotte’s leadership will be pivotal in achieving that.”
Having a locally based Operations Manager enhances not just the efficiency but the soul of the operations, ensuring that the company’s commitment to creating warmer, healthier, and energy-efficient environments is not just a corporate mantra but a lived local reality. Charlotte and her team are the embodiment of the “Absolute Energy way”.
The Unique Focus of Absolute Energy Queenstown
Absolute Energy Queenstown has carved out a distinct niche for itself by primarily focusing on new builds and commercial projects. This targeted approach has been a natural evolution from the company’s pre-existing connections in the new build sector.
In Queenstown, Absolute Energy’s typical project mainly comprises high-end residential houses and an array of commercial buildings that range from schools to retirement villages. Each project isn’t just a job but an opportunity to enhance community living standards, drawing on the company’s legacy of quality and commitment. The work is guided by meticulous planning, technological innovation, and, most importantly, a keen understanding of the local building climate.
Charlotte notes the resilience of the Queenstown construction sector in the post-COVID era. “There’s a palpable sense of optimism as construction projects have not only resumed but are also booming,” she observes. According to her, this upturn is both an opportunity and a responsibility to meet higher energy-efficiency standards and contribute to long-term sustainability.
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Absolute Energy is Queenstown’s Trusted Insulation Advisor
The insulation landscape has shifted considerably this year, with government-led initiatives bringing about pivotal changes in standards for energy efficiency and safety. As Peter McLeod aptly put it in our recent interview, “It’s an evolving field, and it’s our job to stay ahead of the curve to best serve our clients.”
Navigating these new standards can be a daunting task for both builders and homeowners, but Absolute Energy Queenstown has made it easier by reaffirming its consultative approach. “We’re not just installing insulation; we’re building relationships. We want to help people understand what they need, not just sell them something,” Peter elaborated.
Working alongside local builders and project managers, the Absolute Energy team acts as an advisory partner. We inform and educate our clients about the nuances of the new regulations. This customer-centric approach has allowed them to carve a unique space in a competitive market, positioning themselves not just as a service provider but as a trusted advisor in the construction and renovation industry.
Another trend in the Queenstown construction sector is the focus on acoustic insulation. “The demand for soundproofing is rising, especially in commercial and high-end residential projects,” Peter observed. Whether it’s for creating a tranquil setting in a bustling office or a peaceful home, acoustic insulation is moving up on the priority list for constructors and homeowners alike. Here, Absolute Energy offers not only a product but also expert guidance on making the right choices to meet this growing need.
Access to a Diverse Range of Quality Insulation Products
Peter stressed the importance of flexibility in product offerings. “Our job is to fit the insulation to the project, not the other way around.” As such, Absolute Energy Queenstown doesn’t limit itself to a single type of insulation product. From traditional fibreglass and rolls to loose-fill and rigid board insulation, the team provides a wide array of solutions tailored to the specific requirements of each project.
Their wide range of offerings and consultative approach, makes Absolute Energy Queenstown your go-to partner for any insulation needs. “We’re not just fulfilling a service; we’re helping you make informed decisions that will benefit you in the long run,” Peter concluded.
By providing excellent service and a broad range of products, Absolute Energy Queenstown is indeed more than just a service provider. They are your comprehensive, trusted advisor in this ever-evolving landscape of insulation standards and demands.
Building our Queenstown Legacy by Insulating One Project At A Time
Looking ahead, Absolute Energy has its sights set high for its Queenstown operations. “We’re doubling down on our commitment to Queenstown, aiming to lead the way in meeting the evolving needs of this dynamic region,” says Peter. With a rich history and clear vision for the future, Absolute Energy Queenstown is setting a new standard for excellence in the insulation industry.
As Charlotte says, “It’s not just about insulation; it’s about the impact on families, businesses, and communities. We’re here to make a difference, and that ethos is deeply ingrained in our DNA.” Peter McLeod echoes this sentiment, saying, “Our business values stem from the idea of ‘family’, we treat our clients like we would our own, with complete dedication and integrity.”
We invite you to be part of our exciting journey. Whether you’re a builder or a homeowner, Absolute Energy Queenstown is your go-to insulation resource. Contact us today to discover the unique blend of expertise, service, and community commitment that sets us apart.