Richard has been in the lighting industry since 1990. He enjoys the creativity of designing with light but also meeting the needs of the client. Richard has a favorite saying which he incorporates into every design “you don’t know what you don’t know”, this is why at Coombes & Gabbie, we specialise in lighting to create the best result for each client.
LIGHTING CONSULTANT / SALES MANAGER
Rhonda started in lighting in 2002 where she spent 7 years in Wellington, in 2009 she moved home to the Waikato. Rhonda is passionate about lighting and seeing her lighting designs turn into reality. Rhonda has completed a vast number of large commercial and high end residential projects around NZ. She enjoys providing lighting solutions that suit the architecture and result in a comfortable and impressive environment.
Joshua started working for Coombes&Gabbie in 2017 and works as a lighting consultant. Joshua has a Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology (lighting). Joshua has been in the electrical industry for 6 years and decided to branch out into lighting.
Angela started working at Coombes and Gabbie in November 2017.
She has a bachelor of Design (Interior) degree and is from a cabinetry background and has been working on commercial fitouts and custom joinery designs and solutions,
for corporate clients and business.
She wanted to further her field and experience in lighting and loves the challenge of finding the perfect solution, to create the desired ambiance and majestic atmosphere.
DIEGO DELLO STROLOGO
Based in Auckland, Diego takes care of our business in the Auckland and nearby areas.
He has a Master Degree in Management and international experience in the furniture and lighting business.
Diego collaborates with designers, architects and developers to help them achieving the best results with our products and makes sure they get the best service from us.
ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATION
Andrea works part time doing the financial accounts and attending to any administration matters to ensure that Richard and the rest of the team can focus on their roles. Andrea has a background in accounting and management in the Dairy & FMCG industries. She joined our team in 2013 after having a career break while her children were young.
Grant have been in the IT Industry for over 25 years and started working for Coombes&Gabbie in 2016. His main role is to manage the IT side of the business and offer IT support. Grant is passionate about all things IT and enjoys finding more efficient and effective ways of doing things.
LINEAR LIGHT MANUFACTURER AND DELIVERIES
Robbie has been working at Coombes&Gabbie since 2016. Robbie is based in the Coombes&Gabbie factory where he manufacturers linear lights, he also makes deliveries to clients.
LIGHTING DESIGN ASSISTANT
Ellens is a lighting design assistant to Joshua and Richard, she has recently graduated with a diploma in Interior Design. Ellen’s will be continuing her studies with a focus on Graphic Design. Her life motto is “make impossible possible”.
35 King Street Frankton, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Coombes & Gabbie Lighting Design is a New Zealand owned and operated family business that has been in the lighting industry for over 50 years. We have seen many changes in lighting and make it our priority to keep up with the latest design trends and ever changing lighting innovations.
HOURS & INFO
Appointment is required to meet with a Lighting Consultant. Phone us on 07 838 0753 or email
Office & design showroom open Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5pm.
Saturday closed – but happy to organise a meeting with a prior appointment.
Auckland Satellite Office
Diego Dello Strologo
Ph: 027 701 9555
All Australian enquiries
Ph: 1300 79 55 48