Named after the owners son, James Blond started in 2004 as a small company attached to Thor’s Motor Company with the objective as just being a small sideline business to the established car yard. Growth however has been exponential and in late 2008 the business grew to such a point that it now takes the whole site at 4004 Great North Rd.
Right at the outset the decision was made to offer a wide range of vehicles and we have become very quickly known in West Auckland as the company that can help you with your vehicle rental needs .
Taking over as Managing Director with his arrival in 2006 Cat is one of the hardest working and lowest paid staff members whose duties include keeping the blankets warm by sleeping on them and emptying the food bowls twice a day, he is also popular (when awake) with children and has been known to play chase around the yard. Cat is available for photo oppertunities on 24 hours advance notice.
It is with great sadness that we must announce that "Cat" passed away on the 1st of August 2012 he will be sadly missed by both staff and customers may he rest in peace.
Based on the front desk 5 days a week you are likely to speak to John when booking, uplifting or returning your rental. John has travelled extensively all over New Zealand so if there is somewhere you want to visit be sure to pick his brain for some of the best spots. John’s knowledge of the fleet will also help to ensure that you get the vehicle that is most suited to your needs.
As the shortest member of his beloved NZ Breakers John still dreams of the day that he will make the starting 5
As a joint owner and director of the company Sarah is busy with Pick up and drop off's from the Airport, Hotels and other locations as well as assisting in the day to day running of the business.
Having finished school in 2008 Thor is taking some time to gain life experience before applying to join the Police force, believing that the life skills gained dealing with our broad and diverse range of clients will assist him in "people skills".
James Pedersen (the real James Blond)
Starting university this year James has decided to study computer science and continue working part time (grooming cars) to supplement his income, having started working for us in 2006 James has seen the company and his workload grow as the fleet has grown from around 80 to now almost 200.
James is our Service Manager and is responsible for ensuring that all of our vehicles are serviced and ready for a trouble free run whilst on rent.
Based in Perth Australia Warren (our Australian Director) is investigating the potential options and possibilities of one or more branches in the west island of NZ
Eric has been with us since late 2009 and is also at university studying computer science. you will find Eric either on the front line or assisting with the grooming.
Hildie is our main accounts person and handles all the accounts both inwards and outwards and also deals with trafic infringements should you be unlucky enough to collect one whilst in one of our vehicles.
After a few years away from us Peter rejoined the company in late 2011 as cheif groomer and he also helps with getting you car to the airport