Meet our vibrant, dynamic and knowledgeable team of fireplace and braai experts, and installation artisans. We work hard, we have fun and we love satisfied customers!
FRACHIA Front house receptionist
….. is most often your first point of contact when you phone or visit GC Fires. Her bubbling laughter can be heard throughout the day as she oversees our front house reception. She is also responsible for general invoicing, and she runs our reception like a tight ship. You are likely to speak with her at some point during your journey with GC Fires.
….. is responsible for the ‘heart of GC Fires’. She facilitates smooth operations between all our departments and systems with a smile. She deals with task delegation, orders, and customer care queries. She is responsible for training her colleagues and she ‘holds the room’ when she speaks. It’s also our luck that Jane is secretly a fully trained Chef with a passion for cooking the perfect steak and creating exquisite pastry creations.
….. is in charge of logistics. Her duties link the warehouse, showroom, and office. She oversees the delivery of orders, the receiving of goods and all things courier related. She is usually surrounded by laughter and provides excellent stand-up comedy for her colleagues. When she is not reading thriller novels, she is dreaming of practicing criminal law. Carla has been accepted into law school and she will start her studies in 2023.
….. is one of our sales consultants (and the office DJ). He has done everything from auto-electronics and mechanics, to sales. He loves cars, but he’ll also tell you that he loves closed combustion fireplaces even more! His technical brain makes him brilliant at flue design and technical installations. He is easy to talk to and loves a good laugh.
MAURITZA Sales Consultant
….. is one of our sales consultants. She is a dedicated expert in closed combustion fireplaces and tricky installations. She has endless patience, an extraordinary memory, and always goes the extra mile for our clients. You'll find her on our showroom floor.
..... is one of our sales consultants. He is a specialist in closed combustion fireplaces and braais. He has a background in insurance, banking and sales, and is very passionate about sports and music. Our clients love his efficient service and friendly character. Loud outbursts of laughter erupt from him daily.
..... is responsible for the bulk of our admin, which is no small task! She processes our job cards, facilities invoicing and credit notes, and keeps track of all our suppliers. She is an expert in ‘organised filing systems’, and by taking one look at her desk you will agree that she is detail orientated and efficient. Monique is always cheerful and smiling. When she is not at work, she is enjoying the beach with her family, and supporting community outreach projects.
LOUISE Product Research / Owner
….. is responsible for product research, website text, and product training. She’s an avid hoarder of technical data and oversees the daily operations of our showroom and warehouse. Her job description remains fluid and dynamic, as she fills the gaps in the overall running of GC Fires. She is the go-to person for most things. Louise has been part of the GC Fires team from the very beginning.
….. is the founder and owner of GC Fires. He was born in The Netherlands and immigrated to South Africa about 20 years ago. He has a genuine passion for people and is loved by most who meet him and all who work for him. His smile always reaches his eyes. He runs the company by adhering to European standards, with a high focus on customer care. He welcomes being approached by you for all matters customer-related. Do you want to know how the GC Fires Story started? Click here
….. has been working at GC Fires from the very beginning. He is our head installer and has more than 20 years of experience and 1 000s of installations under his belt. He is a patient man and a perfectionist at work. He takes all our novices under his experienced wing and teaches them the ropes. If Desmond tells you it’s possible, it can happen.
….. has been working as an installer for GC Fires for the last five years and has proven to be a skilled professional. He is efficient and very meticulous in his job. He was trained by the best, after all! He has a background in electrical training. When he is not spending time with his family, he is dropping cool tunes as a DJ in the Helderberg.