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 responsible for shipping, courier logistics and 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.
ANCHENData capturing and website management
….. is the latest member of our hard-working office team. She oversees background changes to the website and the data capturing of all our accounts. She’s creative, has a sparkling personality, and comes with a background in graphic design.
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.
CHRIS Sales consultant
….is one of our sales consultants. He is a specialist in closed combustion fireplaces, wood and gas braais, and the technical aspects of installation. His good wit and gift for humour make the hours of the day pass quickly. He has a background in sales. He ‘knows everything’.
….. 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 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 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.
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
KAI-LUIWarehouse & Logistics
.…is our warehouse assistant. You’ll find him towering over courier orders, taking care of product packaging, doing stock takes, and dealing with courier orders and logistics. He has a short career history in the hotel industry, but his true passion and heart are in sound production and ‘all things music related’. He plays the guitar, records and mixes his own music, and has his own online ‘muso’ following.
JAMES Head of warehouse
…… is in charge of our warehouse and is an expert in logistics. He keeps himself busy by preparing orders and refurbishing fireplaces. You’ll often find him suited-up in the spray booth with a smile on his face as he works his magic.
…… 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.
NICOLASJunior Installer / Stock Control
……is a junior installer. You’ll find him assisting one of our installers on-site and he is often in the warehouse holding his clipboard in amongst rows of stock. He prepares orders for courier collections, is a dedicated stock controller and he is also a trained spray technician. He does an exceptionally realistic Mandiba impression and when he is not at work, he is counseling the youth at his local church. He is loved by everyone.
PETERJunior Installer / Order Preparation
……is a junior installer and is always the first one to lend a hand. He is a talented technician and comes with a background in construction and wet-works. When he is not on site he is meticulously preparing courier orders in the warehouse. He is a dependable team player and has a great sense of humour. Peter is also the proud father of 2 very beautiful daughters.