Owner/operator, Home Straight.
I have 18 years’ experience in the New Zealand Police as a Detective in Auckland City and then a front-line sergeant in Gisborne. I resigned in 2016.
Just after I left the NZ Police a family member went through the stress of trying to sell a rental property which was subsequently found to be meth-contaminated before the sale was completed. I was horrified at the quotes she was given to remedy the property. The whole process was so rigid with no explanation or options about how it could be carried out. At the time I was looking to start my own business, and so based on what I learned from that process I started ‘Home Straight’.
I initially trained with Cleaning Systems Ltd in Auckland gaining industry certification as a Methamphetamine Decontamination Technician. I also applied for my private investigators licence.
In the first year of operations ‘Home Straight’ decontaminated 26 properties in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa and Whakatane. There has not been a single property that we could not decontaminate or remediate to meet current NZ Safety guidelines.
We bring honesty, integrity, and professionalism to the decontamination industry. ‘Home Straight’ constantly conduct product and technique research and development with the goal of becoming the most reliable and cost-effective methamphetamine-decontamination specialists in the country. This is epitomised in our motto: “Saving Homes, Helping People – that’s what we are about”.