Nelly the Navarra with the custom made log splitter.
Dean grew up with a passion for most things that were run by an engine and learnt from an early age how things worked and how to fix them when they broke down - and in the case of cars - how to 'fix' them so they went a lot better.
After 20 years working firstly in the car wrecking business, then managing the workshop at White Trucks in Hastings, Dean decided to have a change in career. He did his 'apprenticeship' building with Paul Harrison from 2002 until 2008.
Also over the past 3 years he has been been doing maintenance engineering work at a large timber and pulp mill.
Dean now has a custom built workshop, which of course he designed and built himself. He is fully set up for light engineering construction, maintenance and repairs; and vehicle, plant and machinery repairs and maintenance.
He has turned WATCON, his Isuzu truck, into a giant mobile toolbox for building, engineering and repairs.