Growing up on property I was always working on paddock bombs and motorbikes, I was always going to end up working with my hands. Started my apprenticeship just before I turned 18. It was not long before I was rebuilding my first engine after blowing it up.
By the end of my third year I had completed my Diploma in Engineering and had completed subjects in hydraulics and pneumatics. After my apprenticeship I worked as a contractor doing construction jobs and maintenance in chemical and gas plants before taking a full time job in a chemical plant. After 7 years of that I took a promotion to a maintenance managers position in a manufacturing plant.
I have the knowledge and expertise to help troubleshoot any problem that may arise, whether being from an installation issue or a rare manufacturing problem. I use or have used the products we sell and I stand by them for quality and reliability.
Andrew, Operations Manager
I grew up in a family where I was around cars a lot. Helping my uncle work on his Torana’s was a great love of mine. This led me to start out as an apprentice mechanic, but I soon realised that I didn’t want my passion for cars to be ruined.
Soon after turning 17, I started my fitting apprenticeship. By this stage I already had several project cars of my own. I went on to complete my post apprenticeship courses, eventually obtaining a cert-4 in engineering.
I have worked in engineering & manufacturing environments my whole career, until taking up the role of Operations Manager at Joel’s Garage Gear.
I not only have the knowledge to help you choose the right equipment for your needs, I also have the experience to guide you through installing it or troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
Jesse, Team Member
As of July 2020 we have also welcomed Jesse to our team to assist Andrew in sales when needed and also carry out installations and deliveries with our shop truck.
Jesse is a qualified boiler maker who can make just about anything and is sure to be a great asset to the company.
Any of us can give you tips on the best way to install your purchases and you can always call for help if you get stuck.
It is always best to phone ahead if you would like to view our products on display.
Joel’s Garage Gear started out on a small property in Little River, Victoria back in 2016.
We built a big shed to be able to have a workshop/ display so people could see our products in use.
This served its purpose well for many years, however we soon outgrew the 660m2 shed and moved the business to a warehouse in Derrimut, Victoria.
Andrew came on board in October 2019 as our Operations Manager and is head of sales at our warehouse.
This has allowed Joel to focus more on expanding the brand, reputation and product range further.
Very fast delivery times and good to deal with. Cheers, received mine in two days!
Leeanne Blake Watson
Excellent hoist and great personal service.
Good gear, good price, good bloke. Can’t go wrong with Joel’s Garage Gear.
Great gear and Joel’s easy to deal with!
Excellent value and excellent service