About Eastside

Our values

Eastside is a locally and privately owned company based in Hamilton. For over 40 years we have been providing heating and cooling solutions to the Waikato region. We specialise in residential and commercial heat pumps and air conditioning. We work to provide you with the best experience and will take care of everything from design and installation to preventative maintenance. Providing you with excellent service and the right solution the first time is what we are all about.

In 2008, after 34 years in Hamilton East, we moved to a purpose-built building in Te Rapa. Our showroom is stocked with the very latest heat pump and air conditioning units from leading brands. Here you can check out everything about our systems – from the look and feel to operating noise and talk to our sales people about your requirements. It’s our goal to build you a better system with a specialised and tailored approach for your needs.

Meet the team


Richard Johnston

Managing Director

As a qualified Refrigeration Engineer with over 30 years in the industry, Richard has an in-depth understanding of the company and offers strong technical advice to the domestic and light commercial sales team. Richard also supervises the preventative maintenance team and has an overview of most departments, dropping into various roles as the need arises.


Don Hollingsworth


As a registered REA and NZCE – HVAC design engineer with over 30 years experience, Don handles the design and sales of all larger commercial projects. This in-house service saves you the trouble and expense of outsourcing design work so you can enjoy a faster, reliable turnaround on solutions and budgeting information.


Simon Gunn

Service Manager

A qualified Refrigeration Engineer with over 20 years experience, Simon leads a team of 9 servicemen and apprentices with varied levels of experience, including the electrical qualifications required for this type of service work. Simon has been with Eastside Refrigeration since 1995


Shaun Livingstone

Residential and light commercial sales

Shaun joined the Eastside team in 2005. A keen golfer, Shaun lives in Cambridge and specialises in residential and light commercial design.


Shayne Mail

Residential sales, new build plans

Shayne has an extensive retail and technical background. He joined Eastside early 2016 and specialises in the new housing market.


At Eastside, we’re proud of our commitment to client satisfaction

2008 Waikato Business Awards

Winner: Retail Excellence Award

Finalist: Leader of the Year Award

Finalist: Workplace Safety Award

Panasonic Excellence Awards

Elite Dealer: 2005–present