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Bringing the service back into vehicle servicing – Richmond Auto

Richmond Auto Services is a locally owned and operated automotive repairs and service centre. Our aim is to offer our customers professional and accurate motor vehicle repairs and servicing from our highly skilled automotive and electrical team using state of the art diagnostic equipment.

Since taking over the running of Richmond Auto in 2005, owners Joe and Sally have worked hard to establish a reliable and trusted service, providing an open and transparent process so that there are no surprises with the bill.

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Joe was born and raised in the Nelson area, and has been in management and sales in most of his working career. As a business owner he has the staff as his primary interest, and is constantly working to create a culture within the business that makes employees want to work there. As part of this, Joe places a lot of importance on staff development, mapping out a clear career path for team members to advance their skills and experience so that they stay with the business and so the customer can have confidence in our ability to achieve a high standard of work.

A forward thinker, Joe will invest in advancing the capabilities of the business and its staff. Anything in the automotive industry that may be relevant to Richmond Auto’s customer base and workshop he will get in behind and support.



Joel is the service manager at Richmond Auto Services. He was born in South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand when he was 14 years old.

Between 2001 and 2004 Joel trained as an Automotive Technician, and began working at Richmond Auto soon after completing his apprenticeship.

As well as running the service team, Joel is a member of YES – a select group of auto diagnostics specialists in New Zealand. As part of his dedication to delivering highly accurate results for customers, Joel is constantly training and keeping up to date with the latest in vehicle technology.

When he isn’t at work, Joel enjoys spending time enjoying the Nelson lifestyle with his wife and three children.