MyTradesman came about because Jan’s plumber was late.

Like many Christchurch home owners, Jan found hiring a new tradesman a bit of a lottery. Would he turn up? Would the work be up to scratch? Would the bill be what she’d expected? It was while waiting for the plumber (who never showed up at all) that Jan started thinking about other people with her problem. So she called her son, Chris. And Chris called his friend, Matt. And together they got to work creating an online community where Kiwis could share their experiences – good and bad – of tradesmen in their area.

"I just wish," Jan says, "that before I basically threw a dart at the Yellow Pages, someone had said to me ‘let me tell you about my tradesman.'"

So "MyTradesman" it was.

My Tradesman has been running since 2007 since then tens of thousands of Kiwis have benefited from the site. If it’s a new deck you need a new heatpump, or even a new home My Tradesman is your one stop site. We hope you enjoy the site and look forward to your valuable feedback. is owned by The Advertising Company Ltd in Christchurch, we are 100% New Zealand owned and operated.

The Mytradesman Team