We are really proud of our super productive team. We believe we have a group of people with top notch skills, great problem solving skills and awesome attitudes, who are working to their full potential. With collectively over 50 years experience in the industry, we know we have the skills and knowledge on site to tackle any automotive repair or refurbishment.

Meet The Team


Simon Fleming

Simon owns the business and along with managing the team, will sort your insurance assessments, quotes and process all of the jobs for you. Simon has been working in the Panel Beating industry since he was 14, so has a wealth of knowledge. He trained as a Panel Beater, but has also done a fair amount of car painting in his time.

Simon began Te Rapa Panel Beaters in 1992 and has built the business from a one man band to the efficient team you see today, complete with purpose built workshop. 


021 433 734


Tess Fleming

Tess is a Drama teacher by trade, but you can find her now at the front desk during school hours. Tess pays all the bills and employees and yes, she's Simon's wife.

If you're looking for a speech and drama teacher check out Tess's website www.actupdrama.com otherwise you can contact Tess about Te Rapa Panel Beaters on


021 039 1637


Scott Hill

Scott is our foreman and lead Panel Beater. He's been Panel Beating for more than 20 years and with us for over seven years. We wouldn't have it any other way. 


Carl Kavermann

Carl is a Panel Beater at Te Rapa Panel Beaters. He's been working as a panel beater for almost 10 years. Carl leaves us at the end of May, for new horizons. We wish him well.


Luke O'Brien

Luke is our lead painter. He's worked for us before, left for a while, but we begged him back, he's that good.


Jordan White

Jordan, affectionately known as Chevy at Te Rapa Panel Beaters has been with us since he began as an apprentice 5 years ago. We really value his loyalty and his can do attitude.