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Locals looking after locals.

We are an Auto Glass Repair and Replacement company situated conveniently close to the CBD in sunny Nelson. We have been based at this address (84 Vanguard Street, diagonally opposite the New World Supermarket) since 2007 and prior to that operated as a mobile service from a home based office.

Our Owner /Operator Francis is a “hands-on” manager who is supported by a team of very experienced Auto Glaziers and Administration staff who consider no job too big or too small.

We all enjoy seeing customers leave our workshop upon completion of the job, happy with the customer service and quality workmanship they have received from us.


Meet the team

Francis Lagrutta

Owner Operator

Francis is proud to be born and bred here in sunny Nelson, with Italian parentage. He has been working in Automotive Glass for 18 years. Francis is a creative problem solver who loves helping clients fix their car windows or solve any glass related problem as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Contact Francis on 021 733 440

Victoria Fisher

Office Manager

Victoria has 22 years experience in the automotive glass industry. She has hands on experience with stone chip repair, and keeps the office running smoothly. Victoria is a real people person and enjoys meeting and helping customers. She is involved in local amateur theatre, loves dogs and the beautiful outdoors of the Nelson region.

Trish Jordan

Office Administrator

Trish has joined the Nelson Auto Glass team recently bringing with her a wealth of experience in Customer Service Management. She loves working with people and assisting them over the phone or face to face in the reception/office area. Trish is an enthusiastic cook and gardener and loves to travel, especially in her new caravan!!

Ben Alessi


Ben (aka Lofty) has  grown up in Nelson and has been a technician for Nelson Auto Glass for 2 years now. He has completed an 18 month Apprenticeship in Auto Glazing through BCITO. He enjoys working in the auto glass industry and is a great addition to the Nelson Auto Glass team.

Daniel Gardiner


Daniel has had 25 years in the auto glass and glazing industry. He is a qualified in the flat glass trade and has worked on everything from multi-level commercial buildings and designer showers to glass balustrades. BTB trained in Australia, he has worked in various auto glass companies in Nelson and Christchurch. Daniel is Nelson born and bred and as the son of a mechanic, he has been around cars all his life. Daniel is passionate about all he does, including Martial Arts and racing cars.

Jason Huisman


Our Foreman Jason knows everything there is to know about auto glass repair and replacement, and also loves making one off products such as glass fish tanks. He’s been working in the industry for over 25 years, and is known for caring about the customer’s vehicle as if it was his own.

Contact Jason on 021 733 289

Andrew Tait

Westport Branch Manager

Westport Branch Manager Andrew Tait is relatively new to working with auto glass but has many years of experience with the auto industry and customer service. Motorsport enthusiast, previously a Nelsonian but now a West Coaster!

Contact Andrew on 027 773 3258