About Us

In 1976, when Charman Motor Trimmers & Upholsterers Ltd was established as a locally-owned and operated family business, Kimber Buglass joined as a young apprentice motor trimmer and upholsterer.

Today, he and his wife Jocelyn manage the company, where they continue the highly valued tradition of skilled craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Surprisingly, technology in motor trimming and upholstery has not changed markedly over 41 years, so professional pride and attention to detail are never compromised for fast service.

The team is encouraged to be innovative and original in design – a strategy which paid dividends with the range of International Awards and accolades that the team has received over the years, including our contributions to a number of Open Aluminium Boats that have taken out multiple categories at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show over the last decade.

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Awards

OFPANZ AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – 2016

Charman Motor Trimmers – Upholstery (Category Four) Award of Excellence – IFAI/OFPANZ Awards.

IFAI OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS – 2013

Charman Motor Trimmers – Outstanding Achievement Award in the Upholstery.

OFPANZ AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – 2013

Charman Motor Trimmers – Upholstery (Category Four) Award of Excellence – IFAI/OFPANZ Awards.

MITO APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR – 2011

Scott Mardon – IFAI/OFPANZ Apprentice of the Year – Canvas Fabrication.

MITO APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR – 2008

Michelle Cunningham – IFAI/OFPANZ Apprentice of the Year – Canvas Fabrication.

MITO HIGHLY COMMENDED – 2007

Michelle Cunningham – Mito Highly Commended – IFAI/OFPANZ Awards.

MITO HIGHLY COMMENDED – 2005

Nathan Pulega – Mito Highly Commended – IFAI/OFPANZ Awards.

PROUDLY OPERATING FOR OVER 40 YEARS! est 1976