Mon, Jan 22, 2024 8:00 AM
For decades, the Martella family name has been synonymous with quality and innovative solutions. Established in the heart of our community, Martella Refrigeration & Air Conditioning has not just endured but thrived. The story began in 1983 with the vision of Allan and Sally Martella, and today, it is still a family affair, with Craig and Steph Martella proudly upholding the legacy set by Craig’s parents.
Martella has earned a reputation for conducting business with honesty and integrity. From humble beginnings to becoming Marlborough’s respected refrigeration and air conditioning specialists with 20 employees, the team has seen many changes over the years. “Forging strong relationships is a key part of the 40-year story,” says Craig. “And our valued staff are integral to maintaining these partnerships through their professionalism and the quality of their work. Some of our team members have been with us on the journey for over 15 years, and they can proudly look back on their work in landmark projects throughout the region.”
Evolving from leather notebooks to computers, the development and changing of refrigerants, and the advancement of more electronic systems and controls versus predominantly mechanical, some of Allan’s personal highlights include designing and installing the first live lobster operation and chilling saltwater for live fish, and being awarded the Daikin dealership thirty years ago. A journey of dedication and resilience, guided by an unwavering commitment to delivering superior service, Martella has forged lasting partnerships with renowned brands.
An integral part of the community, Martella’s commitment to local initiatives underscores their deep-rooted connection to the region and their desire to give back to the people who have supported them for so long. Wanting to express their gratitude to the community for their continued support over all their years in business, Craig says, “Thank you! We are immensely proud to be part of the successful and thriving community in our special place, Te Tau Ihu, Top of the South. Thank you to all the local people who have continued to support a true local business!”
As Martella Refrigeration & Air Conditioning celebrates this milestone, the family and their team look forward to many more years of serving their loyal customers, continuing to make a difference in their community, and being the trusted name in heating, cooling, and refrigeration solutions for generations to come. “We are dedicated to delivering continuity for our customers, continuing to build and support the industry by training skilled tradespeople, and offering energy-efficient solutions to our region.”