Tony Wright has been plumbing in the Matamata-Waikato area since 1978. He completed his apprenticeship with Mckenzie Plumbing before heading off on his OE where he worked as a plumber in London for a year getting a taste for the gas-fitting side of the industry. On returning to NZ he joined Bruce Magan Ltd which later became Comag Ltd. Tony was one of the original directors/shareholders of Comag Ltd which is a large plumbing company still trading today

Tony became the first craftsman gasfitter to become qualified through the PGDB in the Matamata area. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in all facets of plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying, roofing and heating.

In 2006 Tony branched out on his own forming Wright Plumbing & Gas Ltd, and shortly afterwards made the decision to join the Laser Group franchise and trade as Laser Plumbing Matamata.

"I could see the benefits of being part of the Laser brand. They provide the business support and advanced business systems that enable us to operate as efficiently as possible. Being part of a large plumbing franchise also gives us greater negotiating power with our suppliers, and we are often able to pass these saving on to our customers. It's a brand with high standards expected to be met in both workmanship and customer service and it is becoming more and more recognisable throughout NZ."

Tony joined Laser Group with a small team but grew quickly. In 2009 Laser Plumbing Matamata won the Laser Group Gold Award at the Fiji Conference for Outstanding Growth and was again a finalist for outstanding growth at the 2018 conference. Today Tony operates a team of around 18 tradesmen and 4 office administrators.

"We specialise in new builds, maintenance and servicing both residential and commercial, gas heating and cookers, wood-burning heating, hot water solutions, solar and roofing repairs. We have built a great base of clients from housing companies, commercial and corporate customers as well as domestic maintenance and servicing clients. We have a team that cover new housing builds in the Matamata/Hamilton area and an experienced team that cover the local maintenance and servicing work. We are concentrating on growing our presence in the local Matamata area through top customer service, great professional advice and top workmanship and 'dependability'.

The Laser Guarantee

When you hire a Laser Plumber, you'll receive our 'Totally Dependable' service, guaranteed.

  • Timely delivery
  • Promise of care and skill
  • Appropriate work for customers' needs
  • Well-presented, professional employees
  • Ensure responsibility of material supplied
  • Honour manufacturer's guarantees
  • Meet and frequently exceed our customers' expectations


  • 2018 Finalist Outstanding Growth
  • 2016 MPDC Business Awards - Finalist Customer Services Award
  • 2009 Gold Award Outstanding Growth