We are Optum

Locally owned
and Operated

Optum has been locally owned and operated by founding director, Kevin Henderson, for 28 years. We have two teams, one located in Wanaka and one in Queenstown.

Optum is a service-first plumbing and heating company, committed to creating functional, easily used, beautifully integrated solutions that give our clients the best outcomes now, and into the future.

Our depth of knowledge allows us to consider how you want to live and to design a solution perfectly – for your life, for our community and for our planet.

Living Better by Design

My apprenticeship started in Scotland a long time ago and covered both plumbing and central heating; I worked for a small company where I spent a few years gaining as much knowledge as possible. After that, my wife Karon and I decided to spend a year with her family in Wellington. In that year, we decided NZ was where we wanted to set up roots and we made the move permanent. I spent 4 years working for a Wellington company before deciding to set out on my own. I threw my tools into my Hiace with four jobs to do and never looked back.

Over 18 years ago we moved to Central Otago, the cold winters and hot summers have allowed me to follow my passion for renewable energy. Learning how to integrate sustainable system components together has allowed Optum to remain innovative and we aim to be the one stop shop covering your whole range of plumbing, heating, and energy needs.

We are always looking for better and more cost efficient ways to provide a healthy living environment for our clients, in fact, it is our mission. Our goal is to create a safe, healthy and comfortable living space for your home. We care about the environment, but we also care about our customers, partners and employees. Our business is built on solid core values, a sound health and safety philosophy and long-term relationships with all those we work with.

Community support

Optum is locally owned and operated and we like to be part of our community and give back. We provide sponsorship and donate regularly to various organisations and events like:

  • Lions
  • Rotary
  • Local Junior Rugby
  • Challenge Wanaka – 5 year sponsorship
  • Wanaka A&P Show
  • Autism NZ
  • Hawea Playgroup

Meet Our Team