Chem-Dry Otago

24hr Emergency Line: 0800 50x 90 80

Our Team 

Chem-Dry® Otago is owned by Dave Begg who has many years of experience in carpet and upholstery cleaning.

Each of the technicians in our team has been with us for several years and all our technicians go through months of extensive training and testing along with on-going training updates in order to offer the best service possible at all times. 

We understand that our business grows from our customers. We want you to have us back, over and over again, referring us to your family and friends. Our mission is to provide you with the best possible service each and every time. 



Dave Begg


Dave has owned and managed ChemDry® Otago since 2010. Prior to that Dave worked as a builder and carpenter which serves him well in this industry.

Dave's qualifications are:

  • ITI Odour, Fire & Smoke
  • ITI Water Damage Restoration
  • ITC Thermographer
  • Level 4 Carpentry Certificate

Tania Renfree

Customer Services

Tania has worked for Chem-Dry® Otago for over 6 years and has progressed to running the Dunedin office.  She has over 15 years’ experience in office administration and sales including customer services and account management. .  Tania has a good understanding of client needs and relates well with our clients.


Head Technician

Steve is our head technician and has been working at ChemDry® Otago for over 20 years. HIs natural handy man ability and being able to think outside the square serves him well in this position. Steve is qualified in Water Damage Restoration and Odour, Fire & Smoke Restoration, as well as being a fully qualified carpet cleaning technician. 



Suchy has been a part of our ChemDry® Otago team for over 2 years and is a fully qualified carpet cleaning technician, Suchy has a great eye for detail and a can do attitude.



Derek has been a part of our  ChemDry® Otago team for 2 years, after he moved down from Hamilton where he worked as a printer and designer. Derek brings with him a good eye for detail and has a strong customer service background.




 Tony is our newest member of our ChemDry® Otago team. Tony brings with him a great sense of humor and a fantastic eye for detail.


Ashleigh Reid




Ashleigh joined our Dunedin team in 2012 as a receptionist. Ashleigh previously studied at Otago Polytechnic for 2 years.