Jim Gleeson has 25 years experience in electronic technician and management roles. In 2004 Jim joined Automation Associates as the Operations Manager. Using his strong combination of technical expertise and management experience, Jim led and managed a team of internationally acclaimed home automation installers, and was integral in planning, system design, installation, and project management. Jim’s performance and solid understanding of business practice led him to become the Chief Financial Officer where he provided financial management across all of the operations and projects.

Now as a Refresh Auckland home renovation consultant, Jim draws on this experience to provide a friendly and welcoming contact for homeowners wishing to renovate. Jim has the project management and staff/subcontractor relationships to ensure that any project that he undertakes comes in on time, and on budget, with a focus on the end result for his clients.

To deliver projects across Auckland, Jim has put together a cohesive, full-time team – a Project Manager, a Quantity Surveyor, Builders (LBP registered) and Apprentice Builders. Managed by wife Del Gleeson, the Administration Team provide support across all business operations. With their core value and focus “to exceed expectations” underpinning business practices, Jim and Del operate a strong, well-established franchise ready to work with you on your renovation project.

“I love meeting people and helping make that important change in their family’s lives. Seeing the end result and a happy client is very important to me”

Jim is married with twin girls and lives in the family home he built. Jim’s qualifications include the New Zealand Diploma of Business with Accounting Major (NZDipBus), HR diplomas, and qualifications as an Electrical Service Technician. Jim has undertaken many CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installers Association) courses both in New Zealand and Australia.


  • 2019 Master Build House of the Year Silver Quality Mark Renovation Award ($500,000 - $1 million Category - Auckland Region)
  • 2018 Franchise of the Year 
  • 2018 Administrator of the Year
  • 2017 Construction Manager of the Year 
  • 2016 Administrator Of The Year 
  • 2014 Franchise Of The Year 
  • 2014 Best Sales Growth 
  • 2014 Administrator Of The Year 


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