Dene - Owner
Dene Luckraft, originally from Nottinghamshire but more recently having lived in North Yorkshire, bought Aquarius of Howden in 2018. Retaining the same team of experienced fitters, he’s since added to the staff both in the showroom and in the fitting team. As well as maintaining the company’s long held reputation for top quality bathroom design and installation, Deneo (as he is better known by colleagues and mates!) is further developing the business to include a new kitchen showroom as well as a ‘supply only’ service for trade and private customers.
Darren - Commercial Manager
Darren joined the Aquarius team in 2020 having worked in the bathroom and plumbing industry for more than 30 years. With his considerable design experience and product knowledge, Darren works alongside the customer to understand their requirements and personal style in order to create a design perfect for their needs. He’s also the calm voice of reason in our lively and dynamic office environment!
Darren lives locally and his hobbies include cooking and fishing.
Ian - Installer and Electrician
Having been at Aquarius for 20 years, Ian came to us straight from school as an apprentice. He completed his apprenticeship with excellent results and has now been with us for 18 years. He was trained from the start in the special skills needed to construct a complete modern bathroom. This includes all the technologies associated with walk in showers, high pressure systems, pumps and other specialist systems. Ian is qualified at NVQ level 3 for domestic electrical installations and has an Unvented Hot Water Certificate.
Tony - Installer
Tony joined Aquarius in 2001 having previously worked as a drainage engineer. As well as having many years of fitting and plumbing experience, Tony's chatty and sociable personality means he has a great rapport with our customers. Tony spends his spare time with his family and on his various DIY projects at home.
Adam - Installer
Adam has been with Aquarius for 15 years having come to us from the motor trade. He retrained in-house and specialises in general room building, product installation and tiling. He also has and has an Unvented Hot Water Certificate. His hobbies include mountain biking and snowboarding indicating a general leaning toward the ‘adrenaline’ sports. Adam is a skilled and trusted team member with a particular knack for good humour and cheerfulness even when the going gets tough.
Josh - Apprentice
Josh, our apprentice, joined us earlier in 2018 from Selby College. He works with and supports our fitters in order to build his trade experience. His likes include football and cars.
Vic - Office
Vic joined the team in 2018 and works in the office part time. As well as generally organising the office paperwork and accounts, she works alongside Darren and Deneo, liaising with customers and suppliers to ensure a seamless and top-quality customer experience. Vic has previously worked in a national marketing role and some of our customers will recognise her from her work in the Box Office at Howden Shire Hall.