About Powerhaus

Powerhaus is Wellington’s premier Independent Porsche and European vehicle repairer. Located in Thorndon, just 5 minutes from Wellington’s CBD, Powerhaus has offered a superior service for over 20 years.

We love what we do. And we like to think that shows in the quality of our workmanship, confirmed by receiving MTA's Supreme Repairers Award in 2012.

While we specialise in Porsche, we also have in depth knowledge of all other European brands. 

At Powerhaus, we pride ourselves on our superior diagnostic and problem-solving skills gained from working on a wide variety of interesting and exotic cars.

An A grade technician, Reuben Smith has been an owner since 2009.

Reuben started his apprenticeship at Powerhaus in 1994, receiving the Norwood Award for top apprentice at Wellington Polytechnic. He took a two year break from Powerhaus to finish his degree and go on an OE in London, where he worked for HR Owen Sports Cars before returning to purchase the business. Reuben currently owns a Volvo V70, a VW Golf, a Nissan Leaf electric car and an Porsche 911, which doubles as his Targa Tour entry.

Reuben Lithgow is our senior technician also holds an A grade certificate He has been with Powerhaus since 2003, and has taken a leading role in race and Targa car preparation and support. He also enjoys restoration projects both at work and at home. His growing car collection includes an early 911 and 912.

Alex Heffield started with us as an apprentice in 2010, and is now working towards his A grade qualification. He has just bought his first European car.

Kris Zivkovic started with us in 2013 as an apprentice and is a great addition to our staff.  He is from a prominent Wellington motorsport family, and is a racing enthuisiast, competing in local hill climbs and the like. 

Joshua Ryder joined us in 2017 as a workshop assistant, then taking up an apprenticeship at the start of 2018. A European car fan, Josh already owns an E30 BMW, and a VW Golf GTi. Josh also brings in his customer service skills from a few years in the hospitality sector!