Meet Our Staff.
With over 25 years of experience in the timber industry, our team is passionate, knowledgeable and experienced. We love helping clients find the ultimate flooring solutions for their requirements!
James Piesse Director

Owner/Manager of Forté Flooring - formerly Heritage Timbers. James has been a driving force behind our family business right from the start.

Miguel Uribe Showroom Manager | Product Specialist

Miguel is highly skilled in his role, having had years of experience from working in the timber flooring industry

Annaliese Wheat Showroom Assistant

Photography is an elegant area of expertise that can enhance the final result of one's effort or may destroy his or her hard work all at once

Lianne Johnson Product Specialist

Lianne is a tenacious individual with a creative eye and attention to detail. She has over 15 years sales and marketing experience and numerous years in a creative environment.

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Les Baddiley Customer Care | Product Specialist

Les is an experienced salesperson who has been working with the Forte Flooring/Heritage Timbers company since 2005. He has an excellent knowledge of our products and will be able to help with most enquiries.

Carlo Piesse Purchasing | Technical Support

Carlo has been a part of the family business since December 2008 and in that time has gained a very in-depth knowledge of our products as well as the technical aspects such as installation.

Gaius Piesse Team Leader | Product Specialist

Gaius is our architectural representative and plays an important part in providing solutions for large-scale designer projects.
He works directly with the factories to source specific products and also has special expertise in oils and finishing processes for finishing flooring on site.

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Gratton McCallum Customer Care | Product Specialist

Gratton’s role covers Sales, Customer Service and Business Development. He vigilantly responds to website and email enquiries, measures plans for clients, answers incoming calls, proactively contacts new/potential customers and much more!

Jemima Wiltshire Visual Media | Stylist | Writer

Jemima's role includes keeping the website is up to date, retouching images, managing email marketing, Forte's social media accounts and more. Jemima now works only two days a week since getting married in October 2016.

Emma Timmins Graphic Design | Marketing

Emma is responsible for graphic design tasks such as designing catalogues, brochures, logos etc as well as event marketing, photography and social media. She is an integral part of the team and really helps our company to tick!

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Jonas Piesse Finance

Jonas joined us in January 2016. Jonas is a methodical person with an inquisitive personality, offering an important dymanic to the family business.

Elma Surjanto Accounts | Administration

Elma joined us in November 2017 and is the new face behind our reception desk! A hardworking team member who always willing to help - Elma is the one who tirelessly creates customer invoices and processes suppliers bills.

Courtney Wilson Product Specialist - Wellington & South Island

Courtney joined September 2016 to become our first full-time South Island rep. Courtney is an energetic and driven individual who travels the South Island & Wellington to spread the Forte word.

Murray Chaplin Warehouse Manager

Murray is a sturdy and reliable employee based in the warehouse. His job role involves picking and packing orders, unloading containers, making up samples and distributing marketing material as required.

Chayse Young Warehouse Assistant

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