Queensland's leading Termite & Pest inspection company
All Brisbane & Gold Coast suburbs – (07) 3088 2100

The Conquer Team

Rowan Bate – Founder

Office: 3399 1226            Mobile: 0408 016 090

Email: rowan@conquertermites.com.au 

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Since moving to Brisbane in 1994, Rowan has been involved in the termite business. To his vast field experience, he adds a Cert IV in pest management, the highest industry qualification. But it’s the challenge of finding termites and the passion of offering the best advice to customers that drives him.
Rowan is regularly asked to talk on Channel 9 and 7 TV news about termite issues.  Recently Rowan was requested to conduct a seminar at the Queensland Institute of Architects to discuss termite proofing and the Building Code requirements. Rowan is a frequent guest on ABC 612 talking about all things “Pest”.

 

Al Ferguson – Brisbane North Manager

Office: 0437 655 801           Mobile: 3356 8801

Email: al@conquertermites.com.au 

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Alan has lived in South East Queensland all his life, moving to Brisbane over 20 years ago. He has a strong science background, having worked for CSIRO for 9 years as a research scientist.

 

Nick Wood – Brisbane South Central – Southern Suburbs Manager

Office: 3343 3934           Mobile: 0432 721 715

Email: nick@conquertermites.com.au 

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Nick is the manager of all suburbs from Acacia Ridge to Rochedale, down to Beenleigh and across to Browns Plains. He is quickly building a reputation as one of the best operators in the Southern suburbs through his trustworthiness and reliability to deliver a practical solution to homeowners with termite problems.

Dave Bell – Gold Coast & Hinterland Manager

Mobile: 0459 166 396

Email: david@conquertermites.com.au 

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Homeowners on the Gold Coast & Hinterland are blessed to have such an experienced and enthusiastic operator such as David Bell to call upon. With over a decade of inspecting and treating homes in Brisbane for Conquer Termites, David can now use his vast expertise and know how for Gold Coast customers to benefit from.

Daniel Kemp – South Side Manager

Mobile: 0448 096 838

Email: dan@conquertermites.com.au 

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Dan came to the Conquer Team in 2013 as a technician but quickly rose to management.

 

Kuy Rider – Office & Sales Manager

Mobile: 0433 257 237

Email: kuy@conquertermites.com.au 

Kuy began working for Conquer Termites in February 2014. She is now the North-side Office/sales manager

 

 

Andy Clarkin – Senior Technician

Mobile: 0433 746 333

Email: andy@conquertermites.com.au 

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Andy joined Conquer Termites in February 2008. In April 2011 Andy moved to Taigum and started working for Conquer Termites North-side.

 

 

Joel Mitchell – Senior Technician

Mobile: 0430 606 236

Email: joel@conquertermites.com.au 

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Joel has been with Conquer since 2009

 

 

_MG_9779a - ResizedPaul Murphy – Senior Technician

Mobile: 0403 965 390

Email: paul@conquertermites.com.au 

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Paul became a member of the South-side team in 2014

 

 

Austyn Shaw – Field Technician

Mobile: 0426 239 500

Email: austyn@conquertermites.com.au 

PMT 2006 380 617

Austyn joint the North-side team in 2016

 

 

Joshua Nairn – Field Technician

Mobile: 0478 565 162

Email: Joshua@conquertermites.com.au

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Josh came over to the South-side crew in 2017

 

Mike Zheng – Field Technician

Mobile: 0466 823 102

Email: mike@conquertermites.com.au

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Mike (Bin) teamed up with Nick in 2017

 

Ben Hodson – Field Technician

Mobile: 0435 609 826

Email: ben@conquertermites.com.au

PMT 1001 408 710

Ben left the ADF and joint the South-side team in 2017

 

Taylor Hardie – Field Technician

Mobile: 0416 055 399

Email: taylor@conquertermites.com.au

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Taylor is the newest member, joining the North-side team in 2017

 

 


    Get to know the team


 

 What do you enjoy about your job?

 Rowan  Meeting and talking to customers.
 Andy  Being faced with a challenge and working it out.
 Al  Replacing that nagging doubt with peace of mind.
 Joel  I like being smarter than something – even if it’s an insect (plus all of the above).
 Nick  Being on the road and never stuck in a hot factory.
 Dave  Meeting people, problem solving and having quality tools…….mmmm…tools.
 Dan  Being out on the road meeting people, not being stuck in an office.
 Alex  There’s always new things to learn or discover, you’ll never know it all.
 Paul  Meeting great people too.
 Kuy  Variety and talking to lovely customers.

 What’s your favourite food?

 Rowan  My wife’s chicken curry & chocolate.
 Andy  Thai food.
 Al  Thai red curry duck.
 Joel  Indian Food.
 Nick  Chinese Food.
 Dave  Japanese food or really anything that I didn’t cook.
 Dan  Steak – medium rare with mushroom sauce.
 Alex  The folks make an incredible Peking duck! It can’t be beat.
 Paul  Patagonian Toothfish, grilled.
 Kuy  Pizza – home made.

Who do you most admire?

 Rowan  Sir Edmond Hillary – he got there first.
 Andy  My family – they always pull through no matter what.
 Al  Fred Hollows – he continues to make a difference.
 Joel  My wife.  She hasn’t killed us yet.  She’s thinking about it though.
 Nick  My wife. She hasn’t asked for a divorce yet.
 Dave  The Beatles (says the pest controller).
 Dan  My son, has had a really rough time medically. He’s a Trooper.
 Alex  My family – they’ve always set a great example.
 Paul  Homer Simpson.
 Kuy  My mum.

Which sports team makes you shout the most?

 Rowan  The mighty All Blacks.
 Andy  The Cowboy’s.
 Al  The Kookaburras – Australian Men’s Hockey Team.
 Joel  Queensland State of Origin Team.
 Nick  The Broncos.
 Dave  My Cronulla Sharks because they never win.
 Dan  Wallabies, it’s been a bit hard lately.
 Alex  Good old Collingwood forever!
 Paul  All Blacks.
 Kuy  Whichever team that Billy Slater plays for.

What Brisbane restaurant would you recommend dining in?

 Rowan  Wagaya in the Valley. You can order from a screen next to the table.
 Andy  Customs House restaurant Queen Street, Brisbane.
 Al  Chez Laila –by the river at Southbank for Sunday brunch.
 Joel  Baguette restaurant in Ascot.
 Nick  Chinese Garden. 1945 Logan Rd.
 Dave  Ko-ya Korean/Japanese BBQ, Fortitude Valley, Enjoy!
 Dan  Redland Bay Hotel – on the deck.
 Alex  Sono on the Mall. traditional Japanese, beautiful!
 Paul  Sirromet Winery.
 Kuy  Caravanserai – Dornock Terrace, West End.

What are your phobias?

 Rowan  Claustrophobia – as I get bigger the tight places get smaller!
 Andy  Loneliness.
 Al  Snakes don’t really do it for me – ophidiophobia.
 Joel  Snakes. One actually chased me in a roof!
 Nick  I don’t think I have one yet but there is a first for everything.
 Dave  Snakes and needles. OR SNAKES WITH NEEDLES ESPECIALLY!!!
 Dan  Snakes and public speaking, especially speaking about snakes!
 Alex  Hmm, Well I hate skinks, they creep me out crawling through sub floors.
 Paul  Snakes.
 Kuy  Sharks.

When did you last cry?

 Rowan  World Cup Rugby in 2003 & 2007. Not 2011!
 Andy  Boy’s don’t cry.
 Al  In a recent incident involving a lump hammer and my finger…
 Joel  When I realized I was really never going to be a ballet dancer.
 Nick  Birth of my daughter.
 Dave  Birth of my daughter too.
 Dan  No longer capable – tear ducts have rusted dry.
 Alex  On my last day of school (for joy?).
 Paul  Yesterday, Hayfever.
 Kuy  Last Offspring episode.

What is your dream car?

 Rowan  One that runs on rainwater.
 Andy  Row’s idea sounds good but until then – the BMW 5 Series.
 Al  BMW Hydrogen7.
 Joel  Audi RS6  You say excess, I say indulgence.
 Nick  Any kind of Lamborghini.
 Dave  Bugatti Veyron and I will wait for you guys there.
 Dan  Not a car person. One that gets me from A to B.
 Alex  I like a new Audi A6.
 Paul  Valiant Charger.
 Kuy  Jaguar XK140 Roadster (you know the one out of Cruel Intentions).

Beer or wine?

 Rowan  Red wine.
 Andy  When the beers run out bring on the wine.
 Al  If it’s hot, beer; if it’s not, red wine.
 Joel  Beer after a hard day, red wine at night.
 Nick  Beer or wine I’m not fussy.
 Dave  Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, NZ. So fresh and so clean.
 Dan  Both, maybe not at the same time!
 Alex  What beats a cold ale on a hot summer’s afternoon?
 Paul  Pale Ale!
 Kuy  Eeeeek definitely white wine! Beer is gross.

Contact us
PO Box 347
Cannon Hill Q 4170
(07) 3088 2100
info@conquertermites.com.au
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