About Us

Glenn Roberts Electrical is a specialist electrical servicing and contracting company to Nelson’s commercial and residential market.  We have extensive experience in all types and sizes of projects, specialising in architecturally designed homes and commercial buildings.  The scope of operations undertaken includes small repairs and servicing; commercial fit-outs and new builds; residential renovations, rewires and new builds; landscape lighting; data and automation.

Glenn Roberts Electrical Proudly 100% Locally Owned and Operated.

Josh Roberts – Company Director

Josh is a fully qualified electrician with over 22 years experience gained both in New Zealand and the UK. Most of this time has been spent in the commercial and residential sectors. Josh is responsible for the day to day running of the business and the project management, seeing this as a key path to success of any project no matter how large or small. Josh has worked on many small and large electrical projects throughout his career both in hands on roles and in management roles in NZ and in the UK.

Colin White – Operations Manager and Solar PV Manager

Colin White, an experienced electrician with great people and leadership skills heads up our Service team and ensures the smooth running of this busy part of the business by working closely with the service team, our customers and suppliers.   Colin also manages our Solar PV division – Solar Smart Energy, providing customers with specific Solar PV system designs for their individual needs through to managing the installation process.

Jon Taylor – QS and Project Manager 

Jon has had a variety of roles in his 20 plus years’ experience of the electrical industry.  Project managing government contracts in Wellington for both electrical and data aspects that involved a high sense of security and trust.  Running a successful electrical business in the Waikato for over 8 years before moving to Nelson with his family in 2014.  Jon has a dynamic skill set that he applies to the Quantity Surveying and Project Management parts of our business.  A proven problem solver that prides himself on developing a solution.

Gareth Hammon – Estimator

Gareth has over 30 years’ experience in the commercial, light industrial and domestic areas of the electrical field.  He Immigrated to NZ from Somerset UK in 2003 where he has worked all over the South Island before settling with his family in the Nelson/Tasman region.  With his great personal skills and being able to communicate with clients.  His role finds him quoting all facets of the electrical industry and providing support to the operations manager to ensure smooth running of the day to day businesses.

Glenn Roberts – IQP and Fire Alarm Design 

Glenn is a fully qualified electrician with over 30 years management experience on a wide range of projects throughout the region. Glenn handles all our Fire Alarm work from the system design through to project management of the installation and IQP Inspections.


We have a team of qualified NZ registered electricians with an extensive range of knowledge in the electrical industry of New Zealand and abroad, including the UK and Europe.  Each has successfully run and managed a wide range of projects for us.  Our team of Electricians include an Electrical Inspector; IQP Qualified Electrician and Lift Service Technician enabling us to offer our customers a wide range of services.


At present we have 4 Apprentices on our team all at various stages of their Apprenticeship working towards their electrical qualification.  One of which, Thomas Goode, recently came 4th in the country for the Master Electricians’ New Zealand Apprentice of the Year 2018 Competition.

Office Administration

Nichola, Sandy and Rebecca ensure the smooth and efficient running of the office and accounts.

What Our Customers Have To Say About Us

I would like to thank the staff that made the job seem effortless.  From the reception lady who took the details, then rang to bring the job forward, to Wayne Chapman & Jared who completed the work with professionalism. They were most helpful when asked to attend to two other things which I only thought about after the initial booking.  Seeing the company taking such a small job seriously would mean I have no hesitation in recommending Glenn Roberts Electrical to anyone regardless of how big the job might be.   Thank you again.

Murray Marshall

As an interior stylist, I have very specific ideas and always look to the fresh and innovative. Working with Glenn Roberts both in the planning stages and construction of the project was refreshing in that my ideas and attention to detail was respected, and solution based attitude was applied throughout the process. I will certainly be working with the Glenn Roberts team again.

Ana Stevenson

During the Quin Dental build/renovation we found the Glenn Roberts Electrical team to be accommodating and professional.  The staff are all helpful, nothing was a problem, communication was excellent,procedures explained and options given.  We didn’t feel rushed or that we were just another customer.

Well done to the team!

Linda Lucre, Practice ManagerQuin Dental

The Suter Art Gallery uses a variety of lighting throughout its building, from specialist exhibition track lighting; lighting for ambiance including uplighting and spotlighting architectural features; lighting for way-finding, working and safety; outdoor lighting.   The KNX system allows the lighting to be selectively turned on and off using a tablet with just a finger swipe and touch onto simple graphics.   I was told we would have had row upon row of switches had we not got KNX control, instead we have 3 very discrete devices controlling several hundred lights and the sun blinds in the entrance lobby – which makes things very easy to use.


We have been involved in a number of projects with Glenn Roberts Electrical since Josh and Nic took over the business, the first of which was the Saxton Oval Pavilion.  Since then we have worked together on a variety of commercial and high-end residential and rest-home projects.  Each project has different challenges whether it be programme, budget or technical, leaving very little room for error.  All of the team at Glenn Roberts Electrical have been professional and approachable and we have worked together to deliver some fantastic results. Their ability to perform to a high standard on site, but also provide design solutions and manage costs ensures that they are an electrical firm of choice for us as a main contractor. The site foreman that we have worked with have been the highest quality and their input during projects has been invaluable in their success. Glenn Roberts Electrical has a very good communication channels that allows decisions to be made quickly.

I have no hesitation in recommending Glenn Roberts Electrical for projects on any scale and would definitely continue to use them for upcoming projects.

Justin Candish - Managing DirectorScott Construction Ltd

Tahunanui School are very grateful to Glenn Roberts Electrical for their support of our school.  We have recently purchased a new set of sports uniforms with their help, and they are very generous with their time and assistance with our school gala.

Tahunanui School, Nelson

GRE were the electrical contractor on our house build in Mapua. Their input was one of the highlights of the build process. They provided great input on the design of all of the electrical systems covering lighting, PV, automation and general power and showed patience while we figured out our final requirements with other contractors. On the job they were courteous, on time, kept us informed, and did what they said they would do. We love the outcome and would recommend the GRE team to others.

Justin Hall

From the initial planning to first fix to finishing, Glenn Roberts Electrical were exceptional. What also struck me is how proud the staff are of working for Glenn Roberts Electrical.

I have no hesitation in recommending Glenn Roberts Electrical.

Kevin and Jane Hopgood