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

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.

Glenn Roberts – Contracts Manager

Glenn is a fully qualified electrician with over 26 years management experience on a wide range of projects throughout the region. Glenn is responsible for the pricing and project management within the business, as well as organising the staff on a day to day basis to fit in with the workload schedule.


We currently have a team of fully qualified NZ registered electricians with an extensive range of knowledge in the electrical industry of New Zealand and also abroad, including the UK and Europe. All are Site Safe registered and each has successfully run and managed a wide range of projects.


At present we have 2 Apprentices on our team working towards their electrical qualification.

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

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

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

It was a pleasure to have the competent staff of Glenn Roberts Electrical on board, ensuring that every aspect of their part complied with and exceeded the expectations of both the client and us.  This job was successfully completed on time and to budget.  We have found Glenn Roberts Electrical to be very professional in their approach. They were always cooperative and helpful in solving problems, and the “can-do”attitude of Josh Roberts and his team are a credit to the Electrical trade.

Martyn Kemp
Kemp Construction

Redbox Architects Ltd have worked with Glenn Roberts Electrical on a number of projects. The most recent was my own new family home in Monaco, Nelson. The lighting was seen as a key element of the design, and was used to accentuate the architecture. We wanted an electrical firm that would take care on the installation and provide a well finished job. Glenn and his team did this without hassle and I can recommend them to other clients.

Richard CarverRedbox Architects Ltd