Choosing Grammar Electrical
When you choose our team, you choose peace of mind.
When you choose our team, you choose peace of mind.
Established in 1948, we are a highly experienced team with a long track record of successful commercial, maintenance, and emergency electrical work.
As New Zealand’s largest ‘jobbing’ staff for under 2-day jobs, our dedicated team of estimators are ready to can get you a FREE installation quote within 12-72 hours. Our quoting system is based on 100,000+ hours of work to ensure your quote is as precise as possible.
We offer full visibility and reporting on job progress as well as direct communication with all staff involved in your project (from electricians and project managers through to contracts managers and company owners).
We are always prepared to respond to your electrical emergencies and breakdowns on a 24/7 basis (including public holidays).
Effective emergency response requires the knowledge and skills to solve problems on the spot. All our staff are extensively and continuously trained to enact immediate breakdown fixes and faults without costly delays.
Grammar Electrical nurtures a strong company culture of customer service through detailed workmanship. Our NZ Registered Master Electricians come with practising licenses, ECANZ and Safepower Assured workmanship and safety guarantees. We also have an NZ-wide network of electrical experts for staff advice on any technically unique jobs.
Founded in 1948 by the Dempsey family, Grammar Electrical is Auckland’s leading commercial and industrial electrical service providers. Over the years, fast adoption of new technologies, such as project quoting and project planning tools, have enabled us to consistently deliver higher-quality professionals at a cheaper rate when compared to many smaller suppliers. With a reputation built on reliability, commitment to quality and exceptional customer service, our staff and technical expertise continue to grow as do our repeat client base throughout the wider Auckland region.
Our Auckland electricians seek to build our external and internal professional relationships on trust. We gain trust by listening and effectively communicating with our customers and clients and taking responsibility for the results. We are the most trusted electricians in Auckland because we care.
We are attentive to detail, no matter the project size. We ensure our electricians are equipped for every task so they can safely complete it in a timely and professional manner.
We provide all our electricians with the latest training in safety, technical, and leadership skills so each employee can advance in their career. We take pride in our Registered Master electricians and provide them with the necessary tools to succeed.
We strive to make a lasting impact in our community by demonstrating trust to our customers and commending them for their loyalty.
Efficient service projects start with great planning. Grammar Electrical has decades of experience in understanding the business needs of our clients. We are experts in matching those needs to correctly defined projects. We provide complete transparency in how we deliver our services and focus on affordable and cost-effective budgeting.
Through the three generations of Dempsey family leadership, Grammar Electrical has grown and changed with the industry. We have dedicated ourselves to staying on the forefront of technology, yet we always bring the traditional values of family service to our community and customers.
Our team are registered Master Electricians who have to pass skill level tests as well as qualifications and legal background checks.
Our electricians are New Zealand Registered, maintain a Practicing License, and are Safepower Assured, which covers all electrical work including a $10,000 guarantee. All of our staff carry appropriate identification and have passed a police check for your peace of mind.
Grammar staff are Registered Master Electricians and members of the Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand. ECANZ provides the programs to ensure electrical services contractors receive consistent training and their knowledge is regularly updated. ECANZ also supplies a Quality Assurance program and a $20,000 workmanship guarantee.
We get the job done safely, on time and on budget.
John Dempsey, Director
John is the executive chairman at Grammar Electrical. He started his electrical career in 1969 for the Electric Installation Company and became a qualified electrician in 1973. His...
John is the executive chairman at Grammar Electrical. He started his electrical career in 1969 for the Electric Installation Company and became a qualified electrician in 1973. His prior experience also includes working for Electix before joining the family business to gain extensive electrical work experience. John worked under his father at PE Dempsey Limited and acquired Grammar Electrical in 1998 where the name was taken on.
Aaron Dempsey, Director
Since taking over the family business, under Aaron’s direction, the company has grown multiple times over to become the largest electrical-jobbing company in NZ. He continues to lead...
Since taking over the family business, under Aaron’s direction, the company has grown multiple times over to become the largest electrical-jobbing company in NZ. He continues to lead from the front with the fast-pace, no-nonsense and high-quality standards that Grammar was built upon. Aarons focus is on reducing internal costs, staff training and development, and building out our range of technical experts who can reliably deliver on any industrial or commercial project.
Hugo Phillipps, Independant Commercial Director
Hugo Phillipps brings a wealth of knowledge to our team with his deep operations and logistics experience. Having grown multiple companies though efficiency-lead turnarounds, Hugo oversees...
Hugo Phillipps brings a wealth of knowledge to our team with his deep operations and logistics experience. Having grown multiple companies though efficiency-lead turnarounds, Hugo oversees our leadership team and strategic direction.
Dave Hunt, CEO
Dave's addition to the team marks a continued focus on Grammar Electrical's growth and service quality. David has an exceptional background in the construction...
Dave's addition to the team marks a continued focus on Grammar Electrical's growth and service quality.
David has an exceptional background in the construction industry and brings a wealth of knowledge in leadership, strategy and operations.
Jon Southwick, Head Estimator
As the Head Estimator, Jon brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that allows our team to construct extremely accurate costs estimates. Built upon hundreds of thousands...
As the Head Estimator, Jon brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that allows our team to construct extremely accurate costs estimates. Built upon hundreds of thousands of hours of work, our quoting tools and experts help mitigate the risk of cost overruns. Jon’s pragmatic methods give our clients the stability and predictability they need in an electrical partner.
Timothy Ballantyne, Contracts Manager
Tim leads our on-site teams and is responsible for the day-to-day management of small through to complex projects. As a very disciplined operator, he makes sure that each project is...
Tim leads our on-site teams and is responsible for the day-to-day management of small through to complex projects. As a very disciplined operator, he makes sure that each project is matched with the best electrician for that specific job. His co-ordination expertise helps our teams increase quality-standards and extend our services into more niche electrical works.
Kylie, Contracts Administrator
Garth, Lead Commercial Estimator
Garth commenced in the electrical industry in 1975. Early on he discovered an interest in the pricing side of the business. He has been employed as an estimator in various companies...
Garth commenced in the electrical industry in 1975. Early on he discovered an interest in the pricing side of the business. He has been employed as an estimator in various companies since 1982. He has been involved in the small commercial to large scale commercial and industrial projects for Grammar Electrical.
Dan, Project Manager
Brent, Project Manager
Alice Fitzpatrick, Customer Service
Iggy, GE Mascot
Iggy is Grammar Electrical’s CFO (Chief Frisbee Officer) and his main role at Grammar is to create a fun culture. His job involves a lot of people-pleasing as he greets all those...
Iggy is Grammar Electrical’s CFO (Chief Frisbee Officer) and his main role at Grammar is to create a fun culture. His job involves a lot of people-pleasing as he greets all those who enter Grammar offices with a wag on his tail. Iggy can revive flagging spirits, lift moods and is something of a canine evangelist: winning over sceptics with bottomless enthusiasm and affection. Iggy’s favourite pass time outside work involves keeping fit by running on the beach, playing with other dogs and digging for bones.
Grammar Electricians are New Zealand Registered, maintain a Practicing License, and are Safepower Assured. This designation provides the benefit of a $10,000 guarantee covering all electrical work. Our Auckland electricians have passed a police check. Grammar employees carry appropriate identification to ensure our customers’ peace of mind.
Grammar provides Master Electricians who are members of the Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand. ECANZ provides the programs that ensure electrical services contractors receive consistent training and their knowledge is regularly updated. This organization provides a Quality Assurance program and a $20,000 workmanship guarantee.
We ensure our customers have all the necessary certifications. For example, Grammar Electrical is qualified to provide Certificates of Compliance. This is required when new or additional wiring is installed. We also provide Electrical Safety Certificates. These are legally recognized statements that certify compliance with building codes.
Grammar Electrical works with corporate entities, facility managers, and property owners to ensure their buildings meet all requirements of compliance. We can provide Building Warranties of Fitness to verify our customers have met all of the required maintenance, inspection, and reporting procedures.
There are Electrical Services firms—and there is Grammar Electrical. We stand apart from the crowd by offering a family business environment. Our leadership team will make sure you have the professional equipment and company support so that you complete the work to your standards of excellence.
Grammar Electrical offers the opportunity to expand your professional skill set. For example, our Intelligent Systems Division is at the forefront of new technologies such as automation, remote monitoring, and CCTV. We would be happy to discuss our employment opportunities and the value we can bring to your career.
It’s important that our partners help us keep our high standards. Grammar are able to resolve any issues in a timely manner. I’m always impressed with their efficiency and ease to deal with.
ARMSTRONG MOTOR GROUP
They were very prompt and efficient, and they did a very good job. I wouldn’t hesitate in using them again for any electrical work in my apartment.
Since 2005 we’ve had nothing but exceptional service and quality workmanship – no matter how small the job. When requiring urgent work they been able to accommodate all our needs. Keep up the amazing work.
NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF TOURISM
Just had Andre at my place this morning, excellent work, tidy, quick, has all the tools for the job, super organised, nothings a problem, an absolute pleasure to deal with – highly recommended!! Thanks guys
Grammar Electrical electricians have been consistently professional and have provided seamless solutions that helped us avert many unseen problems. I am happy to highly recommend their services to like-minded schools.
Auckland Grammar School
We had an issue with our hot water system and some lights and Ant called us back within 10mins. He make the public holiday charges clear, and knowing this isn’t a super urgent job, guided me over the phone to help resolve the issue myself. He also booked the job for 7am Tuesday. Ant was awesome! Best service and knew his stuff.
Very pleased over the past 10 years. On time and on budget with projects and maintenance. They’ve always made sure that the job is completed to a high standard and I recommend them without hesitation.
Their electrician arrived promptly, and was incredibly thorough and methodical in tracking down an elusive electrical fault in my house in January 2018. A very impressive bit of work indeed, and this firm is now at the top of my list for future electrical work. My thanks to all staff concerned.
We’ve relied on Grammar Electrical for over 3 years to provide urgent electrical work. I always feel comfortable calling Grammar no matter how big or small the job is. They have the expertise to service even our most complex jobs.
I would give Grammar a 10/10 they were fast and the work was great. I even recommended them to my neighbours yesterday.
With a significant number of locations, each with a heavy reliance on power, we needed an electrical partner who can adapt and be both timely and reliable. We have that with Grammar who have always meets our needs.
This is the second time we have used Grammar. It is always very quick, friendly, efficient service and would highly recommend them to anyone needing any electrical work completed.
A well run family business. Great to deal with.
10/10! Grammar Electrical did an outstanding job on our new Ducted Air Conditioning system. Jonathan and his team were so professional and kept us informed every step of the way. Thank you so much for your excellent service!