"...timely, professional service that frequently goes 'the extra mile'..."
"We have been using Darren since March 2016 and in this period the relationship has developed from smaller jobs to sub-contracting with Darren on larger work sites across our business.
Through it all Darren has been responsive in his communication, open about timeframe for the work and planning and adaptable to working around issues that we have encountered.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with CDI"
CDI Electrical was recommended to us by friends. We found Darren to be very detailed, knowledgeable and his workmanship was to a high standard...and he just got on and got the job done. We would definitely use him again
John - Herne Bay
"Darren has done several electrical jobs for us both at our home and my place of work. Darren has always provided timely, professional service and frequently goes 'the extra mile'. Having frequently been frustrated by trades people not coming when they say they will, or being unhappy with the quality of work done, it is refreshing to have found a reliable and trustworthy electrician. I have no hesitation in recommending Darren."
Andy - Herne Bay, Auckland
"If you want a reliable friendly, trustworthy and professional electrician service Darren's your man.
Darren offered creative solutions for our lighting needs and supplied everything, making it unessessary to hunt around lighting shops that sometimes don't offer much help. He even gave us options to test out so we could see what we were happiest with.
1. He turned up when he said he would.
2. He completed the job within the timeframe he stated.
3. His work was of a high standard.
4. I would definitely use him again.
Bronwyn - Titirangi, Auckland
"Having top quality and reliable musical equipment for touring and studio is of the utmost importance to my work as a busy musician. I contracted Darren Calkin, via his company CDI Electrical, in November 2016 to tag test around 70 electrical items (large musical equipment, speakers, digital devices and leads). He travelled to my studio, performed the work quickly and efficiently and was incredibly helpful with advice on a range of topics associated with the electrical work he was doing. His attention to detail was excellent, all my gear was tagged and dated and he even had an itemised list for managing repeat tagging for future proofing.
I can now happily put my PA sound system / guitar amplifiers / desks / leads in any of the venues in NZ that are now insisting on using only tag-tested electrical equipment provided by bands or production companies. In addition to his excellent work on this job, Darren also quoted up a domestic job to install lighting throughout my house, and again the workmanship was excellent, thorough and top notch. He was also friendly and gave us a range of options that suited our budget, rather than just the most expensive options. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren as a reliable, efficient and trustworthy electrician."
Artistic Director, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park Director
University of Auckland Lecturer + Artist Teacher (Jazz Dept.)
"We have no hesitation recommending Darren to people needing a reliable and conscientious contractor. Darren addressed any and all electrical issues encountered in a professional way after we engaged him to carry out work on a building we purchased last year. Darren is a pleasure to deal with and exceeded our expectations and requirements. Finding contractors of this caliber is not easy these days."
Peter and Carolyn
"Darren has completed a number of electrical jobs for me in recent months. He has achieved these jobs in a timely fashion and in keeping with budget expectations. He is a very tidy and safe worker and thoroughly reliable. I can recommend Darren for electrical work."
Dave - Glen Eden, Auckland
CDI and Darren were great to deal with. Fast communication and speedy work. Highly recommended
Kamal - 21st February 2022
Outdoor lighting project
Thank you so much for your time
Jeremy - Glen Eden
We were introduced to Darren and have been very impressed at his craftsmanship, attention to detail outside our understanding and have appreciated his suggestions/recommendations. We are very pleased with the result, and hope that he will stay in touch as our preferred electrician. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wanting a high quality, and professional job
Yvonne and Graeme Meachen - 22nd February 2022