“NZRPG is a retail development company with shopping centres in Auckland and Tauranga as well as greenfield sites elsewhere in New Zealand. We have used ECS for over a decade to provide electrical consulting in our developments, as well as other services such as fire, mechanical and hydraulic. Their advice is always up to date in accordance with technology and current codes of practice.
“I find ECS are very conscious of time and budgets. They explore alternative options to give the client freedom of choice while always ensuring the solution is technically sound. Their priority is always what’s going to work for the client and what’s practical.
“I’m very happy with the service from the ECS team – personally and professionally.”
“From an architect’s perspective, I can tell you that Nick Topp is a very good electrical consultant. We’ve always found his knowledge and expertise is superb. I have worked closely with him for 24 years and have been happy to recommend him to other clients on a wide range of projects.
“These days, it’s all about keeping your eye on the ball and having the project’s best interests at heart. This is the approach we have always enjoyed with ECS. When you have a great team of consultants who work well together, the client is going to be very happy.
“Since setting up Woodhams Meikle Zhan – Architects Ltd in 2001 we’ve worked continuously with Nick and ECS. If you get repeat business from the sort of large corporate businesses that ECS does, you must be doing something right.”
"In our game, it’s all about certainty. ECS provides that. Firstly in our Design and Build capability, where they slot right into the team. Secondly, we can rely on them to provide good early advice that enables us to put strong proposals together. Finally they follow through in delivering the actual design and working closely with trade contractors to achieve the desired outcome.
We’re very happy with the relationship, and that’s why we have continued to work with ECS in over 50 construction projects to date."
"Working with ECS over many projects, we’ve been impressed by their communication skills. Obviously they have the technical ability to deliver the project but good communication makes things so much easier. They provide the deliverables on time."
"We have a property portfolio of over $1 billion, and ECS have provided a range of consulting, construction, development and maintenance services for us over the years. One constant with ECS is that you can expect the utmost in performance. Their diligence and commitment are well above anything else I’ve found in the industry."
“In my role with McDougall Reidy & Direct Property Fund, and also in previous roles over the last 20 years, I have been involved in dozens of commercial and industrial property development projects. I am struggling to think of one where we haven’t used the services of ECS.
“What I particularly like is their depth of technical knowledge combined with a good understanding of the client’s needs. I appreciate their timely response on all issues and have never had a problem with the end result.
“Nick Topp leads a very strong team at ECS. That’s why ECS has a key role whenever we work together on multi-million dollar property projects.”
ECS has worked with us on a variety of projects including multimillion dollar green and brown field developments across the industrial, commercial and mixed use sectors.
“Nick Topp immediately strikes you as not only capable but commercial. The latter is a key requisite in any development project where the balance between quality and expense has to be closely managed. Nick doesn’t just provide solutions – he does so from a business perspective, and an understanding of how our business model works.
“An example of the above, ECS contributed real dollars to fix a problem at one of our developments where a commercial solution was required to collectively resolve a matter. ECS were not necessarily in the wrong and was not contractually obliged to do anything, but agreed to help given the strength of the relationship ECS has with our company and joint venture partner.”
“RCP provides independent project management services to the construction industry, across various building and infrastructure sectors. In particular we have worked with ECS for over eight years in the commercial, industrial and retail sectors and would recommend them for the services provided in these areas.”rn
“I like the fact that the ECS senior management team is always approachable. They are pragmatic and commercial because they understand the drivers of a development. With ECS, you know your commercial clients are going to get an efficient and cost-effective solution.”
“ECS are a pleasure to work with because they’re fast and efficient in turning things around. They know how to deliver a design that’s speedy to install as well as cost-effective. Their systems are excellent and they give value for money everytime.”
“We have used ECS for all our work since 2005, including construction projects up to $35 million. It’s a challenging business and a very competitive market, so we rely on ECS to get things right first time.
“ECS is an absolutely first-class professional company. We wouldn’t use anyone else.”