Tribute to Mike Bakker
Allendale Electrical takes its name from Allendale Road in Mt
Albert where founder Mike Bakker and his wife Tracey started the
company in 1990 operating from the basement of their
home. From these humble beginnings Mike worked hard to
develop Allendale's culture and reputation, and over a 20 year
period built Allendale into Auckland's premier electrical
contracting company, forging many enduring relationships and
proudly delivering on his promise of trust, quality and good
service. Over the years Mike also took a broad
interest in the electrical contracting and construction
community being a past president of the Auckland branch of ECANZ
(Electrical Contractors Association of NZ) and a board member of
Site Safe NZ. Early in 2010 Mike was diagnosed with an
aggressive form of cancer and passed away a short
time later. Mike's spirit lives on at Allendale.
Max oversees the day to day operations of the various departments
that make up Allendale Electrical and Communications. With over 30
years in the NZ electrical industry working on some major projects,
Max brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
Paul overseas the Estimation and Design department and is
responsible for all tenders, budgets, consultant peer reviews and
electrical design. With over 30 years experience both in NZ
and Britain his electrical estimating skills are not matched in
A NZ Registered Electrician with over 17 years experience, Steve
has a strong management background in design and build projects
including generator and UPS emergency standby systems. Recently
completed projects include large scale appartment projects and
commercial hospitality fitouts
Bob manages large and medium scale projects, City and Guilds
qualified (NZCE equivalent) with heavy industrial experience gained
in the dockyards of Northern England and Auckland, his unsurpassed
technical knowledge of wiring controls and systems means he can
tackle the most challanging and complicated of contracts with ease.
A NZ registered electrician, Paul has been with the companyfor
more than 20 years and has extensive experience managing large
electrical projects. His knowledge of earthing and lightning
protection gained through helping to set up the Vodafone cell site
network is extensive.
A NZ registered Electrician with qualifications in Illumination
Engineering and Construction Management, Craig has major
project management experience gained both in NZ and Australia
working on some iconic projects.
Paul has over 25 years experience in the data and communications
industry and oversees all the data installations that Allendale are
involved with. He is a certified designer for all the major
Structured Cabling Solutions companies, with specialist experience
in the installation of copper and fibre networks.
Andy is a registered electrician with extensive industry
experience covering industrial, process control and commercial
installations he runs our busy service department with a focus on
A qualified draftsman, Dave is very experienced and up to date
with all elements of Cad drafting.
He produces drawings for design and build projects and updates
as-builts on completion. He also does an excellent job colating
material for publishing in our operating and maintenance
Zane started at Allendale as an apprentice and has worked his
way through various positions of responsibility within the company.
His broad commercial experience now enhances the Allendale
One of our most experienced large scale project site managers,
recently completed projects include University Med School,
Deloittes Centre at 80 Queen St, Sylvia Park Shopping complex,
Waitakere Hospital expansion and The Quadrant Hotel.
Recently completed projects include major data centres for ANZ
and IBM, power upgrades at Vodafone's 2 main Technical Centres, the
North Shore Policing Centre and a large winery expansion for Villa
Recently completed projects include major data centres for ANZ and
IBM and various projects at The Auckland Museum. Terry is also
involved heavily in the testing and commissioning of our critical
Paul Van Rixel
Recently completed projects include APEX Mega Centre, Vodafone
Head Office, Microsoft Head Office and HP Head Office.
Russ has over 30 years experience as an Electrical Engineer and
Lighting designer. He runs his own consultancy, Kern Consultants
and works for Allendale on a contract basis. You can visit his
website at kernconsultants.co.nz.
Tracey Bakker: Director/Office Manager. Michele Garton-Voice:
Reception/Administration. Leonie Lee: Service co-ordinator.
We also employ over 100 skilled and dedicated site managers,
foremen, electrical inspector, electricians, data technicians and