We're an owner-operated Kiwi business and we're incredibly passionate about what we do. Our people are our greatest asset which means we can consistently deliver on workmanship and service. We keep all our services in-house so you'll always be looked after by an invested member of our immediate team.
What drives us
Working in a field that excites us and knowing what we do every day has a positive impact on the world in which we live, is a very good feeling. In both our solar or electrical work, collectively reducing the negative impact we have on our planet is of fundamental importance.
Together, with the help and commitment of our customers, we can help drive this positive environmental change by making good choices every day - engaging in sustainable practices and investing in sustainable technologies.
Social & environmental responsibility
Social and environmental responsibility is at the heart of everything we do. This consciousness permeates all aspects of our business - from the strategies and operating systems we have put in place, to the daily eco-efforts employed by of every member of the team.
Here are some of our initiatives that you can also get involved in:
Looking after our coastlines - beach cleans
Out trusty panel counter keeps track of how many panels we’ve installed - every 500 installed, we commit to cleaning up one of our local beaches. See our Facebook page to find out when the next beach clean is. Come and join us! It’s a great way to teach Kiwi kids about sustainable living and looking after our precious and unique ecosystems.
Putting good energy into a great cause - gifting of a solar system
We have also set up an annual program gifting a solar system to a deserving Kiwi family or organisation. If you know someone (i.e. a member of the community, a school or group) who could really benefit from the savings they will make or will use it as an educational tool to teach communities about the importance of sustainable living, get in touch!
The Lightforce Team
We carefully select each member of the team based on skill-set, personality and ability to communicate with our customers and with each other. This means we can deliver consistently high standards of workmanship and service on every job.
Our recruitment process is rigorous but this means we end up with a team that our customers can truly trust - our greatest offering really is our calibre of people.
Luke NuttingManaging DirectorRead bio
Luke NuttingManaging Director
“Understanding people, the way they live, and working out ways we can enhance that experience is an approach that makes complete sense to me.”
After working as an electrician for over a decade, Luke had a vision of starting a solar and electrical company with a difference. To him, this meant making sure every interaction with a customer was personal and every solution specific to the individual’s needs. Having a focus on sustainability and positive environmental change means “doing good” becomes part of that package.
Ed WhaleLead Project ManagerRead bio
Ed WhaleLead Project Manager
Ed joins Lightforce with over 10 years experience as a foreman, managing teams of electricians and apprentices across a broad range of electrical and solar work. With experience both in New Zealand and abroad, he has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the needs of residential and commercial jobs - from initial quote, through to completion, while running and managing teams on budget and on time.
Rob WhiteSolar Operations ManagerRead bio
Rob WhiteSolar Operations Manager
Rob has been with Lightforce from the very beginning. After working as a residential and commercial electrician for 15 years, Rob finds his passion in solar. He feels strongly about a future powered by solar and what our collective commitment to this technology means for our planet and for future generations. With well over 2000 installs under his belt, he is an incredibly experienced and valued member of the team. He's also a seriously nice guy who our customers love.
Kat RundleNew Business & BrandRead bio
Kat RundleNew Business & Brand
Kat, Luke’s better half, has had a pretty varied career. After graduating from Auckland Uni, she worked as a Biomedical Scientist in labs in NZ and London. A big shift to the design industry saw her take on Account and Project Manager roles for various agencies in London, Melbourne and Auckland working across Branding, Advertising, Industrial Design, Architectural and Interiors projects.
Her latest role, before being roped into working for Lightforce full time, was in the high-end custom furniture and antique world – this taught her a real appreciation for fine craftsmanship and the importance of attention to detail.
Working with architects and designers alike, Kat understands the level of service and standard of workmanship required to deliver solutions to a very discerning customer.
Ben HessellElectrical Engineer & Solar SpecialistRead bio
Ben HessellElectrical Engineer & Solar Specialist
Ben’s passion for solar energy and sustainable living make him an invaluable member and educator of the Lightforce team. His knowledge and understanding of solar technologies, and their practical applications both residential and commercial, means the system designed for your home or business has been meticulously well thought out.
Amber SanchezFinancial AdministratorRead bio
Amber SanchezFinancial Administrator
Amber has worked in accounting and administration in the Electrical world for nearly a decade, so knows how to keep us all in line! Weekends are spent with her horses - competing in events or riding Woodhill Forrest and Muriwai Beach. She also has two teenage boys who are basketball fanatics, so when she's not working or riding (or doing all the other things an impressive mother of two does) she's at the basketball courts.
Our electrical & solar teamRead bio
Our electrical & solar team
We have a fantastic team of electricians, apprentices, and solar installers. We believe that all of our guys should be as passionate about what we do as we are and able provide a service that is of the highest standard. They're a bunch of trustworthy, decent guys who are skilled in their work and incredibly personable - they're our greatest asset.
Bear NuttingClient Liaison ManagerRead bio
Bear NuttingClient Liaison Manager
Bear Nutting is the Lightforce Client Liaison Manager - she has been with Lightforce from 8 weeks of age. Originally from somewhere between Hamilton and Ngaruawahia (origin unknown), Bear will be the first to eagerly greet you when you visit the showroom. She is demanding and needy but is proving her ability and worth as enthusiastic CLM...so we're keeping her on.