Ken O'Connell recently carried out electrical works for the refurbishment of two bathrooms, master bedroom and electrical updates around our house. I must say that Ken and his team exceeded my expectations to the fullest.
He provided a full professional estimate, all itemised, so you could see exactly how the costs broke down. When I changed my mind about a few things, he came out of his way to make multiple visits on his own time to make sure everything was clear - and this was even before I selected him to do the work from the other electrician quotes I received.
Ken is very respectful, polite, honest and extremely hard working, but the thing I like most about him was that he was always very easy to contact, turned up exactly when he said he would, and was always available to talk through things and never avoided your call, as has been my experience with previous electricians I have used.
Absolutely first class, please don't hesitate to use Ken for any electrical work. From now on, he will be our electrician of choice bar none.
'Ken has been my electrician for many years and I have been lucky enough to have had the pleasure of dealing with Ken on many projects during this time. I have always found Ken, and every member of his team, to be extremely enthusiastic, talented, and professional in all of my dealings with them. Ken has always completed my projects on time and on budget. He has also gone above and beyond in order to help me when I have had emergency situations. I would highly recommend Ken"s services to anyone who is looking for an extremely professional and conscientious electrician.'
I have had the benefit of Smarthomes for six months now. I don't think it's an exageration to say it has totally changed my home entertainment experience. It's the ease of use that makes all the difference, from listening to a soccer match while in the shower or an ipod while exercising. My five year old son loves the fact that he is able to put on his own CD without our help (usually Mama Mia!). I'd recommend the Smarthomes system to anybody.
‘He has been our family electrician for the past 4 years. We have recommended Ken O'Connell Electrical to friends and family due to their dependable service and competitive price.’
‘Ken has been my electrician for the past few years and he and his team have carried out electrical work in my home on numerous occasions. When sourcing an Electrician originally I was looking for someone I could rely on to provide a professional service in keeping with my budget, and Ken O'Connell Electrical met all my requirements. The work is always of the highest standard and I have no hesitation at all in recommending Ken and his team to anyone who is looking for a reliable, trustworthy Electrician whose prices are competitive and service is always on time. I have already recommended Ken O’Connell Electrical to family, friends and work colleagues'.
‘We have availed of Ken O’Connell’s expertise over the past number of years and found them to be punctual, efficient and conscientious. They would be our first call for any electrical work in the future and we would highly recommend them.’
‘Ken O’Connell Electrical completed the full re-wiring of my home. Ken was always available to discuss progress and happily made any changes we requested. I was extremely satisfied with the quality of finish and standard of work. The company has since completed work for friends of mine to whom I recommended the company and I know that they are extremely happy with the quality of work.’
‘On a recent visit to my grand aunt aged 102, I became a little concerned that an electrical socket in her house was dangerous. I described it to Ken one Thursday morning-who confirmed I had good reason to be concerned. He promised to pay her a visit as soon as possible.
Later that morning he was in the area and asked to pay her a visit. Unfortunately I was in a meeting and did not get his call until lunchtime. At this point, Ken was out across town. No matter. He jumped in his van, left the job he was on and was with us twenty minutes later.
Four things struck me about Ken that lunchtime:
Firstly, he clearly knows what he is doing. He quickly diagnosed the issue and undertook immediate repairs with no fuss.
Secondly he is thorough. Before leaving he checked every light fitting and socket in the house and made sure there were no unspotted problems looming.
Thirdly, he treats elderly people with the respect they deserve. Ken took the time and patience to explain to my deaf and confused grand aunt exactly what he was doing. He spoke directly with her and engaged her in banter. She felt relaxed in his company and was absolutely thrilled with his help. He really brightened her day. After he left she exclaimed that Ken "has a heart of gold".
Fourthly, he puts people before profit. Ken made my grandaunt his number one priority that day even though it was sprung on him with no notice, threw his day out of kilter, one of those small finicky "wouldn't pay you to do" jobs. Everyone in my family appreciates what Ken did for my grandaunt. We know that Ken's day was thrown out of whack due to his kindness and we are grateful to him.
He is now our family electrician. We trust him completely as an electrician and as a person.
‘Ken O'Connell Electrical has been our main electrical contractor for the past 5 years. Throughout these years we have built a very strong working relationship with Ken and his team. This relationship has been built on respect, trust and dependability. All work carried out on site is of excellent quality. Prices are competitive and projects are always completed on schedule. Quite simply they do what they say they will do when they are supposed to do it and for the price agreed in a professional manner.’
Ken Quinn, Owner Ballinbuilt Construction Ltd.
‘At Specsavers, Cook Street, we have been using Ken O'Connell Electrical for all electrical repairs and maintenance for the past 3 years. We have always received a very rapid response, excellent service and competitive price for all work undertaken. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone.’
Sean McLaughlin, Director (Cook Street)
‘Ken listened to our needs and was extremely prompt with his quotation. Their prices were fair and competitive and presented in a professional manner. His staff were friendly and professional in carrying out their work, with little or no disruption to our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ken O’Connell Electrical to my clients, friends and family.’
Emma Cronin, Director, Planet Embroidery
‘Ken O'Connell Electrical has been our maintenance electrician for the last year. Throughout the year we have found Ken and his team to be extremely professional in their work ethic. The service they provide is second to none, they are extremely dependable, the quality of their workmanship is excellent and their prices are very competitive.’
Tadgh Hurley, RPS Group
‘We recently had some difficulties in our shop with some of Corks dubious characters. There were a few awkward moments and the girls in the office were quiet upset by it all. The end result of which meant we had some items stolen. This was the defining moment and it was certainly time to install CCTV.
We contacted Ken to quote for the proposed work and found him to be extremely competitive. The work started straight away and even though we added a few extra items the installation of the CCTV was finished smoothly. At all times Ken worked around our staff and customers. There was hardly any disruption or inconvenience to either. This was invaluable and enabled us to keep our shop open at all times. On completion of the works the place was left spotless and tidy and the quality of the workmanship was next to none. The friendly and easy attitude of Ken was extremely professional.
We here at Academy Crests Ltd would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Ken O'Connell Electrical to anyone requiring their electrical services. We thank you for your professional work ethic and look forward to working with you again in the future. "’
Phil Cone, Managing Director
‘Ken O’Connell Electrical has been engaged by us to provide a maintenance service and to undertake any necessary repairs or renewals since 2007. The service provided by his firm is excellent and competitive.’
Patrick J Murphy, Director, Aras Leon, Bishopstown
‘I am very happy to recommend Ken O’Connell Electrical as an electrical service provider of the highest quality. The speed of your service and value for money are top class and I look forward to dealing with you for many more years.’
Ian O’Leary, O’Leary Accountants, Cook St, Cork
‘In Sepetember 2008, I engaged the services of Ken O'Connell Electrical to upgrade the electrics and install new electrics in our new salon at Time Square, Ballincollig. From my initial meeting with Ken I found that he had a professional approach to the contract. His quotation was very well prepared that I incorporated it into a lending application. When the staff of Ken O'Connell arrived on site, I found them to be punctual, polite, accurate, clean and tidy. In summary, I would have no hesitation in recommending Ken O'Connell Electrical in the future and I continue to use them to this day.’
‘Ken O'Connell Electrical is an approved Smarthomes installer. Ken and his team have completed several Smarthomes installations for us over the past few years. We are delighted to have teamed up with Ken O'Connell Electrical and we wish him all the best for the future’ Derek Roddy, Director, Smarthomes