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Melville Electrical Services

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28 Apr 2024
cristinan574 from Bulleen
Doug and Thomas did a wonderful job removing an old oven and installing and rewiring for a new oven. My new oven works perfectly. My kitchen was left spotless. All at a very reasonable price. They were recommended to me, and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
14 Apr 2024
40b59af6
Yes I would recommend this business and have already shared this experience with friends . Very reliable , honest , clean and paid extreme attention to detail . Thank you for your excellent service provided to my home .
09 Apr 2024
ckc from Point Cook
Doug and Thomas arrived promptly at the appointed time and got to work immediately. Doug offered a couple of alternatives to what I wanted done and in the end, did a great job. Highly recommended to use their service and I will definitely call them again if I needed any electrical work done.
09 Apr 2024
louise-750 from Brunswick West
Doug and Thomas were as always punctual, courteous and professional. I have been using this service for many years and will continue to do so into the future.
09 Apr 2024
janetc712
Doug is professional, yet friendly. Gives advice and has the equipment on hand to make alternative fixes if necessary. eg flouro light replacement. And he leaves the work area clean! Recommend to anyone ️️️️️
02 Apr 2024
jills691
Doug and his son were so prompt and efficient and their friendly service was a real breath of fresh air. Love their work!
29 Mar 2024
georged507 from Coburg
I got Doug to follow up some issues after a tenancy electrical audit. Work was carried out in good time and at a reasonable price. I had a few questions about the audit and Doug explained the situation which was much appreciated. No problem in recommending Melville Electrical Services.
26 Mar 2024
roryt324 from Pascoe Vale South
We have used Doug and his sons a number of times and don't bother seeking alternatives. They are professional, friendly, no fuss, make sound recommendations and don't try to upsell. They are a real pleasure to deal with and will certainly use them again and more than happy to refer to family and friends. Thanks again Doug.
25 Mar 2024
sarahh420
So happy with Melville Electrical Services. Doug was easy to communicate with, friendly, clear, professional and efficient. Affordable pricing for an excellent service. Highly recommend. Thanks :)
11 Mar 2024
amandal296
Doug and his offsider attended to replace an outdoor sensor light - during their time here they discovered we had issues with our safety switch as well. Thanks for being very thorough!
06 Mar 2024
kathleend534
Doug and Thomas were very punctual, courteous and professional. For several of the ideas I was considering, Doug came up with neater, more practical and cost-effective solutions. I would highly recommend Melville Electrical Services to others and would have no hesitation in engaging them again.
03 Mar 2024
ced77b71
Doug attended to our problem in a professional manner, communicated well as to the requirements of the task, and was prompt in dealing with our problem. Very happy with him and his apprentice Thomas.
02 Mar 2024
graemet96
I definitely recommend Melville Electrical. High quality work, professional, friendly and honest. Is now my "Go To" electrician for future jobs! Many thanks to Doug & Thomas!
25 Feb 2024
michael-o104
Great communication, punctual, friendly and professional. Thank you so much for your help! Highly recommend!!
21 Feb 2024
ramonab941
I Absoloutly recommend working with Melville Electrical. Doug is great at communicating, arrives when he says he will, and does a really thorough job. He's incredibly knowledgeable, explains things well, and goes above and beyond.
20 Feb 2024
tanyar317
We have been using Doug and his team for several years now. Doug is extremely professional, knowledgable, honest and easy to work with. Doug and his team always do an exceptional job and take pride in their work. Along with being punctual, polite and respectful, we can’t recommend Doug and his team enough.
09 Feb 2024
niccit580
Doug (and his apprentice) was prompt to respond to my query, upfront about his call-out fee, arrived on time, knew what he was doing and best of all, he is a LOCAL (Brunswick) tradie. He behaved respectfully inside my home and communicated clearly with me about what he was intending to do to fix my issue.
08 Feb 2024
jeanr844
Doug and Thomas did some excellent work for me today. They were punctual and efficient, the work was done effectively, and they were polite, respectful and friendly in manner. I recommend them highly and without hesitation.
04 Feb 2024
craigc183
I came back to Doug for a second time, and am just as pleased this time around. He is realistic and honest, competent and cooperative.
22 Jan 2024
melk67
Doug was quick, efficient, careful of furnishings and pets and provided clear descriptions about likely results. All with a reasonable price.
03 Jan 2024
ambers928
I chose Doug based on glowing reviews and am happy to report they are accurate! He squeezed us in just before Xmas, has a lovely manner, was thorough, punctual and his rates were very reasonable.
22 Dec 2023
benjaminl872
2nd time I have engaged Doug & co - they have been excellent, knowledgeable, punctual and would be my go to for any of our electrical needs
11 Dec 2023
michaelc867 from Brunswick West
Sure would they are very accommodating now what there doing trust worthy I have used Doug since he was a young lad starting out and now his son is following him in ibis foot steps great team and so are the others
29 Nov 2023
1eeac359
Doug and his team were awesome when I needed a last-minute electrician to assist another tradesperson. They squeezed me in and did a fantastic job. Friendly, efficient, fairly priced, and clearly safety-focused, which I value a lot. Highly recommended!
20 Nov 2023
janetc634
Doug and the team were great. On time, left the house clean and tidy when they finish. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a reliable electrician to to a really good job.
20 Nov 2023
c3eca04c from Fitzroy North
I have used Doug many times and he has always been excellent
19 Nov 2023
sh173
This has been the 3rd time we've used Doug's services. His work is excellent, he is reliable and very trustworthy. I couldn't recommend him any more highly.
13 Nov 2023
janep119
Doug has done numerous jobs at my home. He is very reliable and provides clear advice and excellent work. Definitely will call on him again for further electrical jobs and I highly recommend Melville Electrical Services.
13 Nov 2023
danielp286
The customer service was excellent and Doug gave me great information that I needed to make an informed decision. He was able to find time within his schedule to attend to my property. Highly recommended, and will definitely use his services again.
08 Nov 2023
mattm214
Awesome service. turned up when he said he would, did the repairs as suggested and responded to an additional request onsite. He also saw something else that needed fixing, fixed it. Quick prompt helpful. I will gladly call on Doug again. Many thanks.
07 Nov 2023
kimd26 from Pascoe Vale South
This is the second time we've used Doug in the past 7 years. He provides practical and knowledgeable advice and options while quoting and was flexible about changes we requested to the work required. He and his apprentice arrived on time and finished a large-ish job on the same day, including going out during lunch to buy a replacement light fitting (as the original wasn't fit for purpose). The only drawback was being left with a sizable box of old fittings to dispose of, but then I guess he'd have to charge a lot more to cover said removal. I'll be asking him to quote on work at my Mum's place soon.
22 Oct 2023
markt982
Doug offers sound advice and outstanding service. I have used Melville Electrical Services numerous times over more than 10 years.
24 Sep 2023
Mister_D from Westmeadows
Third time we have used Doug from Melville Electrical - always top notch service and work! We don’t use anyone else & we honestly recommend him!
12 Sep 2023
mariat312
I highly recommend Doug and his team-thoroughly professional, reliable and knowledgable. Sucessfully completed a difficult installation as well as numerous smaller tasks around my home. Very satisfied with the excellent service.
27 Aug 2023
clotildel
Doug and his team offered excellent service and the highest level of professionalism. I was able to ask a lot of questions and he took the time to answer things clearly. Outlined various options and was straightforward in letting me know what was necessary and what was not. Highly recommended.
21 Aug 2023
helent511
I'm very happy with the service from Doug and his team. He was able to come to my house quickly and was very reasonably priced. I would recommend using Melville Electrical Services.
29 Jul 2023
jeanr844
I have nothing but praise for the help I received from Doug and Thomas when they came to correct a fault in my lighting this week. They were not only efficient and effective in correcting the fault, but also explained the procedure that would be necessary had a new form of connection been required. They were also very pleasant and respectful in manner, which is much appreciated. This is a firm that is highly recommended.
20 Jul 2023
katiew609
Doug responded to my enquiry very quickly and managed to squeeze in my job into his schedule at short notice that suited me. Doug and his team have done an excellent job for a good price. He has been flexible and was able to recommend products suitable to our home. Would definitely use this service again. Very happy!
30 May 2023
denniso175
Exceeded my expectations. Doug and his 2 guys, Damien & Thomas, did a great job on one, fixing a LED issue, then two, running electrical plug extensions inside a difficult unit. They did a great job, pleasant to talk and deal with. Also cleaned up after their work, great service. Would highly recommend to anyone to have a talk to Doug.
20 May 2023
maureenb696
Thanks Doug and team for your quality work and for the Certificate of Electrical Safety. Highly recommend
17 May 2023
kristy-lee-tyrrellt
Quick, courteous, efficient, quality work and not overpriced! Highly recommend.
16 Apr 2023
jillt994
Doug, Damien, & Thomas were exceptional in the electrical service they provided. They were thorough and efficient in carrying out all electrical work which was completed to a high standard. Nothing was too much trouble. They worked together as a well oiled team. I have used them before and will always use them in the future.
28 Feb 2023
deeb782
Highest praise to Doug and his team on their professional service provided to me recently. I have utilised Melville Electronics before and they continue to provide a very high standard of care and nothing is too much trouble. Doug is approachable and has a great work ethic which is demonstrated in the work performed. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
27 Feb 2023
ianc622
Outstanding service all round. Professional, careful and considerate team and very easy to deal with.
25 Feb 2023
nataliet758
Doug did the electric work for our carport in 2022. He had a great work ethic, good communication and did the job well. We would not hesitate to approach him again for his services or recommend him.
22 Feb 2023
d5430cf3
Doug and team did a big job for me recently, well organised, on time, at the quoted price and to a high standard. Honest, trustworthy and very easy to deal with. Thanks Doug!
16 Feb 2023
alanas610
A shout out to these guys. The agent organised an electrical compliance check on the place we’re renting. Doug & two of his guys arrived on time, finished on time, cleaned up after themselves and were no fuss, no hassle. A local business too. Recommend these guys if you are looking for electrical works done.
05 Feb 2023
joa705
I texted Doug for a quote on replacing a ceiling fan and the cost was very reasonable although he couldn’t fit me in for 3 weeks but then he had a cancellation and I got it done about 2 days later. The team and Doug were great, very friendly and efficient. I’ll definitely call again for any other electrical issues and can highly recommend.
31 Jan 2023
andreaf428
Doug is an excellent and experienced electrician. He is personable and communicates the issue and solution in a way that can be understood and is clear to all parties. My husband and I were very satisfied with the job he did, his efficiency and cost. Highly recommend and we will be using his services again. Job description: Supplied, wired & installed new surface mounted switchboard Supplied, wired & installed 1 new main switch circuit breaker Supplied, wired & installed new RCBO safety switch protection for each circuit Relocated existing switchboard Supplied & installed new panels to create boxed switchboard cavity Performed basic electrical safety check Inspection by Electrical Inspector Certificate of Electrical Safety
23 Jan 2023
pamh202
Friendly from the first call and able to fit in our job earlier than expected. Excellent communication and work carried out efficiently by Doug and his team. Highly recommend.
12 Dec 2022
fehrina-h
Super efficient, friendly, great communication and fair prices. Thank you Doug. Highly recommend.
16 Nov 2022
paulk212
Excellent company to deal with, very competent, friendly and efficient. Pleasure to do business with.
16 Jul 2022
Eleanor-Pelennor from Fitzroy North
Doug and Damien went above and beyond at every step to do a good job. Their communication was great and they were also really kind. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
22 May 2022
yvonnef481
Doug and his apprentice Damien recently completed a list of household electrical jobs for us. They were on time, professional, courteous and did a really good job. We have used Melville Electrical previously and will continue to call them when needed.
07 Apr 2022
deepum
Doug and his apprentice were professional and completed our electrical outlet job in a jiffy. I will be reaching out to him for my future electrical work for sure.
06 Apr 2022
andrewb61 from Moonee Ponds
We would happily recommend Doug for any job, large or small. His attention to detail and willingness to find the best solution to any issue make it easy to deal with him.
09 Mar 2022
billb361
Doug and his team provided excellent service, A1
06 Mar 2022
tracyd583
Professional, on time, helpful and courteous. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Doug and his apprentice were very easy to deal with. Reasonably priced too. Thanks guys.
18 Feb 2022
luciez
Doug and his team helped us with a really tricky job and were friendly and helpful the entire way through. It was a pleasure having them on our premises and will definitely call on them again for any further work
18 Feb 2022
tammys183
Doug and his team provided excellent service. They are reliable, efficient, and most of all a trustworthy business to engage with. Highly recommended.
24 Jan 2022
stevef923
Doug and his apprentice Damian were punctual, friendly, transparent and completed the required work to an excellent standard. Doug also provided some valuable safety advice about additional electrical work, and how this in turn could save us money in the future. We will definitely call on Melville Electrical in the future.
08 Dec 2021
joelf5
Reliable, Trustworthy with attention to details. I have used Melville Electrical for over 10 years and would highly recommend them.
03 Aug 2021
emilioz
An Extremely efficient and capable technician that knows his stuff. Has a High understanding of the regulations and is an honest and friendly person to deal with! High Recommend him for any type of project.
21 Jul 2021
genevievem680
Doug is extremely thorough, professional and friendly. A pleasure to work with and he provides expert advice. G
30 Jun 2021
ritad37
Excellent work, efficient and honest. We had a few things for Doug to do and an electrical issue that was causing some problems and he went through methodically and found the problem and solved it. Worth every dollar.
14 Jun 2021
francescah453
Friendly, efficient, flexible and quick to respond. Highly recommend.
14 Jun 2021
craigc183
Excellent and honest service with careful attention to safety.
15 May 2021
mattw507
Doug and Damian fitted in my small repair job on a Friday afternoon after a busy week, as I had explained that I was moving interstate soon. They were on time, extremely knowledgeable and patiently resolved the challenging problem. I cannot more highly recommended them as an amazing local business.
04 May 2021
antheaw273
Amazing professionalism to a degree unheard of in tradies. Great workmanship and really nice guys. Ignore them at your peril.
21 Apr 2021
jessey
As usual Doug delivered a great job as specified with his usual focus on quality and safety.
21 Apr 2021
laurene622
Excellent service again! Doug and apprentice Damian have done another fantastic job for us, this time rewiring our 1940's house over 3 days, completely hassle free. Reliable, respectful, meticulous and friendly. Doug talks through options as they arise leaving no doubt about what is being done and why. There are fewer tradesmen of Doug's calibre still working and are worth more than gold!
01 Apr 2021
choppies64 from Frankston
I cannot speak highly enough of Doug and Damian - they are reliable and do meticulous work with excellent communication and follow up. I am pleased to have found such terrific tradies.
26 Mar 2021
janetc712
Can only say ‘just fantastic’. Gold star service. Old house, increasingly worrying power problem, don’t know an electrician, Google, choose, and what a win! After phone consultations and ‘try this you may not need an electrician’ (it didn’t work), within 24 hours the team arrived. Doug was friendly, informative and patient while telling me what the problem(s) could be. They started at the front of the house and worked their way through to the back. Brick walls and an old extension with a flat roof didn’t help in finding or solving the problem, but Doug did it! They worked late to complete everything, cleaned up and replaced all the furniture they had moved to gain access to the ‘hidden’ power points. So lucky to have chosen such a friendly and professional team. Can not recommend Doug and his team more highly. Thanks to wordofmouth I have found my ‘go to electrician’. Thank you.
03 Feb 2021
odhrano
Doug's out with for a 3rd time at the house, not fixing old jobs, this time he's saving the day as I cut through the electrical cable for the front gate while cutting the hedges. I texted him last night, he was with us first thing this morning. Same story when we got all the lights replaced in our living room and also when we got the electrics at our outdoor area fixed up. He's a top lad, came highly recommended, friendly and insightful. If there was a Medal of the Order of Australia for Services to the Electrical Industry, Doug would be a Recipient, he's that good!
11 Jan 2021
heidif449
Doug and Damien were super nice, very professional and most importantly they arrived when they said they would. Great job, highly recommended.
02 Jan 2021
carld208
Fast response. Good rates. Great quality job. Very friendly team
20 Dec 2020
roxyj9
Excellent service, good advice, would highly recommend.
27 Nov 2020
kurtb439
Doug came over assessed the job. Job explained very well and job done was great. Very pleasant to deal with. Highly recommended. My builder gave me Doug's recommendation Update Doug came over again and installed 2 X outdoor lights and fan. Advised us where to place the lights to gain maximum beams. After job , Doug and Damo cleaned up and left the deck tidy. Very pleased with the high quality of work and attitude. See you soon Doug
09 Oct 2020
jarlathb859
Excellent on time, reliable service from Doug- highly recommend.
07 Oct 2020
karenf277
The first time I worked with Doug he saved me time and money by asking important questions during our initial phone call that other electricians hadn't considered. Highly recommend. Communication is prompt and efficient. His work is excellent! He is kind and respectful. The fair price is simply the icing on the cake given how great he is.
22 Jul 2020
nadiam901
Doug and his son were absolutely wonderful and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough! They did a fiddly rewiring/new oven install in our 70s kitchen September last year. I had a newborn + a toddler running around but they worked around that and were very conscious of noise. They did a great job, they also visited beforehand (free of charge) to make sure what we wanted was feasible with the current power situation. I found them so knowledgeable, communicative and professional and they did a fantastic job. Also very reasonably priced!
18 Jul 2020
pp41
Friendly, willing to offer different suggestions, excellent workmanship and fair pricing.
12 Jul 2020
stevev71
Completed all the wiring for our new extension. Great to deal with and Doug was very helpful in setting the room up for what we required. Thanks! Highly recommend.
19 Jun 2020
nikitm from Brunswick
Highly recommend. Dough is honest, reliable and each job he's done, i feel like he's doing it in his own home. His pricing is very fair and I wouldn't use anyone else!
19 Jun 2020
michaelp35 from Pascoe Vale South
Doug from Melville Electrical is polite, down to earth but most importantly realisable and honest. Recently supplied and installed 2 LED batten lights in my garage. There’s only 1 “Sparky” I call! Honest advice and quotes where safety comes first. Our family feels safe when Melville electrics is on the job. Doug has installed inside and outside lighting, ovens, external and internal wall sockets, dimmer switches and even a whole fuse/switch box over the years. No1 in workmanship. His advice on wiring and safety etc Is first class.
18 Jun 2020
donnag995
Second time I’ve used Melville Electrical, as always Doug delivered prompt, quality service at reasonable rate. Great customer service, trouble shooting and quality workmanship, I highly recommend this business. Thanks again Doug!
15 Jun 2020
scottc913
Excellent reliable and prompt service. Doug was very helpful and courteous. Will definitely use Melville Electrical Services for all of our electrical needs. Highly recommended.
14 Jun 2020
philipo145
Prompt service, dealt with an unexpected difficulty, and finished job neatly. Bill ($) afterward was on low end of expectations, and very fair.
10 Jun 2020
andrewf593
Doug and Damo installed several GPO's, Cat6 data points, external security and sensor lights and security cameras. They were efficient in their work, cleaned up after themselves, were very polite and professional. Big shout out to Damo and the work he did on the doorbell.
22 May 2020
katef283
I highly recommend Melville Electrical., they arrived at the appointed time,installed 2 ceiling fans quickly and meticulously. They are great.
20 May 2020
shannon-s702
Doug was prompt, easy to chat to and willing to find the best solution for all our electrical needs in our recent renovation. Would highly recommend!
05 May 2020
soniab466
Would highly recommend Doug. He was on time, very honest with his pricing, guided me and nothing was too much trouble even though I changed my mind a number of times ! If anything at all that could be improved is turn around time of quoting but guess that depends on how busy he is. Will definitely be using him again.
09 Apr 2020
francist33
After many years, I have finally found a really good electrician. I have had Doug attend the premise twice for two different reasons Oven install which required an old switchboard replacement and outdoor light circut re-run and light replacement and in both cases I have found the quality of the work, attention to detail excellent in all respects. I couldn't recommend Melville Electrical more.
25 Mar 2020
billb361
Doug was prompt, extremely thorough in his work and the cleanest electrician i have ever come across. I can not recommend a better electrician than Doug.
20 Mar 2020
paulp394 from Coburg
Doug is terrific. My living room lights and outdoor light had completely stopped working, for unrelated reasons. Doug very quickly worked out the cause of these problems, and because I was interested and asked questions, he clearly explained the causes to me and how he could rectify them. He repaired the indoor light circuit, and then chose for me a new outdoor light fitting that really suits the surrounds. Everything went smoothly and I am very happy with the result. Thank you Doug.
13 Mar 2020
4a77fa46
Friendly, prompt and efficient service. The advice was clear. The outcome was good. I'd use Melville Electrics again.
13 Mar 2020
chrisl440
Doug is always reliable, trustworthy and takes pride in doing a good job. I have been using him for couple of years for my home and investment property.
29 Feb 2020
andreap935
A friend recommended Doug to us and we’re very glad she did. Doug is reliable, responsive, professional and gets the job done efficiently. He’s great to talk to and mull over all things electrical, and whatever else. Highly recommend!
28 Feb 2020
jesst2 from Essendon
Doug pays great attention to detail and is prepared to take the time to get the job done properly. Many thanks
27 Feb 2020
mh149
Excellent Service, and value for money, Doug took the time to come over before the job to help me decide how I should do my lighting at the front of the house. Very patient, given I kept asking the same question over and over. He came the following week on the scheduled date and time and the job was completed efficiently with quality. Finally everything we need is now done.
17 Feb 2020
Mister_D from Westmeadows
I cannot thank Doug enough! Knows his stuff, prompt, punctual - at long last we have found our “go to” electrician.
11 Feb 2020
thomasw564
Melville Electrical Services has always been professional and courteous whenever I have used them. I would heartily recommend them for any electrical work as they are a pleasure to work with.
07 Feb 2020
johnl826
Excellent quality, service and value. Prompt, efficient and very personable service. As an architect I could not ask for workmanship and service.
07 Feb 2020
martham533
Doug is an excellent electrician. He is always prompt. Works efficiently and leaves no mess. He is one of the friendliest, most reliable tradesmen I've ever met.
03 Feb 2020
jeanettem105
Cannot recommend more highly. Brilliant service.
25 Jan 2020
sallyb209
Excellent. So helpful professional and honest. My go to electrician from now on!!
12 Dec 2019
jocelynp
Doug did good work at a very reasonable price. Very helpful communication and suggestions
08 Dec 2019
paulp889
Very happy with Doug's service. Highly recommend
26 Nov 2019
lisah870
Doug and Damien are the ATeam! Nothing was too much trouble and they conducted themselves in a highly professional manner. They installed 70+ replacement LED downlights to our home which had just been freshly painted throughout. We asked them to take extra care and to avoid fingerprint marks, or plaster damage to the ceilings. Our request was so well received by them that they agreed to wear protective white cotton gloves during the 2 days it took to complete the work. In addition they were both very respectful and lovely men to deal with, cleaning up their workspace at the end of each day. We recommend them highly to anyone looking for excellent electricians.
20 Nov 2019
lianas706
Doug arrived on time, and did a great job for a very reasonable price. He's a lovely person to deal with. I couldn't recommend him highly enough. I will definitely use him again for any electrical work.
08 Nov 2019
gracet311
Great friendly service, great price and always early or on time.
31 Oct 2019
irenag809
Doug was fantastic and thorough, easy to deal with and made useful suggestions with lighting and placement of fittings. Always friendly and even becomes a decorator/advisor. Thank you Doug and Damian
28 Oct 2019
kayeg148 from Ascot Vale
Excellent job, hardworking, turned up on time and lovely people to do business with. I had so many things to get done and Doug made the process easy always communicating with me how job was going and how long. New fans, lights and power points. Would highly recommend.
16 Sep 2019
tonyk567
Attention to detail, professional service, friendly interaction.
15 Sep 2019
jarbalix from Northcote
Glad to find the reviews here were spot on. I just emailed some photos and Doug was super prepared for the job. Efficient, professional, zero mess and reasonably priced.
11 Sep 2019
nedb908
Superior, tolerant, punctual and organised
04 Sep 2019
micheled73
Doug and Damien installed a new exhaust fan in my bathroom. It was an excellent, neat job, and they tidied up afterwards, too! I won't hesitate to call on them again if I need some electrical work done.
29 Aug 2019
DeeDub from Fitzroy North
Doug is a ripper, simple as that. Look no further for an electrician.
13 Aug 2019
billb361
Doug and Damien rewired a few hoists in my workshop they were prompt and the workmanship was at another level. they cleaned up after them selves when finished. i can not ask for much more than that.
30 Jul 2019
andrewf593
Doug and Damien completed a series of residential tasks including new lights, power outlets, fuse box, ceiling fan, external power outlet and smoke detectors. They turned up on time and nothing was too much trouble. All work was completed neatly, quickly and to a great standard. Both were very friendly and professional. Doug took the time to explain to me how he was going to complete the work and answered all my questions. Plus, he gave us great advise on where to look for light fittings. I will be using Doug for all future needs.
20 Jul 2019
davidc880
I had a commercial job in a high-end retail store and Doug was fantastic. He was on time, work completed without interrupting trading and without any mess. I highly recommend Doug for any electrical work. David
10 Jul 2019
clareb76 from Brunswick West
Doug is rare find, turns up on time, explains everything and is very through, we will use his services again
27 Jun 2019
heidif926
Doug was reliable & professional. He organised a skilled, efficient team to complete a big job on our old house in good time. We appreciated his valuable advice, courteous manner & excellent workmanship.
15 Jun 2019
narelleg858
Doug & Damian were punctual, professional & explained everything clearly. Picked up on some unsafe old electrical work & fixed them, very grateful. Doug is an experienced electrician & highly recommend their services.
14 Jun 2019
mariat769
Very impressed with Doug and crew.Went out of his way to accommodate us when we called, arrived on time, friendly manner, very professional and highly competent. Sorted our problem with no fuss and cleaned up afterwards. Certificate of electrical safety arrived soon after. highly recommend, would gladly use Melville again.
31 May 2019
jamesm634
Such a great interaction. Very helpful, great communication. Couldn't recommend more strongly
12 May 2019
carolr565
I come from a family of Sparkies... Dough was efficient, kind, clean, very professional and really worked for the best outcome for me..ie not just to 'get the job out of the way'!! Also..he was happy to look at a 'little something extra' that just needed a pro's hand to fix. So helpful, kind and thorough! I felt the cost was very reasonable.... He came three times, supplied and fitted indoor LED Fluros, and outdoor spots, and a few other bits and pieces. He also sent Compliance Certificate for work done. Very reassuring! I would HIGHLY recommend him and this business.
10 May 2019
matt-g540
We didn’t have the easiest jobs for Doug but he did all the work without any problems. Recommended
07 May 2019
noelg2
As usual, Doug responded promptly, efficiently and very effectively. He is always our first choice for electrical problems. Highly recommended.
29 Apr 2019
johns332 from Parkville
Great work by Doug. Difficult to diagnose fault in a light fitting. Fault found, fitting repaired and reinstalled.
07 Apr 2019
Anonymous
Im very pleased with the quality of work.Doug was reliable and polite. I recommend highly.
12 Jan 2019
jessey
Another great job by Doug. It was easy to organise a time that worked and Doug had the parts available when those supplied by me didn't work.
29 Dec 2018
kevinb871
Doug installed three ceiling fans, a bathroom fan, and replaced a switch with skill and efficiency. Doug is a great communicator and a knowledgeable tradesperson.
05 Dec 2018
craigc183
Cheerful, competent and prompt service from Doug.
01 Dec 2018
geoff- from Melbourne
We were very pleased with Doug's work to rewire our home and add smoke alarms and extra power outlets. He planned the outcome with how we use our home in mind and made it easy and straightforward to discuss changes and our preferences. Doug was always on time and it felt completely comfortable to have him and his team in our home. They were friendly and courteous, as quiet as reasonably possible, and tidied up after working in an area. We'll be contacting him again for future work.
22 Nov 2018
paulw49 from Pascoe Vale South
I cannot speak highly enough of Doug (and his crew) - fantastic quality, service and value! It is clear Doug takes pride it not just doing a job, but doing it really well and with great customer service. We have had Melville electrics do multiple jobs on several different houses - always impressed! Most recently, Doug did a complete re-wire of our house, fitted new mains supply and added many new light fittings, exhaust fans, smoke detectors, etc. Doug (and crew) were exceptionally professional, friendly, punctual, good at communication and always took the time to explain options in detail. The price was very fair and transparent. If only all tradies offered this level of service!!
21 Nov 2018
alif385
Doug is great to deal with, very informative and service. Thankyou!
19 Nov 2018
brenth890
I rung Doug on a Saturday morning when the power went out. He was able to come out within 90 minutes. He diagnosed the problem, went and purchased the part and installed it. He was friendly and helpful.
12 Nov 2018
laurene622
Efficient, professional and friendly service and all interactions were conducted in a very timely manner. Doug talked through options with us regarding the installation of several overhead fans, so we were comfortable with our decision. It is refreshing to find a qualified tradesman these days who does what he says he'll do, on time and at a fair price. We'll definitely use Doug again, and have already recommended him to a friend.
25 Oct 2018
markm503
Timely service and efficient work. Recommended steps we could take to save money down the track. Thanks Doug!
05 Oct 2018
nicolev200
Reliable friendly and on time. Doug is great and took the time to explain everything to me. He even looked at and solved another home electrical problem saving us money too
30 Sep 2018
davidc880
Doug is very professional to deal with. Doug was on time and completed the job in a very efficient manner. He also ensured that he cleaned up after the work was completed. I was very impressed and will use Doug again.
21 Sep 2018
marys515
Doug has done jobs for me over a number of years and I will continue to get him do any electrical work required as well as recommend him. Reliable efficient prompt and works to the highest standard and a very nice bloke! Mary
03 Aug 2018
cameronr755 from Coopers Plains
Doug is probably the best sparkie I know (and I've dealt with many). He knows it backwards and gets on with it. He's also very honest, friendly and cheerful. Would recommend him to anyone!
12 Jul 2018
jou444
Doug was very friendly and easy to deal with. We got Doug to help us install LED downlights with dimmers and exhaust fans. He was very patient and answered all my questions. We will continue using him for all our electrical needs. Thanks for doing a great job Doug!
05 Jul 2018
craigl375
Great Electrician would defiantly recommend. Doug really knows his stuff and is very easy to deal with. Prompt and efficient.
05 Jul 2018
jessey
Professional, prompt and great value, Doug is an exceptional tradesman. I highly recommend his services.
29 Jun 2018
alexp872
Engaged Doug in a job connecting three power outlets, two internal and one external weather proof. Doug was the ultimate professional. Extremely nice gentleman who was knowledgeable and informative and completed quickly the tasks, a first-rate job. I can highly recommend him. Thank you Doug.
24 Jun 2018
ernestoa from Fitzroy North
We've recently completed an upgrade to the power supply at our house, including a new mains pickup, and Doug has done a great job chasing up the old mains wiring at the front of our old Victorian, rewiring it and managing Citipower and the electrical inspector to get the job completed and certified. Really professional operator, plus a nice guy as well! Very happy with the outcome and price, and we're getting Doug back for the rest of the rewiring for the renovation at our place.
11 Jun 2018
nolae545
There are no words to express our thanks to Doug Russell and his friend, Roger, for coming to the rescue of an elderly couple's situation on a Saturday afternoon, when they had their power unexpectedly cut off. Taking the time to thoroughly fix so many elements in their home, doing everything that was required to be able to turn their electricity back on, in the safest possible way - total professionals. We appreciate the time you were prepared to take from your weekend and your family - we thank your families for sharing you with us, in order to get all the jobs done. It was a huge commitment not only for a Saturday but thank you for coming to further check and calibrate the new systems on Sunday and Monday - thorough and meticulous. My parents thank you Doug, with all their heart. I cannot thank you enough for coming to their rescue. Amazing professionalism!
09 May 2018
janiceg350
Doug came out on a public holiday because it would have been two weeks to wait otherwise and he knew we had no lights. He solved out lighting problem in a very practical way and he brought all the required fittings. Doug also noticed that the solar panels had been switched off by recent tradespeople and turned them back on. Very professional and lovely natured.
09 May 2018
paml110 from Tullamarine
Thank you so much Doug for installing our hand dryer. Doug was very professional, explined what was needed and how he would complete the job. Very Reliable.
14 Apr 2018
stephenh245
It was a pleasure to have Doug and Roger do some work for us. They are super professional, polite and efficient. Doug takes the time to explain what needs to be done and arrives when he says he will. I absolutely recommend them.
07 Apr 2018
glenb42
Doug and his team are very professional and good tradesmen. He is punctual and explains what needs to be done very thoroughly. He is also a good bloke. His prices are reasonable and I will use him again and would recommend him for any job, big or small.
14 Mar 2018
Anonymous
Great job by Doug. He is a pleasant tradesman that does a thorough job. Doug is a reliable and nothing is ever too small.
07 Jan 2018
patp453
Melville upgraded my apartment to LED lighting along with other work. Doug and Roger were polite, honest, reliable and good at their job. I would have them back any day and highly recommend them as a team.
16 Dec 2017
rodl5 from Brunswick
Doug is professional, courteous and on time. He worked with us to understand what we need and delivered a quality job. No hesitation to recommend the team at Melville Electrical for any wiring jobs around the home.
14 Dec 2017
joys109
Really happy with Melville Electrical Services. Doug and Roger were polite, friendly, punctual, and did a terrific job. Will definitely be using them again.
27 Nov 2017
07d07d0e
Doug was friendly, punctual and professional. We gave him a difficult task to make sense of some work that another electrician had done. He gave us good advice and worked competently and patiently to solve the issues. We would recommend him wholeheartedly.
08 Nov 2017
suer842
Just moved and needed help with a defective smoke alarm. No job too small for Doug. He also provided some good advice re electrics in my new place. Valued his expertise and an absolute gentleman. Sue
27 Sep 2017
timc657
This review is very late, but I just found the old flyer again and remembered how good this work was. Not cheap, but really good service and quality, well worth it. Really seemed like capable and smart work. Will definitely aim to use again whenever we next need an electrician. Thanks again!
04 Sep 2017
alkhe from Brunswick
I found Doug this morning through womo and he has just left - we just needed our TV plug thing replaced and was originally going to come tomorrow, but called back and squeezed us in today. Amazing service! He was great, really friendly, efficient, let me know when he'd arrive. Would absolutely recommend!
30 Aug 2017
ivanop
Very thorough and proffessional in assisting with finding a difficult to pinpoint fault. Good response to phoane calls and texts.
03 Aug 2017
jod67
Great service - Doug is very helpful, explains the options, does what he says he will and is well priced. I highly recommended him for electrician work.
02 Aug 2017
nicoleb488
Doug was excellent. Friendly, punctual, and very helpful when I had trouble buying the right part prior to his arrival. Well-priced too. I will not hesitate in using him again.
01 Aug 2017
Lindy from Brunswick
Firstly, Doug replies to text messages and calls as soon as he can. Does not treat women as fools and is always on time. If there is a slight variation with the appointment will give loads of notice to confirm it's OK with the customer. Polite, efficient, brilliant electrical skills and your ONLY Brunswick electrician. Well known in my street over many years has become 'our secret'. I never bother with a quote because safety & expertise is paramount, why would I bother? Job done once, job done right. 3 small jobs completed promptly on the day - we swapped a couple of light switches around on a panel for practicality, replaced a microwave globe (no way was I having a go after the YouTube video!) and checked a dud table lamp switch. A friend had left a retro lamp with me - more issues were revealed as Doug began to replace the old switch. He was completely honest re the high cost/time if my friend chose to go ahead with the work. All fully explained and demonstrated to me. Thanks Doug - always a pleasure!
09 Jul 2017
dineshc
Doug is very easy to deal with and prompt. Had an issue with my smoke detector. Called and he made time to come by the same day. Job done in next to no time. Could not recommend him highly enough.
04 Jul 2017
laurat184
Doug provides fantastic service. He's very efficient and on time and great at explaining things. He went above and beyond liaising with Citypower about our electricity upgrade. He managed numerous phone calls and kept us updated throughout the process. He also worked hard to minimise our charges from Citypower.
19 Jun 2017
muiyen
I chose Melville Electrical Services based on reviews from this website. They were one of three businesses I contacted for quotes. Doug is friendly and easy to work with. He provided me an estimate based on photos and descriptions I provided. He and Roger turned up on time, were professional with their work, checked with me on lighting positions etc. I'd definitely engage Doug again in the future, and would recommend him.
27 May 2017
sarahb98
Doug is always professional and has excellent attention to detail, checking everything thoroughly, which is a must when working with electricity! He always makes sure you are happy with the work and puts you at ease to ask questions. To top it off, he is friendly and a nice guy. Had work done twice now and prices are very reasonable. Highly recommended.
17 May 2017
davidt403
After finding this company on this site, I decided to call and see what could be done for a new lighting and GPO install in my apartment. I was not disappointed. Doug provided some quick feedback on how we could approach it, and offered to come around and take some measurements and check the requirements. After a brief estimate whilst he was travelling to another job, we gathered the requirements and over the next couple of weeks after some further refinement, ordered the parts to my requirements. He came by on time, with all the equipment necessary and completed a fantastic piece of work that is about as close to factory-original as it could be. The net result is better than I expected, at a lower price than I had expected, and completed in a no-fuss manner. Melville Electrical Services and Doug have my absolute thumbs-up and I will be recommending his services to others in my family! Highly recommended!
29 Apr 2017
emilioz
No fuss efficient service! Works cleanly and effectively. Would not hesitate in using Doug again! Value for money
11 Apr 2017
jeremyh657
I chose Doug based on these reviews, and his proximity to us in Fitzroy. He was able to help me out quickly with a faulty power point. He was on time, professional, and efficient. I would strongly recommend Doug.
08 Mar 2017
davidv16 from Maribyrnong
This is the second time we have used Doug for our electrical work. He is very reliable, professional and takes great care in his work. Highly recommended.
23 Feb 2017
kerrynw826
Always prompt service, quality work and reasonable rates! Highly recommend Doug for your electrical work
20 Feb 2017
kated434
Thank you Doug for such prompt attention and for installing my phone line so quickly and neatly, and for moving the conduit so that the cables are not exposed. I would recommend you to anyone for such a professional job, and for your invaluable advice. Thank you!
02 Feb 2017
gavinw679
Doug did a brilliant job of wiring all of the electrical, tv and data for my new house. His work was neat and everything worked fantastic. He was always punctual and tidy on site and worked in well with the other trades. I would happily have him back to do any new electrical works that might pop up.
28 Sep 2016
karen-870
Doug explained clearly what our options were with a broken item including the ramifications of doing nothing. He also fixed an outside light destroyed by storm which is perfect again. Saved us time and money by explaining what we needed to get in advance to save a second callout fee. Would absolutely use again and recommend to others.
09 Sep 2016
burned
Doug was a very nice man who seemed to knew exactly what he was doing, He was punctual, efficient and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Doug!
09 Sep 2016
ericj368
doug did a great job. they were quick, great priced and most importantly tidied up after themselves. my mrs hates when tradies come in the house and leave it a mess HAHA thanks guys will be calling you again for future jobs. thanking you eric johnstone
02 Sep 2016
nikitm from Brunswick
Reliable, trustworthy and genuine. Thank you, Doug for your extra time and care! Highly recommend!
29 Aug 2016
Anonymous
Doug discovered a problem with the wiring in our kitchen and went to quite some effort to find an answer and offer a solution. Highly recommend, give Doug a go.
28 Aug 2016
janep119
Doug installed a new exhaust fan in the bathroom. His communication was very good and he arrived exactly on time. He was very friendly, polite and helpful. He did a good job and was very clean and tidy, put down a drop sheet and cleared away all mess. Doug also gave us clear and honest advice as to what options were available given the issues presented by the existing wiring. Highly recommended.
20 Aug 2016
nola-and-chris-e
Doug was great! He came and looked at what we needed to do about our old oven and as soon as we had it delivered, he promptly came to install it. He also gave us a few tips about our future plans to renovate and install a second oven - even a few ideas that we hadn't thought of! Thanks Doug!
12 Aug 2016
scottb313
We've recently completed a major renovation to our house and Doug has done a great job with all the electrics. Pretty much a complete rewire and heaps of data points all through the house. Doug's experience and advice (and patience) really helped us with the planning and timing of works as well as the layout for the lighting, power and data. Very thorough, tidy and safe and all the fittings look great. The only thing he left for me to do is install the doorbell and as soon as I bugger that job up Doug will be the first person I call.
10 Jul 2016
chriszissis from Pascoe Vale South
Doug and Steve installed light fixtures and power points in our home. Doug also solved an issue regarging our safety switch. He also provided very good advice. The work was completed very quickly, thoroughly, and at a very reasonable price. The work was done on a Sunday, which was very convenient for us. Both Doug and Steve were very professional, polite and friendly and I would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to others. Many thanks guys!
18 Jun 2016
brianr816
We needed quite a few things done, a big job. It was great to have Doug and the team, as they were able to sort it all out in two visits. Prompt, on time, good work, I would highly recommend them.
29 Apr 2016
judithr917
Bathroom fan replacement - Doug was very prompt and reliable - ringing to let me know when he was slightly delayed. The job was done quickly and efficiently. Would be happy to call again for future repairs.
13 Apr 2016
Lindy from Brunswick
I think from memory this is Doug's 5th visit here. I needed several extra double power points installed in a particular area after an NBN installation. It's like greeting a family member now! Doug lets me know every step of the way any small issues that arise, is fastidious, efficient and totally trustworthy. Always happy to recommend to friends and neighbours. I would never bother getting a quote from another trades person, Why would I? As a single woman I am never treated in a patronizing manner as tradespeople often do. Brunswick's best kept secret!
08 Apr 2016
annas7 from Alfredton
Doug did a great job of replacing a faulty power socket at our place - he showed up on time, got the work done quickly, and the price was very competitive. Would definitely recommend
09 Mar 2016
ricl324
Doug re-did the old wiring in the front of our house all in one day. He was not only efficient, amiable and professional; he also took much care in cleaning up after himself and made sure he laid down cover sheets to ensure our carpets did not become soiled. I recommend Doug without any hesitation at all. He has done numerous other smaller electrical jobs over the last few years and we are impressed with his competitive quotes and A++ service.
07 Mar 2016
jayao
Doug was able to inspect and fix an electrical problem with power to our garage all in one visit. He arrived when he said he would and was efficient in his works. I would definitely engage his services again. Great service.
07 Mar 2016
JetCity from Essendon
Doug provided a competitive quotation for the works required at our office & performed them efficiently, with a short lead time without disruption to our daily work practices. He provided suggestions to ensure health and safety compliance in the area where the works were carried out. We were extremely pleased with the end result. Thanks Doug!
05 Dec 2015
terrys308
Came when he said he would. He is very competent, the work looked good and he cleans up after himself. He also sticks buy his quotes. I will use him again and will recommend him to others.
23 Nov 2015
genf357 from Coburg
Would definitely recommend Doug and have already booked him for my next job. 1.Turned up as booked (this is a big plus for me, so many tradies don't show) 2. Completed the work as required, meaning he had to work into the evening to ensure the work was completed. 3. I think reasonable prices although I didn't compare quotes (from my experience, I was just happy if he turned up). 4 .Polite 5. Cleaned up after himself and no mess left (another big plus). He comes highly recommended.
28 Oct 2015
devo from Strathmore
Doug performed the electrical wiring of our extension. He was friendly and reliable. Provided excellent work and was very thorough in discussing with us our options.
20 Oct 2015
amosy
Doug wired and installed a number of lights for us, hanging pendant lights and getting them the right length etc. He did a great job, we were very happy with his reliability and service.
10 Oct 2015
ladys from Strathmore Heights
I can't praise Doug highly enough. He under promised and over delivered. Would not hesitate in calling him again.
04 Sep 2015
martham533
Solved our problem quickly and efficiently. Prompt attention - appreciative of the difficulties faced if we were without power.
31 Aug 2015
rick-e
Doug was first class. As honest as day is long. Best sparky I've ever used. Highly recommend
06 Jul 2015
kelvinc2 from Balwyn North
Used Doug's services for the first time and I'm impressed. Showed up on time, took off his shoes (even if it's not OHS), and did his work quietly (with a baby in the room).
19 Jun 2015
kimd26 from Pascoe Vale South
Doug obviously takes pride in offering a total quality service - technically competent and aesthetically pleasing installations backed by excellent customer service skills (he returned phone calls, turned up on time and listened carefully to our needs before making several suggestions for improvement). He recently installed 4 double sets of normal and waterproof outlets for us and replaced a fan switch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others or to use him again.
18 Jun 2015
donnap14 from Brunswick West
We needed our oven and rangehood replaced, as well as ducting installed to remove exhaust fumes out of the house. The latter involved climbing into the roof cavity and onto the roof. Doug was prompt in supplying a quote and arrived promptly at the agreed time. He had all the materials with him and the work was completed in 3.5 hours. His work was great, oven and range works well and he was friendly and professional. He also kept me informed regarding his work and added cost (oven power point needed to be changed to support increased amps). Old appliances and packing material were places neatly outside for our disposal. The fact that he returned calls and texts and gave me an exact arrival time (and actually arrived on time) saved me a lot of hassle. Thanks, Doug!
03 Jun 2015
karlb162 from Brunswick West
Doug has been great. He's done various work for me over the last 18 months, when renovating my kitchen, and changing lights, powerpoints, removing an old built in heater. Turns up on time, seems like a genuinely good guy. Would recommend
22 May 2015
davee180
Installation of two LED outdoor lights. Very professional. Highly recommend. Turned up in a timely manner. Received CoES in the mail....It has been a long time since an electrician has provided me with one of these
20 May 2015
georgek270
Ordered different types of pumps. Chose Melville electric services because their prices were very competitive and they stock the full ducting range unlike other suppliers. The products I had ordered arrived in double quick time. Very good experience and would definitely recommend to others.
20 May 2015
brock-g
This company offers great customer service and I’m very pleased with the experience. The products that I had ordered were delivered exactly on time. I strongly recommend Melville electrical services for purchasing any electrical items.
28 Apr 2015
kirstinc9
Doug was a reliable tradesman that confirmed his arrival time and estimated duration of work. It was great to have someone that was willing to do larger and smaller electrical work. The work completed was of a high standard and reasonable priced. Doug cleaned up his work space after completing the job. We are really pleased with the work which was completed by Melville Electrical Services.
28 Apr 2015
philippag621
Doug is in an elite category. He is punctual, efficient, does excellent work and his charges are more than reasonable. To top it off he is a really lovely man who is great to chat with (no charge!) and he will give frank advice on changes that could be made to improve efficiency in your home and thus reduce bills and environmental impact.
12 Mar 2015
lunarchik from Brunswick
We've had Doug complete many jobs for us over the last few years, and he is always on time, polite, friendly, and does a great job every time. Highly recommend.
31 Jan 2015
davidv16 from Maribyrnong
Doug replaced a faulty ceiling fan for us. His communication was great and we were very happy with his reliability and service.
31 Jan 2015
Anonymous from East Melbourne
Doug was extremely flexible and worked out a creative solution when a problem was encountered. He cleaned up after his work and was very tidy, neat and personable.
08 Jan 2015
Anonymous from Moonee Ponds
Doug wired and hung a number of new lights for us and put in some new power points. He did a great job, hanging pendant lights and getting them the right length etc is a bit fiddly. He was extremely accommodating, he managed to fit us in even though he was very busy. He gave us great advice and was very punctual and reliable. I would recommend him to anyone for any job and we will definitely be using him for future work. Andrew
06 Jan 2015
Anonymous from Pascoe Vale South
Doug wired and installed multiple lights and general purpose outlets. I was extremely happy with Doug's work and professionalism. His communication and punctuality were excellent, he is friendly and offers helpful advice. I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Melville Electrical Services!! Paul
29 Dec 2014
lesleyw4 from Brunswick West
Doug is accommodating, reasonable and takes care. This was the second time I've got him in, and this time it was to do some fairly minor works - although just as well to have someone who knows what to look for when drilling holes in the wall! I am grateful he would undertake the work.
10 Nov 2014
libbyh4 from Moonee Ponds
We had Doug in recently to fix some problematic down lights. He was very accommodating in fitting in around our busy schedule, arrived when he said he would and we are very pleased with the results. Would be very happy to recommend him and will definitely be using him for future electrical needs.
08 Nov 2014
Anonymous from Brunswick
Doug has just left our apartment after having installed a couple of ceiling fans, changes some lights and put in some power points. He completed the tasks quickly and effectively. What's more, he seems like a very reasonable guy and I would happily recommend him to others needing electrical work done. Good job!
23 Oct 2014
jeanines from Brunswick West
Doug installed 2 ceiling fans and changed the hard wired controller for the AC. One of the fans had a difficult wiring problem but it didn't faze Doug he installed both fans without a worry! Great "sparky" nice guy. Thanks Doug
15 Oct 2014
stuartm18
We needed a couple of small jobs done. New PowerPoint, sensor light and a light switch. Doug was professional and easy to deal with.
14 Oct 2014
handkp from East Melbourne
Doug has performed all the electrical work for our apartment renovations over several years. That's because he is fantastic to work with - skilled and meticulous in his work, prompt, reliable and helpful. You couldn't do better
14 Oct 2014
colinm20
doug went out of his way to help me in a very difficult situation. cant thank him enough. definatley recommend
23 Sep 2014
noelg2
Very prompt, friendly and competent service, performed efficiently and effectively. Will be happy to employ again.
14 Sep 2014
Fortem from Fairfield
I called Melville Electrical in the hope of getting some halogens replaced with new transformers and led's. Doug came out a few days later and he did a very quick and thorough job. He was punctual, efficient and friendly and would be my electrician of choice for any future work. He even gave me some advice on some other work I was doing around the house. I also had a table lamp that wasn't working properly that I wanted him to fix. It was actually a problem with the power board which Doug immediately identified. Excellent work!
05 Aug 2014
Anonymous from Essendon
Melville Electrical Services assisted us in our office relocation & renovation. Doug was both punctual & efficient, just as he was when we engaged his services previously. He is always happy to offer his advice or make suggestions to benefit us long term & economically. The results of his work speak for themselves & we are extremely pleased with the quality of his workmanship. We would highly reccommend his services & not hesitate to welcome him back for any future works.
14 Jun 2014
anneh22 from Brunswick West
Doug Russell was the most punctual tradesperson I've met, polite, informative, didn't talk down to me (as a woman, a lot of tradesfolk do), efficient, and extremely reasonable with his fees. He has my business permanently.
04 May 2014
FWH24 from Brunswick West
Doug installed a replacement light / fan combination in my toilet, the sort of small job that it can be difficult to get someone to do. The job ended up being a little more complex than I had thought due to problems with a lack of an earth supply to my old fitting. Doug was excellent in explaining what was required to be compliant with regulations and very accommodating in immediately undertaking what was needed. I highly recommend Melville Electrical, Doug was a pleasure to deal with, helpful, arrived on time and undertook the work in a professional and diligent manner. His pricing was more than reasonable and given his quality approach to safety and workmanship I think the cost was quite cheap for the peace of mind I have from the job being done properly. Doug will be my first point of call for any future electrical work.
20 Mar 2014
marcusd1 from Kensington
multiple ceiling lights installed in two separate properties. Also smoke alarm installation and earthing of ceiling lights and fans in one of those properties.
18 Jan 2014
mikeh30 from Kensington
Professional, friendly & reliable. Highly recommend. Doug turned up when he said he would, was very organised and methodical in dealing with our various electrical jobs ( timer switch install, ceiling fan fix, outside light installed.)
02 Jan 2014
Lindy from Brunswick
I have had Doug back 3 times since my last review, for three different issues. Firstly, he installed a trip switch to my terrace. Obviously a lengthy process, Doug texted the night prior to confirm the time, and as usual was on time. He worked solidly to have everything safely installed, explaining all steps throughout the process. Doug on the next occasion installed spot lighting (8 sep locations) throughout my house. Fiddly and time consuming, no complaints, just hard work! A neat tidy job again. Recently I had that horrible burning electrical smell from a wall panel of 3 light switches. Doug was very flexible and fitted me in to his busy Saturday schedule at 7am to replace the panel, and remove the culprit, an offending dimmer switch (that was not needed with the new spot lighting). Doug's constant concern for safety, explaining everything fully, reliability with communication and appointment times, makes him the professional that he is. This is the trifecta for him to be undoubtedly your ONLY electrician.
13 Nov 2013
rodl5 from Brunswick
Doug performed all the electrical work on our major renovation/extension. He always communicated well and worked in with our plans to get things done on time. He helped us choose the right lights for our house and provided good advice on all electrical requirements. He worked quickly, efficiently and was very clean. More than happy to recommend Melville Electrical Services for any job big or small.
09 Sep 2013
Agil from Glenroy
Doug quoted to install two new power points as well as a free-standing electric induction cooker in my home. It was quite a big job, far bigger than I'd anticipated before I bought the stove. Doug's quote was very competitive and his approach was clear and professional. He worked incredibly hard to get the job done in the quoted timeframe and made sure I understood the process. I was extremely happy with the work done and will definitely be going back to Doug for future electrical work.
26 Aug 2013
michaelp35 from Pascoe Vale South
Had to get a new oven installed in our rental property. Melville Electrics had to cut a larger slot and discovered and informed that the previous wiring was not up to standard - which gave us peace of mind for us and our tentants. Also advised that we should move the gas lines as OH&S issues were likely with the slighter larger sized oven being installed. Great service but also a strong view on safety. Great to have the peace of mind that the job was done right and completed on time.
22 Jul 2013
davidb68 from Moreland
Installed Exhaust fan in bathroom. Rectified Art Deco power points which had been messed up by original electrician. It was a fiddly job fixing up the power points which took extra time. Doug patiently completed the work to finally complete my bathroom renovation.
17 Jul 2013
justint2 from Coburg
We have used Melville Electrical services on a number of occasions for the installation of new lights, isolating power from old heaters, dimmers etc. Doug is very professional and safety focused. I recommend using them. The approximate cost was for our last work package - remove two pendant lights, replace with new ones, install two dimmer switches which included provision of the dimmers.
15 Jul 2013
susies6 from Kensington
Doug did all the electrical work for our renovation - kitchen, living area, laundry and bathroom. He dealt with all changes to the plans without any fuss, worked incredibly hard (including on weekends and public holidays), took great care of our house and was always polite and helpful. We would recommend him without hesitation.
01 Jun 2013
margueriter7 from Attwood
I've had Doug 3 times now. He's done electrical work for renovations, electricity to new water tanks and come in to repair a faulty ceiling fan and an exhaust fan. He is punctual, efficient, pleasant, trustworthy and lower in price than some other electricians I have had. For my exhaust fan, he brought a spare one which saved me time and extra cost for him coming back a second time.
25 May 2013
Lindy from Brunswick
Doug phoned promptly after my first contact via this page. He even phoned after the chaos of returning from holidays when we were to catch up. He clearly keeps an organised diary which is obvious! Doug arrived right on time to remove 4 existing light fittings with 4 new Victorian pendant fittings. I did not realise it would necessitate Doug needing to crawl around in the ceiling over the hallway and two rooms. Considering there were books/papers and the usual tax chaos everywhere, Doug deserves a gold star to have worked so efficiently with multiple obstacles! His experiences shows, I have already recommended him to several friends and I am delighted to have him return in the near future to install other new lighting and a trip switch.
14 May 2013
Anonymous from Essendon
Doug re-wired & re-configured electrical works in our office. He attended with a short lead time & was able to meet all of our requests, including any changes that came about as works progressed. He was very professional & his work was of a very high standard. His price was extremely competitive. We would have no hesitation in engaging his services again and recommending him to others.
29 Apr 2013
Anonymous from Brunswick West
Doug was able to fit me in at very short notice to install and replace five pendant lights in preparation for a party the following weekend. Doug remained good natured throughout even though the nature of the lights meant that the job was time consuming. He also took the time to explain other work we should consider having done at a future point in time and was happy to provide a detailed quotation for that work.
23 Apr 2013
Anonymous from Brunswick
Douglas removed under cupboard lights in my kitchen and installed LED lighting in this area. He also reworked the electrics to accommodated a much larger wall oven. The work was completed promptly and with safety a top priority. I would not hesitate to use Doug again, nor I would I hesitate in recommending him to others.
22 Apr 2013
Pokka1 from Brunswick West
I've used Doug's electrical service at our business for various jobs over the last couple of years, and have always found him to be punctual, and a good bloke who takes pride in his work, It was when he completely rewired my old terrace home (which is an absolute nightmare of a job) I realised how excellent Doug's service was, he worked with me to achieve the best possible outcome for my expectations and budget, and put himself out to work on the house just days after Christmas. I am extremely happy with the end result and would definitely recommend his service to others.
29 Mar 2013
Anonymous from Brunswick
I read the reviews here before I called Doug and I wanted to agree with all the reviewers who appreciated Doug's great customer service and electrical services. He let me know exactly when he could make it and although the job wasn't urgent he came as soon as he could. He fixed our switches in a jiffy and picked up on something else that could have been an issue (but he certainly wasn't pushy about fixing this).
30 Nov 2012
Anonymous from Brunswick West
In October I had just a couple of power points put in and a check on a light switch; it had to be done urgently, so was fitted in on the day I called. Everything went perfectly, I was very happy with the work, the clean up and the exceptional service.
14 Nov 2012
Anonymous from Coburg
We had some electrical rewiring done which included some tricky replacement of very old rubber coated wiring. In addition Doug installed two sensor lights. We have used Doug's services before and have recommended him to others. Doug is always prompt and efficient!
29 May 2012
leannea5 from Brunswick
We had a number of power points moved and new downlights put in. Doug was very professional and polite. He came at the time he said he would, was careful and respectful of our property and did a great job. He came back on another day to fix a minor thing and did not charge us for his time. I highly recommend him. We are very happy
15 May 2012
ShealsinStKilda from St Kilda
Doug is now my electrician of choice. He is honest, professional and looks at your issue in context of what you're trying to achieve, not just the job in isolation. He takes the time to listen so he can give you the most efficient advice for your situation. He is very experienced, skilled and leaves the place clean and is proud of his work. Doug added a new tastic, added safety switches and a new mains connected smoke detector. I have already recommended him to other tradies working on my house.
02 May 2012
philg4 from Brunswick West
This business was one of only two who replied to my initial messages left with about six local electricians. The other one gave me an email address to send them a list of the jobs to be done, to which I had no reply. By contrast, Melville Electrical Services replied the next day and came over within a week to inspect the works to be done. This provided me a chance to discuss the options available to me for the works that needed immediate completion but also works that could be done for future use (expansion and upgrade of circuit board to allow for later electrical installations). Doug was very patient and happy to explain all possibilities and these were done so very simply and clearly. The quote was supplied within two working days. Works were able to be done within the next week. Doug was punctual and efficient and professional in his approach to his work and tidied up as much as possible. These works passed the follow-up tests by the electrical inspector, who also commented on the high quality of this company's work. I highly recommend this company for their quality of work, willingness to discuss and explain all possible options, promptness with quotes and professional manner whilst undertaking works.
01 Apr 2012
juliem52 from St Kilda East
Doug had to put in a new power point and then updated the fuse box. He was punctual, polite and efficient. I now consider him to be my electrician.
14 Mar 2012
maryc26 from Brunswick
electrical work done (adjustment & re set) to faulty sensor light & checking for power leak & checking circuit breaker & confirming it was working
12 Jan 2012
sandral9 from Lower Plenty
I recently contacted Melville Electrical Services to have some ceiling fans installed as the electrician I have used in the past was away on holiday. I found Doug to be very punctual, polite, and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and if I need to have any electrical work done again in the future, I would certainly contact him.
07 Jan 2012
clairem12 from Pascoe Vale
I needed two light fittings installed the week before christmas. Doug was on time and professional with the installation. He made suggestions on how the light fittings would work best in the area and took the time to ensure I was totally happy with where each of the 8 lamps was shining. I would recommend Doug to anyone!
13 Dec 2011
josht1 from Meadow Heights
We contacted Doug to install 4 ceiling fans, change a light fitting, insert x3 double general purpose outlets, an outdoor outlet, replace a switch board and conduct a safety check, plus a few other additional things. We found Doug to be honest, genuine, reliable and friendly. This was a big job and was completed over 2 days, Doug was punctual both days. We had Doug come and give us a quote beforehand and found him to be competive with his prices. Overall extremely happy with Doug's work and would highly recommend him to anyone needing an electrian.
11 Nov 2011
mpa_32 from Reservoir
I found Doug via this website (so thankful I did!!!) - and have already started to recommend him to others. Doug is very professional. He came out to give us a quote prior to the commencement of the work (power to outdoor shed, and internal power switches), and clearly explained what options were possible. He even gave a courtesy call to advise he was held up from his previous commitment. He is very experienced and takes great pride in his work. The cost of the completed work was exactly as quoted. I was so impressed with his work, I have now requested he return to fit ceiling fans. Thank you Doug! Definitely recommend to others.
07 Nov 2011
dianb from Coburg
Had new LED lights installed. Arrived exactly date and time arranged on both occasions (Much appreciated!!) Obtained extra parts needed for me. Very pleasant manner, explained everything well, left all in order. I will certainly recommend to my friends.
26 Oct 2011
stephenj4 from Kensington
We asked Doug to install new light fittings, remove an old security system, install or move power points and conduct a full safety check. Doug was punctual, organised and kept us fully informed. He brought his job in within his quote. We were very satisfied with the standard of his work. He is a very professional and personable electrician, and we are happy to recommend him to others.
19 Sep 2011
leislg from Carlton North
Doug the electrician came around and changed over all of our old lights for new compact fluorescents. He was prompt, friendly, organised (he had mailed us a quote before hand after we had rung to ask him about it), and did the job well, double checking everything as he went. We are very impressed with his friendly attitude and expertise. I would happily recommend him.
19 Sep 2011
Anonymous from Collingwood
Office electrical work. Doug is reliable, efficient and has a great, easy-going nature. Attentive to detail and quality of work. Happy to recommend.
17 Sep 2011
stephaniem10 from Moonee Ponds
Doug installed replacement light fittings; electrical outlets etc for me over the course of the last few years. He is courteous, professional, pleasant and always punctual. I highly recommend him
09 Sep 2011
cathyc7 from Moonee Ponds
We had our new renovation wired, lighting, electrical etc. Doug was very reliable, charged appropriately for work completed, did not charge for his own breaks etc. Most importantly he came when he said he would, cleaned up after wards and called if he happened to be held up! A quality not found in many trades these days. He is friendly and always gives sound advice about any questions asked of him.
07 Sep 2011
Anonymous from Carlton
Major electrical works for kitchen renovation, followed up by minor inquiries and works. Doug always turned up on time and was friendly and honest with his advice - much appreciated.
06 Sep 2011
lunarchik from Brunswick
Doug installed 6 light fittings, a two-way switch, and a new powerpoint for us. He was extremely professional, friendly, punctual (how amazing to have someone turn up EXACTLY when they say they will!!!), and well priced. Highly recommended - thanks for the great job Doug!
29 Aug 2011
alban from Brunswick West
Words can't describe when you call a tradesman and they turn up to do the job for you, no matter how small the job is, it's nice to see they can help. That's what I found with Melville Electrical Services, Doug is honest, and professional in the services he has provided. I would not hesitate to highly recommend the service to anyone.
27 Aug 2011
gillianm3 from Brunswick
I have used Melville Electrical Services on a number of occasions and have been extremely happy with the results. On a personal basis I have found Doug very respective to my requirements and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who is seeking electrical work within their home. Doug always worked within my schedule and was always punctual, polite, thoughtful in offering constructive advice, neat and tidy and affordable.
24 Aug 2011
naomis12 from Moonee Ponds
Doug moved a light switch, installed 2 pendant lights, a Tastic fan and a heated towel rail. Doug was punctual, professional, knowlegable and had great customer focus at all times. Overall, I am extremely happy with the work that was undertaken and would not hesitate to use this service again. This is a highly recommended service provider.
23 Aug 2011
jesst2 from Essendon
I have used Doug several times now and have always found him to be efficient and friendly. He ALWAYS turns up when he says he will and on time. His quotes have always been competitive, his work has always been of a high quality and he takes the time to explain what needs to be done and why. I would not hesitate to recommend Melville Electrical Services, in fact several of my friends are now clients too!
22 Aug 2011
leanne7 from Brunswick West
INSTALLED 3 CEILING FANS Very happy with the work done, showed up on time, very trustworthy. Would recommend to anyone.
01 Aug 2011
robyna3 from Coburg
wiring and installation of 12 double general purpose outlets work carried out in an very timely and professional manner extremely happy with recommendations received and work completed
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