Lighting Installation reviews in Boston

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The guys were incredibly prompt and efficient in doing the work. They arrived on time every single day, and worked long hours each day until the work was completed.
We could not be happier with the quality of the work and the excellent price to have all this work done.
We are so impressed, that we are actually using this company for other jobs around the house, including painting a ceiling that is in a state of disrepair (an on-going project).
- Nicholas B.
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I was very happy with their work and liked the fact that they let me do some prep work myself, saving me a lot on the cost of the project (I dug the trench for the new line from the house, removed an old fixture, and did some prep work for installing exterior lights). I also liked the fact that
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was upfront about the hourly charge for her labor. She was very good to work with and helped me understand the options available, so I could make an informed choice about what to do. Her advice was excellent and I'm very happy with the end result. I would highly recommend
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- Simone P.
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Shortly after my first tenants moved in, I found that the bells to the upstairs and downstairs apartments were not working properly. I went to my, by now indispensable source, Angie's list, and found that
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was highly rated. I called him to arrange for work on 1-13-2012. He was responsive, prompt and professional in his dealings with me.

While he was working on the bells, I showed him some work in the basement: to tie all lights to one switch, that had not been finished by my previous contractors (unfortunately not found in Angie's List before I was a member). He and his colleague carefully threaded the wires between the ceiling and the floor and tied them to the switch.
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pointed out that the previous contractors had not properly grounded the switch and the box was melting. He corrected this.

I was exceedingly pleased with his work, the lighting worked perfectly, making my basement a much more inviting space, and his charge, for the time and effort he put in was more than reasonable.

I have been delighted with the work
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has done and would, without hesitation or reservation, call upon him in the future. I highly recommend him and his team to other Angie's list members.
- Evan M.
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We heard about
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through a neighbor. They hired him to remodel a bedroom closet and a coat closet. The work wasn't great, but it was a closet and they had requested a low-cost solution. In all fairness, they got what they paid for.
We were sorely in need of storage in our unit, so I asked them if they thought he had the skill to handle larger projects and remodeling. They said they had seen some work he did across the street and that it was "amazing" "really beautiful" "very high quality." Plus, I could see their built-ins and kitchen through their window and it did look great.

When I met
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I liked him immediately. He was confident, apparently knowledgable, and said he could do anything we wanted and at any level of quality. He promised the moon and made sure he let me know how much his faith means to him. And, what can I say? After that conversation he had my full trust. In fact, it is
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's ability to instill trust in his clients and his general likeability that make people forgive his transgressions again and again. Disappointment is a tough pill to swallow, especially in someone you believe in.

What were
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's transgressions and flaws? Let me give you a rundown. This is only a partial list:

-His workers are, for the most part, unskilled, and unsupervised.
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has one skilled painter, but unfortunately, he is never able to see a job through from beginning to end because has too many projects at once.
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should have this guy train and supervise all paint jobs, but instead the guys fly from project to project not really knowing what they are doing and, I got the impression, to busy to keep track of what they are doing.
-They don't clean up their messes.
-They don't use drop cloths or make any effort to protect your belongings. They damaged our bed, left paint splatter on our belongings, left a smudge of wood putty on a vintage dress my daughter has not yet had a
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to wear, and left our clothes covered in drywall dust after failing to remove them the closet they were working on.
-They are great at starting, but lousy at seeing a project through to completion in a timely manner. We would be told work would begin on Monday, the guy would show up, stay for an hour and then get called away to another job, not to return for days or weeks.
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doesn't take notes after the initial drawing up of the contract. So, he will agree to do this or that, and then forget about it.
-They use plywood instead of solid wood, though in your contract it states simply that he uses "wood."
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will tell you that everything is made of plywood nowadays. That is not true. We commissioned a built-in in our master bedroom, which was supposed to look like a piece of furniture. They constructed it completely of plywood and it looks like it is constructed of plywood.
-They use cheap materials, regardless of how much you pay them.
-They are not skilled painters. They do not smooth, repair, or clear walls of nails or tape or other foreign objects before painting them. They don't use painter's tape, so the lines between ceiling and wall are squiggly. I can still see shadows of the old paint on our ceiling. I requested another coat. They agreed, but never followed up.
-They did a sloppy job closing up our walls after doing electrical work and the scars and imperfections are still visible.
-Every concession they make for you, even when it comes to fixing their screw-ups, will be dredged up and rubbed in your face at every opportunity.
-
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will tell you that he has never heard such complaints from any of his other clients. It isn't him, it's you.
-I have spoken to some of his other clients and trust me, it isn't just you.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg. It was all far, far worse than it sounds.

In short, we paid $9,000 for two plywood built-ins, some minor electrical work, the painting of two small rooms. The work was consistently sloppy, unprofessional and riddled with delays. Our belongings and our premises were damaged in the process. The project remains unfinished.

don't HIRE
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DO USE ANGIE'S LIST TO FIND A COMPETENT CONTRACTOR.

DO CHECK REFERENCES AND don't TAKE ANYTHING AT FACE VALUE.

DO YOUR RESEARCH.

don't HIRE ONE COMPANY TO DO ALL YOUR WORK. COMMISSION SMALLER JOBS TO GIVE THE COMPANY A
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TO PROVE THEMSELVES. IF THEY FAIL ON THE SMALL STUFF, MOVE ON. don't WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THEM.

DO NOT PAY FOR THE WHOLE JOB IN ADVANCE. PAY SMALL INCREMENTS IN ADVANCE.

BE CLEAR ABOUT QUALITY OF THE RAW MATERIALS AND HARDWARE YOU EXPECT AND FOLLOW UP.

ASSUME THAT ALL CONTRACTORS ARE BEARS WITH THUMBS AND POWER TOOLS. UNTIL THEY EARN YOUR TRUST DO NOT LEAVE THEM TO THEIR OWN DEVICES.

NEVER HIRE A MAN TO DO A MAN'S JOB. CONSIDER HIRING A WOMAN OR AT LEAST A MAN WITH A BACKGROUND IN INTERIOR DESIGN.

HIRE A CABINETMAKER INSTEAD OF A GENERAL CONTRACTOR.

WHEN SOMEONE TELLS YOU EVERYTHING IS MADE OF PLYWOOD, don't BELIEVE IT. A QUALITY CONTRACTOR AND/OR CABINETMAKER WILL USE QUALITY MATERIALS.
- Jeanne S.
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I am very satisfied with his work. It was completed in a professional manner, and in a relatively short time. He was helped by
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. Both were very pleasant and easy to talk to. They cleaned up at the end, so I had no more to do than sit back and enjoy their work. I plan on using his service again when the need arises.
- Robert J M.
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's pricing estimate was fair being in the same ballpark as all other estimates. He reviewed the lighting plan and made a useful suggestion that added one more light in a kitchen area that improved the light output significantly. He showed up to perform the job when he said he would. He did the work as he said he would. The only change was a small amount of additional work due to a necessary ground for a low voltage light that he warned me may be the case far in advance. He performed the additional work as described at a fair price. The job came in at the budget agreed in the time agreed, no surprises, no mishaps.
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and his crew were a pleasure to work with. All involved were very professional and polite. I would recommend him and use him again without hesitation
- Joseph R.
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I chose
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Electric from Angie's list based on two main criteria. First, this company was very well reviewed (with a handful of exceptions mostly dealing with availability on the phone). Also, they are located in Boston proper, which was important to me. My condo is in the North End so I often have problems with visitors, deliveries and vendors because it can be a real challenge to find parking in the area. By chosing a company based in the city I was hoping to deal with someone who knew that it is hard to find parking and would not complain about it. I emailed
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and other companies with a description of the job and asked for an estimate.
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provided the lowest estimate and I followed up with him by email to schedule a time for him to come and do the job. We were able to work out the details of the appointment over a couple of emails. I nevertheless wanted to speak with him over the phone. This was the least pleasant part of the experience. It took us two days playing phone tag to eventually be able to talk. I have to say, though, part of the problem was me since it is often hard to get a hold of me by phone. When we got to talk, though,
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was very coreous and professional. He explained in detail what would be involved and answered all my questions in a very professional manner. We confirmed the appointment over the phone and he gave me a 30 minute time window for his arrival the following morning. He arrived on time and got to work immediately with his partners. They covered the surfaces that could get dirty or damaged during their work, finished in one hour less than they had estimated and cleaed up very thoroughly after themselves. The job was done impecably and exactly as I had requested. The best thing, since the job turned out to be more
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than he had anticipated he charged me about $100 less than he had estimated!!! I was so satisfied I would have been happy to pay him more. Bonus
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point: I never heard a single complaint about parking or how hard it is to do jobs inside the city. If I ever need any electrical job in the future I know exactly who I will be calling.
- Amy C.
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Company was very good at getting back to me about when he could come out for the job. He was here on time. He noticed a few things about the project which nobody else had noticed yet. My experience was good but I thought his quote was two times of what it should be. I will probably not contact him in the future for a quote.
- Patricia S.
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We renovated our kitchen which was ~ 80 years old.
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replaced all the old wiring in the kitchen, added new sockets, lighting fixtures, wired our appliances, wired the new heating system and upgraded our 100 amp service to 200 amp.
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did an excellent job, he was neat and professional. He finished the work in a timely manner. He responded to my phone calls promptly and was easy to deal with. I would use him again and recommend his services.
- Scott M.
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They were actually amazing. His crew is reliable, on time, easy to get a hold of, and they are detail oriented. I am very comfortable using this company. If we were to remodel our home again we would definitely use him again. He made sure we knew everything that was going on with our project. I had a vision of what I want and he exceeded our expectations. At the very end of the work, they send someone to clean twice. This is what it means to follow up on a project. I always try to recommend this company to my friends.
- Sherry H.
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All Lighting Companies in Boston, MA

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1 HandyTech Co.

35 Elm St
Stoughton, MA

1HandyTech Corp.

35 Elm St
Stoughton, MA

1st Choice Home Improvements

95 Warren Street West
Raynham, MA

3D Auto Works Inc

One Industrial Dr
Hudson, NH

A & B LUMBER CO INC

129 SHEEP DAVIS RD
Suncook, NH

A & D Electric

575 Washington Ave
Chelsea, MA

A & S Electric, Inc.

4 Shadowbrook Ln Apt 30
Milford, MA

A Christian Electrician Electrical Services LLC

157 Meaderboro Rd
Farmington, NH

A D COLA LIGHTING

86 WORCESTER RD
Natick, MA

A-1 Dependable Electric

10 Farwell Ave
Hyde Park, MA

A2Z Renovations LLC

25 Narragansett Blvd
Portsmouth, RI

AA Contracting

83 Desoto Rd
West Roxbury, MA

ABC ELECTRICAL CO

17 CHESTNUT AVE
Jamaica Plain, MA

ABLE ELECTRICAL CO

PO BOX 633
Atkinson, NH

ACCESS CONNECTIONS

PO Box 2426
Littleton, MA

ACG ELECTRIC, ALARM & SECURITY LLC

43 Pemberton Road
Nashua, NH

ACH Construction Inc

136 Parker St.
Maynard, MA

ACORN TREE & LANDSCAPING INC

513 CODMAN HILL RD
Boxborough, MA
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