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Based on the Angie's List reviews,
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seemed like a solid choice, so I assume that they have done good work in the past. Personally, I am very frustrated by lack of follow through, punctuality, and professionalism that I have been shown. When I called to discuss the scope of work and pricing I got what sounded like a young girl/woman who was very quick to get off the phone. The technician I spoke with seemed ill-informed and ill-equipped for the job I had scheduled. Here is my story; choose to do with it what you will:
I try to be fair in my reviews and leave emotion out of it. Objectively,
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failed me today. I rearranged my entire schedule and took the day off of work, because they do not work weekends. I was told my appointment was scheduled for mid-morning, so by 12:10pm I called to figure out where the tech was. No one answered the phone (they rarely do - throughout the entire process it was really hard to reach anyone by phone to have a meaningful conversation) so I sent an email asking for an ETA. I received an immediate response that the tech was running late on his first job. [A well run business should preemptively send notice that the tech is running late.] There was some back and forth emailing and generally,
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seemed to show little concern for my time or the inconvenience this created. I finally received a call from the tech at 3:00pm telling me he is on his way from Loudoun (I live in DC). The tech explained that the previous job had not been properly explained to him, which is why it took so long. I asked if he was aware of the scope of my job and his reply was something along the lines of, "umm, something to do with cables." Yikes. I explained the job in detail to him and he said this was something he has never done before. After that, I told the tech not to show up.

- Kelly R.

Arrived on time, got right to work. They are professionally expert and personally friendly, and determined to provide excellent service. They are proud of their good work. The same company did a larger job for us about eight years ago and we were equally delighted then with their performance, in every respect.
If you are a homeowner looking for a reliable, expert electrician for repairs or a new installation, call
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. They are outstanding.
- Michele B.

We scheduled the service call for 11am. A little before 11 they called to let me know that the current job was running late so they wouldn't make it on time. We rescheduled to 7:30 that same night.
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arrived on time and promptly went to work. They tackled the problem effectively and left us with a working ceiling fan and light. Both were professional and polite throughout. We will definitely use them again.
- Jason R.

The two electricians - one experienced and the other newer to the job - were friendly and communicated well. All of the work they completed was done well, and where they inadvertently caused a seemingly unrelated light switch to stop working,
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sent out a repair technician to fix the issue free of charge on 8/20. There were a few negatives however. The guys showed up after the original appointment window, though they did call within the window to explain that they were running late.
They needed to cut drywall to run wiring, which I expected. But they didn't save the drywall cutouts to be able to use them to patch the holes, so I needed to go buy drywall and cut patches myself. Overall cleanup was mediocre at best, though because of the late start, it was then 6:30pm and I was indicating that I wanted them to finish up quickly.
The biggest issue for me was their preparation. Even though I explained on the phone when setting up the appointment that I wanted to run electricity to the backyard and wanted three outlet boxes installed, the guys did not have the necessary materials with them and went to go buy them at Home Depot while they were on the clock, charging me for the hour-plus that they were gone. I would have preferred that they arrived with the necessary materials or that they wouldn't have charged me for the supply run. I think it was due to the company not wanting to make a separate inspection visit, and while I do appreciate not having to be home for two separate visits, I wish that they would have had a better system for making sure they had the necessary supplies when they arrived.
- Victor R.

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did an excellent, efficient, and professional job. I needed to convert several outlets from 2-prong non-grounded to 3-prong grounded outlets. He quickly did the job and corrected poor workmanship on other outlets. He also took the time to troubleshoot a light fixture and explain possible solutions to the problem.
All around excellent dependable and honest work from
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. I'll use
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Electrical again.
- Andrew K.

Fast, prompt and informative service. Electrician took the time not only to explain why something wasn't working, but how he was fixing it. He arrived exactly on time and resolved all issues quickly and professionally. I would absolutely use
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- Dan S.

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, the electrician from
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was wonderful. I will never use anyone else again from
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He analyzed the problem with connections outside and fixed the cable and two electric outlets. I had been told there were real problems and it would take considerable time to fix as there were damaged wires due to rodent issues. (Why would an animal chew electrical wires and get electrocuted?) He looked and said there were no rodent issues. Another electrician told me my low light/fan levels on a ceiling fan/light meant it needed to be replaced. He found that the dimmer switch was malfunctioning and he fixed it in a nanosecond. I took the new fixture back and saved over $200.
- Anne S.

The electrician was on time and did the work efficiently. I had some questions about how the wiring worked, and he helpfully answered my questions. It was a pretty straightforward job and everything was smooth from start to finish. I bought my own smoke alarm/CO detector, so I paid only for labor. I am very happy with the services performed.
- Yoonmee C.

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's had some scheduling difficulties, so after a no-show, they rescheduled to stop by my condo "after noon" on the next Wednesday.
I asked for their "smartest electrician" because the switch box was a Gordian Knot of wires that had been tangled by the previous condo owner.
An electrician named
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arrived, quickly identified the problem, and in a jiffy rewired the 3-gang switch box so that my kitchen lights worked perfectly. He was smart, experienced, highly-professional and knowledgeable. I was ecstatic to finally get the lights working right.
Be patient and persistent with
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's to be sure they get your phone, address and appt time correct; it's well worth the effort to get a top-notch electrician on the job.
- John P.

One thing I do not understand about electricians (all I have encountered so far) is they rely on the client to purchase the parts needed, even when the client does not have the technical knowledge to purchase the correct parts.
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and a colleague (with a
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British accent) came for two relatively
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electrical items, but I was informed that they couldn't install the dimmer in the bathroom because I hadn't purchased the dimmer switch in advance. I hadn't realized this was expected of me.
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recommended that I go to Home Depot to purchase the dimmer switch because prices there are significantly less expensive than at the neighborhood hardware store. I went to Home Depot - where the aisle with dimmers, swtiches, plates, etc. is a hot mess, a jumble with items in the wrong place and tons of missing stock - and couldn't find the kind of dimmer switch I wanted. I texted
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a photo of the best dimmer switch I could find and he immediately texted back that this would work. When he came for our next appointment, I informed
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this really wasn't the dimmer I wanted. In my opinion,
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WENT ABOVE THE CALL OF DUTY BY WALKING WITH ME SEVERAL BLOCKS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY TO THE LOCAL HARDWARE STORE AND CONFIRMING THAT THE KIND OF DIMMER I WANTED (which this store, unlike Home Depot, had in stock) WOULD WORK. I was a much happier customer having the kind of dimmer I wanted installed, and I appreciate that
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was willing to go the extra mile (literally and figuratively) to make this happen.
Post Script: I decided to install a dimmer in my bathroom because I had read in books about energy efficiency that this is a cost-saving measure. However, after the dimmer was installed, my bathroom was too dark when the dimmer switch was up as high as it could go. I asked
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about this, and he advised me to change out the bulbs with brighter bulbs. This worked. I learned through some follow up research that it's normal to
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brightness with dimmer switches compared with regular on/off light switches. I suspect that I'm not achieving an energy savings because I have to use higher wattage bulbs. Even if so, though, dimmer switches do give more control. Sometimes in a bathroom you want full brightness so you can see clearly and other times, such as in the middle of the night, you might want the least amount of light needed.
- Susan P.
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186 Engineering, PLLC

PO Box 56126
Washington, DC

1st class handyman

portship rd
Dundalk, MD

2 Griffins Design and Build, Inc

27421 Clarksburg Rd
Damascus, MD


Hyattsville, MD

24/7 Electrical Company, Inc.

6624 Anne Marie LN.
Manassas, VA

3-R Contracting, LLC

237 East Davis Street
Culpeper, VA

3G construction

Burlington, NC

4 Seasons Sunrooms

Falls Church, VA

4 Service Pros

2010 Corporate Rdg
Mclean, VA

4FastPlumber, LLC

14381 Pine Dr
Woodbridge, VA


9667 MAIN ST
Fairfax, VA


Fairfax, VA

A & J Home Remodeling

123 Colfax Dr
Manassas, VA

A & R Electric

7636 Airpark Rd
Gaithersburg, MD


PO BOX 2136
Stafford, VA


Great Mills, MD


Olney, MD

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