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Tidmore Inc
Recent Review: I called to get a quote and Steve came out as he said he would and gave me an estimate on the work I wanted done. He made a suggestion to install a can light over a shower/bathtub to add more light, which I was glad he did.  I called the company to let them know I wanted to go ahead with the work.  It took a couple of days for Steve to get back with me, but after that all went well.  The electricians came at the time they said they would and completed the work in a professional manner.  
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Lee Company
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Recent Review: Work was completed on time and within budget.
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Reed Electric
Recent Review: Reed Electric came in within a couple of days that I called. We probably will have them do the work. I thought they were very responsive and informative. It's good to have for somebody who has experience to do the old wiring because we have an old house. We are going to use them for all the electrical work.
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Bippen Electric Inc & Generators
Recent Review: In both instances, the electrician arrived on time and did a good job.
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Mister Sparky Huntsville
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Business Description: When it comes to powering your home or business, you need an electrician you can trust. Mister Sparky provides high quality electrical services you can count on every time. We provide safe and reliable wiring and electrical work for residential and commercial buildings. Our certified electricians are high voltage experts. No residential job is too big or too small. Each member of our staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable and together we have built our reputation on business integrity.
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MR FIXIT
Recent Review: Things he has done for us... Repaired soft water machine. Fixed a malfunctioning heat pump that the original installer could not. He is now our official warranty agent for the unit. Installed sump pump in crawl space to correct a standing water problem. This was an extensive operation. Installed heat and exhaust fan in bathroom. Installed hanging lamp in room. Fixed leaking faucets. Rehung outside security light. Mr. Lawles is the best repairman I have ever encountered.
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LOWE'S
Recent Review: Contractor arrived on time as scheduled.  Contractor had all materials required to install fans from cathedral ceiling.  Contractors were clean and professionally dressed, cleaned up all wiring and electrical debris.  Fans now look and run quietly as promised.  Completely satisfied.
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Mr. Electric of Huntsville
Recent Review: We have a service contract with a local appliance store.  When our dryer stopped working, they came out and diagnosed the problem.  The problem was with the electrical outlet and not the dryer, so we called Mr. Electric. The Mr. Electric serviceman quickly fixed the outlet.   Then we remembered an over the sink light fixture in a bathroom, that had been wired in during a remodeling, but never installed. We asked him if he could install that since he was here and he said he could.  We then sat down and made a list of other things we wanted and he was able to do these on the same day as well. The Mr. Electric serviceman made an inspection and found the problems with the: Lack of house being grounded Problem in fuse boxes The Mr. Electric serviceman suggested installing a wired in smoke detector, to bring house up to code for safety & it would need to be done if we ever sold the house. The Mr. Electric serviceman was pleasant, stayed on task, & left our house to eat lunch and purchase some materials & returned in a timely manner.   We definitely recommend Mr. Electric.
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H C Blake Co
Business Description: Way back in 1884, Hall C and J.W. Blake started our company with two men, a horse and a wagon, and the idea that good service at a reasonable price would be the basis for a successful business venture, THEY WERE RIGHT! Today we strive to keep the same standard of care with our customers as we did in 1884 and hope to continue another 130 years serving this and the surrounding communities!

Reviews in Gurley to Install Bath Exhaust Fan

ATidmore Inc
I called to get a quote and Steve came out as he said he would and gave me an estimate on the work I wanted done. He made a suggestion to install a can light over a shower/bathtub to add more light, which I was glad he did.  I called the company to let them know I wanted to go ahead with the work.  It took a couple of days for Steve to get back with me, but after that all went well.  The electricians came at the time they said they would and completed the work in a professional manner.  
- Mona I....
ALee Company
The technician was running late but he called to let me know and adjust his expected arrival time. Once here, he was professional and knowledgeable. He gave me estimates for replacing my kitchen light fixture as well as for just replacing the ballast. Since the fixture was very old I decided to go with the replacement. He also replaced an exhaust fan in one bathroom. Everything is working well.
- Lori T....
AReed Electric
Reed Electric came in within a couple of days that I called. We probably will have them do the work. I thought they were very responsive and informative. It's good to have for somebody who has experience to do the old wiring because we have an old house. We are going to use them for all the electrical work.
- Gordon N....
FMister Sparky Huntsville
Said it would cost $360 labor just to replace fans and another contractor would come out to run new exhaust to outside for the vents at additional expense. Told technician it wouldn't take but 2 hours to replace them he agreed, so I informed him I wasn't paying them $180 an hour to replace existing exhaust fans. Way overpriced for simple job.
- Delbert D....
ATidmore Inc
This is the second time I used this company for my electrical needs. I actually wrote a bad review for back in December, however, the person that did the service was a slacker with other complaints and is now gone. The company wanted to refund my money and I really hated to do that, I just wanted what was initially done, corrected. With that, they sent a crew out, corrected the errors, did an awesome job of installing other electrical outlets, switches and a fan for me in a very timely manor. They were here a bit before the scheduled time, very professional and courteous, went straight to work, made sure The quality and the job was done the way I wanted it done. And when they were finished, they cleaned up the work spaces. This is how a company should work. I will definitely be calling them again in the near future to continue my electrical needs. They did a beautiful job!!!!!!!!!!
- Catherine C....
AMR FIXIT
Things he has done for us... Repaired soft water machine. Fixed a malfunctioning heat pump that the original installer could not. He is now our official warranty agent for the unit. Installed sump pump in crawl space to correct a standing water problem. This was an extensive operation. Installed heat and exhaust fan in bathroom. Installed hanging lamp in room. Fixed leaking faucets. Rehung outside security light. Mr. Lawles is the best repairman I have ever encountered.
- Joseph V....
ALOWE'S
Contractor arrived on time as scheduled.  Contractor had all materials required to install fans from cathedral ceiling.  Contractors were clean and professionally dressed, cleaned up all wiring and electrical debris.  Fans now look and run quietly as promised.  Completely satisfied.
- Jeffrey B....
DMr. Electric of Huntsville
The gentleman that helped me was very nice. However he charged me by the hour and he ended up taking his time to do the projects. And he ended up charging me more than what I expected.
- Janette F....
ABPE Bill Powell Electric LLC
Bill and his assistant did a fantastic job. They were very professional, efficient, and took time to explain various things to me. I will definitely be using them for future electrical work.
- Daniel M....
DBippen Electric Inc & Generators
The work was done October 2013.  Several months later, I noticed weird things happening with my electrical, which were sporadic and then increasing in frequency.  Things like my electricity in my bedroom going out because the breaker tripped.  Weird things like my microwave tripping the bedroom circuit constantly!  These things got worse & worse over time.  I called Chris Bippen who told me I must have too much of a load in my bedroom.  Really?  I told him I had a TV, a ROKU, 2 lamps, my laptop, the ceiling fan and a humidifier on.  He then said that the load seemed OK but one of my appliances must be faulty & that's why I'm having trouble. I thought maybe it was my laptop.  However, I travel extensively with it and it NEVER tripped anything else.  So I decided my appliances were OK.  But the problem grew and grew over the next several months and was driving me nutty.  I contacted Chris several times and complained.  I told him that before he did any work here, I never had any of these problems.  I asked him how my microwave could trip my bedroom circuit?  He finally said he'd come over and would do an "extensive analysis" of my circuits to determine the problem and this could take several hours.  I'm thinking that "this is going to cost a lot of $$" and I also think the problem is because of something he did!  I did not want to pay "extensive analysis" money so I searched Google.  On Mike Holt's Forum someone else said their microwave tripped a separate circuit in another room and the problem was related to an "arc fault" circuit breaker.  Basically, if your electrician uses a cheapo AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) then it could cause a whole different circuit to trip!!  Somehow it arcs over.  Strange but true.  So I sent that link to Chris to read & asked him if this could be my problem.  When he came over, he said it was lucky I sent the article because now he didn't have to do the expensive "extensive analysis."  (Good thing I know how to research electrical problems instead of depending on Bippen's know-how!)  He replaced the cheap AFCI and BAM!! -- my problem was now fixed. However, when I was doing my analysis of the problem, at first I thought it could be the new wiring Bippen installed.  Let me explain my bedroom when Chris Bippen took this job.  Originally, it was 15' long and 10' wide but I extended it another 10 feet.  (I expanded it to 15' wide and 20' long.)  On the original 15' wall, there were 2 original plugs both (about 9 feet apart); one original plug on the adjacent 10' wall about 2 feet from the corner (this wall got extended); then 10' of new wall (with studs exposed); 15' of a new adjacent wall (studs exposed); then 3' of new adjacent wall to that (studs exposed); then a new closet door.  The ceiling had all joists exposed.  I asked for plugs in the new walls, canned ceiling lights, re-installation of my ceiling fan and a new switch to be installed in my bedroom for the new ceiling lights.  (However, Bippen installed 2 new switches in the bedroom, one for the new ceiling lights and another new switch for the fan light.  Never mind the fan light is controlled by remote and didn't need a new separate switch.  I didn't ASK for a new switch but I got one; I never use it and I'm sure I paid a pretty penny for it!) Anyway, Chris had his technician come out and I remember there had been trouble connecting the new plugs to my breaker box, which was directly below where the new extension began.  I'm not sure why they wanted the new plugs on a separate circuit rather than extending the original circuit but I'm not the electrician.  I can't quite remember what the problem was, but it may have had something to do with going through the wall plate.  Anyway, what ended up happening is the guy covered up his first attempt with a junction box and moved over about 12 inches and drilling down.  So what he ended up doing is putting a junction box on his first attempt and then connecting the new plug to the breaker box and installing it 12 inches away from the new junction box.  So here's what the 20 foot wall looks like: about 2 feet from the corner, there is the original plug; another 7 feet away is the covered junction box, 12 inches away from that is the new plug Bippen installed, then for the next 10 feet, there is NOTHING.  Not. One. Single. Plug.  Then there's the corner that meets the new adjacent 15 foot wall and about 1 foot from the corner is a new plug; then 6 feet away another plug and another 6 feet away another plug.  So my 20 foot wall has TWO PLUGS total and my 15 foot wall has THREE PLUGS total.  Plus my 20 foot wall has that useless junction box that is only 12 inches away from the one new plug Bippen installed on my 20 foot wall.  It looks like utter crap and I have attached pictures. When I told Chris that I did not like the junction box 12 inches away from my plug and I didn't like that there is 10 feet of NEW wall that has no plugs, he told me that what he did met the electrical code.  Really?  So I looked up the code.  Basically, a plug has to be installed every 12 feet except if it's near a door then it has to be installed 6 feet away.  Because the plug on the 20 foot wall is 10 feet along & the first plug on the 15 foot wall is one foot away from the corner, drawing a line from the last plug on the 20 foot wall to the first plug on the 15 foot wall it is exactly 12 feet.  (The distance doesn't havre to follow the wall.  Basically, the 12 feet is the hypotenuse between the 2 plugs on the 2 walls.)  Why didn't they make the junction box into a plug??  If he had converted the junction box into a plug (as Bippen said they COULD HAVE done) and installed a 3rd plug 8 or 9 feet down on the 20 foot wall (as would make sense), then they would've just had to install two plugs on my 15 foot wall to meet code.  And having 3 plugs on a 20 foot wall and 2 plugs on a 15 foot wall make a lot more sense than 2 plugs on a 20 foot wall and 3 plugs on a 15 foot wall.  AND I have that ugly junction box too!  Chris refused to fix this poor layout and defended his design.  He said it met code and besides, I should've called him out on it back when he put in the plugs.  Huh?  I depend on the electrician, not only to meet bare minimum code, but to also use COMMON SENSE when doing his job.  Frankly, I didn't notice this until after the drywall was up & painted, floors were laid and I moved back into my room and started plugging stuff up.  That's when I noticed the plugs were such that there wasn't one for 10 L-O-N-G feet! Let me repeat: Bippen's layout is to have 2 plugs on a 20 foot wall and 3 on a 15 foot wall, with a junction box 12 inches away from the new plug he installed.  And it's MY FAULT for not catching it!  Finally, the bath fan Bippen installed in my new $10,000.00 bathroom remodel must've been the cheapest fan he could find.  My bathroom is 90 square feet and the fan is rated for that space; however, the sones rating on it is a 4.0!  It is so very, very loud.  A good, quiet fan will be rated about 0.5 or 1.0 sones.  4 sones is VERY LOUD!!  I took the loud fan out and bought a new one to replace it with myself.  I mean for over $2.5K that I paid Bippen, you think I'd get a decent bath fan! The ludicrous layout that Bippen did on my plugs PLUS the cheap ARCI that wreaked havoc on my home for 6 - 12 months PLUS the cheap fan PLUS all the countless visits downstairs to the breaker box to reset the breaker for months & months PLUS my having to email Chris Mike Holt's article to look at the ARCI he installed in order to avoid his "extensive analysis" charge PLUS his refusal to acknowledge that, while he may have met code, his layout was absolutely unprofessional PLUS his refusal to be willing to work something out with me to remove the ridiculous junction cover and/or install another plug in the 10 feet of empty space, makes me very uncomfortable with Bippen's work.  When I told him how unhappy I was with his work and that I was going to write this review he said, "Well, you better write about the mess your electrical breaker box is in!  It is a complete mess and that was not me but the other electrician."  (I had renovated my garage into a family room about 12 months before hiring Chris and yes, it was another electrician who had installed the new breaker box!)  Now this the first time I had ever heard my breaker box is a mess from anyone... But really?  My breaker box is a mess and Bippen didn't inform me for 15 months?  WTH??  If it was/is a mess and really needed professional attention, why didn't he tell me before?  Hmmmm....  I believe Bippen only said that to defend his unprofessional work!  I'm left to wonder what to do: to believe him or not?  I am appalled by all of this and I advise anyone who hires Bippen to check his work carefully and require him to use high quality appliances.  If he does a new install for you, do a "common sense verification" so you don't end up like me with 2 plugs (and a useless junction box) on a 20 foot wall and 3 plugs squeezed together on a 15 foot wall.  It's just plain dumb.  I'm not happy with Bippen's work & I will never use him again.
- Rosa S....