Whether you need major electrical installation or some simple wiring, choose a company that can do it all. Because if your electrical contractors uncover something that they didn’t anticipate—and it happens all the time, especially in older construction—you want to be sure they can finish what they start.
Plenty of electrical contractors work out of their home, and there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that. But remember that these types of businesses often have limited tools on hand. Even a job as simple as putting wiring in a wall can require a significant tool inventory. Limited or wrong tools could delay your project, especially if you have to wait while parts are ordered.
Make sure your electrician is licensed, bonded and insured. And of course, it’s always a good idea to get a reference. The Better Business Bureau and Diamond Certified are smart places start; so are referrals from friends. You shouldn’t be the least bit timid about investigating the reputation of someone you’re planning to do business with. Give them a call and ask for a list of former clients you can contact. Remember, the best electrical contractors acquired their sterling reputations by working many jobs over a period of years and delivering excellent work each time. You shouldn’t settle for less.