How to Choose the Right Electric Contractor

How to Choose the Right Electric Contractor

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Searching for the right electrical contractor for your next commercial lighting project can be an anxiety-inducing and challenging process, especially if you have never worked with one. Whether you are working on electric for a remodeling project, repairing or installing an HVAC system, or need professional electrical services, an electrician is probably necessary. This article will highlight tips for you to choose the perfect electrical contractor to work with for your next big project.

Know What You Need

Do you need a couple of outlets installed? Or maybe you need a new central air conditioning unit? Big or small, it is essential to make a list of the tasks you need to be done before hiring an electrical contractor. Different projects may require different electricians with different skill sets. If you know what you need from the beginning, finding the right electric contractor will be much easier.

Start Your Search

It may sound archaic, but the best way to find an excellent electric contractor is by word of mouth. Ask other people in businesses like yours who they used and how happy they were with their services. Perhaps someone can suggest someone to you. If you cannot find any personal leads, the next best option is to do an online search for electricians in your area. You can even see how different contractors are rated online on some websites.

Check for References

Once you have narrowed down a contractor you are thinking about hiring, be sure to ask them for references from their previous work to see what it will be like to work with them. If they do not provide references, then start your search again.

Check for Licenses and Insurance

Once you have checked your contractor’s references, you want to then next check for their license and insurance information. If something bad and unexpected were to happen, you want to be sure you are covered when it comes to any damages or injuries.

Ask for Free Estimates

There is no harm in asking your contractor for a free estimate so that you know what the cost of your project will be. You can even get quotes from multiple contractors to compare and contrast.

Get Your Proposal in Writing

This is perhaps the most important tip! Be sure to get everything down in writing with your contractor before they start work. You do not want any surprises or expenses.


Are you in need of electric or lighting services for your commercial facility? CMI Companies is here to help! With over 35 years in the industry, CMI has an array of equipment to handle the logistics of any in-house job. We also frequently provide solutions to property managers and upcoming developments. CMI Companies provides services in Mid-Atlantic Region and proudly serves clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Manassas, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Rockville, and Prince George’s County. Also, check us out on Google +, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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