Electrical Installation & Services

Torres Electric

Mission Hills, CA

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“New Installation, Remodel, and expert Trouble shooting.”

Bio

I never intended to be an Electrician. My dream was to be top gun and fly the F14 Tomcat for the navy. I joined the army and when I came back. I fell into being an Electrician which I love. Being an Electrician is my passion

About Torres Electric

hired 39 times on Thumbtack

Our services include:

* Panel installation and upgrades - all voltages (600, 480/277, 240/120)
* Recessed lighting
* Landscape lighting
* Dedicated power circuits
* Jacuzzi circuits

We also do low voltage installations including camera systems, phone systems, gate openers and more.

We do industrial and commercial service and installation too, including VFDs, explosion proof systems and solar panels.

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Location

Mission Hills, CA 91345

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  • 4/5 stars November 26, 2014

    Our large living room no overhead lighting so we thought we would install a track. Edward convinced us that recessed lighting would be better. Although it took longer than expected because he didn't bring all the tools he needed, he did a very good job and the lights look and work great. I would hire him again. Only thing that he could do better would be to show up on time with everything he needs to complete the job.

  • 5/5 stars November 26, 2014

    Edward was awesome! Super nice and got the job done beautifully in minutes! Would definitely recommend and would want to work with him again.

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2014

    Ed was such a nice guy! Very personable and did a great job! He mounted a TV for us in our office and made sure all the wires were hidden. He also hung a large picture, a drapery rod and fixed our wiring on our large TV in our bedroom. I would definitely recommend him for all your household handyman needs :)

  • 5/5 stars November 17, 2014

    Very Professional and completed the tasks efficiently

  • 5/5 stars November 7, 2014

    Edward showed up to the work site early. He was very personable, professional, and dedicated to detail. Highly recommend him for any work you may need. Thank you Edward.

  • 5/5 stars June 10, 2014

    Edward put together 10 office chairs for my company. In just over 2 hours, he assembled them all with minimal disruption to the office. He worked quickly, cleanly, and was very friendly and professional.

  • 5/5 stars June 3, 2014

    Ed is fast, courteous, funny and all around nice guy. But a real pro. He go my receptacles going in no time. We think he's super human! We recommend him and we'll call him again next time.

    Edward T. from Torres Electric replied to this review on June 3, 2014:

    Thank you Sergio!!
    It was my pleasure being able to fix your receptacles and bring your power back.
    Thank you again!!!

  • 5/5 stars May 23, 2014

    Edward Torres provided excellent work and quality service for my electrical projects. I would highly recommend him for all your electrical and home entertainment needs. Thanks again Ed for a job well done!!

    Edward T. from Torres Electric replied to this review on June 3, 2014:

    Thank you Barry.

    It was a awesome to be able to help you with your plugs at 9 pm at night.
    Thank you for your patience and being such a nice guy.

  • 5/5 stars May 16, 2014

    I hired Edward to install a wall ac unit in my home office. I originally ordered the wrong item but he still honored his original quote and told me to call when i got the new unit.
    One week later and Mr. Punctual was eager to get the job done!
    On time, professional, knowledgeable and easy to welcome into your home
    I would highly recommend Eddie to anyone needing his services - I'll be for sure calling him again!

    Edward T. from Torres Electric replied to this review on June 3, 2014:

    Thank you Mark.

    It was really installing your AC and knowing that you and boys will be really cool ahead of this hot summer!

  • 5/5 stars May 11, 2014

    Edward takes great pride in his work. He knows what he is doing and gets the job done. Awesome at troubleshooting and helping to figure out difficult situations. We had a list of corrections from the city of HB and Edward was able to help us out with all of them. Thank you so much Edward! We really appreciate you.

    Edward T. from Torres Electric replied to this review on June 3, 2014:

    Thank you Cathy and thank you to T.
    I was very proud to be able to be of help.
    I wish you the best and good luck with your ice cream shop.
    You guys are really cool!!

  • 4/5 stars May 5, 2014

    Ed did an amazing job installing our tv to the wall. He is extremely friendly and family oriented. He was in n out of our home in no time. I highly recommend him.

  • 5/5 stars April 30, 2014

    Ed re-wired the cable and electric and mounted our tv. He is extremely friendly and kept me informed throughout the process. He was able to get out to our house within a couple days and I would definitely recommend him for all your electrical needs!

  • 5/5 stars April 29, 2014

    I was very pleased with the work Mr. Torres did, he is an excellent electrician, responsible for his work, and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. I highly recommend him and would use him again.

  • 5/5 stars April 28, 2014

    I couldn't be more pleased with Ed's work. He provided great professional service for a reasonable price. He mounted my 60" Vizio and sound bar over my fireplace and a 42" Panasonic in my bedroom with no wires or cables showing at all. It looks AWESOME! He's an honest man and takes pride in his work...He wont leave until you are completely satisfied with his work. I will definitely be using Ed for my other properties and will recommend him to all my friends and family. Thanks again Ed for your great work!

  • 1/5 stars April 27, 2014

    My friend just broke his elbow because a swing Eddie installed and vouched for broke after 2 WEEKS. This guy says whatever is required to book a job, even if he doesn't know what he's doing. I now need to pay someone else to do what I already paid him for in hopes that no one else gets hurt. I can't explain how angry I am.

    Edward T. from Torres Electric replied to this review on June 3, 2014:

    This guy is wrong. I've tried contacting him and no answer. He claims his buddy broke his elbow but wants the swing re-installed for free!! This guy doesn't make sense!!!
    I'm an Electrician not a swing installer!!!
    Wrong guy buddy!!!!

  • 5/5 stars April 27, 2014

    This awesome professional zoomed in and out in minutes, doing the job perfectly and I was amazed at his skill-set and thoroughness. I have never seen anyone be so thorough and fast and friendly - I will hire Edward for all my future projects!

  • 5/5 stars April 26, 2014

    This was a very nice gentlemen who has great work ethic. He did an excellent job and I would hire him again. I have already recommended him to others.

  • 5/5 stars April 23, 2014

    Edward is very informative & helpful. I will be using him for another project.

  • 5/5 stars April 23, 2014

  • 5/5 stars April 22, 2014

    Very polite, excellent service and professional. Would use Ed.Torres anytime. Highly recommended!

  • 5/5 stars April 20, 2014

    Edward did an outstanding job installing the wiring for a new ceiling fan in my boys' bedroom. He also installed the fan as well. He was very professional and respectful and explained every step he took during the installation. Even when he hit an obstacle, he explained the situation and gave me the option of which way to proceed. I have several more projects in mind for my home and I will definitely be calling Edward again. His prices are very reasonable.

  • 5/5 stars April 18, 2014

    Edward Torres is a pro, a man of his word, and goes beyond any expectation. Hire this guy. Now.

    And some day, he'll be a Los Angeles Bills fan.

  • 5/5 stars April 16, 2014

    Edward helped me install some picture wall shelves that expanded across a large concrete wall. Communication was smooth and prompt; he arrived on time and ready to go. He helped me design a layout and was very professional, yet, personable. He takes a lot of pride in what he does and it shows in his work. The work took about 2 hours total and I am very pleased with the outcome/product. I would highly recommend him for any services requiring a handyman/electrician!

  • 4/5 stars April 14, 2014

    Ed mounted my TV over my fireplace in my apartment. He was very punctual, capable and friendly. I would hire him again.

  • 5/5 stars April 12, 2014

    Edward is very friendly and professional. He hung 3 heavy mirrors in my living room securely and with precision. He was knowledgable with materials and techniques in getting the job done in the best way possible and I am satisfied with the outcome—the mirrors look great!

    He also reinforced a loose curtain rod for me and noticed other little improvements that could be made around my home. I will definitely be using him again.

  • 5/5 stars April 9, 2014

    Ed was amazing to work with, his experience and knowledge was second to none. I really appreciated his honesty and helpfulness throughout the project. I would definitely hire Ed again and urge you to do the same. Thanks Ed!!!

  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2014

    Ed was exceptional. Responded on time and the work was very professional. He did a few extra things for me which was very appreciated. Would hire him again for the next job. Funny too!

  • 5/5 stars April 1, 2014

    I had 3 different types of lights repaired/replaced by Edward in 1 day, and he provided the most cost-effective, streamlined experience I have ever had working with an electrician. USE THIS CONTRACTOR!

  • 5/5 stars April 1, 2014

    Edward Torres showed up when he said he was going to. He did the work for the price quoted. He was very friendly and I had a positive expierence.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Recessed Lighting, add plugs, trouble shoot problems.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Catalina solar project in Mojave.
AVSRI (Antelope valley solar farm)
Cosmopolitan hotel and Casino(Las vegas)

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Make sure they are not only licensed but certified and bonded as well.
That they know what they are doing?

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Make sure the guys have the proper tools for the job and they are doing the job to code and low ballers never the job right. Electrical takes patience and a desire to the job right,

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Where did he become an Electrician or where did he learn his trade.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have been an electrician for 21 one years. I went to school for over five years and keep taking classes when available. I am a state certified electrician. Most of the jobs I have had the pleasure of working on have been big commercial projects, such as Staples Center, Martin Luther King Trauma Center, LAX Conveyor belt upgrade, LAX County Court House, McCarran International Airport Terminal 3 in Las Vegas, Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Catalina Solar Ranch in Mojave Ca. Most of these jobs are over 1 billion dollars(Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino was 6 billion dollars. I'm used to Hi stress jobs where everything has to be to code and safety is a must. Remember even though some guys are Licensed It doesn't mean they work to code or they work safely. They hardly do the jobs themselves, they send people with no training in electrical, safe work habits and courtesy. I do all my jobs personally!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love being an electrician. I like to see my customers smiles and satisfaction after I'm done with a job.
Electricity is not a job to me, its a passion. Giving my customers a good job for their money is a pleasure to me.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Can you fix it or find the problem?
Can you engineer or recommend a lay out for me?
Why couldn't the other fix it or do the job?
Where do you buy your material, I've never seen such pretty trims or switches ext.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. The times I have walked into peoples homes and just reset a GFCI or a Circuit breaker and not charged a penny, the smiles and gratitude they show me, Especially with Seniors or people I can see are struggling economically.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That electrical jobs take a lot of parts, even for a simple job. That electrical material is very expensive, especially wire.
that you cant do an electrical job without wire even though the wire is expensive.
That they are paying for my knowledge and professional work ethic.
that I am not a fly by nighter.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I always wanted to see how things work or what makes them work. I applied with the IBEW and they accepted me,

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. All Of them.
A happy customer is what I strive for.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. All the time. I'm an expert pipe bender, high voltage cable splicer, instrumentation and PLC's.
we have to have a minimum of 32 hours of schooling to renew our licenses.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Solar, wind turbine, electric car, automated homes and businesses, LEED certifications, the end of regular light bulbs and many more.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. Fixed an electric stove circuit and the stove itself

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Nope, hourly plus material.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Go to the IBEW(International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Trouble shooting!

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