Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Recessed Lighting, add plugs, trouble shoot problems.
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. 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.