KJ's Custom Electric

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32 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and punctuality.
  • Adrian O.

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    Hired him for electrical evaluation of our house. He was reasonably priced, took time to answer all questions and concerns. Definitely knowledgeable, I would hire him again and recommend him. Thank you.

    Jan 26, 2018Verified
  • Leslie L.

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    Kevin was a pleasure to work with and did a terrific job fixing my 1950s vintage low voltage lighting system.

    Jun 2, 2017Verified
    Kevin J.'s reply

    In the 1950s this house was as high-tech as any modern day Smart House it used the latest technology of remote control wiring to operate the lighting from numerous locations not many electricians are familiar with this type of wiring I specialize in it I've done many Smart Homes lately and I'm familiar with the old style of low-voltage remote control it was a pleasure to work on this piece of History

About this pro

I have over 30 years of hands on electrical installations and service calls. My father was a home builder contractor and I started helping him in my teens. I wired my first solo job with dad at age 15. I worked with five other electrical contractors after college and then joined IBEW 302 in Contra Costa county and am still a current union member contractor. I have done several high tech jobs for Chevron installed a complete fire-smoke-flash detection system in their jet fuel lab. I made from scratch a frequency drive motor speed control for eight large 2 hp fan units. I worked for Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on control wiring for the cyclotron and ran 4" rigid conduit in parallel for emergency power back-up. I have wired literally hundreds of homes and several hundred remodels. I have invested thousands of dollars in state of the art professional modern tools and equipment to facilitate the ease of installation and to keep customer cost down . I do the job right the first time and care for every installation as if it were my own. Electricity is a science and requires a solid knowledge and background. building codes and technical aspects are constantly changing and improving. As a IBEW member I am able to take advantage of their ongoing upgrades in electrical training every year.

Years in business

37

Times hired on Thumbtack

37

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      The cost of a job will vary on the complexity and accessibility. I bid my jobs at $75 per hour. My price has not changed in over 15 years. Remember you get what you pay for. Don't pay for what you don't get.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I will try to ask as many questions as possible concerning their needs the more information I gather the easier it is to come up with a solution to their problems and a most cost-effective way. with modern technology and smartphone cameras a lot of the time customers can send pictures of their problems and I am able to bring the correct parts and solutions to their project the first time saving them money
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      Every electrician MUST have a license to be a certified electrician. (MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THIS). Every three years the electrician must take a minimum of 32 hours of continuing education. As an electrical contractor I also maintain my membership as a journeyman electrician with IBEW 302 and all classes are free and members are encouraged to take as many different classes as possible.
    Coverage Area for KJ's Custom Electric is about 150+ miles of El Sobrante, CA.