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34 years in service
Licensed in CA –
Contractor – 468171
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hired 15 times on Thumbtack
With over 30 years of experience and state-of-the-art tools, we can assure you of a finished project of unsurpassed beauty and functionality.
We are IBEW Union 302-trained and certified electrician.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
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Kevin shows up on time. He recommends the best solution for my problem while it also costs me less money. I definitely would recommend Kevin.
Professional accommodating personal and cost effective. Kevin installed a sub panel and 240v to accommodate a charging station for our new leaf. He was heads and shoulders above a year of the other electrians we spoke to. Would definitely recommend him and would hire again!
Kevin installed a chandelier over our dining room table, using the power and switch from an existing outlet that was set up for lamps.
While this wasn't the most technically difficult job, we are happy with how the job turned out, and he even patched and mudded the drywall holes he had to cut to run the cable to the ceiling. We'd definitely use him again.
Kevin was prompt, professional and tidy. He tested my kitchen light to verify the problem and was able to fix the fixture's ballast. While I explained other projects I would like help with, Kevin walked me through what I needed and the cost. Once I am ready for these projects, I will definitely be calling Kevin.
Kevin was professional from start to finish. His 20+ years of experience was evident right away. His quote for our complex job was very thoughtful, thorough and reasonable. His service level when he arrived to do the work was outstanding. He even gave us tips on how to save money (at expense of his services) because he's truly looking out for the customer. Highly recommend A++++
Timely, friendly, knowledgable and reasonable!
Kevin came on time, diagnosed the problem, saved us money and was pleasant. What we thought was a circuit breaker was a bad switch. He did more than I asked him to do. Would definitely call him again. Thanks Kevin.
Kevn did great work. While working on my repair found an old fixture that was not up to code and a very dangerous fire hazard. Fixed that as well as all of my odd electrical jobs I requested. A+ service. I will call him again in the future
Mr. Kevin Jensen from KJ's Custom Electric was hired to fix the electrical problem with my microwave oven. He was courteous and on time. His quote was the most reasonable from the four I had received. He was able to find the problem and fix it immediately. I was very impressed and hope to hire him back for several future projects. Tony M. from Walnut Creek
I had a mystery problem that no one had been able to trace. Kevin happily solved it in record time and said he liked a good challenge. Then he charged me only his minimum fee. A terrific experience and a highly skilled electrician.
A. Most of my work has included collaboration withe three other General contractors. we have worked together for 25 or more years doing a variety of projects. One of them, as a private contractor, does many remodel jobs on UC Berkeley campus, as well as for residential customers; another is a remodel expert on local upper class homes, and the other specializes in kitchen and bath remodels. These colleagues are my priority, however, I have found Thumbtack helps me with periodic slack time that I can devote to individual work. Other than Thumbtack and an occasional ad on craigslist I have never had to advertise as all my jobs come from happy, satisfied client referrals.
A. If possible do your homework, check that the contractor is licensed and insured. Talk to the contractor on the phone or in person, look for any red flags. Try to verify work experience and make sure the job you want is one the contractor is competent to complete. Get more than one bid, three is a good minimum. Look at the work vehicle. Is it properly set up, are the tools sufficient for the work you need done? As questions.
A. Electricity can be dangerous and should only be worked on by trained professionals with knowledge and familiarity with all aspects. It can be done safely if the proper techniques, parts and training are used correctly. Mistakes can cause fires or worse. If you want to do your own work, first, read a quality book and ask advice if you are unsure. If you are in doubt call on a professional, check with friends, and get references.
A. You could ask a friend or neighbor, but Thumbtack really does the work for you, now it's up to you to make the best decision. Thumbtack helps you do the research which is often difficult to do on your own.
A. 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.
A. 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.
A. One of the most asked questions may be as simple as "why does my circuit breaker keep tripping?" Most of the time it is doing what it is made to do. Circuit breakers or fuses are the consumers electrical insurance policy and are set to trip at a given maximum accepted amperage and when that threshold is exceeded it will trip and save you grief and money. Take your kitchen for example, a average microwave is 1200 watts divided by 120 volts equals 10 amps your refrigerator may take upwards of 1000 watts equals 8.3 amps. Now when you turn on the toaster you have gone over the 20 amp capacity of the circuit breaker so it will trip. Most all tract homes are built to the minimum code standards(which over the years get higher. Older homes with newer or additional appliances may need improvements in electrical safety. If you have a large set of additional/newer appliances you may need more circuits installed (soon)!
A. My first job after I was awarded my state contractors license in 1985 was to completely rewire the Richmond Yacht Harbor. It was a huge undertaking for a young, newly minted contractor. It took over three years to complete. I installed a separate meter and outlet for each boat berth. I ran overhead wires on hand crafted telephone type poles and installed underground conduit and all new conduit on the floating docks. I was very proud of that accomplishment. The Harbormaster and the city were all very happy with my work.
A. I have been in business as a licensed insured contractor for over 33 years, I have a very good reputation and guarantee all my work. I have passed my background checks, and have never had a legal dispute in over 30 years. My work history includes service positions for all of Wells Fargo Banks from San Jose to Concord area. However working for a large corporation became much to demanding because of the many times I had to stop what I was doing and travel to fix their problems immediately, ignoring my private business customers. I much prefer being my own boss, depending on my own skills, knowledge and abilities and the quality of my work and satisfied customers to ensure my success.
A. I was brought up in construction My father was a building contractor my Uncle was a building inspector in a local east bay city. My second uncle was an engineer for Kaiser Industries working out of Oakland, and, actually began his career at the Kaiser shipyards here in Richmond! I had the best of mentors. I started taking electronic classes in eighth grade in high school and thru college. I truly love my work as every job is a new and challenging experience. I strive for perfection.
A. I have a ongoing contract with UC Berkeley and have the job of replacing all of the old outdated lights in many of the campus parking structures. I recommended that new LED flood lights will give as much or more lighting (lumens) than the outdated fluorescent lighting at a much lower cost. A LED flood uses 30 watts compared to 160 watt tube fixture. I received many compliments from staff and students on these jobs.
A. Every electrician MUST have a license to be a certified electrician. (MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THIS). Every two 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.
A. My favorite new technology is miniaturization, such as the LED light. This one small change in your home can save hundreds of dollars over the life of the bulb. They use 80 percent less power and will last up to 20 years!!! No built in obsolescence here!
A. I do an average of two to four jobs per week. some of the larger remodel jobs can last 2-4 weeks. Every job is different and the cost varies. As the economy fluctuates I am fortunate to be able to take on very small, simple jobs that the homeowner or resident cannot do themselves. I enjoy the variety of these type jobs and working on "little" jobs for the common man (or woman:-). In any case, you, as customer, and I as your contractor should always make a written agreement on time and cost (with the always possible clause for "unforeseen events, which should be dealt with before work resumes on your project).
A. 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.
A. Start to study electrical theory, read all you can on electronics and electrician training. This is not a job you can just wake up one day and say I'm going to be an electrician. It is a skill you will develop over many years. Actually you never stop learning. Also it is important to learn many elements of building construction, codes, and practices as you need to interact with other trades and do so without conflicting or impeding their work.
A. Knowledge is power! Recommendations from satisfied customers are good for you and good for me. Check them out!
A. I am "Old School" and I need to reach out to all the people who are now using social media. I want to get into a website and Facebook presence so those who need quality local professional work can find me.
A. Have you looked on the CSLB (Contractors State Licensing Board) to check the suggestions on how to hire a contractor?
ANS: Check his credentials license and insurance and bond. If something goes wrong with the work of an unlicensed contractor you may very well not be able to win a lawsuit against that person