Torres Electric

North Hollywood, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

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!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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.
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Location

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Years in business

22

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

75

Reviews

48 Reviews
  • Sylvia C. Aug 27, 2016
    Fixtures
    Verified Review
    Ed rewired and installed lighting in our kitchen. He was on time, did a terrific job, was in and out quickly, and at a very fair price! Very likable. Looking forward to working with Ed on future projects!
  • Monique G. Jul 11, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    Ed is the man that you would want to get the job done. From our first communication, to the job getting done, he was professional. Ed went beyond my expectations. He added power to my backyard and put the power outlet flesh with the wall. He quoted a price and stayed true to it. I'll be hiring him again for another project very soon. You won't regret hiring him.
  • Roy Q. May 23, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    Ed was fantastic from the second he arrived. He was friendly and professional, took his time to diagnose the issues and came up with solutions in an appropriate time. He then went above and beyond the initial scope of work we agreed on and not only completed all of these tasks on time, but he didn't change the rate he initially quoted me. Overall, an outstanding job. I would rehire him in an instant.
  • Lovell W. Feb 10, 2016
    Switch and Outlet Installation
    Verified Review
    Edward did an outstanding job on my home. He was actually a blessing in disguise! After completing the original job and being so happy with the outcome I decided to have him change out some additional lighting with LED spotlights to highlight my artwork and he found one of the lights had been burned and could have potentially started a fire in my attic...Couldn't be happier with his service and the outcome of the overall job!! I'm so pleased he was apart of the Thumbtack family of services...
  • Jim T. Jan 11, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    Had a problem with an outlet not charging my wife's car. Ed was professional and friendly. I have had four electricians come out and tell me something I did not need. This included grounding rods and re-wiring of panels and/or the house. Ed took the time to diagnose the problem and showed me everything he was planning on doing. The panel was already grounded and so were the outlets. He fixed the problem and our Volt can now charge. I would strongly recommend him to anyone that is having electrical issues/problems.
  • Peter C. Jun 30, 2015
    Lighting Installation
    Verified Review
    Edward Torres is a true professional. The caliber of his work will speak for itself. He installed recessed lighting for me and the quality of the lighting he recommended, as well as his work is second to none. Upon prompt arrival he went over the layout of the lighting with me, measuring it precisely. He also let me inspect the hardware he was going to install to make sure i was satisfied with it ( which i definitely was because he only uses the highest of quality materials unless you otherwise specify). He laid out the location of the lights on the ceiling for me to view and approve prior to making any cuts or drilling any holes. Ed is so pleasant and easy to work with. Once he began the install he was operating like a well oiled machine. He made it look so easy even thought there were wires and fixtures coming out of the ceiling everywhere. I could tell he had done this many many times before. In the end Mr Torres installed 5 recessed light, 2 adjustable lights, 2 separate dimmer switches, and even (recommended and ) ran an extra wire in my ceiling ( as he was forward thinking) to where i might one day want to install a ceiling fan. The true professionalism, knowledge, and expertise of Mr Torres derives from his passion of the trade and 2 decades of experience in the business. He is a licensed and bonded professional as well as a U.S. Army Veteran who has served in combat defending our great country. He is a man that truly cares and stands behind his work. He has core values in his life that are evident. Integrity, excellence, and commitment are a few choice words i'd use to describe Mr. Torres and his work ethic. I would definitely recommend Edward Torres to do electrical work for my family or friends. I plan on using him again. If you are looking for an extremely knowledgable electrician at a great price your search is over. You will be in good hands hiring Ed Torres. Thank you Ed for all your hard work!
  • Brayden L. Jun 20, 2015
    Handyman
    Verified Review
  • Christina C. May 24, 2015
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    Amazing work! Ed really knows his stuff! He also did so much more Then I ever expected and for a great deal. Hire him! Trust. You will be very happy with the results.
  • Amy C. May 11, 2015
    Switch and Outlet Repair
    Verified Review
    Love Ed. He's hardworking, dedicated and wants to make you happy. You couldn't do better.
  • Kimbey B. May 6, 2015
    Switch and Outlet Installation
    Verified Review
    Where to being with Ed Torres...he went above and beyond his electrical call of duty. He is courteous, punctual, well kept, has extensive electric knowledge ( this man knows his business inside and out) and most important to me, Ed is honest. His generosity with his knowledge and people skills sealed the deal. If you are looking for a warm, friendly, kind hearted, energetic, funny guy, and someone who will go two-hundred extra miles for you, during and after the job is complete...Ed Torres is the man to hire. He is also reasonably priced and doesn't try to sell you on services you don't need. In short, I will use Ed for all of my future electrical needs.
  • Raymond U. Apr 18, 2015
    Fan Installation
    Verified Review
    He was very professional. Did exceptional work and was very always making sure and checking that we were happy with the install. Highly recommended.
  • Tiffany D. Apr 10, 2015
    Furniture Assembly
    Verified Review
    Excellent experience! Quick to respond to questions, and was friendly and knowledgeable during project! Would hire again!
  • Paul R. Apr 7, 2015
    Switch and Outlet Installation
    Verified Review
    I needed a subpanel and new 110V and 220V circuits installed in my garage. Edward did a professional, clean install at a very reasonable price. I will call him again when I need additional work.
  • Jesse S. Mar 23, 2015
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
  • Rich J. Jan 20, 2015
    Lighting Installation
    Verified Review
    Great. Friendly. Would hire him again for all my needs.
  • Jing W. Jan 12, 2015
    Lighting Installation
    Verified Review
    Edward is amazing. A true professional and a great guy. Does quick, quality work and has great attention to detail. Hire this guy!
  • Maureen S. Jan 11, 2015
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    Ed went above & beyond on our project. He was very professional & punctual. He is very knowledgeable. He understands the code rules in the county. He did the original job plus much more. He ran a 220 line for our new stove, and then recommended a new hood/fan be installed. He installed the new hood & did all the electrical as well as refinishing the ceiling. He's an excellent electrician, but also a great sense of design. He suggested we install recessed lighting in the kitchen & showed us where he suggested they be installed. We never would have done that & we LOVE it! He's an amazing electrician and an incredible person. He also is a VET who has proudly served our country. For all these reasons, we highly recommend Ed! :)
  • Shawn L. Dec 5, 2014
    Wiring
    Verified Review
  • Asad B. Dec 5, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    Ed did a fantastic job mounting my tv. He also mounted my soundbar, hooked up the wires, and taught me a few things. It was really a pleasure having him yesterday. He also took a look at my stove and I will have him come back to work on some other things. Edward is very knowledgeable and very personable. He has a great sense of humor at the same time he is very professional. The job he was hired for was to mount my TV and sound bar. He went above the job. He made sure everything was working and perfect. He didn't just come, put up the TV and leave, he made sure everything he did was to perfection and double checked everything. I will most definitely recommend him to anyone I know.
  • Douglas K. Nov 26, 2014
    Wiring
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Vel J. Nov 26, 2014
    Fixtures
    Verified Review
    Edward was awesome! Super nice and got the job done beautifully in minutes! Would definitely recommend and would want to work with him again.
  • Kristen M. Nov 18, 2014
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    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 :)
  • Jason M. Nov 17, 2014
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Very Professional and completed the tasks efficiently
  • Jose R. Nov 7, 2014
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Rhona M. Jun 10, 2014
    Furniture Assembly
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Sergio D. Jun 3, 2014
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    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. Jun 3, 2014

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

  • Barry U. May 23, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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. Jun 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.

  • Mark A. May 16, 2014
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    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. Jun 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!

  • Kat D. May 11, 2014
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    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. Jun 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!!

  • Lauren M. May 5, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Jade N. Apr 30, 2014
    Wiring
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Paul E. Apr 29, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Michael A. Apr 28, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Josh A. Apr 27, 2014
    General Contracting
    Verified Review
    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. Jun 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!!!!

  • Sean L. Apr 27, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Kimberly B. Apr 26, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Christina W. Apr 23, 2014
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    Edward is very informative & helpful. I will be using him for another project.
  • Elisa B. Apr 23, 2014
    Home Theater System Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
  • Joe V. Apr 22, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    Very polite, excellent service and professional. Would use Ed.Torres anytime. Highly recommended!
  • Desmond W. Apr 20, 2014
    Fan Installation
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Tony G. Apr 18, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Susan K. Apr 16, 2014
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Suzy B. Apr 14, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    Ed mounted my TV over my fireplace in my apartment. He was very punctual, capable and friendly. I would hire him again.
  • Robin K. Apr 12, 2014
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Eric V. Apr 9, 2014
    Switch and Outlet Installation
    Verified Review
    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!!!
  • Elaine R. Apr 7, 2014
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Erik B. Apr 1, 2014
    Electrical and Wiring Issues
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Genevieve R. Apr 1, 2014
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    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.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Nope, hourly plus material.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I always wanted to see how things work or what makes them work. I applied with the IBEW and they accepted me,
What types of customers have you worked with?
Recessed Lighting, add plugs, trouble shoot problems.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
All Of them. A happy customer is what I strive for.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are not only licensed but certified and bonded as well. That they know what they are doing?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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.