Pitch Black Electric, LLC.

Canonsburg, PA

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About this pro

With our low overhead, we keep our prices below average and will meet or beat any competitors' prices. We can handle service upgrades, panel replacements, code compliance repairs, lighting and outlet replacements and installations, and appliance and pool and spa outlets.

Location

Canonsburg, PA 15317

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

33

Reviews

28 Reviews
  • Ryan R. Jul 10, 2017
    Outdoor Lighting
    Verified Review
    Josh showed up on time. Worked quickly to finish my project at a high level of quality.
  • Mike S. Jun 20, 2017
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    Extremely professional and Josh (the owner) was a very nice guy.
  • William W. Jun 19, 2017
    Lighting Installation
    Verified Review
    on time and super quick install. Will hire again for electrical needs!
  • Audrey H. Jun 1, 2017
    Lighting Installation
    Verified Review
    It was a pleasure working with Josh. He came out to assess the electrical needs and gave me a fair price. He completed all the work in less than a week from when he came to give me the quote which was HUGE! I had spoken to other electricians that couldn't get to me for a month. He replaced a GFI outlet, fixed another outlet, hung three pendants and two chandeliers. He was very thorough and cleaned up after himself. I would definitely recommend Pitch Black Electric and look forward to using him in the future!
  • Lynn W. May 28, 2017
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    I would highly recommend Pitch Black Electric, LLC for any of your electrical needs. We had some outdoor electrical and lighting issues and Josh not only responded quickly, he came out, diagnosed and repaired our problem efficiently, effectively, and to our đź’Ż satisfaction. He was knowledgeable, well mannered and very easy to talk to. We have his card and will be using him from now on, we are extremely satisfied!! Lynn, Venetia
  • Stephanie M. May 19, 2017
    Fan Installation
    Verified Review
    He did a great job, very friendly and at a great price!
  • Jason G. May 5, 2017
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    High quality work at very reasonable prices.
  • Larry K. Oct 18, 2016
    Lighting Installation
    Verified Review
    Installed 6 new exterior light fixtures. Great work!
    We replaced two lights by our front door, three lights by rear doors and a yard light that included a new pole, fixture, dusk to dawn sensor and electrical outlet at the base of the pole. All the work was done in a very professional and timely manner at a very reasonable price compared to other options we evaluated. Josh did a great job and everything works as planned!
  • Jack F. Aug 31, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    Switched out fluorescent lights with LEDs. Josh was responsive and I would use his services again without hesitation.
  • Chris E. Jul 29, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    He was on time and did a good job.
  • Eleri E. Jul 19, 2016
    Lighting Installation
    Verified Review
    I needed a light fixture installed and doorbell wasn't working. We have aluminum wiring so installing any electrical requires a professional. Josh was able to come out the same day I called which was great. It went quickly and happy with the results.
  • Vicki W. Jul 18, 2016
    Switch and Outlet Repair
    Verified Review
    Knowledgeable, affordable and fast! Will use again!
  • Mike T. Jul 16, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    He came out looked at what i needed done we set a date and that was the last i heard of him
  • James P. Jun 29, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    Came to troubleshoot a tripping breaker. Found the issue and fixed it in about 45 minutes.
  • Lee T. Jun 27, 2016
    Ceiling Fan Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
  • Jim R. Jun 4, 2016
    Switch and Outlet Repair
    Verified Review
    Josh did an outstanding job. Very professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
  • Diane W. Apr 16, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    Josh read my email submission that I made through Thumbtack & returned with an immediate personalized quote for the job requested. The ceiling light/fan I wanted as a replacement was an on-line purchase only. He actually researched the fan & thought is was a good purchase & recommended getting a wall control as well. We communicated through texting with a couple phone conversations. The installation went great plus he cleaned up after himself! Josh is respectful, prompt, knowledgable, low-key (which I appreciate) & pays attention to fine detail...not to leave out a kind person. I have found my new electrician.
  • Norman H. Apr 9, 2016
    Circuit Breaker Panel or Fuse Box Installation
    Verified Review
    From within the first few minutes of seeking a contractor for my electrical needs I knew Josh was the perfect fit. He answered my inquiry within minutes and showed up about 3 hours later on his way home. He was very knowledgeable and insightful. He explained each step of the process and was always accessible in a timely fashion if we had question. I was equally impressed with his devotion to his family. His estimate was fair and very reasonable. He finished quickly, even after a equipment rental issue! I was so happy with his work that I recommended him to a coworker who needed a whole house wire job.
  • Tim M. Apr 7, 2016
    Circuit Breaker Panel or Fuse Box Installation
    Verified Review
    We had our service upgraded from 100 to 150 amp. Josh did a great job at setting expectations and getting the job done promptly and professionally. I will be using Pitch Black Electric for any electrical work in the future and I have been very pleased with everything done.
  • JoAnne S. Mar 21, 2016
    Switch and Outlet Installation
    Verified Review
    Josh is professional, on time and was willing to do anything we needed and even came back a few days later for an additional job. Highly recommended.
  • JOE T. Jan 7, 2016
    I was having issues losing power to my garage and outdoor outlets. I had several different electricians to my home and none of them could find the problem. Just as I was gettin ready to give up on the whole process, I decided to call one more electrician and that was Josh at Pitch Black Electric. Josh was able to set up an appointment that met my hectic schedule. He arrived on time and got right to work. He ran a couple tests and quickly found the problem was a faulty GFI. While testing for this issue he also found a couple other minor problems and corrected them as well. Save yourself a lot of time and grief, and make Pitch Black Electric your first phone call. I wish I would have.
  • Nita W. Jan 1, 2016
    I had an issue with a light switch that did not work for 23 years. No one could find the problem. It took Mr. Porter 25 minutes to find the problem and fix it.
  • Bridget C. Jun 1, 2015
    Fixtures
    Verified Review
    Josh was prompt in getting my contract signed but never showed to complete the work! Nor did he call to explain. And I had called him the day prior to confirm!
  • David K. Dec 9, 2014
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    He was prompt and did an excellent job.
  • Greg G. Oct 20, 2014
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    Josh did a great job in replacing my fuse box off an 93 year old house to a 200 amp breaker box. Josh is very knowable and I would trust Josh with any of my electrical needs.
  • Tc C. Oct 12, 2014
    Switch and Outlet Installation
    Verified Review
    Josh was excellent... Very nice and honest. Showed up, did great work, and has excellent grammar. What more could you ask for?
  • Glenn L. Oct 2, 2014
    Fixtures
    Verified Review
    Joshua Porter was great. When I need a electrician Joshua the man to call.
  • Amy M. Sep 29, 2014
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    Needed service done asap but work awful hours. He came out late in the evening to get it done same day. Knowledgeable, reliable

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Every customer is treated the same, regardless of being new or a repeat customer, you are treated with the respect, I always try my hardest to work around your schedule, I will always treat your home the same as I would want some one to treat mine. New customers do get a discount on labor rate but I extend that discount as often as possible to all customers.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I trained along side a master electrician for several years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing tends to fluctuate with the seasons, I do not up-charge material, I sell material for the same price I buy it. My labor rate stays the same.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
After searching for several years for an industry I could be proud of, a friend discussed the electrical field. After discovering the potential in this industry, There was no doubt, only limited by the imagination, and the satisfaction of helping people in need and creating and repairing things that I could be proud to put my name on, I had to jump in with both feet.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have been blessed, I couldn't complain about any customer I have come in contact with, they have all been great people to work with.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Although all aspects of this industry are fun and at times challenging, it is always great to start from scratch and create something new. I recently wired a newly built home from top to bottom, 2 story with a finished basement and integral garage.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Never be afraid to ask you professional for license info and proof of insurance, the last thing anyone wants is some one who doesn't know what they are doing and has no way to pay for damages they may have caused. It is also your right to ask for references, any true professional will have no problem giving you this information prior to signing a contract. I also have photos on hand so that my customers can see the quality and quantity of my work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I am not a home decorator, my tastes my not be for you. Decorative things such as lighting fixtures and even the color of a light switch or outlet are things that I do not recommend, the last thing I want is to install something you don't like. Have some sort of idea of what you would like to have installed before hand and I can show you lights that fit that criteria. There are way to many styles out there to chose one for you.