I recently purchased a house and needed a number of electrical tasks performed before we moved in (ceiling fan installs, new light fixtures, garbage disposal electrical, plugs for garage doors etc.) — nothing major, but a full days work of piecemeal things. I wanted to find someone qualified who could do these things at a flat hourly rate and do it efficiently, rather than pay to install each thing individually with the home improvement store.
I posted here in the evening, and Doug got back to me immediately with a flat hourly rate, and offered to come up and take a look. After we negotiated a time he came up, looked everything over and confirmed that he could do the work in about a day.
Once we confirmed the work to be done and set a date he arrived on time and completed the tasks. They have all met expectations, and he worked quickly and efficiently. Best part is that he saved me about 40% off of what it would have cost to either hire the home improvement store contractors or one of the larger and more established electricians, and the work is excellent. No fuss with scheduling; I didn’t have to deal with the hell of scheduling multiple people the way I have had to with the appliance deliveries — and he seems like a friendly and professional guy.
Overall excellent — I won’t hesitate to hire him again. He’s new to Thumbtack so I was a bit skittish at first because he didn’t have any reviews nor web presence but I’m extremely happy that I did.