What to Look for when Hiring an Electrical Contractor

When your home or business needs an electrical upgrade, new wiring or added features like smart phone integration or a home theater, it is tempting to go the DIY route or hire a handyman to do all the electrical work. However, solving electrical problems or installing upgrades is not something that should be done without proper training, licensing, certifications, insurance and experience. With more than 50 years of experience Roy Spittle Associates recommends hiring licensed, insured and experienced electrical contractors for whatever size job you have at your home or business. Here are a few things to consider when searching for an electrical contractor.  
  • Licensed, Bonded, and Insured – Check to be sure that any electrician you hire has these three aspects. Without proper insurance, you could be responsible for any damages such as an electrical fire or other accidents. To be sure your electrician is bonded and licensed go to  Verify a Contractor, Tradesperson or Business. At Roy Spittle Associates, all of our work has a $2 million coverage on property damage. All employees are insured by our workmen’s compensation plans.
  • Permits and Inspections – An electrical contractor will secure the needed permits and inspections from the proper authorities so that you don’t have to. Lack of proper documentation for electrical modifications may cause problems when you try to sell your property. At Roy Spittle Associates, we have years of experience acquiring the proper permits for each type of job.
  • Warranty – Ask each electrical contractor that you interview or obtain estimates from about their warranty. With all other companies, a 1-year warranty is the standard, however, at Roy Spittle Associates all labor and material are under warranty for 2 years.
  • Reputation and Recommendations A good electrician should always be able to give you references if you ask for them. Do your due diligence and research the reputation of the electrical contractor and find out what others are saying about the company and its employees. Roy Spittle Associates has over 50 years of experience serving our region serving homeowners, businesses and working with designers, architects and contractors.
  • Communication and Work Ethic – When hiring an electrical contractor he should be friendly, courteous, interested in your problem, as well as listen to your concerns. Seek out a company like Roy Spittle Associates who will show up on time, clean the work site daily and return your calls to answer any questions you might have.
  If you are looking for an electrical contractor, contact Roy Spittle Associates. We treat your home or business like it is our own.