At some point, every home or business will need electrical work. Common projects that may require an electrician include:
- Installing light fixtures or ceiling fans
- Adding electrical outlets
- Installation or upgrading electrical panels
- Thermostat replacement
But how can you make sure you’re hiring the best electrician for the job? Below are 3 questions you can ask to help you make sure you’re hiring a skilled and competent electrician.
Make sure the electrician is licensed, bonded and insured:
Before hiring an electrician, verify that they are licensed in the state where the work will be taking place.
Electricians must meet training requirements before receiving a state license. In Oklahoma for example, the Oklahoma Construction and Industries Board issues licenses for electricians while in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing issues licenses for electricians.
Copeland Electric is bonded, insured and licensed in both Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Is the electrician responsive when you call?
Like all service professionals electricians can get very busy with a full schedule however, if an electrician has poor follow-up in answering customer phone calls that is the first red flag that you may need to seek services elsewhere.
Kevin Copeland, owner of Copeland Electric, places emphasis on follow up and communication with customers.
“Someone will answer the phone or call the customer right back,” Copeland says. “Customers can expect to speak with someone who is knowledgeable, courteous and friendly when they call Copeland Electric.”
Does the electrician have references?
Good, old-fashioned word of mouth as well as Google reviews are a great place to start when searching for a competent electrician. Find an electrician near you who has a track record of good recommendations.
Copeland Electric got its start based on word-of-mouth. In 2020, Copeland Electric was also honored as one of the top 3 “Best of the Best” in the River Valley by the Southwest Times Record.
Choosing an electrician is an important decision. Finding the best electrician for the job is a process. Contact Copeland Electric today and discuss your needs and find out why Copeland Electric has been recognized as among the “best of the best” in the River Valley.