30 days after movein with new wiring installed by this company, our house was struck by lightning - major damage. Could have caused fire. This company was paid $25-30k for wiring/trimout (we provided switches, dimmers, fixtures etc). We initially became suspicious when they installed doorbells + 60% of dimmers incorrectly. After strike, we hired another highly recommended electrician to put in a house surge protector. However on examination of prior work he found a # of serious code violations which he reported to city of NO. He described the work by saying "it took a large degree of incompetence and ignorance" to have wired house like this: 1. house not properly grounded probably causing strike damage 2. all 100yrold wiring left hanging from basemnt ceil 3. new wiring hanging throughout basement unprotected 3. 110 voltage box installed instead of correct 220 4. no arc faults 5. mixed brand breakers in each box 6. wires cut/crammed into the improper 110 box, etc. The principle for this company was notified of the strike, but never in entire year+ job did he inspect work of these electricians. Whenever contacted, he was extremely arrogant/argumentative. It was not until we requested that head city elec. inspector examine work that work was corrected and he became humble. City insp. reprimanded him (probably fined), said we could sue co., or let them fix or pay for someone else to fix. Only then was improper wiring fixed-took several tries/reinspections to complete.
Posted: 4/15/2010 • Link to this review