How To Choose a Electrical Contractor
In Ontario, all Electrical Contractors must be licensed and display their ESA/ECRA credentials on all company correspondance,advertising and all vehicles. We recommend that you should consider all these factors.
|Are they focused on "Residential Retrofits" ? This is not the same as new construction residential. We recommend you ask their "Specialty" first .|
|Do they understand it is your Home, and not just another jobsite? Do they protect your floors and clean up at the commencement of each day?|
|Do they take responsibility for repairs to walls, ceiling and other surface as a result of the scope of work?|
|Do they have sufficient manpower to be focused on your job? Or do they spend most of their time on the cell phone apologizing to/juggling you and other customers?|
|Do they sub-contract their work to others ignoring the quality of Workmanship and the finished product?|
|Do they actually have a place of business to answer the phone, support the employees in the field, and provide suitable training for them?|
|Are they in business for at least 10 years? Or do they just claim to be? Check for these answers at our
|Do they spend time at a free quotation to clearly understand the scope of work and state in writing when promised? Do they offer several past customer references?|
|What is their record or status at "BBB"(Better Business Bureau) or "Homestars", or are they even listed.
Are they members of the "OEL"(Ontario Electrical League) or "ACP"(Authorized Contractor Program)?
|Do they have a diligent group of professionals dedicated to your job only? Or, do they subcontract their work to others, ignoring quality assurance?|
| Do they have a Health and Safety policy? Many Residential Retrofit companies are too small to be required by law to have a Health and Safety policy. Do they at least provide WSIB coverage for their employees
(By law they must).
|Do they spend the time upon completion to walk through the job to ensure total customer satisfaction? Or do they simply presume everything is to standards until a complaint is lodged.|