In central Arkansas, you have many residential electricians to choose from, and the choices may seem a little overwhelming. How can you be sure that you’re making an informed decision?

Gary Houston Electric has been central Arkansas’ leading provider of commercial and residential electrical services since 1978, with a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction that has turned new customers into return customers since the first day we opened for business. When you are looking for a qualified electrical contractor, here are a few things you might consider:

Do your research

Any reputable contractor will happily provide current references to prospective clients, and you should also check them out with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and your social media accounts! You should also find out how long that the company’s been in business. When all other considerations are equal, there is simply no substitute for experience!

Get an estimate

It’s standard operating procedure to solicit bids for any contracting job, and most estimates are based on standard hourly labor rates and the cost of materials and overhead. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you need a more detailed explanation of the charges on any estimate, and always be cautious about a bid that comes in substantially lower than the others. What corners are they cutting to offer you that price?

Trust your instincts

Electrical contractors are typically bonded and insured, but it’s also important that you’re comfortable inviting them into your home. As the client, you hold the power, and if there’s something that just doesn’t seem right about a contractor, take your business elsewhere!

Our team at Gary Houston Electric knows that you have many choices of household energy contractors, and hope that you’ll give us a chance to earn your business! We specialize in locating and solving electrical problems common in older homes, and are always committed to helping Arkansans use electricity safely and efficiently. Contact us online for a free consultation, or give us a call at (501) 375-8330 if you have any questions!