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Whether you’re expanding your office space to accommodate new business, or you have an idea to make your home more comfortable, it’s always important to start with a good plan!

Our team at Gary Houston Electric has been providing quality electrician services to central Arkansas since 1978, and we’ve helped thousands of customers expand and remodel their homes and businesses. We’re a phone call away if you want to schedule a free estimate, but we recommend asking yourself a few basic questions before you begin renovation:

Is the renovation cost-effective?

Renovation and expansion costs can often be challenging to estimate, particularly if it’s an older building with asbestos or outdated wiring. We understand that you’re sentimental about your home or office, and want to preserve your family or company history, but sometimes relocating is a better move when you outgrow a space.

What permits do I need to acquire?

You’ll typically need to file a building permit if you’re expanding, but even if you’re not making changes to the physical exterior of the property, it can’t hurt to do some online research and make some phone calls to confirm what’s required in your county, city, or neighborhood.

What professionals will I need to hire for this project?

The next step is to make sure that you hire the right professionals to take care of your carpentry, plumbing, and electrical construction. Do your research with the Better Business Bureau, or with online websites such as Angie’s List, and don’t be afraid to ask for recent references. When you’re hiring multiple contractors, be sure that they’re on the same page before the work begins. Contractors often have certain specialty areas, but are accustomed to coordinating with other contractors to ensure that each part of the project works according to plan.

At Gary Houston Electric, no job is too big or too small, and we’re a phone call or mouse click away if you have any questions about remodeling or expansion. We enjoy large amounts or repeat and referral business, and we’re ready to make you our next satisfied customer! If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a free, no obligation estimate, click here to contact us, or give us a call at (501) 375-8330.

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