Need Electrical Work? Take Appropriate Steps for Soliciting Bids to Find the Best Contractor

If you’re about to embark on an electrician search to complete a repair or other electrical project for your home, choosing an experienced, professional electrician is crucial. Your decision ultimately could mean the difference between a job well done and your worst nightmare, particularly if you need complete electrical wiring for a new home or a major renovation.

At Gary Houston Electric Company (GHEC), we’re confident you’ll be satisfied with our track record, but we also recognize the importance of doing your homework. We’ve listed some of the steps to take before hiring your contractor:

1 Verify the contractor has a valid license appropriate for the job – you can’t always take a company’s word for it. You should also check to see if there have been any complaints filed or disciplinary action taken against the contractor.

2 Most people know to ask for references, but the key is actually checking them. Not only should you speak with past clients to obtain specific information about the contractor’s performance, try to look at finished and even ongoing projects if possible.

3 It’s commonly advised to get at least three written bids or estimates using the same specs so you can accurately compare costs and get a feel for the contractor’s approach to the job. Beware of substantially lower bids, because it likely means a mistake has been made or all of the work wasn’t included.


  • We’ve been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2001 and hold its highest rating. Click here to watch a video on how trust is a primary factor considered by consumers before doing business with any company.
  • GHEC is certified through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. This distinction is recognized globally as the leading indicator of successful green building project completion.
  • We are also members of the Little Rock Executives’ Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas, and National Association of Home Builders.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best among residential electricians in Little Rock, AR. Call us at 501-375-8330, or contact us here for more information.