Deer Hill Electrical Services LLC
With our experienced technicians, we offer you modern solutions with a personal touch. We are young and driven to grow. As such, we pride ourselves in our knowledge, abilities, cutting-edge tools and technology (i.e. Thermal imaging), along with the ability to convey pertinent information in a way that you can understand, without feeling like you're being talked down to or tricked like so many other handy-men or contractors do. Veteran owned and operated.
I always enjoy being able to help customers with their respective problems, and their satisfaction with my work is directly related to the enjoyment I take in performing the work.
Being able to solve problems in creative and mutually beneficial ways is always great.
The satisfaction from a job well done and a happy client are the main things I enjoy about working with my hands.
Frequently asked questions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Licensed Electrician in multiple states/municipalities, including:
-Missouri, License No. 2021015180
-Virginia, License No. 2710073352
-Tennessee, License No. 61813
-Washington DC, License No. EJ2004225
Certified Infrared Thermographer
8 years experience in electricity, 6 years onboard a nuclear powered submarine, with two-years formal schooling in the Navy.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
-$75 call-out fee, then $75/hr every hour after plus materials.
-Work requiring a permit, $300 fee added
-Larger projects may qualify for a lower hourly rate on a case-by-case basis.
Emergency (Outside Normal Business Hours) Work;
-Drive time included in hourly rate.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
For electrical work, or any other trades, realize that the greater cost of hiring a professional isn't just because we're proud.
As contractors, we are required to prove that we meet a required level of knowledge on our trade through written tests, and to then prove we are continuing our education continually to stay up to date with current codes and any changes.
To even sit for a licensing exam, we must prove multiple years of experience to be licensed.
Additionally, just being licensed isn't enough to work in a trade on your own (in some localities). We must also prove we are insured and bonded, that way if we damage your home we are legally liable for damages resulting from our work.
Handymen are typically not any of these!! They then lack the incentive licensed professionals have to perform satisfactory work. Even if something goes wrong as a result from any work they did, they aren't liable, nor can you threaten them with having their license revoked since they have none.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Before questioning price, or going to the lowest bidder, remember a few things;
-You're not only paying for the service/product, you're paying for their time, tools, gas, years of experience, licensing fees, contractor's bond, insurance, parts, and THEN the product.
I'd rather be known as a quality electrical contractor at fair market prices than a discount handy-man Dan, and I'm sure most other contractors/tradesman would be too.