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General Questions
 
Do you do commercial or residential work?  We serve both commercial and residential customers.  
 
Do you do new construction or repair?  We usually focus our services on repair, but occasionally do new construction work.
 
What are your typical projects?  Fuse panel/breaker box upgrades, replacement, or relocation; meter box repairs; generator transfer switch installations; three-phase commercial repair; and almost any residential repair.
 
How long have you been in business?  Essex Electrical Service, Inc. has served all of Broward county from Dania Beach to Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood to Miramar since 1989.  Our master electrician has been doing electrical work in Florida for more than twenty-five years. 
 
Do I need to be home when you do the work?  If we are doing work on the outside of your home, we often can do the job without you being home.  We will discuss this with you based upon the specific of your work.  If you need to be home, we will coordinate the work with you for a convenient date and time. 

 


Contact our Master Electrician 24-hours a day:  954.980.0820

Email: keith@essexelectricalservice.com


  
License/Permit Questions 
 
Are you licensed?  Yes, we are licensed and insured.  Certified Electrical Contractor License No. EC13005853.  You should always verify your contractors are properly licensed.
 
Do I need a permit?  Under Florida law, a permit is required "to erect, install, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical . . . system."  Florida Building Code Section 104.1.1.  Whether your particular project requires a permit depends upon the work being requested.  If a permit is requested/required, we will obtain a permit, perform the work, obtain the inspection, and include the cost of the permit in the cost of the job.
 
 
Price/Cost Questions
 
How much does it cost to change a fuse box to a breaker panel?  For a complete replacement from an old fuse box to a complete new breaker panel is approximately $1,100, but can be more or less depending upon the specific job.
 
How much does an estimate cost?  Do you give free estimates?  All estimates are free.
 
What are your rates?  For projects billed on an hourly basis, during regular business hours, the hourly rate is $95/hour.  During evenings, weekends, and holidays, the hourly rate is $125/hour with a minimum charge of 2 hours. 

What methods of payment do you accept?  VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, check, or cash. 
 

 

Keith Harrod, Owner of Essex Electrical Service, explains his company philosophy:  
 
"We do what we said we would do, when we said we would do it, and for the price we said it would be."

 


About Us 

Who will do the actual work?  Will you subcontract out my job?  
Our master electrician, Keith Harrod, does all of the electrical work.  We do not hire other electricians to do our work.  If your job requires work from other trades or services (such as pouring concrete, hooking up a water line, etc.) we may hire or coordinate other trades or professionals, but the electrical work will be done by Essex Electrical Service and no one else.
 
Where are you located?  We serve all of Broward county.
 
Do you work on weekends?  Only for emergency calls.  Unless it's an emergency, it is more cost-effective for the customer to schedule the work for regular business hours.

Are there any references I can contact about your work?  Certainly.  Please send us an email at keith@essexelectricalservice.com and we will provide you with name and contact numbers.  

 

Have a different question?  Just drop us an email and we will respond promptly:  keith@essexelectricalservice.com 


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