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From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
2204 W Clarendon DrDallas, TX 75208
Had a problem with a previous plumber trying to up sell me on gas repair. Thomas came out found that the previous plumber had caused the problem. He called the other big name company THAT STARTS WITH AN "E" and explained to them that they need to come and correct the problem and not charge me. $…
18110 Kelly BlvdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Sheffield Intermediate is an educational institution that offers a range of academic programs for students in grades three through five. The school maintains a leadership academy and library. It conducts concerts and meetings, as well as offers a variety of food options for lunch. Sheffield Intermediate provides maintains …
11910 Greenville Ave Ste 650Dallas, TX 75243
1325 Whitlock Ln Ste 310Carrollton, TX 75006
From Business: Sheffield Saw & Tool is a full service company offering sales, sharpening, and repair of all cutting tools, specializing in carbide tipped circular saw blades. We combine state-of-the-art hi-tech German Vollmer automatic sharpening machines with the old world skill of hammering and tensioning, performed by a Master Sawsmit…
2770 Bardin RdGrand Prairie, TX 75052
My husband and I moved into the Sheffield Square Apartments of Grand Prairie, TX, in October of 2011. At the time, they were owned by Gables, another apartment company. I believe in December/January, Sheffield Square Apartments was sold to Advenir. Overall, Sheffield Square apartments has been m…
8380 Warren Pkwy Ste 100Frisco, TX 75034
Very incompetent staff!Dr. Sheffield(or staff) sent incomplete prescription to pharmacy causing me great hassle and health issues. Staff is very incompetent as they do not do what they say they will (more than once), do not follow thru (more than once)and are seem generally lazy. Worst staff and…
From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
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How interesting that the two positive reviews for this scumbag came on the same day almost 9 years ago. Pure coincidence, I'm sure.Paul, if you're going to have family, friends, or office staff write fake positive reviews for you, at least be less obvious about it.Mr. Esquivel should have been permanently disbarred years ago. He has now TWICE been issued multi-year suspensions by the Texas bar. His latest misconduct: "The District 10 Grievance Committee found that Esquivel neglected a client matter, failed to communicate with clients, failed to obtain prior consent from a client before entering into a fee arrangement for outside counsel to handle the representation, failed to refund unearned fees, failed to return a client file, and failed to supervise non-lawyer staff on immigration matters."He is a con man, plain and simple. He pretends to practice immigration law because it's easy to take $1,500 from someone in total desperation, do virtually nothing for the client, lose the case, but then face no consequences since the client is ultimately deported (and doesn't know how to file and pursue a grievance anyway). You have to be epically horrible to be disciplined even once in immigration law. Screw enough people over a long enough time, though, and it catches up to you even in this area of the law, where lawyers defraud their clients with impunity.STAY AWAY.
Their service was great, attorneys and staff was great, always contacted me when ever they got something from immigration.
Mr. Cox is the best criminal defense lawyer of Dallas. He would do all and anything for the best interest of his clients. He’s the guy to call when you’re in need of someone to defend you. He is a very well experienced trial lawyer, and that’s exactly what brought me to him. He knows his defense, and that makes him even more an exceptional criminal defense lawyer.
What has happened to businesses these days? The worst is getting worse. No one is ever in the office. How long are lunches and breaks. Always a closed sign on the door. Do people really get paid honest wages for half or none working habits. No answering service, the phone just rings. I am not entirely influenced by every bad review I hear about and read upon. I believe in my own observations and giving people the benefit of the doubt but the one review/report I read may have true merit. From what I can see, there is no professionalism, no consideration for prospective residents. I'll pass on seeking residency at Casa Pacifica.
please dont waste your money with this law firm. they are just after your money. they DONOT care about your case. My ex owned several sucessfull businesses and they dint do any evaluation on any of the business he owned and try to settle my case by getting me nothing.she showed up herself for 1 minute during my mediation. i spent over 30000 thousands on them and still they dint settle my case. PLEASE be aware
Stop and think before moving here. Place is a dump and lets not start on how bad parking is. Maintenance person is horrible, been in my place for 6 months and have put in several request for problems I've had since I moved in with nothing resolved. The pest control company is always skipping weeks and loses paperwork as to which apartment they need to go to. The smell in the area is horrible, including drainage even after I complained. Everything is old and outdated both inside and out. Can't wait till I leave this dump!
Worst place to live. I lived there for 10 months and it was an experience from hell. Where should I begin... Zero pest control. Place has roaches size of rats... Nasty nasty nasty place. Dog shit all around. They have a dog park which never gets cleaned. It does not even has real grass. It has one of those fake turfs (green color mat) which stinks up the place realy bad. Wait til its a weekend. Beer bottles and cans all over the place. There is 1 assigned parking spot per apartment which you pay $10/ month. Random people will park their car in the spot at night and then you have to go park your car at nearby 7 / 11. Try complaining to the office people. They will tell you to call courtesy officer and that courtesy officer will tell you to call the cops. Even tried that and cops did not want to come out there for parking spot dispute. Next in line... extra charges when your lease ends. Eventhough we had our lease for 10 months and we gave a notice 2 months in advance. We got slammed with $678 for BREAKING THE LEASE!!!! yes. Thats right. Lady at the office who took the letter from us either forgot to file it or misplaced it. God knows what she did with it but yeah.. we got slammed for 678 for her mistake. I have been renting for 7 years in tx and never missed a payment and have an excellent renting history. Spoke to the manager (3rd manager in 10 months) she was suppose to call back but never happened. So yeah... keep those extra fees in mind when renting. Rent at your own risk. Oh did i mention that people break into your car at night! Yup.... take your belongings with you when parking the car. They have no security measures in place.
I hired Mr. Padian to represent my husband on a parole revocation over a year ago. He has produced nothing positive. He missed the deadline to re-open the hearing and then claimed that he found no grounds. He failed to return phone calls, emails and text messages. He requested additional fees following his initial contract but provided nothing not even a visit to meet my husband. He lied to me repeatedly, provided me with incorrect information and incorrect procedures and rules. My husband eventually had his parole revoked even though the charges against him were dismissed and has been returned to prison. Mr. Padian did not attend the revocation hearing leaving my husband's defense attorney to handle the revocation hearing. He has not returned any of the fees nor offered any future plans to address his parole future. BEWARE
They are the biggest scammers around. I was rear ended on one of the highways in Dallas and having a difficult time with the insurance company. My wife referred me to these clowns and have had nothing but the run around. You never deal with the same person, they are liars, they hold your settlement with the lies trying to negotiate your medical with the physicians they send you to, can’t speak with Mr. Godsey, I can go on and on....all of there negative reviews are the same everyone is not lying. You better run from Ijustgothit.com
Had a very good experience with Mr. Hughes in my drug possession case in Dallas. He worked with me and with probation.
There are different kinds of electricians. Some mostly work with contractors to install and map out electrical circuits inside homes and commercial buildings while others lay wire for large projects such as telephone lines and traffic lights. Keep this in mind when narrowing your search for a professional. If you need a tradesperson to work on your home or building, contact an inside or house wire expert. These professionals specialize in designing and putting new electrical systems in place for houses and commercial buildings.
When you contact an electrical contractor, describe the job that needs completing. Maybe you have a large project, like a remodeling plan that requires new wiring, or a small one, such as replacing a light switch or socket. Let the electrician know. Not every person you call will have the training and know-how to do more complex work.
To further hone your search, make sure you ask electricians the following questions before hiring:
1. Are You Licensed?
Trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical work require contractors to carefully install complicated systems that could be hazardous if they're installed incorrectly. Therefore, most states require electricians to receive training and obtain a license before working. An electrician that's licensed is one that's competent and knowledgeable enough of his or her trade to install and maintain electrical systems.
Electricians must complete thousands of hours of training in order to get a license to practice their trade, so make sure not only the company you choose but the employees doing the work show you their license. When you view the license, ensure that it's up to date and that it's issued by your state.
2. Are You Bonded?
There's potentially a lot that can go wrong if a tradesperson like an electrician installs wiring the wrong way. To spare you and your home or office from subpar work, make sure the electrician is bonded. Being bonded means the professional has an intermediary that can pay for any damage caused to a property or foot the bill if the contractor fails to finish the job.
3. Are You Insured?
Besides a bond, you also need an electrician that's insured. Many states require contractors to carry some form of insurance along with their license. Insist that whomever you hire has the proper amount of insurance for the work you need done and call the insurer to check the policy.
See that who you hire for the job has liability and workers' compensation insurance so you don't end up paying for injuries or accidents caused by the company's work. Workers' compensation insurance means the business can provide for any of its employees if they're hurt on the job.
4. Is Your Business Licensed?
Not only should you check that the electrician is licensed by your state, you should also ask if his or her company has the certification to operate in your area. Both the electrician as well as the business he or she works for need licenses either issued by the state or local municipality.
5. Who Will Do the Work?
Ensure the person who actually comes out to complete the work is licensed, bonded and insured. You need to know not just the company that's doing the work but the person they're sending out to your home or building. Make sure the employee doing the job isn't an unsupervised apprentice. If it happens that the business uses a subcontractor, check with both the company and the tradesperson that the same kind of bond and insurance applies for that subcontractor as it would for an employee.
6. How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
If you have a small and simple job that needs completing, such as a new light switch, then ask the electrician how much they charge for it before hiring him or her. When it comes to larger, more intensive and time-consuming work, you'll want to inquire about the contractor's hourly rate. Many tradespeople will offer to come out to your home or building, examine it and give you an estimate as well as tell you how much they charge per hour. It's best to get this in writing before proceeding.
While you're at it, call several electricians to come out to your home to give you an estimate on the work. This way you can get an idea of what the average price of the job will be.
7. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Many reputable tradespeople provide warranties for their work. Inquire if both the labor and parts the electrician uses are under warranty and how long the work is guaranteed for.
8. Do You Have or Need a Permit?
Depending on what kind of repairs or installation you need, your city could require a permit for the electrical work. Ask your electrician if the job calls for one and have him or her put the permit under his or her name. Ensuring the tradesperson obtains a permit will safeguard you from any blame if the labor turns out to be subpar.
Finding a trustworthy electrician isn't hard, but you must do your due diligence. Make sure whomever you hire is licensed, bonded and insured, and that the professional can show you proof of all three as well as get the necessary permit for the job. Besides these important factors, you can take further steps to guarantee you obtain a reputable tradesperson.
1. Get Referrals
Ask your family, friends or neighbors if they can recommend a professional to you and inquire if they're pleased with the work. Better yet, ask them if they can show you the project the electrician completed and ask them how long it took the worker to complete it.
2. Look Online
It can't hurt to also check electricians out online. Look for reviews, ratings and, most importantly, see if they have any complaints on file with your municipality or with your local business bureaus. If former customers filed grievances against them, you may want to steer clear.
3. Ask for a Quote
Reputable electricians will give you a quote for small work over the phone if you ask and will travel to your home to quote you a price for larger jobs. Be wary of one that declines to give you an estimate or insists that he or she charge you for coming out to your house.
4. Ask Them About Their Experience
Being bonded, licensed and insured is all well and good, but you also need an experienced professional to do the work. With that said, interview electricians about past projects they completed and how many years they've been in business or how much training they have.
5. Be Wary of Suspiciously Low Estimates
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.
While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs. They are usually split up into three groups: outside, inside and residential.
Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
Residential: If you're a homeowner, you'll most likely need to hire an electrician that specializes in residential wiring. Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Like many trade groups, electricians learn their craft by going to vocational schools and shadowing professionals on the job. In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level.
If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Many do-it-yourself enthusiasts might be inclined to fix electrical problems around their home, but they risk shock and bodily injury. It's always best to call a licensed electrician, even if you have something as small as an improperly working wall outlet.
Keep the following safety tips in mind: