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From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
555 S Interstate 35 Ste 500New Braunfels, TX 78130
Rush peterbuilt in Lake hamilton florida is the worst customer service our company has ever dealt with....we have dealt with other Rush truck centers and they been great....our company has purchase over 70 peterbuilt trucks thru rush truck...this location has had one of our new peterbuilt for o…
8922 Interstate 10 EConverse, TX 78109
From Business: Rush Enterprises operates the largest network of heavy and medium- duty truck dealerships in North America. Its current truck operations include a network of 107 locations located throughout the United States in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, North Carol…
16870 S Interstate 35Buda, TX 78610
From Business: Rush Enterprises operates the largest network of heavy and medium- duty truck dealerships in North America. Its current truck operations include a network of 84 locations located throughout the United States in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, North Caroli…
9504 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78233
Sold my daughter a 2009 Nissan Altima and we've had nothing but trouble with it. In the 1st 5 months the transmission, struts, E Vac and battery cables all have gone out. Leave my 19 year old daughter with repair estimates exceeding $2,100.00. Befire the sake was final Clarence presented himself…
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The first day on the job, the main water line was busted. I called to discuss with the job lead, he was automatically defensive & kept telling me that "it states in the contract we don't cover plumbing". He also told me "if we included plumbing we would never make any money. We ALWAYS hit water lines. Nine times out of ten we will run into plumbing issues".I asked if the job site could be cleaned up. There is wire, rebar, roots & concrete left all over. Not to mention there was no attempt to smooth out the dirt once finished. Scott seemed annoyed by this request and just stacked some tree roots & cement off to the side. A few days after the job was completed a building inspector showed up & informed us that Carl's CDX never called to have their work inspected & the job would need to dug back up. I attempted to reach someone at the office. After 3 attempts, I got in contact with Katie. When I stated who I was she was automatically on the defense. I asked if I could speak with Carl & was told "Scott is the lead on your job and he is more than capable of answering your questions". I told her that I was no longer comfortable working with him and would prefer to speak with Carl directly. I explained that a building inspector was on site & said the job was not complete. Her response was "I will try and call him but if he does not answer then there is nothing I can do to help you". Carl calledl within a few minutes. He said he would call the inspector & would come to the job site himself. A few days later one of the helpers showed up and was digging up the job site & left. At some point the inspector showed up, without anyone from Carl's CDX & inspected the job. The work passed inspection but now we have 3 holes that need to be coveredI am shocked at the lack of professionalism from this company. I have given them plenty of opportunities to make this situation right. Unfortunately there has been no attempt or interest to listen to the customer.
The quickest and easiest car buying experience I've ever had! Joe Constancio was professional, knowledgeable, and an asset to their sales team. Joe was able to answer all our questions and I never felt like he was pushy ( like most car salesmen). Lol He was able to workout a great deal, and there was NO HAGGLING. We told him what we wanted and he made that happen.It was the quickest car buying experience due to the no haggling. After, we worked with Joe we worked with Adam Langford from the finance department. He was also professional and knowledgeable about the finance aspect. He had an easy going personality and helped us complete the deal.If your in the market for a new vehicle and want a honest deal go see them!
I recently purchased a vehicle from Roger Beasley Hyundai New Braunfels. The Internet price was not honored and the rebates advertised by being written on the windshield of the vehicles at the dealership lot were not applied. The salesman came up with certain stipulations that were not disclosed nor clearly advertised. After delivery of the vehicle we noticed that two of the add-on features that we were charged for were missing. It took 30 days before they were delivered after they were told that we would write in to the BBB. They were then delivered the same day 30 days later.Received registration and license plates in the mail. Noticed that the tags were registered for another city and county. The dealership put the wrong zip code in. Called in to the dealership to address problem and was told that it was not a issue. To put the registration on anyway and in two years it would be changed when the paperwork is sent to the dealership because the paperwork is sent to the dealership first before it is sent to the customer for the first two years. After trying to make them understand that we wouldn't ever receive the correct paperwork because the zip code was wrong we went to the registration department in our city and paid to have the correct county and city changed. Per registration department we did the right thing because that would not have worked.
I bought my dream car, a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport car on November 08,2014. You could not ask for better people to deal with. I give them a 10. Especially Doug, my salesman. They will bend over backwards to get you into the automobile you want. Thank You, You all are Great!!!!!!
I had a flat tire after work today and stopped at Roger Beasley. I couldn't get ahold of my husband and didn't know where else to go. Quentin tried to fill my tire up with air, but it wasn't working. Getting a little desperate at this point, I asked Rick if I could test drive a car to my daughter's school. He asked me what kind of car I would like to drive and what features I was interested in. I told him a Sonata- and air conditioned seats! I put the carseat in the car and, in my haste, broke my thumbnail off. Enter Rick to the rescue with a bandaid! We drove to my daughter's school and picked her up, and Rick looked up tire places that were open. When I came back, Quentin had put on my spare for me. Incredible service from two guys who knew I wasn't going to buy a car. Because of them, my daughter wasn't stranded at school, and I got my kids and myself home in one piece. THIS is the kind of service car dealerships should have. Thank you Roger Beasley Hyundai!
I had been shopping for a vehicle for a couple of months, trying to find the perfect car. A friend of mine recommended a Hyundai, my first reaction was no way. I ended up going to the Hyundai store per my friends recommendation in New Braunfels and found a perfect car! Thank you so much for my new Sonata! Awesome team!
I had been shopping for a vehicle for a couple of months, trying to find the perfect car. A friend of mine recommended a Hyundai, my first reaction was no way. I ended up going to the Hyundai store per my friends recommendation in New Braunfels and found a perfect car! Thank you so much for my new Sonata! Awesome team! Wm R.-what does the radio ads have to do with the service? Good job Roger Beasley Hyundai!!
Had vehicle at my mechanics to check it out. While vehicle at my mechanic, the salesman sold to another customer. He didn't have the courtesy to call me first. I returned that day to purchase vehicle and he told me it was sold.
Luke McDonald is courteous and knowledgeable and so helpful. Both Mr. Green and his Right hand man Luke are the best! I would highly recommend them.
Matt is a great guy! Really enjoyed doing business with him and he has some very good deals.
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: