Rick Morgan is the owner & master electrician at Lightning Electrical. He is the father of two daughters, a lover of fishing, football, and family vacations. Rick has lived in Austin since 1984, has worked in the electrical field since 1982, and plans on being an electrical contractor for many more years. As a seasoned Austin electrician, he guarantees Lightning Electrical will provide professional, quality electrical service to every customer. Lightning Electrical is an A-rated member of the Better Business Bureau, a member of Austin Apartment Association, and a top rated professional on HomeAdvisor.
We know when it comes to making a decision on which Austin electrician to call, you have many choices. So, you should shop around and make an informed decision before calling just any Austin electrician. Checking with the Better Business Bureau is a great resource. Lightning Electrical is a proud A-rated member of the Better Business Bureau. You may want to contact a few master licensed electrical contractors and explain to them what your electrical needs are. If it is a minor electrical project like installing a ceiling fan or replacing a light, they should be able to give you an estimated price over the phone. However, if you have a more serious electrical problem, for example, you have lost power in your home; the electrical contractor will have to send an Austin electrician out to troubleshoot your electrical problem. In this case, the electrical contractor should be able to give you an estimated cost for the electrical service they provide. Ask before scheduling an appointment if the electrical contractor provides free estimates. Most established professional licensed electrical contractors will provide free estimates.
Another important factor when deciding what Austin electrician you put your trust into is the electrical contractors’ credentials. As required by N.E.C. (National Electrical Code) and the state of Texas, anyone that provides an electrical service must have a valid electrical license, and in order to obtain an electrical contractor’s license the owner must have obtained a master electrical license through the state where the work is performed. In addition to the electrical contractor's license, they should have a minimum amount of liability insurance. The N.E.C. requires the Austin electrician to have the electrical contractor's license # displayed on their vehicles. When you call an Austin electrician, ask if they have an electrical master's license and contractor's license. This contractor license # is also required to be displayed on any written estimate your given, the invoice, and any advertisements.