Powell Electric

★★★★★
We're Your Trusted Los Angeles Electrician! There’s a good chance you’re here because you have an electrical problem. Maybe you would like to make your home the envy of your neighbors by adding indoor or outdoor lighting. What about home theater equipment, a home automation system, or any of the TOP-OF-THE-LINE products we can supply and install for you? Whatever your needs are, we have a professional technician ready to make your home safer, more beautiful, more comfortable, and more valuable!
  • 5625 West Washington Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90016

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  • 310-836-8076

About Powell Electric

Categories
  • Electricians
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Generators
  • Generator Repair
Details
  • Cable TV Wiring
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Generator Installation
  • Generator Repair
  • Install Ceiling Fans
  • Panel Upgrades
  • Phone Wiring
  • Landscape Lighting
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Doug was very efficient, polite, and did a wonderful job. We will call again if we require help.

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Doug was very efficient, polite, and did a wonderful job. We will call again if we require help.

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Juan was terrific- Tested all outlets, labeled new box, left work area clean- Would highly recommend Powell Elec!

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Juan was terrific- Tested all outlets, labeled new box, left work area clean- Would highly recommend Powell Elec!

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Mr. Martinez was knowledgeable, courteous and thorough in all phases of his work

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Mr. Martinez was knowledgeable, courteous and thorough in all phases of his work

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Your service rep was very professional and courteous, making the experience very satisfying.

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Your service rep was very professional and courteous, making the experience very satisfying.

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Excellent presentation, all well explained. Appreciate his professional attitude

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Excellent presentation, all well explained. Appreciate his professional attitude

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The technician "Mariano" did a beautiful job! I will certainly recommend Powell Electric to my friends- Thank you!

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The technician "Mariano" did a beautiful job! I will certainly recommend Powell Electric to my friends- Thank you!

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Thank you!! I will call for more work to be done on the outdoor lighting. The work done has been excellent!

5
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Thank you!! I will call for more work to be done on the outdoor lighting. The work done has been excellent!

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Powell is the only electric company we will ever use! Thanks!

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Powell is the only electric company we will ever use! Thanks!

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Just had Luciano out for an emergency service call, he was FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much, the service was very professional and prompt. We really appreciate the sense of urgency that your dispatcher and technician displayed. Luciano was so helpful!! Thanks again for great customer service.

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Just had Luciano out for an emergency service call, he was FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much, the service was very professional and prompt. We really appreciate the sense of urgency that your dispatcher and technician displayed. Luciano was so helpful!! Thanks again for great customer service.

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What a wonderful job your crew did on my front flowerbed ligheter; although I'm not surprised. Your company always does a good job! Thanks so much!

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What a wonderful job your crew did on my front flowerbed ligheter; although I'm not surprised. Your company always does a good job! Thanks so much!

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I have no complaints- worker was polite, courteous and helpful. When I need you I will call you!

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I have no complaints- worker was polite, courteous and helpful. When I need you I will call you!

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I would certainly use Powell Electric again. Service was terrific and Juan was fantastic!

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I would certainly use Powell Electric again. Service was terrific and Juan was fantastic!

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I was extremely impressed with the level of service and professionalism. Thank you for the great work. It is much appreciated.

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I was extremely impressed with the level of service and professionalism. Thank you for the great work. It is much appreciated.

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I just wanted to xpress my appreciation for the friendly and professional service provided by Bill Rose today. He handled all my issues efficiently and expertly and I will definitely be using this service again next time I have need.

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I just wanted to xpress my appreciation for the friendly and professional service provided by Bill Rose today. He handled all my issues efficiently and expertly and I will definitely be using this service again next time I have need.

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Just felt like giving a review about how pleased I am with the four different electrical jobs performed. They were articulate, courteous and conscientious and the cleaned up beautifully. They even tightened up a very loose wall outlet where my freezer is plugged into. that loose outlet has been an aggravation for years.

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Just felt like giving a review about how pleased I am with the four different electrical jobs performed. They were articulate, courteous and conscientious and the cleaned up beautifully. They even tightened up a very loose wall outlet where my freezer is plugged into. that loose outlet has been an aggravation for years.

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I had a problem with one of my smoke detectors and several of my lamps. I called Powell Electric this morning for service and Dana Sheets arrived within two hours. He fixed the smoke detector and diagnosed the problems with the lamps very quickly. He was friendly, courteous and professional. I would certainly call Powell Electric again and recommend the service to my friends.

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I had a problem with one of my smoke detectors and several of my lamps. I called Powell Electric this morning for service and Dana Sheets arrived within two hours. He fixed the smoke detector and diagnosed the problems with the lamps very quickly. He was friendly, courteous and professional. I would certainly call Powell Electric again and recommend the service to my friends.

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I was extremely impressed with all aspects of Powell Electric.

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I was extremely impressed with all aspects of Powell Electric.

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Walter Henry and Oscar did a fantastic job. Excellent work plus kept it neat and clean!! Thanks for everything!

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Walter Henry and Oscar did a fantastic job. Excellent work plus kept it neat and clean!! Thanks for everything!

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Powell Electric is my first choice when I need work done. I love your TV commercials and miss seeing them on TV. (where are they?)

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Powell Electric is my first choice when I need work done. I love your TV commercials and miss seeing them on TV. (where are they?)

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We didn't have the work done as it was more costly than we anticipated but the information we received was helpful. Very awesome!

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We didn't have the work done as it was more costly than we anticipated but the information we received was helpful. Very awesome!

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Your technicians were very thorough, knowledgeable, professional, polite, neat and I would definitely use them again. It was a pleasure dealing with them. Thank you for sending Luciano, per my request.

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Your technicians were very thorough, knowledgeable, professional, polite, neat and I would definitely use them again. It was a pleasure dealing with them. Thank you for sending Luciano, per my request.

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I had 2 electical outlets out and the new refrigerator near those outlets was making loud noises, so I called Powell Electric. Doug came by and fixed everything up quickly and professionally. The bill was $99 and he deducted the $45 coupon from the LA Times, so the final bill was $54. He also fixed something minor in the breaker panel. I was very pleased with the service and attitude of Doug. He explained everything he was doing and tested his work in front of me to make sure I was satisfied. I'd use them again in the future.

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I had 2 electical outlets out and the new refrigerator near those outlets was making loud noises, so I called Powell Electric. Doug came by and fixed everything up quickly and professionally. The bill was $99 and he deducted the $45 coupon from the LA Times, so the final bill was $54. He also fixed something minor in the breaker panel. I was very pleased with the service and attitude of Doug. He explained everything he was doing and tested his work in front of me to make sure I was satisfied. I'd use them again in the future.

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Dana came to my house and was friendly and efficient. He could not complete the work,but will be back tomorrow to finish.

5
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Dana came to my house and was friendly and efficient. He could not complete the work,but will be back tomorrow to finish.

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I'd like to say that I received GREAT customer service from Powell Electric when my life was put on hold last week when my power went out at my house. I have to admit that I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to electrical problems fuses/breakers, whatever. But the help that I got over the phone was over the top. He walked me through, very patiently I might add, how to reset those things in my panel - but it didn't work. Even though it was a Sunday, they brought a guy out to check out the cause of the power outage and found the problem in a matter of minutes. He did charge me for emergency service, which was expensive, but so worth it. Mariano was the electrician, and I really liked how he went about his job.

I like to know that in case of an emergency there's a reliable and PROFESSIONAL company I can call who will take care of my electrical needs AND look out for my best interest. If someone is out there looking for a quality electrician definitely give Powell Electric a call!

5
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I'd like to say that I received GREAT customer service from Powell Electric when my life was put on hold last week when my power went out at my house. I have to admit that I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to electrical problems fuses/breakers, whatever. But the help that I got over the phone was over the top. He walked me through, very patiently I might add, how to reset those things in my panel - but it didn't work. Even though it was a Sunday, they brought a guy out to check out the cause of the power outage and found the problem in a matter of minutes. He did charge me for emergency service, which was expensive, but so worth it. Mariano was the electrician, and I really liked how he went about his job.

I like to know that in case of an emergency there's a reliable and PROFESSIONAL company I can call who will take care of my electrical needs AND look out for my best interest. If someone is out there looking for a quality electrician definitely give Powell Electric a call!

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I had Powell Electric out on service order #171041.
Dave turned up on time and installed a cieling fan, cleaned up after himself. The price was good, and super friendly service. I would recommend powell electric to all my friends. I keep their night lite on in my bathroom......awsome

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I had Powell Electric out on service order #171041.
Dave turned up on time and installed a cieling fan, cleaned up after himself. The price was good, and super friendly service. I would recommend powell electric to all my friends. I keep their night lite on in my bathroom......awsome

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I had Powell Electric out on service order #171041.
Dave turned up on time and installed a cieling fan, cleaned up after himself. The price was good, and super friendly service. I would recommend powell electric to all my friends. I keep their night lite on in my bathroom......awsome

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I had Powell Electric out on service order #171041.
Dave turned up on time and installed a cieling fan, cleaned up after himself. The price was good, and super friendly service. I would recommend powell electric to all my friends. I keep their night lite on in my bathroom......awsome

Pros: Fast, clean and efficient

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Just call........They'll fix it in a flash! Its true! Fixed fast, and they are neat and clean too.

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Just call........They'll fix it in a flash! Its true! Fixed fast, and they are neat and clean too.

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Just call Powell....they'll fix it in a flash. Its true. Neat and clean also,

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Just call Powell....they'll fix it in a flash. Its true. Neat and clean also,

Pros: Good service

Cons: none

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I was a little hesitant to have this company come out since they charge $99, but they assured me it would be applied to any work I had done. First of all, they don't even intend to do any work that day. They send an actual salesperson who will lurk for "problems" so that he can try to sell you service you do NOT need.

I called them out to fix a ceiling light. He never even gave me a price on the light. Instead, he ran to the power box and tried to tell me what horrible work had been done in installing the box. I paid another electrician less than a year ago to install a new electrical box and it passed city inspection. I informed him of that and he told me that my city (La Habra) has inspectors that have no clue what they are doing. I called the city inspector and he told me it would be nearly impossible for an electrical box to pass inspection if it was not safe and in violation of codes as it goes through 2 inspections: city AND the electicity company. However, he was kind and agreed to come and re-inspect the box for me. Guess what- the box was fine! He told me that Powell Electric is constantly having to go out and make corrections to their jobs they do. He said Powell rarely passes an inspection on work they perform without corrections. Powell wanted nearly $3000 to perform these "repairs." They also told me that the work done on my house was so poor that I should file a complaint on the license of the guy who did the work on my house. They wanted me to get someone else in trouble and turns out at the Powell is the one that needs its license revoked!

I really have a hard time believing how this company has not been shut down. If you read the reviews, almost every single one is horrible. I wouldn't be surprised if the only positive reviews are by their own professional scam artist salespeople.

Another thing he tried to scam me on: the power outlets. I bought a house built in the 1950's that did not have grounded outlets. I had paid an electrician to ground some of the outlets. If powell comes with their outlet tester, do NOT believe it! He told me that EVERYTHING was done wrong and how dangerous it was and he said that it would be about $5000 to fix it. After finding out that they were scamming us on the electrical box, my husband bought an outlet tester. Our outlets were correctly grounded which shows that Powell has rigged up their outlet tester to make it appear like your outlets are incorrectly wired. SCAM!

Oh, and that light I wanted fixed, well he tried to pull the nice guy card and said they'd just take care of that for free when I had the work on the electrical box finished.

You have to be VERY careful with this company. As professional scam artists, they know how to try to scare you. The things they tell you sound believable. They try to create a sense of urgency to complete the work. Their tactic is to tell you do the "repairs" so that you protect your safety and then worry about filing a complaint against the other company later.

When I realized they were scamming me, i called for a refund of the fee they charge to come out. The guy told me he'd have to "research" my complaint and get back to me. I told him there was nothing he needed to research and I needed my money immediately. He accused me of lying to him that I had the box reinspected and was incredibly rude to me. I got my money back by the end of the conversation. If you have had this company come to your house, get your REFUND! And if you haven't had them come out, consider yourself fortunate and find someone else!

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I was a little hesitant to have this company come out since they charge $99, but they assured me it would be applied to any work I had done. First of all, they don't even intend to do any work that day. They send an actual salesperson who will lurk for "problems" so that he can try to sell you service you do NOT need.

I called them out to fix a ceiling light. He never even gave me a price on the light. Instead, he ran to the power box and tried to tell me what horrible work had been done in installing the box. I paid another electrician less than a year ago to install a new electrical box and it passed city inspection. I informed him of that and he told me that my city (La Habra) has inspectors that have no clue what they are doing. I called the city inspector and he told me it would be nearly impossible for an electrical box to pass inspection if it was not safe and in violation of codes as it goes through 2 inspections: city AND the electicity company. However, he was kind and agreed to come and re-inspect the box for me. Guess what- the box was fine! He told me that Powell Electric is constantly having to go out and make corrections to their jobs they do. He said Powell rarely passes an inspection on work they perform without corrections. Powell wanted nearly $3000 to perform these "repairs." They also told me that the work done on my house was so poor that I should file a complaint on the license of the guy who did the work on my house. They wanted me to get someone else in trouble and turns out at the Powell is the one that needs its license revoked!

I really have a hard time believing how this company has not been shut down. If you read the reviews, almost every single one is horrible. I wouldn't be surprised if the only positive reviews are by their own professional scam artist salespeople.

Another thing he tried to scam me on: the power outlets. I bought a house built in the 1950's that did not have grounded outlets. I had paid an electrician to ground some of the outlets. If powell comes with their outlet tester, do NOT believe it! He told me that EVERYTHING was done wrong and how dangerous it was and he said that it would be about $5000 to fix it. After finding out that they were scamming us on the electrical box, my husband bought an outlet tester. Our outlets were correctly grounded which shows that Powell has rigged up their outlet tester to make it appear like your outlets are incorrectly wired. SCAM!

Oh, and that light I wanted fixed, well he tried to pull the nice guy card and said they'd just take care of that for free when I had the work on the electrical box finished.

You have to be VERY careful with this company. As professional scam artists, they know how to try to scare you. The things they tell you sound believable. They try to create a sense of urgency to complete the work. Their tactic is to tell you do the "repairs" so that you protect your safety and then worry about filing a complaint against the other company later.

When I realized they were scamming me, i called for a refund of the fee they charge to come out. The guy told me he'd have to "research" my complaint and get back to me. I told him there was nothing he needed to research and I needed my money immediately. He accused me of lying to him that I had the box reinspected and was incredibly rude to me. I got my money back by the end of the conversation. If you have had this company come to your house, get your REFUND! And if you haven't had them come out, consider yourself fortunate and find someone else!

Pros: non

Cons: scam artists, dishonet, charge to come out to scam you

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Got a Powell Electric flyer. Kept it for a while, then had a recessed light stop working. Called to make an appointment. The office person was very helpful and set up a time at my convenience.

Dana came out, found the problem, and gave me a price before fixing it. When he finished, I had him do some lighting for my rear garden. He had great ideas, and nice fixtures.

I did not have previous poster's experiences. My impression was very positive.

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Got a Powell Electric flyer. Kept it for a while, then had a recessed light stop working. Called to make an appointment. The office person was very helpful and set up a time at my convenience.

Dana came out, found the problem, and gave me a price before fixing it. When he finished, I had him do some lighting for my rear garden. He had great ideas, and nice fixtures.

I did not have previous poster's experiences. My impression was very positive.

Pros: Satisfied customer

Cons: Not much

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Do NOT call Powell Electric! They are a rip off! I wish I would of checked out these reviews before calling them. No wonder they came out the same day as I called! What should of been a $200 - $300 job, was quoted as $1,300! I still had to pay their $99 service fee to come out to the house. I was ripped off! They are dishonest and should not be able to do business.

Update: I called another electrician and had the same work done. It cost us $280! How does Powell figure charging the extra $1,020! Maybe they think it was an honor to have them in my home! Please take the time and find a reputable electrician. Don't be scammed by their promising ads.

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Do NOT call Powell Electric! They are a rip off! I wish I would of checked out these reviews before calling them. No wonder they came out the same day as I called! What should of been a $200 - $300 job, was quoted as $1,300! I still had to pay their $99 service fee to come out to the house. I was ripped off! They are dishonest and should not be able to do business.

Update: I called another electrician and had the same work done. It cost us $280! How does Powell figure charging the extra $1,020! Maybe they think it was an honor to have them in my home! Please take the time and find a reputable electrician. Don't be scammed by their promising ads.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Scam!

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These guys are crooks, plain and simple. They charge a fee to do the estimate, then give a MASSIVE estimate you can't afford and expect the fee anyway. I wanted a ceiling fan outlet installed with NO WALL CUTTING at all, mind you, this was just to run the electric 8 feet up a wall and across the ceiling. This did NOT include the fan and did NOT include mounting the fan. Written estimtae: $1,380.00. I am 100% serious, these guys are CROOKS!!! Never, ever would I trust these guys. I asked if it was going to be platinum wire with a diamond encrusted junction box, then told him to LEAVE QUICKLY.

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These guys are crooks, plain and simple. They charge a fee to do the estimate, then give a MASSIVE estimate you can't afford and expect the fee anyway. I wanted a ceiling fan outlet installed with NO WALL CUTTING at all, mind you, this was just to run the electric 8 feet up a wall and across the ceiling. This did NOT include the fan and did NOT include mounting the fan. Written estimtae: $1,380.00. I am 100% serious, these guys are CROOKS!!! Never, ever would I trust these guys. I asked if it was going to be platinum wire with a diamond encrusted junction box, then told him to LEAVE QUICKLY.

Pros: None

Cons: What can I say, this company is run by crooks.

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They showed up very late . they said it would be around 2 but they called at 5:00 and showed at 6:00.

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They showed up very late . they said it would be around 2 but they called at 5:00 and showed at 6:00.

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Promised a noon - 3 PM service call. Did not show. I called at 4:45 and they said they were running "a little" late. DO NOT USE!!!

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Promised a noon - 3 PM service call. Did not show. I called at 4:45 and they said they were running "a little" late. DO NOT USE!!!

Cons: Did not show

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"We'll Fix It...In A Flash"



Est. 1971



Specialties: Appliance Circuits, Arc-Fault Breakers, Attic Fans, Breakers & Fuses, Ceiling Fans, Electrical Outlets, Electrical Panel, Replace Hazardous Panels & Breakers, Generators, GFCI Outlets, Landscape Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Meter Bases, Surge Protection



Products: Whole House Fans, Troubleshooting & Repair, Switches & Dimmers, Smoke Detectors, Recessed Lighting, Phone & Internet Cabling



Brands: Daybrite



Professional Associations: BBB Accredited Business

More about Powell Electric

Powell Electric began 40 years ago as a one-man operation dedicated to customer satisfaction. Today, we service over 90,000 repeat customers, covering the full spectrum of electrical contracting and field service - including residential, commercial and industrial jobs. We service all of Southern California. We have a State of California contractor’s license and a consumer affairs license. Powell Electric also has a $2 million liability insurance policy. Our Master Electrical Technicians are continuously trained in current codes and procedures. Our extensive training and certification allows us to guarantee our labor, as well as our parts, for one full year. Each of the 30 trucks in our fleet is outfitted with over $60,000.00 in equipment, tools, and materials to complete any job. Our warehouse holds over $1 million in stock and materials to accomplish the simplest to the most sophisticated kinds of installation and repair. Our dispatching office has real, articulate people answering the telephones - no recorded messages or pagers. Powell Electric has a 24-hour emergency service hot-line to get you out of trouble and fully operational. We want your business. We can provide you with a quality service that you will want to use again and again.

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