What to Look for in an Electrician, Electrical
Contractor or Electrical Company

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First be sure your Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Electrical Company is licensed.

Use this link to check for a valid Florida Contractor License: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp

It is possible to search by Name, License Number, City or County, or License Type.

And, you can see any complaints on the license and how long the person has been licensed. I believe that any company that has been in business 20 years or more has more credibility than a company that has not been in business that long.


So you have determined you are dealing with a licensed electrician, electrical contractor, electrical company.

And let us say you have determined you need a permit for your project.

Don’t let the electrical contractor talk you into pulling a home owner’s permit.

Be wary of any contractor trying to get you to pull the permit.

Better Business Bureau

Looking at electrician on the BBB gives you information such as: How long it has been in business, and whether the electrical contractor is BBB accredited, also what the electrical contractor’s rating is.

This link will take you to BBB West Florida. https://www.bbb.org/west-florida/

You can search by company name.

And then you can click on the Reviews & Complaints page which may give insight as to what other people have thought of working with that electrician.


With all the different ways to try to determine if you are dealing with a good electrical company, perhaps the best way is just talking with them.

Can you communicate well with the electrical contractor or office manager?

Do you get the feeling they have your best interest at heart? You can sometimes get a pretty good sense of an electrical company just by talking with them on the phone.


Tony LearyTony Leary
17:33 10 Dec 23
While not actually hiring, just them answering AND following up on a Sunday had me willing to hire them if needed. They advised I check with Duke first and that was indeed the issue.
Robert MooreRobert Moore
17:04 04 Dec 23
We have used Montgomery Electric on numerous occasions. The work has always been performed professionally and reasonably priced in my estimation. Charles is a Master Electrician so you can have confidence that the job is done correctly, no shortcuts. Arrives on time as scheduled and leaves no trace, with the exception of his fine work, behind. I Highly recommend Montgomery Electric for your electrical needs.
Ted JuhlTed Juhl
19:51 17 Nov 23
exceptional service . explains everything that he does very thoroughly. would highly recommend this company for any of your electrical needs
John HeatherlyJohn Heatherly
16:14 13 Nov 23
We have used Montgomery Electric for several jobs both big and small. Charles was very professional and efficient with the jobs. Chris in the office is available when called and has always given advice on jobs that we need taken care of.
Dr KT ErwinDr KT Erwin
16:20 07 Nov 23
Montgomery Electrical Services provides top quality professional service. Charles Montgomery, a Master Electrician, is skilled and efficient.
Fred WatkinsFred Watkins
15:57 18 Oct 23
We've used Montgomery Electric for years! They are very professional and honest. Recently we had some surge problems and found that our surge protector had blown up. We called Montgomery Electric and Chris (in the office) suggested some troubleshooting steps to take. We called her back to report the results and she immediately diagnosed the problem as being a Duke Energy "dropped neutral" issue. We contacted Duke Energy, they dispatched a truck and he confirmed the issue and repaired. Thank you Chris at Montgomery Electric for always being helpful.
J DineenJ Dineen
18:12 15 Sep 23
Montgomery Electrical did a good job. I would recommend them and I would call them again.
Barry TosdevineBarry Tosdevine
18:56 15 Jun 23
Charles recently did a lot of electrical work in my house involving the master bathroom, garage, kitchen, outside lights and outlets to bring everything up to code.Apart from being a perfectionist in his work, Charles arrived on time every day and cleaned everything up when finished.I have no hesitation recommending Charles for any electrical work you may need to have done.
Larry HLarry H
17:51 14 Jun 23
I have used Montgomery electric exclusively for the past several years. Charles (a master electrician) is extremely knowledgeable and never takes any shortcuts. His attention to detail and code ensures he job done properly every time. My highest recommendation is well deserved by Montgomery Electric
Chadwivk RhondaChadwivk Rhonda
12:22 29 Apr 23
He was very thorough, did not do any extra work to drive his price up gave me explanation of why I was having problems with an outlet. He was very helpful with determining what was important now and what can be added laterI would definitely be using him for any other electric service in the futureGreat price too, I was expecting a huge out of pocket expense, I was delighted to pay that bill.
Chris BuchananChris Buchanan
18:56 05 Apr 23
Charles of Montgomery electric is fantastic. I needed some outlets modernized and he did an excellent job. He was able to come the week I called, showed up promptly and was very courteous. He is a perfectionist and everything looks so clean and professional. My son has also used his services and referred him to me. 6star review!

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