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Location 
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Description
$ 1500
Feb 2008
Boise, ID
New breaker box and electrical installation  more... close row
$ 230
Feb 2008
Akron, OH
Electrician fixed the problem but not well  more... close row
$ 1000
Jun 2007
Lancaster, PA
electrician finished work in two days  more... close row
$ 1900
Oct 2008
Cashiers, NC
Electrical work for remodeling  more... close row
$ 390
Apr 2008
Portland, Or.
Six hours of overpriced circuit installation  more... close row
$ 1250
Apr 2008
Miami, FL
Electrician chosen from a referral  more... close row
$ 908
May 2006
Forks Washington
Rural location means electrician charges for travel  more... close row
$ 135
Sep 2007
Boston, MA
Basic repairs and junction box added  more... close row
$ 80
Jan 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Easy installation of dryer outlet  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Boston, MA
Repairing door buzzers in condo building  more... close row

Description of service

Our buzzers in our condo building were not working. So, we had a company come to replace some of the broken buttons in both the main station and the stations in the individuals units. They had to replace some of the entire stations and in the others, just the buttons. They charged 50 dollars per hour for labor and about 60 dollars per each station that was replaced.


Review of Service

The electricians did the work fairly promptly. They came about a week after we called to schedule an appointment. They did not bring enough stations with them but they came back about a week later to install the remaining station. Unfortunately, they did not test the stations properly. They said that they tested all of them. However, two of the units have stations that still do not work. Because the price is fairly good and they are familiar with the system, I will probably have them complete the job.


Tips

In retrospect, it would have been a good idea to make sure that the electricians came with all of the necessary supplies. While it should really be their responsibility, the burden unfortunately falls on the customer. So, I would be specific exactly how many things need to be repaired and make sure that they bring enough with them. Also, if they do not bring what they need, remember that it is not your fault. It is theirs. Thus, they should not charge you for another service call.