WireChief Electric's Reviews
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Pot Lights Rewiring
Octavio helped me the obtain an electrical permit and arrange a city inspection after my contractor’s electrician failed to do so. He needed to rewire my kitchen pot lights to bring them up to code. He did all of this while I was out of the country. He and his office administrator, were really great and responsive as I tried to arrange the logistics of keys and coordinating with the city inspector.
Octavio’s work was seamless. He was totally professional and is clearly skilled at his trade. He puts all his important credentials, licensing and insurance information right up front on his website. What really told me that I had someone outstanding was when I called the city inspector. Octavio came HIGHLY recommended.
He sets a high standard, and I wish that all tradespeople were as professional as Octavio. I am grateful for his help and excellent work. I recommend him highly to others.
Install of two large light fixtures by Brennan and another worker. The service was excellent. Polite, speedy, and efficient.
Great Electricians in Vancouver
The service was very efficient and thorough. The electrician helped us a lot to find the right lights for our needs. I would recommend this company any time.
After knowing that the ceiling junction box was broken, I called several electricians and WireChief replied me the fastest, in about 15 min. Booking, work and payment were all made simple – I requested quotation online, discussed the situation and confirmed booking with WireChief via phone, and paid online by credit card.
The electrician arrived on time, and worked professionally. He replaced the old plastic junction box, the old dimmer switch and installed a new chandelier in just 1.5 hours. He cleaned the worksite and restored everything after work.
Overall, WireChief has my recommendation and I will appoint them again when needed.
Knowledgeable electricians in Vancouver
I asked Octavio and Wirechief to address a number of electrical issues around our house. His crew was prompt, knowledgeable and professional. We have a small house filled with people and that day the skies opened and our roof started leaking. But they spent the day working efficiently and unfazed.
I have called on this company twice now. Once to diagnose and repair a circuit breaker and another time to diagnose an electrical problem with my heat pump. Both times I have found them to be professional and competent and I will definitely use their services again.
I called Wirechief regarding a problem with my baseboard heating. I was given a quote online for a diagnostic service and following that a quote for necessary repairs. Payment was made easy as it could all be done online by credit card.
The electrician, Taranjit, arrived on time on both visits. He was pleasant, efficient and explained the problem and required repair clearly. He also left the work area clean. I would not hesitate to recommend Wirechief.
Awesome service and talented team!
We originally called Octavio to get a bid for a chandelier install. The install was tricky as it was about 20 feet high in a narrow foyer. We had 3 other reputable installers bid in addition to Wirechief Electric. Octavio was the most thoughtful in his bid as he addressed doing a quality install, while also ensuring any solution was safe for the installers and also would not do any damage to the home. Quite frankly it was a complicated install. We ended up choosing Wirechief based on not only value, but because Octavio seemed very experienced and his responsiveness and attention to detail were fantastic. He was also very flexible when it came to doing the job on a date and a time that worked best for us. On the day of the install, the team (2 workers and Octavio) showed up early, prepped the work area with lots of drop cloths and delivered a flawless install of the light. Once they dressed the chandelier we noticed a few pieces missing and they waited while we went to get those missing pieces from the lighting store. That was great service. We would highly recommend Wirechief Electric due to our fantastic and wonderful service experience with Octavio and his team!
What a great company! Awesome service and very timely. Needed the job done quick and the team was in within the week as promised.
Reliable and Friendly
I had Wire Chief do some electrical repair and replacement in my townhouse, involving replacing an electric baseboard heater, repairing an electrical outlet, and replacing task lighting under my kitchen cupboards. Very friendly, capable people – they showed up at a prearranged time and did a great job. Thanks!
Great to work with!
Octavio and all of the Wirechief electricians are fabulous to work with. They are clean, courteous, and professional. They are also available on short notice and always finish up in a timely manner. As a designer I always feel completely confident they will come on time and leave the job site in tip top shape and my clients have always been very happy with the finished product.
I live in a 70-year-old building and wanted to upgrade the fuse box to a proper modern panel. WireChief electric arrived and was finished in a few short hours. They were knowledgeable, polite, worked quickly and were tidy. My cost was fair and reasonable. I’m a happy customer.
Inspection / Repair
I initially called for an electrical inspection as per a request from my home owners insurance because I have some knob and tube wiring. Octavio came out and did the inspection. He found the knob and tube to be perfectly fine but found a few area’s that needed upgrading due to current electrical regulations. The work was completed a couple weeks later in a efficient and professional manner. With the upgrades completed I was able to satisfy the insurance company without having to re-do the knob and tube. I would definitely recommend Octavio and the whole team at WireChief.
Honest and Helpful
I initially called in requesting an appointment for a certain time slot, but unfortunately due to an input issue on the company’s end, the appointment was not properly slotted in. Despite this, Octavio was able to honour the original afternoon commitment and promptly resolved the breaker issue affecting my dishwasher, garburator and kitchen outlet. My partner met him at home and felt treated with respect even though the problem was simple, and greatly appreciated Octavio’s additional insight on our existing connections and how to troubleshoot next time. The company is upfront about that $180 minimum troubleshooting fee, and while that might seem high, the respect and integrity that goes into the interaction are well worth it.
Octavio of Wirechief got back to me immediately. He was efficient, knowledgeable, helpful and polite. He inspected our building as well for electrical safety and provided advice on safety. I would highly recommend Octavio and Wirechief
Pot lights installation
Thanks again to Octavio and his team for helping us out with our electrical work at our new home. We needed to add pot lights to our living room, add 2 additional outlets, install a bathroom fan, ceiling fan, and lighting fixture.
All tasks were efficiently completed by the guys, with seemingly ease. We are so glad now to have all these updates done, so happy with the much-needed extra light in our living room!
And cheers to Kyle and Andrew, for your patience with my 4-year old son, who was very curious in what you were doing 🙂 Thanks again Wire Chief!
Knob & Tube
We were very satisfied (5) with the service we received from WireChief Electric from our first contact to the end of the work done at the house. Both Octavio and Kyle were very professional and patient, ensuring that we understood both what the options were and what they were doing. They arrived when promised, did the work required quickly and efficiently, and left the area in better shape that it was when they arrived.
We will certainly recommend WireChief Electric to friends and acquaintances, and if we have electrical needs at other properties, we will call WireChief again.
Knob & Tube wiring in old character home
Excellent! We hired Octavio and his crew to replace our knob and tube wiring in our basement renovation in a older character home in Kitsilano. They did a excellent job! The work was completed on time and on budget and passed our inspection with no questions asked. I highly recommend Wirechief and will continue to use them on our future projects. Excellent service from start to finish!!
Came by to replace a ballast on our sign box, were very professional, friendly and courteous. When they did encounter some issues with the job, they were able to find a solution and complete the work. Highly recommend, reasonable rates and courteous service!
Octavio saves the day
About a month ago, on the Friday of a long weekend, we were getting prepared for a trip to Europe in the morning.
As the other half was packing, I thought, well I’m done packing so I will change some old yellow outlets to nice new white ones. (I know – OCD, right?)
After I replaced the 7th one, I turned to the ones on the kitchen counter and managed to not only knock out that circuit, but power to the entire condo.
As my breakers were all fine, I started calling electricians to do a late night, long weekend house call.
WireChief was the first to call back, and they set to dispatch someone to our home asap. Great.
In the meantime, Octavio, my new hero, took the time to talk to me about what I had done to screw things up so royally. He was kind, patient, helpful and so generous with his time. He probably spent 30 minutes with me, at night, on a long weekend.
Really long story short, and after I had to “break into” two electrical rooms on 2 different floors, Octavio guided me to fix my stupid screw up, he cancelled the dispatch, saved my European vacations, and likely my marriage.
Thank you so much WireChief and Octavio!
Even though I didn’t end up spending a cent this time, you can be that when I do some renovations, WireChief will be my first, and only call. I will also be sharing Wirechief’s amazing customer service with everyone who will listen.
Octavio wire in some baseboard heaters for us. It was not an easy job as the access was through a dirt floor crawlspace. The work was completed on time and on budget. His crew cleaned up after themselves and I was very impressed with the meticulous nature of the work.
Hired WireChief to install 20+ pot lights throughout our townhouse. What impressed me the most was the crew that did the work. They spent a lot of time discussing and planning before they even made the first cut. The electricians were professional, well mannered, and took time to help me understand what was happening at each step of the job. They cleaned up at the end of each day and made sure the site was left in a clean, tidy state. They also prepped the site with plastic and builder’s paper before they started.
While Wire Chief was not the cheapest, their costs were very reasonable and considering the high level of service on a fixed cost basis I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Kudos to the crew and big thanks to the Wire Chief.
WireChief installed strip lighting in the living room, replaced the fluorescent tubes on the landing and stairwell with new lighting fixtures, and installed a motion sensing light in the carport. All work was completed as scheduled and the final amount was the same as originally quoted. He even popped in on the morning the electrician was scheduled to do the work so he could introduce him and ensure he knew exactly what had to be done. I have no hesitation in recommending Octavio and his company.
Home up to code
Octavio and Kyle rock! These guys came to our house and totally brought us up to code. Our place has many issues and these guys were so patient with every request. From simple light fixture installs to a total rewire of our crawlspace – they did it all. 5 days later we are more than happy with the service we got! Very friendly and accommodating. I’d recommend them to anyone looking for any sort of electric – big or small.
Mike and Erin
Octavio came to us recommended by our contractor and we are so happy we hired him. Octavio and his crew are very knowledgeable, hard working and easy to work with. They installed recessed lights, a pool table lamp and all the electrical wiring for a wall hung flat screen TV.
The work was completed as scheduled and the final amount was the same as originally quoted.
We definitely recommend Octavio and his company WireChief Electric. Actually we will have them back for our main floor remodel.
Fantastic service – installed a hanging light quickly, efficiently and for the amount quoted. Was told they would arrive at three pm and arrived exactly on time. Would strongly recommend.
Pot light installation
After installing new flooring and painting the basement recroom I knew the old fluorescent light fixtures had to go and dimmable LED pot lights were the answer. My Reno was small but I was treated like their best customer. From the first in home free estimate to the last pot light installed, always prompt, courteous and professional. Very Impressive.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Octavio and his team completed the installation in a timely and professional manner including organizing and working around the required inspections to complete the job quickly! I would definitely use them again.
GFCI Kitchen Receptacle
I’d been having various issues with the electricity in my apt unit and wanted an unbiased inspection to know if it was to code and safe. Octavio arrived on time, was very polite, and kindly answered all my many questions. He determined an outlet with prior problems had not been repaired to code in the kitchen and replaced it with a quality GFCI receptacle. He even used special booties when entering my unit, which shows that WireChief is respectful of its customers and pays attention to details. I’m very happy with the service and relieved to finally have some peace of mind
Octavio and his team were professional, the project was completed well within the time frame quoted and performed a meticulous job. He updated us timely on the status of the work. Very satisfied with the service.
Octavio did an excellent work installing my TV on the wall. I got a same day quote and within hours I was getting my TV installed.
Very friendly and professional service, great price and I absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a tv wall installation or any other electrical job.
Convector baseboard heaters installed in my apartment
Convector baseboard heaters were installed in my apartment (after my apartment was flooded). Figured 25 years of the old-style baseboard heaters was enough. Octavio and team were very professional throughout; installation was on the date and time as agreed to; installation was perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Ceiling electrical junction box installed
I actually found WireChief on HomeStars. Took a chance on them for a small job. Octavio was easy to interact with over the phone and email. He arrived promptly and did a precise and clean job. I would readily use him again.
New lights throughout the house
I was very unhappy with the old track-lighting in our house and Octavio did a walk-through to suggest possible alternatives. Once we had a plan, he removed the tracks and did all the re-wiring necessary to hang some great new lights. I am extremely happy with the result, and with WireChief’s service. Octavio was always on time and courteous; he let me know ahead of time what was going to happen; and when he encountered obstacles he discussed them with me and offered solutions. I would recommend WireChief to anyone.
Octavio has worked for me in the past and I have always been impressed with his knowledge, ability to trouble-shoot, professionalism and flexibility. He had to work around other trades and ever-changing timelines. He always kept me in the loop and explained things in Laymen’s terms so i could make informed choices. He was patient with me and his crew and admired by other tradesfolk who met him and saw his work.
Thank you for the work you did
Thank you for the work you did for us at 1406 Laburnum Street last year. They were small jobs but you came out in nasty weather and got them done quickly and made the experience pleasant for me as a Landlord, and for my tenants.
An electrician that you can count on and trust
Octavio has done several projects in my home as well as for members of my family. Octavio is exceptional in his trade. I found he carefully examines the scope of a project … costs out the material and labor then takes his time to explain and review matters with me. He also schedules his time well. When Octavio says he’ll start on Tuesday at 9:00 am, he calls you to confirm the evening before. His attention to good service runs throughout a project from beginning to end. He is a professional that you can count on and trust.
I can highly recommend Octavio and am happy to have him as one of my reliable trades.
Octavio was a pleasure to deal with right off the get go. He was prompt (within hours) in responding to my initial email requesting a quote to showing up early for the work that was completed in two days. He worked around my schedule and the quality of work was fantastic. I would recommend his services to anyone. Thanks Octavio
Pot lights, sconces, moving electrical
Immediately after taking possession of a new construction townhouse, we proceeded to tear it apart to install additional lights and move electrical for audio/video. Octavio was professional, punctual and efficient. Couldn’t be happier, and we’ve since scheduled him for additional work.
Bathroom Fan Installation
Octavio was pleasant, fast, clean, and informative. He went the extra mile to help correct additional problems he discovered. Octavio event went so far as to provide the model number of the fan ahead of time so that we may familiarize ourselves with what we were buying before we accepted. He was excellent, and I would use him again or recommend him to friends/family.
Great Electrical Service
Octavio and his team at WhireChief Electric provided great service to us in a timely manner and they were all very polite, competent and professional.
Bring Wiring in House Up to Code
I was impressed from the beginning with this company. The electrician was punctual, courteous, professional, knowledgeable and approachable. He was able to design a solution that fit our timeline, budget and safety needs. Our home was kept neat and tidy throughout the job and I felt well informed of progress. The finished job is wonderful. I would definitely recommend WireChief.
“If you want an electrician that is honest, fair and an all-round good guy, then look no further than WireChief Electric. Octavio is fast and friendly and won’t rip you off. I cannot say enough good things about him, he gets my highest recommendation. Thanks again Octavio!”
Super Friendly Electrician
“I needed a 220v outlet for a welder in my workshop and they came to the rescue. It was a pretty small job but I think they made time to fit it in between some bigger jobs already on the go. Super friendly, down to earth, patient and helpful with my questions. Easy to get a hold of and quick to come by. I have no reservations recommending them.”
Restaurant equipment hook-up
“WireChief did a great job hooking up various pieces of restaurant equipment for our pizza shop. The quote they gave us was accurate. They worked quickly and efficiently in completing the project. Friendly and knowledgeable electricians made working with them a pleasure.”
Safety Inspection on Knob & Tube Wiring
“My home insurance company required a safety inspection on knob & tube wiring in my home before they would renew the policy. I had the same insurance policy for more than 30 years, had done a major house addition & renovation in 1984 (which was inspected by the city electrical inspector at the time) and there were no previous problems but the insurance company decided to do a detailed survey about the construction of my home for some reason. I told them there was still some K&T wiring left that we could not replace in 1984 without tearing several walls apart and I was given 30 days to submit a report by a licensed electrical contractor. I was leaving for a 3 week vacation in a few days so I needed something done in a hurry. I read the Homestars reviews on electrician, found that Octavio had done a similar report for a customer who gave him a good recommendation so I e-mailed him on a Saturday (not a working day for him), explained the problem and the timeline, and he replied within two hours to tell me he could fit in an inspection visit on Monday. He showed up right on time, knew exactly what was needed, did a thorough job of looking at all parts of the K&T wiring and completed the report immediately before he left. By 11AM Monday I emailed his report to the insurance company and started packing my suitcase. The price was fair, the work was excellent, and I really appreciated the timely response by Octavio. For all those reasons I am pleased recommend him to anyone who needs the same type of inspection done.”
Knob & Tube Wiring Inspection
After 26 years of insuring with the same company with no complications, I was informed because of the age of my house, an electical inspection was reqired to rate risk factors. Thie had never happened before. A “specialist” was recommended-at $370, almost the cost of the policy! I contacted Octavio’s company instead. He is personable, prompt, efficient and highly professional.After his inspection and report which cost considerably less than the other compant, he went through what he had found, step by step, and even showed me pictures he had taken along the way. He even pointed out visually errors another electrician had made on an earlier and costly job. I wish I had discovered him earlier and would recommend his services unconditionally.
Renovation – Install light, cooktop & oven
I am an interior designer and was having issues with a contractor – One call to Octavio and he came to my rescue – completing a few small jobs for me. I will use him again on future projects and highly recommend him to anyone needing electrical services.
Best Electrician I’ve Ever Dealt With
I booked an appointment by internet. The electrician called me, he asked a few questions and confirmed the appointment. The electrician came out the next day, he was promptly and worked here for a few hours. Skillful electrician and reasonable prices.
The electrician was very professional and met all our requirements on time. I would call him again if I need any electrical job done in the future.
WireChief is up there with the best!
I’m a general contractor and have used dozens of electricians in my time. Wirechief Electric is up there with the best!
Very Helpful Electrician
The electrician was prompt, personable, and very knowledgeble. I’d definitely use WireChief Electric again. Thanks.
We called WireChief Electric to perform an energy saving assessment to our recently bought house. We were so pleased with how through the electrician was and his recommendations. We had him install some motion sensors and replacing light fixtures, the work was neat and tidy, everything looks great!! We are glad we found a reliable electrician we can rely on.
Minor Electrical Repair
I called Wirechief Electric for a minor repair, the job was done in a timely and courteous manner with virtually no mess. I would recommend Wirechief Electric to anyone needing an electrical job done.
New bathroom fan
We called WireChief to replace a bathroom fan. Taranjit arrived on time and explained to me what he needed to do. It was a bit of a complicated job since the old fan was encased in a metal shell which required more cutting and Taranjit asked me before he did anything. The job took a bit of time but he got it done as quickly and cleanly as possible. We have a great running bathroom fan now. I would use this service again.