Howieco Electric Inc.

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43 Dunkirk Rd Toronto ON M4C 2M4
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Bill in Toronto
Bill in Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Building rewiring

We required a old building to be rewired and the services split into 3 panels. The building had knob and tube wiring and needed updating. Howieco, Ken, provided a competitive quote and provided suggestions to minimize the number of holes needed to fish wires through. Wherever possible they avoided breaking into the lathe and plaster walls and decorative ceilings. They also made suggestions to improve the layout of the wiring, but this did not add to the cost. We are very pleased with the work Marty and his crew did and would highly recommend this company to others requiring rewiring in older buildings. Krista did an excellent job keeping things on-track and ensuring we were informed about all aspects of this project.

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Robyn  from Toronto
Robyn from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

A ton of electrical work

My guy and I just bought a house that was built in the 1880s. It needed a TON of work, particularly on the electrical side. We had to rewire a whole room that was a fire hazard, a new electrical box, light installation, GFIs, a laundry hook up - and there was lots more. I had no idea where to start. HowieCo came recommended form a friend. Krista was so great setting things up and Marty was amazing doing the work. Really explained everything. Everyone gave really good advice around must-do/nice-to-have/it-can-wait. I would highly recommend.

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Laura from Toronto-723
Laura from Toronto-723
10 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Potlights in Plaster-ceiling home

We used HowieCo to install 14 potlights in the living/dining room of our 100-year old, plaster-ceilinged home. Other electricians wanted nothing to do with our plaster, but Ken Howard came by and said 'no problem!' He also recommended and coordinated with another contractor to come and repair the plaster once they were done -- and the whole project start to end was done in a week! The two electricians on site were so wonderful. They protected the floors, sealed off the area to the rest of the house, covered the furniture and did a very good job cleaning up afterward. I would recommend HowieCo to anybody.

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Dean from Toronto
Dean from Toronto
5 reviews Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Updated panel/"chimney"

Amazing--they not only accurately labeled the new panel and connection to the house, but they also showed us where there was old knob-and-tube wiring--cut, but still there, and reassured us that the entire house was copper wiring. Efficient, minimal encroaching on our neighbours, and educational for us. A rare company with skill and integrity. They've been out to replace several light fixtures afterwards--just great.

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Ingo in Toronto
Ingo in Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
8/10

Installation of G.F.C.I. Receptacles

I hired Howieco Electric Inc. to replace a number of ungrounded receptacles with G.F.C.I. Receptacles. Ken, the owner of the business, came by to inspect our electrical system and provide an estimate. His straightforward and friendly demeanour gave me confidence to hire his company to do the job. His team was professional and friendly, and got the job done quickly and cleanly. However, they left a cut-out in one of the walls uncovered. Overall, no big deal and easy to fix. Well, it should have been easy to fix. But because of miscommunication between the office and the crew, it took two visits to get everything done.

I wish I could give this review a full 10 stars because I think that Howieco is very capable of doing 10-star work. But because of poor internal communication, the job turned out a bit aggravating in the end.

I would still recommend Howieco to anyone because I don't believe that the problems I encountered were symptomatic for their work.

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Matt from Toronto
Matt from Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Knob and tube

Ken came by and was the most professional and friendly electrician we had quote us, we hired ken and he was actually quicker than he expected and on budget. When I was concerned about some garbage left at our house, he was very quick to resolve the issue.
We recommended him to my parents and they were very happy as well.

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lyla junction
lyla junction
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Wiring for Bathroom Reno

Recommended by general contractor JobsbyJane. Very honest-refused to put in a vintage light that wasn't CSA approved and insisted on inspection. On time and charged at estimate, approachable and reliable.

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bill in Toronto
bill in Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

removal of knob & tube, complete rewiring of house

Howieco is a superb company. They were recommended by a house insurance company in Toronto and they are highly rated on Homestars.

Ken, the owner, made things so easy. He gave us a complete and clear overview of the job, answering all our questions and dealing with any issues we had. The estimate was competitive and inclusive, and subsequent adjustments were accurately presented. But what was most impressive was what took place after the work began.

Things done without our asking were:

installation of Siemens breaker panel, the best in the business, as well as a complete consolidation of the panel area (originally separate boxes for major loads), Decor outlets/switches, a 12 gauge wire for an outlet under extra load, extra dedicated outlets, installation of fixtures that we supplied, a last minute extra outlet we requested for the TV, adjustment of their schedule to accommodate a roofer’s roof vent installation, and then installation of bathroom fan and attachment to roof vent, checking of existing 14-2 wiring and immediate replacement when found faulty or in any way questionable, removal of existing outlets/switches from a load-bearing wall that might be removed in the future.

This company seems determined that you will be satisfied at the end of the job.

Krista was terrific, amazingly organized and thorough. Marty, who met us on the last day, was great, and gave us a complete tour, explaining what had been done and answering all our questions.

Thanks to everyone from Howieco for making such a difficult task so easy and accommodating every change, even last minute, we made.

I hope Howieco will be available when we add a new addition next year.

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Ronald Beaches
Ronald Beaches
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Howieco review

I have been using Howieco for all of my home’s electrical needs for over 10 years. Ken and his team are great to work with. They respond to requests for quotes promptly and efficiently. Their rates are very competitive. Combined with the excellent work that Howieco does, there is likely no better electicl contractor in Toronto.
Once contracted, I have never had a delay in the start date, the work always comes in on time and on budget. His team is courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, prompt and efficient.
Overall, I give Howieco a 10 out of 10. I have recommended them to all my friends and colleagues. I do not even bother talking to other electrical contractors.

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Jason  in Toronto
Jason in Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

total re-wiring of triplex

I must say thanks again to the hard work that everyone at Howieco did when they re-wired my rental property. I had all three units on one meter and some knob and tube and they rewired the entire house, seperating the meters and replacing the knob and tube. It was a HUGE job as another electrician had butchered it (all without permits previously). They did all of this with 3 tenants still living in the house! they caused minimal disruptions and were very respectful of my property. They started when they said they would, worked all day and left the house in working order each night. They laid paper on all of the floors and covered everything in the rooms as they worked. It took them less than 3 days to completely re-wire from start to finish and took care of dealing with Toronto Hydro and ESA. Their work passed the ESA inspection with flying colors and the damage to the plaster where they had to break walls open was VERY minimal based on the scope of the work they did. I am extremely happy that I hired them and will continue to use them again and again. I've since passed their names on to clients/friends and the same glowing results.

The entire organization is top notch from Krista in the office, to Ken and Don overseeing everything and guys in the field, they are all very respectful, straight forward and professional. Thanks again.

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Soundly Wired Since 1995 Howieco Electric is a full-service residential electrical contractor. We specialize in complete re-wires and knob & tube removal, in addition to offering a complete range of services to ensure your home is safe & sound, well-lit, and up to code. Please see the list of services ...
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