I was referred to Manny by my plumber. I called him and asked how much to put in a 220 volt dryer plug at my office. I described to him he would need to run electrical no more than 10 feet up a dry wall and then run the conduit on a drop ceiling with 5 ft ceiling clearance which would be very easy. He’d have to run it no more than 20 ft to my breaker panel and install a breaker. He quoted me $350. I said great come in and do the job. When he arrived he brought his apprentice. Didn’t say much to me and left the apprentice to do the job. It took about a few hours to complete and Manny return to check the work over. They never left me a bill and said they’d mail it out to me. When I received it I was shocked to see that the bill was almost $800 with tax. He charged me 5 hours for labour and parts!!!! I called manny to complain and he said he thought it was a residence. I told him I had told him it was my office and when he drove up did he not think to tell me his misunderstanding prior to the start? In addition I was very upset as I thought Manny was doing the install and not some apprentice who was slow and that Manny could use to drive labour charges higher. I’ve contacted him and text messaged him twice and nothing. I launched a BBB complaint as well. I contacted my plumber to ask where he knew this guy from and told him of my experience. He too was furious at what took place and contacted two other electricians that he would have sent me but were busy at the time and they too quoted around the $350 mark. One of these electricians were also familiar with my office and the layout. I’d recommend that who ever books this electrician get the quote in writing before starting any work with them even if the job is small.
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