Bastone Electrical Contractors

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1212 Dufferin St Toronto ON M6H4C1
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Walter in Toronto
Walter in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Re wiring plus

We recently had to have our outside electrical stand pipe re-attached to the house. It had come loose with time and strong winds. I called Ken Lam (416-720-6815) on a Sunday afternoon and he came to inspect that same night. He put us at ease and told us what to do in the interim (Hydro had to come and re-attach a wire) and he was back a few days later to do the job in no time and at the affordable quote he had estimated. He knows his stuff and is a man of his word, which, along with professionalism are all key elements one wants in an expert electrician like Ken. I already have him lined up for a long list of repairs/updates including rewiring the whole house.

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Cindy from Toronto
Cindy from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Rewiring old house, per home owner's insurance requirement

Master electrician Ken Lam submitted the lowest estimate I received out of three total. He is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, as well as a creative thinker when problem solving. I was pleased to find Ken on-site much of the time. The work was completed within the short time he predicted; His underlings are definitely speedy workers, but not quite as detail-oriented as he is. Ken is quick to follow up on all subsequent concerns long after the initial work is done, which is always much appreciated.

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Peter Ledwon from Toronto
Peter Ledwon from Toronto
8 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Knob and tube replacement

We knew that our lathe and plaster, knob and tube supplied house, built in 1918, needed a complete rewiring, along with additions and upgrades. We also knew that the work would be daunting, considering successive homeowners, obviously trying to cut costs with DIY electrical installations and repairs, had left the home with a rat's nest of faulty or unusable circuitry.
Ken Lam of Bastone Electrical Contractors came in, inspected the house, and, as noted in a previous review,
provided several well-reasoned alternatives to our own lighting and socket placement proposals.
A few days later, he emailed a quote, along with a detailed mapping of the expected work, in spreadsheet format. He asked for a 10% deposit fee, and gave us a payment schedule that coincided with work completion points. He arranged for, and followed through with, all necessary permits, inspections and certifications. The final payment was not expected until the work was completed.
Ken and his work crew were always polite, considerate and, as much as possible, accommodated our needs. As example, Ken, noting my love affair with my coffeemaker, made sure, no matter what else needed to be disconnected, that particular circuit was always available.
In spite of several obstacles to completion our house provided, the work was done as promised, with professionalism, on time, and as quoted. In the final analysis, all of our expectations were met. I came by this company through a word-of-mouth recommendation, and gladly pass the recommendation along.

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MR
MR
2 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Knob and tube replacement

I decided to bite the bullet and have all the knob and tube wiring replaced in my home after living with it for 10 years. I called a high profile electrical contractor to give me an estimate of time and cost and nearly had heart failure when he said it would take nine days to complete the job (in a small semidetached house) and cost $14,000. I remembered using Ken when I first purchased the house and decided to call him hoping he was still in business. He answered immediately and was at my house within 30 minutes (on a Saturday!) to look at the job. Ken emailed me a very detailed and competitive quote the next evening and work commenced the following week. Apart from a few defeciencies that were fixed the next day, the job was done a day early and on budget. Ken and his crew are a pleasure to deal with, they made minimal damage to my walls, and cleaned up perfectly at the end of each work day. I would recommend Ken highly to anyone looking for an honest, hardworking and qualified electrician.

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Adam
Adam
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Repaired Broken Electrical Stack

Ken was a pleasure to work with. He provided a quote promptly. Did the work on the date and time he promised. And work was completed as specified in the quote.

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Karen L from Toronto
Karen L from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Knob & Tube Rewiring

Ken and his team at Bastone electric were fast, efficient, clean and timely. Ken was extremely upfront, organized and fair in terms of pricing and invoicing.

We really enjoyed having him as a part of our home renovation team and will call Ken again when we convert our garage into a woodworking shop this summer.

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Joe from Drayton
Joe from Drayton
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Knob & Tube Replacement

Ken and his team did an amazing job replacing the knob and tube in our home and renovating various other aspects. Very reasonable quote, excellent workmanship and very reliable. As first time home buyers we found all of ken's advice extremely useful - where an investment would be wise and where to avoid unnecessary expenses. Ken was very flexible and easy to work with. We would highly recommend Bastone Electrical Contractors.

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Colette Downtown
Colette Downtown
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

replacement of Knob and tube

We hired Ken to remove knob and tube wiring that was not everywhere but almost everywhere in the house. He provided a detailed quote beforehand, and as work went along we discovered extra faulty wiring that we hadn't expected. Because we weren't home when these discoveries were made, Ken made video and took photos of the problems on his iphone so we could see for ourselves.
He started work exactly when he said he would, and came with three other electricians. They worked for five straight days from exactly 9am until about 6pm every day, until the work was done, including patching the holes they had to make in the walls.

There is nothing more we could have hoped for. We recommend Ken Lam and Bastone Electrical very highly.

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E Cheung at Bloor and Dufferin
E Cheung at Bloor and Dufferin
4 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Complete Home Rewiring, Replacing Knob and Tube

My wife and I bought our first home (renovation project) in 2008. Ken's family runs a hardware store around the corner, so I included him in the quoting process to upgrade our panel and replace all knob and tube wiring.

Ken's quote was not the lowest (one came in at about 60% his estimate) but we went with him anyways, and we are very glad we did. Here are the main reasons why:

1st: Reliability. Ken and his team showed up to work, and completed the job exactly when he said he would. At times, I was worried that they would not have time to complete, but he just sent over more people to get it done.

2nd: Knowledge. Ken made lots of great suggestions about considerations we had not thought about. Basic things included pointing out which of our requests were to code and which were not. Finer details, like lighting positioning and convenience of sockets were also very helpful.

3rd. Professionalism. There were no surprises and no hidden costs with Ken. He prepared a very detailed and itemized quote in excel, sent by email. Iw we wanted to add a pot light, it was very clear how much more it would cost. Also, and it's too bad this is notable amongst contractors, but it is: he was always reachable by phone or email. Wiring up our kitchen island had to wait 6 months until we were ready; but, when ready, he came over that week and finished the job.

I have absolutely no hesitation to recommend Ken for electrical contracting jobs, from small to very large.

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David in Toronto
David in Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

Complete home re-wire with removal of all knob and tube wiring

My wife and I purchased our first home last year. We decided from the get-go to have all of the old knob and tube wiring replaced. Ken Lam of Bastone Electrical Contractors came highly recommended from a friend who also had to re-wire his old house. Ken was easy to reach by phone, came by to do an initial assessment and prepared a quote for us. We received a few other quotes for the same work but Ken's price combined with his manner on the phone and in person sealed the deal. We scheduled the work to begin a few weeks later, coinciding with our possession date.

Ken and his crew arrived on time on the first day and we walked through the entire house together. Ken made some excellent suggestions for upgrades we hadn't thought of and worked with us to put in everything we wanted. We had a tight schedule trying to fit in a number of renovations in the three weeks we had before moved in. Ken and his crew worked on Saturday and Monday of the long weekend and finished the job ahead of schedule in under 4 days. Though we were not yet living in the house, Ken and his crew were careful and conscientious and cleaned up at the end of every day.
I would highly recommend Ken to anyone looking for a small or large electrical job. Upon completion we received our ESA certificate stating that all the knob and tube wiring had been replaced.

I would highly recommend Ken to anyone looking for a small or large electrical job.

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Specialize in knob and tube wire replacement and service upgrades. Reliable work in commercial and industrial.
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