Mike Counsil Electric, Inc.
San Jose, CA
Areas of service:San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, Redwood City, Santa Clara, San Leandro, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Watsonville, Livermore, Mountain View, Alameda, Tracy, Union City, Pleasanton, Milpitas, South San Francisco, Castro Valley, Cupertino, Danville, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Ramon, Newark, Morgan Hill, Burlingame, Los Altos, San Bruno, Menlo Park, Pacifica, Saratoga, Dublin, San Carlos, Brentwood, San Lorenzo, Belmont, Emeryville, Aptos, Lafayette and Millbrae.
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Mike Counsil Electric, Inc. - San Jose, CA
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About Mike Counsil Electric, Inc.
For over 10 years our team of fully licensed and insured electricians, give you confidence that you have the most experienced, competent, and ethical professionals working on your side. We are state-licensed, have a master electrician on staff, and are proud to offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all work we perform.
Seven day a week we offer full service:
Remodel and Upgrades include:
- Electrical Safety inspections
- Surge protection
- Electrical Panels
- Shock protection/ARC-fault/GFI
- Custom lightening, home theaters, home office, electric car sub and service panels
- Landscape design and lighting installation
- Green Energy/Hybrid Systems
- Energy savings solutions
- Electric Car power control
Our client’s consistently express how they appreciate that we offer coupons and guarantee our “up front pricing”. We pride ourselves on fair, flexible and cultivating a relationship with our clients that they can trust and depend on.
We pride ourselves on insuring that our clients should NEVER have to pay the price for slow or inefficient service and that is exactly what happens when technicians charge by the hour instead of the job. We train our electricians to do the job efficiently and correctly the first time around.
We feel confident is saying that our clients choose us as the only home service repair company they use. We don’t look at our clients as just customers we look at them as our neighbors and for over 20 years they reward us by referring us to their friends, family and colleagues.
Questions and answers
- What types of jobs are the most common?
Wire Shorts and Burnt Wires - If you suspect or you are sure that you have experienced shorts in your wiring, it is vital that you quickly call an electrician to fix this problem. Wire shorts or burnt wires are most likely to end in a fire. The moment you see or smell something burning whenever you switch on the light or turn on an appliance, have this issue looked at by an Qualified Electrician immediately.
Outdated Electrical Outlets - If you live in an old house or your business is situated in an old building, have your outlets updated to what is being used now.
Installation of New Electrical Panels - A frequent job that should be carried out by a professional electrician is the setting up of a new circuit breaker panel. This is a tricky job that needs the expertise of a skilled electrician.
Switching a 110 Volt System to a 220 Volt System - This is probably the most common job that electricians are called to do. Business establishments who have big appliances that need a 220 volt system should have their electrical system if they want to meet local restrictions.
System Grounding- The purpose of grounding in an electrical system is threefold:
Provides a low resistance path to ground for any surges or lightning strikes that may occur on the electrical system;
Provides a low resistance path to ground for fault currents, and thus trips the over current protective device (circuit breaker or fuse) quickly when a fault or short circuit occurs; and most importantly,
Provides a stable reference point for the voltages in each phase of a circuit. A solid ground point prevents the phase-to-ground and the phase-to-phase voltages from fluctuating.
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
California certified technicians
Merchant Circle (Mayor of San Jose)
Technicians Seal of Safety
Service Magic (Preferred)
- How did you get started?
We started the company over 20 years ago providing plumbing services to the San Jose area. We rapidly became aware of the need to become full service and brought on Kim Hancock who is a seasoned general contractor and electrician. Kim put together a team of professional and knowledgeable electricians who together bring the wisdom of all phases in building design and installation to serve our clients. The electrical service is an invaluable addition to the company and the clients we serve. Because Kim is a resident in Santa Cruz we expanded our electrical services and the area we serve to include the central coast. Residents in these areas routinely turn to Mike Counsil Electric for all their repair, remodel, and installation and maintenance issues.
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Certified Technicians: When an Mike Counsil Electric, Inc. technician comes to your home, you can feel confident knowing he is the most experienced and best qualified to install or repair your electrical system. All of our electrical technicians have to meet rigorous pre-employment standards including a technical aptitude test, drug test, criminal background search, DMV check, and reference verification. Our technicians must sign and abide by our Customer Service Pledge. And every service and installation technician is required to attend over 150 hours of training each year to keep up to date on new technologies, new equipment and new installation techniques. In addition, Mike Counsil Electric, Inc. is fully licensed and insured for your safety and protection.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
When it comes to electrical, there is nothing we can’t provide to our clients. We understand your home is one of the largest investments you have. Whether it’s a cosmetic upgrade, energy efficient upgrades, or completes safety repairs. We take the hassle out of finding an electrician who is professional, licensed, bonded and who is committed to the ongoing education it requires to stay current. Having said that, we can handle more complex issues in remodel and new construction such as rewiring jobs, panel upgrades, landscape lighting design and install, wiring for home office, in home theaters and installing the necessary systems for hybrid and electrical cars, generator installations, and surge protection
If you need San Jose electric repair, it’s not always a problem that can afford to wait until tomorrow. At Mike Counsil Electric, we’re proud to serve the San Jose area with reliable emergency service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning you’ll never be left waiting with a difficult situation in your hands, and a contractor that may or may not arrive. In addition, our team is fully licensed and insured, giving you confidence that you have the most experienced, competent, and ethical professionals working on your side. We are state-licensed, have a master electrician on staff, and are proud to offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all work we perform.
Whether you‘re an apartment dweller or own a sprawling home, a properly functioning electrical system is absolutely essential to a safe, healthy, happy, and productive environment. When things go wrong, the results can be not only inconvenient, but put an abrupt halt to your life, forcing you to find a contractor capable of restoring your system on short notice. That’s why we offer prompt and impeccable emergency repairs on virtually any type of system, and same-day service on all other problems, including rewiring and installation jobs.
Take the hassle out of finding San Jose electric repair, and trust your home to the experienced hands of Mike Counsil Electric. In addition to repairs, we handle more complex issues, such as rewiring jobs, landscape design, and installation or upgrade of electrical systems in both older homes and new constructions. Our pricing is fair, flexible, and up-front, so why take chances? Call today to schedule an appointment, and get the quality electrical work you can depend upon.
Comprehensive List of Services
Installing Receptacles GFCIs and Arc Fault Interrupters
Ceiling Fan Installations
Fan Driven Heaters
Panel Changes and Upgrades
Troubleshooting and Wire Repairs
Wireless Lighting & Controls
Transfer Switching/Motion switching
Code Upgrades & Corrections
Service Panel Upgrades & Change-outs
Custom & Specialty Lighting
Overhead & Underground Service
AC and Heat Circuits
Electric Water Heaters
Large Appliance Installation
Sub – Zero
Wine Cabinets & Storage
Outdoor / Recreational
Tennis Court Lighting
Basket Ball/Sports Court Lighting
Pool and Spa Lights
Outdoor Sensor Lighting
Wireless Lighting & Controls
Low Voltage Controls & Wiring
Hybrid and Green Technology
Hybrid Power Sources (fuel Cell)
Home Theater Installations
Flat Panel Mounting
Running Cable TV Wires
Install Network Access Points
In-Wall Speaker Installation
Surround Sound Installs
Antenna Wire Setup
Temporary Power Restoration
Back-Up Generator Installation
Generator Installation until Power is Restored
New Construction Inspect
Telephone Jack Installations & Repairs
Telephone Wire Installs & Repairs
Patch Panel Installations
Tone and Testing
Surveillance Equipment Setup
Fiber Optic install
Dedicated Circuits and Conduit Runs
3-Phase and High-voltage Install and Repair
Underground Fault Testing
Lighting Design, Installation and Repairs
Mobile-Home Wiring Experts
Underground Fault Testing
Street Light Repair and Install
Aluminum Wiring Conversion and Repairs
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
Check our online Coupons for current saving and our Home Protection Plans. Invest in energy saving lighting, appliances and a vast array of energy saving devices.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
Home Protection Plans
100% Satisfaction Guarantee in writing! No question asked.
Industry Leading Warranties and Guarantees
- What brands or products do you work with?
All the major electrical suppliers products
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
Can you provide references?
Will you provide a detailed written estimate?
Can you provide proof of insurance?
Are you licensed in my city?
How will change orders be handled?
Will you provide a written contract?
Who will be responsible for obtaining needed permits?
Who will actually be doing the work?
What will the payment schedule be?
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
Required - 4800 hours of work for an electrical contractor installing, constructing or maintaining electrical systems covered by the National Electrical Code. The 4800 hours must consist of work in two or more of the following areas, and the maximum number of hours in a particular area that may be counted toward the 4800 hours total are as follows:
Maximum credit hours
Fire/Life Safety 300
Underground Conduit Installation 300
Troubleshooting and Maintenance 600
Finish Work and Fixtures 600
Stock Room and Material Handling 300
Residential Writing 4800
Voice Data and Video Installation 150
Total credit hours 4800 Required minimum hours