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5-Star-Rated Reviews | Tim’s Electric City | Master Electrician | Since 1988
Tim is top notch! I have a rental in the city and he has done lighting work for me whenever I need assistance. He is willing to go out of his way to help with short notice and whenever he can accommodate. Tim is a people person and truly cares about his clients. He is professional, curious, knowledgeable and someone I know I can always depend on. I highly recommend using Tim for any electrical needs.
David J: Kuletto’s/Villa Florence – Union Square
These guys saved the day! I am the chief engineer at a boutique hotel in Union Square, San Francisco. I recently had a large 3-Phase 200 amp subpanel completely fail. The equipment connected to it ran the 4 star restaurant on site. With much chagrin I had to close our restaurant down. Tim’s Electric City was at my hotel within an hour. Tim identified the problem, collected the necessary parts and was on the job within two hours. Tim and Neil work tirelessly through the night. These gentlemen know their stuff. Tim not only had me up and ready for dinner the next day, but kept me informed every step of the way. They cleared each hurdle that came up in a very old hotel with little to no room and an extreme time schedule. In a nut shell these guys handled business quick and clean, cleared their schedule and made my restaurant the #1 priority: we’re back up and happy! Whether you find yourself needing a brand new panel, or a light fixture installed in your new kitchen, TIM’s ELECTRIC CITY is the crew to call. You won’t be disappointed!
Tim is a solid professional. I would recommend him for any project. Knowledgeable and nice to talk with on a personal level. Everything was done quickly and professionally.
I was trying to install a dimmer switch in my new (very old!) Victorian flat, and I messed it up. There was a smokey “pop” and I thought, “Crap. I’m going to burn the house down.” I called five or six places, only got voice mail; it was hard to find an electrician on such short notice. But Tim himself answered when I called his business, and he was able to come right over. He was polite and kind and even gave me a mini-lesson on wiring! I love this guy.
Tim is the best! I’ve used him on two occasions now and should there be a third I definitely will turn to him again. First and foremost, if you leave him a message, he will actually get back to you. I’m shocked at how many electricians I reached out to who simply would not return my call; those who did gave me exorbitant estimates — But not Tim. The second time I requested his help, he was out of town but referred me to Neil, who was at my front door an hour after talking to him. Neil was just as prompt, courteous and professional as Tim, and had solved my issue –a wiring mishap with my front porch light– within ten minutes. I highly recommend both gentlemen for your next electricity issue.
I called Tim after contacting another electrician who couldn’t come until the next day. And was so happy I did. Tim arranged to come the same day, explained to me why I had lost power in 2 rooms in my condo, and was able to fix the problem quickly. Tim is such a nice guy, so willing to answer questions and go the extra mile. He has that hometown, good neighbor personality on top of being a great electrician. I’m recommending him to my HOA and all my friends.
Tim is Great! He gets there and gets the job done right. Would highly recommend him!
Initially I asked Tim to upgrade a 120v circuit to a 240v circuit. In doing that he uncovered other issues with the existing electrical and was able to explain the implications of these to allow us to prioritize which should be corrected and which we should just be aware of. He was punctual, knowledgeable and reasonably priced given the time spent making decades old wiring safer. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again.
Little stuff (like dimmers) and big stuff with names i don’t get – all done well with costs clearly stated up front. Tim is honest, easy going and progressive. I will definitely call Tim again as my home ages…
I’ll admit it. I don’t know a thing about electricity.
But when my house lights started dimming periodically, my surge protector started crackling, and power was generally funky I decided it was best to call a professional. I gotta lotta expensive computery stuff plugged into my outlets – so no sense in dilly dallying. I spoke to a friend of mine who had some work done recently and Tim came highly recommended. Wasn’t sure he’d come down to Burlingame, but thought I’d ask – rather have a pro who’s seen this kinda thing before on an old 50’s house like mine.
Tim was rad from the outset. He walked me through a few simple possibilities on the phone – which would have saved me some dough if it was in fact something so simple – no such luck, but it was nice for him to try to help before charging me for a house call. The next day he arrived right on time and ready to diagnose.
Turns out the problem was fairly ugly and potentially dangerous so Tim had to – let me see if I can get this right – balance the loads in my panel and then replace some undersized conductors that were feeding into the main breaker. Tricky stuff.
It was a good-sized job, but he was really good about explaining my options and responsive throughout the project – he finished pretty quickly considering the challenges and I couldn’t be happier with the service. The bill wasn’t cheap but did come in just under the estimate – and when it comes to my home and family’s safety I want to know its done right – for real.
I even learned a thing or two along the way. Good stuff.
I called around to a few Yelp suggested electricians. Tim called back in about 15 minutes and was able to solve the problem over the phone. I offered to send him payment for his time but he refused to take it as the job was so simple. So there you have it – amazing service and integrity to boot! Highly recommended.
Neil and Tim at Electric City helped fix my mom’s faulty kitchen wiring and really lifted the stress off our shoulders. The remodel gone wrong had not passed inspection and the contractor was “on vacation” so Neil showed up fixed whatever made it to code and we passed. literally it cost like a couple hundred bucks and was so worth it, specifically because I called and they showed up the same day, and were very kind and understanding about our problem. next time I’ll call them first.
I talked to Tim on the phone for quite awhile about our electrical issue he was great about describing what he thought might be wrong, and giving me tips on what I could check myself. he spent 20 minutes with me on the phone for free to be sure we actually needed to spend the $ for a service call. we felt more comfortable having him come out for this rewiring and also found a place we had been wanting a ceiling light added. Tim came out upbeat and on time, we really liked his helpful friendliness and will call him again. his price was fair and work clean and neat.
Tim is a first class expert. I’ve hired and fired a lot of contractors. Considering the consequences of bad electrical work, you want to make sure the person you have working on your power grid has the knowledge and skills to spot potential problems and avoid costly errors. He has done some tremendous jobs including entire commercial buildings yet he is just as diligent with the small stuff.
He is always the first person I call to get a straight answer on an electrical issue. He knows what he is doing, he fulfills on his promises, and really cares about making sure the job is done right. Obviously I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
We needed help with outdoor lighting in our garden and extended deck and covered porch. Tim put in multiple plugs, beautiful light fixtures, outdoor heaters, and really helped make our deck livable and comfortable year round. The best part was his happy and helpful attitude while he told us our options and he really was creative in helping us shape our ideas on what we would really love to use in our space. This was not an easy job, our wiring had been messed with by many do it yourselfers over the last 50 years, however Tim did not burden us with the issues, but always presented a solution, which really helped to limit any stress we may have otherwise felt. I felt his pricing was a great value for the professional job, and had gotten a few other bids that were a little higher. During the 2 day job we were so encouraged and pleasantly surprised we kept saying thank goodness we picked him! Thanks so much Tim It’s just beautiful! So over all we give Tim a big thumbs up A+, and we will be calling him again to use his creative magic when we remodel our kitchen this fall.
i didn’t even know how good it could be – who knew a dimmer in my dining room could add such Ambiance?
who knew a light in that closet where i attempted (in the dark) to store my DVDs could (well, really) be useful if i could actually SEE?
Tim and Neil, (et al) – are wonderful: suggestions, reasonable pricing, follow thru – all good.
I love Neil!
I have had the privilege of connecting with him several times.
Not only is he pleasant, hard working and honest; he also is a great story-teller, a true Renaissance Man.
I would recommend him for any electrical job you might have.
He is efficient, competent., and very thorough.
Thank you for helping me for lighting up my home.
I’ve been working with Tim and Neil at our gallery in Union Square for over a year now and they are the best!! Very reliable, kind, patient, and helpful guys! Neil always works with me to try and determine the most cost effective solutions to whatever electrical problems that may arise. No job is too small either – they always treat each situation with importance. I work for a company where the smallest problems often become the biggest issues, and it’s great to know I can always rely on Neil and Tim to be there to fix it! Thanks as always for your hard work!!
I needed two houses’ worth of doorbells and door releases fixed and found Tim by Yelp’ing. Thanks, reviewers. He was very attentive and patient over the phone. He sent Neil out, who is equally patient and kind. It’s been a great experience all around. They were even willing to work with our landlord’s budget. Thanks Tim and Neil!
Today’s President’s Day and Tim was kind of enough to call us back promptly regarding our circuit issues in the kitchen. Since we’re electrically challenged, he walked us through a potential resolution over the phone and checking the GFI reset buttons on the power outlets which appeared to do the trick. Tim was very kind and helpful and we will absolutely use him again for any future issues!
I never met Tim, but did a lot of work with his partner Neil in fixing some electrical problems in my new place. Neil was great — kind, thorough, empathetic, tidy, interesting, easy to have around. I’d call him again without hesitation.
Tim is great. He showed up on time, explained the options for re-wiring the floor outlets in my house, and was fair on his prices, especially for the amount of work that his assistant and he performed. He also fixed my doorbell to boot. He may not be the cheapest electrician but I am confident the work that he performed is top notch, which is of course crucial for electrical work.
Electricity is dangerous. Very dangerous. Screw around and touch the wrong wire and your ass will be toast. Lucky for us there’s Tim and his gang. Quality work done quickly at reasonable prices, and they don’t talk to you like you’re an idiot, which is a really nice touch.
So if your electrical problems go beyond changing a light bulb (although if you ask they’ll do that for you too, no problem), then call Tim and save yourself a trip to the emergency room.
Tim was a good guy to work with. Overall the experience was good and now we have a new washer, dryer and electrical panels!
Tim is really reliable and that’s the most important thing to me. I had him replace some light fixtures and add some pendants over a counter. He did a great job — knew exactly where to place the pendants so that they looked right. I recommend him.
For nearly a decade, Tim has been an excellent resource for our growing company. He is very personable and has had no problem bringing in the resources to address all of our large and small jobs. He has helped us with: replacing damaged wall outlets; drawing up plans for installing a backup generator; outfitting extra rooms with data and power hookups; installing new circuits for our sub-zero freezers and much more. I highly recommend him. Thanks Tim.
L N S.
I found Tim on Yelp. I called 2 other top rated electricians, but one called me back several hours later and the other didnt return my call until the following day.
Tim answered my call promptly and he was able to come to my house the following day to move a pendant light in my kitchen. His work was clean, so I asked him to add an electrical socket in my side yard as well as a light, which he was able to do on the same day.
Moving the pendant light in my kitchen, left a large hole in my ceiling where the light originally was. Tim offered an option of covering the hole with a plastic caps since he doesnt do drywall patching. I didnt like the cap idea but felt ambitious to do it myself after watching many hours of DIY. Tim gave me great tips on how to watch the hole and showed me how to use his electric saw to cut out a piece of wood to support my drywall patch.
I will definitely use Tim again for future electrical work at my house.
Tim did an elaborate outdoor lighting system for our new 50-stair grand entryway deck with outdoor sockets, motion light systems, low voltage stair lights with multiple on/off points, and a high voltage tree canopy alternative mood system as well.
Previously, Mr. Pearson had done internal sunken and art illumination lighting projects in our home. All continue to work flawlessly and remain great pieces of workmanship.
I don’t know my amps from my watts, so I called Tim to take care of my electrical needs. He’s a smiley guy with no fear of touching exposed wires with his bare hands (cringe!) Anyway, I thought he did a great job and I’ve hired him again to light up my backyard. Very pleasant to work with.