when you hire a contractor for virtually any job, you want three things: 1) great quality; 2) great price; 3) prompt service. When it comes to something as tricky and potentially troublesome as electrical work, the first factor becomes even more important, but you still don’t want to sacrifice price and timing. We are very pleased to recommend Cedar Electric which came through superbly in all three areas. We needed several new lights installed in our kitchen and breakfast room. Rick Shaw came out quickly and evaluated our needs, made several suggestions, and then after consultation provided a detailed written estimate.
He returned a few days later and began work. Rick worked diligently and methodically to uninstall a fixture and then over the course of two days installed 12 different spotlights. Each was measured precisely to ensure it was a consistent distance from each other and the wall so that they shone in the correct location and were even and symmetrical. He also did this with a minimally invasive technique, leaving our ceiling intact with only a small number of requisite locations to complete the wiring. He of course laid tarp down to protect against any residue from the ceiling work, and ensured that when he left everything looked as when he arrived, though more well lit!
In short, we can highly recommend Rick’s work. He was tremendously professional in all aspects and we would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to others.
Thank you so much for the extensive work you have done in our home over the past several months. I know that the work spanned a pretty broad variety of types of work (ceiling fans, attic fan, light fixture upgrades, new circuit installs, subpanel installation, telephone work, etc.) and you had to work around our other painting/carpentry/roofing/etc. contractors. You were VERY easy to work with and flexible with scheduling around the other activities occurring in the house. From our first encounter with your firm to our very most recent you were entirely professional and a joy to work with. Of the four electrical firms we had bid the work that we wanted done, you were one of only two that presented us with a comprehensive and professionally presented proposal, and your proposal was by far the better value of the two. You performed the work in a timely fashion and exceeded our expectations in terms of quality of work. You were very flexible in handling the situations where we changed our minds on what we wanted done. You offered very helpful suggestions at various points regarding exactly what should be done (e.g. sub-panel in the back, placement of outlets, etc.) and were just generally an all-around great resource during our recent renovation project. As you know, we have already referred you to our friends in the neighborhood and we will continue to do so. If it is relevant, we would gladly function as a reference for your firm. We wish you well in your future endeavors and we will surely call you in the event that we need further electrical work done.
Rick Shaw of Cedar Electrical Services work was great. He installed six lights for me. He gave me a fair and free estimate before the work was done. He showed up on time for the estimate and the day the work was performed. We ran into a glitch with one of the items. He gave me a few ideas on how to correct it. Twice in the six months since the project was completed, I have called Rick regarding questions. He has responded quickly and professionally and appreciate his problem solving. I have also recommended Rick to a few friends looking for an electrician. I know that one friend also used him to install some lighting. I truly appreciate Rick’s professional and approachable style and appreciate the way he does business.
I have had the pleasure of doing business with Rick Shaw the owner of Cedar Electric for Ten years Rick has always treated me, and my clients with nothing short of professionalism. I have found Rick’s pricing to be fair and the workmanship to be of high quality.
I have been a customer of Cedar Electrical Services, Inc. for many years, dating back to the 1990’s, and I have always been satisfied with their quality of work and professionalism. More specifically, I have used Cedar Electrical for home improvement projects of my personal residence, as well as for maintenance and repair issues for my rental properties and in my real estate transactions.
We began using Cedar Electric when we bought our Great Falls Home in 2003. We have used them numerous times since – from small items like hanging lights and fans to more substantial work such a new electrical panel and wiring for our generator. In all cases, their work was excellent, the price was fair, and they performed as promised.
We know Rick Shaw personally. He has given estimates as well as overseen and performed work for us. He is a person of integrity and we have always thought very highly of him and his company.
Having you provide services to both my homes for the past 11 years I can and do recommend you to all that require electrical services.
Your rates are more than reasonable but more importantly the services you recommend are what is needed and not what will bring you a higher fee.
On many occasions I have left the key to my home and a blank check and have always felt comfortable in doing so.
You work has stood the test of time and I have NEVER had to call you to come back to complete or fix what you had repaired on prior occasions.
On your last visit you did more than what was on the original estimate and I had to insist you bill me for the additional work.
I trust you with my home, my checkbook and my dogs….thank you for taking them out to potty by the way.
It has been a pleasure to work with Rick Shaw of Cedar Electrical Services Inc. Rick installed lights in our basement recently. His attention to cost, detail and scheduling assisted in my project being on time and under budget. I would strongly recommend using Rick Shaw to anyone.
I have had many electrical projects completed by Rick Shaw of Cedar Electrical. All of these projects were completed in an excellent manner and without problems or issues. Rick’s billing procedures and estimates are always fair and accurate. My Homeowner’s association HOA also had the exterior lights updated on ten homes with no difficulties or problems. In fact, the work done was excellent.
I truly appreciated the advice, recommendations, and care you took to meet the electrical needs in my home. Your responses to my questions were prompt, your recommendations helped me identify efficient and cost effective solutions, and you took the time to think of even the small details. Thank you again for your help and I know I will be in touch again with any future needs that Cedar Electrical Services, Inc. can provide in my home.