Frequently Asked Questions
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1I didn't know you did such small jobs?
At Fischer Electric, no job is too small. We have numerous one and two man service trucks that can handle very small jobs that may seem insignificant to others. Don’t hesitate to give us a call no matter how small the job is.
2What type of electrical work do you do?
There’s not much that we don't do when it comes to the electrical industry. We can handle all types of electrical work as explained in the Services section of our website along with many things that we may not have listed. If you have a question as to whether or not we do a particular type of job, just call us, we’ll let you know.
3What makes Fischer Electric different than other electrical contractors?
There are a number of things that we believe sets us apart from other electrical contractors and provides the customer with an advantage by hiring us.
- Most importantly, we’ve been in business for over 50 years. We’ve been through the good times and bad, we’ve dealt with all kinds of electrical issues over the years, and have learned how to avoid a lot of problems before they occur. You can’t put a price on experience; it’s something that comes with many years of running a successful business and building relationships with customers, contractors, and building departments.
- Second, we are a family owned and operated business. The Fischer family started this business and continues to run it to this day. Unlike other companies, we don’t have some Quailifier with a license pulling permits for us that has no idea what type of employees the company has, who’s running the jobs, what financial shape the company is in, are the customers being treated fairly, etc. Charles Fischer Jr. is the license holder and is involved with the business on a daily basis.
- Somebody always answers the phone during normal business hours. You will not get an automated phone system that takes minutes for you to navigate through in order to get to a live person.
- We are a drug free workplace and all our employees are drug tested prior to their employment. We also do background checks on our employees as part of the government work that we do. All employees are fully covered by Workers Compensation Insurance.
- We carry a very high level of insurance to provide our customers with the piece of mind that if an accident were to occur, or mistake made, they are fully covered whatever the case may be.
- Lastly, every installation carries a great deal of pride in it. We expect our employees to provide good service, care about their work, do a professional job, and maintain a high level of quality. Many of our customers are friends and associates that we’ve made over the years who recommend us to their friends and associates. The majority of our business comes from “Word of Mouth”, and we intend on keeping it that way.
4How far away will you go for an electrical job?
We’ve done jobs all over Florida, The Caribbean, and the Bahamas. We are always willing to go anywhere in these areas for larger size jobs. When it comes to smaller jobs and service work, our main area of concentration is the tri-county area of Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
5If you are awarded the job, how long until you can do the job?
This depends on a number of factors, how large is the job, how busy we are at the time, does the job require permits, will we be working with other contractors and individuals that will need to be coordinated with, are there special materials that need to be ordered, etc. Prior to being awarded the job, we will give you an accurate idea of when we will be able to get to your job.
6Do I need a permit to do the work?
Whether or not you need a permit to do the work depends on the scope of the project. Generally speaking, whenever you are adding on to the existing electrical installation you need to pull a permit to do so. If it’s a minor repair to an existing installation, you generally do not need a permit.
7What will the permit cost?
Every city is different when it comes to permit costs and requirements to get a permit. Small jobs are usually priced at a basic fee set by The City. Larger jobs are usually priced on a per device basis, or as a percentage of job cost basis. On larger jobs, we like to tell customers to figure on about 2.5% - 3.5% of job cost for the permit.
8Do you give free estimates?
Our estimates are free, and are provided during normal working hours Monday thru Friday. We will work with you on special times if necessary to accommodate your schedule.