Columbia, MD’s Full-Service Electrical Contracting Firm
Certified Electrical Technologies (CET) is proud to bring our services as the preferred Columbia Electrician. CET is a full-service electrical contracting firm that stays current with the latest technology and quality products in order to provide powerful and effective solutions to all of our customers.
Founded in 1979, our family-owned business puts our communities first by hiring employees from within the areas we service. We see ourselves as vital partners to all of our customers and always work hard to build a positive presence in our communities.
Effective Solutions with a Proven Track Record
Our fully licensed and insured staff come with years of specialized experience and professional conduct, and all of our electricians and engineers strive to be the best in Columbia. Every employee we hire has a proven track record of quality work and uncontested customer satisfaction. Before they can begin working for us, each employee must also undergo a complete background check to ensure they meet our high standards. Unlike many electrical firms, CET is dedicated to customer satisfaction before profits. Our employees will never attempt to up-sell you on products or services you don’t need or want.
CET’s dedication is further reflected in our lifetime warranty: If something in our remodel, installation, or repair is done improperly, we fix it for free. We offer free estimates over the phone, quick scheduling, and fast, non-invasive operations that respect your company’s working hours and employees.
Residential Electrical Services
Our most common jobs are residential, with a team of electricians and engineers who can perform a wide range of diagnostics, installation, remodeling, and repairs. CET will assess your home with your schedule and budget in mind when determining the best way to approach any given issue.
Examples of our residential services include:
- Safety checks (including repair and troubleshooting)
- Lighting and surge arrestors
- Ceiling fans
- CATV and telephone jacks
- Security lighting
- Recessed lighting
Commercial Electrical Services
Our commercial services team understands that every industry and business has unique needs, and we will ensure that your specific lighting and electrical needs are reflected in how we customize every electrical solution, whether for installing powerful energy-saving lighting for a warehouse or securing a backup power source for a data center.
CET always considers the working schedule of your business, as well as your budget, to determine the best time for the work to be done. Many of our valued clients have used our services for decades and consider us valuable partners. Consequently, this is a responsibility and relationship that we don’t take lightly and value above all else.
Examples of CET commercial services include:
- Lighting and surge suppression
- Safety checkups
- Group relamping
- Energy-saving retrofits
We also offer long-term service contracts to commercial clients.
Retail Electrical Services
CET’s retail electrical services are provided to clients in the retail industry. Issues with electrical and lighting systems can pose various threats to both your employees and your customers. Beyond safety risks, they can also cause a big financial loss. Our retail services team is dedicated to working on retail electrical and lighting issues as fast as possible, so you can return to business as usual. Depending on the nature of the job, we may schedule during or after local business hours to suit a client’s needs.
Examples of our retail services include:
- Installing and replacing lighting fixtures
- Lamp and ballast replacement
- Flat screen receptacle installation
- EXIT fixtures
- Installation of additional circuits
Property Management Electrical Services
CET’s property management electrical services are specialized solutions for the unique challenges faced by property owners. The nature of a lighting or electrical issue, including risks and solutions, changes greatly with the size and scale of a building. What works for a duplex usually won’t work for a single-family dwelling, for instance. No matter the size of the property, however, keeping residents safe and property managers satisfied is our priority.
Our property management services include:
- Remodeling & Electrical Rewiring
- Electrical Repairs
- Lighting & Electrical Automation
- Energy-saving lighting retrofits
- Certified pool electrical component inspections
We also offer long-term contracts to our property management clients.
Your Trusted Columbia Electrician
CET has built its reputation on providing the best electrical and lighting solutions to our clients at the best possible prices. Our specialized expertise and dedication to customer service have made us one of the best known electrical contracting firms in Maryland and Virginia.
We are excited to bring our services to the Columbia, MD area and look forward to hearing from you. Give us a call today at (301) 948-5252 to obtain a free assessment of your current lighting or electrical situation along with potential solutions from CET.
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Testimonials from some of our Valued Clients and Partners!
Our goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction and a truly superior service experience. We invite every client to provide feedback on the service that we provide and use any constructive criticism to improve our procedures. Below is just a small sample of some reviews and feedback from our valued clients.
Ever since a neighbor's house burned down as a result of an electrical malfunction probably caused by faulty repair work, I have been on the lookout for a dependable electrical contractor. I can finally say I have found such a contractor in CET. From the time I called them and talked to Lei to the time Jessie finished the work I felt certain I was in good hands. Jessie the technician was excellent, arriving on time, understanding what needed to be done, diagnosing the problems in depth, and finally executing the work efficiently within the estimated time. He then took the time to explain the issues, e.g. matching the switch to the correct type of LED light, when he detected some lack of understanding on my part. Thank you CET!
called Certified Electrical Technologies first because they have a very good reputation on Angie's List. Lien was the representative that took my call. She was very open and honest about the rates I could expect. Since I had wanted same day service, CET would need to charge me emergency rates which I expected. However, she quickly understood my situation and recommended I try some other electricians in my area. If it were not for my need to get help same day, I would have gone with CET. I would recommend them based on their professionalism and honesty in addition to their great reputation. I would use them in the future.
I called and spoke to Leia to make an appointment because the main panel breaker for the pool pump/pool house subpanel had been tripped and would not reset. Leia took the time to walk me through some steps I could take to try to reset the breaker myself. I followed her recommendations at intervals and eventually I was able to reset the breaker. We really appreciate Leia’s help, especially as one of their electrician would not have been available to come for the next few days. Certified Electric has come to our home to complete work on a number of occasions and their electricians are always prompt, professional and leave the work areas clean.
This company deserves, if it were possible, more than just five stars. Gary, the owner, is himself an excellent electrician, and he has chosen efficient, reliable, honest people to work for him. I have had Gary do work for me on previous occasions and I feel it is my duty to let others know that such people do actually exist today. It is indeed a pleasure to write about Gary, who is scrupulously honest, reliable, and trustworthy. Above all, he is a thorough gentleman. His is indeed a dying breed. On 11/17/20, I had a difficult situation in my rental property, with the tenant saying that an electrician was needed urgently as none of their appliances worked after a dishwasher install, and there was no power in the house. Gary sent his technician who rectified the situation efficiently and at a most reasonable charge. Such is the honesty of this company. We as consumers truly wish we had more people like him in the trade.
Vatthana from Certified Electrical Technologies arrived exactly at the time specified. He quickly diagnosed all of the issues with my home's receptacles and fixed them with seeming ease. He tested other receptacles to ensure they were working properly. He very quickly installed a smoke detector and a lighting fixture with seeming ease. Overall, Vatthana worked very expeditiously and completed all of the work much faster than I thought possible. He was so fast it felt like there was more than one technician involved even though it was only him. Vatthana was very friendly and did not hesitate to take some time to explain things to me about how the electrical systems in my house work and what the underlying root issues were. Overall, it was truly a pleasure working with Vatthana and having him in my house. I could not be more satisfied with the stellar service he provided. I was pleasantly surprised that the total cost of the work was less than I was expecting. This was my first experience using CET, and I will definitely seek their service again solely based on the exceptional service that Vatthana provided me today.