The Honest Electrician Inc.

Electricians
940 43 St SW Calgary AB T3C 1Z7
Write a Review
Write a Review

HomeStars
Electricians
The Honest Electrician Inc.
Star Score
StarScore uses a complex algorithm which considers a company’s review ratings, responsiveness, reputation, and recency. Learn more.

96%

This is the average rating based on homeowner reviews.
This indicates how long it's been since the last review.
Low reputation means there has been review tampering or a company request to remove a review. This score is also impacted when we do not have enough information i.e: low number of reviews.
How well a company responds to Service Requests and Reviews.
Reviews by rating (past 12 months)
Verified by HomeStars
Best of 2021 winner 7 timesBest of 2021winner 7 times

Reviews for The Honest Electrician Inc.

Average customer rating:
9.9 10 (150 reviews)

Sort by

afi501
afi501
3 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Installation of garage heater

My new garage was unheated, the winter chill was a bit much for me to work inside. I called Kyle and asked for him to install the electrical setup for my heater. Kyle supplied and installed the electrical in under 2 hours and I am happy to finally have some heat!! Kyle is great to work with, prices are very reasonable and he is able to complete the installations within my schedule!!

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you for this sincere review. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety, and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come. With your review, you are helping us to grow and spread the good word to new clients. Doing it right is our craft. We appreciate your time for writing this! The Honest Electrician Inc.

Victoria
Victoria
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Panel upgrade and replacement of various electrical outlets.

A brief review to highly recommend the Honest Electrician and the work done in my old duplex by Fraser. He is an excellent technician, polite and professional. He did the work assigned after the initail inspection on a timely manner. He came on time and he took away all the residuals after the work was done. Everything is working fine now.
My thanks as well to Hal, who came to the rescue of this senior lady and made it easier guiding me through the steps of payment.

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Awesome review Victoria. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate this very much. Excellent job team and keep up the great work. The Honest Electrician Inc.

Paul projects Calgary
Paul projects Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Dedicated curcuits, Exterior outlets & Emergency Transfer switch

Kyle was on time, polite, effective, efficient and provided additional input to job scope that improved the project and will have benefits in the future. The 'Honest Electrician' will provided excellent service on residential & commercial projects. Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you Paul for this sincere review. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety, and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come. With your review Paul, you are helping us to grow and spread the good word to new clients. Doing it right is our craft. We appreciate your time for writing this! The Honest Electrician Inc.

Kenny
Kenny
6 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Professional, fair price and friendly!

We accidentally overloaded one of the circuits at home, causing some of the electrical outlets to burn. Luckily, we were able to schedule in for an appointment with The Honest Electricians Inc. within the next day. They are easy to communicate with; their quote is straight forward, and the price is fair. Kyle showed up right on time for our appointment. He did a walkthrough with me to identify all the issues previously discussed plus additional work that were identified during the walkthrough. He took his time to explain all the tasks needed to be done prior to starting the job and provided some useful tips for preventative action. He was able to complete all the repairs within the original estimated time. He was professional, friendly and very thorough prep job to cleanup. We are very happy with the service provided and we will reach out to The Honest Electricians Inc. again for our future projects.

Thanks!

Kenny

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you Kenny for this awesome review. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety, and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come. With your professional review Kenny, you are helping us to grow and spread the good word to new clients. Doing it right is our craft. We appreciate your time for writing this! Love those dogs by the way! The Honest Electrician Inc.

Chris
Chris
1 review Calgary, AB
0/10

Old house owners beware!

This was my first attempt to hire the contractor from Homestars.
After submitting the request, I've hired The Honest Electrician to install pot lights in the living room and bathroom.

The electrician arrived on time; however, only completed 1/2 of the requested work and refused to continue due to building is not upto the code which I found later is ok, since they are grand-fathered.
It was already later than promised 4 hours and when he try to leave, 1/2 of his works wasn't even completed properly that we had to contact them to rectify the issue they have created.

I've sent the photo of the area where work is required and explained the requirements before getting estimate, but there was no warning about the works can't be done in the old house if there are any work grand-fathered previous wirings.

We had to hire someone else to finish the job, and when we've consulted them, they said it is ok to do the required job without any concern since those are light works that don't require permits.
The new electrician also told us that the hole didn't have to be made in the wall which we had to hire someone to fix.

We were fully charged for 1/2 of the work and also charged with the supplies which wasn't part of the estimate.

Not happy with The Honest Electrician and do not recommend them at all.

If you are looking for someone to work on your old house, I think you should beware.

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Home Buyers Beware
Non-compliant and unsafe electrical work.
Non permitted electrical work. Already had electrical contractor on site doing electrical work in kitchen with no permit. Contractor was too expensive to do the work instead of us, so Chris hired us.
Some homeowner DIY electrical work.

July 12, 2021 at 1:36PM our conversation mentions very high probability to cut drywall. Flat roof with very limited space to get inside to help guide a fish tape/stick. Nearly impossible to get that fish stick up through the wall without cutting a hole to guide it. Like finding a needle in haystack.

Homestars conversation:
Good afternoon Chris,
Thanks for contacting us.
Pot lights
We can supply and install some wafer thin LED pot lights for your kitchen/living room/basement. Super high efficiency and very bright lights. Lithonia WF4 3k4k5k selector switch to change the colour temperature of the light. There is a very high probability that we will have to cut some drywall out in order to fish the wires, needed in order to run the lights.

Chris refused to agree or understand the liability of the non-compliant work. No ground wires in the existing outlets on the main floor. This is a huge safety issue and presents a dangerous condition to cause electrocution or electrical shocks. We also noted that the electrical panel was upgraded without a permit because the system ground is not to current electrical code. The sewer and gas-lines are also not bonded to ground with #6 AWG ground wire. Bathroom wiring was previously done by the client’s father and it was not done correctly. There was no neutral connection in the outlet box, only switch legs and Canadian Electrical Code dictates we need to have a neutral there. I followed up with the city to see if any electrical permits have been pulled for this property. Here is a copy of the email from the Electrical department.

I am not a liar by saying this is not safe and it is a very big liability for my insurance if something goes wrong. So we pulled out and refunded Chris the difference in the work we had completed. No, we did not mention there would be a cost for the light switch. Secretary forgot to mention this. All we charged the client for was the materials $27.70 Had there been an electrical permit pulled with the panel upgrade all of this non grounded equipment would have been corrected and made safe. Then we wouldn’t have the liability issue if something goes wrong. We are now working with a legal team at LawShield to build better documents, contracts and non-compliant disclosures to protect my company better.

Here is the Canadian Electrical Code that I am legally bound to uphold and abide by. The code book tells me I have to do it and the electrical inspectors tell me I have to do it.

2018 CEC
26-702 Bonding of receptacles
1) Where grounding-type receptacles are used in existing installations to replace the undergrounded type, the grounding terminal shall be effectively bonded to ground and one of the following methods shall be used:
a) Connection to a metal raceway or cable sheath that is bonded to ground;
b) Connection to the system ground by means of a separate bonding conductor; or
c) Bonding to an adjacent grounded metal cold-water pipe.

2) Notwithstanding Subrule 1), at existing outlets where a bonding means does not exist in the outlet box, grounding-type receptacles shall be permitted to be installed, provided that each receptacle is protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the class A type

The Honest Electrician Inc. will not do non-compliant electrical work. Insurance liability reasons, my license and my electrical trade ticket are on the line. If in doubt when you're about to purchase a property call 311 and ask to speak with the Electrical TAC Department or Trade Permits department and ask for any trade permits for your potential property. We stand behind what we do and we refuse to do work on a property where electrical work has not been inspected, is not compliant with the Canadian Electrical Code and is simply unsafe.

Sincerely,
Kyle Moss
The Honest Electrician Inc.

Carolyn in Calgary
Carolyn in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

A few odd jobs done well!

I contacted The Honest Electrician after some glowing reviews from some work colleagues, and they were spot on! Timely communication, upfront estimates, and all my small jobs done quickly and completely. Fraser knew his stuff, and worked efficiently! Couldn’t be happier, and will definitely use and recommend in the future!

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you for the excellent response Carolyn. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety and piece of mind. So we appreciate you sharing this review and helping us to spread the good word. The Honest Electrician Inc.

Jacky
Jacky
6 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom Light Not Working

I called Kyle because my bathroom light not working. I have already tried to fix it myself by replacing the light switch and light fixture. However, it is still not working. I called Kyle for quotation and he gave me a tips to try fix it myself over the phone. It works. I was so happy for his expert advise over the phone.

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you Jacky, for this sincere review. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety, and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come. With your review Jacky, you are helping us to grow and spread the good word to new clients. Doing it right is our craft. We appreciate your time for writing this! I am very happy that I was able to help you over the phone Jacky and you were able to fix the problem yourself!

Kelly
Kelly
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

New Staircase Chandelier Wiring and Support

Prompt and clear communication from Kyle. He did not attempt to underquote to secure the work, requested photos, listened to some of my anticipated concerns of this 75yr old house and responded to them providing clear detail of what to expect for the work, selected site and budget.
Day of the electrician, Fraser, was courteous and considerate of working around me working from home and familiar with working around 2 cats. Arrived on time, prepared for the project based on good communication with Kyle. I never saw him without a mask on, and he did a thorough clean up after the work was complete.
Work was completed as budgeted, with no additional costs added or overruns. A great process from start to finish!

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you Kelly for this sincere review. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety, and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come. With your review Kelly, you are helping us to grow and spread the good word to new clients. Doing it right is our craft. We appreciate your time for writing this amazing review! Thanks again Kelly.

Dave
Dave
1 review Canmore, AB
10/10

Condo reno

I can honestly recommend these guys. Fraser and Kyle did an excellent job installing pot lights in our condo and a couple other tasks. They were flexible and worked with us as our ideas on how and where to install the lights changed. Their prices were very fair, and there was no surprise when the invoice came. The contacts I had in Canmore had not heard of The Honest Electrician before, so I was a little nervous. But there was no reason to be, as these guys were very a solid professional bunch. I would use them again the next time I need an electrician.

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you Dave for this sincere review. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety, and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come. With your review Dave, you are helping us to grow and spread the good word to new clients. Doing it right is our craft. We appreciate your time for writing this! So happy that everything turned out very well for you in your condo Dave. Thanks a million for writing the review.

Brett in Calgary
Brett in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Electrical Panel Upgrade

Kyle was awesome. He had a great price and offered some clever solutions to our electrical panel upgrade in our 100+ year old house in Mission. I would definitely recommend his services. Check out his instagram for a view of his work (thehonestelectricianinc)

Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Thank you Brett for this sincere review. We pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety, and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come. With your review Brett, you are helping us to grow and spread the good word to new clients. Doing it right is our craft. Really happy everything turned out and now you have a house with good electrical inside of it. Sure found some strange things in that old house :) Love how the units turned out! We appreciate your time for writing this!

The reviews on this page are the subjective opinion of the Author and not of HomeStars Inc.

More about The Honest Electrician Inc.

Doing it right, is our craft. At The Honest Electrician Inc. we pride ourselves on providing high quality electrical services that combine value, safety and peace of mind. While building relationships that ensure the safety and quality of life to our clients and the generations to come.

Over 30 Years of Combined Electrical Experience, Master Electrician since 2008. Certified Journeyman since 2004 at Red Deer College. Very knowledgeable on Canadian Electrical Code and City of Calgary Standata Requirements. Recently upgraded Canadian Electrical Code at SAIT with a course called "What's New in the Code" Renovation specialist, Aluminum wiring repairs, garage wiring, basement wiring, insurance service upgrades, hot tub wiring and other electrical service calls. Boiler systems, commercial and industrial distribution systems. Registered instrumentation apprentice with 5 years experience in installation, calibration and trouble shooting of various instruments.

Safety is Our Main Priority
The Honest Electrician is licensed, bonded, insured, and WCB covered. This means there’s no risk to you or your business should anything untoward ever happen while we’re carrying out electrical work on your property. We are also trained in the operation of specialty equipment, such as aerial work platforms.

Industrial & Supervisory Experience
The Honest Electrician has a diverse industrial background spanning multiple industries. He began his career as a construction electrician for various diamond mines, then moved onto oilfield electrical operations work. Kyle then became an Electrical Foreman/Superintendent for three ongoing projects at the Cameco uranium mines in northern Saskatchewan, where he oversaw two teams of 15 workers. After concluding his supervisor work at Cameco, Kyle went on to become an underground mine electrician for Tron Power. He then returned to the oilpatch as a sub-contractor working for CNRL, Seven Generations, and Encana.

Commercial Electrical Experience
Kyle Moss, aka The Honest Electrician, has extensive and varied experience working on commercial projects. This includes electrical rough-in work for the TransCanada Tower and Nexen Building in downtown Calgary, and the power distribution system for the Sears expansion at Southcentre Mall. The Honest Electrician has also completed commercial work on the South Health Campus hospital, Glenmore Water Treatment Plant, University of Calgary, and the Calgary International Airport. With a proven track record of completing commercial work on time and on budget, The Honest Electrician can be trusted for your next big job.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Staying true to our name every project or piece of electrical work we complete is 100% guaranteed. If you aren’t satisfied with the job we do (but we know you will be), then we’ll redo the work free of charge or refund your money.

Commercial Case Study: The Honest Electrician Helped Mountain Mercato in Canmore Stop Experiencing Power Interruptions While Using Their Induction Hot Plates
The specialty food market and café were constantly tripping their main breaker anytime they used their induction hot plates for cooking, which caused everything in the store to come to a standstill. Fed up with the problem, Mountain Mercato called The Honest Electrician to see if he could help. The Honest Electrician immediately recognized the issue; a previously installed 120/208VAC three-phase power system had been poorly balanced. The Honest Electrician spent two hours taking various readings, then moved some breakers around to better balance the system. Mountain Mercato hasn’t tripped their main breaker while using induction hot plates ever since.

CATEGORIES
Electricians
PRODUCTS
LED Lighting, Recessed Down Lighting, Stairway and Theater Lighting, ARC Fault and GFCI Protection Where Required. Siemens and Cutler Hammer Distribution Centers.
SERVICES
Residential Services Wiring for Home Renovations Kitchens Bathrooms Basements Additions Garage Hot tubs Electric vehicle charging Air conditioning Electrical Repairs Lighting Repairs Lighting, Bathroom & Ceiling Fan Installations LED Lighting Installations Renewable Energy Solar Installation Wind turbines Aluminium Remediation Commercial Services New Retail, Office and Restaurant Builds & Renovations Kitchen appliances HVAC units Refrigeration units AC units Lighting controls Boiler systems Electrical Service Upgrades Increased capacities for equipment Increased capacities for office spaces Electrical Service Calls Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency Auditing EV (electric vehicle) Charging Stations Large-scale PV installations
BRANDS
Lithonia Lighting, Sylvania, Philips, Sharp Solar, Canadian Solar, Enphase, Xantrex, Siemens, Thomas & Betts, Panasonic, Rab Design, Appleton, Hubble, Cooper, Crouse Hinds, Broan, Eaton, Cutler Hammer, Elite Lighting, Stelpro, Hoffman, Legrand, General Cable, Fluke, Greenlee, Nuheat, Lutron, Northern Cables, Kidde, IPEX
STYLES
HID Bay Lights, Under Counter LED, Down Lighting, Wall Lights, Industrial and Commercial Lighting
SPECIALITIES
Energy Auditing, Educating People on Saving Energy and Money, Home Renovations Both Kitchen, Basement and Restoration After Flood or Water Damages, Electrical Panel and Service Upgrades, Service Work and Trouble Shooting Electrical Problems, Renewable Energy Designing and Installations.
WEBSITE
https://www.honestelectrician.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
10
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
5
RETURN POLICY
30 Days
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, cheque, credit cards or electronic funds transfer
LICENSES
City of Calgary Business License, Alberta Prepaid Contractors License
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Masters of Applied Theory and Code, Canadian Red Seal Electrician
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
2 hour labour rate
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
5 Year Manufacturers. 2 Year Workmanship.
Company profile information is not moderated by HomeStars. Ask the contractor to verify before hiring.