Thomas J Laporte

Thomas J Laporte

Electrician -
Pittsburgh, PA
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  • 2403 Sidney St Ste 125, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Detailed Information

Business Categories Electrical in Pittsburgh, PA

Services Offered

  • Electrical
    • Lighting Companies
    • Home Energy Audit
    • Landscape Lighting
    • Electrician
    • Electrical Repair

License Information

  • Licensed inState Of Kentucky
  • NumberME14081
  • License typeMaster Electrician
  • License issue date12/28/2010

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Business Hours Please call to confirm

  • Monday 8AM - 6PM
  • Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
  • Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
  • Thursday 8AM - 6PM
  • Fri 8AM - 6PM
  • Saturday 8AM - 6PM

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Best Questions to Ask an Electrician Contractor

How long have you been in Electrical business for/How long have been serving the Pittsburgh area?

You'll always want to ask how long the company has been in business in Pittsburgh. While this isn't a guarantee that the company will do good work, companies with longevity on their side must be doing something right. That being said, there are newer companies that do great work. If the company is under three years old, ask where the owner was employed before and for how long. If he/she has a long history of employment, it's reasonable to infer that he or she decided to go into business for themselves after so many years of experience.

Does the Electrical job require permits? If so, will you be pulling them yourself?

Many jobs in Pennsylvania will require municipal permits in order to be approved by the town's inspector. It's always good to ask who will be responsible for pulling those permits, and if you'll be expected to do it. You'll almost never be told to pull your own, but knowing that Pittsburgh Electrical permits are required makes you appear to be a well informed customer.

Do you have any references that I can contact?

Always ask for references, and always check them. Keep in mind though that the only references you'll get are people who the contractor is certain will give him a good review. You'd also be well advised to check online review sources in Pittsburgh as well, which will give you a broader view of customer satisfaction for a given company.

How many contractors do you have working for you? How many vehicles are in your fleet?

This is important mostly for larger jobs. Clearly a two man operation is going to build a home much slower than a 15 man crew. This is also a good indication of the overall size of the Electrical company, if that's an area of concern for you. The reason you may want to ask about the fleet is that fleet size is a good indicator of the mobility of the company. Mobility may not sound important, but it's hard for the Pittsburgh contractors to get to job sites if they lack appropriate vehicles.

What is your projected timeline for the Electrical project in Pittsburgh?

Though a standard question, it's important to ask. Most contractors will tell you how long they expect the job to take without you asking. If they don't volunteer that information, be sure to ask. It's also helpful to ask if that's a hard finish date, meaning that it's the definite finish date. If it's a soft finish date, it may be extended for any number of reasons.