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Datawise Solutions Inc. Is an Electrical Contractor that services the province of Ontario from our base in the Niagara Region. We have established and good working relationships with local residential and commercial clients in cities such as Welland, Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, St Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, etc. We also servi read more...
Datawise Solutions Inc began operations in 2004 and has received 83 reviews for an overall customer rating of 4.9. The average rating for businesses providing similar services in the Welland area is 5. Write a review
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We’ve used Data wise Solutions twice now, and each time the service is excellent! We recently had an issue with our AC breaker. It kept tripping and our house was hot! It would have been a very uncomfortable night. I called Data Wise at about 6:40pm, spoke to John and he was at our house at about 8pm that night! Simply the best! I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
We had problems with our Kitchen light. The service provided was quick (same day) and the technician took time to check all of the possibilities. Even though we required a few small parts we were only charged for the service call. I would recommend them to anyone needing home electrical work done.
We found a bunch of scary (illegal) stuff when we pulled down the basement drywall for a mold remediation and renovation. Datawise was great about diagnosing the issues, and planning the new layout to fit within my already crowded 100-Amp panel.
Shout out to John & Neil, who made me look like a hero in front of the family, who are now enjoying a mold free office and home theatre.
They were fast and efficient, thoroughly professional, and took extra precautions during teh COVID restrictions.
Very happy, would highly recommend.
Datawise did a great job hooking up my pottery kiln and kiln vent and for a reasonable cost! They were punctual and friendly, cleaned up nicely after and followed all covid protocols. I'd highly recommend their electrical services!
This company is awesome. Workers are kind and considerate. They are true professionals and do a great job. Their rates seem to be lower than other electricians but at the same time they do a better job. I would never hesitate to use their services again.
John and his staff were very responsive and exhibited great customer service. Their work was timely and professionally done. Their pricing was competitive.
I would recommend their services.
After we had an electrical surge enter our home from a neighbourhood lightning strike--that resulted in the loss of some possessions—we called Datawise Solutions.
John visited the next day, patiently answered our questions, and explained options for prevention. We received our estimate on time and decided to go ahead with the surge protection, as well as some additional electrical improvements we had inquired about.
John arrived on the day and time we agreed upon, completed the work within the estimated time, kept and left a clean working environment, and took the time to show and explain the work that was completed.
We are very pleased with Datawise Solutions and are happy we now have a go-to electrical contractor!
Ira and Jodi
This company is great! When I called them they returned my call promptly. They came and Installed two new drops in our upstairs bedrooms from the basement of our home. They were reasonable and professional. Neat work and no worries.
I have had John and his team do electrical work on my home twice and was completely satisfied each time. The first was fairly straight forward but extensive and they did a great finishing everything to our satisfactiion. The second was smaller but the problem was not immediately apparent. John was happy to work through the problem until it was completely resolved. I could not be happier with his work.
I heartily recommend Datawise Solutions. John was responsive, creative and informative in helping us decide how to set up the electrical service for our bathroom renovation. He is knowledgeable and confident, and is visibly focused on doing things right, following applicable codes and containing the client's budget. I trust John and I trust his company.
The electrician (John Kuehnl-Cadwel), was excellent. He was efficient, fast, and courteous. This was the first time we used Datawise Solutions. I would highly recommend them.
We couldn't be happier with the work and service we received from John and Neil of Datawise. They were prompt, professional, personable, and the work was done quickly and efficiently.
I would definitely have them back to my home for any future electrical work, and highly recommend them to family and friends.
One Saturday morning, we lost power in three of our outlets and the light switches in the front hall. I made a call to Datawise Solutions and was told John would call when he could. Within 20 minutes, John called me and said he would be by about 1 pm and that's when he showed up. Our problem turned out to be quite hard to find, but John was able to find it and fix it. He also replaced the outlets as well as the light switches. All at a very reasonable price.
I found John to be very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I would recommend Datawise Solutions to anyone having electrical problems!
Having electrical issues is never fun, but even more so when you are in the middle of a heatwave and your air conditioner is out. Having dealt with an electrical issue before, I reached out to the pro’s, Datawise Solutions Inc.
I cannot tell you how wonderful this company is. Within two hours of the call John Kuehnl-Cadwell, was at my home investigating the issue and quickly brining is back to cool. In addition, he noticed a small receptacle cover that was broken, so He promptly organized for another repair person to install the new cover.
At the risk of sounding over the top, John and his fabulous team are simply the BEST and Datawise Solutions Inc. should be the only company anyone requiring electrical services should call.
John was very polite and was here when he said he would be here. Found the problem with my electric to my garage and also found that l had l wire loose on another fuse and fixed it as well. I would refer you guys to anyone that need electric work done because you guys are right on the ball when people call. You don't leave people hanging around waiting for a call when they call you. You are right back to them right away.
If you had more then 5 stars I would give it that rating.
The response time was quick and the electrician came with back up batteries ect.
He corrected our problem quickly and was very informative how to precede in the future.The cost of the service was most reasonable. Definitely our company for any future electrical needs.
Al and Beryl Pringle
Our home in Fonthill was experiencing fluctuations and surges in power. Breakers were tripping and appliances began failing. An emergency call to DataWise was made on Sunday February 10/19. Within the hour they were onsite and diagnosed that the neutral from the meter was burnt out. The 60 amp service was inadequate and a new 100 amp service was needed including stack, etc. Electricity was off to the house in the coldest part of winter but the very next morning Monday February 11/19 they had a crew working through a snow storm all day rebuilding the service. Many more details of the expertise and attention to detail could be written but space does not allow. Seldom have we gotten such quality service as this company rendered. We highly recommend them without reservation!
Datawise was prompt in responding to my service call, professional and efficient in the execution of service.
John and his apprentice were able to troubleshoot and discover the issue was with a bad switch at the boiler.
John also addressed a couple of other concerns I had concerning my panel. His sincere advise included: what the priority was, what I didn't need that another Contractor might insist was necessary, and options going forward.
I will certainly use Datawise in the future and recommend them to anyone who needs an Electrical Contractor.
I would recommend datawise solutions to anyone looking for electrical assistance. When I contacted John concerning our home having aluminum wiring he was very quick to respond and alleviate our concerns with aluminum wiring. John promptly visited our home and explained the difference between aluminum and copper wiring. Next we arranged a mutual acceptable time for John's company to inspect all our switches, outlets and the main electrical service to our home. John also arranged to have the Electrical Safety Authority visit our home and issue an inspection report as part of the process. When John's staff were at our home they were very professional and respectful of our home. I would definitely use Datawise solutions for any future electrical work. John turned a potentially stressful situation into a very positive experience. Once again Thank you John and to your staff for your quick resolution to our electrical issue.
My wife and i are Very pleased with our dealings with Datawise.We had been waiting and waiting on an electrician friend to come and do this work.We finally decided we were not going to wait any longer.I searched online and found Datawise trusted and highly rated by their customers.I called left a message and was quickly called back by John.He promised before his work day ended he would come to our house and give us details what needed to be done.As promised John came later that day.I trusted John right away (so did my Jack Russell ha ha) we liked how he explained things in detail.... we fully understood what needed to be done.We felt the price John quoted was very fair and gave him the go ahead with a date work needed to be completed.John promised it would be done by that date.As promised work the was completed as promised and as quoted. :)
We are very pleased with the professional, courteous, neat and fast service we received from Datawise & John.
We Trust and Recommend Datawise Solutions in the highest regard.They keep their promises.
Nicole and Terry McGill Welland, Ont
Hired John at Datawise to do work on our new home in St Davids. Datawise installed an outside light above garage including cutting hole in brick and removing and replacing drywall in garage, under cabinet valence lighting and upper cabinet in-cabinet lighting in kitchen, dimmer switches, potlight installations, and installing chandeliers and valence lighting in bathrooms as well as solving a transformer problem. At all times John and Matt were punctual, very efficient and quiet, flexible with solutions, and left site spotlessly clean. I highly recommend Datawise and will use them for all future electrical work.
After being frustrated with another electrician who did not return calls and was difficult to get a firm commitment - I searched and found Datawise solutions on this website (Trustedpros).
I was extremely pleased with the whole experience. I was speaking to an electrician (John) within minutes and he was over to the house that afternoon. He gave me an estimate and we agreed to have the job done within a few days!
I found the whole experience stress free and highly professional. I would not hesitate to use their services again, and would recommend Datawise to my friends.
Datawise did a great job at a great price. They were very accommodating with scheduling and made no mess at all in my home. I will be sure to give them a call the next time I need some electrical work done.
Great work Guys, thank you!
John and his people were very knowledgeable and friendly from the start to finish. He offered me a few options, with varying costs and got the job done quickly. Everything works great and looks good too.
Thanks so much!
I had several electrical issues to be taken care and after reading so many positive reviews for DataWise Solutions Inc. I decided to give them a call. Reviews are valuable for home owners needing work done. It can be overwhelming trying to right person for the job. John was very professional, knowledgeable and offered valuable advise when needed. I was very pleased with the work he did. I would certainly recommend DataWise Solutions Inc. to anyone needing electrical work. A job well done.
I am very pleased with the service I received from Datawise Solutions. I am very new to the area and made my selection of Datawise web reviews such as this one. Everything about the service was as I expected or such much better. The technicians were customer focused and professional and both their estimates for time without power and price were very accurate (price within $20). In addition, the paperwork was perfect!
I recently had Datawise install a new electrical panel in my garage. The previous occupants of my house had used the wrong wire and ran it in a method outside that did not meet code. I have to say im really impressed at the job they did. The job only took one day and the guys didnt even leave a mess when they were done. When was the last time an electrician didnt leave all their wire clippings all over for tlyou to clean up? Datawise was professional, courtious, clean and the bill at the end, i found more than reasonable and was the same as was quoted. I like not having any surprise extras on a bill.
We recently had this company in to do some work on a bathroom fan and dimmer switch in our home. Although I'm sure these repairs were minor in nature to them, they approached the work in a professional manner, and completed the work in a timely and courteous manner. In fact, I had purchased a complete fan replacement for the bathroom, and actually only needed replacement parts, resulting in a saving to me of both time and money.
We have a couple of new electrical projects upcoming and we will not hesitate to use them again to complete this work. We have no hesitation in recommending Datawise to any prospective customer.
Another successful job by Datawise! These guys are excellent and can be relied on for a good job and complete customer satisfaction. The area was left clean and tidy and they demonstrate respect for their customers.
I have no hesitation in recommending them and will use them whenever needed.
Datawise provided superior service at a reasonable price for a professional job well done. the technicians were professional, knowledgeable and were on time to do the repair. I would recommend Datawise to anyone requiring a professional electrician.
There were 3 electricians that came to my home, all were very friendly (also good looking). They did not waste time, but went about their business and got things done. I was very impressed by their professionalism and I would definitely hire Datawise Solutions again for any electrical work needed in my home! They cleaned up their mess and left everything tidy, a big plus.
A big thank you to John and his team of professionals for addressing all of my electrical needs and putting my mind to rest. The issues that you repaired for me had caused me great stress and are now solved, inlcuding the conduit outside. I truly appreciate your approach to customer service, speed and thoroughness in communication and patience with all my questions!!! Thank you for spotting a non-compliant issue and fixing it when the company who made the error said it didn't need to be changed. I sleep much more comfortably now knowing that everything is safe. Highly recommend!!
John is a perfect example of what everyone should expect from a professional electrician. He provided very detailed initial estimate reports even before we agreed to the jobs, and always worked around our schedule. It's very hard to find now a day but John and his team gave us the "looking out for customer's best interest first" feeling.
We have contracted John for 3 jobs and have been very satisfied with each, he took the time to explain to us in detail each job he and his team was doing and ensured everything is in good shape before they wrap up. Another point I would like to make is that John does not beat around the bush or open up price for negotiating. He gave what he truly believe is fair--which we totally agreed-- and never rushed us to make a decision. He also went extra mile on several occasions even though we are only a small business and does not bring him big revenue like the big ones do. One time our heater wasn't working and John came over right away and got it to work within the shortest time any one can expect. I can go on and on, but John is just a very honest guy that will get your job done to save you bunch of headaches.
John and I met to review the job and obtain an estimate. He was professional, thorough and he established a great rapport immediately. An under-appreciated aspect of picking the right contractor is whether you are comfortable with this person in your home and do you trust them to respect your property with the work required. There was no question in my mind and John and his team didn't disappoint. Quality work, professional and respectful team and they completed the work under their estimate.
I will be reaching out to John and Datawise Solutions for all my electrical needs in the future and highly recommend.
I called John for an estimate and evaluation on a outlet at our store that was not working. He came out the next day as promised. He was very courteous and friendly. He gave me an estimate and we went ahead with the repair. He is very reasonable. Would definitely use him in the future.
I am very impressed by the work done by this company for me at my office and my residence in the recent past.
The work was done in a timely manner, with attention to detail and the accounts were quite reasonable.
I will certainly recommend them to persons in need of their services in the future.
I had a great experience with Datawise solutions Inc.
John the owner was very knowledgeable and considerate to my needs as a new home owener in the Niagara region. I bought an older home that has been re-done with no cable run inside. I did not understand why they ran elctrical but no cabl wires in the wall. I was scrambling to get this booked and done for the long weekend of my move in July and have the cable wire in before Cogeco appointment booked for that Sunday.
Matt came and did an amazing job! What a great young man. We came up with a plan for my house and my needs. HE worked really hard to get everything done in a timly fashion and helped me, a young female who had no idea about any of this, get everything set up without any hiccups. The cocgeco company came for my appointment and everything was set up and ready for them! I am SO thankful for Datawise solutions for helping make my transition and move less stressful! A great group of knoweldgeable people who are considerate and professional! Thanks again!
I can also say, this was on a long weekend. Stayed well under a budget i thought I would have to pay for this work.
The crew at Datawise is fantastic. John is extremely easy to contact and always flexible with schedule. Every time I need an electrical repair, I call John without hesitation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to anyone!
The crew from Datawise Solutions was great. They were very knowledgeable and diligent workers. Not only that they were a pleasure to work with and very professional. We had quite the grocery list of electrical work to get done and in two days they did it all. They were really good for working around our schedule and considerate to run extension cords when they had to leave power off for an evening. I would recommend these guys in a heartbeat. Not to mention after the work they came in below the estimate which was the cherry on top.
Outstanding experience! I contacted Database Solutions for an electrician to figure out why a breaker was being repeatedly being tripped and they had someone out to me on the same day. The electrician found the problem and and worked until it was fixed. He was pleasant and professional and kept us informed of everything he was checking and doing. Wonderful experience! Cost was also reasonable so that was a bonus!
I have used Datawise soultions for a few jobs with my apartment building and they have always had someone out when they said they would. Always cleaned up after themselves. We've had some major issues with our camera system before Datawise came in and fixed a lot of the issues the former installers did. I plan on sticking with Datawise for anything electrical that I need.
The guys (Matthew and Chris) were prompt courteous and very efficient. They respected both our property and us (we are in our seventies).
The job turned out very well and we are very happy with the work!
An excellent company to deal with at all levels.
To anyone seeking assistance with an electrical or cable problem I would highly recommend John Kuehni-Cadwell, Master Electrician. He went out of his way to explain options, correct the problem and displayed great integrity.
Contacted this company based on the number of favourable reviews that I saw - - they did an excellent job.
Contacted me in advance, arrived on time, completed all the work - - they were great to deal with and billed me exactly as agreed.
I highly recommend.
Here is the story. My insurance agent told me that I needed an inspection of my aluminum wiring on the home I have owned and lived in for over thirty years. Really? So I started to call Electrical Contractors in my area to get someone to do this. After five telephone calls...not one wanted to do this work. On the fifth call, I asked the contractor, why does no one want to do this inspection? His response was, and I quote: " Your house is considered "Old Work" and most contractors these days don't want to do this type of electrical work. They would rather bang in new wiring into framed houses before the dry wall gets put in. They can make more money doing this type of work rather than test, inspect and repair existing wiring from a house that has been deemed "Need To Inspect" by an Insurance Company. I finally found Datawise Solutions. John Kuehnl-Cadwell the Master Electrician returned my call while he was in British Columbia. ( While he was in B.C. on his dime !!!!) I made an appointment for him to come and see me. We were treated with utmost respect and John educated us on how to get our home safe and up to today's standards and codes. Within three days John emailed me with three levels of quotes to fix my house. We negotiated which level I wanted to do, he agreed 100% on my choice. Within a few days, John contacted me and informed me of when Datawise Solutions could perform the work. They came and performed all the work as expected. Everyone associated with this company showed not only top level professionalism carrying out their duties, but also kept my wife and I up to date on every task they performed. I can only give them a 100 percent performance approval. But if it were possible, I would give them 110 percent approval. I highly recommend Datawise Solutions for any electrical work you need. I am 100 percent satisfied with John and his entire team.
The lads arrived bang on time. Since I was working out of town my wife took care of things and felt very comfortable with the 2 workers. They did a great job including going up into the loft and running a new wire to hook up a light which I didn't know existed until I tried to take a bulge out my plastered ceiling. And to top it off the price was lower than I envisaged based on the time they were at my home.
I appreciate the good work John and Matthew did in my apartment. I am a photographer and need to spotlight my best framed and laminated prints. In addition they upgraded all my electric switches as I wanted.
I recommend this company for electrical work
Very professional service for a very reasonable price. Datawise cleaned up electrical and data cabling that was done by other contractors and relocated our data patch panel to a more accessible location. Very response service, they were onsite the same day! Job well done; would definitely use them again for all of our electrical and data needs.
Contacted John through their website and arranged for an estimate on the job at my income property in Welland, all arrangements and quotes were done online via email. Work was completed on the day that was decided within the timeline quoted. Provided information for me to forward on to my tenants. Was very impressed with the finished product when I was finally able to visit the property. I have added photos of work, first is how the panel looked like when property was purchased the next 2 are the finished product.
Datawise was very professional providing a detailed written estimate of the work to be done. Although the owner John was out of the province he communicated with his staff to ensure the work was properly done and completed in a timely manner.
John is by far the most professional electrician I ever dealt with. He was punctual and immediately determined the problem with my wiring. He had machine shop custom manufacture retrofit sleeves for my 1950s coach lights. I would recommend John to anyone in need of electrical expertise.
Professional from start to finish!
The quality of the work is exceptional and you could not ask for a more informative and helpful person to do the job.
If I ever have any other electrical jobs that I need to have completed, I would not hesitate to call Datawise again.
I called Datawise when I had problems with flickering lights in my house. John responded within 2 hours and offered to come out the same day to check my connections. When he arrived, he explained everything as he worked. I was able to watch the whole process and he showed me the various parts inside my circuit boxes and explained their function. He spent about 1/2 hour tightening the connections in 3 circuit boxes in my home, many of which were quite loose.
John was professional and friendly. Although the job was relatively small and minor, I would not hesitate to give him a call for larger projects. Highly recommended.
Called in Datawise Solutions after reading some positive reviews online, and I certainly was not disappointed. I really felt like I was dealing with honest professionals. John knew his job and knew it well, and dealt with the problem quickly. It is nerve racking deciding which electrician to use, but when he left I felt I had made the right choice. Would not hesitate to call him again and would certainly recommend him to friends.
John and his team are wonderful. Some cabling needed to be put in place so that my parent's internet connection would work. Since they are older, they really don't understand technology but since they received an iPad for Christmas, they needed to be set up with internet and wireless.I did not want them to worry about this set up and while I thought it would not be an issue, the internet provider we chose let us know that there was additional wiring that was needed. I called John, explained the situation and he was great. My mother was very impressed -- he worked quickly, explained things to her, made sure the set up was working and there was no mess to clean up. I would highly recommend John and his team.
We were very pleased with the work John and Datawise Solutions provided for us. We hired John to provide an inspection of the aluminum wiring system as part of a pre-sale inspection of a home we were about to purchase. John was professional, courteous and thorough while performing the inspection and was able to answer any questions we had.
On top of the verbal summary, he also provided us with a detailed report and DVD of his findings and provided recommendations. We also appreciated that he pointed out other possible deficiencies that were not a part of the inspection. We would definitely consider hiring Datawise Solutions again for any electrical work we would need in the future.
We posted for a quote on Saturday, noon and John contacted us approx. 3 hours later by phone. I explained the problem over the phone, he quoted a price and was @ our house with-in 30 minutes. John was very efficient and true to his word how long the job would take, fixed the situation and was on his way. Thanks to him we had 'light' for our guests that evening. I would recommend John and his company to anyone that wants good reliable service, is cost effective and efficient.
John and his helper Matt did an amazing job of replacing one fixture with another. They encountered a few issues along the way, however they managed to overcome them, without getting frustrated with the design of the new fixture. They were prompt, courteous and did a fantastic job - we could not be happier.
An electrical breaker in a bedroom circuit tripped intermittently. Since this is a potentially serious safety issue we looked for an electrician to advise us on the repair. We called Datawise at around midday, got a call back from John within an hour and he arrived at about 4.30pm having called 2 more times to confirm his timing.
He diagnosed the problem, explaining at all times what he was doing, Came back the next day to follow up and discussed how to replace a length of wire feeding the circuit which had developed a fault. He called back again the next morning to ensure we were comfortable doing the repair ourselves and offered to help either over the phone or in person if required.
I replaced the wire, as John had recommended, resolving the problem.
Not only were we very pleased with the service but the bill was also very reasonable. We will definitely call Datawise next time we need an electrician.
I have an older home with 50+ year wiring. I was tripping breakers as well as the main breaker in my panel. I had issues with some suspect wiring in my home and attached workshop. I contacted Datawise and John quickly responded and set-up an appointment that worked around my work schedule. He showed up on time and spent over an hour going through the home looking at the issues I wanted addressed and pointing out other things as he went along. He came back a second time to go over things in further detail to make sure that we were both on the same page as to what type of new panel was needed to be put in and what problems may result (ie that the meter and stack may need to be replaced as well - which, in fact,they did need to be replaced). He later presented me with a detailed estimate of the work involved and the approximate costs. Two days were booked to complete the work. John and his crew showed up on time, were polite and friendly and very dedicated to completely the work in a timely manner. He was especially good with my son's interest in what they were doing and allowing him to watch when it was safe to do so. The costs were higher than the estimate, but I added a few things along the way. I would definately recommend John and his team to anyone I know in the future and will have them back if I require more work in the future. I can now sleep soundly at night knowing that my home is electrically safe and sound. Thank you to the whole Datawise Solutions Team!
I had a huge problem with the main fuse panel while I was replacing light switches and outlets after painting.
I called Datawise Solution Inc and they were able to diagnose the problem over the phone.
Help arrived within an hour and was fixed very quickly.
Great service from start to finish. I will definitely call them again in the future. A five star company in my opinion.
The job was to replace the 100 amp existing electrical panel in our house with a 200 amp panel as per request by our home insurance company. It was a job that needed to be done quickly and I looked for a local resource and ran across the Handy Canadian website and found John Kuehnl-Cadwell and his Datawise company mentioned with good reviews. Seeing that he was also local to Welland I requested an estimate. He came promptly on the date and time arranged, took some pictures, checked out exactly what all he had to do, and within a day or two he had provided us with a full statement of work and the exact cost we would be charged. I had done some searches on the internet and his price was extremely reasonable.
A few days before the work was to be done, he provided us with documentation as to what we could expect, what he would need us to do ahead of his arrival, and confirmation that he had everything arranged with the inspectors and Welland Hydro for the day of the switch.
On the day of the work, he arrived right on time with his apprentice, and got right to work, preparing for the inspection and setting everything up even before the Hydro folks arrived to turn off the electricity. By the time we returned to the house he had performed all of the work that was agreed to, was making sure that all the lines in the house were identified and labelled, and he even looked at some minor electrical issues we had from our house inspection prior to our move into this house.
He then provided us a full report, hardcopy and on DVD, including numerous pictures taken throughout the day of his progress with all of the inspection results etc.. The price was just as he had stated when he first looked at the work to be done and gave us his quote.
Finally, I cannot say enough about how amiable, helpful, neat and knowledgeable John was. He made sure we were fully apprised of everything he did, he left no mess at all, and answered all of our questions about this job and others we might want done in the future. I would highly recommend John for any electrical work you might have and I know we will definitely use him again in the future.
John was quick and knowledgable. I had a small problem with a light socket that sparked and melted the connection. It turned out that the wires contacted each other and John said there should be a box there to prevent it from reoccurring. It had been there at least 12 years with no issues previously. Very socialable and informative. Only small issue I had that no estimate was provided (I should have asked for one initially) and when completed I had to ask for an approximation of the charges. The bill was higher than stated but fair for the work done.
I would definately use them again for any electrical work.
We are very pleased with the electrical work done by Datawise Solutions, John was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to look into things for us, provide information, and to ensure that the project was managed well.
We are pleased with the results of our project. We had AL wiring issues and Datawise were able to help resolve the problem. They also gave detailed reports to our insurance company, which hopefully they will find satisfactory.They also identified unknown circuitry, lighting and switches that were unknown to us. The employees were very courteous and timely.
We have used Datawise Solutions Inc for a number of years now. Primarily we use them for our annual testing of our smoke alarms in our rental units. We book them well in advance and they are always here on time on the day(s) specified.
Datawise provides a detailed report annually of the work completed so we can use it as a proof of compliance. The report is complete with photos and written descriptions. It is also provided in e-format on a CD.
We have also used Datawise Solutions for other non-residential projects, installing CATV cables, network cables and jacks, exterior lighting, general electrical repair and maintenance, etc. Each major project comes with a detailed report.
They are not the least expensive contractor to use, but their pricing is competitive and their attention to customer service far outweighs any other contractor (electrical or not) that we have worked with, so we donâ€™t might paying a bit more for the customer service. We appreciate when people show up when they say they are, do what they say they are going to do, clean-up their messes and be considerate of peopleâ€™s businesses, homes and possessions.
We have found them to be pretty busy and they try hard to work with our schedule. If you have a larger project, book them well in advance.
So if you want quality work done we would recommend you call Datawise.
I called DATAWISE solutions to have electrical outlets looked at because a heater blew on. The electrician was here 1 1/2 hrs and found that it was a lightswitch blown that effected the other two plug-in outlets. I'm out of town today and have my sister coming over to wait until another electrician from a different company comes to look at the blown outlets again. I want this fixed immediately because I have no insurance on my place as of yet and am worried of a electrical fire. This may have been something overlooked and the electrician was kind and curtious.
Dealing with Paul was a pleasure. He was very cooperative and open about what he tried to fix himself and what caused the issue(s). His post however appears to be somewhat confusing as it was Datawise Solutions that fixed the problem, and we are not sure how any of it relates to insurance, being out of town, etc.
To clarify the situation Paul called Datawise Solutions to determine why a circuit was not working even after the blown fuse was replaced.
After reviewing the situation, we repaired the repairs that Paul attempted by using the proper AL rated devices for his aluminum wiring and proper connections. Upon further investigation it was determine that an AL connection was blown apart in a box that contained a switch on another part of the same circuit.
Once that was repaired, we put in the proper size 15 amp fuses in the rest of the panel, got his stove receptacle working and advised that he still needed to replace the 30 amp fuses for the counter receptacles with 15 amp fuses. In addition we suggested that Paul remove all the extension cords and power cubes he was using. We also suggested what receptacle Paul could use for his electric heater that caused the initial failure.
When Datawise left the job, all was in working order and Paul was happy.
We have left numerous messages with Paul to clarify his post as we would not want to have left a job undone. He has not returned any of our calls to date. If there was a problem with the workmanship, this would be fully covered by our policies and there would not be any additional charge to Paul.
We thank Paul for asking Datawise Solutions Inc to assist him with his electrical problems and look forward to working with him again.
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All around fantastic on everything! John gave a quick and accurate diagnosis, clearly and accurately communicated the problem, and made the fix look easy. I hope to use him for all future electrical work in my house.
John was amazingly communicative and precise in his setting of a time and a date. The job I gave him was residential and not easy but he sorted things out and left my home in better shape than he found it...all my electrical issues solved. I would recommend Datawise to anyone in the Niagara region seeking expert electrical assistance.
Wow, this company especially John is incredible, he arrive on time, was aware of the care of the home and went to work on our problem at once. Within minutes found the problem, presented a solution and quickly repaired the problem. He was very nice and sincerly wanted only what was best for us, his bill was below standard rates and we are more than happy to pay for such excellent service. When we need to we'll never use a different company. Thanks John.
We were very impressed with John from Datawise Solutions. He was professional in all regards and his work was impeccable. One day he and his apprentice were running fifteen minutes late due to a flat tire yet he called to let us know they would be arriving a few minutes late. John was very good at figuring out what we needed, explaining our options, and involving us in the decision-making process as much as possible. We even received a professional-looking report complete with photos and a CD which outlined all the jobs which Datawise completed. They took the time to clean up everything, too, which was greatly appreciated. We would not hesitate to hire them again.
To whom it may concern,
John is a very knowledgeable electrician, very polite and professional. His easy-going personality makes it easy to communicate the issues to him. I will definitely refer him and the company he represents to my friends and family.
I have an old home that was rewired in the 1970's with a mixture of copper and aluminium wire. Along with it was an old fuse panel, which is not a problem but the panel was pretty beat up and it looked used. I decided one day I should get rid of that aluminium wire as a circuit had shown eveidence of some heat build up and no longer worked. I thought ok i will replace the plug but could not follow the wires through a multitude of junctions and i decided to turn the power off in the whole house using the main switch on the panel. I was unable to work the main switch, it turned out it was broken! I was in trouble.
I talked to a few electrical contractors but did not get a good feeling until a friend suggested DataWise. I called and had a consultation and was impressed at the care and unrushed assessement of my situation. I felt comfortable with John and decided this will be my choice. I was involved from the first to the last and John guided me with his suggestions where I was unsure of what to do. He layed aout a plan and followed it through and I knew what was happening on each day.
I really liked that after each day of work the crew cleaned up entirely and left an oredered work area. They were sensitive to this as this was my home. I received a new breaker panel and John rewired a lot of circuits to eliminate junctions and make things more efficient. Things were labelled correctly and he made sense out of it all. Also as I noticed I needed some replacment of switches her and ther as well as a new light instlalation, I just asked John and he had no problem fitting it into the plan. I found the guys pretty flexible that way.
The job was done on time and no more aluminium wire is present in my house. Things went very smooth and I certainly would recommend Datawise(especially John) to anyone.
Datawise Solutions Inc has a TrustScore™ of 4.9. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Welland and the surrounding areas is 3.2. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Member of TrustedPros Since||2010|
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To complement our software branch, we offer a full range of voice, data and audio / video installation, testing and repair services. We are in the "computer business" so we understand how important a properly installed cable effects performance and reliability.
We are an authorized Electrical Contractor serving all of Ontario. Our ECRA / ESA number is 7007481. We provide full services in Residential, commercial and industrial. We also provide a full line of maintenance and troubleshooting services.
Datawise Solutions Inc provides a number of inspection services including electrical, voice, data and audio / installations. We are able to provide full reports for either pre or post sale, commissioning or project management.
There are a large number of specialty rules about Hot Tubs, Spas and Pools. Make sure you get the Electrical Contractor that will give you the whole story on the requirements of the Ontario Electrical Code when it pertains to this.
This is special construction that takes special tools and craftsmanship. Let us show you what we can do to make sure that specially constructed building meets all your electrical needs.
Lots of companies offer the "free installation", but then you are stuck with them in a long contract. Let us install your system and you can pick your own service provider.
Small residential mats for a bathroom to a full 600 volt system for underground parking. We have both the experience and the manpower to handle any of these jobs.
Datawise Solutions Inc. Is an Electrical Contractor that services the province of Ontario from our base in the Niagara Region. We have established and good working relationships with local residential and commercial clients in cities such as Welland, Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, St Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, etc.
We also service the rural areas such as Wainfleet, Wellandport, Grimbsy, Pelham, Fonthill where our clients have farms, greenhouses, wineries, etc.
Our data and network cabling clients are all over the province in areas such as Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Barrie, London and all points in between.
Contact us and discuss how we can accommodate your electrical or data cabling work during your scheduled shut-downs or during non-production times.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2020 for Electrical in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2019 for Electrical in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2018 for Electrical in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Electrical in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Electrical in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Electrical in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Electrical and Data Wiring in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Electrical in Welland.
Datawise Solutions Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2012 for Electrical in Welland.
|Main contact(s)||John Kuehnl-Cadwell|
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|Warranty||The workmanship is guaranteed for three years to be free from defect. This guarantee does not include changes to code requirements that were not in effect at the time of the installation.|
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency service||Yes|
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This phrase has been bantered around for decades and most people assign the origin of it to project management. So what are contractors talking about when we say 'pick any two?'
Recently I was involved in a conversation with some fellow tradesmen (I was the only Electrical Contractor (EC)) on the topic of "Value". The topic was really about how to explain to a client about the value of work that is not seen not "lipstick and mascara". So to help explain some of the differences in the electrical area I will offer up the following.
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