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Electrilight Ltd. has received 85 reviews for an overall customer rating of 4.9. The average rating for businesses providing similar services in the Oakville area is 5.0. Write a review for Electrilight Ltd..
I would recommend Robert and Electrilight Ltd. to anyone that needs electrical work done in their home.
He is professional in his approach and made me feel very comfortable and assured that the work provided would be done to the utmost of standards and care. Robert provided suggestions on which lights to use, the wattage, the distance, access to electrical boxes etc which were all set to code.
No hesitation that if I need more electrical work done in the home, he will be called!
This is the second time that I have used Electrilight to do work in my home. Robert came out to assess the job request and explained to me in detail what had to be done. I was given a detailed quote for all the work to be completed and the quote did not change. I was also given exact dates and times that Electrilight would be at my home. All work when completed was inspected by the Electrical Safety Authority. All areas where work was completed was left clean. Robert was only to happy to answer any questions that I had during his time at my home. The new panel upgrade also gives me extra space to add to the panel in years to come. I would use Electrilight again to do work in my home.
Robert provided a detailed quote. Discussed all work and timeline required to complete the job. Very professional would not hesitate to use his company again or recommend him.
Since moving in to our home in 2012, Robert has been our go to guy for all of our electrical needs. Robert is very easy to communicate with and always shows up on time. He is quick to be able to provide quotes and follows through in the timeline that is expected. Always a professional and willing to answer all of our questions. He takes the time to show you what has been done and to outline anything that you should be aware of for future use. We are always left satisfied and feeling safe in our home.
Kitchen reno, panel inspection, wiring repairs, old DIY removed, hanging lights, new plugs and switches, seems your home is near new now! Enjoy your fresh electrical system and sleep safely.
Robert provided a very professional, friendly and enjoyable experience. His work was exceptional and he was very generous with his advice and considerate in his demeanor. I recommend him highly, and am a repeat customer.
will certainly be available anytime you require. happy to help with your electrical wiring.
Robert was meticulous in his estimating for the project, the actual work done and his follow up to ensure everything was up to my expectations. I will be using Electrilight Ltd. for any/all my future electrical work and would encourage anyone else who is looking for a professional grade job to give Robert a call.
You are certainly a picky man, luckily you hired a picky Electrician! Glad to help Tom. See you next job.
Robert is a legend! He was super helpful in not only fixing the wiring for our dishwasher but explaining what we needed to do to install the dishwasher. He also assessed our panel in our basement and gave great advice.
Legend, WOW, I honestly can say that term has never been used before for a MasterElectrician, but I'll certainly add it to my review lists!
Thanks Matt, Legendary! Nice ;)
Robert provided professionalism from beginning to end and would highly recommend electralight.
Ahem, that's ELECTRILIGHT!! ;)
I found Electrilight Ltd. (Robert) through TrustedPros (Google search) and was impressed by his ratings and client comments. Now we know why - firsthand. Robert is a Master Electrician and actually does the work himself which was huge to us, and we also wanted to 'shop locally' hiring an Oakville/Burlington-based company for service close-by. Robert was prompt, professional, courteous, confident and caring in upgrading our panel from fuses to breakers and he also fixed a few outlets that were not working. I learned a lot from him in the process, very fair pricing, left no mess and he wonderfully labelled everything in the panel- Bonus!
Thank you Electrilight - we could not be more pleased!
It always pleases me to go beyond a regular job during my daily routine. I am surprised to hear how many others are unimpressed with other contractors ethics, or lack of.Pleasure helping you all!
Robert has an attention to detail and a focus on exemplary client service. If you need an electrician, look no further
It was a pleasure helping you out of that annoying problem. As a reminder, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide need replacing every 10 years, batteries should be replaced annually (cheap ones) or 2 years (for high quality batteries). Test all detectors as frequently as you can (monthly recommended). All electronics can fail at any time without notice, but luckily that little chirping at night let you know something is wrong and to fix immediately to avoid a bad situation. Good idea to install simple battery units in your bedrooms and one in the laundry room, dryer fires are not common, but have happened too many times from not cleaning dryer filters.
Robert is a very professional and respectful man. His work is exceptional. He responded to my phone call in a timely manner, scoped the job, showed up on time and completed the work with no delays. I am more than pleased with the end results.
It has been a pleasure installing some new overhead power in your condo for the new bar, table and bedroom fan. Even when the builder can't be bothered installing ceiling lighting (hello..switched plugs were ok in 1985, not in 2016), we can always spend some hard hours and get what you need for a comfy home!
Last year Robert installed all our electrical circuits and lighting for our basement reno. It was approved with no quibbles. This year we needed to replace our Fire and CO alarm sets (past there best performance date) and needed some work done on our main floor Halogen pot-lights. Since we really liked the way Robert conducted himself, his knowledge and his workmanship we didn't hesitate to ask him to do the work. The work was completed in a couple of hours following a few days after us calling him and discussing our requirements.
pleasure to help you with all your electrical repairs! from simple smoke/CO2 replacements, to full wiring.
Thank you for the review. Just to clarify, an estimate for the work was provided prior to call out and ended in exactly what was anticipated. All issues were resolved sorting the problems you were having. All calls do have a minimum service charge to cover vehicle, licensing and office expenses.
Work was done in a timely, efficient manner. No issues post-work.
LED pot lights installed around kitchen cabinets in ceiling, new under cabinet accent lighting, replace high landing ceiling fixture, install new power outlets in workshop, ESA permit included. Pleasure working for you.
Very happy with the service A+++
Working in the Lindt chocolate shop is always an absolute pleasure, but hard to remain focused with all that chocolate. Lighting helps keep those chockies looking their best you know ;)
Very happy we found Robert.
Although we did get power back after our stove blew the power in the entire house we were still very concerned about what may be lurking. We needed an Electrician and the only one we knew of had retired. I found the TrustedPros site and started reading reviews. We took a chance with Electrilight and lucked out! Robert is exactly what you look for in any trade, honest, reliable, does a great job and won't gouge you. He showed up when he said he would we didn’t have to wait for him.
Not only did he replace the breaker wire for the stove, he checked all the breakers and found another wire that needed to be replaced and replaced it. He even rechecked the outlet for the stove to make sure it was okay as well. We also asked that he move the dryer outlet in order for the washer and dryer to be stacked, he obliged and explained his reason for moving it where he did.
We found his hourly rate to be very reasonable, service charge might be a little high but you pay for what you get. Robert and Electrilight’s number will be kept very close at hand should we ever need an Electrician again. His name and number has already been passed around to family members.
Thank you Cindy for the review.
It was a pleasure to help. Please do not forget as a Licensed Electrical Contractor, we have many licenses and insurances to pay for annually and every business has administration labour and costs, traveling fees, vehicle maintenance, etc etc that we must also cover, which is part of every service call. There is always more involved with running service trucks than the time we spend within a home or business. Oakville to north Brampton is a 40 minute drive each way, which if we did not cover our travel costs and labour, we would only get paid based on 4-5 hour days. Running the business is a 12 hour day most days 5 days a week and only getting paid for 7-8. It is tough at times, but worth putting in the extra to help people in need.
I have had Robert fix a number of things in the house I just bought. I needed wiring run to a light fixture, and, mainly, needed to replace an old and defective circuit box. Robert is extremely professional, the price was reasonable, and explained well, the work was done quickly, and with very little disruption to the house. I will definitely be calling Robert again, I think he's totally honest and professional.
I have hired several electricians over the years for various jobs from whole house rewirings, to poolhouse wiring, fixture installations, to small everyday jobs.
Robert ranks at the top of my list for his professionalism, responsiveness and skill.
At Robert's suggestion, the pillar lights job required some customization (ordering and installing metal posts to alter the lights and bases that I purchased) to enhance the sturdiness and durability of the original fixtures, as they would be exposed to the elements. Robert worked well with my designer and was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you on your heritage property and keeping it looking fantastic.
When you need a job done well, on time and with the best communication skills yet by a trades person, call Robert McKinnon!
Rob we can't thank you enough for helping us take our ceiling lights from 70's retro to 2015 classy and modern. Although it was a bigger expense than the inserts, the house itself looks bigger because of the additional lighting and new LED's.
You and your team provided us with such a positive experience that I keep looking for something else for you to do. I've been singing your praises to all my friends.
Thanks for your patience on the bigger changes also. You waited till I totally understood the look and the effect...and then you worked your magic.
wow, I must say when you claimed you were happy with the work and the final outcome, I didn't realize it was to such a great extent. Great customers like you and your referrals are how we continue to make great improvements to your homes and bring back the "personal" to each installation. Even though the drywall repairs and daily clean-up were above and beyond regular electricians work scope, we ensure everything is 100% to make these renovations as simple and pain-free, for customers, as possible.
Was very very pleased with Robert's work. Did an excellent job and in a timely manner. Was very pleasant. Would highly recommend him to do any other electrical jobs that I might have in the future. Thank you Robert.
happy to help hang your new fixtures.
We are very satisfied with the end results and all the work completed by Robert. Robert is very professional and skilled. All the work was completed skillfully and in a very timely fashion. Robert does not waste time. The clean up was perfectly done too. Robert also spent time explaining how the job would unfold including all contingencies and prices. We enjoy our new lighting every day! Robert always answered all emails politely and quickly.
cutting older drywall in homes for new lighting can be tricky and dusty, but no need to move out and vacate to make some great pot light upgrades.
I've worked with Rob from Electrilight many times and would fully recommend him to others. Rob provides his input and ideas on projects and does excellent work while also keeping the worksite clean. I'm very satisfied and will use Rob again
hanging the 18' ceiling fan was certainly an experience I wont forget. pleasure fixing some of the DIY goof-ups.
I was very impressed by the fact that not only did Robert (electrician) contact me within a day, but he was able to come right away to replace and repair a couple of light boxes that stopped working. He was timely, professional, polite and knowledgeable. Although I only met him once, I sensed that he was trustworthy and honest. Would highly recommend him.
even DIY wiring work needs some repairs if not done correctly. Glad to help keep your home safe and lights working.
My e-mails were returned promptly, and price was fair, and work was done quickly and efficiently. Very pleased with the service I received.
Pleasure helping you with the repairs.
Once again we called on Robert to help us out with an upstairs circuit that was shorting out. Once again, he arrived quickly and found and corrected the problem. This was a small job but one that took a lot of investigation and perseverance to find and we were very happy with the results. The process, time and correction was all clearly explained and there were no surprises, just quality work from someone you can trust. Many thanks.
Tasks like this one where finding and locating problems from decades of renovations from multiple people are sometimes tricky. Luckily modern electronic instruments to help us find and repair these faults are available to us, making us look like stars, where actually without some of the tools, we would only be half as bright! glad to be of help.
Awesome job. Cant say enough good things about Robert and Electrilight.
Thank you for the great review. Happy to help with your electrical troubles and keeping your home safe and up-to-date
We had an emergency electrical issue on one of the coldest days of the year, which so happened to be a holiday. We had a difficult time finding someone to come help us out. We called Robert and he very kindly and quickly responded to our request. Robert's knowledge and skill were apparent as he quickly assessed our issue, diagnosed the issue and helped organize various parties to get our power back on. We were very grateful for his professional and responsive attention and recommend his services to anyone.
This project was completed in a timely manner without any technical issues given the fact that it's an older home. Rob was very professional and knowledgeable in his trade, and the price was reasonable...... Would highly recommend him for any electrical work.
I am very pleased with Rob's work. Work completed fully meets my expectations (scope). Also, all work was completed on time and on budget. There was no mess at the end of the project. It was easy to talk to Rob about what it was I wanted. And lastly, everything worked (no issues of note) at the end of the project. I was very pleased and will definitely engage Rob again in the future should a need arise. Rob is exceptional!
Robert was professional, friendly, and thorough. He did an excellent job each step of the way, and took the time to communicate throughout. It was clear that he is committed to both doing the job properly and to customer satisfaction. I appreciated both.
This is the third time that we have used Electrilight Ltd. Once again, Robert was excellent. He gave great suggestions and was respectful of our needs. I would highly recommend using Electrilight for your next job.
It was a pleasure working for you Gina and bringing your new kitchen to a beautiful family space. Will see you again am sure ;)
Very accommodating to our schedule. Prompt and quick work. Very pleasant to deal with and open to discuss Do It Yourself (DIY) questions.
Professional and knowledgeable.
High sense of family values and integrity.
Pleasure to help you Guy. See you next time.
We hired Robert to do three jobs.
- Upgrade the electric panel,
- Install 3 new ceiling lights in the upper bedrooms,
- Run a dedicated line for our dishwasher, to stop it from tripping, every time we did dishes and boiled water.
I had met with a few electricians before Robert and I'm glad we chose to work with him & Electrilight. We are so satisfied with the outcome, I don't think we would have had the same with anyone else. Robert's expertise made me feel like he knew what he was talking about and the results speak for themselves. Day 1 he installed the panel box and not only is it functional, but it looks amazing. Day2 he and his apprentice Collin installed the three ceiling lights (and a ceiling fan in the master). They went above and beyond what was required, even fixing an issue with the ceiling fan before it was installed.
I've already started planning our next lighting/electrical job and if anyone were to ask me for an electrician, hands down, I would suggest Robert and Electrilight.
Jonathan, I am happy to help out with your electrical projects and modernize the dreaded "no ceiling lights in our bedrooms" syndrome, although it was the styling for the 80's, it is now pass .
Your panel upgrade will allow for another 24 circuits if you need future expansion.
Shame on the DIY people who wired your new dishwasher to the counter outlet above it, but it's corrected now!Pleasure doing business.
Robert was great to work with. He was able to provide his services in a timely and experienced fashion. His pre-work quotes were reasonable and accurate. I would definitely hire them again when we require electrical work in our home.
I wish I could say it was a pleasure climbing around in your attic, which is never the case, but luckily all went as planned and without added expenses. Thank you for your business!
I came across Electrilight while searching for a local electrician online and after reading many excellent reviews decided to contact Robert with some questions I had about some home renovation projects we needed help with.
Robert was extremely timely in his email correspondence with me and offered a great deal of advice and information regarding the questions I had.
We decided to hire Robert to do the work needed and we were beyond pleased with his quality of work, his friendly and courteous nature, fair pricing and attention to detail!
I would recommend Robert and Electrilight in a heartbeat and will not hesitate to hire him in the future if the need arises.
Thank you Robert!
Thanks very much Michelle for your kind comments, it was a pleasure helping you and may hear from you once again in the future. Robert
Robert responded quickly to emails, calls and text. He gave us accurate estimate, no hidden charges. He was very efficient and helped us solve our problems. We are very satisfied with his work.
Thank you very much for the time you have taken to provide a review. Pleasure working with you.
Robert was very efficient, on time, informative, pleasant and professional. He responded and scheduled each job quickly. We had an issue with the dimmer and he came back to address with no additional charge. I would definitely recommend this company.
Glad to be of service. Just for information, quoted prices were never requested prior to visiting. Standard service call fees are always quoted up front so people know what a call out minimum would be. Your materials were provided at cost, and even a return visit free of charge for a quick repair not to mention the many emails and texts for advice and information how to aid your appliance guy and what you should check on to ensure he was being fair with you. End of 4 visits, glad it all worked out.
Can't say enough about this company! Knowledgeable, courteous, efficient, and professional. They completed all the wiring for our second floor renovation in a timely manner, leaving no mess at all and completed everything according to plans and completing all electrical inspections. Very happy with their work
Pleasure helping at the local community centre. I hope all goes well for the spring and summer. It was a cold reno for us, but the spring is coming.
Very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and reasonably priced. Rob really takes pride in his work!
Thank you Jenna for the great review. It was a pleasure working with you and in your beautiful home.
Most helpful in evaluation, implementation and completion. A true professional. No hesitation to use in the future.
Thank you Dan for your kind comments, It was a pleasure working for you.
We needed a chandelier fixture outlet relocated in the dining area of our condominium. Robert surveyed and explained what was required and, after our approval, completed the installation in a most professional and timely (less than 2 hours) fashion.
In addition to his professional workmanship, Robert is very personable; don't hesitate to ask questions...he's happy to explain. I will not hesitate to recommend Electrilight for any electrical job.
Thank you for your review David,
it was a pleasure helping relocate that ceiling box and hanging your new fixture. If you need anything in the future I'd be happy to help assist.
We were renovating our kitchen and needed an electrician to install a new over-the-range microwave as well as some under-cabinet lighting. After a brief search online, I found Robert. He was close by, had great reviews and even participated in conversations online with previous clients. After an initial consultation, I was immediately impressed with Robert. Well-spoken, prompt and confident. He showed up on-time, worked quickly, cleaned up after himself and even returned a few days later to redo something that I hadn't communicated properly. Great guy and great work.
Was a pleasure helping you with the kitchen repairs and the vanity light in the bathroom issue where no junction was found, as so many homes have within. You never know what you find within some walls.
Thank you for the great review!
Electrilight was one of four local companies I met with to get costing to complete the electrical work for finishing my basement. Robert's pricing was very competitive and I decided to go with him because I felt he was honest, very knowledgeable, easy to get straight answers from, and he spoke to me about electrical work at a level I could understand. Approximately $7200 of work was completed including about 30 pot lights, 3 low profile pot lights, kitchen valance lights, cabinet lights, bathroom fan, smoke alarm, dimmers/3 ways, and electrical to an island. Robert and his crew were courteous and arrived to do the work when the said they would and finished on schedule. Robert even made a trip out on short notice to re-wire after we decided to knock out a wall during the dry walling stage. This was a huge relief as it allowed our project to stay on track. Robert's crew was not perfect with tidying up their mess, but really what contractor is? They were better with cleanliness than any of the others I had in the house as part of this basement finishing. The final product looks fantastic and I would definitely recommend Electrilight for this type of work and plan to go with them for my future needs.
Pleasure helping you Aldis,
Sorry the work space did not come out as clean as you expected, I thought we cleaned up at the end of every day and am sorry something was missed, we certainly try to complete everything properly. All the LED lights and dimmers should help you keep your electrical consumption costs down.Enjoy your family space.
It was a pleasure to work with Robert from Electrilight.
Great communicator that explained the work required, the costs, the codes, etc. Always got back to my questions within the same day.
He replaced my 43 year old fuse panel to breakers and upgraded numerous other electrical issues that existed. He correctly predicted that some issues would be resolved with a new panel.
His work and neatness is beyond belief for a contractor here in Oakville Ontario.
Robert is a private contractor that does all the work himself(at least in my case) so his business depends on his reputation.
The thing that sold me on Robert is that I told him about a hidden junction box(I only knew about that 5 years ago) behind a cupboard and he was concerned that a new homeowner would not know about that.
I likely save 2-3 thousand over the cost of a major electrical company that would only send in young journeymen to complete the work.
One company even wanted $1400 to do the inspection alone.
I will get all my future work done through Robert and highly recommend him to all my friends.
Leo, it has been a pleasure working for you bringing your home up to current codes, or near to it, considering its age. I am sure you'll find a big improvement on the power stability and knowing that all repairs were done to the best quality parts and ability necessary to make it sound.
Any employee within the company would work to the same quality expectations otherwise they would not be part of my team. Customer service is important and peace of mind of each customer as well.
I look forward to helping again if need be.
Here is the original photo, feel free to add the new panel.
Robert did a first rate job on upgrading the lighting in our bathroom/vanity area. Highly recommended. We had identified 6 tasks in our condominium which he reduced to three, saving us unnecessary expense!
Thank you Derrick for your review. We all own homes and where ever we can save money in renovation, the better (in my opinion). Enjoy your new lighting and tell your family/friends who did it! Happy Holidays.
Job very well done.
Pleasure helping you. have a safe and happy winter season.
We needed several electrical jobs done and used Electrilight (Robert McKinnon). We were very satisfied with the completed work, and with the professionalism of Robert.
We have several more jobs that we want done and Robert will be our electrician of choice.
Very happy to assist you with getting your electrical issues repaired.
Look forward to working for you again.
I have used Rob from Electrilight many times over the last two years. As a general contractor I value Rob's efficiency, attention to detail and his ability to stay on schedule. He is very good with homeowners and listens to what they want.
I would highly recommend Electrilight for any electrical projects.Electrilight is the only Electrical company I use.
It has been a pleasure helping you and your customers also realize what great teams work like together to bring a project to its close as quickly as possible. Scott McKinnon Contracting makes the projects flow smoothly. Bring on the pressure!!
Electrilight Ltd. (Rob) was retained by our kitchen renovation contractor to do the electrical work required for our new kitchen design. Rob performed his work in a truly professional manner. The quality of his work was remarkable and his personable manner was exceptional given the challenges we were encountering during the project. Rob will be my first call for my next project where an electrician is required.
Your great comments are truly welcome and it was a pleasure working for you. Even with some of the lengthy delays, we still completed a great family space with tons of new electrical appliances! All ready for those Turkey dinners now!
Robert did exceptional work, starting in his first visit by explaining how he planned to do each of the multiple tasks we had listed. He then sent us quotes and the planned schedule for our approval. We were impressed by his ability to reuse parts of existing installations where possible. He showed up at the date and time promised and completed the work as planned. The performance of Electrilight Ltd. is best described as professional, clean, and without surprises. We recommend his services without hesitation or reservation. Note: Where two other professionals had failed, Robert systematically and quickly figured out the reasons for two electrical "mysteries" in our 60+ year old house and then fixed them.
It was a pleasure working for you and repairing what needed repaired. I wish your family a great fall season.Robert
Would not recommend based on missing two important requirements.
Hydro One was called and turned off all electricity at the meter outside. Removed old panel that was fixed to a plywood square to concrete block wall in basement. Failed to add solid foam insulation between plywood and concrete block, I believe this requirement is Code now. Used the same piece of plywood .
Second requirement was to install new panel and position the new panel so as to not enter the space of a 6 inch sub wall . The new panel was positioned 2 inches from the corner concrete wall being some 4 inches inside the sub wall, impeding access to the panel cover for future maintenance within the new panel .
We were home all day the contractor Robert was doing the upgrade, he had ample opportunity to ask for guidance or approval 'Prior To' permanently positioning the panel incorrectly or ensuring the insulation layer was added behind the plywood. At no time was any check point done from 7am in the morning to 3 pm when he left the house.
Due to the two missed requirements, Robert was removed from a future job that he was committed to with the home owner, that was completely re-wiring the basement and supplying all lights, plugs and switches.. A considerable contract was lost by his missed requirements.
When upgrading a panel, it is a one shot opportunity to get it right due having Hydro One involved. You can't just move the box over a few inches, as all,the wiring has been completed and there may not be enough wire available to allow for the move, the mistaken requirement is huge.
We are unable to recommend Robert based on the poor net result.
Ted, I feel very underwhelmed by your review. Some of your points are not only inaccurate but also unfair, and I feel the job was carried out exactly as we had agreed in our mutually signed contract. Furthermore, after the work was carried out, you emailed me stating (I quote) "thanks again for your advice and workmanship".
If you felt the work was carried out incorrectly, I would have expected you to contact me to discuss what could be corrected or changed. As such, I never received any indication from you that you were anything other than satisfied, after all, I did request your review for this job.
As per your request, the panel was upgraded to the largest size possible for the empty wall space (bare concrete), allowing for future expansion. We discussed and agreed on the panel size, so I'm very surprised that you now state it's too large. Moreover, the walls that were added after the panel upgrade could have been built to accommodate the size of the panel.
With regards to the insulation behind the panel, that is not standard practice on any panel change, and is not electrical code. Insulation, new plywood and drywall behind the panel could certainly have been added, however, that would have been done by a framing contractor and carried out on the same day as the panel upgrade. During our discussions, you never mentioned installing these items, nor were we ever signed for a "future job" with you that I was removed from.
If the ESA and inspectors weren't satisfied with my installations, they certainly would not pass inspection nor allow my ACP license.Your points:
Timeliness - 3 - I arrived as promised at 7am and left around 3pm.
Cleanliness - 1 - I removed all debris after completion, you told me to leave my shoes on and said you would sweep.
Budget - 3 - The contract was exactly as promised with no extras, as signed and agreed by both parties.
Quality - 1 - Everything was new and I provided a 2-year warranty.
Communication - 1 - I explained everything step-by-step, from the quote right through to warranty and completion.
Courteous - 1 - I was always polite and courteous, also taking the time to try to resolve this issue with you directly.
I do not feel that your review is accurate and have addressed your points accordingly.
Robert was GREAT! He is friendly and honest. Robert kept the area clean. Our project was done quickly and on budget. As we continue our home renovations, we will have more electrical work that needs to be done and I will not hesitate to call Robert again.
Rob from Electrolight completed all the electrical work for my kitchen renovation. I was very pleased with the work that he did. Always pleasant, courteous, arrived on time, completed the work in a timely fashion and explained everything he was doing. I called him back after the work was completed to install a new light fixture and he was most accommodating in fitting me in to his busy schedule. I would highly recommend Electroilight.
Glad I could help you out Dorothy, pleasure helping. Elec Tri Light Ltd ;) Referrals to firneds, family, neighbors are always welcome.
Rob was on time for site evaluation, quotation and the day of the panel conversion. A permit was taken out for the job. Rob was able to clean up all previous issues he found. There was no extra cost. Rob cleaned up the site and took the time to explain everything that was done. If every contractor was like Rob, Mike Holmes would not have TV show.
Although I would be happy to help out Mike anytime. Habitat for Humanity coming up. It's sometimes about giving back to those who need it, right?
We required a fair amount of electrical work to be completed after a fire at our home. We met Robert McKinnon through our contractor, who brought him in to do the electrical work. I cannot say enough about the service that Robert provided. He was extremely pleasant and professional, and provided us with very helpful advice and information. Through all stages of work he kept us informed, including explaining the inspection process. We would not hesitate to recommend Robert to anyone looking for an electrician.
Such a shame and unfortunate incident within your home, glad to be helpful and part of the recovery team. Hope to see you again.
Robert conducted a full Electrical inspection of my home in order for me to change insurance companies as well as give me piece of mind that my home is safe. He did an excellent job and I would highly recommended his services and will use him again in the future for any electrical work.
Thank you for the review Cassie and look forward to helping again if required.
I was very impressed with Robert from Electrilight Ltd. He originally came to our house as part of a small ensuite renovation and installation of a shower pot light (he was originally hired by the general contractor). Upon meeting him, you can immediately tell that he takes pride in his work, and he was very courteous, open and honest about the job. Based on these attributes, I requested some extra work to replace my exterior pot light fixtures with LEDs (tired of the incandescents burning out all the time!). Robert was able to salvage much of the existing and come in significantly under his estimated budget. Again, he was very open, and provided good communication on aspects of the job. Months later, I was having issues with my hot-tub breakers tripping for unknown reasons, and he again came by to check it out, spent an hour looking at things, and didn't even charge me for the time! There is no question that I will call him first for any electrical related issues I ever have in the future.
Thank you for the great review. It gives me pleasure knowing that homeowners feel like a valued customer, as you all certainly are.
The hot tub was a bonus as I was also curious to know if you had a cooked mouse in there!
Robert arrived on time to see the job we wanted completed. He explained what had to be done to complete the job and e-mailed us his quote within 24 hours. Robert arrived on time to do the job. The job was completed in less time then was quoted and the invoice reflected this. Robert was courteous, professional, prompt and the worksite was clean. We will definitely use Electrilight Ltd. for any other electrical needs.
Pleasure completing the job for you. Hopefully hear from you again.
Robert's workmanship, professionalism and experience was great. His knowledge helped us make some important decisions which wound up being beneficial. We will use him again for future work.
Thank you Ivan, glad to get things done properly for your home. have a great summer 2014
Works was done on time arrived on time. Met all inspection requirements. Very neat and tidy. Would recommend and use again if needed.
Pleasure helping to complete your projects and making your electrical system safe around your yard and pool area. I appreciate the referrals as well. Have a fabulous summer!
Back in October of 2013 I had my Fuse Box upgraded and I found Electrilight's work exemplary. As I continue my home renovations/upgrades, I will be soliciting more services from Robert at Electrilight. Should anyone require any electrical work to be done I would recommend Electrilight as a first choice.
Thank you for the kind comments and always a pleasure to excel in clients expectations. Be safe, be electrically safe as electrical mistakes can take lives or property, hire a licensed contractor always!
We were extremely pleased with Robert at Electrilight. He came within an hour or so of receiving my call, was very thorough in explaining the issue, and was tidy and professional. We are planning a future kitchen renovation and will be calling Electrilight to do the wiring and for all our future electrical needs.
One of my least favorite jobs (repairing botched aluminum wiring patches from DIY people), but most pleasurable helping keep another family safe. I am happy with all the repairs done and am sure the integrity of the older aluminum and the newer copper will last for years safely now that is it done right with proper marrettes, antioxidant and approved devices. Only recommendation would be upgrade that old main panel to breakers.
We required a fair amount of electrical work to be completed after a fire at our home. We met Robert McKinnon through our contractor, who brought him in to do the electrical work. I cannot say enough about the service that Robert provided. He was extremely pleasant and professional, and provided us with very helpful advice and information. Through all stages of work he kept us informed, including explaining the inspection process. We would not hesitate to recommend Robert to anyone looking for an electrician.
I am totally satisfied with job done. Very professional and prompt. Everything was set up with Hydro. Started on time and completed within suggested time limit. No complaints and would recommend to anyone who needs to have work done.
Thank you very much Hamid, glad to have replaced that old fuse panel for you and repair all the grounding and bonding. No more blowing fuses now. Happy to have helped and make your home safer and up-to-date with a new breaker panel.
Electrilight's pricing was very competitive and they were very patient with answering all of my questions. I had a lot of questions because this is the first time I've ever hired an electrician to do this type of work. The LED potlights that they provided and installed look great. They were also good about providing me with sufficient information to update our household electrical map. We had some project delays caused by other people (not Electrilight), but Robert worked with me to sort out the scheduling of the electrical work to mutual satisfaction. On one occasion he arrived at my house about an hour later than expected, but was otherwise on time. They did not pick up every little piece of insulation that was stripped from wires, but did an adequate job of cleaning up the debris. The wiring that I could see before the walls and fixtures were closed in looked very neat and tidy.
I would definitely hire Electrilight again to do any major electrical work in my home.
Glad to help with your renovation.
As you worked nights, and there was only a few to complete the job, I thought providing you an extra 45 minutes of rest would have been welcome, my mistake, sorry.
I have always kept my job sites clean and tidy and have cleaned areas before leaving any site for the day. If I left a few wires ends, I must have overlooked them as it is not normal, sorry.
The asbestos I found in the ceiling insulation certainly should give your home an easier resale and better for your overall health and our safety while working there. The delay was a minor slow down.
Even making the special trip back to connect your stove a few days before xmas was not in my hourly plan, but thought it was a nice gesture to cook your xmas dinner.Enjoy your new kitchen.
Robert came the same day we contacted him. He completed work and also told us there was a problem involving Hydro. He contacted Hydro and arranged for them to come. Our work has been completed. We were very happy with Robert and would not hesitate to call him again. Robert did work for us a couple years ago and that was a positive experience, as well.
Incredible how all those house lights dimmed during your power problems. Glad to have spent the time to search and locate the trouble quickly.
Mississauga hydro also to thank for their speedy response.
Don't hesitate to call if there is anything further.Robert
Our company Sils Complete Auto Care Centre recently relocated to a new location at 1040 Winston Churchill Blvd, Oakville. The facility required numerous electrical services. Fuse panel work, lighting, ceiling fan, exhaust system wiring, multiple vehicle lifts wired, media sign lighting repairs, outlets and more. For over 1.5 months Rob was in and out and on perfect time to completed the job very well. As like our business customer service is a priority, and "caring" about doing the job right is #1. Was Rob's company the cheapest - NO, but did he do it right. overwhelming YES!!. We moved our core business in 48 hours and needed exact timing to re wire up new quipment for the next buisness day, He worked with our other trades and movers to ensure we were ready to go. He ensured we passed ESA inspection and got the job done.
To everyone at Sils - Congratulations on your new shop, and thank you for your confidence in our company to provide your shop with worry free, code compliant work space.
For those contractors not installing code required thermal overloads on your hoist motors where required... shame on you!
Get ESA inspections on your installations to ensure compliance and hire top rated contractors, no matter what trade. They get the job done safely and right...the first time round.
My trucks will be serviced at only your shop. See you at 8000kms.. ;)
Based on the positive reviews on this website and his feedback to the reviews, we first hired Robert to install a bedroom ceiling fan and main bathroom fan. He was professional & friendly and did both jobs with ease and on budget. A couple weeks later, we hired Robert again to install a chandelier light fixture in the front foyer enterance. Again, it was done with professionalism and on budget. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone looking for a quality electrician.
Thank you Drew for the feedback. It has been a pleasure helping you. If the 16' ceiling should prove tricky to replace light bulbs, don't hesitate to contact us again!Cheers
Robert was very punctual throughout the process. He explained what he was doing and his quote was exactly where he said it would be. No hidden surprises. He was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him. We will definitely use him in the future.
Pleasure helping to make your home more comfortable and safe. If you need that soffit outlet repaired for your christmas lights, let me know BEFORE the snow flies!! ;)Have a great summer
I was VERY impressed with Rob and ElecTrilight ! We recently had some wiring concerns in our house which led to plugs not working and lights not working properly.
Rob answered my late night email quickly and set up a time to complete the work the next day. He arrived on time and was very professional from the start. He quickly found the problem and repaired it in the time he quoted!!
All in all a great experience and I will be using him again and recommending him to my friends!!
Refreshing to find such a professional online!!
Thank you Paul for the great feedback.
Going into a wiring job that has been taken apart and rewired and taken apart and required, who knows how many times, is always tricky... only to find out that the original wiring was wrong to begin with.... is not always easy to troubleshoot, but gladly everything worked out..
I had reservations when looking for an electrician on the web. I posted my job and many replied with quotes. Rather than replying with a $$ quote for a job he had never seen, Robert at Electrilight responded by asking me some important questions about the job completion up to that date. That's when I knew I was on to someone who was a true professional. Robert promptly emailed me numerous times discussing the work needed, and we scheduled an appointment for the work. On that date, Robert showed up early, and called upon arrival to make sure that was okay. He then assessed the job, got right to work and demonstrated his efficiency and experience as he completed the job and answered all my questions. He also pointed out safety concerns that the home builders had left, and told me how to go about fixing them. Laslty, Robert scheduled another appointment to complete the work (which was my fault because I hadn't prepped everything properly) and his second visit was just as helpful and efficient as the first. I cannot say enough positive things about Robert/Electrilight, and I will recommend him to anyone I know looking for an electrician. Everything about his business and workmanship speaks to his professionalism and knowledge. You cannot go wrong hiring him for your home projects!!!
Matt S. (Milton, Ontario)
Thanks very much Matt for your great feedback.
Pleasure helping you with your wiring, just remember you can't always trust those DIY handy books for updated and correct methods. When in doubt, emails are free :)
Enjoy your new space and if you need anything further feel free to contact me again.cheers.
Excellent work done in a timely manner within my budget
Thank you for your feedback. Pleasure helping you.
i was very pleased with the service provided by Electrilight. The electrician was on time, courteous and very knowledgeable and had the job done properly in no time. He went beyond the call by fixing an electrical box that had crossed wires that could have been a potential issue in the future. My area of work was very difficult to reach (as I was told by two previous electricians) , but no issue when Electrilight came. He was willing to do my job which wasn't the quick in and out type of repair that the others had shyed away from. I would recommend Electrilight without any reservations and will be calling them again for any new issues needing their expertise. Thank you for helping me out!
Thank you for your comments Machelle,
Let's not forget the 2 hour drive and the amazing ladder that got me up there!
The tools available now-a-days make life safer and easier, even when your ceiling fan is 20' above the main floor!! Not sure why the others wouldn't attempt it, well actually, I do know... don't like heights or couldn't get the power worked out??? ;)
Troubleshooting makes the day more interesting.
Thanks for your business and referals.
We had Robert from Electilight install two ceiling fans - one was a simple installation in our master bedroom but the other was a little more complicated as it was located in our family room that had a 15ft ceiling and required Robert to crawl our attic to run a wire to power the fan.
Robert and his employee (sorry I never did get his name) were professional and efficient. They took precautions to lay down drop cloth and clean up after themselves. Based on my experience, I would recommend Electrilight for any ceiling fan install.
Thank you very much for your feedback. I wish the job was as clear as we had hoped but who would have guessed those light boxes in your ceiling would have been empty and used for pot lights only???
It was a pleasure helping you installing that massive airplane blade to cool your home. All the reinforcing we did will keep it safe and up there for years to come.Hope to see you again.
So happy with the service we received! We would definitely recommend and will be calling Robert back for any future work required. Very professional, great service & communication!
Thanks very much for the great feedback, pleasure helping you both and look forward to hearing from you again if needed.
Challenges are always welcome, even in dusty attics!!
Robert was easy to communicate with and responded to every email efficiently. He was able to give us a quote and complete all the work within a weeks time. He pointed out some hazards that he found when replacing the receptacles and improved the safety while explaining the costs before he completed the work. I had many questions that he was more than willing to answer and we will definately be asking Robert back to continue the upgrades in our house in the near future.
Thank you for the business Julie and glad I was able to remove those "multi-pass-painted-over" receptacles (could hardly tell they were outlets there was so much paint in them) from 1970 to the new tamper resistant decora, modern touch and safe, who would have known??
One thing about electrical, you never know what lurks behind the walls from years of renovation and DIY'ers.
We know now what outlets are 100% safe!Robert
We needed our unfinished basement wired and took a chance on Robert after reading previous reviews on this website. We were very satisfied with his quality of work, attention to detail, advice and reliability. We would definitely hire him again and recommend him to our family and friends.
Pleasure helping you and your family during your renovation. Enjoy your space and feel free to send my info to others as you see fit.
I do offer referral bonuses as well.
Your ESA certificate that I provided you will remain with your address on file if you ever sell your home, showing that the work was done by a licensed electrical contractor above CEC requirements.Cheers
Rob installed pot-lights in our house. The quality of service has surpassed our expectation.
Rob is highly knowledgeable on products available and he took time to educate us on available options.
We enjoy the results!
After getting several quotes for a basement renovation from other electricians, I finally came across Electrilight Ltd. Robert got back to me within a couple of hours to set up an appointment for a quote. His quote was thorough, and overall better than the previous quotes and more in line with my budget for the work I wanted to do. He was always punctual, polite, very knowledgeable and very professional. He ran all the wiring throughout the basement, cleaned up the existing wiring from the builder lights, and installed all the boxes, dimmers and switches and was extremely tidy with the whole process. He is now my preferred electrician/recommendation for any future electrical work that I or anyone I know may need.
It is always great to receive comments from clients whether good or bad to help companies "tune" their businesses.
Travis, your work space was an absolute contractors dream which certainly made it easy to get the job organized and finished for you, on-time and complete with ESA inspection.
If you ever decide to get into the "construction" industry, I could certainly recommend your handy skills with framing.
Recommendations = Rebates for family and friends. 24 hour emergency service is also part of the company profile for clients.
I hope you enjoy your new space.Robert
I contacted Electrilight to quote my basement renovation. The house is an original 1950's bungalow and the electrical was in need of updating as well as old wiring to be made safe. His quotation was very accurate, with no surprise costs or extras. He addressed the old wiring and made safe, tidied up the panel as needed and installed new electrical services to the rec room. He was punctual, courteous and extremely professional. Workmanship was very professional and super tidy! He met all the timelines he promised, showing up with all the right tools and equipment to complete the job in a timely manner. Very easy to communicate with, whether phone or email and always answers his calls.
I highly recommend Rob/Electrilight and look forward to using his services again!
With you being right in the area of contracting yourself, you know how important many operations and trades need to follow through in order to maintain timelines and get a complete project done to move on to the next. I enjoyed working with you and your crew and look forward to the next project.
Too bad ESA messed up their inspection date, and sorry for their ignorance.
Best wishes for 2013!! Hope to see you soon.Robert
As a contractor in the industry for some 20 years I have seen many trades come and go, recently are electrian retired leaving us to find a new one which was difficult after working with the same guy for many years. We came across Rob and many others and asked them to submit a detailed estimate on a pending job. Robs price was not the lowest or highest but right around the number I had budgeted. Rob came when he said he would, which is extremly important to us as contractors he was easy to work with and did a professional job on time and on BUDGET. CMJ Renovations was very pleased overall as was my client and we will use Rob as our preferred Electrian in the future
Thank you Mark for your positve comments and look forward to working with you guys again on the next project.Cheers,
I have hired Robbert for a number of jobs around the home. Installing Ethernet drops, installing 2 cieling fans. He is a very fast and courteous person. I was very happy with his work and his punctuality. He will be working on another job for me this fall wshen the weather cools down.
Glad to have worked for you, I couldn't ask for a more easy client to discuss openly various options of your 18 ETHERNET cables!! Wow, sure were long runs. I am glad you are happy and look forward to climbing in your attic this fall to finish the job for you.Speak soon.
Robert McKinnon (Master Electrician/Owner) of Electrilight Ltd. was an easy choice for my basement renovation. He was very professional and courteous. He was also very flexible with my changing work schedule. The finished product is perfect and exactly what I had asked for. I will definately have him back in my home for any future electrical work.
Thank you Tracy for the kind comments, I am glad to have had the opportunity to update and install some of the basement wiring. I certainly wish my job could always be as easy as that ESA inspector though!! 5 minutes and get paid for an hour! Lol.
Please feel free to pass my name along to your family and friends and with this, I'll add a 10% discount on their, or your, next service call.
Pleasure doing business and wish you well in your newly, near completed, renovation.Robert
Very customer friendly - clear communication, great follow-up to questions, and overall a very effortless experience. If you want an electrician who does great work and who will get back to you immediately via email, Robert is your guy.
Will be using him in the future for any additional needs.
Thank you for your kind remarks. Customers like you make our job easier.
Was a pleasure doing your small project.
Hope to see you again, pass the word to your family and friends. Good business comes from great contacts.Robert.
Robert arrived on time to finish my basement wiring job. He came to my home not knowing if I was hiring him or not. The quote was very accurate, work was professional, clean up done and inspection services provided as well.
Thanks Sarah for the kind remarks, Glad to be of service. Look forward to finishing the other projects as you require.Kind regards
Electrilight Ltd. has a TrustScore™ of 4.8. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Oakville and the surrounding areas is 3.7. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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Rob is an absolute pro. Not only is he an expert in his field but his courteous and patient demeanour makes him our companies 'go to referral' for Electrical work. We always know clients will be in great hands when ever we suggest Rob for their Electrical needs.
As a general contractor it is important that we have the right trades working with us to ensure our needs as wells as our customers are meet. Rob's expertise in electrical and dedication to customer satisfaction makes hims great fit with CMJ Renovations
JDL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES has worked with Electrilight for recent basement projects. They provide professional, high quality service, with superior workmanship and attention to detail. Rob always has the best interest of the client in mind, offering his vast knowledge and unique problem solving skills. I would without a doubt recommend Electrilight to anyone looking for a reliable, efficient, clean and punctual electrician to finish their project. I look forward to continuing our business relationship in the future. Regards, Jason Lancaster Owner JDL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Robert and I have worked on many projects together over the years. His philosophy is the same as mine, if it is done right the first time you should never see us again about failures or shortcomings on that particular job. If your going to be a bear, it is best to be a grizzly bear. No half-assed, half-hearted attempts in any of Roberts jobs. Robert may not be the cheapest guy on the block, but then again you are not paying for the cheapest guy on the block. I truly believe that any project Robert takes on for his clients will be done not only to the best his ability, but will be done to ensure the safety of those he does work for. Roberts customers will not find him working on any project that he is not 100% sure of. The end result of using Robert at Electrilight Ltd. for all your wiring/cabling projects will always be at the very minimum up electrical code and above Canada's safety standards. No short-cuts, No cheap-outs on materials, No cutting corners to save himself a few dollars. Roberts first priority will always be to ensure that every electrical project he does is done correctly, because, there are few second chances once an electrical fire starts.
Outdoor hot tubs must have a LEC (licensed electrical contractor) install the wiring for these and we provide the ESA inspection as well, the only thing we don't do is supply the tub and dig trenches.
All new wiring for commercial buildings, renovations, new equipment connections, relocations. New lighting, power upgrades, panel changes, service entrances.
Everything electrical, we supply it, install it, make it safe and guarantee it. We are not wholesale though.
Electrical full home inspection with or without ESA final inspection. 2-6 hour inspections will tell you what is good, what is bad, and what your home (selling or buying) is all about and what condition it is in.
we provide wiring for all home theatre, we don't provide the equipment (screens, TV, PVR, etc). we can, but recommend you see a local shop for those and best sale prices.
Basic data wiring needs from Cat 5 and Cat 6 systems to get your home or building networked together. Residential, Commercial and Industrial installations.
in-floor electric heating installed to code and with ESA permit, we don't lay the floor, but we wire it.
Basic computer restructure, built customer high end computer and multi-screen displays for windows OS.
We do not install complete alarm systems however are able to repair or troubleshoot some minor issues.
Proud to be part of the great TV series "Income Property" 2015 featuring Scott McGillivray. Being invited onto the show for the rewiring a few of their renovations has been a huge pleasure. Check out our facebook page for more info!
It has been 4 years now we have been a part of this site contributing and helping others both online and off and we have been awarded these 3 years in a row "Best of TrustedPros" for Electrical contracting in Oakville. We continue to provide 100% effort into making electrical systems safe for home owners and businesses from Mississauga to Hamilton.
Our latest slogan "If it's not 100%, it was wired...by someone else" is day in and day out our best idea to a correct installation. Lowest price is always a bad idea for a safe electrical installation.
Electrilight is proud to repair, develop, and install electrical systems that are designed to last, perform and conserve resources for the future. Every job is done within the client's needs and best interests by following the latest OESC (Ontario Electrical Safety Code)
Electrical Inspections can be done on existing wiring to ensure it is safe and without hazards.
We provide the basics - Renovations, panel upgrades, aluminum wiring repairs and inspections. Lighting and large chandeliers, high ceiling lights or high complexity systems.
We are fully licensed and insured with Journeymen, a Master electrician, Ontario business license and ESA contractors license.
Electrilight Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Electrical in Oakville.
Electrilight Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Electrical in Oakville.
Electrilight Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Electrical in Oakville.
Electrilight Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2012 for Electrical and Data Wiring in Oakville.
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