Testimonials

I am a renter and when the main light in my kitchen stopped working I called my property manager to handle it. After waiting for over a month and being stood up by four electrician's, I decided to take matters into my own hands and called A Real Electric, Inc. Chris, the owner, responded to me immediately and was able to come over the very next day. I had previously been told the whole fixture would need to be replaced, but Chris was able to rewire it, saving me a substantial amount of money. Another touch I liked was that he put a tarp down, to protect my kitchen island while he repaired the light fixture. It was so refreshing to finally be dealing with a true professional who cared about customer service. If I have anymore electrical problems, I'm calling A Real Electric and no one else.

Date: 2015

Wired and Installed three motion sensor security lights. Mr. Alvarenga provided a very reasonable estimate to wire and install three motion sensor security lights that I purchased. He provided me with a great deal of insight about security lighting and did a very professional job throughout the planning and completion of this project. The work was started on time and Mr. Avarenga took extra steps to assemble my lights, set the sensors and he also installed two switches for my security lights. Mr. Alvarenga was great to work with and he is an honest man who cares about his cutomers and the professionalism and reputation of his company. I wouldn't hesitate to have Mr. Alvarenga's company do future work at my home and I highly receommend him to anyone. Charles.

Mrs. Nelson | Date: 07/2015

Saved the Day! I sold my home and on the night before the walk-through I blew a fuse. I was not expecting any service provider to answer my calls late in the evening, but Chris did. He was polite, professional and showed up early in the morning to address the repair job. It was a basic wire disconnect and he completed the work within minutes. No extra charge, no talking over my head, he simply provided great service and I'm grateful for it. 100% Recommend A Real Electric Inc. - Thank you Chris Alvarenga, I appreciate you Sir.

Nancy. Sterling VA. | Date: 07/2015

Chris did an excellent job. The chandelier required assembly and attachment of considerable crystal balls. I could tell that this contractor was well experienced with this type of detailed work. He went right to work without hesitation. I have been replacing lighting throughout my house and my first contractor was excellent. However, his assistant, who did the high ladder work, was no longer available and the work that he continued to did become more conservative. Really missing him, I decided to hire another electrician. but, he turned out to be a nightmare--in every way. He even walked off of the job without finishing. Now I am very concerned about hiring another contractor but took a chance on A Real Electric Inc, Was so rewarding and restored my faith in knowing that there are people who can do this kind of work, and in good humor. Thank you Chris.

Mrs. Monte-White. Ashburn VA. | Date: 11/2014

200 Amps service upgrade.We were originally scheduled to begin on Monday 10/13/14 but due to the rain we rescheduled. Chris was very good at communicating and keeping in touch. When he first came out I told him everything we were looking and he gave me a price on that immediately and followed it up in writing. He got all the permits ahead off time and asked if I didn't mind contacting miss utility at least a week in advance (I didn't and it was so easy to do). Since Miss Utility will email you I sent him all the emails they sent me to keep him informed. This wasn't requested but it did help. Chris showed up on time on the 18th and immediately set to work. He had no problem explaining things to me each step of the way and did so in a very easy to understand manner and with a smile. We now have to wait on the inspection from the county and Chris asked what day would work as he would like to be there in case any questions arise. I've already got extra work that I want Chris to do and he will definitely be the electrician I use in the future!

Mr. Piver. Fairfax VA. | Date: 10/2014

I called the provider after realizing I wanted recessed lighting in two bedrooms in a house I recently moved into. I left a voicemail and he called back almost immediately. He was available within a few days from my call to do the installation. On the day of install, he showed up even a few minutes early, which was great. He got right to work, put down plastic on the floors and furniture, explained what he was going to do, gave me the option for LED lights (which I took), and got to work. After about 5 hours, the recessed lighting was installed with dimmers in the right spots on the wall. The quality was great, and I am super happy with the new lights. I would definitely use Real Electric again in the future. Chris was responsive, professional, and got the job done for a good price.

Justin, Ashburn, VA. | Date: 08/2014

Chris, the owner of A Real Electric, did a fantastic job of replacing my old outdoor electrical outlet with a brand new unit. Chris was very professional, personable, and was very flexible when it came to scheduling the job. I have no hesitation recommending A Real Electric to complete any of your electrical needs and I plan to call them for any future needs.

Henry. Leesburg VA | Date: 05/2014

Chris went above and beyond when installing my outdoor outlet. He was very courteous and professional. I would do business with him again and highly recommend him to others. So happy to plug my weed whacker in outside and not have to drag a cord through my house!!

Candi | Date: 05/2014

He was a very a nice person and really does a beautiful job. I would recommend him for anything. His price was very reasonable and he does great work. He really knows his stuff, its hard to find an electrician like him and I was amazed at his prices. One of my sockets caught on fire and blew all the electrical on my top floor. He checked all the circuits in the house and located the problem and replaced all the necessary. I was lucky to have him come out to my house.

Ms. Robin. Lorton VA | Date: 01/2014

The installation went quite well, and we are pleased. Chris was on time and very friendly and personable. I had originally only planned to get one outlet, but I asked Chris about a second outlet while he was here and he was happy to put in a second. I have already made plans with him to return for additional work!

Nicholas. Alexandria VA. | Date: 11/2013

Chris, the owner of A Real Electric, Inc., was exceptional in the services he provided and with his very friendly customer service. He did extensive work on our new house -- it started off with a small job but we liked him so much that we kept on adding more and more work. He is extremely competent and truly cares about satisfying his customers. I would highly recommend him to anyone. We will definitely be using his services again for our backyard landscaping, deck and patio!

Mrs. Clark. Ashburn | Date: 11/2013

Superior service -- total satisfaction. Chris Alvarenga, the owner, was punctual. He is a very nice person who is an extremely competent and knowledgeable electrician. He fairly prices his work and is very helpful when having to move something to get better access to the installation site. He cleans up after himself. It was a very pleasant experience and my home is not the easiest place to get around in. He provides excellent service; otherwise, I would not have immediately arranged for him to return to do additional work for me. I will recommend him to all my friends and neighbors. He is really one of the very best I have found.

Mr. Savery. Arlington VA. | Date: 10/2013

Chris installed under cabinet and over cabinet lighting as well as hung a chandelier. He went over and beyond what we paid him. He was always on time and very through. He dropped a line behind our cabinets, so the lighting looked like we had it installed before it was built. He installed switches as well. He made sure everything was up to code which was also impressive. He always arrived on time, and had the most amazing customer service. We also had the wrong light for one of our cabinets, and he called a lighting company and ordered the correct one for me to pick up. He did all of this without me asking or reminding him. He was great about explaining everything he did while installing. We will use him again, and will NEVER use anyone else. I will be telling everyone to use him. His price was also amazing. He is the owner of the company as well which also is nice. He has worked in both and small and large construction and has all of the recommended training.

Allison Arlington VA | Date: 04/2011