JB Goes Hollywood

We are going with a new approach to marketing. We have begun a TV Commercial ad campaign that will begin this October. The commercial is in post production now and will air for three months during the last quarter of the year.

If you need help with your home electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530 

We install chandeliers, fans and new lighting too!

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Our Service Business in beginning to grow

Well it’s been a while since we’ve blogged here and so I thought it appropriate to bring this blog post up to speed with where we are these days. So, with no reluctance whatsoever I began focusing our efforts on the Service Industry. I was really trying to find a niche for JB Electric and as we continued to grow, I noticed that some of our local Plumbers had found a way to get thousands of “house Calls” every year.

Their focus is primarily Service Calls to customers residences. So with that, I began to set up a pricing system for such items as; Ceiling Fans, GFCI Outlets, Switches, Dimmers and Troubleshooting problems. It has been growing steadily. So much so that we bought a new Service Van to facilitate our efforts. It will cost you to enter into the Service Industry however, we have found that there are still opportunities to make a profit.

Lastly, what we have found is there is always room for more local Service Businesses. Don’t think that you don’t have a snowballs chance? Give it a try and you’ll find if you make the effort, put in extra time and focus on your market you’ll do just fine. And remember there will be speedbumps that will frustrate you but you just need to stay persistent.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

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We received a call from a large international company about that needed quite a bit of electrical done at one of there warehouses. First we were contracted to install new power for a gutted air compressor. It basically had a tank and a motor…a three phase motor. We had to build a new electrical system for it to work and it was a little difficult but ended up being a fun job.

It was supposed to look like the photo below…

But it had nothing to our dismay. Either way we added a new 3 phase disconnect which we wee able to pull from an existing source and dedicate it for the compressor alone.

Then we ran 120′ of conduit at 43′ above grade for a new shoe-box machine. We had access to a lift that reached the height that we needed. We installed a new disconnect for the”box  machine” and although it is a 120v single phase, we connected it to one side of the disconnect and hard wired the machine to it.

Lastly, we installed 6 new quad outlets for their “Returns” area. We pulled over 1200′ of linear wire because the outlets were so far away from the service panel.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

 

 

Roberto Cavalli Install

We have been contracted to install the electrical and low voltage at the new Roberto Cavalli store at the Premium Hills Outlets. It has been a six week project and it is nearly complete. We started the rough back in May and have been on site with our crew since the project began. We have had a few bumps here and there along the way but it all worked out as it usually does when we submit every day to the Lord Yeshua! We begin everyday in Word and prayer for everything from safety to protection and everything in between.

Existing Panel

The existing panel was from the prior tenant. Some of our circuits were already run through existing conduit along the ceiling of which we were able to use for some of our front of house electrical runs however, we had to get the wires into the panel from above and from the automated panel that we removed which was right next to the panel we were going to use. It was a large process to move the existing circuits into the “new” panel and then insert the existing runs that were over to the panel through conduits. So, we installed j-boxes 13′ above floor finish (AFF) and connected them into the panel with 3/4″ and 1″ conduit runs. We ran new conduits down the wall attached to unistrut and into the panel where we were able to connect our runs in the j-boxes. We did other things to get it done but the blessing with this process is that we were able to use the existing panel to lengthen some of our wires with wire nuts in order to make it to the breakers. Much like a large junction box.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Commercial Fabrication Shop

Over the last week we have been very busy. Sorry we haven’t had time to post anything during that time. We have been installing large commercial equipment for a Fabrication Shop.

This De-burring machine is 3 phase 480v 70 amps. The machine was moved to a new location and we had to rewire it and get it working. We didn’t have a lot of time to do it being that the owner had a large order to complete. We had to remove a section of the power run and relocate it with an additional 40 ft. of conduit and wire. We installed pull boxes at two locations and attached everything to the ceiling using existing unistrut and we added several feet as well. The main sub-panel was not marked correctly so that added a little time to the project just trying to figure out which phases were going where. In the end we had the machine up in two days.

We also added a circuit for a cutting machine that took us a little over a half day to complete.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

 

Underground Panel Run

Last week we had a small project go big. The home owner needed a 120v outlet ran to his Motor Coach. After we agreed on a price, we showed up the next day to install the outlet which as it turns out was 90 feet from the Panel. The owner upped the anti by asking us to install a 50 Amp; a 30 Amp and a 20 Amp for the Motor Coach. This was a new twist that made us redesign the underground run up to a 70 Amp Panel. It was almost twice the price but now the homeowner has what he needs for just about any application. We used a trencher for the first time and it made the cut only about an hour long.

Another project we undertook last week was the replacing of 82 florescent lamps at a retail Payday Loan company. The lighting was very sketchy as the years had proven to be mostly adding lamps with of different types and different color temperatures. Two stores where were replaced the lamps are older buildings however, the new owner takes pride in presentation and wants a consistency throughout all of their properties.

Then we had two 3 exterior outlets that needed to be installed that were long and time consuming. Ethan (Pictured above) had to dig 50′ along a planter then install 2 single gang boxes and install a 30′ EMT run along side the owners home…. all for one run. He did this on his own which was great.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Electrician Beaumont, CA

We are in the middle of a rather large underground project. It didn’t start out that way though. We were just going to add some exterior underground outlets for a Motorhome and a gate opener. It turns out that the homeowner wanted a 50 amp outlet; a 30 amp outlet; and a 20 amp outlet ran to the Motorhome. The price just went from a single outlet to a new 70 Amp Panel run. We had to change the rate to a 100′ Panel run from the Service Panel. This could have been sticker shock and it was to a degree however, he was happy that he would be able to run both of his AC units in the Motorhome.

So with that we used a trencher for the 90′ underground run. The ground was rocky but we finished the cut in an hour. That gave us more time to run our electrical and we nearly finished it except that the breakers didn’t match the new Panel. So we will continue this day with our quest and God willing we will finish today. Thank you Lord for all the business!

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Car Chargers

Yesterday we installed a Car Charger for a customer. His vehicles were both electric only vehicles. With that, he is able to charge his Tesla batteries which are 60 KWH and provide him with about 60 miles of electric power. His wife’s BMW batteries are 45 KWH and provide roughly 50 miles. Neither he or his wife are getting much mileage however he works locally and leases his vehicles. A hybrid allows you the option of having a dual system. One that uses gasoline and electric power and the best part is that the gasoline engine charges your batteries for when you are in gasoline mode.

Video can be seen here: Rancho Charger

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Bidding Bonanza

Every now and again we receive opportunities to bid on large projects. There is one in particular that I’m thinking of that is a job to replace all of the exterior lighting for an entire storage facility. This job is so big that it will take a crew of three men approximately 2 weeks to complete it.

The kicker is that each of the lights are about $1000 ea. and there are quite a few to replace. A lot of times you will submit a bid and never really expect it to come to pass, and then it does. On the other hand, there are those that you say to yourself “We will get this one” and it slips through you fingers. You never know.

So for now, we will continue to bid on large projects and you never know which one you’ll get until the contract is signed.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Premium Hills Outlets Cabazon Outlets

JB Electric is grateful to have opportunities to work at the Premium Hills Outlets in Cabazon, CA. and the Cabazon Outlets in Cabazon, CA. Being right next to the outlets is a great opportunity to receive call for upgrades, remodels and new construction projects.

If you need an electrician in Cabazon call us: 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes;  and Cathedral City.