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.

 

 

Pay attention to details

The other day we got a text from a customer that wanted exterior lighting attached to a commercial building, seen here. In a text he said; ” LED Wall Packs with photo sensors”. It went right over our head and on our contract it made no reference of “Wall Packs” so, we proceeded to install commercial grade LED floodlights. After we had installed the floodlights, we had another job with the same customer at the same property, to removed old high pressure sodium vapors and then to replaced them with new low pressure sodium vapor lighting, seen here.

Here is how the problems occurred. For one there weren’t any specifications mentioned in the contract that we sent to him nor did the customer send us any specifications on what fixtures he wanted installed. So when the customer looked at our original proposal, he was assuming that the text that he had sent several days earlier was understood and, that we were going to install the wall packs with sensors. However, without specifications during the drafting of our proposal, we had set in motion to begin designing a system that would work in that application. It simply slipped through the cracks within the estimate and was not noticed by either the customer or our company. After seeing the estimate, the customer sent another text that said; “Estimate approved”. So, from there we proceeded with our design which was to install LED floodlights that were controlled by a Timer.

After the installation was complete, I sent a video of the completed project to the customer. After that, we moved forward and started the next project to remove and install new sodium vapor lights. So, when we finished that project, we sent the customer another video showing him the completed project. When we sent an invoice to collect payment, the customer made mention via text telling us that we didn’t do what he had asked. Imagine the consternation and our dismay to this statement. I called him back straightway. The customer went on to say that the lighting was fine however, he had assumed that we were going to install that which he had requested via his text. This is one of the examples as to why contracts and specifications are a must. Remember that contracts become binding once the contract is signed. The customer was understanding and understood that this just fell through the cracks. We will do everything in our power to make sure this doesn’t happen again. We had no intention to deceive or take advantage of this good customer and we were very sorry about this mishap but you must always pay attention to details.

If you need an electrician 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 and Cabazon,

Sodium Vapor Lighting

Yesterday we had a call to remove and replace two old high pressure area lights. The fixtures were set up on a commercial building’s rooftop in order to provide a lighted parking area for customers. I used a multi-meter to determine voltage and found that one of the fixtures was putting out 173.5 volts and the other one was 119.2 volts. What does this mean? One of the fixtures ballast went bad. The ballast had a multi-voltage output for different applications and it now was putting out voltage somewhere in the middle of 120 volts and 208 volts which meant that it was putting out 35 volts in addition to the 120 volts needed.

We replaced the high pressure mercury vapor and sodium vapor fixtures with two new low pressure sodium vapor fixtures that put out 6,000 lumens each.

These new low pressure sodium vapor lights are sleeker and better design for simple applications like this and they use less electricity.

If you need an electrician 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 and Cabazon,

 

Commercial Lighting

We received a phone call from one of our customers; Commercial Improvement Services stating that they need lighting for one of the properties they manage. It’s a commercial building that shares a space adjacent to a 7-11. They need good lighting to light up the area due to a high volume of cash flow into the early evening. We are going to add 3 (dual light) LED lights on three points of the building where we feel the lighting needs to be improved. These commercial jobs are a great blessing. Off to work we go.

Lithonia Lighting Bronze Outdoor Integrated LED Wall Mount Flood Light with Dusk to Dawn Photocell

If you need help on a commercial project 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.

 

Livin’ the Dream

JB Electric and family are excited to have this great opportunity to work in the electrical field. There are thousands of homes in our area that need an electrician. We want to be that team that meets your needs as a consumer. We can install that Fan, Chandelier, Outlet, Switch, Panel, LED, Solar, Swimming PoolHot Tub, Car Charger, Photo Sensor, Sub Panel, Underground, Alarm, Automated Lighting Control, Temporary Power Pole, Parking lot Light, Commercial Electrical lightingCommercial Electrical outlets, Emergency lighting, Exit signs, Smoke Alarms, Sconces and Occupancy Sensors.

Give us a call; 951-522-6530

Visit our website www.jb-electric.net