2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick
301-407-6159

Kolb Electric, Inc.

5th year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

Our family has been serving your family for over 90 years. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. The cornerstone of our continued success has been our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Donna Kolb | Co-owner

Areas Served:

Washington, DC

  • Services Offered
    Kolb Electric, Inc., is a full-service electrical contractor providing services that include troubleshooting, circuit breaker replacement, panel upgrades, and surge protection. The company also offers installation of ceiling and attic fans, outdoor lighting, light switches, dimmers, and light fixtures.
  • Warranty
    Kolb Electric guarantees all parts and labor.
  • Company History
    The company was founded in 1925 by Walter Kolb. Kolb Electric is now a fourth-generation, family-owned-and-operated business presided over by Richard Kolb, Richard Kolb Jr., Donna Kolb, and Paul Kolb.
  • Employee Information
    The company conducts drug tests and background checks and supports the continuing education of employees. Paul Kolb and Richard Kolb Jr. are Master Electricians.
  • Licenses
    ECC25

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 425 homeowner reviews:


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The electrician was very pleasant, and I didn't feel like I was being ripped off. He was up front and honest with me. I had tried to tackle the electrical issue myself, and he showed me what I did wrong and fixed it. It was very simple, so he was able to clarify all of the questions that I had. He was in and out; he was really professional. I'd go back to them again because of that service. I'd just gotten a circuit breaker in my breaker box, and the breaker I had wasn't the proper voltage, so he installed one with a higher voltage that could properly handle the bathroom fixtures. My choice to use them probably had a lot to do with their scheduling. I'd give them an A+.
They were very prompt and up front about the work. They came to identify an issue with the power going into my house. They weren't able to resolve it, but they pointed me toward the people that I would need to contact to get the power company to address it.
I've used Kolb Electric three or four times over this past winter, and it's always been a very positive experience. They came on time, they completed the work as asked, and they were very tidy. They installed some lighting for me, and they also moved some electrical outlets. My interior designer looked for someone who was local and who could do work in pretty short time, so that's how we picked them. I'd definitely give them an A.
They came to change my fire alarm. It was very easy to schedule, and the person taking the call was very efficient. It wasn't an emergency or life-threatening situation, but I needed someone right away, and they came within an hour. I would give them an A, definitely.
An electrical outlet was burned out, and the electrician from Kolb Electric fixed the problem. I'd grade them next to very good—it was good work. There weren't any issues that came up.
They came in, got the work done, and left—that was important to me. I live in a condo, and there was water damage from another unit. A lot of the damage was behind the walls, so my circuit breaker box got wet. He had to go in and do some work in there. Then, all of my smoke detectors, in particular the two closest to where the water came down, emitted a signal all the time. They just didn't stop, so he had to replace them. I'd give them an A.
They got it done with no fuss. They did something with wiring in the kitchen. I got their name from a friend, and I'd grade them an A.
There was a very quick turnaround. It was a quick installation service. It was a pretty quick, easy job, and it was very prompt. I had a three-way switch where one switch had to be rewired. I think I had used them before. I also had a ceiling fan that I was debating replacing the pull chain on, and the guy was very honest and said, 'By the time I do that, you could just install a new fan.' They were very honest about assessing the other issue as well. It was very good. They deserve an A.
Kolb Electric's work was all right. It was done very well, and I was happy with it. They had to put in an outlet. I used them before, too; I had a rental house, and they did something for me down there a long time ago. They did a good job both times. They're efficient, and they get it over with. I say it's an A for them—they were very good.
They were friendly, timely, and knowledgeable, and they did a good job. The main reason I chose them was because they're local. They replaced a dimmer switch in the kitchen. They'd get an A from me.
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