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6th year as a Best Pick Call
"Kolb Electric has been a family-owned-and-operated company serving our customers locally for over 90 years. Our mission is to provide the best in quality and customer satisfaction on all jobs, big or small, from our family to yours."

Lauren Kolb | Director of Administration
Company Information
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.
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., 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.
Areas Served
Washington, DC
A selection of 319 homeowner reviews:
“Kolb was fantastic. They installed a ceiling fan. They were fast, and they needed very little guidance. I literally let them in the door, and they completed the job. I would grade them an A.”
“It was a real good experience. They put a new line in the garage, and they fixed one of the circuit breakers. It was excellent work, and I have already recommended them.”
“They are great. They did a circuit breaker, installed a line, and installed an outlet. I would grade them an A, and I would be extremely likely to recommend them to others.”
“They were replacing a ceiling fan. The electrician was very honest. He found a flaw in the way the original one was hung, and he corrected that for us. He was very courteous. I would give Kolb an A+.”
“They were great and did excellent work.”
“We had a better experience with them than the other electric company. I got an estimate for another job, specifically siding, and the contractor wouldn't touch the wall because the insulation was off the power cables. It's been up since the house was built, which was about forty years ago, I think around 45 or 46. So that was to replace that cable, from the top of the cable on down into the house, which had to installed by a contractor and then has to be inspected by the power company. That's what we are waiting for now to get the word. They will come out again once they get the word from the power company, who takes off the old power cable, which will be disconnected and goes in a hole, they have to put in the ground. But everything was done fine, I would grade them an A+. I would recommend them to someone else.”
“They did electric work for me. I think the last time they were here they installed an attic fan. I would grade them an A+.”
“They did outside lighting. They were professional and prompt. I would grade them an A.”
“They were checking an outlet that had gone out and was smoking. I liked that they were prompt and I got taken care of promptly. I would grade them an A.”
“They were doing wiring in our kitchen. We remodeled our kitchen and needed new, different outlets for refrigerator and stove. I think their estimates were correct, they came out, were on time and courteous. I would grade them an A.”