Oakwood Electric & Generator
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"Founded in 1955, Oakwood Electric & Generator is a third-generation, customer-focused contractor doing quality, custom electrical work. We pride ourselves on good communication, professionalism, and customer service. We offer value to our customers by providing excellent-quality electrical services at a reasonable price."

Robert Rheintgen | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Oakwood Electric & Generator offers electrical services for residential and commercial customers. The company specializes in residential electrical service calls, new construction, additions, and home standby generator installation and servicing.
Oakwood Electric offers a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee.
Company History
The local, third-generation, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 1955.
Oakwood Electric is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and a Generac PowerPro Elite Dealer. Owner Robert Rheintgen is certified in Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting and is a Qualified Gastite Installer. The company is a member of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, which awarded Oakwood Electric the Community Improvement Award in 2014.
Areas Served
Aurora, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, La Grange, Lockport, Naperville, Romeoville, Woodridge

“I had an extremely positive experience with them. They were on time. Oakwood Electric came out quickly. They fixed all the things I needed and even made a couple of suggestions on ways to improve, a certain switch that I was complaining about and a couple of other things. They switched some light switches for me and my doorbell and added an extra light in one of the bathrooms for me. I would give them an A. They put in an outlet for me because we were going to hang a TV on the wall. They were great.”

“They're an excellent company to deal with. The service and the promptness made it the most outstanding to me. They were there when they said they were going to be, and they just gave me excellent service. They did electric work for me overall. I don't have any complaints at all. I'd give them an A. I would recommend them.”

“I didn't have any problems at all. They were local, and they got the job done in a reasonable amount of time. They rewired emergency exit lighting and fire alarm equipment. The customer service was fine. I'd give them an A overall. They were here when they said they were and properly dressed. I would highly recommend them. I'm using them again in a week.”

“It was fine. I really wasn't here when they came. I mean, it's outside. They just come and fix it and then they send me a bill. The annual generator check, that's what it was. I think I would have to put excellent because they did what they said they would when they said they would and made it very easy for me. They called ahead of time to let me know they were coming, so excellent. We haven't had any problem.”

“It was very good. They were the only company that can hang the light fixture for us. I would give them an A overall. The customer service toward me was great. I would highly recommend them.”

“We didn't even have to be here and they did the work. Everything was fine. They did maintenance on the generator. I'd give them an A, excellent. As far as I know, they were here on time because we weren't around and everything else was fine. They did clean work.”

“They were absolutely wonderful from the beginning to the end—the technicians, everything, contractors, the whole thing. They did some electrical work, no complaints at all. I'd give them an A.”

“They came out to work on my generator. They were great. He just did a service call for me. I'd give them an A. They were fine. Everything was great.”

“They do quality work. I trust them. They did electrical and generator work. I'd give them an A overall.”

“They were reliable. They did a lot of electrical work. I'd give them an A overall.”

“They did good work. They were pleasant workers, and they were on time. They did electrical work for me. They installed ceiling fans where there was no electricity. They had to run electricity to the middle of the room and they put a box in to be able to mount the ceiling fan. I'd give them an A for sure. They did really well. I would recommend them.”

“They were always on time, and they're very efficient when they're here. They do their job. They're very efficient and on time and very courteous as well. Oakwood serviced our generator and they did the generator install. I would give them an A.”

“They were on time and their work was good. They were efficient and thorough. They did outdoor wiring. I'd give them an A overall. They're good.”

“They took care of our generator. I'd give them an A overall.”

“Oakwood Electric showed up on time, and they did the job that they were supposed to do. Overall, I'd give them an A+. They had good office manners and good management. I'm going to have them come out and do work again.”

“The technician who did my work was very good. I would rate them as an A+, and I would recommend them very highly.”

“Everything was very positive. They had really good service, and they explained everything well. I'd highly recommend Oakwood. They were very knowledgeable.”

“The overall experience was extremely positive. It was great. I had no complaints, and I'd recommend them highly.”

“They were very fast, and they were very thorough. I'd say they're an A+ company.”

“There wasn't anything not to like. I'd give the experience an A+. I can't think of anything that was wrong.”

“Their guys are very easy to communicate with and spot on with their estimate. When they did have a couple of issues, they stopped and let me know before they proceeded instead of going ahead and doing it. The guys were professional and they were definitely on time as far as their timelines. I'd recommend them without a doubt.”

“They were very professional. I'd give them an A grade for the experience. They did a nice job.”

“They did good work. They earned an A. I was satisfied.”

“It was fine. I had no complaints at all and I'd recommend them.”

“I liked their promptness. They took care of a couple of other things that I pointed out that were still there that I had talked to them about originally. They were very helpful. They deserve an A.”

“Everything was good. I'd recommend them.”

“The technician they sent out was very good. I had no complaints and I would recommend them.”

“I was able to get a hold of them on the weekend when we were having issues with another contractor that had done some work. They accessed the problem, gave us a quick fix, gave us a quote to fix it, and it worked out well. I had no complaints and I'd recommend them.”

“Everything was great. Everything was wonderful.”

“They did terrific. I liked the salespeople. They went above and beyond. I would give them an A.”

“I liked their salesperson. I thought he was excellent. They did an entire 7,000-square-foot. house. I found them through the builder. I think they're an A.”

“It's like you do nothing—at first, you approach them and say that you want their services, and they pretty much immediately can tell you what you need and how often. Then from there on, it's like you call the next year for the preventive maintenance service, and they know who's calling them. They say, 'We'll be out there in the week,' and you don't have to be home. It's idiotproof; they do their thing. They service my generator for the house. I would give them an A, definitely.”

“I was happy with the service. They did some electrical work. Someone gave us their name. They're an A.”

“They installed lighting, and they're just very professional and clean, did a good job, and have very courteous stuff. I'd toss them an A.”

“They did the backup generator. They came in at their estimate, they did the work professionally and on time, and I'm pleased with the way the system was installed and how it operates. I wouldn't have any hesitation to recommend them to anyone else. It's a backup generator in case the power fails, and they associated switches and electrical work with that, so it was heavy-duty electrician stuff. I would give them an A—we're pretty much hitting on all cylinders.”

“They were fine. They installed ceiling fans and switches. I'd grade them an A.”

“They're efficient, and we've never really had any problems with them. They've done the generator. I would give Oakwood an A.”

“They were fine. They were prompt, they did the work, and I had no problem. They put in some recessed lighting. They were recommended to me through where we bought the lights from. I would give them an A rating.”

“We've had them service our generator. I liked their quick response. They serviced our generator—they installed it, actually. I would give Oakwood Electric an A.”

“They put the generator in. They were just pleasant to deal with, accommodating, and self-confident. Everything was handled in a professional manner. We have no complaints with the product nor the installation; it was done in a timely manner, and we have no complaints whatsoever. They installed an all-house generator. I would give them an A. I have no reason to give them anything less.”

“They were nice guys, they came on time, and they did what they had to do. They fixed the generator. I would give them an A.”

“I'm very happy with the work they did.”

“They were good. They were just quick and efficient. I believe it was a light that was out, and they went and changed it. It was something that I needed removed—one of my lights was having a problem. I would give them an A.”

“Everything's fine. It was fine. They're professional, I would say. They installed the generator. They should get an A.”

“I liked their willingness to work with me and design our power plan. They just worked quickly, designed it, and put it in the spot. I'd rate Oakwood as an A.”

“They're pretty courteous, they're prompt, and they do nice work. It was new construction, so they did all of the electric work in the house, and they came back and serviced our generator. We heard about the company through our contractor. If a friend or a neighbor asked about the company, I would absolutely recommend them. I would give them an A.”

“This is the second time I've used them. They're prompt and professional and do what I ask them to do. This time, they solved a light issue in my garage that wasn't working—a switch that would no longer light—and they hung three pendant lamps in the kitchen. Their customer service was fine. I didn't have to call them back for any issues after the work was done. I would recommend them in a second. I would grade their business an A.”

“They were efficient and on time. They reset our generator. Their customer service was good. I would recommend them and give them an A rating.”

“I liked the quality of work that was done, and the payment was on-site. They put in some sconces and overhead lights. The customer service was positive. I haven't called them back for issues. I would give them an A.”

“They were determined to get the job done right. They were on time, and they were there when they were supposed to be there. They did some GFCI outlets for me. I didn't use their customer service, and I never had to call them back for any issues after the work was done. This was my first time using the company, and I would give them a positive rating. I think the company deserves an A rating.”

“The experience was great. They're professional and on time, the work was fine, and it wasn't major work. They did troubleshooting of a power outage on a piece of equipment. They solved the problem, put in a new circuit, pulled the wiring and all that, and replaced a couple of bad switches—little things. I've used them before. I would give them an A.”

“We love Oakwood Electric & Generator. They're very responsive. The head of Oakwood is a real good problem solver. He put a natural gas generator in for us. Since then, we've had him do other electrical work for us, putting some circuits in and splitting some circuits. They always do a good job. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“They're very good. They put my generator in. The customer service was outstanding. I'd give them an A+.”

“They're good people. They have qualified electricians that tune up your generator, and that's what I use them for. This was my third time using the company. I would recommend them—they're very good, they're very knowledgeable, and they do a good job. I would give them an A+. They know what they're doing.”

“They put in a generator for us, and they were extremely prompt, did great service, and had excellent follow-up. They would be an A. They were very personable and very professional.”

“They did a good job, and they knew what they were doing. They had to put in an outlet for a microwave, and they were able to do that efficiently. They were neat, they came very quickly, and I was pleased. I would give them a grade of excellent.”

“Everything's fine. They're very good. They're excellent in what they did. They put in a full-house generator, and I would give them an A.”

“They're very thorough and provided good advice in addition to doing the work. They did a number of small, individual things to help us prepare our home for sale. Their customer service was excellent. I didn't have any issues. I would tell a friend or family member that they're very good. I would give them an A.”

“They did exactly what they said they were going to do at the price they said they were going to do it. They installed a generator a year ago, and they did the one-year service. I would give them an A+.”

“The guy did what we wanted. He was very prompt and had it done quickly, and it works. We had some electrical stuff done in our garage with the light and the garage door opener—there was something funky there. I would give them an A+.”

“They just came out and did what I asked for. They did annual maintenance of a generator. Their customer service was fine. I didn't have to call them back for any issues after the work was done, and I would recommend them to a friend or family member. I would give them an A+.”

“They were on time, they were very professional, and they did a great job. They installed a ceiling fan. Their customer service was very good. I would give them an A+.”

“They're just very quick with their response time for callbacks and messages, and they were very friendly when they came in the house. They fixed the wiring line from the house to the garage. I would give them an A.”

“They were great. They were really good. The guy was knowledgeable and great, and he fixed our problem. We had an outlet that we couldn't find the breaker to—evidently, my husband just missed it. He found it, so we were happy with this work. I would give them an A.”