Holt Electrical Contractors, Inc.
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Holt Electrical Contractors, Inc. has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 113 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"We are a local, family-owned-and-operated company that provides state-of-the-art electrical and generator installation and repair services to customers like you. Our team of Master Electricians and professional technicians are commended for their high level of expertise and commitment to quality installations and dependable service."

John Holt | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Holt Electrical provides residential and commercial electrical installation and repair for panels, lighting, ceiling and attic fans, wiring, switches, outlets, heavy-ups, and meter replacements. The company also repairs code violations and offers automatic generator sales, service, and installation.
Holt Electrical offers a one-year warranty on labor and Holt-furnished parts.
Company History
The Holt family has been in the electrical business since 1890.
Company president John Holt was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. James Holt served as president of the Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake in 2012.
Employee Information
Employees of Holt Electrical wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles, and undergo background checks and drug testing.
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring

“Holt Electrical put in a generator for me. I thought the guys were great, they put in the generator five or six years ago now. And they do the maintenance on it twice a year. When they did it they were very thorough, they did an excellent job of putting it in, they've always been very responsive whenever I needed. I would grade them an A+. I had no problems with them, I would recommend them to anybody who would ever ask me.”

“They were great. They were first of all, extremely responsive to my needs and provided ongoing updates in the resolution of the issue I was having with my generator. They were very responsive and very on point with what I needed, so that was great. Overall, I would give them an A.”

“They came for two different purposes, one was repairing switchers that were arching, and the other one was something about the outdoor lights that weren't operating. They were dependable, efficient, very friendly. I was very, very satisfied, so I would give Holt Electrical an A. It was great.”

“They were great. They arrived when they said they were going to arrive. They just lived up to everything that they said they were going to do. I'd give them an A overall.”

“I had a positive experience.”

“I thought they were very pleasant to work with, and they did their job. I would give them an A.”

“It was satisfactory. I don't have any complaints about it.”

“They checked the electrical in the office and a few other spots, and they put up a ceiling fan and put up a new light fixture. They were timely; they did the job and got the job done. It was very helpful. I needed it done in a certain timeframe. Overall, I'd give them an A.”

“They did a good job. I think I used them twice. I'd definitely give them an A.”

“They just did what they said they were going to do, and they did it on time, and they follow up with you very regularly. I would give them an A overall.”

“They replaced the electrical box in our condo. They were on time and had good quotes, and they were courteous and took care of all of the problems that came up. I would give them an A.”

“They were personable and helpful. I'd give them an A.”

“Holt Electrical put in my generator. They're wonderful, and they're great to work with. They got the permit, coordinated the service, and took care of the whole thing nicely. I'd give them an A+. I have recommended them.”

“It was a very positive experience with them. They replaced a number of light fixtures and did some outdoor electrical work. They were incredibly courteous and very prompt, and they kept me apprised of everything. I'd give them an A+ overall—we've already recommended them.”

“Holt Electrical has done quite a bit of work for me. I've been using them for years. Most recently, they serviced my backup generator. They know what they're doing. They're A+.”

“I've used them for ten years. I like their service. Most recently, they fixed some lighting and wiring. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did make an installation with us a year ago. They did a major job installing a backup generator, which required some significant rewiring of the house panel and a discovery of intrinsic floors in the house's wiring, and grounding system, all of which had to be focused. It was good work. Their subs were extremely good, and their follow-up under our service contract has been extremely good. I say A+ overall.”

“They did electrical work for me. The work was excellent. He was a very nice and courteous gentleman. He did his job, was paid, and he left. I give my overall experience an A+ rating. The man did an excellent job.”

“They were finding out why my home theatre didn't work and they solved it pretty much instantly. They get an A+ from me. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.”

“They were putting recessed lightings in a study. I'd give it an A+ overall. I would recommend them. They were very informative, explaining to me the type of lights that could be used and the benefits of the type that I chose. That was helpful because I didn't know about different types of lighting.”

“They did general electrical work. A+ work.”

“They installed the stand-by generator, but that was over a year ago. They do maintenance on the generator last summer, that was fine. They're very efficient and do a good job. There haven't been any problems. I would say A overall.”

“They did some electrical work. It was a regular contractor. They were contracted to work on a permit, an electrical permit that they got from the county. They came in and did what they said they would do. I have no complaints.”

“They hung a chandelier. There was nothing I disliked. Everything was fine. I would give my overall experience an A-.”

“They were doing some repairs for the house to get it ready for selling. I give an A for the overall experience.”

“We did have them come up, they did a project, and I remember we were happy with it. It was electrical work. They showed up. I know that sort of sounds crazy, but the person who referred them to me says you can rely on them for showing up. So when they came and did a project for us a year ago, they showed up. I would give an A.”

“They've done several different jobs for us. They installed some outdoor lanterns or lights. They were very professional, neat, and they did a good job. They made an appointment and took the bill on time. I give an A- overall.”

“I would say I had a positive experience. They came more than one time, I think they did wiring, something of that sort. There was not a thing that I disliked. They're good workmen, there's nothing wrong with them. I give an A grade overall. I don't usually like to recommend anybody because sometimes it doesn't turn out the way you think it is. I would not even attempt to recommend anybody.”

“We've had a couple things done. I think one of the last things was putting some circuits for some light switches that were different for us. We were quite happy with what he did. He was pretty efficient and effective. I would say A overall. He came when he said he was going to come. He did what he was going to do, he was reasonably efficient, and came up with a good solution. He came up with the solution that we needed to our problem. He was reasonably creative in solving the issue. Their cleanliness was the big thing. I'd have no problem recommending them.”

“They do our generator maintenance. I give an A overall.”

“They installed a backup generator. Nothing stood out to me. It was good. I would give an A overall.”

“They're excellent. They're professional and on time, and they always send somebody out here when needed. They're just a great company. Most recently, I just had them do some electrical work inside; they did our generator. I found them through a referral from a family member. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were fantastic. They were great.”

“We'd hire them again in a heartbeat. In fact, we're planning on it. We've got some more work for them to do. They were installing light fixtures most recently. My wife used them originally. She just asked around to see if there was a good company, and Holt popped up, so she hired them. They installed outdoor floodlights for her. The guy was really nice and did really good work. In fact, when we moved here, we had to have work done, and we requested that the same guy come back out. The last guy they sent out was really great, too. We need some drywall work done, too, and they were able to recommend someone for us who we were really happy with. I'd absolutely give Holt an A+.”

“It was fine. I don't have any actual recollection of it, but we haven't had any problems with any of the work we had done.”

“They did work for me in December of last year. They did what I asked them to do, and it worked. I had them replace some light fixtures. I've used them for some years. I'd give the company an A grade.”

“They worked on the generator. He came last year. We have a contract, and he came and spent about an hour or two doing our generator. He was a very confident, very friendly fellow; he was methodical, and I like him a lot. It's a good company. We felt that the generator itself was a better generator than another company sells. We didn't know about Holt before that, but we liked the generator, so that's why we picked them. They're an A.”

“It was great. I liked that they came and fixed my stuff. I had them install an outlet in our apartment. Holt was a referral from one of the people in the building. I'd give them an A.”

“It's always been positive. I've been using them for several years for everything from faulty rear lighting to a problem with the dining room lights. I've been very pleased with their work. I've been using them consistently for a decade. They're an A-grade company.”

“They were great.”

“They're professional. You can count on the job being done and done correctly. They've done many jobs for me. Electrically heavy, small, large jobs—they've done it all.”

“Holt Electrical does the maintenance on our electrical generator. They do the annual maintenance, and one time, when the generator stopped working, they came out very quickly. I'd rate Holt as an A.”

“I liked the quick and prompt work they came out to do. Recently, they came and gave us a proposal on several jobs. Before that, they came and checked out the surges—one of my problems. We've been using Holt for many years. It's been quite a while. I would give them an A.”

“They did a very good job, they came when they said they would be here, and I was very happy with their service. I had a light fixture installed most recently. I'd grade them an A. I would use them again if I needed more work done.”

“We've used them for years, so we just like the fact that they do the job. We've dealt with them for probably 20 years. Just recently, we've had them check some outlets. I'd give them an A rating.”

“We're very happy with them. They installed a generator. They were very efficient and dependable. I heard about them from asking around. We're going to give them an A.”

“Holt Electrical did a good job.”

“I like their responsiveness. They repaired a generator for me. I chose them because they'd been referred to me by a neighbor. I'd give their business an A.”

“Their work was done a long time ago. They're fine. It was fine.”

“They were on time and professional. They did an installation of an electrical panel. I'd give them an A.”

“They just wrote an estimate and did a good job. They did an installation of cable wires. They were probably recommended by my real estate agent. I would give them an A grade.”

“Holt Electrical was prompt and thorough. I had them do some outlets and check out some other electrical issues. They also did a whole-house surge suppressant. I would rate them as an A++.”

“I had a pretty serious electric problem—I had a short in my house—and the dude from Holt Electrical was able to figure it out within 30 minutes. The technical aspect of his knowledge base was outstanding. I'd absolutely give them an A.”

“They were very professional and very knowledgeable. They had to rewire and install lights, and they fixed a wire that was loose outside. We called a number of people, and we were very, very happy with Holt Electrical. Our electrician was great, and we'd recommend them wholeheartedly. They deserve an A+ grade.”

“They did a wonderful job—they always do. They rewired the electrical service to two new air conditioning units. They're A+.”

“It was fine. They changed out some light fixtures. They were on time, and everything went fine. I would give them an A.”

“Holt replaced some outside spotlights for me. They serviced me about a month ago—I had all the lights done outside. I wait until they all burn out, and then I have Holt come out, because the lights are up high and they need a tall ladder. I was satisfied with them.”

“They were installing a generator. I liked their quick response time, and I liked them getting the work done by certain deadlines and doing the job properly. I would give them an A+.”

“They've maintained our generator for four years or more. When you call them, when you have a contract with them, they're very responsive. Even when you don't have a contract with them, they're very helpful with solutions and alternative options if they cannot serve you right away. Most of the time, they can serve you right away and accommodate the schedule to your needs. They get an A from me.”

“They did a lot of different things for me last year. They do fine work, and they're competent.”

“I had a positive experience with Holt Electrical Contractors.”

“I have always had a positive experience with their company.”

“They're on time, they're reliable, and they do a good job. They've done many things for us—they've replaced light boxes, they've replaced switches, they've replaced circuits, they've put extra circuits in panels, and they've fixed outlets. I've been using their services for two years, and I've never had to call them back because something hasn't gone right. I'd grade them A.”

“We probably used them five or six times. They've done primarily generator work for me. They were on time, within estimate, and very professional. I'd give them an A.”

“They did generator work. They're punctual, and I've been very satisfied.”

“My husband was here when they came, and there were no problems. They were here to check on the generator or do an annual check-up on it—there wasn't a particular problem that we needed to have fixed. I'd say they were an A.”

“They did electrical work for me. Most recently, they've been helping me with the lights on a fountain, and they've also had to hook up some electrical outlets—the outlet outside wasn't in the right spot, so they put in electrical outlets for us. They follow up with what needs to get done, and if things aren't taken care of, they will come back and do what they need to do to get the job done. They have good people that have been with them for a while. I would give them an A.”

“They maintained our generator for ten to fifteen years. They did regular services on our generator, and they've given us good service. We used them because they initially had the generator installed. They're an A.”

“They were prompt and were here when they said they would be here. They've come over three times within the past six months to do some electrical work for us. My wife saw a plastic Christmas tree that you could put outside, so that's what they did—it was one of these plastic trees that happened to have lights on it. The neighbors liked it. When they worked on the tree, they showed up on time, and I could tell that they were experienced and knew what they were doing. They're proper and professional. I asked for recommendations from somebody who deals with contractors all the time, and they mentioned Holt, so I called—that's how I got to know them. I'd give them an A.”

“We've had a good experience with Holt. They installed lights, and they replaced lights on the front porch. They're prompt. I've had a good experience with one of their veteran workers, and I always ask for him. They tell you what you need and what the problem is, and they really follow up. One of our neighbors that recommended them. Holt gets an A- overall.”

“I didn't have a big job, but they did it fine. A ceiling fan was broken, and we had to get a new ceiling fan and install it. They gave me good advice on the old one; I said, 'What can I do with this old ceiling fan?' because it was still in good shape except that it was not reliable. His advice was, 'It wouldn't be safe.' I haven't had to call them back—I haven't had a problem at all. I'd give them an A.”

“Holt Electrical did some work last year on my generator. They were on time, they were candid, and they didn't try to oversell their services. They had been involved in the installation of the generator, and I was questioning whether to add additional connections to it; they explained to me why I would or would not want to do that and what the drawbacks were. Based on that, I did not go forward with the work. It was a good experience—they suggested things against their interest. I would have had them do the work, but they explained to me why I wouldn't want them to do it. I remember them looking at my system, and they were generally familiar with it because they put it in. They explained to me the downside of trying to get the system to do more. When they put the installation in, it was good, and the way they treat people is very good. I was very happy with them. It was an A-grade experience.”

“Holt Electrical is wonderful. They're very reliable and professional, and they know exactly what they're doing. I've never been dissatisfied with them. They've installed all kinds of electrical things—they've done electrical panels, electrical fixtures, front door lighting, and things like that. I've been very pleased with their knowledge. I'd give them an A+.”

“We had a problem in our family room, and the guy from Holt found the issue. There was a burnt wire in the wall. He fixed it, and everything has held up. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain what happened, and he had excellent cleanup. I'd definitely give him an A+.”

“We always have a good experience with Holt. They installed and maintain our generator. They're very responsive, they answer your questions thoroughly, and they're smart—A+.”

“They did good work. They came out and checked the system after the first year, which was nice. I didn't have any problems or issues with it. They did a whole-house generator system. My wife had a good feeling talking to them, and we were convinced that the product was a good one and that the generator was high quality and would last for a while. I think they get an A from us.”

“Holt did the generator, and they did a terrific job. Andy put the generator in. The guys from Holt were out here three or four times. They keep it current. There's a lot of people around the neighborhood, I would say ten to fifteen people, all have the same generator. It's very popular here. Holt has done a terrific job. They were recommended. We got them through our general contractor. They are very prestigious, and they recommended this guy. Andy was terrific. They come at all hours and fix everything. That generator has come on ten times in the two years, since I've had it when the power's gone out. It cuts on so fast that my computer doesn't even go off. I'd give an A.”

“They're great. We've used them before. I've recommended them, because we've been using them for 25 to 30 years. They installed some chandeliers in the dining room and the bedroom, and they helped us with some wiring problems that we were having in a new house that we just bought. They've been consistently giving us excellent service. They always get an A grade. The technician was great. We've used the same gentleman again now for about ten years or something like that.”

“They were very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and kind. They installed a generator. I've used the generator, and I felt very comfortable. They get an A+ grade from me.”

“I trust the work they do. They're friendly and informative when I have questions. They installed a dining room light for me, and they did one over at my daughter's house. They've fixed some other little things, put lights in the garage, and a couple other little things. My relationship with the company has been going on for five or six years. I've never had to call them back because something broke. I'd give them an A.”

“They're dependable. They've done multiple residential repairs on an old house. They've rewired several rooms that were gutted and things like that. They've installed a new electric system in our house. It was a hundred-year-old house, and it was major renovation work for an old house. I've been using them for 22 years. I'd give them an A grade.”

“They were friendly and courteous, and they seemed to do a good job technically. They had good suggestions. They upgraded the outlets for me. It was an apartment, but it was a fairly big job. My condo building recommended them. I feel like they deserve an A.”

“Their technicians knew what they were doing. They were very fair. They were knowledgeable in the areas they were working in, and they fixed what everybody else screwed up. They reconciled some issues with a panel that serviced the generator, and they also put in some lighting in another room in a cabinet, a very specific type of lighting. They're an A company. My son is looking at possibly putting in a generator, and I have told him if he's going to do it, I would recommend one person and one person only to do it, and that would be them. Having made mistakes in the past, I'm recommending them to a family member, to my son.”

“They do a good job. They're very prompt, reliable, honest, and competent. I'd give them the highest recommendation.”

“They fixed my attic fans. I liked the fact that I called them, and they were able to come out the next morning. They did a good job. I'd give them an A+.”