Kolb Electric, Inc.
6th year as a Best Pick
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Based on 319 reviews
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"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
Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George's
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.”
“They put in an attic exhaust fan, I had a fan up there already but it died. It was probably more than 30 years old. They also installed a ceiling fan on my porch and there was one more thing they did. There was one thing that I wanted them to do, when they came out and looked at it, it's work under the deck. The deck is so close to the ground that they couldn't really see under it when the guy came out initially. It turned out once that when someone was able to take a look, it was going to take more work and they would need two people. So we postponed that for a little while. They did everything that they said they were going to do. I'm satisfied with them and they cleaned up well. I would grade them an A.”
“He installed two chandeliers in the bedroom. I liked that they did what I wanted. I would grade them an A. I have already recommended them.”
“They had to mount chandelier in our foyer. They were nice, polite and did what they were supposed to. I would grade them an A.”
“I remember that they were very professional. I would grade them an A.”
“It was a positive experience.”
“I would recommend them to someone and had no complaints.”
“They worked on the ceiling fan. They were very good and solved the problem. I would grade them an A. It was pretty good.”
“I've used them multiple times and it's always been good. They helped us install the first generator and we had to run a new line for a fireplace. They did both of those jobs. They seem reputable and provide good service. I would grade them an A.”
“They've worked for me a couple of times. I believe it was installing some switch plates in the bedroom and dealing with some wiring for a ceiling fan. I would grade them an A. I thought the quality was good and timely. Their customer service was good. I liked the way I was able to answer questions.”
“I had them replace my electrical panel and install some outlets and some other general wiring. I would grade them an A. I've got no issues at all. They had to reschedule and then they were a little late.”
“They did a great job and I would recommend them.”
“One guy came, he put my light in, and he put a new socket in. I had them put a light up in my ceiling and the other guy came and changed my air conditioner plug for me. I would grade them both an A from me. I would recommend them. My sister told me to call them. They were very professional and polite.”
“It was very good. They repaired some electrical outlets in the kitchen that did not work or were not working properly. A gentleman came and fixed it. He was very personable, and seemed to do a good and efficient job. I was pleased. I would grade them an A. There has been no problem with the outlets. The work in the kitchen left a mess, I offered myself to clean it up so it was not on him. He was willing to do it. I would be very likely to recommend them.”
“I had an attic fan that needed some work. It needed a new motor or whatever. I would grade them an A. Their customer service was fine. They showed up on time.”
“I have already recommended them to a friend.”
“They are very good, I've been with them before. I would grade them an A and recommend them to a friend.”
“We had all our smoke detectors replaced. I would grade them an A. It was very good. Their quality of work was fine. They were timely when they came out.”
“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.”
“They fixed a blown fixture that had turned off the electricity for that particular fixture. They went right to it and got it done. It was a lot of fun. I liked that they went right to it immediately, figured out what was wrong, and diagnosed it and fixed it up for me. I would give them an A, particularly the guy who showed up. He was a fun-loving character.”
“Kolb Electric did work for me. We were remodeling the kitchen, and we needed some wires rerouted, so it was a pretty big job. It took all day. Rodney was very thorough and very professional. He knew what he was doing, and he spent as much time on the work as he could. He also found another electrical issue in the adjoining room that we didn't even know was a problem. He said, 'This is a fire hazard, and I'm going to fix it right now.' Rodney was great. I'd give him an A.”
“We had an outlet replaced by Kolb Electric. I liked that there were no surprises. An A is fine for them.”
“They came on time and put in some new lightbulbs in most of the house. Then, they did the water heater. I would give them an A.”
“They were good. They were courteous and did a good job. They replaced outlets and put in lights and a ceiling fan. I chose them because friends of ours had used them before. I'd grade their company an A.”
“I liked that they came right out. I've used Kolb Electric before many times, so I've dealt with them for years. They're a good company—I like them, and I've had no problems with them. They came and replaced a fuse box that had burned up. It's an A-grade company.”
“They did good work, and they were responsive, on time, and friendly. They replaced a whole light switch component that was sparking. I found them in Best Pick Reports. I think an A is fair for them.”
“My experience with Kolb Electric was amazing. The technician was top-notch from beginning to end. He was very professional, prompt, and honest, and he gave a courtesy call before he showed up. He was a really nice guy. I'd grade Kolb an A+.”
“Kolb was excellent. Everything was perfect. The person who came to my home was very respectful. I had a problem with my electrical system, and they fixed it. I would give them the highest grade—the best grade I could.”
“Kolb Electric installed light sensors in my outdoor lanterns, and everything was great. I'd rate Kolb Electric an A for the quality work they did.”
“Kolb Electric was excellent. They put in a new light fixture and changed something that was broken on the wall. It was perfect. I'd give them an A grade.”
“I would say they deserve top ratings—I didn't have any troubles. They replaced the end of an outlet. I've used Kolb in the past, and I would give them the highest grade possible.”
“The guy from Kolb Electric was on time and got the job done quickly. He showed me exactly what the problem was, and everything is holding up perfectly. I've used them in the past. They're A+.”