Absolute Electric LLC
7th year as a Best Pick
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Absolute Electric LLC has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 564 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"I am passionate about and take pride in my craft. I come from a family of electricians, including my father, who works with me at Absolute Electric LLC. If you are not satisfied with our service, please contact me or my father, Cole, because our goal is your satisfaction. We look forward to serving you."

Shauwn Collins | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Absolute Electric LLC is a full-service electrical contracting company serving residential and commercial customers. The company installs electrical panels; new circuits; standby generators; ceiling, attic, and bathroom fans; smoke detectors; recessed, security, and under-cabinet lighting; outlets; switches; and dimmers. Absolute Electric also offers 24-hour emergency service. The company specializes in troubleshooting electrical problems.
Absolute Electric offers a one-year workmanship warranty on new installations.
Company History
The family-owned-and-operated company was founded by Shauwn and Catherine Collins in 2006.
Areas Served
Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Arlington

“Advised us on the various lighting installations, did a great job in every respect.”

“Excellent interaction with the tech.”

“Fantastic service every time we've needed their expertise!”

“Installed designer light fixtures with complex fittings—worked carefully and thoroughly. Also installed new outlets and gave me good advice about prolonging the life of expensive halogen bulbs.”

“Really nice technician. Very courteous and professional.”

“They installed two ceiling fans, fixed the light above my kitchen sink, replaced a fuse in my outdoor post light and installed a new light outside the garage door. They were on time, worked quickly, and completed everything that I asked them to do. They were clean and all work was nicely done.”

“Used several times. Always on time and performed the work required.”

“Absolute Electric has installed attic fans, smoke detectors, and a light detector on an outside pole lamp for me. All were done in expert fashion and according to the schedule presented by the office. They even stopped by to troubleshoot a smoke detector chirp, which was really coming from another detector (carbon monoxide) that they had not installed. This occurred on a Friday, and I was concerned about having problems over the weekend. It was handled at no charge, which I really appreciated.”

“Excellent service and very thorough. The technician took the time to explain the issue and corrected the problem.”

“The electrician team replaced a thermostatically controlled turbine fan in my room to ventilate my attic. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely competent in their work. I would very confidently call upon Absolute to perform other electrical projects at my home.”

“Very nice young man, arrived on time, and work quickly. I have not had a problem with the installations. I would use the company again.”

“Will, the electrician who arrived to install our ceiling fans, was punctual and efficient in every way. He was neat and tidy with the space, quiet in his duties, and timely with his work. I would have no reservations in recommending Absolute for a similar service.”

“We used Absolute Electric for two projects in our home. They did the installation for a chandelier in the foyer, and they removed a chandelier in the dining room and replaced it with recessed lights. Fabulous customer service, nice work, and good advice. We would use them again in a heartbeat—A+.”

“In all my dealings with Absolute I have found the staff to be professional, respectful, and helpful. The electricians arrived on time, performed the work professionally, answered all my questions, and cleaned up after completing their tasks—A+.”

“Absolute Electric's electricians are always punctual and friendly. Their services continue to impress me.”

“I needed an outside electrical outlet installed. The guy who came was friendly and on top of his game, and the outlet has functioned perfectly since.”

“Nice job, on time, did not mind me looking at what he was doing and he went out of his way to explain what he had to do and why. Overall, very nice work.”

“The electrician that came did an excellent job, and fixed the problem we had had since our contractor redid the kitchen. He also explained (understandably) other electrical questions that I had. I would definitely use them again.”

“I was selling my home and when the potential buyer inspected this home, he questioned the configuration of a circuit in the breaker box. I referred the buyer and buyer's agent to the technician from Absolute Electric, who had done the work, to respond to the buyer's question. I did not have any further involvement as Absolute took care of the questions and apparently satisfied the buyer.”

“Very pleased with their great work. Have done several projects for us. Best customer service.”

“I have used Absolute Electric several time and they always provide quality service. The office staff explains the fee and what to expect. The technicians always arrive on time. They offered me suggestions on improving electrical usage. They always clean up after themselves.”

“Absolute Electric installed a roof fan and replaced a light sensor in an outdoor pole lamp. This was the second roof fan I have gotten through Absolute Electric. The manufacturer of the new fan will be the contact for any equipment failures, not Absolute Electric. When the new fan was installed, they had to return to the shop for a longer ladder even though I told them I lived in a 3-story townhouse. The electrician installing the light sensor was very knowledgeable, helpful, and polite.”

“Very professional service. Will definitely use again.”

“Electrician installed recess lighting in kitchen and replaced some light switches. I am very happy with the work. The electrician was professional and knowledgeable. I will use them in the future for any electrical needs.”

“The most competent company I have ever worked with. Also very professional - they were able to fix problems other companies could not. Consistently high level of expertise across the company.”

“This work occurred during April, so I don't remember a lot of details, but of the three contractors we hired during April and May, the Absolute Electric team left the best impression.”

“I have used Absolute twice, the people who come to the door, are very knowledgeable and do quality work. The only downside is sometimes those who answer the phones there can be a little short with you.”

“They replaced all my smoke detectors. It's a very honest company with top-notch customer service.”

“They installed a roof fan. It was fast and a job well done—no problems after the job was completed.”

“They installed the following: a dryer outlet with wiring through the walls, a ceiling kitchen light fixture, a ceiling bathroom fan, and a surge protector. They also replaced electrical switches. It was positive. The technician was very knowledgeable and experienced. He also allowed me to watch him complete the work.”

“They installed oven and microwave connections, brought outlets up to code, installed recessed lighting, and removed ceiling fans and replaced them with light fixtures. Positive—they were on time, professional, and polite. The manager followed up with scheduling confirmation and satisfaction calls. Excellent workmanship.”

“They replaced my smoke detector and broken switch plates. The service gentleman was professional, pleasant, and informational. He worked in a timely way and left behind no mess.”

“They fixed everything that needed to be fixed in order for my fourth floor to cool correctly. They took their time to figure out what was wrong, and they didn't treat me as if I didn't know what I was talking about.”

“They moved two ceiling fans. The man was very kind. We had to try several different solutions, and he didn't stop until I was happy.”

“There were aging electrical fixtures in my basement and they were shorting out. The technician fixed them and showed me that one of the fixtures was controlled by a reset button on a circuit breaker outlet. He also recommended and installed a whole-house surge protector, which solved the problem of the plethora of surge protectors we are accumulating. The tech was very polite, knowledgeable, and businesslike, and he finished his work in about 90 minutes. It was positive.”

“They fixed some electrical issues we had in and outside and installed new recessed lighting 20 feet high with switches. The guys were very professional and knowledgeable.”

“They installed recessed lighting in my home office or study. It was easy to setup an appointment, up front reasonable flat-fee pricing, prompt and professional, great work, and no hidden costs. I plan to use them again.”

“They replaced smoke alarms, reviewed my home electric systems, and addressed all concerns.”

“We had a very simple problem with a dimmer switch that I could have fixed myself, but since I am petrified about working with anything electric, I decided to have someone who knows what they are doing work on it. The electrician was a professional and did exactly what you would want a professional to do.”

“They installed pendant lights over my range in my kitchen island, replaced several light fixtures, and changed where the switches were to be used. They installed a mini chandelier with fan fixture and remote. They replaced the outside light on porch with fans, upgraded the light switch from three to five gang in bathroom and installed three additional lights, and moved three mini chandeliers. They were great. They came when they said they would, and they stayed until they finished. They were polite, careful, and cleaned up everything.”

“I used Absolute Electric on two occasions, the first time to fix two malfunctioning multi-use light switches and install a new ceiling fixture. The second time was to install a light witch and outlet in a remodeled bathroom. They also installed a whole-house surge protection system. During both visits, the personnel were friendly and professional, explained the work they were doing, and kept the work sites neat and clean. They did quality work and exceeded my expectations.”

“They installed a hanging light in our two-story foyer, a chandelier in the dining room, and a ceiling fan with lights in the sunroom. Every part of this was positive. The office staff person who gave me an estimate over the phone was knowledgeable and pleasant. The two installers knew what they were doing, did not waste any time, and answered my questions. They were friendly, did an excellent job, and were a pleasure to work with.”

“They came out to service an outdoor light post which was not working. They have very good employees.”

“They installed GFCI outlets in my home and replaced dead outlets on the exterior and interior of the home. The very knowledgeable service tech explained everything to me throughout the process—he was patient and answered all my questions.”

“They performed a complete overhaul of my electrical service and installed numerous new outlets and wiring. The service reps were polite, took care to cover their shoes, and worked very hard to complete the job as required.”

“They performed a variety of miscellaneous electrical jobs—installed a light and switch, relocated cable, and install powered for my TV. They did what they said they would do for the price quoted.”

“They installed a chandelier in a two-and-a-half-story foyer. Very professional—they arrived on time and were extremely competent with the task, and they were polite and personable.”

“They fixed and replaced an overhead light. The work was completed as expected.”

“Absolute Electric performed a 'heavy up' on our house. They removed the old electrical panel, replaced the one with two, bringing us to 400-amp service. Then they rewired the whole house to the new panels, labeled them, and tested them to make sure they worked properly. They also installed three exterior receptacles in our backyard. They were professional, knowledgeable about the work that needed to be done, and completed it in a timely manner. When we had a problem with one of the breakers, they returned to troubleshoot the problem. They were not able to determine the cause, so the replaced the breaker in case it had gone bad, which seems to have fixed the problem.”

“What I particularly liked was that there were things I thought of after they arrived that were not part of what I initially requested, and the individual was happy to do whatever I needed them to do. It was my first time using them. The electrician was excellent. There was one job they couldn't do because I didn't have all of the electronic pieces I needed, but he wrote down exactly what I needed, so that helped when I went shopping. So far, so good—everything's holding up.”

“He knew what he was talking about, and he was extremely helpful. It was really nice and easy. I've only used them once, but if I need something again, I'd use them again. The job took half an hour or 45 minutes—they were just stringing up some lights. It looks fine today. It does exactly what I wanted it to.”

“We had them redo our circuit breaker because we had an old tube and bulb circuit breaker. We wanted to modernize it and get it up to current code with switches. Overall, the work was very good. I think Robert was the electrician, and I think he is very skilled at what he does. They get an A—they're very professional. They also put a surge protector on our house. They are very responsive; I called him a couple of different times several months after the project to ask him some questions about the wiring of our house because it's a little bit over 150 years old. Robert was very good.”

“Absolute Electric did some wiring for some outlets. They're a good company. Their response, their ability to do the job, and their explanations made the experience positive. They were very good—we've actually used them again.”

“I was satisfied with their service. They were the ones I called to troubleshoot a problem, and then they did something else. It took one hour and 45 minutes. The customer service was good.”

“The main guy that I used from Absolute Electric is a super nice and helpful guy. He explained everything that was going on, and there were no surprises. One time, the light in the addition to my house went out, and nothing was working in the bathroom. I called them, and she talked me through the troubleshooting before she even came out. They're always really easy to schedule with on the phone, too.”

“I wasn't sure what I needed, but Absolute knew exactly what to do. I had a receptacle that quit working, and they were on the scene pretty quickly. The whole experience was outstanding.”

“It was my first time using Absolute Electric, and the technician was excellent—he was happy to do whatever I needed done.”

“Absolute Electric came on time, they were extremely professional, and they knew their stuff inside and out. They were very careful with safety; a couple of things were discovered that were no longer up to code, and they helped me remedy that.”

“We started using Absolute a few years back. The main technician I use is really nice. They've done a ceiling fan, an attic fan, and a circuit breaker. We had a bad storm a year ago; they were spot-on and told me exactly what was going on. They're really helpful on the phone, and they're really easy to schedule with.”

“We have an electric company that we really like called Absolute Electric. I really like the fact that they are not high-pressure salespeople. They come in, they fix what you wanted fixed, and they answer your questions. I think that it's important that the men who come in and fix things in your home are not making you feel pressured or uncomfortable, and they definitely didn't do that at all, which is why we like them. They communicated to me in a respectful manner, and they were able to explain things to in laymen's terms. I would give them an A+ grade.”

“They sent Robert, I think, the guy who had done work in my house before. He was very amiable, got the work done fast, and did a good job. So far, I've only used them twice in the last six months. I'm probably going to be seeing them in about another month or so. I'm having a bit more work done in one of my rooms, and naturally, those guys were the first ones I called. I'd give them an A+ grade. Thus far, they've done two jobs for me. I've had no problems at all, it has given me great peace of mind, and it still works perfectly to this day, so they get an A+ from me.”

“They were in and out pretty quick—they took care of everything. I have no problems. They fixed a broken recess light. The quality of the work was good. It was one light. It was in a 20-foot high ceiling, and I didn't have any way to get to it myself, so they came in, it was two guys with a big ladder, and they got it taken care of. I would use the company again. I'd give them an A+.”

“They came when they were supposed to, did what they said they would do, and it cost what they said it would. They did bonding of a gas line. I'd give them an A+. They did excellent work.”

“The technician arrived when he said he would. He was quick, proficient, and friendly, and he gave me advice on some other electrical subjects that I ran by him. This was my first time using them. They replaced a ballast in a kitchen florescent light. I'd give them the highest score possible, an A+.”

“The technician was professional and got the problem resolved and taken care of. He installed an entire new electrical box for the house. The quality of the work was excellent. I chose this company over others, and I'll give them an A.”

“The gentleman that came fixed everything and arrived on time. When you ask somebody to help with stuff and they fix it, that's a positive experience. I would recommend them and give them an A+.”

“The guy was very professional and very clean, and he came up with an innovative solution to a problem we had. He put in some lights. We couldn't go through the ceiling, but he was able to fidget through the wall, so he didn't have to punch holes in the ceiling for us. Everything worked out to my satisfaction. I was very satisfied. I would give them an A+.”

“They were very professional, and they showed up when they said they would. They explained the work that they were going to do—the work met with what they said they were going to do. It met the inspection without any problems, so I would say they were basically hassle-free. They replaced our electrical panel. We did an upgrade from a 150-amp to a 200-amp. I would give them an A+.”

“They did exactly what I asked to be done and did a very quality job. They fixed the generator on my house. This was not my first time using their service. I have been using them for six months. They were very respectful of my home when they serviced me. I'd give them an A+. I would recommend them. They're very customer-oriented.”

“They did very well. They actually were very professional. I had an extreme circumstance where I had a vaulted ceiling, but they got the job done, so I'm happy. They put up a ceiling fan for me on a two-story vaulted ceiling. I got their name and number from a neighbor who actually also used them. They're the type of company I would consider using again. I would give them an A-, because it took a while to figure out what parts we needed to get.”

“They were on time, they were really quick about their service, and they were done early. Even though they have an hourly charge, they offered to do some extra stuff besides the job I needed them for. They installed a fixture and repaired the electrical lines that had gotten messed up. I would give them an A+.”

“Everything was good. I liked pretty much everything about their service. They did some electrical work. I think it was a little bit of everything. They were able to do everything in a timely fashion. As far as I can remember, they did everything according to the estimate. This was my first time using them. They are the type of company I would use again. I've used them a few times. The guy had a good attitude. I'd give them probably an A+. I had no problems whatsoever.”

“I would say the gentleman was nice and friendly—he was prompt, and he did good service. I think we had a chandelier electrical problem, and he fixed it right away. This was the first time I used Absolute Electric. I'd give them an A+.”

“I like their effort. They come out right away, and their work is great. They've done tons of stuff for us, because we do over a hundred homes a month, so they've done a lot of electric work. They've done wiring, they've done meters, and they've done boxes. They've done it all. It was a referral from a friend. They are an A+.”

“They were straight up, they were honest, and they quoted a price and did good quality work. They added some lights throughout the house, and I bought them from them. It was recessed lights for the house. Actually, I chose them through Best Pick Reports—that's actually how I found them. They get an A+.”

“They were very good at keeping me informed with everything they were doing as they went along. I had a generator installed. They were able to do it in a timely fashion. They were very respectful of my home and surroundings. I did a little bit of groundwork to find them. I'd give them an A+. I would recommend them.”

“They were efficient. They were timely. He was very informative about exactly what he was doing at the time he was doing it, and all in all, it was a fairly quick and easy experience that worked out well. They replaced a light fixture in an overhang that also entailed replacing a switch in the wall. I believe it was through Best Pick Reports that I found out about their service. It was the first time I used Best Pick Reports, and with Absolute Electric, it was my first experience with them. They are the type of company I would use again. I'd give them A+.”

“I was absolutely satisfied with the work they did. They tried really hard and were able to solve the problem that was pretty hard to solve. They had to do a lot of digging and going through the house, and they were able to solve a problem that was pretty difficult. I had a circuit that wasn't working, we couldn't figure out why, and they were able to determine why. Everything is working well. I'd give it an A+.”

“They were on time. They were clean, and they didn't make a big mess. They were pretty much done on time, as well. They installed a fan. A lot of people that I called couldn't come out because of the height, but I believe I spoke with someone at Absolute Electric, and she was very helpful in getting me an appointment the very next day, I believe. They were really quick. I would definitely use this company again. I'd give them A+.”

“The owner came out to do the estimate, and he was very thorough. His estimate was on point and didn't end up being more than we expected. The workers who came did a very good job. They cleaned up well after themselves. We were very happy with the work. This is my first time using this company. I would absolutely use this company again. They installed pot lights on the whole lower level, removed the old fluorescent lights, and put in pot lights. They also exchanged some exterior outlets to the more current ones. I had one outlet that had burned out in the bathroom, and they replaced that. The bulk of the work was the recessed lighting in the basement. I'd give them an A+.”

“They put a fan in my attic. They were professional and to the point. This is my first time using this company. I would use this company again. I'd give them an A+.”

“I liked their demeanor and their friendliness, and they gave me ideas, because I was having a new plug put in the garage. They showed me different options and that kind of thing. The communication made it a simple process. Since they completed the work, everything has been fine. I would absolutely use this company again. I was very happy with them. I'm a real estate agent, and if I have a client that needs electrical work, I'll be glad to refer them. I'd give them an A+.”

“The electrician talked us through what he wanted to do in advance on one of our questions and just really made us feel comfortable with what he was working on. They moved a couple of outlets for us as well as added an outlet in our kitchen. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were very prompt, they arrived when they said they would, and they did quality work. It was easy to schedule with them. This is my first time using this company. They replaced a couple of faulty electrical plugs, and they have been working properly since the work was done. I'd give them an A+.”

“I wasn't here when they did it, but everything turned out fine. My wife was home. As far as I know, the technician was thorough, courteous, and very helpful. I would grade them as an A+, I guess.”

“It was very good. They did a very nice job. They were on time, they cleaned up after themselves, and they took time to explain what was going on. I would absolutely recommend their service. I would say probably that they are an A+.”

“They were timely, and they knew what they were doing. They fixed a circuit breaker. Everything has held up fine. In the future, if needed, I would use them again. I'd give them an A+.”

“Absolute Electric was superior, excellent, great, perfect, and wonderful. They did everything they said they were going to do, they were on time, they fixed everything, and they were great. I would recommend them to anybody. I'd give them an A—they are excellent.”

“Absolute Electric was wonderful. They're very prompt. He arrived at exactly the time that we had set. Then, he explained everything. We were having a problem with a fuse. He explained what was wrong, what had happened, and why the switch wasn't working. It was very good—perfect. They're an A+.”

“I had an outstanding experience with Absolute Electric. The electrician was prompt, educational, and very pleasant. They put in some new light switches and helped move a cable for the range. The quality of the work was excellent—A+.”

“Absolute Electric actually installed some wiring and the ceiling fans. I was absolutely satisfied with their service. I did not have the actual wiring—they had to go in the ceiling, do the wiring, and install the fans we had bought. I was extremely satisfied with their installation process. They did a fabulous job. Tim was wonderful and had a good working relationship with his assistant or other employee. They cleaned up after themselves. Actually, I called them again, and they sent somebody out to install an attic fan. I would definitely give them an A+.”

“They installed four ceiling fans, and we had excellent service. They were professional, courteous, and done on time. We were very pleased. I would grade them an A+.”

“They installed about twenty-five dimmer switches, and then they also installed two chandeliers. They did it on two separate calls. I was absolutely satisfied with that installation, and the cleanup was perfect. They took care of everything. I would absolutely tell them friends or neighbors to use them. I give them an A+.”

“The experience was outstanding. They were really good. It was a young gentleman who came out, and he was very professional, very clear, and explained each step of what he was doing. Any questions I had, he answered. It was just an all-around good experience, considering I had to install something I wasn't planning on installing. I would use them again in a heartbeat. They were so amazing—I would definitely grade them an A+.”

“They installed an attic fan for us. It was my first time using Absolute Electric, and I would use them again. They were amazing. I give them an A+.”

“I think they put in a subpanel in my barn. I had a small problem with it, and they came right out to fix it. They did a good job. If I have any electrical issues in the future, I would use Absolute Electric. It was my first time using them. It was excellent, and I would give them an A+.”

“They did antique lights. They were very skilled workers, and the quality of work was excellent. They were very polite and professional, and they had a challenging job. They finished the work in a reasonable amount of time. Everything's held up very well. I would give them an A+.”

“Absolute Electric was excellent. They put in a new electrical box and a full-house surge protection box. They were on time, clean, efficient, and did a great job with the electrical box. When the inspector came in, he knew the guy who had done it as soon as he looked at the box, and he said his work is always great. I would give them an A+.”

“Absolute Electric did a good job. They get an A+. They wired a battery backup system for a sump pump. That was my first time using them. The worker that came out was exceptional—very nice and personable.”

“I think Absolute Electric installed a new light in front of my house. The quality of the work that was done was excellent, and I would definitely use them again. I'd give them an A+. I was pleased.”