Kolb Electric, Inc.
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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 Paul Kolb and Richard Kolb Jr.
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
Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Arlington

“Kolb Electric's promptness and ability to fix the problem made it outstanding. They did electric work. I'd give them the highest rating. I assume everything was fine.”

“They showed up on time. They did the work. They cleaned up. They did a good job. We've used them twice. They were fine. The work they did was put in ceiling fans, connected them up and all through the attic and they also rewired some stuff in the kitchen where we were having a problem. They did a great job at the time. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would highly recommend them.”

“He was polite. He was courteous and he got the job done. The neighbor and I share some kind of thing and it fell down and my neighbor wouldn't do anything. It came out of his house, but when it stuck to the wall it was both. Another company wouldn't do it so he reattached it and took down an antennae that fell from someone else's property onto mine and no one else would touch it. I'm satisfied, very much so. Their customer service was good, very good. I'd give them an A rating. They were all excellent. He came when he said and he did the job. I think I would go with them before another company. I'd recommend them.”

“I didn't complain. I'd have to look back through what happened. If I used them, and I didn't report anything wrong. It might have been a ceiling fan installation. They did a great job. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a great job. They fixed the outside light and they fixed the inside light. Everything is great. I'd give them an A on everything.”

“Any experience I've had with electrical workers has been a positive one. I never had any problems. I don't remember the specifics of what they did, but it was fine. I'd give them an A. I would be very likely to recommend them.”

“I wasn't actually there when they did the work. My husband was. This was quite a while ago. I can't recall what they came in for. I can't remember. I would recommend them, and I did have a positive experience.”

“It was a good experience. I just remember they did a good job. It was overall electric work, just general stuff. It was positive.”

“It was done in no time. It was something really simple that we needed done. They just put in another socket. I'd give them an A grade overall.”

“Kolb Electric was very professional. They were very knowledgeable on the subject. I added a bathroom in my basement and they did the lighting. They did the wiring to my bath fan and did the circuiting for it, and it had a light with it as well. And then they added an optional receptacle. Everything is working up to my standards. I would give them an A rating overall. I would definitely recommend them.”

“The fellow they sent was very nice. He was pretty neat in doing his work. He put in some pot lights and had to cut several holes in the ceiling and he was pretty neat, where the droppings fell. He cleaned up after himself. He was just generally a very admirable guy. I'd give them an A overall, absolutely. I have no complaints about the quality of work and customer service at all; everything looks good.”

“The gentleman that came out was professional. He took his time. We had a problem with one of the fixtures, but he did as much as he could and explained what we had to do just to finish up the job. We had purchased a fixture and the covering was cracked, so he installed the electrical part and we just had to go back to the store and exchange the cover. Everything met my expectations and standards. Overall, I'd give them an A.”

“They just got the job done when I wanted. I don't remember exactly what the job was. I think they hung up lines for me to hang my TV. It worked out good. I'd give them an A overall.”

“They worked for me twice. They actually took care of my kitchen light that was not working and replaced it, and he was in and out and very businesslike. Everything is working up to my standards now. I'd give them an A rating overall because we used the company before when we moved, and they moved a wire for the chandelier, so that's why we stuck with them.”

“We had a ceiling fan installed a while back. Everything's fine. Customer service was fine. Everything was fine. We were satisfied with the work. I'd give them an A. We would recommend them.”

“There was an exceptional way they did their work. They were kind and considerate. I've had so much work done, I can't say exactly what they did. We had a flood in the house and we had a lot of people in here. I would grade them an A overall. They did excellent work. I had no problems with them. They were very kind and got about their business. They did exceptionally well. No issues at all. They did a great job.”

“They're great. I forgot the guy's name but he's really nice and super cool. He came right when he said he would come. He was great. I think he replaced a filter in the unit outside, but I'm not sure.”

“The technician was knowledgeable and accommodating, and I haven't had any problems with the work he did so far. It's been a couple, three months back. They actually installed additional lighting on some stairs, they repaired a fixture on the exterior and they fixed a faulty outlet on the interior that was causing several other outlets to fail. They rectified the problem and actually did some enhancements for me. I'd give them and A+ overall. Customer service was excellent.”

“Kolb Electric on time and got done what needed to get done. They replaced a chandelier and fixed another light that we actually had removed. I'd give them an overall A+ rating.”

“There was a light fixture in the ceiling that had never had a light put in it and when we put a light up, the switch wasn't activating or whatever. So, they came out and wired something so the switch actually turned the light on. It was easy. They came out pretty quickly and did their job and was gone within 45 minutes. I'd give them an A+ overall. I'd recommend them.”

“They were on time, prompt, did professional work, very courteous, and enjoyed working with them. They've done a number of things, but they've hung fans for me, they've changed out a box for me, they've done several things. We'll give them an A+ overall. That's saying something for an electrician.”

“I had no issues with them. They put in some lights. They were on time. That's something I appreciate. I appreciate someone not wasting my time. I'd give them an A grade overall.”

“I think it was good as far as I can recall. They did their business, they finished, they went home, and were neat. I don't remember—It was general electric work.”

“I think Kolb Electric replaced a smoke alarm, it was having some issues. They showed up right when they were supposed to for the appointment. They were pretty efficient and pleasant to work with. I'd give them an A overall.”

“In general, I thought it was acceptable. I had a fluorescent fixture were the ballast needed to be replaced. So, that was unclear because when you turn it on, it doesn't turn on. Is it the bulb? The ballast? By trying various bulbs, I came to the view it must be the ballast. And I don't have the capacity myself to replace the ballast. And they came and did quite a commendable job. Replaced it. It's been working fine since. I would give them an A grade, overall. The quality of work was very good. I thought customer service was fine. I thought it was well done. They showed up when they should and did the work well.”

“Kolb Electric was very responsive. I remembered they came in and there was a small problem with the light, and I thought that we'd have to go purchase a new part but the guy was able to figure it out and fix it so I didn't have to go buy any parts. So, he set expectations, met them and exceeded them. I'd give them an A overall. They were good.”

“We have no problem with them. There was nothing bad. This is the first time we were using Kolb Electric. I'd give them an A overall. They fixed the wire with no problem. I spoke only with one person because I called and the guy came and it was quick. No complaints. I don't really know if he was on time. He knew what to do because I showed him where the problem was and he found the problem right away, so I'm guessing he knows what he's doing.”

“What didn't they do? They've done a couple things for me. They've done the fans in my room, wiring it, and they've also done my microwave. I liked that it was done. The workers were good. They were an A overall. They were quick. They were helpful. They let me know what my options were which never usually happens. They're very helpful. I would use them again.”

“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.”

“They were fantastic. Kolb took down a ceiling fan and put up a chandelier. They also put up light fixtures and smoke detectors. The technician did a fabulous job, and I could not have been happier—he was great. I would not use anyone else for electrical work other than Kolb. I would definitely give them an A+.”

“Those guys are great. I was having some problems with the electrical panel, and the guy that came out walked me through everything that needed to be done. He made a couple of adjustments, and everything has been fine. A+ across the board.”

“Everything was great. They installed ceiling fans. It was clean and efficient, and everything was great. Everything works fine. I would give them an A+.”

“I had a positive experience with Kolb. The work was great, and it was done well. Overall, I was very pleased. It was A+.”

“I got a new fuse box and then a new fuse in the fuse box for the microwave and stuff. The guy was great, he was very professional, and he did a good job. Everything's working. A+.”

“My electrical box had been pulled away from my house. They were very polite, professional, and friendly. They deserve an A+.”

“I needed fans installed, they installed the fans, and now everything's good. They did their job. I'll give them an A+ for everything. They arrived on time, they did the work on time, it looks good, and the stuff works. I'd recommend them.”

“We had to remove an existing chandelier. They were very professional, they showed up on time, and they did really good work. It's an A grade from me.”

“I think it was a repair. It was fine. I'd give them an A.”

“Everything is fine.”

“Kolb did some outside work. I liked the repairman. He was very nice. I'd give him an A.”

“We had a positive experience. They had to install a weatherproof cover over the exterior outlets, and I felt very satisfied with their work. They deserve an A. I was really happy with the experience.”

“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.”

“The work was fine. They did the work well and didn't need to be chased; he understood what he needed to do. They adjusted some circuits in the house and ran some new wires. They were competent, did well, and were very professional. It was excellent.”

“I liked that they did the work. They ran outlets for me. They were on time and professional, and they figured out a solution. I would give Kolb Electric an A+.”

“They came out and installed a roof fan. They were very good. They did what they said they would do, and they came in on schedule when they said they were going to come. The guy was very courteous; it was just one person that came in, and he did the work very quickly and cleaned up. The price was what they said it would be. It all worked out well, and I'd recommend them. I would use them again. I'd rate them as an A+.”

“They did what they were supposed to do. I haven't had any problems, and they were on time and nice to deal with. They repaired a light fixture and put in some new switches. I've used Kolb Electric before. They're definitely an A.”

“We had a good experience with the electricians that helped us with the electrical work. We had a light out. Everything was fine—they were in and out and got the job done. It was an A.”

“Whatever it was that they did was a fine job, and we didn't have a problem.”

“We were very pleased. We had a sump pump put in, and somebody had to do some electric work that needed to be done. Kolb Electric gets an A—it was fine.”

“They were prompt and on time, and they seemed knowledgeable. There was an outlet that was not working, and they troubleshot it, diagnosed it, and fixed it in a very short amount of time.”

“They were professional. My wife had no problems with their displays and technique. They were quick and expedient, and they even showed up when they said they would. I believe they replaced part of our air conditioning unit. I would give them an A.”

“Kolb Electric installed a ceiling fan. They kept their appointments. They were courteous, they did a good job, and they accomplished the task I needed them to.”

“Everybody, from when I was in the store to the technicians who came out, was very professional and very helpful. They showed me what they were going to do, and we talked about it. They changed out our lighting under the counter. It was excellent—no complaints.”

“They were on time, they were really helpful, and they got the job done fairly quickly. They hung a light fixture. Their customer service was pretty good. I would give them an A.”

“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.”