Kolb Electric, Inc.
6th year as a Best Pick
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Based on 323 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
Loudoun County, Prince William, Fairfax County, Arlington County
A selection of 323 homeowner reviews:
“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 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.”
“Working with Kolb Electric was a wonderful experience. The electrician who worked in my house was one of the best I've ever used. He was knowledgeable and very friendly, he knew what he was doing, he cleaned up after himself, and he was in and out really quickly—there were absolutely no issues. He added a light fixture where there wasn't one before.”
“They installed a ceiling fan and a switch, and I'd give them an A+. The technician was incredibly professional. He was very neat, clean, and quick, and he made it a pleasant experience.”
“Kolb Electric was wonderful. I'm going to call them again. They were very good. They did some ceiling fans and outdoor lighting, and they fixed a couple outlets. The customer service was great.”
“Kolb Electric ran outlets for me. They were on time and professional, and they figured out a solution. They earned an A+.”
“It was fabulous. He came in and got the work done quickly. He said it was very easy. He had to figure out the cause of the short, take it off, figure out how to fix it, and then fix it. It was phenomenal, A+ work.”
“They were very courteous, they seemed to be very knowledgeable, and he found the problem in just minutes. We had electricity out in the front of my house, and he found a burned wire in one of the wall sockets. It was the first time I used them. I'd tell others that these guys were very good and very reasonable. My son works for the power company and he said whenever they had any dealings with them, they're excellent. I would give them an A+.”
“It was very, very good. They are very professional. They came and did the work they needed to do without bothering the rest of the house, and they got it done and were gone. So far, today I haven't had any trouble with what they installed in my house. They were excellent—they were plus and beyond. From the start, when they came to do the estimate, the gentleman that answered the phone was very pleasant and very clear. He did what he said. The people that came were pleasant, on time, and were happy to stay and get it done. We were very happy.”
“They were on time, they were extremely helpful, they did a great job, and they cleaned up after themselves. I needed a ceiling fan, a bathroom fan, and some light switches replaced. I've used them before, and I liked their services. I'd rate them at the top of the scale.”
“They were wonderful. They're a wonderful company. He did what I needed him to do—there was no hassle about it, and it was a great job. I had some outlets that needed to be replaced. He did what I asked him to do, and it was very good work. I'd give him an A—he was very good.”
“They're excellent. They put in a new outlet. The technicians were helpful, and I would recommend them. I had used them before in the past, and I'd rate them as an A+.”
“They did an excellent job, and they came very quickly. There was some water in our backyard outlets, and all three were going off at the same time. They fixed it, and it has been fine since. I'd rate them as an A.”
“They were very nice. I had some fans installed in a porch, and I was very pleased. The workers were fine—they spoke English and the cleanup was good. I would definitely give them an A+—I was very pleased with them.”
“They were fine. It was my first time using the company, and they fixed a plug for me. They're an A+, and I'd tell other homeowners that they're fine.”
“I thought that they were very good. The guy that came out did everything I asked him to, he was very friendly, he did the work well, and it is still working great. It was my first time using them. They arrived on time and completed the work on schedule. I'd give them an A+. I was very pleased with them, and I would use them in the future, if I need more electrical work.”
“I had a washer and dryer delivered and during delivery, they broke the outlet and it had to be replaced. That particular company couldn't do it, so I had to get a different company, Kolb Electric, to do it. It was all taken care of fine. An A+ is what I would give them.”
“They're friendly and knowledgeable service people. They fixed some fixtures that were broken, and they installed a couple of new fixtures and a couple of new outlets. I would say they deserve an A+.”
“The gentleman arrived and came on time exactly when he said he would—he even called ahead. He knew exactly what the problem was, he explained it to us, he showed us the remedy, and he fixed it. My wife had some questions about installing another fixture, and he gave us some alternatives, giving us help when calling the people to get the work done. I think we found them from that blue and white book—Best Pick Reports. We had wiring problems with the headlights over our fireplace, which was caused by a shorted wire. They deserve an A+.”
“It was a very positive experience. The technician came out to install a ceiling fan. It works great. I'd give them an A+. Everything went really, really well.”
“They checked an outlet, replaced an outlet on my back deck to bring it up to code, and did some work on my track lighting. It was very good quality work. He was very efficient, and I'd give them an A+.”
“They came and did the microwave. The job was setting up an electrical outlet for my microwave. It's been great, no problems. The worker was great—he showed up on time and was professional. I'd rate them as an A+.”
“They were competent, and they were prompt.”
“They were very polite and on time, and they did a good job. We had an outlet problem—one of our fuses. It was safe and secure work—A+.”
“They were very professional, they were fast, they weren't in the way, and they did a really good job. They got in, and they got out. They replaced an attic fan. It's been good—everything's fine now. The workers were very courteous and very professional—A+.”
“It was fine. I had a situation with the dryer—a small electrical fire with the dryer. I would use them again and recommend them to others. I found out about them in the Best Pick Reports. They were very considerate of their surroundings, so I'd say they deserve an A+.”
“You schedule an appointment, they show up on time, and the electrician fixes the problem. He was very professional. He fixed an electrical outlet that was broken. I would use them for more work, and I would recommend them to others—I would give them an A+.”
“I liked that they did the job and were helpful. They removed the breaker panel and reinstalled it. It's been good since. The workers were good. They're an A+.”