Root Electric
7th year as a Best Pick
certified company
Based on 460 reviews
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Verified Workers' Comp
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"At Root Electric, putting your safety first is more than our motto; it builds the foundation of our business. We apply the highest-quality components to your installations, ensuring safe and reliable operation for years to come."

William J. Root, Jr. | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Root Electric offers electrical and lighting upgrades, electrical panel and fuse box replacement, recessed lighting, security and outdoor lighting, ceiling fan installation, two-story foyer lighting, overhead electrical services, cloth-jacketed copper or aluminum wiring, and portable generators. The company specializes in updating bathrooms and kitchens without GFCI protection or adequate power for appliances.
Minimum Job
Root Electric charges a $195 minimum for service calls.
The company offers a one-year warranty on workmanship and honors manufacturers' warranties on equipment.
Company History
William J. Root, Jr., and Janice R. Root founded Root Electric in 1986. Their son William joined the company in 2005 and serves as an electrician, estimator, and customer service representative.
Areas Served
Prince William, Fairfax County, Arlington County
A selection of 460 homeowner reviews:
“Root Electric was great, and they did a good job. They did everything we asked them to do. They were prompt, they were right on time, and they were really good. It was no problem at all. They called back the next day to make sure that everything was OK. I'd give them an A.”
“I've always had a positive experience with them, and I've used them more than 20 times. I'd give my overall experience an A+.”
“They've done a couple of things for us. I'd give Root Electric an A+. They were on time and efficient. I've recommended them.”
“They're great. Root Electric went above and beyond.”
“I've used them for years, and I've had good results. This time they installed an attic fan. I'd give them an A.”
“They were outstanding in all categories. They did a great job.”
“Root Electric did a fantastic job for us. For the experience, I'll give them an A+.”
“They did good. They did excellent work. I have no complaints. I'd recommend them.”
“This was actually our second or third time using them. They do a good job, they do what we ask, and we never have any issues. I'd give my overall experience an A+.”
“I'd give them an A+.”
“I would give the experience an A+.”
“Root Electric gets an A+ from us.”
“I would give them an A+ for the overall experience.”
“I would have to give them an A+, to be honest.”
“I'd give Root Electric an A+ for the overall experience.”
“Root Electric deserves an A+.”
“I'd give the experience I had with them an A+.”
“They get an A+ from us.”
“I'd probably give them an A+.”
“I'd give Root Electric an A+ for a job well done.”
“I'd give the experience an A.”
“They're always good. I'd give them an A.”
“I had a good experience. For the experience, I'd give them an A-. There's a little seam we can still see in the ceiling, where they made holes, so that wasn't the greatest.”
“I would give them an A.”
“I'd give my overall experience an A.”
“For the experience, I'd give them an A.”
“They were really good. I'd give them an A.”
“I'd give Root Electric an A.”
“For the overall experience, I'd give them an A.”
“I'd give them an A- for the work Root Electric completed.”
“They did a great job. They were good.”
“They did a very good job.”
“Their customer service was perfect—they're an A+.”
“I'd rate them excellent for everything.”
“They showed up on time, and I was pleased with the work. They installed a light fixture on a concrete ceiling. My daughter had used them, and she referred them to me. They were excellent.”
“They were prompt, they did the job in the time frame they said they would, and they did it well. It was a fairly simple job; they replaced a circuit breaker and two light switches. I'd give them an A.”
“The put in a couple circuits for me. They were professional, and I'd rate them as excellent.”
“They installed tree pot lights, a new porch addition, and an outside outlet. Their customer service was super. I'd say they are an A.”
“Root Electric fixed some indoor electrical problems we were having. Their customer service was excellent, and I'd give them an A.”
“I think that they fixed an outlet. Their customer service was fantastic, and I'd give them an A.”
“They were great.”
“I use them all the time—they were just here a couple weeks ago.”
“I thought their workers were very good. It was everything that we had asked for. They did a good, quality job. They installed a new electrical box, they rewired a lot of circuits, and they put in new outlets. I'd give them an A.”
“They were very thorough in telling us what they would be doing in the house, so there were no surprises. They also made suggestions and told us how to ground things. They put in a new electrical box—it had to be grounded—and then they changed out a lot of the older switches so that they could accommodate LED. I'd give them an A.”
“They were professional, they showed up on time, and they were very courteous. They installed some light fixtures and repaired switches for me. I'd give them an A.”
“The guy came on relatively short notice, knew what he was doing, and did a simple repair. He didn't screw me over, which is more than I can say for a lot of people. It was just a loose wire in an electrical outlet, but it was manifesting itself as different outlets around the house that were intermittently working and then not working. It was hard to troubleshoot, but he figured it out pretty quickly and found out it was just a loose connection. I'd give them an A.”
“They did good, quality work, and they were friendly and professional. They were subcontracted by my remodeler, who hired them to do a bunch of lighting fixtures, primarily. They also had to do some rewiring to accommodate a bathroom remodel. I'd give them an A.”
“They replaced some light switches and outlets. Their customer service was great. I'd give them an A.”
“They were just very helpful. They did caulking around some windows, and it took a couple hours. I'd give them an A.”
“They did a bunch of things—they put up a ceiling fan, they did a remake of the panel, put a panel box in, and a flood light outside. It all went great—it was grade-A work. I would recommend them.”