Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Electrician

It’s important to choose an experienced electrician to provide service to your business. A good professional will make sure that your workplace is safe for you, your employees and your customers. They can also recommend the best solutions for reducing your energy consumption and lowering utility costs. 

Read on to find out what you should look for in a commercial electrician. 

Experience, Insurance & Licensing

Keep in mind that commercial electrical systems are unique and complex. Before hiring an electrician, make sure to ask about their experience and knowledge and find out if they’re properly licensed and insured. Hiring a licensed, insured electrician means you won’t be held liable for accidents, injuries and damages if something goes wrong on the job. You’ll also be covered if the contractor isn’t able to finish the project. 

Good Communication & Teamwork

Commercial electrical work usually requires several different professionals working together toward a common goal. For the best outcome, choose electrical contractors who are able to communicate effectively and work well with other professionals. Don’t forget to observe your prospective electrician’s communication and teamwork skills during your appointment or interview. 


The workplace environment is constantly changing, meaning electricians need creativity and resourcefulness when it comes to handling unexpected problems. It’s not enough to have basic electrical skills: good electricians are tenacious, creative, versatile and resourceful. These professionals are inventive enough to quickly think of a solution and fix the problem as soon as possible. They can also focus on the task at hand without getting distracted by other tasks being done around them. 

Bailey & Shipp Electric is one of the area’s best commercial electrical contractors. You can count on our experienced team for all your commercial electrical needs. We specialize in lighting design and installation, fire alarms, ground-up builds,and more. Call us at (410) 457-3507 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment or service call. We serve clients in Washington, DC, and Virginia, VA. 

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