Authentic Electrical Solutions
Family Owned and Operated License # 843420
John and Don are true pros, not only did they put up with my aging dad nagging requests. They were sweet, on time and professionally handled.
I was so comfortable in trust I left my parents to get lunch and on return they completed job well done.
Explained code, asked what the purpose of the new wiring was for so they get the right parts.
Awesome fun but professional electricians!
These guys are amazing, fast, clean and friendly! Excellent rates, on time and knowledgable. Dont wait call Authentic Electrical and get it done right.
Look no further if you need professional electrical services. I needed to have a large (4' x 5') & heavy crystal chandelier removed from a high 17' ceiling within a week. Don replied back quickly with a very reasonable estimate and was able to work with my schedule. Great communication throughout. It crossed my mind that Don may have second thoughts about taking the job once he saw it in person, but 30 minutes later the monsterous chandelier was safely removed and wires/drywall hole capped off on the ceiling. They were both very professional, efficient, clean and friendly. Answered any questions I had.
I needed an electrician to help me with a remodel of a California-type closet. Don and John did a great job of hooking up the electrical boxes and of systematically cutting the drywall.
Needed an electrician to install an LED backlit mirror in the bathroom. While the project seemed simple at first, complications arose for various reasons ... basically because a hefty and flat modern unit protested about being mounted flush on a bathroom wall. A vintage 1948 San Francisco house. Tom from Authentic Electrical Solutions devised a clever solution which involved carpentry as well as electrical skills. The outcome was neat, sturdy and good looking. Just the update my bathroom was asking for.
PS The boss is Don. He joined in toward the end of the project as two persons were eventually needed. Don did not charge for his time! The going rate for certified electricians is significant. Yet with Authentic you get real pros and nice ones too.
I contacted Authentic on a Friday after a referral from family member, for installation of the SENSE device to monitor electrical usage in the house. Don (owner) contacted me almost immediately that night and indicated that he can swing by the next morning, which would be a Saturday. I called back on late Sat afternoon and proposed Tuesday morning for a visit, but Don says he can come by Sunday morning!
Don came this morning with Nelson, who happened to have done an install of the SENSE device for another house, and it took about 25 minutes or so to complete the install for me. Afterwards, I took over and configured the SENSE device from my iOS device and everything is looking great. I have solar service for my house and installed the SENSE Solar device and now I can see realtime energy output from my solar panels via SENSE.
Don and Nelson are great. They are polite and easy to work with. It was such a pleasure. I would recommend these guys anytime!
I reached out to Authentic through Yelp on the weekend and Don got back to me Monday morning with availability to come that day or the next. My EV charger was on the fritz, and I wasn't sure if it was the fuse box or the charger itself.
Don and John showed up to my house exactly on time (how often does that happen?) and within an hour they had my charger up and running. I was mentally prepared to put out for a new charger, so was thrilled that they were able to fix my problem for the least possible cost.
After 15 years of renovations in this old house, I still haven't found an electrical company that I've been happy enough with to have back again - that's changed and Authentic Electrical is now my go-to.
Everything about working with these guys was great. We hired them to install an EV charger and CATV wiring conduit at our house. They were helpful and communicative during the design and quote phase. During the work and permit process, they explained everything clearly. The work was of high quality - sturdily built, and worked well the first time. Nice guys to boot. Would definitely work with them again.
I pinged a few electricians for my issue in order to get a quote. Don was one of the quickest to respond and in his response he shared information about a potential quick fix and when this was not enough he and his brother (Jon) came by and instructed me what to do to fix the issue - for no charge!
Awesome professional and friendly service!
Don and his team are great. They installed new pendant lights, a large crystal chandelier, and replaced 20+ light switches and bulbs throughout our new home (with hazardously high ceilings). More than being friendly and professional, I really felt like this team was caring. That, to me is very rare, especially in a city where good electricians are either too busy or just hard to come by!
If we're ever in need of electrical work again, there's no doubt in my mind about who I'll be calling. And if anybody is still in doubt about the quality of their work, just look at this chandelier!
I can't say enough great things about Don and John. They are honest, thorough, and resourceful.
They came out to give me an estimate on a job that could've been very labor intensive and expensive. They took the time to look around and problem solve. After playing out a few ideas they found a simple, cost-effective solution.
After making a quick trip to the hardware store they came back and did the job right on the spot.
Don and his crew did superb job installing new panel for the house and bringing electrical to the code - running a new main, hammering in grounding rods, replacing flex to new conduit etc etc.
Besides, Don worked with inspectors to determine scope of wiring exposure required to get sign-off on a kitchen remodel that was done by the previous owner without permits (which turned out to be minimal - phew... we really dreaded the perspective of opening walls in the kitchen, but ended up just exposing wiring thru the outlets openings), making necessary upgrades and getting that sign-off.
It was a great experience from start to end - reasonable bid (and honoring the contact when a piece of work turned out to have been overlooked), great communication - both business and small talk, flexibility on schedule, keeping the site clean and safe, coordinating with electric company and city inspectors, getting the sign-off from inspectors, and even coming back 5 months later to finish work that seemed optional originally.
Don and his guys have great personalities, know their trade very well and stand behind their work - I cannot recommend them high enough! I'm glad that I found guys I can trust with my future projects.
Don and John were great! Showed up when they said they would, diagnosed the problem within about 10 minutes, and had it fixed in not much more than that, and for a very reasonable price. These guys are now my go-to electricians.
My house lost half of its electricity a few days ago, and I called Authentic Electrical Solutions. They responded within a couple of hours, unlike others I tried which required waiting for several days or longer. Don came promptly and diagnosed the problems fairly quickly. Don is friendly, courteous, on-time and knowledgeable. He determined that the problems were due to the line coming into my house and that was the responsibility of PG&E. He told me exactly how to describe the problem to PG&E. In the meantime, he rearranged my circuit breaker connections so that I could have most of the essential services. I got PG&E to come and fix the line in the evening. Don kept in touch with me during the evening to monitor the situation. Early next morning he came promptly and return my circuit breaker to the original connections. My problems were satisfactorily solved. I was extremely happy with the service Don and Authentic Electric provided.
Don and John did a truly expert job perfectly assembling and installing new ceiling lighting for me in my kitchen. Moreover, they are responsive, prompt, and professional, and offer very reasonable pricing. I will absolutely call them again for my next electrical project.
Mike did all the work for me, and was very responsive and cooperative. I had 2x6 ceiling lights installed, 6 in two rooms. The work took a few days longer than anticipated, because it turned out that the wall switches were not for lights, but for an existing wall socket; so Mike had to run all new wires and add switches. Mike also took care of painting the ceiling where necessary, and was very conscientious about cleaning up every day. He also provided really great help with some unrelated problems that cropped up. Would rehire for more work.
I HIGHLY recommend Don for any electrical services that you may need. I found him through Thumbtack and feel lucky that he was able to resolve issues in my condo. I will absolutely hire him again.
I reached out to Don for a project that needed deep research to find the best solution to the problem and correct it with minimal re-work. He successfully executed it.
He replaced 20 LED recessed lights in my condo in San Francisco city. He ensures the work he plans to do will work with the inspectors. He made several calls to the inspection office to ask if the products he had in mind would be sufficient for the inspectors and the code.
- Very professional
- Wears contractor shoe covers to keep customer's house clean
- Listens to the customer's needs
- Very responsive with text messages, e-mails and phone calls
- Great communicator. He is reachable 24/7. He responded to me right away and provided updates on timely basis throughout the project
- Makes sure he cleans up any mess in the customer's home
- He knew my priorities and kept them in mind as he sought the solution to my problems - Very trustworthy
- Inspectors work well with him too
- Very knowledgeable about his field. He gave me some heads up regarding some risks and issues with the project before he started the work.
Don, Nick and Tom did a great job on my lighting installation, which included two new tracklights, replacing some pendant lights with can lights, putting all of those lights on fancy electrical dimmers and installing a Haiku Big Ass Fan in the living room. It was a transformative change: the place looks so much more modern now!
They were so pleasant to work with, as they showed up when they said they would and they took great care to ensure the work area was protected while they were working and then cleaned up afterward.
It has been my experience that working with small businesses is so much better than a big chain, provided the small business really cares about their work. You can rest assured that Don and crew care about their work, so I hope you'll support their businesses when you have an electrical need.
Don and Nick did an awesome job installing new lights in our kitchen and bathroom and even changed them to LED. They provide a very effective, efficient , and professional service. They are super friendly people who they know what they are doing.
Don and his crew at Authentic Electrical installed some recessed lighting for us. They were very communicative from start to finish, provided an accurate estimate up front, were flexible about scheduling on short notice, and ultimately got the job done on time. They were all really nice guys and easy to work with.