So it's time for that addition or remodel
! Maybe it's a basement, sun room, kitchen, or bathroom. Whatever the need we can help. This page is dedicated to some of the things that you should expect in the course of your project.
Bid and Estimating Phase
: When you are in the R&D phase of your project is typically when most people secure their bids. A bid should include: payment terms, detailed description of the job and any materials needed, Warranty details, expectations for site access and potential time to complete work. Cullen Electric
never asks for money up front unless there is special order merchandise needed to complete your project. That is not the case in 99% of the projects we work on.Permits
: are usually required in most jurisdictions and should be offered on any project. RUN
from any Contractor that does not want to secure or work under a Permit as this is almost a sure sign they may not be qualified to perform the work to the standards of the Authority Having Jurisdiction in your area. As of 02/2015 all of the Counties in Southwest Ohio are using the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code.
Usually the flow of construction proceeds as follows:Demo Teams
: (if applicable) will come in and rip out walls, drywall, or any other material that may need to come out to safely and effectively allow for the transition of your space from old to new.Framing
: This is normally the first phase after demo if there is no concrete or anything else that needs to be laid for flooring or foundations. Carpenters will enter and frame out any walls or ceilings as required by your plans.Rough in Electric, Plumbing, and Mechanical
: This is when your electrician comes in. All the wires, device boxes, home runs to the panels, can light setting and switch wiring is installed. This is normally the longest most difficult portion of the installation.