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Brilliant Electric

Granite Hills, California

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Brilliant Electric

Granite Hills, California

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M
21 June 2019

Brilliant Electric has done work for me several times now at my home in Santee.  I am always amazed at how friendly and professional they are with their work.  Everything done top notch.  Problems troubleshooted, easy jobs kept easy, difficult jobs worked through and done excellently.  They have done indoor work with outlets, lighting, and extensions, some on high vaulted ceilings, and over difficult to move objects.  They treat my house as if it is their own not only with the way they do their work, but how they protect things and clean up.  They have also performed outdoor work for me: extending/adding outlets, adding lighting, and trouble shooting problems.  I highly recommend Brilliant Electric - for any  electrical work. More...

R
11 May 2019

Alfredo is very professional and courteous. He was very meticulous in trouble shooting our problem. This was my second time using Brilliant electric. I highly recommend them.

A
28 March 2019

Courteous ,efficient, thorough. ...'Brilliant' work , is right! !!

L
28 March 2019

We were in desperate need of getting an electrical piece of equipment repaired... Other companies said I could drop it off and they would get to it with in a week or so. That doesn't really work when you need the equipment on a daily basis! Alfredo not only took care or the equipment he was very patient and thorough with the piece. It turned out to be something different than what I brought it in for but he took the time to fix it right on the spot!
Thank you so much for your kind help when we really needed it! We will definitely be using BRILLIANT for our electrical needs!
Laurie
Steele Plumbing, Inc
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L
6 March 2019

Aptly named, they are simply brilliant! Last week I had Alfredo and his crew to my home for the third time. On each occasion it's been for something trickier and more delicate than the last time--knocking through plaster walls without leaving a trace, cutting into expensive hardwood paneling without a splinter, putting lights where no one ever thought to do so, etc. This time they electrified a new built-in bookcase with strip LED lights above the shelves and discreet spotlights to show off the painting I can't yet afford to buy but will one day! The company's work is meticulous and reasonably priced. I recommend them with enthusiasm. More...

F
24 February 2019

Alfredo, from Brilliant Electric, came to our house today to fix an electrical problem. We received a quote up front which was nice. Alfredo was amazing. Very professional and knowledgable. He told us everything he was doing to try to find the problem. It was not an easy fix, but Alfredo found the problem and fixed it. My husband and I were delighted with the service and would definitely contact them again and refer them to friends and family. Thank you Alfredo and Brilliant Electric. More...

D
8 January 2019

They came out the same day I called. They were nice, knowledgeable, told me up front the prices and to me, honest about different options. I would and will call Brilliant again. More...

J
7 January 2019

I have used them twice. Once to replace a ceiling fan with a pendant light and the installation of track lighting. The latter was installed in a very high stairwell. They did an excellent job on both of the projects. Recommend without hesitation. More...

C
12 December 2018

I have had the pleasure of having brilliant electric work for me and my family on several occasions now. They have gone beyond the call of duty and have done an outstanding job! !!! All the guys are respectful and honest hard workers. They truly put their clients interest first. I would highly recommend this company to anyone seeking electrical work. More...

J
8 November 2018

Best Electricians Around! Honest, On Time, Quality Work and always exceeds my expecatations.  I have had them to my home many times to install recessed receptacles, new receptacles up high for security cameras, Nest Thermostat, Nest Hello (Doorbell), and Nest Protect Smoke & CO2 Detector.  Plus they came out to help troubleshoot new issues, from the builder, and provide solutions and repairs.  Alfredo and crew are amazing and I will always call them back for my next project. More...

S
9 September 2018

These guys seriously are awesome! We ordered a double oven from another company and were told they could install it no problem. Well, when they showed up with the double oven, it was quite the contrary. They told us it would be impossible to install a double oven where we wanted one. So, we had a double oven sitting in our kitchen that we thought we'd never be able to use.  Well...Brilliant Electric to the rescue! They installed it and we've used it a few times now and no problems whatsoever. And the customer service was great!  I would recommend them to all my friends! More...

B
8 June 2018

It was clear that Alfredo cares about quality and customer satisfaction. After I had called several other companies with no success on getting set up with an electrician. He was able to not only fit me in on a Friday afternoon but made it work around my schedule from picking up my kid from school. Alfredo was precise when trouble shooting my breaker panel, found the problem, fixed the problem and also spotted/prevented a possible future mishap. On top of all of this awesomeness, he worked with me on the pricing. He's a really good guy and will continue to have my business. Thanks for helping us out Alfredo. More...

P
8 June 2018

Great work!

S
25 May 2018

I can't say enough great things about Brilliant Electric, especially in regards to Chris, Alfredo and Alfonso. First the company called me back with in minutes of me calling them to see how they can help. I let them know the issue we were having of losing electricity to part of our house. Chris did a great job trouble shooting with me and giving me some ideas. The company went above and beyond by following up the next day. When I had no luck, he said he could have a crew out in a few hours. Alfredo and Alfonso showed up in less than two hours and we're both professional and respectful. Not only were they able to trouble shoot, but they were able to fix our issue and clean up prior to leaving even thought the job went into the evening. It was great having honest electricians who were focused on a quality job and educating me on the issue.  Brilliant Electric has my future business and I would strongly recommend them for any any electrical work in your home. More...

N
25 May 2018

Alfredo was very professional. He fit me into his schedule as quickly as possible. He gave me options with prices and offered the least invasive option. I would recommend him with no reservation. He left the job as clean as he found it. GREAT JOB! More...

K
25 May 2018

Mr. Carreno was timely and his work was excellent. Very satisfied!
I highly recommend him.

S
25 May 2018

Can't say enough how much I am truly happy and relieved!!! I was in a time crunch and needed to get work done the team was super knowledgeable and polite! !!! I will never go.to anyone else for my electrical TRUST ME you won't be disappointed!!! More...

S
13 April 2018

We contact Brilliant Electric to give our stove top it's on electrical line- called Monday they came Tuesday to give a quote and work was done Thursday-these guys are great they even did a few things we found after the quote would use them again

T
23 March 2018

Brilliant Electric did an outstanding job on an installation of a new Nest Hello doorbell for us. To say the least, the two gentlemen were professional, informational and courteous and did the job in a timely manner. I would recommend Brilliant Electric to any of my friends and family. More...

J
14 February 2018

Their availability was quick and flexible, while not an emergency I needed it done asap.Had Alfredo come out to troubleshoot loss of power in a section of my home. He worked hard and efficiently, took longer than expected but I greatly appreciate the effort made and time spent. It paid off as he was able to resolve the issue completely and explained well as he went along.Great job and knowledgeable. I would recommend this company as Alfredo went above and beyond to complete it before he left, as well as having a good attitude and patience throughout. Which is very important for any service.Price was very reasonable, and transparent. More...

C
22 January 2018

First off my disclaimer - I despise yelp. Seriously, I go by word of mouth since Yelp went to s#i! years ago. I am writing this review because I truly feel that this company deserves recognition no matter what medium you use. If you are like me, I cannot stand bigger companies that dominate the field and overcharge. Brilliant Electric is one of those smaller businesses that really goes the extra mile to ensure you are happy and properly taken care of. Alfredo has progressed through the ranks as an electrician and can do the "real electrical work" that a lot of others cannot or will change you ridiculous rates. Alfredo is fairly priced and excellent service. My story: had flickering lights and I was able to troubleshoot it down to being one circuit. I determined it was not a circuit breaker and could not find any loose connections. I finally had to break down and get an electrician out since the flickering was getting worse. Called Alfredo and he was pretty busy, but he asked about the problem and asked if he could swing by late afternoon/early evening - of course I asked if it cost more and he said "my rates are the same since you are accommodating me due to my schedule" - really? That is service! Him and another guy showed up and worked 3 hours on this problem and I can tell you it was not an easy find. It was a very simple fix but had to be troubleshot properly to ensure it was the problem. He even fixed another connection close by so that does not become a problem later. He stayed longer and did more than he needed to but he still charged me the quoted rate because he is a professional and cares!! He has won me as customer moving forward as I have other work I need done this summer. More...

L
16 January 2018

I called Brilliant Electric this morning regarding an issue with an outlet in our garage. I spoke with Chris who was friendly and thorough in his gathering of information. He offered to call me later in the day to schedule a time to have a tech come out. As promised, he called and made arrangements for someone to come this afternoon. Alfredo was our tech and he was great: courteous, thorough and competent. He did a great job of explaining exactly what our issue was, and he was clear on the costs involved with our different repair options. I would definitely use them again! More...

D
7 October 2017

great service from the office staff/sarah to the tech JD.. on time, looked at the job, told me it could be done and completed the job. . thanks for turning what had been a crappy issue with the appliance company into a professional job More...

P
13 September 2017

Brilliant Electric did a great job in my home in Tierrasanta.  I wanted four ceiling fans with lights installed in the bedrooms and family room.  I also had an outlet installed in the bathroom for a bidet.  Alfredo and Luis did a great job.  They arrived promptly, worked quickly but carefully and kept the work area clean.  They cleaned up after themselves and asked me questions when there were options.  Drywall patching was kept to a minimum, which I appreciated very much.  These guys are pros and I wouldn't hesitate to hire them for future electrical projects! More...

S
30 June 2017

My husband and I are so glad we went with Brilliant Electric to fix our flickering lights issues. (Thanks Yelp reviewers) Alfredo did an outstanding job on getting to the bottom of our flickering lights problems! (Ended up being the light bulbs and fixture issue) after figuring out the problems he went out of his way to go buy a new fixture for us as well as getting the light bulbs replacements. He came back with Jose and did a fantastic job with installing the new fixture plus light bulbs in our gym room at no additional cost. Oh did I mention we ended up paying less than the amount that was quoted over the phone? These guys are very professional and honest and get the job done! We highly recommend them and will def use them again and again in the future. More...

C
14 June 2017

Brilliant Electricians are the best. Alfredo and His team had done a great job. They're reasonable,  they're honest, and up front with pricing. They got the job done. We're very pleased with the their service. Highly recommended Brilliant Electricians. Thanks  Chris and his team of expert help us address our electrical Sauceda family More...

M
25 May 2017

Alfredo at Brilliant Electric was professional, on time, and very efficient. He would not stop until my complicated light fixture was installed perfectly. My home was left clean without a spec of dust. I highly recommend his service. More...

M
9 March 2017

Alfredo at Brilliant Electric was professional, on time, courteous and very efficient. He wouldn't stop until my complicated light fixture was installed perfectly. He left my home spotless. I would recommend this company to the pickiest of customers. More...

D
4 February 2017

There is a wide range of quality when it comes to electricians. You certainly want someone who knows their stuff. You also want someone who charges a reasonable fee. But, it also helps if they are personable and friendly. That's what you get when you choose this electrician. They handle most any job - big or small, will do the job correctly, keep prices fair, all while being friendly and conversational. I really highly recommend them for any of your electrical needs. More...

J
24 January 2017

I've had Alfredo out a couple times now to do some work for me.  Most recently, he and his assistant installed a 240V outlet for an electric vehicle charger.  They did a very high quality job making sure I was happy with the location and finish.  They also were meticulous in cleaning up after themselves, leaving the work area cleaner than when they started.  Alfredo and Brilliant Electric are highly recommended! More...

G
30 November 2016

OUTSTANDING JOB!  Returned my call right away. Showed on time.  A new room heater I had recently purchased knocked the power down in a whole circuit at my home.  They troubleshoot the circuit, meaning had to go up the attic and over every socket on the walls connected to the same circuit to find the lose connection.  They quickly found the problem which turned out to be in a box on the ceiling. The box was hidden from sight because it was patched like the rest of the ceiling. Whomever did the remodeled on the den decided to cover the electric box which is against code and also used the wrong nut to tie too many cables and as a consequence it melted the connector.  The electricians from Brilliant Electric pointed out the mistakes that were done and put everything back to code.They were very thorough and clean. They covered the entire room to protect it from the dust during the removal of the ceiling's drywall covering the electric box and put everything back together.  Before they left, they checked the breaker was appropriate for the load including the load of the new heater I had just purchased. I was very impressed by their attention to detail.Very friendly and professional. I have no hesitation recommending them and will call them again next time I need a GOOD electrician. More...

S
26 September 2016

I used Home Advisors to find someone to fix a simple light switch. Only one company replied - Green Electric. He fixed the switch in just a few minutes for $120. Then he told me that my electric panel was dangerous and needed to be replaced immediately. I said I would get a second opinion and called Brilliant Electric after reading their Yelp reviews. Alfredo said he would be out Monday afternoon and showed up exactly when he said he would. After examining my electric panel, he and his assistant, Alex, said it does not need replacing. He showed me in detail how it was functioning and even cleaned it up and put some kind of lubricant on parts. They spent at least one half an hour doing this and refused to take any money. I insisted they take at least gas money, and Alfredo said to give it to Alex. I so appreciate their honesty and would definitely call them when I do need some work done. I'm so glad I did not hire Green to do any work. More...

C
7 September 2016

I cannot brag enough about Brilliant Electric!!! Alfredo and Alex are my heroes!!! Professional, knowledgeable, courteous and HONEST! !!! I've had 6 electricians come to my home to figure out the mystery of my circuit breakers and I've been told every story from the house needs a complete rewiring ($3,800) to replacing outlets to nothing is wrong with the breakers! Finding Alfredo and Alex  was my lucky day! Two circuit breakers later, all is perfect for a great price. Don't waste your time with anyone else - these two electricians will get the job done right.  Do yourself a HUGE favor and call Alfredo and Alex, they're AWESOME!!!ChrisAlpine More...

D
6 September 2016

When you look for any type of service provider, you never know what you're going to get based on reviews. They're usually all over the place. This one seemed to have a lot of 5 stars so I went with them. I am so happy I did. They were professional, friendly, fast and very knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who needs electrical work done, and plan to use them again if the time comes. More...

P
28 July 2016

It's hard trusting electricians these days.. If you are looking for someone you can trust this is the guy. Alfredo! Our AC fuse box had been broken for a few weeks. I called Brilliant Electrician and Alfredo answered the phone. He was very polite. I told him what was wrong and he gave me an estimate. But said he won't know until he sees the box and offered a free diagnosis. He was really busy but made sure to come out the same day to work on it. He was on time. After looking at the fuse box he was honest with me and told me how much it was going to cost to fix it. I appreciated his honesty since in the past I have had experiences when the electricians will start on the job and in the end give me a huge bill and kind of forcing me into paying. Not Alfredo, he was honest and straight forward with everything. He out bid the price of most electrician companies in the area by lot. One company  said the diagnosis alone would be $150 plus extra $150/hr which I thought it was ridiculous. Anyway back to Alfredo, he finished the job under 2hrs and even purchased a water bottle for me from Home Depot. Being in the service industry myself I understand that customer service in the #1 major key to any business and Alfredo did just that. He was professional, polite and knowledgeable. I even learned a few thing from him. I trust him so much now that I will not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to my friends. I barley leave reviews but his service was so above and beyond I had to leave him one. Trust me you will be happy. Do not hesitate to give him a call. Thank you Alfredo and Brilliant Electric ! More...

D
9 March 2016

Excellent work.  Great communication and fantastic service.  If you need some electrical work done,  you need to call brilliant!

A
19 December 2015

Alfredo and the other gentleman did a great job! I contacted Brilliant via the website link and he got right back to me on the phone. Alfredo put an estimate together and was able to set an appt to do the work very quickly. His estimate was fair and a lot lower than the other electricians quoted me. He is very professional, friendly, and has a "can do" attitude. The work that was done was installing can lighting, fan installation, adding an outdoor outlet, and installing a motion detector light. I highly recommend Brilliant Electric. More...

M
19 December 2015

A MILLION STARS for Brilliant Electric! I had these fellows install a porch light and am delighted with the entire experience. They were as pleasant as they were competent, quick and professional. There was a complication with the fixture I chose and Alex volunteered to take it back to the store and exchange it for me just to save me the hassle of having to do that myself. I really appreciated that. Hats off to Alex! He was more than willing to go the extra mile. . They were great to work with, very efficient and the price was quite reasonable. I will only use them from now on for my electrical needs. Highly recommended! More...

M
18 December 2015

Called the Brilliant Electric because of their reviews! These guys are great! We called them in the morning around 11a and Sam (really nice and professional) showed up around 3p. There was a misunderstanding with the bill we received but after talking to Alfredo he was nice enough to fix the issue right away! Really happy with the service -we will definitely use their service again! More...

K
15 December 2015

Alfredo and his crew did an amazing job installing new electrical boxes for my pendant lights.  I  wanted the job done asap and they was able to come out same day to look at the job and give me a quote.  His crew came back the very next morning and did the job flawlessly in no time! We now have our go-to electrician and would recommend Brilliant Electric to our family and friends! More...

J
7 August 2015

Where to start? Well first and foremost Alfredo and Jose did a stellar job of removing my existing panel, mast and sub-panel and installing a new 200 Amp service. My project started when a large delivery truck from a national "home improvement" store hit my wires and pulled them down as well as bending the service mast. I called Brilliant Electric after checking the reviews and their State License. Alfredo was quick to assess the situation and provided a written cost competitive quote. We would remove the 100 Amp panel, sub-panel and service mast and install a new standard 200 Amp panel and service mast. This required a lot of coordination with SDG&E and we were low priority to SDG&E as there were many Solar Companies vying for time slots. Patience and persistence paid off and we managed a slot about 4 weeks after the damage had occurred vice the quoted 6 or 7 week wait. Alfredo handled all of the coordination and paperwork and arrived early on the first scheduled day. Because power was to be shut off, they made sure to provide temporary service to the refrigerator. Nice! The skills, knowledge and workmanship that Alfredo and Jose provided made the long wait well worth it. It is abundantly clear that they take pride in their work and do not do a rush job. They took time to carefully assess at each stage of dismantlement and new installation, and even patched the holes in the stucco better than any carpenter could do. Several neighbors watched this evolution over the next few days and were so impressed with the work they came over to ask Alfredo and Jose for business cards.As with any high quality and in demand business, time seems to be the only thing they are short on. So Alfredo worked from 7:00am to 9:00pm on the first day, and was here until 8:00pm on the second day. All to ensure everything was installed perfectly and the new panel circuits were fully documented to each and every switch and outlet in the house.That level of dedication and pride is hard to find these days, I will be calling Brilliant Electric for all of my future electrical needs. I am a customer for life now. Five Stars is more than well earned. More...

A
30 July 2015

Had a minor electrical issue. They were able to come out the SAME day and get r done for the minimum $85 fee....HAPPY CUSTOMER!!

J
10 July 2015

I chose Brilliant Electric to come install two new fixtures for ceiling fans in my home.  This was definitely a small job compared to some of the jobs described in the other reviews, but I definitely didn't feel like they treated me any differently.  Alfredo was great in setting up the appointment, detailing all the work that would be required and providing a cost breakdown for each portion.On the day of the install, Jose and Alex showed up promptly, went over some last minute details (switch and fixture placement, etc.) and then got to work.  The crew put down dropcloths and set up drop cloth screens to keep drywall chunks and dust from getting all over the place, which was great.  In the end, they did great a job and they left the house as clean as when they arrived.  Very satisfied with the service and their prices. More...

J
5 May 2015

More electrical work to be done and five more stars for Brilliant Electric! Prompt, professional, positive, proficient, and brilliant service! They ran electrical lines to new outside wall and installed lighting for seven posts. They ran an electrical line to a new range (which is dual gas/electric). I have more electrical work, which I'll schedule with Alfredo and his outstanding team. More...

S
27 April 2015

I had Alfredo and his crew come to my house after several stellar recommendations from friends I trust.  It turns out that this trust is well founded.  He installed lights above my bathroom vanity which required moving the location of the wiring, re-drywalling and painting.  They accomplished this in a professional manner and a timely way.  It is obvious that they take pride in their work. I will having them do more work for me. More...

H
20 March 2015

This is not a scotch tape job.  These guys know what they are doing.  Professional Premiere  Custom Service, once you see the before and after you'll definitely be impressed.  The best part is they'll go out, survey the job, and give you a complimentary estimate.  Our office needed to have a lot of electrical work done, Brilliant Electric took the time to even point out and recommended to upgrade from a phone line to CAT5/6 Ethernet, if we are thinking of using VOIP for our business.  We've never had an electrician ever ask us about phone lines/VOIP before.  After the works is done, the guys patched all the drywall cutouts they did as well as texturing the walls so I can have the office ready for the painters.Like I said Brilliant Electric is a premiere company not just patch and go kind of work.   You'll get what you pay for and much much more.  Since they are local, if anything is needed after the job is done, they guarantee their work, and will send a tech out.Thanks Brilliant Electric :) More...

A
22 February 2015

I highly recommend Brilliant Electric and fully support this local business owner. They did such a great job!! I was in need of an energy efficient plug for my eco-friendly dryer but naturally my 1950's North Park home did not have such a thing. I read Brillant Electrics reviews on Yelp and they had a killer deal so I contacted Alfredo last December. Life got super busy for me and sadly we had to cancel and reschedule our appointment over five times over the course of the past three months but Alfredo made sure to work with us and was kind through the process - something that's hard to find in the home service industry. He and his crew were on time, worked quickly, cleanly and efficiently and were done well ahead of schedule. And, since I'm the nosey kind, his crew even showed me how they did the job, like which wire goes where and such so I can speak intelligently about it in the future :) Thank you for working with my crazy schedule and I will definitely recommend you to those who are in need of electrically work! More...

A
11 February 2015

Alfredo got my bathroom light/fan/heater installed on time and had several suggestions on how to save money while still being safe and adhering to building codes.  He also gave me advice on a "side job" that I actually completed myself the same day.  Top notch. More...

D
7 December 2014

Outstanding service! Alfredo was awesome. Here way my situation: It was the day before my housewarming party and I was fixing up some last minute things before the big day. I decided it would be a good idea to change out a few electrical outlets - in hindsight, NOT a very good idea the day before I will have over 30 guests in my home.  I was changing the last outlet in the bathroom and hit a snag. I couldn't get the light to come on. I frantically called a bunch of electricians and finally got through to Alfredo. It was too short of notice to get someone out to my house, but Alfredo walked me through the process over the phone! We figured out a wire was broken and that took care of it. No charge, no complaints about walking me through the whole process, just great customer service. If I ever need an electrician he'll be the first that I will call!! More...

J
5 December 2014

We needed several outlets updated in our house and Brilliant Electric did a great job. Alfredo, Oscar, and Jose were very professional and courteous. They showed up on time at the initial estimate and the day work started. Our house was built in the '40's, so they were very thorough in figuring out what needed to to go where. I have confidence that the job was done right and will recommend them to family and friends. More...

S
2 December 2014

I got bids from four different companies and Brilliant was by far the best - almost half of some of the others!  Alfredo was very concerned about aesthetics and suggested some things that others neglected and made the 220 installation much more attractive, all at no extra cost.  His guys, Jose and Caesar, were on time and a pleasure to work with.  They were neat, polite and completed the project on time.  Later, when we encountered a problem, they came back and helped us get it corrected even though it was not their fault!   All I can say is I will use them again and recommend them to anyone who needs electrical work at a fair price! More...

M
8 November 2014

Wow! Stellar customer service! Situation: It's a Saturday and I'm having trouble with my dishwasher not turning on.  I called Brilliant and they said they only have emergency service at $300. BUT! They said if that was too much they could help me out over the phone (FOR FREE!). They cheerfully and without complaint or attitude spent over 15 minutes on the phone diagnosing the problem. Result: I was able to fix the problem. But more importantly the time they took to help me fix the issue shows how great the folks who work here are and how they genuinely care about helping you out. More...

E
3 October 2014

When we sold our house and had a home inspection done, we needed to replace a few GFIs for the new owner.  We had limited time, and wanted it done right.  So I called Brilliant Electric.  They sent a guy fast, he was a pro and quickly took care of the problem.  Best of all, no price gouging.  They were fast and fair!  Rare in this day and age.If I still lived in the area, these guys would be my go-to electricians 100% of the time. More...

C
26 September 2014

I'm in escrow on my home and needed some electrical work done on my home to pass inspection. I called Brilliant Electric and they sent someone over in a couple of hours. Jose was super friendly and professional and he got the work done quickly. He was very thorough and even did extra work that I didn't request. Thank you for making my life easier! More...

A
19 September 2014

Alfredo and his crew were awesome. I needed some electrical work in my bathroom and I found Brilliant Electric through Yelp. Filled out the contact form and they got back to me the same day and came out the day after. His guy came out and the work was done in about 30 minutes with no issues whatsoever. I highly recommend them. More...

J
16 September 2014

My circuit breaker tripped tried to reset it myself but failed miserably. Hopped on yelp and found Brilliant Electric,  Alfredo is very professional even came over to see what the problem was free of charge. He was very informational and actually taught me a couple of things incase it happened again. I  would absolutely recommended Brilliant Electric to friends and family. More...

T
22 August 2014

Alfredo and his guys were AWESOME!  I needed a few things done in my house in regards to some electrical work.  I actually tried to get in touch with a past company I had used before but they were delayed in responding so I thought I would give Brilliant Electric a try.  I am glad I did!  I called Alfredo and set up an estimate for the following day.  He came by, right on time, surveyed my job and gave me a quote to do the work.  I needed 2 ceiling fans replaced and a few outlets fixed up.  We set up an appointment for a few days later.  It turned out that they actually could get it done sooner than expected so that was a score in my book.Alfredo sent out Cesar and Jose.  I thought I recognized Cesar when he came up to the door but I didn't say anything.  A little bit later, he mentioned to me that my house looked familiar.  Turns out that he actually installed a vent fan and did some other electrical work for me in the past with a different company.  Small world.  Anyways...... The guys installed my ceiling fans and got my outlets hooked up.  They didn't waste any time, did a FANTASTIC job and were cool guys too.  We shot the shit about a whole bunch of things while they were working.They respond quick, do great work, are really friendly plus have great rates!  That is everything you want in an electrician!  I will definitely be using them again if I need any more electrical needs! More...

S
15 August 2014

Alfredo is very professional and very knowledgeable. We had a bad circuit on a part of house around night time and he still came at night. He's very helpful and gave us some tips on preventing short circuit. I would recommend them to everyone who read this review and all to my friends. Especially for those who looking for honest and very helpful electrician. Choose them. More...

B
7 August 2014

I needed a doorbell replaced in my rental property. The day prior I bought a new doorbell and other items I thought I would need to replace it but as it turned out I wasn't in the mood to do it once I got to the property. I called brilliant and spoke with Alfredo. He quoted me a price and set a appt for noon the following day. At noonish (ran a little late because they were busy at another job) Caesar was at my house and hooked up the doorbell with professionalism and I was a happy customer...tenants as well. I will keep this business in my phone for any other electrical needs that are out if my handyman range. Highly recommended! More...

B
30 May 2014

I called Alfredo on a Friday afternoon to get a quote on some work I needed done. He called me back quickly and after I told him what I needed done he gave me a rough quote over the phone and told me that he would be out on Monday morning to look at the work to give me an accurate quote. While I was talking to him on the phone he said that if I was to use him that he could have his guys come out on Monday afternoon to do the work. Monday morning came and Alfredo showed up and looked at the work and gave me his price. I agreed to his price and he was on his way. No sooner then he left his workers showed up and started the work and they did so very professionally. When they were done with the work. We asked them how much extra it would be to put a light that they had taken down in one of the bedrooms to install a ceiling fan in the hallway. His workers said they would have call Alfredo to ask. When the did he said to just throw it in for free. When everything was done and we got the bill it was actually lower than the original quote. If you have some electric work that needs to be done and are looking for someone to do it I strongly suggest you go with Brilliant Electric. Just me you won't be sorry. More...

B
21 May 2014

Excellent work and will hire again if I need their help.  Home inspection during my buy of a condo found the subpanel to not be up to code.  Alfredo replaced the subpanel and noted that the GFIs in the master bathroom were not working because one of the circuits had been overloaded and saw signs of scorching and smoke.  He had to cut through the ceiling to rewire to the bedroom.  Work was clean and excellent job buttoning up the knock outs.  Fixed code issues and possible fire hazards for extremely reasonable cost. More...

B
1 May 2014

We needed to run electrical out to a new jacuzzi and Alfredo came out, gave us a free estimate with a complete breakdown of the cost. We set a date and he came out and took care of business. They did a lot of work and all of it was quality workmanship! He pays a lot of attention to the aesthetics and we couldn't be happier with the end result!! He will definitely get my repeat business!!Side note: He does outstanding concrete repair too!!! Had to give him some props there!! More...

V
21 March 2014

Alfredo is extremely honest and very trustworthy.  I originally wanted to go underground but the project was twice as much and filled with tons of red tape.  But Alfredo still got the ball rolling for me knowing my budget and time line would make this project close to impossible.  Once I realized I no longer wanted to go that route, he told me the only money I lost was for the SDG&E permits.  I didn't have to pay for any of his time spent on the project!  How often does that happen?! I work as a property manager and know what contractors try to do to get as much money as possible without putting in the work.  He made sure all permits were pulled and contacted me every step of the way.  If you are looking for a fair price and a good job, Alfredo and Brilliant Electric are the guys for you!  My mid century modern  project thanks Alfredo, too! More...

S
22 January 2014

Alfredo has done a variety of electrical jobs for me over the last few years, including all of the rewiring and installation of fixtures, switches, and outlets for a garage to bedroom conversion.  He is very competent, pleasant, reliable, and professional.  His fees are extremely reasonable and competitive, and much less than what many electrical contractors charge.  Once of his associates snaked and installed a new receptacle yesterday and did a first class job for a very reasonable  price.   I highly recommend Alfredo and Brilliant Electric. More...

T
20 January 2014

I called Brilliant Electric to ask if they could replace a porch light fixture and Alfredo was very friendly and gave me a preliminary quote but also informed me they might be able to just fix the fixture that wasn't working and save me the cost of a new fixture. A very nice young man, Jose, came out the next day and took care of the problem, charges were very reasonable, less than I would have expected. I will call them again if I need more electrical work. More...

L
3 June 2013

Alreado is the best! We have had him out twice to do two separate jobs for us. He knows his stuff and does great work. I would highly recommend Brilliant Electric!!

F
1 March 2013

I was doing my own kitchen remodel with cabinets from IKEA but new electrical outlets for lights and dishwasher were beyond me. I called Brilliant Electric and they came out, made some good suggestions that I had not thought about and got to work the next day. The work done was first class and they kept the job-site clean which was important since we are living in the house. The price was fair and I would call them back for any future electrical work. More...

J
5 June 2012

Alfredo provided me clean and fast electrical outlet installation and management of wires for my wall-mounted tv and soundbar - and at a fair price too. He and his assistant were polite and respectful while in our home and cleaned up nicely after the work was finished. I will add that it is a little difficult to pin Alfredo down, but if you're persistent enough to secure his services, you won't be dissapointed. More...

G
23 December 2011

Wow!!! What a great job, well and completely done and completed at a fair andreasonable price. Can you asked for more? Alfredo impressed me with his knowledge, efficiency and the ability to get the job done as promised. I tend to ask back contractors who do an outstanding job. Brilliant Electric will be on my preferred list for many years to come. As an added bonus, Alfredo was pleasant and courteous from the minute he walked in the door until he left!  I would recommend  him without hesitation!t More...

K
20 September 2011

We went with Brilliant Electric because of the great reviews on yelp.  THEY WERE RIGHT!!  Alfredo is the best!  I called him early this morning because we had sparks coming out of an electrical outlet.  Alfredo rearranged his schedule to come (within 45 minutes) and fix our problem.  He was so kind, professional, and went above and beyond to check the codes of our wires, and breaker boxes.  He didn't have to do it,  but he did.  He also suggested some things we can do to make our house safer, because we have aluminum wires.  His prices were extremely reasonable, and he even gave me 10% off because I "liked" him on facebook.  I'd recommend him to anyone, and will use only him for all our future electrician needs! More...

K
11 July 2011

This is my first review on Yelp.  I found Brilliant Electric on Yelp and called Alfredo.  I found him to be very knowledgeable about my ancient Pushmatic breaker box and he even told me where to get a new circuit breaker for a great price.  He showed up on time, was polite and a great conversationalist.  Being a proud longtime resident of El Cajon, I am happy to support one of our own local homegrown boys.  And you can't beat the price.  Don't even think twice about calling him.  Just do it. You won't be disappointed. More...

R
2 January 2011

Alfredo is FANTASTIC!!! On New Years Eve our home had an electrical problem. All we knew was that the power went out and we smelt smoke! After contacting our landlord, we immediately contacted Alfredo. This would be his second job for us but we felt a little apprehensive calling him on a holiday. Nevertheless, he returned all call and came out in the morning to fix it. With family in town and children everywhere Alfredo was very professional weaving through the traffic to successfully and efficiently repair our electrical problem. He even checked our electric heater to ensure we're using it safely! Over the years we have used several different electricians with mostly poor results. But I am very confident that we have found a great electrician whom will continue to receive our business. It's very rare to find honest and respectful proprietors who exhibit the quality and proficiency of Alfredo Carreno. I recommend Mr. Carreno and Brilliant Electric to all who need electrical service. More...

D
17 November 2010

Found brilliant through a friend. The recommendation turned out to be a great one. Good clean work and on time. Was very good in explaining our options and never strayed from the true price, or tried to put add on's. Would recommend him to anyone.

B
16 September 2010

Well i thought i posted this a few weeks backs...Similar type story.  I googled el cajon electrician.  Read the yelp review and called Alfredo.  He spoke to me on ring two.  I told him what i did and he said Ill be there Tuesday(it was Friday).  He met my father and my dad said he was great.  He trouble fixed what I did wrong replaced a part that I didnt have,at cost, and was very professional.  This is my first place and I have an electrician for life.  I recommended him to a friend and he showed up 8pm on a Friday night and fixed her problem...awesome. More...

A
8 September 2010

Alfredo was a big help and fixed the broken ceiling fan that we had no idea how to repair. He spent quite awhile trouble shooting the problems, and "undoing" my handywork. He was also very polite and professional. I have hired two other  Electric contractors and he was the best by far. I would definitely reccomnend him. More...

D
30 July 2010

I have been a bad yelper and have not posted a review for a long time.  Alfredo's great service has brought me out of the weeds to start reviewing again.  This review is long overdue...I found Brilliant Electric here on yelp and our fellow yelpers did not steer us in the wrong direction.  Alfredo gave us an estimate over the phone that was very reasonable.  His work was impeccable.  He did not rush the job and he had great attention to detail.  I was very impressed with the finished project.  I would highly recommend Brilliant Electric for any electrical work you may need done. More...

D
19 June 2010

Owner Alfredo Carreno is fast friendly and reliable. He arrived on time and quickly diagnosed a problem with my circuit breaker. I was very happy with his service and I'll use him  again for any future electric work. Highly recommended. More...

A
4 May 2010

Great customer service here!  I found Alfredo and Brilliant on good ol' yelp and again my fellow yelpers didn't let me down.  I needed someone to put in 2 lights and a ceiling fan all from our tall vaulted ceilings.  He put in the lights beautifully and made sure they were even centered thru the windows outside.  The ceiling fan box was quite old and needed a new one and then some drywall repair would be needed around the area.  Alfredo ran out and got the parts and came back and finished the job all in one day.  Even though my carpet is crap, he still took the care to put down proper drop cloths and put his ladded on the lawn.  Great pricing and we will have him back out soon to help with our whole house fan. More...

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