Electrical Contractors or electricians are often used interchangeably. There are minor differences for the normal consumer. A contractor is generally associated with large projects like new construction, commercial properties or major industrial projects.
An electrician is the person that does the work. A contractor will employ one or more electricians. However, not all electricians are contractors - they may only be employees of a company.
Firstly, you need to know electricians even come in different flavors such as Apprentice - someone just learning the trade. Additionally, a journeyman (or journeywoman) has completed a specific required amount of training/schooling plus passed different skill assessment tests. Finally, the top dog is a Master Electrician. More experience, more education, more certification tests - and more authority in the projects they can handle/supervise.
Additionally, there are linemen - which principally work outside and inside electricians, known as wiremen. Lineman are normally associated with commercial power companies or even the on-campus power generating center at a large industrial complex. This is not to say that "wiremen" or inside electricians do not work outside at all, they most certainly do.
For example, an electrician completing a remodel on a house might also add an extension to a garage or storage shed. Plus wire external outlets and lights for the house or other buildings. You would hire an electrician for your project and expect them to do all the work inside and outside as needed.
Not all electricians are contractors. Yet all contractors are electricians
Many electricians are also Electrical Contractors. The state can set requirements on the size of the projects the contractor may be authorized to work on. An electrician normally working for home owners or small businesses would unlikely bid on a million square foot factory. Nor would an Electrical Contractor who normally works multi-million dollar projects be interested in bidding your kitchen remodel work.
Electricity and electrical wiring is no casual matter.
Many people think they can watch a video online and know how to correctly and safely wire an electrical installation. And they would be wrong.
You need to be smart. You need to hire a professional. A trained, skilled and licensed expert.
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Look for Electrician in these areas of Calhoun County, Battle Creek, Springfield, Pennfield, Marshall, Homer, Athens, Albion, Urbandale, Burlington, Homer, Tekonsha and Union City. Bedford Township, Emmett Township. Calhoun County also includes, East Leroy, Waddles Park. Pine Creek Indian Reservation, Ceresco and Clarendon. Water activities available on Duck Lake, Beadle Lake, Goguac Lake plus Kalamazoo and Battle Creek River.
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