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Buzz Electric offers electrical services big and small

Mar 22, 2021 03:14PM ● By Melinda Mawdsley
Buzz Electric owner Paul Brisco points to a lit lightbulb

How many electricians does it take to change a lightbulb? Just one.

Paul Brisco tried a few customer service and retail jobs when he was younger, but nothing sparked his interest until he gave electrical work a try (pun intended).

Brisco’s been an electrician for more than 20 years. In June 2020, he opened Buzz Electric—a bold move in any year, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic. He didn’t make the decision lightly. Brisco was confident he had the experience and desire to provide the best customer service.

“I wanted to treat customers better,” Brisco said. “I wanted to open a family shop and be honest and fair to everybody. It doesn’t matter if you drive a Mercedes or don’t have a car—I want to be your friend more than for you to be my customer.”

That attitude has resulted in the loyal customers he’s had over the last 20 years, who often hand out his business card. Brisco is so committed to a family-first atmosphere, he compiled a dozen potential business names and let his three young boys choose it. Buzz Electric won, and it works.

“I have three little boys—ages 2, 5 and 7,” Brisco said. “I love being busy.”

Which is fortunate, because the need for electricians hasn’t slowed down since June. Turns out, when more and more people are spending time indoors—as was the case this past year—they notice more and more things that either need repaired or upgraded. Whether working remotely, connecting with family and friends via social media or finding new ways to make their home more entertaining or functional, people turn to Brisco.

For example, he can install outlets with USB charging ports for phones and tablets, add lighting for improved virtual work meetings and family/friend video chats, and upgrade bathroom exhaust fans to play music.

Wait, what was that last one?

“That’s a thing now,” Brisco said with a laugh.

He encouraged seniors to call for even small things like smoke detector/carbon monoxide installations or battery checks.

“If you have an older smoke detector, those batteries need to be replaced every year, but newer models have a 10-year battery,” Brisco added.

Buzz Electric even offers light bulb switch outs.

“We come in and change all bulbs to one color and make it brighter. Sometimes you need a little more light, changing the yellow to more white,” Brisco said. “It saves you going up and down a ladder.”

He can also add recess lighting, ceiling fans, quieter exhaust fans or even add real overhead lighting in older homes where none exist.

“I can do a lot with little to no drywall damage,” Brisco said.

In addition to a lengthy list of residential electrical work he’s qualified to do, Brisco does commercial work, too. He offers free quotes to all customers and often tries to connect with people within a day or two.

“I’m available and happy to help,” Brisco said.

For a free quote, call Buzz Electric at 414-2899.

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