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Sep
22
2017

Highlight your home with outdoor lighting

Adding outdoor lighting to your home can create a dramatic effect, highlighting your home’s features and landscaping as well as providing additional security. Dave Vanderbleek from Tri-City Electric,...

May
08
2017

Apprenticeship Program

The LightingtheQCA.com Apprenticeship Program combines 8,000 hours of on-the-job and classroom training designed to prepare all participants for a career as a skilled, certified craftsman. Working...

Apr
05
2017

Be Proactive Before You Buy!

Hire a home inspector

 A home inspector will be able to look over aspects of a home includes electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems. No area of the home is safe from the inspector, and...

Dec
28
2016

Generating power: How to choose the right generator for your home

Whether you want to be prepared for an emergency power outage or are looking to dial up the quality of a backyard party, portable generators are a great, inexpensive investment. To help narrow down...

Nov
14
2016

Winter Electrical Safety

With the onset of winter weather, it’s time to make sure your home is electrically safe for the upcoming months. Do you tend to use a space heater or electric blanket during the winter months to keep...

Nov
14
2016

Holiday Lighting SafetyTips

Will you be one of the more than 86 percent of Americans to decorate your home for the holiday season? If so, make sure you follow some safety tips to avoid the biggest holiday decorating risks—fires...

Feb
16
2016

Common Electrical Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations

There are a handful of common electrical wiring mistakes and code violations that your home could be affected by. These four tips can help you make sure your home is up to code, and help you to pass...

Feb
16
2016

Commercial Panel Upgrades

Is it time to upgrade your commercial electrical panel? A fully functioning and operating commercial panel is important for keeping your home safe from electrical fire as well as keeping your...

Dec
28
2015

Winterizing Your Home

Where to begin?

Winter weather is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your home. Not only will winterizing your home save you money during the long winter months, it will...

Oct
15
2015

Recycling can be tricky

Recycling can be tricky—especially light bulbs. With so many different types of bulbs and lighting options out there, it can be difficult to know how to best recycle each one. To help you out,...

Oct
02
2015

Evaluating your home’s electrical load: Can your home handle today’s electrical demands?

Times are changing—and so is the amount of electricity required by today’s homes. With more advanced technology and larger quantities of energy required by electronic devices, it is important to...

Sep
08
2015

Up your safety game with these electrical safety tips for your garage

Whether using your garage as a workshop or simply as a place to park your car, electrical safety in the garage is an important, must-needed precaution. To ensure the safety of you and your family and...

Sep
08
2015

Get the inside scoop on upgrading your home’s outlets

Homes that were wired many years ago, before the requirement of three-wire, grounded electrical systems, may still have two-prong outlets as their main electrical receptacles. With the increasingly...

Aug
05
2015

When to Rewire Your Home

Whole-house rewiring is a large project that is becoming increasingly necessary in older, outdated homes. With the overwhelming and escalating power needed by today’s technology, our homes are being...

Jul
29
2015

Parking lot safety relies on professional lighting

Parking lot maintenance tends to fall by the wayside when it comes to the upkeep of a property. However, a parking lot is the consumer’s first point of introduction to a business or organization, and...

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Customer Testimonials

"The American Red Cross has a longstanding relationship with the IBEW in the Quad Cities. During the construction of our new facility in Moline we were continually impressed with the quality of performance and attention to detail by the IBEW members working on... read more

Betsy Pratt

Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross

"The American Red Cross has a longstanding relationship with the IBEW in the Quad Cities. During the construction of our new facility in Moline we were continually impressed with the quality of performance and attention to detail by the IBEW members working on site. All work was completed ahead of schedule and there was great pride in workmanship demonstrated in all aspects of the project.."

Betsy Pratt

Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross

"The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center prides itself in the highest quality of service to the community. The IBEW has the same commitment to service along with quality craftsmanship. That is one of the reasons we used local members from IBEW Local 145 on... read more

Dave Green

Mississippi Valley Blood Center

"The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center prides itself in the highest quality of service to the community. The IBEW has the same commitment to service along with quality craftsmanship. That is one of the reasons we used local members from IBEW Local 145 on our new $13.5 million facility. Workers diligently labored, even in sub-zero temperatures, so the project could be completed on time and with the highest measures of quality."

Dave Green

Mississippi Valley Blood Center

"In my experience with service calls and smaller scale projects on the Augustana Campus, I have found the LightingTheQCA workers to be skilled and knowledgeable.  They bring to the project on-time completion and the ability to remain within budget.  That is a... read more

David Barker

Manager of Facilities, Augustana College

"In my experience with service calls and smaller scale projects on the Augustana Campus, I have found the LightingTheQCA workers to be skilled and knowledgeable.  They bring to the project on-time completion and the ability to remain within budget.  That is a great asset.  From their office staff to field personnel, they represent themselves in a professional manner and have been great to work with.  What was really important to me was that the project was done on time, and there were no further disruptions by having to call them back."

David Barker

Manager of Facilities, Augustana College

"We used qualified IBEW Electricians during the construction of both the new Rock Island County Animal Shelter and also for the new Rock Island County Forest Preserve Golf Clubhouse. Our Rock Island County Board insists on using IBEW Electricians because of their... read more

Jim Bohnsack

Chairman of the Board at Rock Island County

"We used qualified IBEW Electricians during the construction of both the new Rock Island County Animal Shelter and also for the new Rock Island County Forest Preserve Golf Clubhouse. Our Rock Island County Board insists on using IBEW Electricians because of their superior work quality that we can count on every time. It is extremely important that the work be completed on time and within our budget and we know we can count on both when we use IBEW Electricians. Their professionalism and training set them apart."

Jim Bohnsack

Chairman of the Board at Rock Island County

"Estes Construction works with several electrical contracting firms who are signatory to the IBEW Local # 145 and has done so for the almost 40 year history of Estes. Estes has a mission to be the preferred provider of construction services and it is imperative... read more

Kent Pilcher

President of Estes Construction

"Estes Construction works with several electrical contracting firms who are signatory to the IBEW Local # 145 and has done so for the almost 40 year history of Estes. Estes has a mission to be the preferred provider of construction services and it is imperative that our team members perform accordingly. Estes has come to count on our signatory contractors and their partnership with Local #145 to provide highly skilled and professional electrical workers. The leadership of Local #145 has always emphasized the need for the workforce to perform at the highest levels to insure safe projects, completed with a very high level of quality and within required schedules. Lastly, Local #145 continually works to contribute to a stronger community and industry as they are very active in a number of activities.”

Kent Pilcher

President of Estes Construction

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