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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Whole-house rewiring is a large project that is becoming increasingly necessary in older, outdated homes.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...

Jul
22
2015

Talking with Your Child about Electrical Safety

Electricity. We live our lives surrounded by it, yet often forget how dangerous it can be—especially to children. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), each day, nearly...

Jul
15
2015

Making your Home Electrically Safe and Sound

Is your home as electrically safe as it could be? LightingtheQCA.com has put together a safety checklist to ensure that your home is electrically safe and sound. Take a look and find out if your home...

Jun
10
2015

What does a public fire alarm system look like these days?

Electric fire alarm systems have progressed quite a bit since their early implementation in the 1800s. Did you know that alarm systems used to send telegraphs to alert the central station with the...

May
20
2015

How to Save on Electrical Repairs

No matter the age or quality of your home, professional electrical repairs are often inevitable. While electrical repairs can be expensive and time-consuming, there are many ways to help you get the...

Apr
28
2015

LED Lighting: The Future Is NOW

LED stands for light-emitting diode, which is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it. These kinds of light bulbs can be used in almost all common...

Dec
30
2014

What to consider when it comes to commercial lighting projects

Lighting makes up 40 percent of a commercial building’s electric bill on average and makes a huge impact on the appearance of its interior. Now is a great time to plan lighting for your commercial...

Dec
10
2014

GFCIs – what are they and why do you need them?

You’ve probably heard the term GFCI when working on home projects, but do you fully understand what GFCIs are and why you need them? A ground fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is a device used to...

Oct
22
2014

Electrical Updates for Your Older Home

Older homes possess an extraordinary amount of character, but behind the history and ornate detail can be aging electrical wires begging for an upgrade. If you’re adding on to your older home or...

Sep
18
2014

Five ways to feel good about hiring an electrician

Electricians are required to jump through quite a few hoops before they are considered qualified to do electrical work in your home. However, that doesn’t mean all electricians are made equal....

Sep
10
2014

Be aware of the power lines on your property

Often, homeowners can forget that avoiding power lines is an important piece of the property update puzzle. Did you know it’s the law in both Illinois and Iowa to find out which utilities lie...

Aug
21
2014

Budget for these electrical expenses when putting on an addition

Putting on a home addition is a significant investment and running new electrical can easily blow your estimate if your home can’t handle the additional load or there are code violations that need to...

Jul
23
2014

What’s the deal with CFLs?

Today’s society is all about “going green” and if you are like us, the light bulbs in your home should be no exception.

CFL and LED light bulbs are both excellent alternatives to incandescent light...

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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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