Had Penna Electric install LED Lights replacing my old cans in my home office. They chose very good LEDs that do not flicker at low dim settings and kept the warm look of the old cans. Good call on the manufacturer they went with. Great service, efficient, and professional. Will recommend them to any friend or family.
Redondo Beach, CA
These guys are the best. I’ve lived in this home for 48 years and hired a lot of contractors. I called for an estimate on 3 jobs. The owner showed up and explained the process it would take to meet my needs and be up to code. The bid seemed very reasonable. A few days later two contractors showed up and did a wonderful job. Their attention to details was amazing. They worked for several hours and I couldn’t be happier.
I will definitely keep these guys number. A+++++++
Hermosa Beach, CA
I found Penna through Yelp a year or so ago, and it turns out they were located very close to me. Todd came out right away on an emergency repair where the service enterance was sparking when you moved the electrical box. That was replaced quickly. I have also had a 2 bedroom house rewired in its entirety at a later point, when that service enterance was also shorting out. They even installed the smoke detectors I had purchased. Penna Electric was quick, reasonably priced, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Someone even came out the next day when a tenant had messed with the circuit breakers and turned a few off. I highly recommend Penna Electric and will use them again in the future.
I don’t normally write reviews but wanted to share my experience. We had to do an emergency panel replacement because ours was old and fried and we were without power. The power company is a joke and so not useful. I looked on Yelp to find the best electrician near me and found Penna (cue the doves and sun rays)!
We’re new home owners so doing any big project to our house is scary and intimidating. But the guys at Penna were so easy to talk to, walked us through the entire process, and explained everything.
They came THE SAME DAY (I think within 2 hours) I called and fixed it to give us power for lights and small appliances, which was amazing! They also worked their schedule around to fit us in sooner, I felt like a big priority which was also great!
They worked with our budget and everything felt fair to me. They worked quickly, quietly and were super professional. I have definitely found our electricians for life!
We are first time home buyers and our Palos Verdes home still had acoustic ceilings and no lighting. I found Penna Electric online and scheduled a consultation. As we were in escrow, scheduling was complicated…Linda was a treat to schedule with. She was responsive and memorably kind. Todd Penna himself came out to do the consultation and generate a quote. He was a gentleman, which is so rare these days. Didn’t oversell, answered questions thoroughly. Carlos and Jessie came out to do our lighting install. Their work was meticulous and immaculate. No extra holes in my ceilings or walls. No mess anywhere on the floors. When we ran into a beam or plumbing in the ceiling, they were excellent in communication and included me in the problem solving. Of all the technicians we’ve had work in our 1984 built home, Carlos and Jessie were the best. We could not be happier with our lighting installation. The whole team deserves the highest commendation for a job excellently completed!
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
I engaged Penna Electric to redo all of the 20+ 3-inch halogen recessed lights in my home in Los Angeles. The owner came out to my home after I called for a quote. I asked him not only to quote the replacement but I had specific customizations (sealed cans for insulation contact rated lights). So, he came by and inspected what I have. We talked about it and I can say that he knows his stuff. That is to be expected but what’s more he gave me his honest opinion about what was best for my situation. Now, this wasn’t just an “up-sell” into more expensive product / services because I can smell that a mile away. It was basically me wanting the job done right and He using his expertise. I had him replace 3-inch non-IC rated halogen lights with LED 6-inch air-tight IC cans because I’m preparing to redo the insulation in the attic. This required resizing the openings to fit. Everything was done professionally.
Los Angeles, CA
Professionalism. Availability. Attention to Detail.
Was referred to Penna by another local South Bay electrician when I needed a last-minute job done. First of all, Penna was actually able to fit me in! So many other places were booked two weeks to a month in advance. Not what you want to hear when you’ve got an immediate need.
Our job required the installation of a new sub-panel and running a new power drop in advance of an AC installation (by another company).
Todd came out to personally assess the situation and create the estimate, but he was also at the house the morning of job to make sure everyone was on the same page. Even though he did not stay, the simple act of showing up, (re)briefing the installer, and chatting with me gave me a lot of confidence. So often “the main guy” shows his face, locks in the sale, then leaves you in the hands of a “second in command” or other team members. Not Todd. He made a point to be involved every step of the way.
Not only was the job done in the amount of time Todd had estimated, his installers were personable, made sure to pick up after themselves, and paid a lot of attention to small details that OCD people like me are obsessed with. Case in point, taking out a leveler to make sure every pipe or line was level before screwing/bolting it into the outside wall and even neatly caulking around the disconnect box so it didn’t look messy. (Honestly, more than I can say for the AC installers, whose caulk job around the metal housing that contains the AC line set looks like it was done by a grade school kid in art class.)
Ironically, we reached out to Penna because our regular electrician was out of town. Needless to say, we’ve got a new regular electrician now. Thanks so much to Todd and his team for getting the job done quickly, professionally, and affordably.
Redondo Beach, CA
Penna came as a reference from a friend who had their Tesla charger installed by Penna. I gave them a call and they were out a day later to do an estimate. They were professional, fairly priced, and my wife said they were the nicest contract at the house. We would use them again.
Manhattan Beach, CA
My husband and I have had Penna Electric come out several times just because we love them so much. We had all our light fixtures replaced, vanities replaced and all the light switches replaced. They even installed 2 chandeliers for us. They fit you into their schedule perfectly. They are very well priced and the nicest staff. We will for sure keep using them.
Redondo Beach, CA
Just want to give a long overdue shout-out to Penna Electric for a job they did for me last year and again for a job they did for me a couple of weeks ago.
Last year I needed to replace the electrical service panel at my home. I contacted 6 electrical contractors to get an estimate for the work. Of the six, 4 showed up to look at the proposed job. Of these 4 only Todd Penna, the founder and CEO of Penna Electric, gave me a written quote-and that was given to me at the conclusion of the job survey. Further, Todd explained fully all of what the job entailed and the time it would take to complete the job. Additionally, Todd did something the other contractors did not do. He showed me a binder that had documentation showing that his licensing and insurance was current. After reading Yelp reviews of Penna Electric it was a no-brainer selecting them to do the job. That job was started and completed on time. Sergio was very professional and did the work efficiently, respected my property and cleaned up at the end of the day. I was fully satisfied with the job Penn Electric did.
So when it came to adding a couple of new dedicated circuits to my home a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t think twice about who to call. My first and only call was to Penna Electric. Linda was great at setting up an appointment for Todd to come by and do a job survey. When Todd came by he told me what my options were for adding the new circuits and upgrading 3 receptacles to GFCI protected. Before Todd left he gave me a written quote and an itemized list of required materials for the job. I soon received a call from Linda giving me the date that the job could begin. Guillermo was the electrician who did the actual work and he was very friendly, professional and neat. The job was done to my complete satisfaction.
For those looking for an electrical contractor who lives up to their motto (“On Time – On Demand – On Budget”) I say you can’t go wrong with Penna Electric. Aside from being very knowledgeable, Todd Penna is honest, professional, dependable and very easy to talk to. He’ll answer all your questions and will explain all the work that needs to be done in plain language.
I can recommend Penna Electric with no reservations whatsoever. Give Todd Penna a call the next time you need electrical work done!
We just got our electrical repairs done by Penna Electric and everyone was super friendly and very professional. Todd, the owner, came out and did a walk through to assess what needed to be fixed and gave us a couple of options that worked for our budget. He gave us lots of valuable info and tips which we greatly appreciated!
We decided on updating out panel, adding a surge protector and one dedicated circuit and Todd had his electricians Carlos and Jesse come out to the house the following week. Carlos and Jesse were awesome! Super quick, professional and very courteous. They even helped make repairs on the fence surrounding the electrical box which was so nice of them to go above and beyond the job at hand. My husband and I couldn’t have been happier. We will come back to Penna Electric for all our electrical needs.
Thanks so much guys!
This review is long overdue. I had Penna electric clean up my decades old electricity to my garage.
Bottom line. I got a fair quote within a week. He matched a $50 lower quote for the same job. His workers were at the house within a week and finished in one day. They were polite and cleaned everything. Also did some patch work where necessary.
I am glad I found Penna and will be calling them exclusively for all my future projects.
I was exhausted after calling several electricians in the Los Angeles area, but I thought, “let’s try one more outside of the city.” Best decision ever! All of the quotes I got for replacing an out-dated and not up to code electric sub-panel was $1,700+. But I called Todd and he did a great job for a fraction of the price. I was a little skeptical at first, but his guys are very professional. They came on time and did such a wonderful job. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
I called Penna Electric to install an outlet for a ceiling fan. A fixture for the fan was needed and Oren came out to install. He was professional and pleasant to deal with. I would recommend them to all my friends. Very satisfied with this company. The job was done in a timely manner and I am so happy with this company and with Oren as the electrician that filled my order.
San Pedro, CA
Wonderful! Our roofers blew a fuse breaker. Needed help ASAP, they arrived within an hour. Very nice, knew immediately what was wrong and jumped right on it. Very reasonable compared to the other quotes we received. Would def use again without a second thought. Thank you!
Redondo Beach, CA
I was more than pleased with my service from Penna. Although there was a little hiccup about scheduling, Jermin arrived early and worked diligently the entire time he was here. I had a bunch of little things that had piled up, like switches that didn’t work and wires that needed to be reconnected. The thing that finally prompted me to call an electrician was the state of my smoke alarms. Jermin went above and beyond to fix everything, and he had all the stuff that needed to be replaced in his truck. And the price was extremely reasonable. I would definitely use this company again and recommend it to anyone who asks.
Manhattan Beach, CA
Thanks again Yelp. Had a collection of smaller electrical issues I needed handled based on a home inspection. Appointment was booked and they made sure they had the right equipment the first time by speaking to me in advance and getting photos before arriving (i.e., no charges for parts runs). All work was completed quickly, and they were definitely not trying to troll for extra charges like some places do (the pointed out some work that did NOT need to be done and could have easily just done it and charged more).
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Great company and very reasonably priced. I looked around and couldn’t beat their price. They were professional and efficient. Will use again.
Manhattan Beach, CA
Penna Electric is the only call you need to make if you’re looking for electrical work to be done in your home or business. After having numerous electricians leave jobs half-done or being unreliable, I wasn’t expecting much from Penna. I am happy to say I couldn’t have been more wrong! I called the office, unsure if what I even needed done as so many electricians had left the place in shambles, and Todd was able to quickly fit me in and was a pleasure on the phone. Jermin arrived to do the electrical work, and did FAR beyond what I could have imagined. He went above and beyond, and the job was much more complex than I originally had projected. He stayed hours beyond the scheduled call time to be sure to complete the job, and was friendly and helpful throughout the process. Due to the complete mess that had been made by other electricians, a problem came up with a light switch controlling a different light. I called Todd at 5 pm on a weekday evening and told him about the problem, and he was there by 5:30 pm to personally fix the problem. I can’t imagine any other electrician being so thorough and helpful. I recommend Penna whole heartedly! Thanks Todd and Jermin!
Santa Monica, CA
I highly recommend Penna Electric. I dealt with Todd, there was good communication, he showed up at the agreed upon times for the estimate and the work. The job turned out better than expected. Very Professional!
Santa Monica, CA
We moved into the Palos Verdes neighborhood recently and wanted to use a local electrician. We found Penna Electric on Yelp and it had great reviews, so we thought we’d give it a try. WOW! we hit the jackpot! Every step of the way was smooth, professional and perfectly executed. Amanda answered the phone with such a friendly, positive manner. Todd then came out to give us our estimate and was helpful and knowledgeable – very nice and professional. Herman and his helper, Tomas, arrived a few days later for the installation. They arrived on time and had the best attitude, and were super intelligent. Herman was determined to do the installation as best he could and wanted to install the wiring through a super thick beam, instead of using an exposed casing, as all the other electricians (who gave us estimates) had said would need to be done, given the thickness of the beam. They used lasers to balance and center, and then they cleaned up every possible piece of dust. They also installed a hanging pendulum lamp in our dining room. They did a beautiful job all the way around! Thank you, Todd and your team at Penna Electric! Herman is the best!
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Todd and Penna Electric just finished installing a Electric Vehicle Charging station in my garage and a few wall sconces in my daughter’s room. Even though my original appointment was on Friday and Todd called me to reschedule (because he was stuck on another job), he made it up to me by completing the work on a Sunday! He and his guy (Lorenzo) are very nice guys and were prompt and knowledgeable.. They even put plastic down to keep the areas clean. They completed the work as planned and Todd’s pricing is very reasonable. I highly recommend them and will be using Penna Electric again with some repairs in my offices.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Penna did a great job adding an electric outlet and some lights in my mother’s house. She initially got an estimate from another contractor but the cost was quiet high so I found Penna on Yelp and gave them a call. Amanda was very friendly and helpful on the phone. She gave me an estimate and was able to have a worker come out the same day to do the work. They did the work for less than the estimate. Very professional and honest. I wouldn’t hesitate using them again for another project.
Laguna Beach, CA
Penna Electric installed/replaced a chandelier that had fallen in our dining room and fixed/replaced the dimmer. So far so good. The price was cheaper than 3 other quotes I received. We will definitely call them back again for future jobs.
We have had 4 outstanding experiences with Penna Electric. Both Todd and Jerman are experts and go above and beyond. And not to mention, their customer service is incredible. We recently moved into a new house and had remodeled our bathrooms and kitchen. We needed new light fixtures installed in many of those rooms. Jeman installed 2 pendant lights above our island, a chandelier in our breakfast nook, a lantern in our hallway and 2 light fixtures above the vanities in our bathroom. They all were done perfectly. We asked if they could install a new central vac outlet for us as well. They said they don’t normally do this, but they researched how to do it and it also was done perfectly. The most recent visit was truly an example of going above and beyond. The power went out close to 8pm one evening. We didn’t know what the cause was. Before we could even determine that it was a neighborhood power outage, Todd was over to check everything. Knowing that there is someone out there with our best interest in mind and someone we can rely on in an emergency, is worth 5 stars in itself! I highly recommend them for their expertise, honesty, reliability and customer service.
Manhattan Beach, CA
We had recessed lighting and fans installed in our house. Todd and his crew were great. Todd always returns calls in a timely manner and the crew were efficient and professional. I highly recommend Penna Electric.