Mr. Watkins recently installed a Tesla wall connector in our garage prior to delivery of our long-awaited Model 3. I benefited from a colleague’s experience of having gotten an estimate from Mr. Watkins and being so positively impressed by him, but reluctantly going with another provider who was a friend of her husband at her husband’s insistence. That installation was done incorrectly and ended up costing twice what it should have cost in dollars and many times what it should have been in time and inconvenience. In contrast, Mr. Watkins’s personal professionalism and technical expertise were apparent from the first moment he arrived to determine an estimate of the needed work. He was timely for both the estimate and the installation, and he left the work areas at least as clean as they were prior to the installation. He had to navigate around way too much stuff stored in our basement in order to run the needed line from the breaker box to the precise location on the garage wall for the unit, yet he did so graciously and located the wall unit in the perfect location vis-à-vis where the Model 3 is now parked. The unit works flawlessly and Mr. Watkins made the entire process as smooth as it could possibly have been. Mr. Watkins will be our first call for any future electrical needs in our residence. We cannot recommend Watt 1 Electrical highly enough. Keith V. – Columbus, OH
I recently installed an EV charging outlet through Watt 1 Electrical Systems for my Tesla. I went with them as they are a Telsa certified electrician and their quote was also comparable to a couple of other electricians I checked with. Michael installed a NEMA 14-50 outlet in my garage. The job also involved running about 50 feet of wiring from my garage to the electrical panel in the basement. The overall quality of the work and materials used were excellent.
I was also particular about getting a permit and inspection for my outlet installation from New Albany. Michael included that for a reasonable cost as well. The inspector was in and out in 5 minutes which is a testament to the professional work that was done.
Overall I am very satisfied with both Michael’s work as well as his pleasant attitude. I am happy to be a reference for Michael’s work as an installer for electric vehicle outlets.
R. Thomas, New Albany, OH
We recently had Michael replace our electrical box (since it was 40+ years old), and wire our garage for new outlets including a 220 for our electric car. Michael not only did the work thoroughly (including cleanup) and professionally, but also did all of the work timely. I would highly recommend Michael for electrical work, particularly with old homes!
Mr. Watkins did an excellent job installing our Tesla wall connector! He worked diligently and efficiently to complete the job in no time. When he came into our home, the first thing Mr. Watkins did was immediately put on shoe covers- a minor but important detail my wife greatly appreciated. This act reflects his kind nature and professionalism, which he exhibited from beginning to end. I am extremely satisfied with both the service and results. We will be requesting his services for additional projects in the near future!
C. Mills, New Albany, OH
Michael was excellent to work with on getting my EV charger installed. He made everything very easy for me to understand and the process from beginning to end was smooth and efficient. I’ll definitely contact him if I have future electrical needs.
Patrick, Columbus, OH
I found Watt1 to be very prompt in responding to my call for a quote to install an EV charger in our garage. We did not get notice of our vehicle delivery and Michael came very quickly to quote and schedule work. Of all the electricians I spoke with, Michael was the most professional. He installed the charger in a timely and efficient manner. Moreover, the charger station looks very good as well. It is not easy to find an excellent electrician. I am happy we did.
LS, Powell, OH
“Mike was able to work with me and my HOA to get an EV charger quoted, approved, and installed in under a week. He took the time to explain to my building’s management and myself the process. The installation itself only took two days and I did not have to be present other than the first 30 minutes of the first day. The quality of work exceeded expectations.”
Downtown Columbus Condo Customer
“Michael Watkins, of Watt 1 Electrical Systems recently installed the electrical portion of a photovoltaic (PV) installation at AEP’s Dolan Lab in Groveport, Ohio. The installation consisted of one 1.3 kilowatt, pole-mounted PV array, and one 1.2 kilowatt concentrated PV array. The installation is unique and one of the first of its kind. Mr. Watkins was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with during the installation. His professionalism was demonstrated through his deep knowledge of electrical systems, his attention to detail and his ability to perform within the strict safety guidelines at our lab. American Electric Power is extremely satisfied with the electrical work Mr. Watkins performed, and would definitely consider using his services for any other electrical project we may have in the future.”
Chris M. S.
I want to thank you for your support of the 2009 OSU SOLAR DECATHLON TEAM. We absolutely could not have done it without you! I was so impressed with how clean & neat our electrical looked compared to the other teams, and was excited when we were one of the first teams approved for DC Electrical connection. I know we all learned a lot from you, and I hope you also found the experience valuable.”
2009 SD Engineering Team
“Mr. Watkins was extremely important in all aspects of the electrical systems of the team’s house, and without his guidance, the team would not have been able to accomplish their goal.Mr. Watkins is the definition of a professional and patient teacher. His willingness to teach students, in addition to ensuring the safety of all workers, speaks to his great character. Mr.Watkins’ work ethic cannot be questioned as he made the extra effort working all hours to help the team complete and test the house as our deadline neared, and he even made the trip to Washington, D.C. to ensure that the reassembly was conducted properly. Mr. Watkins is a great electrician with an expert knowledge of solar installation, but he is an even better teacher and the team would have been lost without him.”
“Mr.Watkins has proven to be very capable at understanding our design intentions and has been extremely enthusiastic throughout the installation process. He has been a pleasure to work with and the entire team is proud to have him assist us in setting up the Solar Decathlon House in Washington, D.C. for the international competition in October.”