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About Us

Arnold Electrical Services is “Chicago’s Old Home Electrical Experts” that have been keeping clients safe since 2008. We specialize in maintaining, repairing and replacing existing electrical systems in homes just like yours. We’ve been in 1000’s of homes throughout the Chicagoland Area, and there is not a problem too small or too big in your home that we can’t get taken care of for you. 

Whether you need light bulbs changed, your electric meter and panel replaced, or maybe you need the cloth-covered wire replaced in your home because of flickering lights or tripping breakers, we are here to serve you. We are available 24 Hours a Day for those once in a lifetime electrical emergencies after normal business hours.

Our entire team goes through 40+ hours of customer service training annually to ensure YOU get the best service possible. Because let’s face it, you can get the work done by many companies, but how many of them take the time to put their entire team through customer service training to make sure the WHOLE experience, not just the work, is an enjoyable one?

To settle your anxieties about having home service repairs preformed in your home and to show how much we care about the work we do, our customer service and our craftsmanship is backed by the following:

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • 5 Year Parts and Labor Assurance Guarantee
  • Safe Job Guarantee (On all jobs even if a permit is not required.)
  • City of Chicago Licensed Electrical Contractor 
  • Home Protection Care

The Arnold Electric “WHY”:

“My name is Jack Arnold. I’m just a kid originally from Johnsburg, IL. But my family roots are deeply embedded in Chicago. 

My grandpa, John (Jack) Downes, who I am named after came to the United States on a boat in the early 1900’s from County Cork, Ireland. I’ve had the opportunity to visit Ellis Island and see the ships manifest that he was on and walk across the same “stairs of separation” he did. John settled on the Northwest Side of Chicago and had 9 kids. My grandma, Mary Downes, being one of them. 

My grandma Mary is one of the most loyal Cub Fans that ever lived. Grandma Arnold remembers Wrigley Field like this: “I used to take the kids down to the ball game in a wagon. I’d park the wagon at the gate, we’d watch the game and we’d come back and the wagon was still there.”

Mary then married her husband, Tom Arnold. Tom was a streetcar conductor in Chicago about the time they had four children. The second oldest is my dad. My father, Pat Arnold, and his siblings grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago near School and Racine St. It was the typical Chicago family three-flat with three different relatives and their families living on each floor. Around 7-8th grade my grandparents moved their family out to the suburb of McHenry, IL. 

Fast forward to the late ’70s, my dad Pat ended up pursuing a career as an electrician. After gaining the knowledge he needed, he started his own version of Arnold Electric. The business was operational until the late 90’s when he dissolved the company and finished the last 17 years of his career at a company in McHenry. 

It was natural for me to follow in his footsteps, although during high school I didn’t want anything to do with being an electrician. That changed the day I graduated. The following Monday I was out in the field wiring new construction homes learning the trade on my own. 

My career started out in a five-year apprentice program. I worked on commercial and industrial projects mainly. I was exposed to a variety of amazing types of electrical work that have helped me have a complete understanding of the entire industry. 

When the recession hit in 2008 and I was out of work, I did the only thing I could think of. I started my own company, Arnold Electric Services, Inc. It was rough. It was rough because I thought I could do commercial and industrial work as a small, one-man shop. I was wrong. 

I realized that in commercial and industrial work you don’t get an opportunity to build relationships with clients. I could also see there was a demand for a quality home service residential electrical company. 

In 2017 we shifted all our energy and focus on serving residential homeowners. Arnold Electric is unique in that we are a home service residential electrical company owned and operated by electricians. That may seem unusual, but there are other companies that are home service electricians that are not run by electricians. It’s not the same experience. 

So, we carved out our niche and haven’t looked back. We love building relationships with homeowners and teaching them about issues in their electrical system so they understand the work that needs to be done. This empowers the client so they can make the most educated decision that best suits their needs.”

Why Choose Arnold Electrical?

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Reliable Service
We believe in providing premium electrical services, all backed by our 5 year parts and labor warranty
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Upfront Flat Rate Pricing
Emergency calls and regular service calls are performed on a flat rate. No surprises!
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Quality Products
Safety is our mission. We only purchase the highest quality materials from trusted suppliers.

What Our Clients Say

Quick To Respond

Jeff M. and Derek H. were amazing! If ever you need any type of electrical work done in your home this is the company you can trust. Their knowledge and work shows how dedicated they are to getting the job done the right way. They really know their stuff and it shows! Not only are they quick to respond but they will get the job done the right way and it is backed by their guarantee. I am amazed! Thank you Arnold Electrical! 🙂

Lizette F.

Realtor Approved

The staff at Arnold Electric Service were on time for our appointment to assess the electrical needs of my client’s condominium and were very professional and thorough in doing so. Most appreciated was the fact that their staff electrician was absolutely honest with me about his ability to provide further services. I will most definitely refer this wonderful company to those needing their services going forward

Jane C.

Simply the Best

They are the best.

Tunya K.

Would Definitely Recommend This Company

First time using Arnold. Derek arrived early (after confirming it was ok) and was very professional. He fixed the problem and offered some recommendations. I appreciated that he wore a mask. Would definitely recommend this company.

Colleen M.

Easy To Work With

The staff is fantastic they have an attitude of “we can do that” “we can get it done”. The coordinator Mary is superb she is knowledgeable, a great listener, she is a winner, easy to work with. AES is one Chicago’s best businesses. A loyal customer

Cal W.

Courteous and Knowledgeable

The techs were on time, courteous and knowledgeable. They explained the issues they saw and recommended several pricing options. We plan on using this company again.

Stephen B.

Reliable & Professional

This company was great to work with. They arrived on time and worked tirelessly to get the job done ahead of schedule. We would highly recommend their service to anyone in need of electrical work.

Kristen N.