Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.
Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Alabaster, AL. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.
Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Alabaster.
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As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.
You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.
We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.
At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Alabaster. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.
Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:
Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:
Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Alabaster, AL, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:
If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:
Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Alabaster. A few new construction projects we handle are:
When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.
With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.
If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Alabaster to your home to fix the problem on-site.
If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.
If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.
At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Alabaster.
Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.
Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.
Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Alabaster, AL, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.
GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.
The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.
In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:
he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.ELECTRICIAN SERVICE REQUEST
Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.Coantact Us
Experienced Social Worker and Dedicated Community Volunteer Transitions into HomeCare OwnershipThe company is owned and operated by Jessica Ott, who has dedicated her career to social work and caregiving and credits her high work ethic to three core values: competence, confidence and compassion.Headquartered at 470 First Street SW in Alabaster, the company serves residents of not only Alabaster, but also the nearby areas of Calera, Brierfield, Columbiana, Jamison, Montevallo, Shelby, Thorsby and Wilsonville. SYNERGY ...
The company is owned and operated by Jessica Ott, who has dedicated her career to social work and caregiving and credits her high work ethic to three core values: competence, confidence and compassion.
Headquartered at 470 First Street SW in Alabaster, the company serves residents of not only Alabaster, but also the nearby areas of Calera, Brierfield, Columbiana, Jamison, Montevallo, Shelby, Thorsby and Wilsonville. SYNERGY HomeCare provides clients with a wide variety of non-medical care options, from companion care to personal care to specialized care for people with chronic health conditions or recovering from illness or surgery.
Jessica saw a growing need in her community for these services, particularly among Baby Boomers. U.S. Census statistics show that 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day and that by 2030, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65. A recent AARP survey found that 75% of those 65+ report they want to remain in their current residence for as long as possible.
Although the opening of SYNERGY HomeCare in Alabaster represents Jessica’s first venture into business ownership, it is only the latest effort in a long list of community service that she has carried out throughout her life. After obtaining degrees in science and psychology, as well as a master’s in social work, Jessica began working with the geriatric community in rehabilitation hospitals, as well as in child development settings as a family service worker. Along the way, she also dedicated herself to multiple community-facing extracurricular activities, such as creating and operating holiday food drives and fundraisers, creating memorandums of understanding (MOUs) between community organizations to benefit local residents, and engaging with multiple charitable community programs. Throughout all of these experiences, Jessica has become extremely well-versed in personalized service; it has also given her an outlet to provide care to more than just her two boys at home.
Originally, Jessica believed that her calling was working with children. However, during her internship for her master’s degree, she discovered her love for home care. While working alongside the older adult population, she was able to witness the impact that caregivers have on vulnerable demographics and how much they can directly improve their quality of life.
“Throughout my entire life, my priority has always been giving back,” says Jessica. “In everything I do, my approach is always centered around integrity, dignity and highlighting the worth of other people.”
SYNERGY HomeCare focuses on multiple types of in-home care. In addition to providing older people with assistance in maintaining their independence, Jessica also want to provide childcare, backup care and assistance to expecting families.
According to Jessica, the majority of her clients lack a local support system and need to rely on caregivers for assistance cooking, shopping, running errands, light housekeeping or going for walks. Some even require personal care such as help bathing, dressing or using the toilet.
“Distance should not keep adult children from being in tune with their aging loved ones to help them maintain their quality of life while aging in place, something that can be accomplished through local in-home care,” Jessica explained. “As a member of the community, it’s a privilege to be a resource that can help remedy this for my neighbors, friends, and family. Offering this peace of mind is beyond fulfilling.”
SYNERGY HomeCare offers competitive hourly rates in addition to flexible shifts perfect for both college students or recent graduates as well as people who are retired and looking to stay active.
ALABASTER, Ala. (WBMA) — In the state of Alabama, there are three levels of emergency medical care and all three are licensed to perform different life saving procedures.The levels are EMT Basic, EMT Advanced, and Paramedic, with paramedics being able to give patients the highest level of care in an emergency. Wallace State Community College now offers the paramedic certification on a shift-based schedule, now first responders explain wh...
ALABASTER, Ala. (WBMA) — In the state of Alabama, there are three levels of emergency medical care and all three are licensed to perform different life saving procedures.
The levels are EMT Basic, EMT Advanced, and Paramedic, with paramedics being able to give patients the highest level of care in an emergency. Wallace State Community College now offers the paramedic certification on a shift-based schedule, now first responders explain why this is important.
Megan Scarano reports on< > the difference in the level of care from EMTs and paramedics. WBMA
Stuart Vitollo is a paramedic with the Alabaster Fire Department. He explains what he is licensed to do on the scene of an emergency. As a paramedic, he can give a range of medications, intubate a patient, and interpret an EKG. This skill then allows him decide which drugs to administer and when.
"An EMT can not give these medications, at all. You have to be a paramedic to administer these drugs," Vitollo said. "We can take somebody who is in a diabetic coma, per se, and we can get them back to normal in 5-10 minutes."
This allows paramedics to treat cardiac conditions before the patient arrives at the hospital to see a doctor.
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"Me as a medic being there, we are able to start treating it immediately as opposed to waiting for a basic life saving, or waiting to get to the hospital," explained Vitollo. "Patients have a better outcome, a much better outcome."
At the Alabaster Fire Department, they hire EMTs with the expectation they will earn their paramedic license within three years. Fire Chief Tim Love said this is helping the department not feel the impacts of the first responder shortage.
"Times are tough, most departments are facing, hiring paramedics, we are in a lot better position, and we are able to continue the education process, so we are not short staffed during the education process," said Love.
We want 100% of our staff in the fire department to be a paramedic. It’s as simple as, we know the level of care that needs to be provided, why would we not want our staff to provide 100% of that care.
John Bessiere is an EMT with Alabaster Fire Department, he has a different role on scenes. He can hook up the patient to a heart monitor, obtain vital signs, give the patient oxygen, and perform CPR. When that has been done, he's then there to help the paramedic.
"Anything that the paramedic needs, I can grab out of the box and assist, get things prepared," explained Bessiere.
He is in school to get his paramedic license now. It's a 16-month program. Then, he will be ready to respond with the greatest level of care.
Chief Love said the difference in care could be life saving.
For a cardiac arrest patient it could be all the difference in the world, it could be a life and death difference. EMTs can do a great amount, but if they need drug therapy, or pharmacological help, they are limited in what they can do. It's a game changer.
by Mackenzie FosterTroy University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity is preparing to walk a little over 128 miles to Panama City, Florida, for Spring Break. They are walking as part of the fraternity’s Walk Hard event, raises money for Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures.Last year, ATO raised $125,000 and this year their goal is to exceed that number.The money the fraternity raises allows for Jeep Sullivan’s Outdoor Adventures to assist wounded veterans that are recovering and need help ...
by Mackenzie Foster
Troy University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity is preparing to walk a little over 128 miles to Panama City, Florida, for Spring Break. They are walking as part of the fraternity’s Walk Hard event, raises money for Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures.
Last year, ATO raised $125,000 and this year their goal is to exceed that number.
The money the fraternity raises allows for Jeep Sullivan’s Outdoor Adventures to assist wounded veterans that are recovering and need help getting back to an active life.
Walk Hard has become an event that gets national attention, and fraternity members said they are proud of the recognition.
“It’s great because now, it’s not just a local thing,” said Cole Pierce, a junior exercise science major from Montgomery, Alabama. “We’re getting the word out all across the country, and people send donations from many different states.”
Members of ATO traveled to Montgomery to be recognized by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, which they said kicked off the preparations of their adventure.
“This realness is coming into play that we’re about to start something that most people would love to do,” said Chase Durden, a sophomore exercise science major from Tallahassee, Florida.
Walk Hard is an event that has more than one purpose. While the event does raise money for veterans, it is also an opportunity for the fraternity members to share memories and victories with one another.
Some members walk and other members help and cheer on their fellow brothers.
“During Walk Hard everyone knows what their purpose is, and it is so nice to see everyone bond together to reach a common goal for the benefit of these veterans,” said Simon Schuessler, a junior broadcast journalism major from Alabaster, Alabama.
To keep the members and the student body excited about Walk Hard, ATO is hosting events all week.
One event is Girls Walk Harder, which is when sorority girls will walk 6 miles around Troy to emulate what the guys will do during Spring Break.
The walkers will arrive in Panama City Beach on Wednesday, March 15, where they will make the presentation to Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures at Pier Park.
“C is for cookie. That’s good enough for me.”Words of wisdom from Sesame Street’s beloved Cookie Monster. But in Montgomery’s case, “C” also stands for Crumbl — as in the new Crumbl Cookies coming to Montgomery’s Zelda Place shopping center.A banner hanging there says Crumbl is “coming soon.” It will probably open this month, unless owners have unexpected delays, according to Gary Jones, senior leasing representative with Aronov Realty....
“C is for cookie. That’s good enough for me.”
Words of wisdom from Sesame Street’s beloved Cookie Monster. But in Montgomery’s case, “C” also stands for Crumbl — as in the new Crumbl Cookies coming to Montgomery’s Zelda Place shopping center.
A banner hanging there says Crumbl is “coming soon.” It will probably open this month, unless owners have unexpected delays, according to Gary Jones, senior leasing representative with Aronov Realty.
“Our cookies are delicious and take any celebration to the next level,” Crumbl Co-founder and CEO Jason McGowan said in a statement. “We offer takeout, local delivery, curbside pickup, nationwide shipping, and catering. When it comes to celebrating with friends and family, we want Crumbl there to make it even sweeter.”
Crumbl Cookies has 754 locations across the United States, according to crumblcookies.com. In Alabama, Crumbl already has locations in Alabaster, Daphne, Decatur, Dothan, Huntsville, Madison, Mobile, Opelika, and Vestavia Hills.
Crumbl has a weekly rotating menu of more than 170 cookies made from more than 200 flavors — with four specialty flavors, plus their award-winning Milk Chocolate Chip and Classic Pink Sugar cookies. Some of their specialty flavors include: Muddy Buddy, Biscoff Lava, Funfetti, Snickerdoodle, Coconut Lime, Chocolate Caramel, Hazelnut Sea Salt, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Rocky Road, S’Mores, and Pumpkin Pie.
A flavor they're celebrating currently is a delectable Maple Bacon, a fluffy buttermilk cookie with thick maple frosting and a sprinkle of real crispy bacon bits, plus a drizzle of maple syrup.
There's also the Pink Doughnut, which is actually a soft vanilla cookie topped with pink glaze and rainbow sprinkles — with a donut hole in the middle.
Don't forget the Mint Chip Ice Cream — a sugar cookie with a smooth mint chip mousse, semi-sweet chips and a dollop of whipped cream.
These aren't itty-bitty cookies, either. They're about 4.5 inches wide (bigger than your average donut), and weigh about 5.5 ounces.
Crumbl guests can see staff members mix, bake, and prepare the cookies, and then put them into the company's signature pink boxes — In packs of four, six or a dozen.
“Having our customers see every cookie being made is one of the best experiences of our stores,” said Crumbl COO and Co-founder Sawyer Hemsley. “Each ingredient is carefully chosen to provide customers with the highest quality cookies, every time.”
Since 2018, Crumbl has had a catering program as well.
“Our catering cookies are perfect for dressing up all kinds of gatherings,” Hemsley said. “We also have delivery and digital gifting options, which help friends, families, and loved ones to connect from afar."
Crumbl's regular store hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. They're closed on Sundays.
Keep up to date on their weekly cookie offerings at facebook.com/crumblcookies.
If you're interested in working at Crumbl Cookies, apply online at crumblcookies.com.
Montgomery Advertiser reporter Shannon Heupel covers things to do in the River Region. Contact him at email@example.com
ALABASTER, Ala. (WBRC) - COVID-19′s impact on customer behavior has led to a shift in the retail industry.In-person interaction and digital engagement has changed causing many big-box stores to either close their doors or revamp their stores.Big-box stores like Bed Bath & Beyond or restaurants like O’Charley’s and Steak ‘n Shake have been closed with nothing new moved in.Some big-box stores are going through transitions and renovations and some like Bed Bath & Beyond have moved out due to ...
ALABASTER, Ala. (WBRC) - COVID-19′s impact on customer behavior has led to a shift in the retail industry.
In-person interaction and digital engagement has changed causing many big-box stores to either close their doors or revamp their stores.
Big-box stores like Bed Bath & Beyond or restaurants like O’Charley’s and Steak ‘n Shake have been closed with nothing new moved in.
Some big-box stores are going through transitions and renovations and some like Bed Bath & Beyond have moved out due to many of their stores closing nationally.
However, the city of Alabaster is stepping up. When any big-box store closes, the city’s revenue gets hit, but when new tenants come in like Home Goods and Crumbl Cookies, soon their revenue will increase.
The city is meeting with developers, trying to get those spaces filled and offer what they can like expedited permitting and better infrastructure for new commercial growth.
Brian Binzer, city administrator for city of Alabaster, said the retailers and the restaurants that are really making the situation better for themselves ultimately long term, are re-investing in themselves.
“Walmart is going to do the same thing and Target as well, where they are putting in major improvements in their stores, the movie theatre, the Amstar that’s in our community they are changing out the seats, making them nicer and those types of things,” Binzer said. “We are happy to see those improvements, it’s a little bit painful because we will see some minor loss in revenue to some degree, but the benefits long-term are going to be very big for the city.”
Many Alabaster residents wondering about the District 31 project off Highway 31 where many stores and restaurants were scheduled to come.
A few years ago, a big-box store couldn’t make it work for the site, they had to reconfigure and should announce those new stores and restaurants soon.
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