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 Buford, GA. 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 Buford.
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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 Buford. 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 Buford, GA, 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 Buford. 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 Buford 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 Buford.
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 Buford, GA, 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
HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Could Lake Lanier be renamed over its ties to a Confederate soldier?A federal commission is considering renaming both Lanier and Buford Dams for their namesake’s connection to the Confederate south.Lake Lanier has been known by its name for more than 60 years.But now the Department of Defense Naming Commiss...
HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Could Lake Lanier be renamed over its ties to a Confederate soldier?
A federal commission is considering renaming both Lanier and Buford Dams for their namesake’s connection to the Confederate south.
Lake Lanier has been known by its name for more than 60 years.
But now the Department of Defense Naming Commission is examining Army Corp projects like Buford Dam and Lake Lanier with namesakes of the Confederacy.
Lake Lanier draws millions of visitors each year. It was built and is operated by the Army Corp of Engineers along with Buford Dam for flood control and water supplies.
The lake is named after Sidney Lanier, a 19th-century musician, and poet, who penned the poem song of the Chattahoochee. He also served several months as a private in the Confederate army.
Should that be grounds to change the name of the lake?
“I kind of get why the name should be changed and everything just because for such a beautiful place I think it shouldn’t have such a bad connotation with it,” lake visitor Ashley Davidson said.
“I don’t think there is enough of a connection between the Confederacy and the namesakes of the lake and the dam to justify changing the names,” said Clyde Morris, vice president of the Lake Lanier Association.
Morris told Channel 2′s Tom Regan that the decision to name the reservoir after Sidney Lanier had nothing to do with his short service in the Confederate army.
Likewise, for Algernon Sydney Buford. The city took on his name in recognition of his ownership of a local railroad, not his participation in the Civil War.
“We don’t think there’s a good enough reason to be changing Lanier’s name or the Buford Dam’s name,” Morris said.
“Would you vote to change the name if you could or keep it the same?” Regan asked lake visitors Tom and Dena Lahalieh.
“I kind of like the name Lanier,” they answered.
There’s no timeline on when a decision on a possible name change of the lake and dam will be made, but it would likely be years.
This weekend, for the second time in 2023, a plethora of highly rated recruits will flock to Clemson for the program’s Junior Day.More than 10 prospects from the 2024, 2025 and 2026 classes will be in Tigertown on Saturday. The list of visitors is highlighted by one five-star prospect alongside seven four-star recruits.DL Eddrick Houston | Buford (Ga.) | Ranking in 247 Composite: No. 8Houston was a participant in the Tigers’ camp last June, where he received his offer. Clemson even made his t...
This weekend, for the second time in 2023, a plethora of highly rated recruits will flock to Clemson for the program’s Junior Day.
More than 10 prospects from the 2024, 2025 and 2026 classes will be in Tigertown on Saturday. The list of visitors is highlighted by one five-star prospect alongside seven four-star recruits.
DL Eddrick Houston | Buford (Ga.) | Ranking in 247 Composite: No. 8
Houston was a participant in the Tigers’ camp last June, where he received his offer. Clemson even made his top 10 list on November, although he has not yet made it back to campus.
OT Daniel Calhoun | Walton (Ga.) | No. 60
Calhoun received his offer from Clemson last June and included the Tigers in his top 10 schools, which he released in January. However, he has not yet made a visit to the program.
TE Christian Bentancur | Marian Central Catholic (Ill.) | No. 94
Bentancur is the Tigers’ highest-rated commit in the class of 2024 and continues to further solidify his pledge to the program.
S Ricardo Jones | Northside (Ga.) | No. 95
Jones’ weekend has already gotten off to an exciting start after the Tigers extended an offer to the four-star safety on Friday night. This marks Jones’ first trip to Tigertown.
QB Air Noland | Langston Hughes (Ga.) | No. 99
While Noland has yet to receive an offer from the Tigers, it appears that Garrett Riley and the offensive staff have made the Peach State quarterback a priority. This is Noland’s first visit to Clemson, and all signs point to an offer from the program in the very near future.
OT Michael Uni | Copperas Cove (Texas) | No. 120
Uni has yet to either receive an offer from Clemson or take a visit to the program. This weekend could prove crucial in Uni’s recruitment with more than 40 schools already offering the talented offensive tackle.
OL Casey Poe | Lindale (Texas) | No. 153
Poe is another recruit that has yet to receive an offer from the program, but the Lone Star State product has been in constant contact with the coaching staff.
LB Joseph Phillips | Booker T. Washington (Ala.) | No. 230
Phillips does not hold an offer from the Tigers but has seen a steady flow of new offers and a rise in his stock throughout all of 2023 so far.
OT JacQawn McRoy | Clay-Chalkville (Ala.) | No. 329
McRoy received his offer from the Tigers less than a month ago and wasted no time scheduling his first visit to Tigertown.
WR Amari Jefferson | Baylor School (Tenn.) | No. 413
Jefferson has yet to receive an offer from the Tigers but appears to be one of the program’s primary targets at the wide receiver position.
OG Ethan Boyer | West Monroe (La.) | N/A
Boyer does not hold a Division I offer but has received interest from LSU, Louisiana-Monroe and TCU, according to 247Sports.
DL Bryce Perry-White | Buford (Ga.) | N/A
White is by far the youngest visitor of the weekend as he is a member of the class of 2026. Despite his young age, he already holds 30 Division I offers.
K Nolan Hauser | William Amos Hough (N.C.) | N/A
Hauser, who has been committed to Clemson since November, is widely regarded as a top-five kicker in the class of 2024.
Buford Family Dental was recently named a 2023 Top Patient Rated Dentist by Find Local Doctors. Find Local Doctors is a trusted online directory that identifies dentists and physicians who have earned excellent reviews from patients.BUFORD, Ga., Feb. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As a comprehensive family dental practice, ...
Buford Family Dental was recently named a 2023 Top Patient Rated Dentist by Find Local Doctors. Find Local Doctors is a trusted online directory that identifies dentists and physicians who have earned excellent reviews from patients.
BUFORD, Ga., Feb. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As a comprehensive family dental practice, Buford Family Dental serves its community with the very best. The talented and experienced dental team excels in multiple facets of dentistry, including general, pediatric, restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as orthodontics (OrthoFX). Their extensive skill set and patient-centered approach to dental care have largely contributed to the practice's recognition. Buford Family Dental has earned the Top Patient Rated Dentist award due to the numerous outstanding reviews and five-star ratings from patients. Find Local Doctors is a credible online directory that helps consumers locate reputable physicians and dentists in their geographical area. Patients in the Atlanta and Buford area can receive complete dental care for every stage of life in one place, such as advanced periodontal therapy, porcelain veneers and dental implants. The clinic features cutting-edge equipment, comfortable amenities and easy scheduling options for a stress-free visit. Buford Family Dental offers patients the convenience of emergency dental care, same-day appointments, insurance plan acceptance and advanced, modern dentistry.
"We are honored to receive this award, as our patient's comfort is always a top priority, along with providing them with exceptional oral health care," says Dr. Ravi Patel of Buford Family Dental.
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Dr. Ravi Patel was born in Georgia and completed his undergraduate degree from Indiana University before earning his master's degree at Purdue University. Dr. Patel then completed his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University's College of Dental Medicine. He is passionate about providing quality and comfortable dentistry for the entire family. Dr. Patel also runs Sleep Better Atlanta, which is associated with Buford Family Dental and treats chronic snoring, sleep apnea and bruxism which all negatively impact sleep and health. Dr. Sun Kim graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in microbiology. He later attended the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University to complete his dental degree. Dr. Kim believes in patient-focused care and providing information to help them achieve their best smiles.
Dr. went to The where he received a BS in biology in 2016. He later moved to , to attend The Dental College of at University, where he was awarded his dental doctorate degree. Dr. Mukhi is a trusted, accomplished and ethical dentist who believes in always putting his patients first.
Buford Family Dental is located at 4700 Nelson Brogdon Boulevard in . For more information about the services offered at Buford Family Dental, please visit or call (678) 730-2005.
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DT Kamarion Franklin (6-5 260) of Lake Cormorant, MS has begun his spring road trips. Today he is at Florida State and Monday he plans to visit Auburn. Franklin is traveling with his teammate 2025 LB Jarcoby Hopson and the two of them are due at USC March 17th. Franklin said he will be making a return trip to Miami March 25th. Franklin said he’s been talking with Gamecocks defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey. “He loves my motor,” Franklin said. This visit to USC will be his first. Franklin said after he takes these ...
DT Kamarion Franklin (6-5 260) of Lake Cormorant, MS has begun his spring road trips. Today he is at Florida State and Monday he plans to visit Auburn. Franklin is traveling with his teammate 2025 LB Jarcoby Hopson and the two of them are due at USC March 17th. Franklin said he will be making a return trip to Miami March 25th. Franklin said he’s been talking with Gamecocks defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey. “He loves my motor,” Franklin said. This visit to USC will be his first. Franklin said after he takes these and other spring visits he’ll decide on his official visits.
USC target Houston transfer OG Cam’Ron Johnson (6-4 305) continues to pick up offers since entering the Transfer Portal on Wednesday. His newest offers are Missouri and Arizona State. Along with the Gamecocks, others who offered Wednesday and Thursday were West Virginia, Maryland and Cal. Johnson was a first team All-Conference performer for the Cougars last season and allowed one sack in 586 pass block snaps. Johnson is a native of Houston. He signed and redshirted in 2019 and played one snap in 2020. In 2021, Johnson played 669 snaps as a backup left guard and allowed three sacks in 345 opportunities. This past season he started all 13 games and played 905 snaps.
Clemson is among the top 10 schools with LB Aaron Chile’s of Olney, MD. The others on his short list are Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, LSU, Florida State and Georgia.
WR Amari Jefferson of Chattanooga plans to visit Clemson Saturday. He went to junior days at USC, Kentucky and Alabama. He also has spring dates with Auburn and Tennessee.
2025 TE Ryan Ghea (6-5 220) of Alpharetta, GA is visiting Clemson Friday.
USC target WR BJ Gibson to visit Florida State Saturday.
Oregon offered Clemson target QB Air Noland of Fairburn, GA. He is visiting Clemson this weekend. Among the others expected to visit Clemson this weekend are DE Eddrick Houston of Buford, GA, OT Casey Poe of Lindale, TX, OT Eagan Boyer (6-8 265) of Cornelius, NC, LB Joseph Phillips (6-3 230) of Shorter, AL, OT JacQawn McRoy (6-8 345) of Pinson, AL and SAF Ricardo Jones of Warner Robins, GA
2026 QB Josiah Oxendine of Dillon has spring visits set with USC March 14th, Florida State March 25th, Virginia Tech March 31st, Pitt April 1st and East Carolina April 8th. He will go to Tennessee this summer.
Buford High School has released its 2023-2024 varsity football schedule. The schedule has some familiar opponents and one major new addition.The Wolves will host Jones County for the scrimmage game on Aug. 11.Buford will open their season at home against St. Frances Academy from Maryland on Aug. 18. This will be the first time these two powerhouse teams will face one another. St. Frances Academy finished their 2022 season ranked No. 8 by MaxPreps and had a 9-1 overall record. Buford finished their season ranked No. 33 by MaxPre...
Buford High School has released its 2023-2024 varsity football schedule. The schedule has some familiar opponents and one major new addition.
The Wolves will host Jones County for the scrimmage game on Aug. 11.
Buford will open their season at home against St. Frances Academy from Maryland on Aug. 18. This will be the first time these two powerhouse teams will face one another. St. Frances Academy finished their 2022 season ranked No. 8 by MaxPreps and had a 9-1 overall record. Buford finished their season ranked No. 33 by MaxPreps and ended with an 11-1 overall season record in 2022. Between the two teams, they sport 10 MaxPreps All-American players. St. Frances has only played one other Georgia team and that came in 2018 when they beat Lee County 43-14.
The Buford and St. Frances Academy match up was set up by Prep Gridiron Logistics and will be streamed on FloFootball.
The Wolves will travel out-of-state for their next game on Aug. 25. Buford will play Mallard Creek (N.C.) on Mallard Creek’s home turf in their second meeting. Last season, Buford thoroughly defeated Mallard Creek with a score of 56-7.
Buford remains on the road for their next game on Sept. 1 as they take on North Cobb. This will be the third meeting of these teams. Buford is up 2-1 on North Cobb but they are neck-and-neck on the points with Buford at 70 and North Cobb at 69.
On Sept. 8, Buford will have a bye week. They return to Tom Riden Stadium on Sept. 15 to host Carver-Atlanta. The Wolves beat Carver last season 44-16.
Marietta will travel to Buford on Sept. 22 for a non-region game. Buford traveled to Marietta last season where they pulled off a 14-0 shutout.
The Wolves begin Region 8-AAAAAAA play on Sept. 29 on the road at Collins Hill. In 2022, Buford defeated Collins Hill at home 23-3. Oct. 6 will be another bye week for Buford.
On Oct. 13, Buford will play State Champion Mill Creek at Mill Creek. Last season, Buford held on to win the highly anticipated game against Mill Creek before a record breaking crowd at Tom Riden Stadium. Close to 12,000 spectators showed up to witness Buford win 39-27 over Mill Creek.
The Wolves will play familiar foe Dacula at Dacula on Oct. 20 in another region match up. In 2022, Buford defeated Dacula 50-7.
Buford finally returns home on Oct. 27 as they play Mountain View in their next to last regular season game of the 2023 season. Last season, the Wolves bested the Bears 56-7.
The last regular season game for 2023 will be at home against Central Gwinnett. Buford beat Central Gwinnett in 2022 on the road 49-7.
Buford’s toughest two games will be between them and St. Frances Academy, as well as Mill Creek. Buford should have plenty of talent to throw at these two top notch programs. These games should make for some nail-biting, intense competition.