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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 Greenville, SC. 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 Greenville.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Greenville, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

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.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

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.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

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.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Greenville. 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:

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Electrical Repairs

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:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

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 Greenville, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

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:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

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 Greenville. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Greenville, SC

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.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

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 Greenville to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

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.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

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 Greenville.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

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.

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Install Surge Protectors

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.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

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 Greenville, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

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.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

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.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

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:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

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.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

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.

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10 sushi superlatives in Greenville, SC

We’ve been fishing around and Greenville is swimming in sushi. From trendy menus to laidback atmospheres, we’ve rounded up some top spots to score sushi.Date night dining TakoSushi, 34 S. Main St. Takosushi is a great spot for making it o-fish-al. After dinner, take your date on a walk downtown + through Falls Park.Impress the foodies ...

We’ve been fishing around and Greenville is swimming in sushi. From trendy menus to laidback atmospheres, we’ve rounded up some top spots to score sushi.

Date night dining TakoSushi, 34 S. Main St. Takosushi is a great spot for making it o-fish-al. After dinner, take your date on a walk downtown + through Falls Park.

Impress the foodies Sushi Masa, 8590 Pelham Rd. Sushi Masa’s premier sushi, like its fresh sashimi, will have those with even the most particular of palettes saying, “Oh, that’s good fish.” It’s recommended you make a reservation.

Late night option Otto Izakaya, 802 S. Main St. + 15 Market Point Dr. We think sushi tastes better late at night. With its buy two, get one free deal after 10 p.m., Otto Izakaya is great for that late night snack.

Keep it casual Sushi Go, 247 N. Main St. DYK: Sushi is historically a casual finger food? Sushi Go is a lowkey sushi scene for those that just want to sit back and ride the sushi wave.

Bang for your buck Aoki Sushi, 1779 Woodruff Rd., Ste. B Who says sushi has to be expensive? Check out Aoki Sushi’s menu, with every roll priced under $16 and most under $11. Plus, if you go on weekdays between 11 a.m.-3 p.m., you get 10% off your rolls.

Tako-bout takeout Sushi Hana, 765 Haywood Rd. Stay in with your sashimi and try Sushi Hana. You can order online and the location off the Haywood Road exit on I-385 makes it easy to grab on your commute home.

Drink up Tsunami, 106 E. North St. An underrated element of the sushi experience? The booze. Tsunami keeps the drinks flowing with the Daniel-San (Japanese whiskey served straight up with Green Tea King cube) + Sakitinis (think: sake martini).

Celebrate with sushi Sushi Murasaki, 2 S. Main St.Sushi Murasaki will maki the moment special with its picture-perfect sushi catering. Roll out the sushi platter for your next party.Go fish-less Purple International Bistro & Sushi, 933 S.Main St.Believe it or not, vegetarian and vegan sushi is out there, and it’s delicious. (Technically the name “sushi” just refers to the rice part.) Try out Purple International Bistro & Sushi’s vegetable rolls including the kanpyo maki + seaweed crunch rolls.

Bonus: branch out Ginza Cafe, 1760 Woodruff Rd., Suite 200 Maybe you’re looking to get out of your sushi-rut and try other types of Japanese cuisine. In that case, give Ginza Cafe’s hibachi, poke bowls, ramen, bento boxes + a variety of boba tea in addition to its 25+ sushi rolls a try.

Grace Church to rent out affordable homes in Greenville as part of special program

Grace Church has purchased a dormitory building from Greenville Technical College to convert into affordable housing as part of a special program to address the local housing crisis.The church will serve as the landlord for the property, and rent will be adjusted to fit families' income. Rent prices will range from $450 for a single room to $1,000 for a three-bedroom unit.The goal, according to Grace Church's care and recovery ministry director LeeAnne Cavin, is that the average family will pay in the $900-range ...

Grace Church has purchased a dormitory building from Greenville Technical College to convert into affordable housing as part of a special program to address the local housing crisis.

The church will serve as the landlord for the property, and rent will be adjusted to fit families' income. Rent prices will range from $450 for a single room to $1,000 for a three-bedroom unit.

The goal, according to Grace Church's care and recovery ministry director LeeAnne Cavin, is that the average family will pay in the $900-range for a unit.

"We do have a crisis of housing," Cavin said. "Our whole community is really starting to desire collaboration."

The units are expected to open for rent the first week of June, and the church already has almost 40 families ready to move in.

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The program will accept emergency housing vouchers through the Greenville Housing Authority but not Section 8 vouchers or extra subsidy from the federal government that goes directly toward rent.

To sign a lease in one of the units, families agree to be a part of a Grace Church housing program that offers medical coverage, dental care, a savings matching program, mental-health support, car maintenance, financial education, cooking classes, self-defense classes, and job and interview preparation.

Residents are expected to stay in the program for two to three years, and Grace is specifically looking to serve people coming from transitional housing and recovery programs and survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and abuse.

The church will work with other housing organizations to find applicants, Cavin said.

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The property is the former Campus Pointe at Greenville Tech apartments on Cleveland Street and is located on a public bus line.

Requirements to stay in the program include:

The apartment units will work toward filling a much-needed housing shortage in Greenville.

A 2020 study by the Greenville Housing Fund found that almost half of Greenville County renters are cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on housing and utilities. If you're paying more than 30% of your annual income on housing, you're paying more than you can afford while maintaining the ability to afford other needs, according to experts at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Recent affordable housing news:Greenville Housing Fund to allocate $4 million for service and healthcare workers

Grace Church has 10 locations across the Upstate and saw more than 6,000 attendees on average each Sunday in 2021.

Cavin said Grace Church is excited to expand its housing ministry and work with local housing organizations to do so.

"We're incredibly grateful to be a part of what Greenville is doing," Cavin said.

Genna Contino covers Greenville County and housing for The Greenville News. Contact Genna at gcontino@gannett.com or on Twitter @GennaContino. Subscribe to The Greenville News at greenvillenews.com/subscribe.

Artisphere returns to Greenville. Here's what to know if you're interested in going

The 2022 Artisphere festival runs May 6-8 to bring a variety of visual, performing and culinary arts to downtown Greenville.Admission is free and booths will set up along Main Street from Wardlaw Street to Court Street near City Hall.Art classes, live music and a yoga session are part of this year's offerings.Weather could impact start of festival:...

The 2022 Artisphere festival runs May 6-8 to bring a variety of visual, performing and culinary arts to downtown Greenville.

Admission is free and booths will set up along Main Street from Wardlaw Street to Court Street near City Hall.

Art classes, live music and a yoga session are part of this year's offerings.

Weather could impact start of festival:Severe weather expected to hit Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson Friday afternoon

Favorites like Kidsphere, chalk artist David Zinn and interactive exhibits will return along with the Culinary Arts Cafe.

Two new features for 2022 are an "arts and drafts" exhibit and a student-teacher exhibit from the Fine Arts Center.

Parking is available at the downtown garages for an all-day special event rate of $6.

Streets will close at 4 a.m. Thursday for setup.

Here's what else you should know about the festival.

Arts and Drafts at Artisphere

Fine Arts Center Student-Teacher Exhibit at Artisphere

Kidsphere at Artisphere

Culinary Arts Cafe at Artisphere

Artisphere music schedule

This year’s music lineup consists of local groups like the Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble and regional acts like The Jamie Wright Band, Aztec Sun and The High Divers

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Local performing arts stage

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Local performing arts stage

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Local performing arts stage

Demonstrations and art classes

Several demonstrations and free classes take place each day of the festival, including some take-home offerings to keep the creativity flowing. Read full descriptions and sign up at artisphere.org. Space and materials are limited, so registration is required.

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Teacher pay raise proposed in Greenville County as tax increase could come

The budget proposed for the Greenville County school district's 2022-23 school year would give teachers a raise of at least $2,000.Greenville County Schools Superintendent Burke Royster presented his proposed budget of $788,619,000 — an increase of about $66 million from the previous year — during a budget workshop meeting on Wednesday.Included are pay increases for teachers and bus drivers, and an increase in the minimum pay for other district employees to $15 per hour.Changes in state funding...

The budget proposed for the Greenville County school district's 2022-23 school year would give teachers a raise of at least $2,000.

Greenville County Schools Superintendent Burke Royster presented his proposed budget of $788,619,000 — an increase of about $66 million from the previous year — during a budget workshop meeting on Wednesday.

Included are pay increases for teachers and bus drivers, and an increase in the minimum pay for other district employees to $15 per hour.

Changes in state funding for public schools that state legislators are currently discussing would cover the increases. Though those changes have not been finalized, it is estimated that the district will receive about $369 million from the state, which is an increase of about $53 million from the previous year.

The budget proposed for Greenville County's school district, the state's largest with about 77,000 students, is still subject to change and based on projected revenues and expenditures. The district will make a recommendation on how to balance the budget on May 12 during the first reading of the general-fund budget, and both a public hearing and the second reading of the budget will take place on June 6 before plans are finalized.

The proposed budget exceeds current revenue projections, expected to total to $782,897,000, by about $5.7 million. To make up for the shortfall, the district will have to recommend a property tax increase in the county, use non-recurring revenue or rely on a combination of those options.

"I think it is very likely that we would propose some sort of tax increase," Royster said.

Greenville County has the highest minimum teacher salary in South Carolina at $42,515 and the second-highest average teacher salary at $61,930. Charleston County has the highest average teacher salary at $62,721.

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Greenville County Schools employees see pay increases every year based on their placement on a stepped salary schedule, but it's uncommon for everyone to get a flat rate increase across the board like they would with what's proposed for the next fiscal year, said spokesperson Whitney Hanna.

The last time this happened was in 2019 when teachers received a $3,000 raise, according to Royster.

Other proposed expenditures address internal pay inequities, lower student-to-staff ratios and measures to keep the district competitive in employee recruitment. Some of these proposals are:

Kaelyn Cassidy lives in Pendleton and writes stories about the Greenville area. When she's not stuck to her keyboard, she likes thrift shopping and spending time outdoors. You can reach Kaelyn at kcassidy@gannett.com or @kaelyn_cassidy on Twitter.

SCDOT increases speed limit on I-385 in Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Things are moving quickly around the new I-85/385 Interchange in Greenville, as the speed limit has changed on a portion of Interstate 385.If you’re driving down the section of I-385, between mile markers 35 and 39.5, you might notice you can drive a little bit faster.The South Carolina Department of Transportation said the change was made last week.Drivers 7NEWS spoke with said they have mixed feelings.“Speeding up equals dangerous,” said driver Riana Reese....

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Things are moving quickly around the new I-85/385 Interchange in Greenville, as the speed limit has changed on a portion of Interstate 385.

If you’re driving down the section of I-385, between mile markers 35 and 39.5, you might notice you can drive a little bit faster.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation said the change was made last week.

Drivers 7NEWS spoke with said they have mixed feelings.

“Speeding up equals dangerous,” said driver Riana Reese.

The SCDOT said they’ve increased the speed limit from 55 mph to 65 mph.

“I just saw it, I recognized it a few days ago,” said driver Jason Dowswell.

Some drivers are on board with the increase.

“55 is kind of ridiculous through here, so 65 makes sense,” said Dowswell.

While others aren’t.

“People are driving crazy and ridiculous nowadays. It’s really reckless,” said Reese.

Reese, who uses the interstate at least twice a day, said she’s worried the increase will only make things worse for distracted drivers.

“You got phones, you got iPads, you got the little wristwatches,” she said.

The SCDOT said they’ve studied the stretch of road just south of the Woodruff Road interchange to North Pleasantburg Drive. They said:

Even with all the things they’ve found, some people behind the wheel still aren’t sure.

“Honestly, I have mixed feelings about it. I know 85 is always clogged up and I’m always stuck there, almost every single day, experiencing traffic. But, not as much for 385, so, I don’t know if it will speed up or slow things down,” said driver David Delon.

There is something which all the drivers 7NEWS spoke with agreed on, everyone speeds along this road.

“I think they’re probably going 80,” said Dowswell.

“Everybody speeds, at least 10 over,” said Delon.

“People are gonna be like ‘oh, I got 5 more extra miles I can put on the 65 that I’m going already,'” said Reese.

At the end of the day, they all said they just want people to be safe.

The Department of Transportation said they met with the representatives with the City of Greenville to get the green light on the plan.

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