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 Huntsville, 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 Huntsville.
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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 Huntsville. 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 Huntsville, 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 Huntsville. 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville.
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 Huntsville, 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
Huntsville has now reached “What’s behind door number three?” status.The Rocket City was featured on the Feb. 13 episode of iconic gameshow “Let’s Make a Deal.”The show debuted in the ’60s with legendary Monty Hall as the host. Comedian Wayne Brady is the current host of the show, which involves audience members dressed up in wacky costumes and some of those audience members getting the chance to make deals with the host for money and prizes. Sometimes they end up with “zonks&rdqu...
Huntsville has now reached “What’s behind door number three?” status.
The Rocket City was featured on the Feb. 13 episode of iconic gameshow “Let’s Make a Deal.”
The show debuted in the ’60s with legendary Monty Hall as the host. Comedian Wayne Brady is the current host of the show, which involves audience members dressed up in wacky costumes and some of those audience members getting the chance to make deals with the host for money and prizes. Sometimes they end up with “zonks” though, worthless joke prizes.
The show’s Feb. 13 episode included a trip to Huntsville as part of its “Big Deal” segment, which is the final segment in each show. The biggest winners that day get the choice of keeping the prizes or money they’ve already won or a chance at winning what’s behind their choice of three mysterious doors on the set.
First up during the “Big Deal” segment,” a married couple who’d won $10,000 and were dressed in Greek togas. The couple elected to keep that and not risk it, saying they’d spend the money on a second honeymoon.
Next up, a pirate-costumed audience member named Mubashir, who’d won golfing gear earlier in the episode. Mubashir decided to try his luck for “Big Deal.”
He selected door number three. Before revealing what was behind door three, as is the show’s custom, the contents behind the other two doors not chosen were shown. In this case, a home music-recording setup behind door one and a hot-tub behind door two.
After a wave of the show’s blonde model Tiffany Coyne’s left arm, door number three opened, revealing a large scale photo of individuals clad in blue jumpsuits, captioned “SPACE CAMP.” Announcer Jonathan Mangum boomed, “It’s a trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.” Brady echoed enthusiastically into his own mic, “Space Camp!”
Mubashir was stoked. The winning contestant raised his pirate arms in victory while standing up front on the show’s blue-hued set near Brady. Meanwhile in the audience, Mubashir’s brother, Ali raised his hands, the right one wearing a costume pirate-hook, to his head in a “mind blown” gesture.
In addition to enrollment in Space Camp, the package included four-nights at boutique downtown Huntsville hotel 106 Jefferson. The spiel also shouted-out the city’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum, “eclectic shopping, historic architecture and diverse culinary and craft beer scene.”
Then, Mangum added, “But that’s not all. You’ve also won a trip to Croatia.”
The package also included a “luxurious four-night European getaway” to a five-star hotel in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. According to Mangum, the entire package was worth more than $20,000.
“Let’s Make a Deal” airs locally 2 p.m. weekdays on CBS. In December, a contestant from Huntsville named Janet Blankenship appeared on the show. Announcer Jonathon Mangum was raised in Mobile.
Recently, Space Camp, a location site for ’80s Lea Thompson adventure comedy film “SpaceCamp,” was part of a gag on “That ’90s Show,” a spinoff of Fox’s semi-classic “That ’70s Show.”
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Imagine your ancestors purchasing land more than 150 years ago to ensure your family could possibly secure generational wealth for decades to come. Now imagine that nearly 100 years later that land was taken from you.The Jones family says the 10 acres of property on Holmes Avenue has been in the family since 1870. The family was one of the few Black families to own property in Madison County after the end of slavery.Ho...
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Imagine your ancestors purchasing land more than 150 years ago to ensure your family could possibly secure generational wealth for decades to come. Now imagine that nearly 100 years later that land was taken from you.
The Jones family says the 10 acres of property on Holmes Avenue has been in the family since 1870. The family was one of the few Black families to own property in Madison County after the end of slavery.
However, nearly 100 years later, they claim the land was stolen from them through lies and deceit.
“This was historical property and was a means to our family having wealth in our generation but because of this theft we don’t have it,” said Michael Jones, the youngest of the five living children of Willie and Lola Jones.
The land had a well that was the Jones family’s source of drinking water. The family freely shared the water source with others that lived along Athens Pike.
According to records obtained by the family attorney city officials in Madison County condemned the land in 1954 after Willie Jones turned down an offer of only $900 dollars for a small portion of that land that included the well, and the family was forced to move.
The barter opened the door for city officials to begin the condemnation.
Despite claiming the water was unfit for human consumption, the city built a pump house at the location. According to records, the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) now sits on the land that the family’s attorneys say was allegedly stolen.
“Having no access to their mail the condemnation for the other properties started in areas where the actual home was located,” explained Kamala Miller-Lester, a researcher with Where Is My Land, an organization dedicated to helping Black families recover historical land.
As part of the investigation by Lester, UAH handed the Jones family attorneys some documents to show that Willie and Lola Jones signed the deed to W.L. Sanderson, the chief of the Huntsville Land Acquisition Office in 1958. The Jones siblings say because of their dad’s lack of education, he couldn’t sign his name — and those documents were forged.
“Their father unfortunately was not literate,” Lester continued. “Before this transaction, he had signed his name with an ‘X’ and we also have evidence of that.”
According to the Jones family, the duck pond that sits in front of the campus of UAH on Sparkman Drive is less than one thousand feet from where the well was on their property.
Billy Jones, the eldest sibling, told News 19 the source of water from that well is now the water source for homes and businesses in the area and has contributed to major infrastructure in the City of Huntsville.
“The water comes up from up the well and runs under the bridge from the other side of Holmes Avenue and feeding the duck pond and all the building in the area,” said Jones.
The Jones siblings began researching the loss of their father’s property to recover what is owed to the family in 1995.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs (9-15) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (10-15)The Line: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions -3.5 / Alabama A&M Bulldogs +3.5; Over/Under: - (Get latest betting odds)The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions meet Monday in college basketball action from H.O. C...
Alabama A&M Bulldogs (9-15) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (10-15)
The Line: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions -3.5 / Alabama A&M Bulldogs +3.5; Over/Under: - (Get latest betting odds)
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions meet Monday in college basketball action from H.O. Clemmons Arena. Alabama A&M enters this one at 10-15 overall. The Bulldogs posted an overtime victory versus MS Valley State in their last game. As for AR-Pine Bluff, they’re 10-15 as well and coming off a loss to Alabama State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs
Alabama A&M got off to a shaky start with a 6-12 record over their first 18 games. The Bulldogs are 4-3 in their last seven games, beating Prairie View A&M, Florida A&M, Southern U and MS Valley State.
In the MS Valley State game on Saturday, the Bulldogs scored 23 points in the first half, 29 in the second and 18 in the two overtime periods for a 70-68 win. Tops in scoring was Dailin Smith with 20 points and five rebounds.
AR-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
Over on the Arkansas-Pine Bluff side, they managed a sketchy start as well with a 7-11 run across their first 18 outings. The Lions are 3-4 in their last seven games, beating Southern U, Bethune-Cookman and MS Valley State.
Matched up against Alabama State on Saturday, the Lions were down 35-32 in the locker room. AR-Pine Bluff kept the pace from there and ended up losing 74-71. Kyle Milton was tops in scoring on 17 points and five rebounds.
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I’ll probably stick with Alabama A&M. You could make a case either way, though; this should be a pretty good matchup. The Bulldogs are 2-1 in their last three games and they’re scoring pretty well lately with 70 or more points in three of their last four. As for AR-Pine Bluff, they took a 66-59 loss the last time these teams met back on January 2 at Elmore Gymnasium. Alabama A&M won thanks to a 38-30 second half in that matchup, so ARPB will need to keep up the offense in the second half. I like this one to be similarly close with the Bulldogs eventually pulling off the cover (and maybe the win).
In a survey by real estate news site MyEListing.com, Huntsville was named the 4th most prosperous city in America in 2023.In 2022, Huntsville also dethroned Colorado Springs as the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S., according to ...
In a survey by real estate news site MyEListing.com, Huntsville was named the 4th most prosperous city in America in 2023.
In 2022, Huntsville also dethroned Colorado Springs as the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.
So what makes the Rocket City so great? Keep reading for all the details on one of the South’s most rapidly growing cities.
To find America’s most prosperous cities, MyEListing.com analysts reviewed six different metrics using data from 2017 to 2021. Here’s how Huntsville fared in their analysis:
If you live around Huntsville, it’s impossible to ignore its exponential growth within the past few years. Last year the city celebrated huge progress on new projects and developments including:
Not only are a ton of new businesses calling Huntsville home, but the Rocket City’s population is booming with a reported 450 new residents per month in 2022. That’s what we call prosperous!
“Our population growth is fueling unprecedented construction in commercial, residential and industrial sectors to the tune of $1.5 billion over last year and more than $7 billion over the last five years. From MidCity to downtown and up North Memorial Parkway, orange construction barrels are a regular sight.”
So what other cities were ranked the 2023’s most prosperous by MyEListing.com?
Here’s the top 10:
According to their rankings, the South dominates as the region with 10 out of 25 of the most prosperous metro areas.
However, the site also ranked America’s least prosperous cities, placing Mobile, AL at #8.
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BIRMINGHAM- A dozen wrestlers from the immediate area high schools have qualified for the AHSAA State Tournament scheduled for this weekend at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The top six finishers in each weight classes of the Class 7A North Super Regional held in Birmingham will make their way to the season-ending event.Nine Bob Jones wrestlers punched their tickets to the State Tournament while James Clemens had two individual wrestlers and Sparkman one.At the North Super Regional, Maddox Sunderman of Bob...
BIRMINGHAM- A dozen wrestlers from the immediate area high schools have qualified for the AHSAA State Tournament scheduled for this weekend at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The top six finishers in each weight classes of the Class 7A North Super Regional held in Birmingham will make their way to the season-ending event.
Nine Bob Jones wrestlers punched their tickets to the State Tournament while James Clemens had two individual wrestlers and Sparkman one.
At the North Super Regional, Maddox Sunderman of Bob Jones was the lone local wrestler to advance to the Regional finals participating in the heavyweight 285-pound weight class. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound two-sport athlete, who recently signed a scholarship to play football at Jacksonville State, lost in the finals to Rayshod Burts (49-3) of Spain Park in a 2-0 decision. Sunderman (43-3), a senior, made his way through the competition with three wins before falling in the finals.
Additional State Tournament qualifiers featured:
220: Tafari Alcime, Jr., (51-7) of Bob Jones won third place 5-2 over Chris Hawkins, Sr., (44-11) of Hewitt Trussville; 195: Ben Crouse, Jr., (34-18) of Bob Jones won fifth place by DFF over Griffin McKinney, Jr., (40-14) of Huntsville; 182: Ronin Amsler, Sr., (34-8) of Bob Jones lost in fifth place match by fall 1:23 to Nathan Black, Jr., (35-12) of Thompson; 170: Sheldon Sharp, 8, (56-18) of Bob Jones won fifth place DFF over Vincent Bianca, Jr., (41-13) of Grissom; 160: Jaylin Bellamy, Sr., of Sparkman won fifth place DFF over Charlie Buttiker, So., (38-21) of Hewitt-Trussville; 138: Max Bell, So., (23-17) of James Clemens lost the fifth place match DFF to Landon Keith, Jr., (24-12) of Chelsea; 132: Ethan Johnson of James Clemens, Jr., (30-9) won fifth place DFF over Caiden Conolley, Jr., (19-10) of Chelsea; Jack Shaver, Jr., (42-15) of Bob Jones won fifth place DFF over Alec Nelson, So., (45-23) of Hewitt-Trussville; 120: Troy Hennigan of Bob Jones, Sr., (33-11) lost fifth place 5-0 to Jayden King, So., (20-6) of Tuscaloosa County; 113: Zander Samargia, Fr., (40-14) lost third place by fall 1:22 to Wallace Blue, Jr., (37-4) of Huntsville; 106: Kaden Clark, 7, (58-11) of Bob Jones won third place forfeit over Cale Tucker, Sr., (21-7) of Vestavia Hills.
The final team standings included 1. Vestavia Hills 239, 2. Thompson 226.5, 3. Huntsville 200, 4. Hewitt-Trussville 157.5, 5. Hoover 142.5, 6. Spain Park 140.5, 7. Bob Jones 136, 8. Chelsea 92.5, 9. Tuscaloosa County 61.5, 10. Grissom 57.5.