Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell is a licensed electrical contractor with 36 years of experience in residential and light commercial electrical wiring. His residential projects include wiring homes, electrical repairs and maintenance, electrical renovation projects, and home inspection corrections. His commercial projects include store build-outs, commercial bath projects, and automotive dealership projects.

Highlights

  • Member of The Spruce Renovations and Repair Review Board
  • 36 years of experience in the residential and light commercial electrical industry

  • Licensed Electrical Contractor in Virginia since 1994 (License number: 2710 001002)

  • License Electrical Contractor in Maryland since 1997 (License number: 4421)

  • Currently active in local home electrical repair and renovations projects and local light commercial electrical projects

  • Received the Environmental Protection Agency Lead-Safe Certification

  • Earned an associate's degree in Applied Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • Complete Electrical Code Classes semiannually to maintain expertise and proficiency in the Electrical Trade

Experience

Larry’s full-time career in the electrical field began the year following his high school graduation, when he worked full time on a variety of electrical projects with his father’s company. In 1978, Larry decided to take his electrical experience to the next level and attended his local community college and received an associate's degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

After graduation, he worked as an electronic technician and eventually an engineer for the IBM Corp. until 1994, when he left and took over his father’s electrical contracting business. Since 1994, Larry has worked on literally thousands of residential projects from sheds with several lights and outlets to 12,000 square foot homes to barns to automobile shops and showrooms. His most exciting electrical endeavor is in the area of home inspection corrections. He takes the home inspector's report and the real estate addendum and proceeds to evaluate each electrical item called out and repair as required.

A Word From Larry Campbell

“Through the years, I thought the most rewarding part of the electrical work I performed had been experiencing the joy and happiness of my customers when seeing the end result of the work that I had done. What I have found out most recently is that being able to share insight, teach and enable my customers to do some of the work themselves is even more rewarding. I’m very excited to be working with The Spruce to offer accurate and pertinent information to a large audience to enable and assure them that they can tackle their DIY home electrical projects. I understand some projects are still best left for the professional. However, it is wonderful to help homeowners have a better understanding of a project to help them be a more educated customer."

 

Education

Larry received two years of electrical trade school during high school at Carver Technical Institute, an associate's degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Germanna Community College, and a bachelor's degree in business administration at Liberty University. 

Certifications and Licenses

  • Received Masters Electrician Licenses – Virginia (1994) and Maryland (1997)

  • Received the “Best Electrician Fredericksburg area 2016” from Home Advisor Ratings

  • Received the “2nd Best Electrician” award in my home county as voted by the residence (2018)

  • Received Lead-Safe Certification by EPA (2010)

Title: Licensed Electrician

About The Spruce

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