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PoorBoy Electric & Lighting

At PoorBoy Electric and Lighting, we understand that choosing an electrician in San Luis Obispo County for residential and business upgrades and installations is an important decision. Locally-owned and operated, PoorBoy Electric and Lighting is the real deal – owner, contractor, and licensed electrician Erik Poor takes pride in delivering personalized, high-quality professional services to clients in a timely and efficient manner.

Offering a comprehensive list of services at competitive rates, we specialize in all things electrical – from simple lighting repairs to design, installations, panel upgrades and full remodels. Need a home electrical inspection? PoorBoy Electric and Lighting has performed countless inspections and will provide reports and perform necessary repairs upon request.

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With a good, old-fashioned business philosophy, PoorBoy Electric and Lighting delivers the type of service reflective of small-town style, but with the knowledge, experience and professionalism of those larger-city contractors. And that’s just what folks across San Luis Obispo County have come to expect with PoorBoy Electric and Lighting – from San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay, Cayucos, areas north of Cambria and all the way to east of Shandon. With comments such as “service-oriented, efficient, reliable, and exceeds expectations” from our customers, it’s no wonder that we are continually recommended to friends and family throughout the area.

PoorBoy Electric and Lighting services include:

  • Lighting design, LED upgrades, troubleshooting
  • Interior and exterior lighting installation
  • Network/low voltage such as phone, TV, satellite
  • Heating & air electrical
  • Wiring installation and repair

References are available upon request – owners and their property with be treated with the utmost respect. Call PoorBoy Electric and Lighting today at (805) 452-6067 to speak with owner and electrician Erik Poor to schedule an appointment and to learn more about how your home or business electrical needs in San Luis Obispo County may be addressed.

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Santa Maria, CA

Poor boy electric is the best. We’ve used them more than once. Efficient, very neat and tidy, and makes any issue perfect. They detected a fire danger and now we are all fixed up. We would have never known if Eric didn’t find the problem.

Nov 14, 2018
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No one company can do it all. It’s about teamwork. We are very fortunate to work with good people. Tim at Romano Design is one of the good people. His wide back round and keen eye for detail is truly a gift. If you need an architect/ civil engineer please check him out. Pens done by @revmarkmarker #slo #ilovemyjob #centralcoast #lighting #teamwork #groupeffort #howdoyoulikethemapples #revmark #slolighting #slosparky #romanodesign #blessed #thankful #poorboy #sanluisobispo #hirelocal

Nov 8, 2018
Victor Johnson
Arroyo Grande, CA

Eric and Kyle are the go to guys for anyone wanting or needing electrical work. The courtesy and professionalism they showed us was outstanding for two days of work. We have already scheduled another appointment for some other electrical things we want fixed.

Oct 25, 2018
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Lighting is such a crucial step in the build process but usually gets overlooked. This #packsurfshack was such an honor to be apart of. Jon has an incredible eye for detail. At the front door we used @diodeled 45 degree channel and 2.9 watt per foot tape light. The black RLM barn lights balance out either end of the home and the final touch was a single string of LED bistro lights. Photo by @lisamaksoudianphotography @pismo_robo #howdoyoulikethemapples #ilovemyjob #teameffort #sanluisobispo #805 #centralcoast #shellbeach #surfshack #bistrolights #doneright #lighting #hireaprofessional #designteam #LED #barnlights #coastalmodern #lightingdoneright #slosparky #805sparky

Oct 17, 2018
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Super happy how this install of tech lighting single circuit monorail went today. We installed a total of 68’ of rail on this job. From initial design with @keplerdesigngroup to final install with Lutron caseta dimmers went flawless. Layout and design is so crucial on these projects. Special thank you to @pismorobo for killing it today. Those of you not familiar with tech lighting please check them out. One of my top 3 favorite companies to work with and install. @techlighting #ilovemyjob #electrical #customlighting #monorail #timelapse #gopro #workflow #sanluisobispo #cambria #slosparky #805sparky #friday #centralcoast #led #soraa #hireaprofessional #lightingexpert #design #blessed #wow #killingit #wedolighting #howdoyoulikethemapples

Oct 12, 2018
Lauara G.

Eric performed the job quickly, thoroughly, and he and Kyle were real gentlemen. The price for the job was very fair. I would not hesitate to hire PoorBoy...

Oct 10, 2018

I was very happy with the living room lights that were installed in our ceiling. It was a great job that was completed sooner than I had expected. Eric and Kyle were real gentlemen and I wouldn't hesitate having them in my home again. They also left the house clean! Thanks, guys!

Oct 8, 2018

The ceiling lights that were installed are perfect! They not only finished the job sooner than I expected they left everything clean! Eric and Kyle were real gentlemen and I would not hesitate to call them again! Thanks, guys!

Oct 8, 2018
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New tool in the toolbox. Really happy with this FLIR one that attaches right to the bottom of my phone. Seem to use it most electrical panels and transformers. Do you have one and what do you use it on? Would love to hear the feedback. #newtool #flir #slosparky #805sparky #slo #sanluisobispo #centralcoast #troubleshooting #mainelectrical #electric #pge #hotspot #cuttingedge #ilovemyjob #ifyournotwinningyourlosing #howdoyoulikethemapples @pismo_robo @flir

Oct 7, 2018
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We are now noon pro certified. If interested in learning about this brand new lighting control system please let us know. @noonhome #hireaprofessional #wedolighting #cuttingedge #sanluisobispo #centralcoast #slosparky #805sparky #alwayslearning #amazingproduct #first #winning #ilovemyjob #poorboy #poorboylighting #custom #lightingcontrol #greatcustomerservice #slo

Oct 5, 2018