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Robertson Electric: A Community Fixture

In 1968, Bill Robertson started as a one-man electrical business, operating out of the basement of his home on Greenleaf Lane in Charlottesville. In 1970, Robertson added heating and air conditioning to his products and services and in 1985, a plumbing division was formed. Bruce Locker joined Robertson Electric in March 1977 and became President of Robertson Electric in 1994.

Today, Robertson Electric is one of the largest full-service companies in the area, employing about 50 people out of their office at 2131 Berkmar Drive. In some cases, Robertson Electric has been serving the same customers for over 42 years.

Bill Robertson attributed the company’s success to a commitment of providing the best possible service to customers and a high retention of staff. Robertson employees are highly trained, honest, loyal and dedicated to the customer’s total satisfaction.

For the past six years, Robertson has been voted Number One in their field in the Daily Progress Reader’s Poll. That’s because Bruce Locker and crew are the folks that keep Charlottesville homes cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and healthy throughout the year. Their plumbers keep pipes unclogged and faucets dripfree. Now celebrating 40 years in business, Robertson Electric has built its business on timely customer service and guaranteed satisfaction.

"We pride ourselves on being able to provide service within a two-hour time frame," Bruce said. "We know that our clients’ time is valuable and we honor that time by keeping our appointments timely."

Robertson Electric is a locally owned and operated company and whenever possible buys materials at the local level. "We try to keep things in the local economy whenever possible," Bruce acknowledged. "We are believers in supporting our neighbors.

When customers call on Robertson for air conditioning, heating, electric, plumbing or air quality service, they know they are getting seasoned, responsible technicians.

"Many of our employees have been with us for years," Bruce said. "We have a very low turnover. Recently, Danny Payne celebrated his retirement after 40 years with Robertson. We hire people who are trustworthy and honest. We know our employees and wouldn’t send anyone to a client’s home that we did not know and trust ourselves."

Most of Robertson employees have lived in the Charlottesville area for many years, many all their lives. Experienced, reliable employees allow Robertson Electric to back up their products and services with exceptional guarantees.

"We do whatever it takes to make sure our customers are totally satisfied with our products and services," Bruce noted. In fact, we guarantee all our service work for a full year. We stand behind our work and offer a money back guarantee for any replacement systems."

When financing products, such as heating and air conditioning units, Robertson relies on local finance officers to provide the financing, people who know the community and the folks who live here.

The company is dedicated to keeping all the major systems within the home in good, working order.

In today’s fast-paced society, people need a dependable service company committed to providing the best and quickest service, top quality products and personnel who truly care about the customer’s concerns. Robertson Electric wants customers to be totally satisfied.

We fix it right or it’s free!