McGillicuddy Achieves National CFOT(Certified Fiber Optic Technician) Certification

December 19, 2011

McGillicuddy Achieves National CFOT(Certified Fiber Optic Technician) Certification!!

We are pleased to report that David McGillicuddy the company’s President and General Manager has added the title of CFOT to his list of current industry certifications. David received his training  and certification from the industry leading and nationally recognized FOA(Fiber Optic Association).

New Study: Realtors Believe Installed Home Technologies Will Play an Important Role in Home Sales Within Five Years

August 16, 2011

Hi guys, just and interesting article I came across that validated our belief.   We have noticed marked increases in requests for some of these new automation features in dwellings in recent years.  If interested in hearing more about what we can do for you in this regard give us a call. I’d love to tell you.  Cool stuff. I can be reached at  617-786-VOLT(8658).  Thanks, Dave


CEA Study Finds Most Realtors Believe Installed Home Technologies Will Play an Important Role in Home Sales Within Five Years


Most realtors have encountered homes with installed technologies. In fact, in the past 24 months 9 in 10 realtors have been involved in buying, selling, or showing of a home with technology ranging from more established systems such as monitored security (93%) and home theater pre-wire/system (89%) to newer technologies like home automation/management systems (54%) and energy management systems (51%).

Realtors are not just encountering home technologies, but over half of the realtors report they are excited by these homes and believe their clients’ enthusiasm for technology mirrors their own with almost two-thirds of Realtors stating their clients are excited to see technologies in homes.

The survey of 1,793 Realtors who were members of the National Association of Realtors in April, sought to understand realtors’ experiences with homes which have installed technologies and their perception of the technology.

There is a strong relationship between home technologies and the real estate market. While the market needs to recover before home technologies play a more important role in home sales,” stated Rhonda Daniel, “The industry can help prepare realtors to be comfortable in discussing these types of systems with their clients. The ideal goal for CE industry is to have knowledgeable realtors who are excited and open to promoting technology as a selling feature of homes.”

Half of realtors expressed interest in learning more about installed home technologies. While the market needs to recover before technologies play a more important role in home sales, efforts should begin to educate realtors. According to Daniel, “Manufacturers and electronic systems contractors (ESCs) should be laying the ground work now to take advantage of the eventual upswing in the real estate market. Educating realtors on the benefits, value and functionalities of installed technologies now will demonstrate that the CE industry can be a trusted partner to equip them with the knowledge they are lacking.

The study, “Realtors and Home Technologies,” was designed and formulated by CEA Market Research, the most comprehensive source of sales data, forecasts, consumer research, and historical trends for the consumer electronics industry. Please cite any information to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The complete study is available free to CEA member companies at Non-members may purchase the study at the CEA Store.


Article published in EC&M Magazine on Aug 15, 2011

McGillicuddy presents to eager kids during “Community Helpers Week”

May 26, 2011

David McGillicuddy, Master Electrician and President of McGillicuddy Electrical Services of Braintree, MA discusses the role Electricians play in our daily lives to  pre-kindergartners’ at Braintree After School Enrichment in Braintree, MA during their “Community Helpers Week”. McGillicuddy discussed the importance of electrical safety in the home and introduced the class to commonly used tools of the trade.

Kids learn the role of a electrician during "Community Helper Week"

McGillicuddy Electrical Services Donated Auction Item Takes Top Spot at 2011 Annual Televised B.A.S.E Auction.

May 24, 2011

McGillicuddy Electrical Services donated auction of an “Electrician for a Day” took in the top spot at 2011 Annual B.A.S.E Auction. Fahy Construction also based out of Braintree, Ma was the winning bidder. Thank you Fiacra Fahy for supporting this wonderful program and congratulations.

Want to win an “ELECTRICIAN FOR A DAY”?

February 10, 2011

Would you like to win an “ELECTRICIAN/s FOR A DAY”?

This Sunday, 2/13/2011, Braintree After School Enrichment (B.A.S.E) is holding their 11th annual auction to support their efforts and McGillicuddy Electrical Services has donated ‘an Electrician for a Day’ to the cause.  Much like the ownership and staff at B.A.S.E, McGillicuddy Electrical Services’ staff pride themselves on their utmost professionalism, their commitment to the client and the community. 

What is an ‘Electrician/s for a Day’?

McGillicuddy Electrical Services’ ‘Electrician for a Day’ donation is comprised of up to 8 man-hours or one day of labor/time only (A $600 value).  The ‘Electrician/s for a day’ can be used stand-alone or put toward any larger project you may have in mind. Furthermore you have an entire year to redeem ‘The electrician/s for a day’ if you’re not quite ready for us now.  To find out how McGillicuddy Electrical Services superior electrical service, installation, and electrical design capabilities can help you please visit

Remember- you can’t win if you don’t bid!    

How to Place Your Bid

It’s easy to place your tax-deductible bid:  This Sunday, 2/13/2011,  be sure to call 781-794-8066  between 12 – 5 PM or go down to Braintree Town Hall to bid in person.  You may also watch the 11th Annual Braintree After-School Enrichment Program (B.A.S.E.) on Braintree Cablevision.  If you live in Braintree you can watch the live event on CHANNEL 10 if you have COMCAST, if you have BELD CHANNEL 18, or if you have VERIZON CHANNEL 26.  Don’t Miss Out! 

What are some things you could use the ‘Electrician for a Day’ for?

Most people have electrical work that needs to be done in their home or business: a Ceiling fan installed, new sconces, recessed lighting, data lines, service equipment upgrades, ballasts repaired, etc.  Please visit to see McGillicuddy Electrical Services’ full range of or residential and commercial capabilities.  While your on the site be sure check out some of the pictures of our work, read about our approach, our management bios and some customer (residential and commercial) testimonials.  McGillicuddy Electrical Services has earned an A Rating and Accredited Business Status from the Better Business Bureau and serves the South Shore, Boston, and Metro West areas.  

What is B.A.S.E.?

B.A.S.E. provides before and after school programming in a safe, healthy, environment.  Donations to B.A.S.E and money raised through this auction will be used to support ongoing efforts, develop new programs, and to fund the Roselyn Karll Memorial Scholarship, which will be given to a Braintree senior pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.  To learn more about the wonderful work B.A.S.E. does in your community and to see a FULL list of auction items please visit

Thank you for your consideration in supporting B.A.S.E. and for your interest in McGillicuddy Electrical Services.  McGillicuddy Electrical Services’ tagline is “Professional People, Installation and Results” but it’s more than a tagline– it’s a promise!

Best Regards,

David S. McGillicuddy – President & Master Electrician

McGillicuddy Electrical Earns Yet Another Customer Recommendation! Thank you Paul!

November 30, 2010

“Dave provided me with a detailed estimate of the work before it started. He and his crew then proceeded to deliver exactly what they said for exactly how much they said. They left my house neat and clean. I’ll be sure to hire them again on my next electrical project”  His Top Qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

Paul Flynn, Mansfield, MA

The McGillicuddy Electrical Services Difference

November 21, 2010

The McGillicuddy Electrical Services Difference

Today more than ever, we live in a society that highly values outstanding customer service.  Exceptional customer services is expected in certain industries such as dining and travel, however, after listening to our electrical customers we learned that exceptional customer service is desired from the trades as well.  Very few companies in the trades focus on customer service which often leaves people disillusioned by their experiences.  McGillicuddy Electrical Services stands apart from other electrical firms through our commitment to providing superior customer and electrical service.      

We take the time to consult with the client to fully understand their needs.  We ask probing questions to ensure that our estimates are thorough and can be relied upon; we stand by our estimates.  We understand that there are times when the client may change the scope of a project; we outline the change control process in our proposal so that the client understands how such changes will be handled. 

We find that open communication with the client only helps enhance the experience.  We are realistic with our timelines and let the client know up-front when we will have the job completed.  Often larger electrical jobs have to be done in phases (rough electrical work needs to be done prior to the other sub-contractors coming in..) so we ensure that the client is aware of this timeline to assist them with scheduling other aspects of the larger project. 

We have found that the additional up-front time we spend with clients provides a much better experience for all involved.  Our past history is testament to this in that we very rarely are called back to a job for something that wasn’t addressed. 

 Our goal at McGillicuddy Electrical Services is to provide the electrical services our customer wants while adhering to the agreed upon timeline and pricing.  McGillicuddy Electrical Services is a truly professional firm with a strong customer-focus that produces outstanding electrical work.

 Please call us at 617-786-VOLT (8658) to discuss any electrical needs you may have.  We will be happy to talk with you, understand what you are looking to have done so we may ultimately bid on the job.  Once you give McGillicuddy Electrical Services a call you will be glad you did.

McGillicuddy Electrical Services is AWARDED BBB ACCREDATION and A RATING!!!!

October 15, 2010

McGillicuddy Electrical Services, LLC is thrilled to be AWARDED a BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDATION and A RATING for embodying and furthering the BBB Standards for Trust.   

“I thank all my clients for their support and trust over the years.  We promise to continue providing the same superior level of customer service and craftsmanship you have come to expect and deserve.  

If you are not yet a client of McGillicuddy Electrical Services, LLC and would like to experience our high level of unmatched professional service and installation please contact us today Toll Free at 877-786-VOLT(8658). Or email me directly at to schedule a free, no pressure,  no obligation face-to-face consultation and receive a free MES Bearer Bond worth $25 off the proposed project.

Give us a chance and we will  EARN your loyalty each and every time!”, David McGillicuddy

To see the BBB Standard of Trust, please see bellow or visit.

BBB Standards for Trust:

Build Trust
Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace.

Advertise Honestly
Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling.

Tell the Truth
Honestly represent products and services, including clear and adequate disclosures of all material terms.

Be Transparent
Openly identify the nature, location, and ownership of the business, and clearly disclose all policies, guarantees and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy.

Honor Promises
Abide by all written agreements and verbal representations.

Be Responsive
Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally, and in good faith.

Safeguard Privacy
Protect any data collected against mishandling and fraud, collect personal information only as needed, and respect the preferences of consumers regarding the use of their information. 

Embody Integrity
Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions and commitments with integrity.

Is The Bulb Being Banned?

August 17, 2010

ARE YOU PREPARED? For the end of the 100w Incandescent Bulb – Jan. 1, 2012

Hi folks. As valued customers and affiliates of McGillicuddy Electrical Services you know I’m committed to being your consumer portal on the important trends in the electrical industry that affect our daily lives.  You will never be bombarded with emails or data that is not relevant to our homes, business, and lifestyles.  That being said I thought you might find this article VERY interesting because it has a tremendous impact on all of us and soon.

Please contact us to see how McGillicuddy Electrical Services, LLC can keep you ahead of the trend and not stuck with lighting fixtures that you can find replacement bulbs for after the new year.  


Is the Bulb Being Banned

What do recent initiatives mean?

The Energy Independence And Security Act of 2007 created higher efficiency standards targeting today’s 40–100W incandescent and halogen general-service lamps.

Starting Jan. 1, 2012, 100W lamps will have to become 30 percent more efficient or be prohibited from manufacture and import; Jan. 1, 2013, targets 75W lamps; and Jan. 1, 2014, targets 40W and 60W lamps.

The result: The virtual elimination of targeted general-service incandescent and halogen lamps in these sizes, putting billions of sockets up for grabs.

So the bulb is being effectively banned, and we all soon will be exclusively using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), right? Everybody knows this. It has been all over the news. Except that it’s not true. Consumers will continue to have choice. What are the options?

The act certainly appears to favor CFLs, which produce comparable light output in a choice of color tones and for a fraction of the energy. CFLs already are enjoying a fast adoption rate. Last year, nearly 300 million were sold, taking 20 percent of the bulb market, up from five percent in 2005. If you’re looking to maximize energy savings, choose CFLs.

Not everybody is a fan of these lamps, however. They don’t fit every fixture and aren’t suitable for many recessed fixtures. They require special models if you want them to dim, and dimming control manufacturers complain about dimming lamp performance. They don’t start instantly, and they contain mercury—a negligible amount according to the EPA, but enough to warrant recycling and special precautions in the event of breakage.

Incandescent diehards will be looking for the act’s exemptions, but if these loopholes get too popular, the affected lamp types likely will become targeted by regulation.

Another alternative that actually saves energy is using general-service lamps that already comply, such as Philips’ Halogená Energy Saver lamps, available to the U.S. consumer market through Home Depot. These screw-in halogen lamps are produced in 40W, 50W and 70W models to replace 60W, 75W and 100W incandescent lamps, respectively, for about 30 percent energy savings and nearly 10 percent less light output. They also dim easily. And speaking of dimming, control the lamps with a dimmer, and you’ll save 20 percent in energy. According to research conducted for the California Energy Commission, dimming effectively reduces input watts by an average 20 percent.

“Philips’ new energy-saving line of Halogená lamps complies with the energy-efficiency standard established for incandescent lamps in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,” said Randy Moorhead, vice president, government affairs for Philips Electronics North America. In fact, he said, they and CFLs are the only lamps that do.

Indeed, it seems that Edison still has some fight left in him, and not just with halogens. General Electric Co., which has a significant stake in the incandescent business, is working on a high-efficiency incandescent (HEI) lamp, aiming for an approximate doubling of average incandescent efficacy to 30 lumens/watt by late 2009 or early 2010, as Michael Petras, vice president of GE Consumer & Industrial, told Associated Press in December 2007. He added the HEI would reach 60 lumens per watt in the second generation.

Jim Meyer, general manager of technology for GE Consumer & Industrial, more recently said the company “plans to introduce a variety of products that will meet and exceed the new standards. We will give consumers the variety of products they desire for various application needs, including LEDs, halogen and more-efficient, new-technology incandescent lamps.”

GE isn’t alone in its plans to raise the efficiency of the incandescent light bulb. Advanced Lighting Technologies’ (ADLT) recent acquisition of the lighting technology division of Schott AG, Auer Lighting, has enabled introduction of a new Nano Film Capsule technology for its own energy-efficient incandescent “hybrid” bulb that can at least double the efficacy of today’s incandescents, according to the company.

What about light-emitting diodes? A-lamp replacement LED lamps promised high energy savings but bombed in Department of Energy CALiPER product testing in 2007. Just because a product is LED doesn’t necessarily mean it’s energy-efficient. But we won’t be counting LEDs out. The act created a $10 million prize for an LED general-service lamp that can replace today’s 60W incandescent bulbs while meeting certain performance criteria. The technology is moving fast.

The act says efficiency must increase to at least 45 lumens per watt by 2020 at the latest, again putting billions of sockets up for grabs. But with continued advances in lighting technology—including potential future developments in OLED technology, raising possibilities of “lighting wallpaper”—contractors and their customers may continue to enjoy choice in home lighting far into the future.

by Craig DiLouie
Electrical Contractor Magazine – Published: May 2008

Did You Know?

McGillicuddy Electrical Services LLC can handle all of your electrical needs, however, we would like to take this opportunity to let you know about some of the not so obvious things we do.
  • Whole House Surge Protection
  • Professionally Installed Landscape Lighting
  • Home Phone & Computer Networking

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