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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (March 17, 2015) – Nathanael Toms, owner of Mr. Electric of Southwest Missouri, received the 2015 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics during a ceremony held at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield.

Mr. Electric of Southwest Missouri was selected by an independent panel of judges to receive the award. The panel determined that Toms Mr. Electric business “exemplifies a business with a rich history of strong integrity and marketplace ethics.”

WACO, Texas (March 16, 2015) – Whether homeowners want to be protected during storm season or they want to have surge protection to guard home electronics from becoming damaged, Mr. Electric has things homeowners need to consider when choosing surge protectors.

WACO, Texas (Mar. 3, 2015) - The harsh reality of storm season is that power surges happen, and when they do, it’s important to be prepared. Although nothing is better than unplugging electrical devices during a storm, surge protectors will help to keep plugged-in electronics safe from the storm, therefore keeping homes safe from electrical issues. Electronic devices can greatly benefit from reliable protection.

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – Craig Gjelsten, vice president of Mr. Electric®, was recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Gjelsten completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation. The IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and honored this year’s designees during its annual convention in Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 16.

Mr. Electric Power Surge Prevention Tips​

WACO, Texas (January 30, 2015) – Lighting the way for future electrical discoveries, Thomas Edison developed many world-changing inventions in his 84 years. Acquiring over 1,093 patents in his lifetime, Edison constantly created innovative ideas and devices. In honor of Edison’s birthday on February 11, Mr. Electric® highlighted four of his most impactful inventions.

The phonograph

Service professional, Mr. Electric, provides electrical safety tips


WACO, Texas (January 13, 2015) – Severe winter weather can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. Aside from clearing the snow from roofs, driveways and vehicles, homeowners should make sure the rest of their home and property are protected when winter weather arrives.  Mr. Electric has important winter electrical maintenance tips every homeowner should know.



Mr. Electric has reasons why utility bills increase in winter


WACO, Texas (Jan. 5, 2015) – January brings some of the coldest weather of the winter season. The last couple of months leading into spring can cause home utility and electric bills to skyrocket. Mr. Electric has reasons why home electrical bills increase over winter.


Significant swings in temperature

Mr. Electric guide for electric heater safety


WACO, Texas (December 12, 2014) – Winter can be tough on heaters, and sometimes one heater is just not enough to heat an entire house. Electric space heaters can be very helpful; however, if they are not used and monitored properly, electric space heaters can be dangerous. Mr. Electric has some easy tips to follow to make sure space heaters are used correctly.


Check Safety features

Mr. Electric and to offer savings opportunity

WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2014) – Know What You Drive has announced an exciting partnership with Mr. Electric, allowing customers to earn up to $100 off their EV charger installation from the electrical services leader.