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Queensborough Bridge Electrical Fire: an important maintenance reminder!

The Queensborough Bridge Transformer fire early this morning serves as an important reminder to perform critical maintenance checks on all your electrical components:  Homeowners and Businesses alike can benefit from regular servicing.  Be preventative and proactive, and stop problems before … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Partners with Standard Products

Exciting news to announce:  Fitterer Electric Ltd has now officially partnered with Standard Products Inc. What does this mean for you? Our unique partnership allows us to bring the best and brightest lighting technology and design to you, the client in … Continue reading

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It’s getting darker!

The streets of Vancouver are flooding today, and when the streetlights are still on at 11:00am, you know the rain is back and we are headed towards Winter! Which brings to mind outdoor lights:  are your outside lights bright enough … Continue reading

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Get ready for Winter!

Hot summer days are behind us, and as the mercury starts to flirt with the single digits, it’s time to start getting ready for Winter!  Smart home maintenance isn’t limited to raking leaves and winterizing outdoor drains. Preventative home maintenance … Continue reading

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Save up to $15,000 with this simple step!

Do you have a secondary suite in your basement?  Do your property taxes reflect this with additional sewage and water charges?  No plans to use that second kitchen? Did you know that if you own a single family home you can … Continue reading

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3rd Year Apprentice Electricians Needed!

Want to work with a dynamic family company? Looking to gain lots of experience in a broad range of applications? Eager to work in Commercial, Industrial and Residential electrical? Apply today! YOU: a hard-working third year electrical apprentice with your … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring! Are you are Journeyman looking for a great company?

Fitterer Electric is looking for team-players:  Journeymen electricians who are looking to work for a family-based company.  We offer competitive wages, benefits packages, and a variety of work in industrial, commercial and residential. Are you looking for a great company … Continue reading

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Pets of Fitterer Electric: The Bruce

Meet The Bruce.  Bruce is our Prairie consultant, currently in Alberta.  We call on Bruce when we need a little extra muscle for specialized projects.  He is a young Boxer full of energy and enthusiasm for any task we ask … Continue reading

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Pets of Fitterer Electric: Pepper

True to her name, Pepper is a sassy elder lady and occasional capitalist with Fitterer Electric.  She particularly enjoys spur of the moment visits to the office to converse on all matters politic.  Pepper is an avid Conservative and sympathizes … Continue reading

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Pets of Fitterer Electric: Precious

As our Senior Office Advisor, Precious (while 2-years new to the role) brings with her 15 years of experience.  Precious can be found under our  Office Manager’s Desk on any given day, and can only be lured out for meetings … Continue reading

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Pets of Fitterer Electric: Echo

As a family company, our pets are an integral part of our team.  Over a course of posts, we will feature some of the V.I.P’s of the team:  that’s Very Important Pets! ECHO:  Security/Grounds Department Meet Echo.  She joined our … Continue reading

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COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL JOURNEYMAN SERVICE ELECTRICIANS REQUIRED

Innovation.  Quality.  Results.   Does this sound like you? Our Service Department is expanding, and we need you!  We are looking for the following: Licensed Journeyman Electrician with current first aid, driver’s license and lift ticket, able to work independently and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! What’s your 2016 Resolution?

Wikipedia defines them as “promises towards acts of self-improvement or doing something slightly nice for others”: what is your New Years’ Resolution? How about saving money and cutting costs through power smart technology? Or safeguarding your largest single personal investment with … Continue reading

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Every Day is Earth Day at Fitterer Electric!

We are proud of our Environmental Mission Statement here at Fitterer Electric Ltd, and proud of our minimal waste, 100% recycle policy.  We strive to take all materials from the job site and recycle them safely and responsibly.  This not only keeps … Continue reading

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Good Journeymen Needed! Multiple Positions Available!

We are hiring again, and crewing up for some exciting new projects starting up shortly! Are you a Red Seal BC-Certified Journeyman looking for full-time employment with a family-run company?  We are looking for you! Send your resume to info … Continue reading

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1st Year & Journeymen Electrician Jobs available

We are Hiring!  Looking for a first-year or journeyman electrician job? We are looking for a 1st/2nd year apprentice electrician, and a red-seal journeyman electrician.  Please read on for the Journeyman Electrician qualifications/requirements. Fitterer Electric Ltd. is a BC-owned, class-A … Continue reading

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E B Horsman & Son opens in Burnaby: Fitterer Electric Ltd. is 1st Customer!

E B Horsman & Son is officially open in Burnaby!  On December 15th, Horsman opened their doors in their newest location, at 3935 2nd Avenue, and the team at Fitterer Electric Ltd. were the first customers in the door!  This marks E … Continue reading

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The Visually Stunning Power of LED Technology

New technology never ceases to amaze us, but this video shot in our own Golden, BC will possibly blow your mind!!!! Filmed in collaboration with Swedish ad agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren and Philips TV, the producers felt that the combination of night … Continue reading

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Looking for work? We’re looking for you!

We’re Hiring!  Journeyman Electrician Wanted! Fitterer Electric Ltd. is a BC-owned, class-A unrestricted electrical contractor operating since 2000. We are a family owned and operated company and have experience in residential, commercial, hi-rise, retrofit, LED lighting design and installation, and … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Launches Dedicated Service Department

Fitterer Electric launches dedicated Service Department Continue reading

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Journeyman Electrician Needed!

Journeyman Electrician Wanted! Fitterer Electric Ltd. is a BC-owned, class-A unrestricted electrical contractor operating since 2000. We are a family owned and operated company and have experience in residential, commercial, hi-rise, retrofit, LED lighting design and installation, and Power Smart … Continue reading

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Tesla goes Open Source

Remember my post about the Tesla Model s:  that sexy electric car?  Well, Tesla has done it again:  in the spirit of advancing electric vehicle technology, they removed every single patent from the lobbies of their Palo Alto HQ. “Tesla Motors … Continue reading

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Hats Off to Burnaby Heights! Watch for Team Fitterer Electric in the Family Fun Dash!

Saturday, June 7th is Hats Off Day in North Burnaby, and we are celebrating 30 years of the Annual Hats Off Parade and street party.  Join Fitterer Electric this Saturday, for Burnaby’s “80’s Theme” as we embrace all things neon, hairsprayed … Continue reading

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2014 Vancouver Sun Run Results for Fitterer Electric

We are facing day 2 of recovery, (which by rights is when we should feel our stiffest after the race) and we are thrilled with our results!  While Team Fitterer Electric saw key members sidelined with injuries shrinking our team … Continue reading

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BC Hydro rate increases mean higher bills…unless you get smart!

April 1st didn’t just bring a lot of jokes and tricks:  it ushered in a new, ten year, mulit-tiered rate increase plan by BC Hydro, and as the consumer, it will be you who bears the higher bills.  According to … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Spam comments

We at Fitterer Electric like to utilize this blog to inform, educate, comment, involve, and occasionally just for fun.  Like today.  In the midst of Spring Break, we thought we would take this opportunity to share some of the wealth … Continue reading

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Countdown to the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run

As of 11:00 a.m. this morning, Fitterer Electric has 50 days and 21 hours left until the start of the 30th Anniversary 2014 Vancouver Sun Run.  We have been training hard, and now that we have our speed up, it’s … Continue reading

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Not your Granny’s Chandelier!

Check out what Vancouver is doing under the Granville Street Bridge on March 22nd! Artist Rodney Graham will be installing an interactive, 4′ x 6′ faux-crystal 18th century candelabra.  Directly over Beach Avenue, the chandelier will drop rapidly from the … Continue reading

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Go Canada, GO!!!

In honour of the Olympic Spirit currently gripping this Country, I thought we would take a moment to tip our hats to all the athletes, their coaches, families and communities and most importantly all their hard work that paved their … Continue reading

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Last Day for Sun Run Early Bird Registration!

Looking out over our beautiful Lower Mainland mountains dusted with fresh snow, and sparkling in the beautiful West Coast Sunshine, you can’t help but think of getting outdoors, and more importantly, getting active. Our thoughts here at Fitterer Electric turn … Continue reading

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5 steps to reduce the cost of light

Acklands Grainger has published a great article featuring five steps to reduce your lighting costs.  The original article can be found here, but in essence, the points boil down to the following: Get an estimate:  seems obvious, but you would … Continue reading

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Burnaby Train Derailment evidence of dark winter days

The Lower Mainland just came through a weekend of heavy rainfall warning, evidenced most clearly in Burnaby, where a section of train tracks gave way after a local beaver dam was washed out with flooding and high water.  If this … Continue reading

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How to store Holiday lights: goodbye Santa, hello New Year!

The tree is drying out, the stockings are down and awaiting storage, and the illuminated plastic lawn Santa is looking forlorn in the cold light of January:  it’s time to pack it all away and say goodbye to Christmas for … Continue reading

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Aldergrove Scrooge strikes again!

Not only is there a Holiday Scrooge at work on our very own front steps, stealing our Santa Yoda and Santa Darth Vader from our neighbourhood children, but apparently he has hightailed it over to Aldergrove, where a close-knit collection … Continue reading

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BC Hydro Rates on the rise by 26.4%

The Vancouver Sun reported that BC Hydro’s residential, industrial and business rates are going to increase by 26.4% over the next two years.  And while these increased rates are slated to pay for capital additions, it is you the consumer … Continue reading

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Journeyman Electrician Wanted

We’re Hiring!  Journeyman Electrician Wanted! Fitterer Electric Ltd. is a BC-owned, class-A unrestricted electrical contractor operating since 2000. We are a family owned and operated company and have experience in residential, commercial, hi-rise, retrofit, LED lighting design and installation, and … Continue reading

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Vancouver Sun Run Registration Opens Today!

Registration for the 30th Annual 2014 Vancouver Sun Run opens today, and Team Fitterer Electric are celebrating their second year running with another team entry to the iconic city 10km race. Our team of lower mainland electricians celebrate events in … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Remembers the Veterans and honours those who Serve

On the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th month, Canadians will give pause around our Country and honour those who have given of their freedom so that we may enjoy ours. On Monday morning, Fitterer Electric will … Continue reading

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Top Trending Halloween Costumes for 2013

Our team of Vancouver Electricians are always happy to embrace the holiday spirit, and with Halloween right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to review some of the top trending costumes for Halloween this year. Fresh on … Continue reading

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October is Power Smart Month, so go out for dinner!

The team here at Fitterer Electric always like to support energy savings, so what better way than to celebrate Power Smart Month,  with BC Hydro! In addition to a number of ways to save energy and money, did you know … Continue reading

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Happy Fire Prevention Week!

It’s Fire Prevention Week from October 6th to 12th, and Fitterer Electric would like to pass on some important stats and tips from the folks at the NFPA to help keep you and your family safe! Did you know that almost … Continue reading

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Stewart Stephenson Gallery adds colour to our Lights

Fitterer Electric Ltd. have brightened their office spaces with a modern splash of colour from the widely heralded and well-known “Sass” series:  an original painting by Stewart Stephenson. Fitterer Electric is thrilled to support such incredible local talent;  with a stunning … Continue reading

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Team Fitterer Electric runs in The Colour Run

This Saturday saw Team Fitterer Electric running in full colour through the grounds of the PNE. Our spirited team was part of the first heat through the arches, boasting times that started well under a 30 minute finish for a … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric achieves Gold Status in BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance

There’s no news like good news, and we are thrilled to announce that Fitterer Electric Ltd. has officially achieved gold membership status with the BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance. Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team of electricians, … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric is looking for BC Hydro Community Champions!

Are you a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping BC beautiful?  Are you focused on sustainability and the environment?  BC Hydro is looking for you, and wants to award you $10,000! As local Burnaby Electricians with our own environmental mandate, we … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about Electricity

Here are some fun facts about electricity that we lower-mainland Electricians thought we would share with you on this beautiful August morning after that big thunder and lightning storm yesterday: Did you know…. Electricity travels at more than 186,000 miles … Continue reading

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BC Hydro Cuts T12 Incentive Program

Are you looking to upgrade your old T12 fixtures to more efficient T8’s in your industrial, commercial or warehouse lighting?  Better make plans now, as BC Hydro is phasing out the incentive program  and cutting out the rebates. There is … Continue reading

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Hiring: Journeyman Electrician

Fitterer Electric is hiring Journeymen electricians!  Please see the job description below and contact us at info@fittererelectric.com if you would like to join our team! Fitterer Electric Ltd. is a BC-owned, class-A unrestricted electrical contractor operating since 2000. We are … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric is hiring qualified Journeymen! (Journeypersons)

That’s right, Fitterer Electric is hiring! Are you a qualified journeyperson who wants to work with a team-oriented, family-run local company?  Are you interested in a broad spectrum of electrical work, from the very big industrial to the very small … Continue reading

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Electrical maintenance critical to a safe and happy home

You can probably ballpark when you last changed the oil in your car, right?  How about the last time you cleaned out the fridge?   (Okay, maybe not as recent as you should have, but you can at least estimate … Continue reading

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Team Fitterer Electric joins The Color Run Vancouver!

Those crazy Vancouver Electricians are at it again, and this time in full color! In the interest of continuing to stay healthy and fit, Team Fitterer Electric is joining in The Color Run Vancouver!  Taking place on September 14th, 2013; … Continue reading

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Summer’s here, and it’s Patio Time at Fitterer Electric!

Summer’s here, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with a cold drink, good company, and a bit of barbecue on the patio.  And with current designs and lighting concepts available for outdoor living, the patio … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Website 3.0!

We’ve been busy here at Fitterer Electric, and are proud of the work we have completed over the last year and a half.    Thanks to an incredible team, and loyal clients, Fitterer Electric Ltd. has been pleased to provide … Continue reading

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The Bloom Group

Various Locations:  Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  LED Lighting Upgrades Originally founded as St James Community Service Society in 1961 by May Gutteridge and volunteers of the St. James Anglican Church at Cordova and Gore in the Downtown Eastside, it is … Continue reading

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Team Fitterer Electric joins inaugural Hats Off Day Family Fun Dash!

Last weekend saw Team Fitterer Electric lace up their running shoes again in participation of the inaugural Hats Off Day Family Fun Dash!  According to legend, there used to be a 5km or 10km race associated with the annual street … Continue reading

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Concord Vancouver Presentation Centre Annex: One Pacific Sales Suite

Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  Renovation and construction of the Sales Suite Featuring a unique revolving turntable, Fitterer Electric continued its’ special relationship with Concord Pacific on this renovation and construction of their specialized sales suite.

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Concord Vancouver Presentation Centre

Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  Lighting design and installation Featuring a 38’ teardrop crystal chandelier installation, Fitterer Electric was thrilled to once again partner with Concord Pacific for their Vancouver presentation and sales centre.  Fitterer Electric was proud to count the … Continue reading

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Tough day at the Office?

Ever had a tough day at the office?  Ever found yourself on a particularly challenging job site? Ever been 200′ up on an exposed slab with the wind and rain/sleet/snow/(insert horrible weather here) driving at your face, fingers numb and … Continue reading

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Concord Richmond Presentation Centre

Richmond, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  Exterior Lighting & Sound, City Model LED Upgrades Fitterer Electric and Concord Pacific once again partnered to complete the Richmond Presentation centre.  Complete with an LED upgrade on the scale city model, Fitterer Electric also executed … Continue reading

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Ron Manor

Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Upgrade Featured in the up-and-coming area of Mt. Pleasant, Ron Manor is a residence in the centre of the emerging SoMa neighbourhood.  Fitterer Electric was happy to perform yet another BC … Continue reading

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Safe disposal of broken CFL’s

Stephen Hume of the Vancouver Sun recently profiled the proper handling and disposing of burnt-out CFL’s, or compact fluorescents, and his article raised some points that bear repeating.  For example, did you know that each CFL contains enough mercury to … Continue reading

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Shery Manor

Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Upgrade One of our favourite locations is the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, with the proximity to the water, fabulous shopping on 4th Avenue, and of course the vistas afforded by Kits Beach … Continue reading

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Team Fitterer Electric Rocks the Vancouver Sun Run!

A very belated post to celebrate Team Fitterer Electric rocking the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run! The team was small but had a big heart, and alongside the heartfelt tribute to Boston and the sea of blue and yellow, we discovered … Continue reading

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Meridian Arms Pub

Port Coquitlam, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  Fire Alarm System Upgrade Fitterer Electric was happy to partner with this friendly, neighbourhood pub for a fire alarm system upgrade.  Located in scenic Port Coquitlam, we were pleased not only complete the required contract, … Continue reading

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Russell Freightways

Delta, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Upgrade Established in 1993, Russell Freightways looks after all your freight-forwarding needs and islocated in Delta, BC, Canada.   Fitterer Electric was happy to provide yet another BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting … Continue reading

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Richmond Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport

Richmond, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  Electrical Servicing & Power Factor Correction Fitterer Electric recently partnered with the deluxe, award-winning Richmond Raddison Hotel Vancouver Airport for a thorough electrical servicing and power factor correction; showcasing yet another service that we are pleased … Continue reading

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Capilano University

North Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Upgrade In partnership with Capilano University, Fitterer Electric took on the responsibility of a full BC Hydro Power Smart lighting upgrade to the parking lot and roadways.  As anyone knows … Continue reading

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Hillcrest Plumbing Head Offices

Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Upgrade Partnering with another family company, Fitterer Electric joined forces with Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating to assist them in their corporate move.  Our team completed a BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting … Continue reading

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Thurlow Street Residence

Vancouver, BC PROJECT DETAILS:  Custom Heritage Property Renovation Completing a full house renovation on this unique heritage property gave Fitterer Electric Ltd. the opportunity to delve into a bit of downtown Vancouver’s unique residential history.  The team worked with the … Continue reading

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Sequestration affects us all, North and South of the border.

Never mind the fiscal cliff, what about sequestration?  Effects of this will be felt in the coming hours and days, most notably across our border lines.  As electrical contractors, we often rely on our neighbours to the South for specific … Continue reading

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Being Power Smart means free money! And we can help!

Recently featured in The Vancouver Sun, BC Hydro is issuing a challenge to small businesses to cut their watts and ultimately their power consumption.  Based on the 2011 Residential Power Smart Energy Challenge, Hydro is looking for two small businesses to … Continue reading

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2013 Vancouver Sun Run Team Deadlines Looming!

The Vancouver Sun Run Team Registration deadline is March 15th, and in a bid to kickstart a year of better fitness, and better intention, Fitterer Electric Ltd. have entered a corporate team! We will be downtown on Sunday, April 21st … Continue reading

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Fast-Chargers get the green light in the Lower Mainland

It’s the perfect match of green thinking and a quick charge:  the BC Provincial Government announced Thursday that it will spend $1.3 million to set up fast-charging stations in 12 communities. These new fast-charge stations will drop an eight-hour charge … Continue reading

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BC Housing assessments are out, and it’s a great time to renovate!

BC Housing assessments are out, and according to The Vancouver Sun,  some Metro Vancouver homeowners are seeing an increase of up to 10% but many are seeing a decrease of as much as 5%.  Especially targeted are recreational locales of … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Fitterer Electric!

All of us at Fitterer Electric would like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ for a great year, and to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!!!  We are eagerly tracking Santa via N.O.R.A.D., and … Continue reading

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Electric plug-in makes Car of the Year

While we don’t profess to be motorheads, we were impressed when Motor Trend Magazine announced its’ car of the year as the Tesla Model S:  an electric car! This electric car is no geeky shrinking violet, with sleek lines, a … Continue reading

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Santa’s coming! Light the way with Holiday LEDs!

There are less than 32 days left before the Big Man comes down the chimney, and we at Fitterer Electric are already starting to decorate!   And what better way to decorate than energy-efficient LED bulbs! Did you know that energy-efficient … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Partners with Capilano University to save $15K per year!

Recently profiled in the North Shore News, Capilano University overhauled its’ street lights and parking lot lights, replacing older, high-wattage bulbs with low-energy devices; and guess who installed them!?  That’s right, our own team at Fitterer Electric. Partnering with Capilano … Continue reading

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GE, Maytag and Kitchenaid overlook energy-smart bulbs in many of their major appliances

We have a fish tank with three fish named Nemo, Flash and Goldie.  One morning we awoke to half the tank in darkness:  one of the lights had burnt out, and all the little fish were huddled under the remaining … Continue reading

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October is Power Smart Month!

October is Power Smart Month, and to celebrate as BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance members, we thought we would share the top five Fall energy-saving tips! Switch to LED or CFL bulbs in all your fixtures Ensure all your appliances … Continue reading

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Light as Interactive Art

It’s fascinating to see firsthand what people are doing with new LED technologies, and nowhere more interactively than LUMOUS:  the Darling Quarter Light Display in Darling Harbour, Australia.  Created by Bruce Ramus, it is described as a radiantly digital facade … Continue reading

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Consumer beware: cheap LED’s are not created equal!

There is a dark side to the new light technologies available in sub-standard LED bulbs available on the market today.  These lower-quality LED’s are often the cheapest in both production and cost, yet fail to offer either the lifespan of … Continue reading

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A non-review of the Light Bulb Finder app from the Environmental Protection Agency

I discovered an app from the Environmental Protection Agency called the Light Bulb Finder for iPhones and Androids.  It’s an app that captures the average electricity usage of your area based on your zip code and offers energy-saving light bulb … Continue reading

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LED lighting dazzles the London Olympics

The London Olympics is the most recent highlight of the impact and effect of LED lighting.  During the opening and closing ceremonies, the Olympic Stadium featured over 70,000 LED modules positioned amongst the seats, each containing 9 LED’s.  Anyone who … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fitterer Electric 2.0!

With the savvy assistance of our friends over at Space Dog,  Fitterer Electric Ltd. has redone, remade, and relaunched our new website!  You will find we were able to highlight more of our past projects with greater detail, as well … Continue reading

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