Frequently Asked Questions

About Us

Q: Where is RJ Martin Electric licensed, and can you perform work in my state?

A: RJ Martin Electric’s contracting capabilities extend nationwide. We’re licensed as an electrical contractor in 31 states and maintain more than 335 municipal licenses throughout the U.S.. We also have 40 service trucks operating across the country. We’re where you need us to be—when you need us to be there.

Q: Is RJ Martin Electric a member of Associated Builders and Contractors?

A: Yes, RJ Martin Electric is a member of the Northern Ohio Chapter of ABC.

Q: What size jobs can RJ Martin Electric handle?

A: Any project from a service call to a design build high-rise downtown structure.

Q: Do you work on residential projects?

A: It depends. RJ Martin Electric’s residential focus is strictly on large apartment projects.

Q: Does RJ Martin Electric use licensed journeyman electricians?

A: Our electricians graduate from federally certified apprenticeship programs.

Q: How long have you been in business?

A: Our business was founded in 1987.

Q: Are you insured, and what does that cover?

A: RJ Martin Electric is fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Q: Does RJ Martin Electric accept credit card payments?

A: Yes.

Q: Does RJ Martin Electric guarantee its work, or do you offer warranties?

A: RJ Martin Electric guarantees all materials and labor with a one-year warranty. 

Q: Do you guarantee that work will be installed to code?

A: RJ Martin Electric guarantees that all work is installed according to the National Electric Code.

Q: Will you correct work that does not meet applicable standards?

A: Yes.

Q: How can I find out more about RJ Martin Electric’s design/build capabilities and services?

A: Please contact Bob Martin, CEO.

Q: How can I find out more about RJ Martin Electric’s prefabrication capabilities and services?

A: Please reach out to Bob Martin, CEO, for any questions about our capabilities and services.

Q: Do you have references?

A: RJ Martin Electric would be happy to provide references upon request. Please reach out to Bob Martin, CEO, for inquiries. 

Q: What is the benefit to using RJ Martin Electric over a union electrical contractor?

A: RJ Martin Electric is a merit shop contractor. That means our electricians are able to work more efficiently by not being subjected to antiquated union work rules. This helps us to be more competitive with our pricing structures.



Q: How can I get an estimate/quote for a project?

A: Please reach out to RJ Martin Electric at 216-662-7100 if you are interested in receiving a quote from our team.


Q: What level of detail can I expect in my estimate/quote?

A: At RJ Martin Electric, we take pride in providing our customers with a detailed proposal so our customers are crystal clear on the installation they will be receiving. We also personally meet with our customers to review the quotation if they desire to ensure there are no surprises.


Quality and Safety

Q: How does RJ Martin Electric work to ensure quality in every facet of its operation?

A: Quality is a broad term; for an electrical contractor, and an electrical contracting firm, what does quality mean? Several things:

  • Being proficient in your trade
  • Maintaining a detail-oriented mind-set from the moment you set foot on site to the time you leave at day’s end
  • Applying your experience and industry know-how to every assignment
  • Thinking outside the box in an effort to boost efficiency and keep project costs in check (without cutting corners, of course)
  • Being considerate of other trades on site
  • Doing the job right the first time—no callbacks
  • Showing pride in your trade, the project, your coworkers and the reputation of your employer.
  • Certifications in all relevant areas of project work.
  • Industry recognition. At RJ Martin, we have won multiple Excellence in Construction Awards.
  • A deep commitment to formal training. At RJ Martin, all employees are required to participate in training on a frequent basis. As a result, our electricians have completed the state- and federally-certified apprenticeship program. Our electricians also participate in biannual NEC code updates and review to stay current on evolving code requirements. In addition, our project managers have attended the Electrical Project Management Institute, an intensive management education program, at Purdue University.

Quality is also recognized through industry awards and accolades. RJ Martin Electric is repeatedly recognized for excellence in our industry. In 2016 and 2017 alone, we received four Excellence in Construction awards.

Q: How is RJ Martin Electric’s safety program structured? Does it meet industry standards?

A: You would have a hard time finding an electrical contractor with a more comprehensive safety program.

  • Our award-winning program includes comprehensive drug-free workplace education, training and testing.
  • Our commitment to safety is underscored through our training and enforcement of company policy, state regulations and OSHA rules.
  • A full-time RJ Martin Electric safety supervisor coordinates training, conducts jobsite inspections, and internally enforces company, state and federal regulations.
  • ALL of our electricians have completed the OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour Construction Safety and Health course.
  • We establish a site-specific safety plan at the start of each project.
  • We conduct weekly toolbox talks to satisfy an OSHA mandate that demonstrates a working and vital safety program
  • Our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is well below the 1.0 industry average

Our total commitment to safety helps ensure your project stays safe, on time, and on budget.


Electrical Contracting Services

Q: What are RJ Martin Electric’s specialized capabilities for industrial projects?

A: At RJ Martin Electric, a core specialty of ours is industrial work; through the years, we’ve seen it all, and our electrical contracting experience on industrial projects of all sizes and scopes gives us deep insight into the characteristics that define truly exceptional electrical contracting firms in the industrial arena. Capabilities that RJ Martin Electric in the industrial arena include:

  • Execution—with or without complete drawings
  • Proven ability to work in demanding – even extreme – environments
  • Adherence to aggressive and strict time constraints
  • The ability to identify potential design issues and oversights, then mitigate the damage with minimal or no effect on scheduling or budgets. Catching mistakes early on can mitigate the associated cost and help ensure trouble-free electrical operations over time.
  • An ability to set a scope of work and a workable budget solely on conceptual drawings only.
  • Conduit bending experience. For industrial applications, rigid conduit is often used, which leaves little room for error.  
  • The ability to read a control diagram and understand it, including recognizing what the engineer’s intent was (for example, understanding the intent of a particular control circuit – i.e., how it’s supposed to operate). No one is perfect – even engineers – so when errors do occur, your electrical contractor should have the capability to catch mistakes.
  • Experience with complicated heat trace installations.
  • Experience with fire installations and Category 5 installations.
  • Knowledge of lock-out and tag-out procedures. Your electrical contracting firm should know what’s required to keep its workers safe so they aren’t harmed by shortcuts that may have been taken by others.
  • A 100 percent commitment to safety and training.
  • An organization-wide commitment to quality.
  • A genuine sense of care. At RJ Martin Electric, we take business personally—we truly care about our customers, and we care about getting the job done in a first-class, quality fashion, on time and on budget. That’s a subjective statement; but we think the care we bring to our work shines through and is visible in all our actions and interactions with industrial customers. This is an intangible quality that we think deserves prominence in your decision-making process as you consider which electrical contractor is best suited for your next industrial project.

Q: What are RJ Martin Electric’s specialized capabilities for health care projects?

A: Every construction project places tough demands on electrical contractors. Yet health care projects are a special breed, for the electrical systems that power health care facilities – from large hospitals to outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, physician offices and beyond – are highly complex and equally critical.

When it comes to selecting an electrical contractor for a health care construction project, there are many criteria you can consider. Yet at RJ Martin Electric, we believe four capabilities in particular distinguish electrical contractors that can perform as you need them to in this demanding realm:

  • Experience: This includes considerations like managing power distribution requirements; understanding which systems should be separated, what each of their functions is, and why they should be separated; understanding the electrical code’s requirements, and experience coordinating multiple systems like these in a variety of health care environments—not just one type (e.g., physician offices).
  • The ability to identify potential design issues and oversights, then mitigate the damage with minimal or no effect on scheduling or budgets
  • The ability to mobilize, dedicate and commit qualified and experienced labor to work the project on schedule and on budget
  • The knowledge and understanding necessary to look beyond the drawings and truly understand how systems work in and of themselves, and in tandem with other building systems
  • A 100 percent commitment to safety and training.
  • An organization-wide commitment to quality.



Vendor Terms

Q: What are your vendor terms and conditions?

A: Click here to view our vendor terms and conditions.

Q: What are your subcontractor terms and conditions?

A: Click here to view our subcontractor terms and conditions.

If you’re looking for an exceptional electrical contracting firm for your next project, or if you want information about RJ Martin Electric’s experience in industrial, health care, commercial, educational and retail markets, please call Robert J. Martin at 216-662-7100 or email
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