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By: Ken D.
Southwest Arkansas Electric
Paid deposit for new service Aug 15,now it's September 19 ,they say I will be hooked up tomorrow the20th. I think they will do so. The problem has been the shortage of field engineers. The engineer I have dealing with is very nice guy, who told me he has 5 counties to cover. My question is why. Too many chief S not enough Indians? I would like to talk to one of the chiefs do they come have the guts to call me? I doubt it 870 557 2975 Ken Dove.
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By: cmikesgt129
Service First Electrical & Plumbing
The guys are great. They came when they said they would. Also it was not like "oh we'll be sometimes between 9am & 5 PM". They said between 9 & 10. YThey were here before 10. Fast courteous. They even wore shoe covers when they came into my house. These are truly professional. If you need any of their service, call them. You will not be disappointed. Be a while since I've had this level of quality service. THEY ARE THE BEST!!!
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By: Beverly S.
Southwest Arkansas Electric
Electric went out called it in and with in 30 minutes the guys were out here and located the power lines that went down. Took them about an hour to get it all hooked back up. They worked nonstop in rain and thunder. Want to say THANK YOU to the crew! Baby chicks are getting warm again ! ����
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