Wired for Success
Mark Phillips is among the masterminds that shaped the success of A-EV Installs. A licensed and experienced electrician from Orange County, he founded the company as a specialty division of A-HOME Electric.
As the leading electrical vehicle charger installer, A-EV Installs has taken on the challenge of providing a safe and reliable service to thousands of customers. The Tesla-certified company was also featured in the 2019 OC Auto Show’s Electric Avenue event in Anaheim — as the exclusive installer.
Driven by Innovation
Growing up in sunny Orange County, Mark Phillips went on to acquire his journeyman electrical license and A-10 electrical contracting license. After several years of employment, He decided to start his own business, A-HOME Electric, in 2015. He enjoyed serving homeowners on a daily basis but was also taking interest in the energy revolution that was happening around him, but was shocked at how disconnected the whole industry seemed.
Determined to bridge the gap between the industry and society, it didn’t take long before Mark decided to put his skill set and vision for the future to good use, paving the way for the birth of A-EV Installs. With a satisfied clientele, impressive Yelp reviews, and 12 years of experience in the electrical field, the company enjoys a great deal of success to this day. It is also the top EV charger installer in the region.
Highly “Charged” Services (Without the High Prices)
- EV charger installations
- Home charging upgrades
- Permits, licensing, and rebates.
A-EV Installs also offers installations for all electrical vehicles currently on the market, including models from:
- Smart Electric Drive
[We thought we could] be a company [providing everything] from A to EV. With installations, consultations, policy incentives, and technology, [we could] really give Southern California residents a 360-degree service.
An Electric Evolution
The EV industry has seen a dramatic evolution ever since the birth of A-EV Installs. With several manufacturers of electrical vehicles joining Tesla, the A-EV team saw even more opportunities. And unlike its competitors, the company offers a wide range of fast and reliable services to its customers — all at affordable prices.
- Determine what kind of electric-vehicle charger they need
- Figure out the type of installation required
- Navigate the necessary city permits
- Know how an EV charger will affect their electricity bills going forward
- Determine the charging speed
- Understand the policy incentives in California and federal government policies
- Evaluate the EV charger’s impact on their home electrical panel
The services that the team provides go beyond education and implementation. They thrive on the continued satisfaction of their customers, and their passion for the EV industry is evident in everything they do — from ensuring that their electricians are well-qualified, to preventing the inherent dangers of electrical work and making sure everything is done properly the first time.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge so far?
A: You think when starting your own business, you’re going to have more free time, and the biggest challenge would be that no one realizes the opposite is true. We really are working around the clock and carrying the burden of making literally thousands of customers happy. And we’re talking about electrical jobs—which are inherently dangerous—so the pressure to do these things correctly the first time around and make sure homeowners are charging safely is probably the biggest challenge.
Q: What would people be surprised to know about A-EV Installs?
A: When you’re hiring us, you’re not just hiring an electrician, but also a consultant to advise you on every step of the process, so we will fight for you. When city permits and inspections are involved, it takes a lot of experience and diplomacy to get things done on your behalf; it’s one of the biggest headaches because all it takes is one inspector to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. We’re licensed in every city in Orange County as well as in the unincorporated areas, so we know the permitting process in each city — which are all different. But when we’re dealing with cities, we’re not just dealing with electrical codes; we’re dealing with personalities, which is something a lot of homeowners don’t realize.
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