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McWire Electric Inc

Phone: (619) 258-1242 Fax: (619) 258-1245 1736 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 View Additional Email Addresses View Additional Web Addresses

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This company offers residential and commercial solar and electrical work throughout the southern California region, including design, permitting, and financing.

BBB Accreditation

On 8/19/2015 this business's accreditation in the BBB was revoked by the BBB's Board of Directors due to its failure to adhere to the BBB requirement that Accredited Businesses meet and abide by the following standards:

  • 6C. Comply with any settlements, agreements or decisions reached as an outcome of a BBB dispute resolution process.

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for McWire Electric Inc include:

  • Failure to honor commitment to arbitrate or mediate disputes

Factors that raised the rating for McWire Electric Inc include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 14 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

14 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 5 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 2
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 10
Total Closed Complaints 14

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on McWire Electric Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 26, 2001 Business started: 10/01/1999 in CA Business incorporated 10/02/2007 in CA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
The number is 915872.

Type of Entity


Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Pete W Carle, Director of Marketing & Sales
Number of Employees


Business Category

Electricians - Commercial Electrical Power Systems (Residential & Commercial) - Backup Systems Solar Panel Cleaning Contractors - Solar Energy Electricians Generators - Electric Energy Management & Conservation Consultant Lighting Systems & Equipment Solar Energy Equipment & Systems Dealers Solar Energy Products Service & Repair Solar Energy System Design & Installation Renewable Energy

Products & Services

McWire Electric Inc sells the following brand(s): Centro Solar, Enphase, Innotech, ITE , Leviton , Solar World, Sunpower solar

McWire Electric Inc offers the following product(s): electrical panels, lighting, Solar panels

Method(s) of Payment
Cash, check, credit cards, financing available
Service Area
Serving San Diego County
Industry Tips
Contractors Solar Contractors

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.