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About Mel Carr Electric

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Mel Carr

In 1976, Mel opened a small electrical shop in a garage near his home in Colonie, NY. His goal was to provide excellent residential electrical service throughout the Capital Region.  Most local electricians were ignoring residential customers, instead focusing on the commercial market because they claimed, “that is where the money is.”  Mel sought the road less traveled and planned to bring a new level of professionalism and customer service to our industry. His dream would quickly become a reality…

Today that small shop has grown to include a fleet of service trucks, a highly trained staff of qualified professional electricians and support staff, and an incomparable commitment to top notch customer service. 

Rob Carr

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25 years after that first shop opened, Mel’s youngest son Rob Carr became a full-time member of the Mel Carr Electric team.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree from UAlbany in 2003, he took night classes at HVCC while working in a service truck during the day to become a licensed electrician, just like his father. 

Shortly after he joined our team, Rob married his college sweetheart, Rachel, and the two started a family together in Latham.  Today they are the proud parents to two boys (pictured below), two dogs, and four parakeets! 

In 2010, Rob purchased the company from his father, ensuring that the company would transition to a second generation of ownership.  His leadership goals were to advance the ideals set forth by his father back in the 1970s, to continue to offer the most well-trained and professional residential electrical service in the Capital region.

In 2015, Rob was recognized by the Albany Business Review as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” in the Capital Region. 

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  • "I will definitely be recommending Mel Carr to friends"
    My experience with Mel Carr overall has been nothing short of excellent!
    - Tom
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    Next time I need electrical work done, Mel Carr is my first call, no brainer.
    - Eric Papandrea
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    In a few short minutes everything was good as new.
    - Gary C
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    Brock was very knowledgeable and helpful in my decision.
    - Ronald
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    Jimmy from Mel Carr Electric did an excellent job.
    - Evelyn
  • "Super thrilled with the customer service"
    Will definitely refer them to friends/family.
    - Taylor
  • "Working with Gary is great."
    He is courteous and pays attention to the details
    - Anthony
  • "Ethan figured out the problem and resolved it quickly"
    We couldn’t be happier with their performance.
    - Ed
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