Oakwood Electric & Generator Testimonials

“I called for an estimate to install a new whole house backup generator.

Rob responded in a very timely manner, and I had my estimate in a few days from the day I called. Rob came out within a few days and walked me through the entire installation. As we were going through the process, Rob answered any questions I had. He also explained the various options available to me.

Within a few minutes it was obvious that Rob was much more knowledgeable than the previous companies that came out for estimates. Rob was willing to take the extra time to make sure I was comfortable with the entire installation process.

Becky kept me informed from the time I placed my order to the installation date. The installation went without incident.

I will definitely use Oakwood Electric for any future electrical needs.”

Dennyr, Downers Grove


“We recently purchased a Generac generator from Oakwood Electric & Generator, and had it installed by them as well. The service they gave us was tremendous. They were on time for every appointment. They made sure that we had a thorough understanding of the product and its capabilities. They always had time to answer any questions that we may have had, and never rushed the process. Upon completion of the installation, they cleaned the areas in which they worked, and left them as they had found them. When the city building supervisor came over for his final inspection, his words were; “They did a beautiful job inside and out”. We strongly recommend this dealer!”

Tom, Crest Hill


“It was a pleasure doing business with Oakwood Electric & Generator.  We recently completed a large addition to our home and we are very happy with the electrical work that was done.  Rob, the owner, and his employees were prompt, courteous and always cleaned up when they were finished for the day.  I would definitely use Oakwood Electric for any future work we may need.”


“We used Oakwood Electric when we built our new home. They did all the electrical work, including outside landscaping lighting. Oakwood Electric helped us plan the lighting for each area of the house, and the results are wonderful.  The service, crew, and suggestions were all excellent.  We will continue to use Oakwood Electric for any future electrical needs.  They were very prompt with any service we needed. We have received many compliments on the outside lighting from neighbors and friends.

Thanks, Oakwood Electric.”


“Rob responded within a day to my call for information regarding purchase and installation of a whole-house generator. Initially, I had thought I would just have a few circuits covered by the generator, but Rob explained that I could have a generator installed that would take care of my entire house for only $200 more (without turning on every light and appliance in the house which I never do) I told him to order what he needed to proceed. Within a week after the generator was delivered from the manufacturer, Rob and Alex were beginning the installation. They were very neat and the job was completed within a few days. I am very satisfied and will use Oakwood Electric again.”

Sharon Jouza Paitis, Downers Grove


“Oakwood Electric was of one three companies that I had come to my house to give me an estimate on the installation of a whole house generator. All three companies have experience in installing whole house generators. What separated Oakwood Electric from the other companies was the owner, Rob Rheingten, who unlike the other gentlemen gave me an estimate on the spot. He also took the time to sit down with me and explain how the generator would work, the installation process, as well as answer any questions I might have had. I had a lot and he answered them quite thoroughly. Rob took care of acquiring the necessary permit. The installation process went quite smoothly, with the help of his co-worker. The job was completed in a day. This included removing of landscaping, installing a rectangular box made from timbers and filled with pea gravel from where the generator would sit, installing the generator itself and the gas line. Rob then showed my wife, as I was not home, how the generator worked by shutting off the power to the house which caused the generator to start up. He went through and showed the components of the generator to my wife. Two days later Rob came over as the city inspector came to see if the installation was up to code, it was. He took the time to go through the process of how the generator worked for me. I was extremely impressed with Rob’s workmanship, his openess to answering questions, and the continued support I will receive from his company. More importantly I feel I now have an electrician I can trust. “

Gary Osgood, Elmhurst


“Rob was very knowledgeable about whole house generators. He is certified by Generac. He was very clear about the products and was able to accurately assess what we would need. He supplied us with options that would work for our situation. The installation was done quickly and in a very professional manner. We had several estimates on this project and this company was by far the most qualified and the most economical. We would hire Oakwood Electric again without a second thought. “

Mary Janchenko, Lemont


“Rec’d quotes from Rob on installing extra lights in the basement and outside. Also adding more circuits. Oakwood Electric did an excellent job. Very clean and professional. Also I had them install a Generac full house generator. They did an excellent job there also. I am very particular and I had no complaints. I have used them four times now for various projects and I would recommend them to all of my friends.”

Bob Gilchrist, Downers Grove


“After speaking to ( and receiving estimates from) a number of companies to install a whole-house back-up generator., it became obvious that Rob knew what he was talking about. Some salesmen pitched a bare bones system that would not accomplish what I wanted. One salesman said I could not do something I specifically asked for. Rob was very punctual, knowledgeable, and personable. Rob took the time to explain the operation and installation of the generator. He also corrected some of the things I was told by other salesmen. After talking with Rob we determined he could accomplish everything I wanted. And his pricing was inline with the other estimates Rob and Becky kept me informed all through the process of ordering, permits (which Rob took care of), delivery, and installation. I needed some trenching done, which again Rob took care of (at a reasonable price). After the installation Rob took the time to show and explain the operation of the generator, and any of the things I could control. They also did a very good job of cleaning up. The installation and village inspection went without any problems. I will definitely use Oakwood Electric for any future needs.”

Dennis Reagan, Downers Grove