Commercial Electric

R.A. Thomas Electric has performed Commercial electric repair, expansion, rehab and new construction for small and medium sized businesses in the Asheville area for decades. We take pride in our work and are able to handle jobs requiring no more that 3-5 electricians. Commercial electric work is an exacting process and our understanding and relationships with the City of Asheville and Buncombe County permit inspection office is superb. We have serviced hundreds of commercial and retail businesses in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Because of our downtown Asheville location (in the historic Flatiron Building) have easy access to all the major highway interchanges in the area and can be to your location in minutes.

Because we also provide electrical maintenance for 60 tenants of the historic Flatiron building. we are well versed in tenant improvement interior electrical, HVAC and lighting improvements and up-fits. R.A. Thomas is Asheville, NC’s premier commercial electrical remodeler specializing in small and medium size businesses, stores, and clinics. Our electrical license is unlimited and can provide any electrical solution.

In terms of lighting R.A. Thomas Electric’s Asheville experience in commercial includes lighting retrofit, lighting upgrade, ballast replacement, light receptacles, track lights, recessed fixtures, pendant lights, LED lighting, fan-light combination, under counter lighting, cove lighting, indirect lighting, post lights, speciality lighting, high bay lighting, florescent lighting, emergency lighting.

R.A. Thomas Electric’s Asheville also provides nationally certified HVAC technicians for wiring and connection issues. We are able to evaluate and troubleshoot using a variety of methods including thermographic analysis.

For for restaurants and food service companies in Asheville and Buncombe County, R.A. Thomas Electric has helped hundreds of these retail locations. We troubleshoot and wire commercial hood fan unites, relocate 220 volt outlets.


Office buildings

Industrial Wiring
Computer rooms
Data Center
Back-up generation systems
Generator and transfer switches
Tenant Improvements
Electrical Remodel, additions, and alteration
Interior and Exterior Lighting
Fire Alarm
Data & Communication, Network Cabling, Cat 5e and Cat 6, Wired Networks, Wireless networks,  Low Voltage wiring
IP phone wiring, Telephone wiring
CCTV Video Cameras
Video Security and Surveillance
Access Controls
Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps
Motor Controls
HVAC Wiring, HVAC control wiring
Refrigeration  and freezer wiring
Solar PV