Ever wonder what happens at home while you’re at work or out running errands? A smart home solution keeps you in-the-know on the home event you care about, no matter where you are. Arm or disarm your home from your phone with one easy click. And get location-based arming reminders if you leave home and forgot to arm your system! Get notified if one of your door or windows are left open, the power is out, or there is a flood in your home. Receive real-time alerts when your children come home from school or the dog walker arrives.
We can meet your needs with any number of set-ups from the simplest to the most complex. Contact us today!
We design, install, maintain and troubleshoot electrical wiring systems in homes or businesses. We have the knowledge and expertise to ensure the safety and security of your home, identifying hidden wiring issues, electrocution and fire risks. We can install a range of electrical equipment for the benefit of your home, from ceiling fans and lighting, to electrical panels and circuit breaker upgrades, electrical outlets, light switches and more.
We work with pool builders, home owners, and contractors to satisfy all your natural gas and propane needs.
Appliance hook-up or conversion
The gas piping from linking the gas company’s meter to your appliance belongs to you, the customer, and is therefore your responsibility. Be sure it is the proper kind of pipe and that it is installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with applicable state and local codes.
Outdoor lighting increases the value and resale of your home and compliments your landscaping design and investment. Low voltage (12-volt) lighting systems are less expensive to install and maintain, and burn a fraction of the energy required by high voltage (120 volts) lighting systems. They allow you to spend more time enjoying your outdoor living space and entertaining in style. Landscape lighting systems are designed to expand for future lighting needs. Outdoor lighting also increases the safety for your family and friends by deterring intruders. Outdoor lighting can be both functional and aesthetic; we have years of experience to understand how much light to place on your home and where the best focal points are and work closely with you the homeowner. We offer ongoing support after the installation and we will answer any of your lighting questions or challenges you may have.
A standby home generator keeps your power on during an outage. It’s installed outside your house (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically — whether you’re home or away…all within seconds of a power outage!
Ideal for backing up your home
Automatically starts and restores power in seconds — whether you’re home or away
Powers your home, including critical hard-wired systems like AC, heat, sump pumps, well pumps, security systems and large appliances like refrigerators and freezers.
Delivers high-quality power — won’t harm your electronics
We will help you choose the perfect size generator, the right fuel source and the best installation location for your generator and transfer switch.
We will first install your transfer switch, and then move your generator in place. Electric lines will then be connected from your transfer switch to your generator.
Once electric is hooked up, we will make the proper connections from your fuel source to the generator.
After electric and fuel is hooked up, your generator is ready to start and protect your home or business.
Through the escalation of Internet usage, for many people it’s hard to imagine their daily life without the Internet.
To meet the needs of our clients we offer complete network installation and integration services.
Our innovative home theater and media room systems can adapt to any space, from great rooms to bedrooms.
You can have the authentic movie experience you’ve always wanted at home with the high performance audio and video components available from Rich’s Contracting & Custom Audio/Video. We consider all aspects of your home decor and design when integrating a system into your home. With you, we will determine the best location for screens, seating, lighting, controls, components, and speakers. This is all done in an effort to optimize the aesthetics and acoustical properties of space.
Lighting being one of the most important elements in a home emphasizes your sense of style. Once Rich’s Contracting understands a client’s lifestyle, we can custom tailor a lighting design to compliment your personal living space! Custom designed controls can be located throughout the home. At the simple touch of a button, programmed scenes can be activated. Time set scenes may be activated for morning, evening and night. An ‘away’ mode can even simulate occupancy for added security.
Do you sometimes worry about things at home while you’re at work, away from home or on vacation? Network cameras let you monitor areas of your home over the internet from wherever you are. And you can choose the video format to match the internet connection and your viewing needs. Let network cameras keep an eye on things – anytime, anywhere – so you can relax and enjoy yourself.
Convenience, safety, energy, and money conservation are key advantages of consolidating and simplifying the operation of your home’s entertainment, lighting, security, and HVAC systems. From anywhere in your home you can easily turn on music, lights, heating, air conditioning, alarm features, sprinklers and more from an intuitive wall mounted touch screen panel, a home computer or even a telephone!
All of these features can be tailored to match the way you live. We specify equipment from the most advanced manufactures in their respective fields to combine their components into an easy to use, powerful integrated system.
Imagine being able to hear your favorite music anywhere in your home while another family member listens to something else in a different room. Imagine pushing just 1 or 2 buttons to make YOUR choice of music available instantly. No more fighting with buttons on your stereo equipment! Our systems feature high quality components discretely concealed or tastefully presented in your central audio/video area.
Keypads or touch panel remotes located throughout your home serve as convenient command stations that forward requests for volume, radio station, and CD tracks to the central system. Instantly the room you’re in or the entire house, if you wish comes alive with beautiful stereo music playing through speakers installed flush into the ceilings.
Cleaning the house may not be your idea of a fun activity. But while vacuuming may never be fun, there is a way to make the job a little easier.
Most of us vacuum with the standard movable unit but have you ever thought of installing a central vacuum system in your home? Central vacuum systems are becoming more common, can cost less than a high-end movable vacuum and can add to your home’s resale value. They can be installed in new construction homes and most existing homes.
Central vacuum systems are designed to remove dirt and debris from homes and buildings, sending dirt particles through tubing installed inside the walls to a collection container in a remote utility space. The power unit is a permanent fixture, typically installed in a basement, garage, or storage room, along with the collection container. Inlets are installed in walls throughout the building that attach to power hoses and other central vacuum accessories to remove dust, particles, and small debris from interior rooms. Most power hoses typically have a power switch located on the handle. The motors in these units allow much more suction power than standard movable units.