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#155112 12/13/04 10:04 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 84
well after 111 days bussiness partner wants out. no real problem there, but seems like I will have to change names. any ideas .

I personaly like
amp electric

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#155113 12/13/04 11:53 AM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 697
I went for a name beginning with A to put it in a good position in the phone book.

Just a touch off topic, when I incorporated, my usually mellow lawyer got dead serious...looked me in the eye and said, "Tell me before you think about a's like a marriage...but, you always draw up the divorce papers in advance."


#155114 12/13/04 08:03 PM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1
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You may want to read an article about company names. You can read it at the article is in the back issue spring 2004 and is titled Brand or Die.

Bruce Price
Owner A-Line systems
#155115 12/13/04 10:53 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 687
Do searches for the name in use for your your state. I know there is an Amp Electric around here. On name I like that's used here is Current Electric. For comercial 3 Phase Electric was a great name. You might have to go thru a number of names to find a good one not used. Even something simuilar can cause you problems. Were called Active Electric but in Chicago is Active Electric Supply Corp. People call information not knowing the full name or location and they get the wrong number. I get more than one call a week for the supply house and they have said they get my calls sometimes. It's real agervating to stop what you doing to answer the phone for a wrong number. Were concidering on a name change to Active Electricians. I still don't know if that is different enough.

I had a partner in a different biz. I'll never make that mistake again. Just be happy it's over before it started. If you still want some sort of partner you might use a sub contractor aragement.


#155116 12/13/04 11:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
My company is American...., gets the A name and patriotic. One local company has a really interesting name, "The Wire Nuts".

#155117 12/14/04 03:52 AM
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There's an outfit around here lately called, "The Only Electricians On Earth".

Everytime I see him I yell out, "Why are you driving my truck?!" (They don't seem to get the joke...)

They have a website too....
If you want to fill them in on the fact that they are not the only ones....

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
#155118 12/14/04 04:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
I started about 4 years ago.

Name recongnition and marketability, that is what you need in a name.

[This message has been edited by Dnkldorf (edited 04-07-2005).]

#155119 12/14/04 06:36 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 449
When I started my own company years ago the building commissioner at the time suggested I "go high in the alphabet" but Ace, Acme, A1 and American electric were already taken in our area. My wife came up with Amperage Technology and I shortened it to Amptech Electric. I would have liked to have used All-Phase but there was a supply house in a neighboring town by that name. I know a guy named Bob who calls his company Al's Electric.

#155120 12/16/04 10:38 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,294
My personal favorite is "Dolittle and Sitmore", from Riverside County, CA
The logo is a guy sitting on a wire spool drinking a cup of coffee.

As for me...well I just used my name, rather than go for "aardvark" or "aacme", although I've toyed with the idea of "Moray Eelectric"

#155121 12/18/04 05:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 46
In my opinion I would choose a name that refects a geographic location or a elecrical related term and stay away from a FIRST name type electric.I worked for a "Mike's Electric" for a couple of years and was always asked "Are you Mike?Where is Mike?Why can't we have Mike do this job?" It just sounded small to me.A last name could sound better and bigger perhaps.

[This message has been edited by andyp95 (edited 12-18-2004).]

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