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   *They certainly seem picky about what they will and won't fix. Maybe they don't wish to make the same mistakes twice --["Users/BrianKenyon"]    *They certainly seem picky about what they will and won't fix. Maybe they don't wish to make the same mistakes twice. --["Users/BrianKenyon"]

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Location
1606 Olive Dr, on the East end
Office Hours
8-1 M-F, 9-12 Sat.
Phone
(530) 758-0830
Website
[WWW]Ganesh Works
Owner
Bill Cavins
Established
1973
Payment Methods
Cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard

General and Electrical Contractor

Ganesh Works is a general and electrical contractor. They tackle all residential and some commercial electrical work as well as specializing in energy efficient improvements, including whole house and ceiling fans, demand water heaters, PV (photovoltaic) solar installations and electrical car recharging stations.

They don't do "remodels" except the electrical part. They don't do flooring or tile or unclog sewer lines. They don't fix washers, dryers, stoves or refrigerators. But they do replace toilets, disposals, dishwashers, faucets and water heaters. They run new electrical circuits and upgrade services, install lighting, ceiling fans, bath fans, attic fans and whole house fans. They install sun tubes and run gas lines.

In the past couple of years they have installed half a dozen photovoltaic solar systems and would love to do more. They are registered with the CEC and the California Solar Initiative and can provide documentation for and apply for the rebates. They believe that solar energy and energy conservation in general is a good investment in many ways and they'd like to help you reduce your energy diet.

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Yes, Ganesh is a Hindu god, a man with an elephant head, which is a story in itself. Bob Morgan and Bill Cavins, fresh Peace Corps returnees from Nepal, started Ganesh Fixit in the Fall of 1972 at road 27 and 113 (before it was a freeway). They moved to Davis in '73 and were in two locations on Olive Drive before settling in at 1606 in the old Pac Tel switching facility. They progressed from fixing whatever came in the door to entering doors all over the Davis area to do handyman work. Bob long ago decided to get a real job at UCD in the Design Department.

Ganesh Fixit Shop

The Ganesh Fixit Shop still exists as a place to bring stuff to be fixed. Vacuums, lamps, and power tools can usually be repaired. But please no more toasters, blenders or hairdryers which are not made to be repaired. They do reglue and repair chairs and other small furniture. They do minor welding, soldering, and gluing. If anyone can figure out how to get one of those Dyson vacuums apart, they might be able to work on them. They repaired a duck plucking machine once. If parts don't have to be ordered, most things are fixed in a week and usually get done on Saturday morning when the boss is there.

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2008-10-13 10:36:36   I've always seen the ganesh truck mabbing around town handling business! —StevenDaubert


2009-01-17 19:00:41   I brought my vacuum in to be repaired. They did a great job, and it was very inexpensive. —bustercat


2009-05-27 09:26:11   I had an electric motor for an attic fan that had a bad noise. I thought I was going to have to live without it or have to replace the whole system. It was fixed in 1-day for $16. First rate service for a fair price. Go to Ganesh!!! —christiandsouza


2009-11-06 18:25:50   Had an electrical problem at my house. while others were so to respond, the team at Garnesh solved the problem quickly. Great service, excellent skills, and nice people to boot. - Ed Chiosso —ed411


2011-07-18 09:23:42   Gave great phone service to help me diagnose a problem, I'd trust them in a heartbeat. —JohnW


2013-03-29 13:46:47   It is disappointing when your expectations in a contractor are not fulfilled. On two occasions now Ganesh has let me down. The first occasion I asked them to install a dishwasher only to have my cabinets flooded. Mistakes happen, right? This time I made an appointment to have them install a water heater. When I called two days before install they assured me that they had installed this model before. When they arrived I got the word that they couldn't do it. On top of that the agent told me to go *$#?? myself. —TomRichey

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