About Hoffman Electric

Serving Marin Since 2005


John Hoffman began Hoffman Electric in 2005, after working as an apprentice electrician for five years under Walter Underhill, another local Marin electrician. Walter taught John a dedication to excellence in all aspects of his business, and he carries on in that tradition.

Since founding his own company, John has developed working relationships with several other electrical contractors, including Lamperti Contracting and Design and G Family Construction, as well as frequently joining Walter Underhill on projects. Gail Koren, Jeff Sterley and other realtors have also come to rely on Hoffman Electric for reliable efficient electrical work during the real estate sales process.

John’s professional relationships allow him to take on residential electrical projects of all size. They give him the flexibility of bringing other electricians on board for a project, while keeping overhead costs low to give you affordable rates.

John is married with four children, and values family life. He keeps them active in outdoor activities like camping and hiking in Marin and Sonoma. John also enjoys rock climbing in Yosemite.

What we can do for you!



Custom Designs – Interior & Exterior

Recessed – Pendant – Accent

Landscape – Motion – Dusk to Dawn


Upgrades – New Meters

Breaker Replacement

Switches & Outlets

GFI Protection

Dimmers – 3 Way Systems

Convenience Outlets


Tripped Breakers

Flickering Lights

Hot Switches/Outlets

Loss of Power

Energy Efficiency

Occupancy Sensors

Motion Sensors & Photocells

Timed Switching

Watt Saving Light Bulbs

Dimmers – Attic Fans

Ballast Retrofits

Your Honest and Reliable Marin Electrician


Hoffman Electric is a local Marin electrical contractor specializing in light commercial and residential electrical work. Since 2005, we have developed a reputation for professional electrical work at fair rates with a courteous, friendly customer experience.

We hold an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and we have reviews from satisfied customers on Yelp!

Contact Us


Email us, text us or call us! Alice will help you by answering questions and scheduling appointments.  If you have a specific electrical question, John can best be reached by email. 

Hoffman Electric

906 Railroad Avenue, Novato, California 94945, United States

(415) 827-1397


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