Customer comment:   I am very pleased with all the work you have done. I will certainly recommend R.L. Thompson, Inc to all.

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Customer comment:  R.L. Thompson Electric recently performed several long-delayed electrical upgrades for me at my home in College Park including:  installation of a switched ceiling light in my master bedroom walk-in closet (had relied on a corded utility light hung on an eye hook for the last 20 years!), replacement of my unsafe electrical panel and increasing to a 200-amp service; wiring two external weather-shielded outlets on the back of my house and on my shed; and installation of a new mini-pendant fixture in a high-ceiling basement stairwell.  For all of these projects, John and Chase arrived exactly at the scheduled time, performed the work efficiently and competently, and cleaned up and left my house in the condition that they found it.  Janette obtained all of the necessary permits and scheduled required inspections.  I will rely on R.L. Thompson for all my future electrical work.

​​​1967-2017       Lighting Maryland for 50 years!

Customer Comment:    Jeff was very knowledgeable about what new fixtures would work in our home.  We updated the play area, kitchen and bathroom.  We love the LED lighting in the kitchen and play area.  The rooms look beautiful thanks to the new lights and Jeff's suggestions.  He also helped us figure out the appropriate lights for our upstairs bathroom.  He told us exactly what type of bulbs would be best to replace our old ones that didn't give off much light.  I would definitely recommend him as a knowledgeable electrician.  


Customer comment:   I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend this company for any of your electrical needs.  I am a community manager and have 9 communities totaling over 2000 units.  R.L. Thompson Electric handles the common area electrical issues that I face on a regular basis at these associations.

 They have always gone above and beyond to service these clients in a more than timely manner.  And have ALWAYS responded immediately to actual emergencies such as poles that are down, etc.  I have always found them to be more than reliable and do not think I have ever had a call back on any of the work they have been performed.  John and Janette are great to work with.  Janette responds immediately to the tons of emails I send them for work and I am always confident the ball will never be dropped on their end.


A FEw of OUR electrical SERVICES we provide customers:


Howard County, Prince Georges County, Montgomery County &

Anne Arundel County

Includes but not limited to: Laurel, Fulton, Beltsville, Highland, Burtonsville, Hanover, Clarksville, Savage, College Park, Columbia, Highland, Fort Meade, Arnold, Bowie, Elkridge,

Ellicott City, Annapolis, Odenton, Severn,

Glen Burnie, Silver Spring, Sykesville, Catonsville, Crofton, Gaithersburg,

Fort Washington, Upper Marlboro, Largo, Crownsville


We are a family owned business, servicing Laurel and the surrounding area since 1967. When you have a residential or commercial electrical project that needs to be completed quickly and with an eye for quality, look no further than

R.L. Thompson Electrical Contractor, Inc. Our electrical contractors are experienced, dedicated and willing to work hard to complete your electrical task. 

​           Celebrating 50 years of Business in 2017!
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Customer comment:  We have been working with R.L. Thompson for many years for all of our electrical needs in our office building.  They have always very been responsive to our needs and always completed the jobs in an excellent and timely manner.


Customer comment: ​  Just a note to say thank you for your most courteous and professional representative. I am going to tell all of my Soldiers and Civilians about your company and be sure to highly recommend. Thank you very much. William, US Army

Commercial electrical work to include:

  • Bucket truck service for light poles and wall pack lights
  • Underground electrical repairs
  • Service calls for electrical supply issues
  • Exterior and interior lighting repairs
  • ​​Install new or replacement lighting, switches and outlets
  • New or replacement light poles and fixtures
  • Sign and building lighting
  • Electrical renovations or remodeling

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Residential electrical work to include:

  • Electrical panel replacements, heavy ups and service entrance cable replacement
  • ​Whole house surge protection
  • Install new or replacement lighting, switches and outlets
  • Service calls for electrical supply issues
  • Electrical renovations, kitchen remodeling, or basement completions
  • Installation of electrical subpanels
  • Security lighting
  • Install new or replacement smoke detectors/CO2 detectors, hardwired or battery operated
  • New electrical wiring for home projects
  • Install or replace exhaust fans and whole house fans
  • Hot tub & pool electrical wiring
  • Generator installation
  • Install or replace under cabinet lighting
  • ​Ceiling fan installation
  • ​Wiring for new appliances