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Annapolis Lighting

800 E Gude Dr
Rockville, MD 20852 301-231-4994

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The wait to be helped can be infuriating. They are understaffed and seem to... - Jan 23, 2018

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Dulles Electric

1600 S Sterling Blvd
Sterling, VA 20164 703-450-5700

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I needed a good ceiling fan quickly, and they provided a few recommendations... - Jan 18, 2021

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Dominion Electric Supply

5053 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207 703-536-4400

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Very helpful and knowledgeable. - Apr 19, 2020

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Alexandria Lighting & Supply

701 N Henry St
Alexandria, VA 22314 703-548-2320

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Helpful and great to work with - Oct 29, 2020

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Dominion Electric Supply

14605 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-8300

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Purchased a Post & 2 porch lanterns; upon unpacking, found one had... - Jan 20, 2020

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Lamps Unlimited McLean

1362 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101 703-827-0090

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Efficient staff. Good selection of lighting. Will handle installation. Reliable. - May 05, 2021

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Lamp & Lighting Gallery

9691 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22031 703-352-7771

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Repaired a lamp for me quicker than expected. This is a small business with... - Sep 07, 2021

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Annapolis Lighting

10362 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22030 703-995-8300

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Call to make sure they are still in business. Driving by, it looks like the... - Jan 08, 2019

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Dominion Electric Supply

8610 Cherry Ln
Laurel, MD 20707 301-470-2121

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Great customer service - Aug 16, 2020

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Ferguson

5650D General Washington Dr
Alexandria, VA 22312 703-642-2626

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Worst customer service I've encountered in a long time. They say they... - Jun 26, 2021

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Burgess Lighting

3601 Forestville Rd
Forestville, MD 20747 301-568-8000

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Large showroom and helpful staff. We have bought lighting, fans, and decor... - Apr 14, 2020

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Dominion Electric Supply

4080 Westfax Dr
Chantilly, VA 20151 703-488-9844

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Irving Flores is great to work with. He took his time showing me products,... - Jul 24, 2020

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Gaylord Lamps & Shades

4620 Leland St
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-986-9680

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Repair work is terrific. and have purchased wonderful lamps there, in fact... - Feb 21, 2021

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Annapolis Lighting

71 Forest Plz
Annapolis, MD 21401 410-224-2565

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high priced but knowledgeable staff - Jul 14, 2017

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Maurice Electrical Supply Co

500 Penn St NE
Washington, DC 20002 202-675-9400

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Very good service for me - Mar 13, 2018

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Rexel Branch

425 E Gude Dr
Rockville, MD 20850 301-762-8100

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Very little merchandise to see in the showroom so you have to order from a... - Jul 20, 2015

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Bethesda Sunlighting

7809 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-4206

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Convenient location. Good choice of fixtures and shades. Gave discount on... - Jan 13, 2019

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Ferguson

13890 Lowe St
Chantilly, VA 20151 703-375-5858

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Please correct my below review to be Monica, not Emily !!!! Outstanding support! - Apr 19, 2018

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Illuminations

415 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 202-783-4888

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Illuminations also provides lighting consultation for a reasonable fee given... - Jul 15, 2017

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I check Amazon first for almost everything! - Aug 23, 2020

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