I only stumbled over the fact that I needed a level 2 electrician by pure accident. I am expanding my business and recently purchased a rather rundown warehouse that needed significant upgrades to get it up to code. In order to save money, I am acting as the contractor. That means I have to hire all the people who will come in and do the work to get the building up to snuff. I thought I could just hire any old electrician to come in and check the wiring and make any necessary repairs. Boy was I wrong!
As I looked online for people to do the work, I noticed something about a level 2 electrician. Apparently, what this means is that any work that has to be done with the power grid requires an electrician with additional training and certifications. I am sure glad I saw this because I know for a fact that there will need to be extensive work done hooking up the warehouse to the grid. I would have likely wasted thousands on hiring the wrong person for the job. In the worst case, someone might have tried to do the work anyway and made a tangle of it.
Once I started focusing on level 2 companies, I quickly found a great firm that has extensive experience in wiring up all sorts of structures. They came out and took a look around and said they could get the job done in a matter of days. What a relief! This means I can save a lot of money that I thought I would end up paying and direct those funds to other pressing matters. It sure pays to do your research online and ask a lot of questions. If I had went with my gut I could have faced a lot of problems.