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Wentzel's Electrical Division Staff 2016

Master Electrician James Hoover

James HooverJames Hoover Graduated High School in 1951 in Hamilton Ohio. He Worked for Armco Steel from 1951-1957 where he completed a 4 year electrical apprenticeship. In 1957 he moved to Lady Lake Florida and worked for Lenhart Payne Electrical Contractors. He moved to Sarasota in 1966 and worked for Dixie Lighting Company until he became a Registered Electrical Contractor with the State of Florida in 1970. He Started Lantern Electric Corporation in 1971. Lantern Projects included:

  • Ramblewood
  • Hidden Lakes
  • Midnight Cove (I and II)
  • Fair Winds
  • Skyline Mobile Home Manufacturers
  • Beach House
  • Meadows Condominiums
  • Long Water Chase

Other electrical projects included several jobs for the Sarasota Housing Authority, several custom homes in Sarasota, Bradenton and the surrounding communities on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Our Mission Statement

Wentzel’s Electrical Services is your trusted team of licensed electricians in Sarasota. Locally-owned and family-operated, the Wentzel family has been serving the Sarasota area since 1959 when they started installing and maintaining HVAC systems.

Whether your electrical project is residential or commercial, we provide you with the sound advice and highest caliber service. Honesty, integrity and quality are of the utmost importance to us. As your electrical contractor, we understand the importance of safety, quality, and energy-savings.

We have your best interests in mind so please contact us for a second opinion and competitive pricing. Why pay more than you should for Sarasota electrical services?

We offer 24/7 Emergency Service, Free Estimates on new installations, and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


Don’t take the risk of having home electrical wiring issues, which can lead to electrocution and even a fire. Guarantee the success of your residential electrical project by giving our expert team a call. Our professional licensed electricians can handle any project in your home, including:

  • diagnose and repair problems
  • upgrade existing systems
  • install specialty equipment and lighting
  • provide maintenance support

We provide licensed electricians for new construction, remodels and additions, surge protection and HVAC electrical services.

When you call us for your residential electric project, you’ll get quality service backed with a 100% guarantee.


You need trusted and proven electricians for your commercial project. Our expert team is led by Master Electrician James Hoover, who has been in the trade since 1957. Wentzel’s reputation on commercial projects is unmatched. We have the ability to adapt to any jobsite or issues that might arise.

Call us so we can give you a competitive quote. Once you work with us, you’ll see that our team will exceed your expectations. That’s why we offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

We can provide licensed electricians for New Construction, Commercial and Industrial, Surge Protection and HVAC Electrical Services.

Our Sarasota Service Area

Our service area includes: Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Venice, and Bradenton.

With Wentzel’s as your Electrical Contractor
You are Covered by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.