City Electric

Matthew Durantine

Master Electrician


Matt Durantine is a master licensed electrician with over 30 years’ experience. His clients enjoy providing reference to new clients who are looking for quality workmanship together with integrity and dependability. Matt and his crew always go the extra mile to ensure a pleasant working relationship. His philosophy is that “YOU will be pleased with our work – most of our business comes from ‘WORD OF MOUTH’ ”.

Matt started his career in the electrical trade in 1978 and worked for a variety of electrical contractors for 10 years before he created City Electric in 1988.

City Electric’s mission is to offer quality work and excellent service to small business owners and homeowners. Matt has chosen to remain a small business in order to continue to provide quality work at reasonable prices. City Electric originally remodeled restaurants, small retail and office spaces, in addition to working in older homes throughout the DC metro area. He also specializes in service calls to determine the source(s) of electrical troubles.

No project is too big or too small!

Matt is proud of providing excellent customer service and doing the job right the first time. Check us out on Yelp! Then call or text me (text is better) and tell me about your project. City Electric

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client testimonials

City Electric Service’s clients enjoy providing reference to new clients who are looking for quality workmanship together with integrity and dependability. City Electric Service’s owner, Matt Durantine and his crew are always friendly and always go the extra mile to ensure a pleasant working relationship. City’s philosophy is that “YOU will be pleased with our work – most of our business comes from ‘WORD OF MOUTH’.

Sean O.
Takoma Park, MD
“I have gone through plenty of electrcians but now City Electric are my “go to” electricians.

They have done several jobs for me, both big and small. I have also recommended City to numerous friends. It is so refreshing to find a contractor who stands by both his work and his workmanship. If you want the cheapest electrician, try Russian roulette with the Yellow Pages or one of the guys in the Home Depot parking lot. However, if you want a most excellent electrician at a reasonable cost, then talk to Matt Durantine.

PS Matt is easy to talk to and has a good sense of humor."

Marty S.
Washington, DC
City Electric has done work for us a few times and has always been easy to deal with. Does nice work with reasonably and clear prices. Highly recommended!

Candi S.
Olney, MD
Matt Durantine has been our electrician for over 20 plus years. He has done work in an historic property that we own, in our home and in our investment properties.

He is experienced, extremely knowledgeable, honest and hard working. We have turned to him hundreds of times over the years and he has figured out some crazy issues that have come up for us in the 200 year-old home that we own. He does complete work, goes the extra mile and is a super nice guy."

Silver Spring, MD
"City Electric did a lot of work for us in early 2016 and we would hire them again in a heartbeat.

We had some very specific issues to solve and Matt Durantine was quite knowledgeable, patient and creative. I learned a lot from the consultation and he gave us some advice that saved us money on the work in the long run. City Electric is highly recommended."

Sarah S.
Washington, DC
"Matt with City Electric Service worked with us on a major bathroom remodel and an upgrade to our home’s original electric box.

He’s great – shows up when he says he is going to, respectful of our home and schedule and cooperative with other contractors working in the same space. He’s always willing to go the extra mile (even when it’s not part of the original scope of work). We will be working with him a lot in the future!"

Ron L.
Takoma Park, MD
"My wife and I have used Matt from City Electric on a number of occasions, both on our home in Takoma Park and in our vacation cottage as well.

As always, Matt is superb. He listens to what the customer wants and needs and comes up with solutions that are well designed and well executed. He’s a pro !"

Jeanne S.
Hillandale, MD
"Matt Durantine and his crew have it all and do excellent work.

City Electric Service has done a number of things over the years for me: remodeled the lighting in the kitchen with recessed lights and a ceiling fan and then came back to install a back-up generator. Recently they remodeled the basement lighting. What is especially impressive is that they do superior work, always on time, very efficient in quality and speed of work, clean up completely when the work is finished for the day, very creative solving problems and making design suggestions. Matt is very personable and goes “above and beyond” for his clients."

Santa Fe, NM
"Matt with City Electric is an excellent electrician. He can do pretty much anything,

which is a bonus, because my house is old and it posed a few problems – during various remodels, junction boxes were hidden and electrical outlets were not grounded correctly; light boxes were too shallow, and so forth. He fixed all the easy stuff and he also heavied-up the house to 200 amps. What was impressive is that he was able to separate the main panel from a sub panel during the heavy-up process, so that I can rent out my basement and keeps all the breakers pertaining to the two units separate. He has all the materials and gives you an estimate straight up. He also has a good knowledge of what kind of materials re best—hydraulic vs. electric for baseboard heaters; spot lights, etc. He will pick up tings from Home Depot for you if you buy then on the website. His knowledge and his willingness to get the materials make my life easier. He also accepts cred cards!"

contact info

City Electric Service

Matthew Durantine
Master Electrician

P.O. Box 4205
Silver Spring, MD 20914