AC Electric was created out of a vision to give customers something while we enjoyed doing it. Our history begins in 1999 when I wrote my first invoice, the satisfaction experienced in giving that customer the product they wanted at a reasonable cost set motion to the start of a company. Elaine and John were two of the nicest people I’ve ever met—God rest their souls.

Originally, the idea was to start a general contracting company and repairing and/or installing whatever a home required. After reading many books from do-it-yourself projects to home remodeling, my favorite trade was electrical. I decided to pursue the electrical field and registered with Polaris University under the Adult’s Training Course. The electrical professor, Doug Lehota, was an extremely knowledgeable instructor who broke things down to the most minute detail.

AC Electric Owner Asmint Cruz

My studies never stopped after Polaris; it only paved the path to more questions and training. Apart from putting my electrical training experience in the field under residential, commercial, industrial and institutional applications, I continued to further my education by learning other subjects such as computer aided drafting (CAD), lighting load calculations and efficacy, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation principals (HVAC) and plumbing. Understanding the mechanics of a building’s infrastructure has allowed me to understand how certain theories coincide with each other.

When business was slow, I worked for a trades placement company, which included excellent wages and benefits. I can honestly say that when working for someone, money was in abundance; unfortunately, this was not my motivation. Customer satisfaction was my primary influence, and once again I quit my job to work for less money. I can remember it like it was yesterday—2 months working for a company I was once again debt free ( I only owed my supplier). I told my oldest daughter “anything you want—I have money!” A few days later a customer called me about a problem during normal working hours, and I couldn’t say no. I gave my 2 week notice, and was back to struggling as a business owner!

Electrical Contractor ClevelandIn 2010, I quit this time on being naive! In order to provide the satisfaction to my customers, I was going to have to simultaneously provide a positive cash flow and a steady paycheck! I attended many business courses and seminars; reached out to SCORE (branch of the SBA) for guidance; read many books on the subject; attended countless webinars; and, even hired coaches for better business administration. This education is a must for anyone staring a business—maybe even before you even think about what trade to get into!

From a bucket filled with second hand tools running a business out of a one bedroom apartment to an office in Richfield, 3 fully stocked vans, a bucket truck, 17 years of stumbling, and over 1100 of the best customer’s served in NE Ohio, AC Electric is still around! I wake up at 4:15am every morning without an alarm because the motivation of serving you has always been my pleasure!

My education has not stopped; in fact my curiosity has grown exponentially. I train my employees as much as they will allow me to in order for “me” to provide you with the best customer experience you should expect from a contractor! Special thanks to the following customers I’ve adopted like family; you guys have made my efforts worth it!

  • 101 Mobility of Cleveland
  • 4415 Euclid, LLC
  • Adam Bram
  • Adam Brown
  • Adrian Movrin
  • Ahmad Amin
  • Alan Solnick
  • Alarm Core, LLC
  • Albert Miller
  • Alex Vickers
  • Allan Maurer
  • Allen Dallacheisa
  • Allison Welch
  • Ally Auto-Works
  • Amanda Lamb
  • American Eagle Coin
  • Amy Ciano
  • Amy Reinhart
  • Andrea Speelman
  • Andrew Almenar
  • Andrew Evatt
  • Andrew Harsh
  • Anirys Hunt
  • Anisha Miller
  • Anne Whitaker
  • Anthony Konyha
  • Anthony Perez
  • Anthony Tatarczuk
  • Antoine Henderson
  • ArcelorMittal USA
  • Arlemy Adames
  • Automation For Work
  • Baljendra Kappor
  • Barbara Fuller
  • Barbara Higgins
  • Barbara Hobbs
  • Be Next Awning
  • Becky Shultz
  • Bernice Silverstein
  • Beth Salem
  • Bilal Abdul-ManiAllstate Insurance
  • Bill Beverly
  • Bill Dean
  • Bill Mason Agency
  • Blaine Brinton
  • Bob Rose
  • Bob Solich
  • Bonnetta Dudley
  • Bonnie Gordon
  • Boston Market
  • Bradley M Gadd
  • Brandon & Elizabeth Nowac
  • Brandon Bianco
  • Brent Eaton
  • Brian Charkosky
  • Brian Jaros
  • Brian Kraft
  • Brian Walls
  • Brittney Fells
  • Brooke Gurland
  • Canal Ceneter Properties
  • Carlos Reyes
  • Carmencita Hardin
  • Carnell Mitchell
  • Carol Boyd
  • Carolin Harig
  • Charles Grell
  • Charles Johnson
  • Charles Willimas
  • Charlotte Kimble
  • Cheryl Cartmille
  • Cheryl Illner
  • Chester Glenn
  • Chris Ford
  • Chris Hanke
  • Chris Michelmann
  • Chris Przybysz
  • Chris& Rita Stahl
  • Christine Ivery
  • Christine Weiss
  • Chrystal Nicholson
  • Church of Christ @ the Blvd
  • Cindy Nace
  • Cindy Santiago
  • City of Cleveland
  • Clarence Belle
  • Cleveland Culinary Launch
  • CMHA
  • CNEC Companies, LLC
  • Cock Tale Lounge
  • Colleen Sutton
  • Com-Corp Industries
  • Condo Realty
  • Constance Arthur
  • Coryea Residence
  • Costanzo Cardinal
  • D&C Developers
  • Dan Galita
  • Danesh Mangal
  • Daniel & Sandra Sexton
  • Daniel Henry
  • Danyell Steward
  • Darrell Gunter
  • Dave Brown
  • David Aymat
  • David Bernatowicz
  • David Carney
  • David Dixon
  • David Stevens
  • Deloris Prestamo
  • Denise Edwards
  • Denise Patterson
  • Dennis Wrabel
  • Detroit Shoreway
  • Diane Bray
  • Diane Owens
  • Diane W.
  • Dirul Nassar
  • Diya Alaedeen
  • Donald Johnson
  • Dorcas Mangira
  • Dorothy & Tom Salem
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Duane Smith
  • Edith Rondon
  • Edward Francis
  • El Rio Grande
  • El Rodeo
  • Elaine Duckworth
  • Elite Mobility
  • Elizabeth Gabella
  • Elois Hunter
  • Emma Crespo
  • Emma Moore
  • Emmett Equipment Company
  • Eric Jacobson
  • Eric Sedelmeyer
  • Erich Andrews
  • Essig Management
  • Ethen Spiegelberg
  • Eugene Young
  • Evelyn English
  • Express Service & Maintenance, LLC
  • Firestone
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Flor Panta
  • Francis Quiniones
  • Francisco Aquino
  • Franz Rehfald
  • Gary Miller
  • Gary Moyse
  • Gary Watkins
  • Gemma Smith
  • Geneva Chapman
  • George Ramos
  • George Rodriguez
  • Gerald Dixon
  • Gina Telman
  • Gloria Strickland
  • Greg Vicarro
  • Gregg Deering
  • Gregg Radke
  • Gwendolyn Davis
  • Harold Jones
  • Hazel Bavishi
  • Helen Hubbard
  • Henry & Yolanda Rodriguez
  • Henry Luu
  • Hillary Sample
  • Hills Home Improvement
  • Horace Johnson
  • Hustler Club
  • ID Interiors
  • Ingrid Reichert
  • Instiglass
  • Integrity Printing
  • Issa Salti
  • Jacqueline Shultz
  • James Batcha
  • James Cunselman
  • James Hardiman
  • James Lamvermeyer
  • James Mezatasta
  • James Rodems
  • James Smith
  • James Vandeweerd
  • James Zabielski
  • Jan Satterwaite
  • Jane Benovich
  • Janice Dort
  • Jawed Hasan
  • Jay Gentry
  • Jeanne Schillig
  • Jeff Bonnell
  • Jeff Dan
  • Jeff Hummel
  • Jeff King
  • Jeff McCurrah
  • Jeff Rossman
  • Jeff Sacco
  • Jeffrey & Erin Hartig
  • Jeffrey Detwiler
  • Jeffrey Junge
  • Jeffrey Rauscher
  • Jenine Neitzel
  • Jennifer Boyette
  • Jennifer Cimino
  • Jennifer Frame
  • Jennifer Hyre
  • Jennifer Krejsa
  • Jennifer Quellos
  • Jennifer Steinfurth
  • Jeri Grand
  • Jesse Yanoff
  • Jim Boone
  • Jim Kontoveros
  • Jim Wolen
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Joanna Lopez
  • Joanne Bryan
  • Joanne Hernandez
  • Joe Carrick
  • Joe Jones
  • Joe Palian
  • Joe Warner
  • John Bakos
  • John Colwell
  • John Gasper
  • John Gohl
  • John Mack
  • John McNamara
  • John Messina
  • John Parente
  • John Sweo
  • John Umek
  • John Vellucci
  • Johnetta Rasheed
  • Jonathan & Laura Streit
  • Jonathan Bartell
  • Jorel & Jennifer Buffa
  • Joseph Sekera
  • Josh Rosian
  • Juan Fuentes
  • Juan Oyola
  • Julia De Burgos
  • Julie Gibson
  • Julie Haydu
  • Justin Boothroyd
  • Kathy Applegate
  • Kathy Petras
  • Katie Judson
  • Katie Polasek
  • KBR Commercial
  • KDK Auto Brokers
  • Keith Schwartz
  • Kelly Auto Group
  • Kelvie Tyus
  • Kenneth Frisco
  • Kent Whitley
  • Kenworth of Richfield
  • Kevin Cash
  • Kevin Spencer
  • Kimberly Berry
  • Knights Inn
  • Kondaur Capital Corp.
  • Kristopher Sayre
  • Kunde Insurance
  • Kwick-N-Clean
  • Kyle Hartung
  • LaChae Cosmetics
  • Lake Erie Creamery
  • Lakewood Detroit Investors
  • Latisha Riggins
  • Laura Powell
  • Linda Balcer
  • Linda Constantine
  • Linda Jackson
  • Lisa Bradford
  • Lisa Heathfield
  • Lisa Sabovich
  • Lisa Torres
  • Litel Robinson
  • Lone Rover Construction
  • Lucas Contracting
  • Machine Industries
  • Madonna Morris
  • Magaret Joyce
  • Magic City Creations
  • Magic Coin Laundry
  • Mallard Construction, Inc
  • Margaret Erven
  • Maria Samame
  • Marian Mackey
  • Marian Tapu
  • Mark Marshall
  • Mark Mattern
  • Mark McGraw
  • Mark Turner
  • Mary Ellen Larkin
  • Mary Ellen Larkin
  • Mary Parker
  • Matt Evenhouse
  • Maura Dooley
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Meagan Ramos
  • Mehrdad Ramezanali
  • Melva Henderson
  • Melvin Rox
  • Melvin Weinberg
  • Michael Alexander
  • Michael Fox
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Michael Santucci
  • Michael Swogger
  • Michelle Edwards
  • Mick Lalich
  • Mike Cehelnik
  • Mike Cratko
  • Mike Glass
  • Mike Lynch
  • Mike Montgomery
  • Mike Puleo
  • Mike Tahan
  • Mildred Sweeney
  • Milo Heger
  • Milosh Milenkovich
  • Minerva Prime
  • Minh T Nguyen
  • Mitra Roy
  • Mitsy Wilson
  • Mohammad Farid
  • Monica Shel
  • Multitech Commercial
  • Nada Johnson
  • Nail Boutique
  • Nam Bui
  • Nathaniel Whitlow
  • Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
  • NEMF
  • Nicholas Beastrom
  • Nichole Johnson
  • Novaflux Technologies
  • NRP Group
  • One Time Construction
  • Pamela Celenski
  • Parania Jakyma
  • Pat Harrington
  • Patrick Collier
  • Patrick Halsey
  • Paul Huth
  • Paul Pasicznyk
  • Paul Robinson
  • PC Surveillance
  • PC Surveillance
  • Pearl Scruggs
  • Pedro Caraballo
  • Pedro Davila
  • Peridot Property Management
  • Peter & Jennifer Analore
  • Peter Suhodolsky
  • Phil Nemeckay
  • Phyllis Hambra
  • Phyllis Zappi
  • Pierre Williams
  • Pinnacle Commercial Development, Inc.
  • Podojil Builders, Inc.
  • Premium Auto Wholesale
  • Prime Communications
  • Pro-Line Construction, Inc.
  • Qiong LI
  • Rafael Paulino
  • Rafaela Tejeda
  • Rahsurah Tinsley
  • Rama Iyer
  • Ramada Plaza
  • Raul Huertas
  • Ray Hanna
  • Ray Harris
  • Red Lobster
  • Reggie Howard
  • Regina Weber
  • Reginald McCullars
  • Rice’s Landscaping and Snow Removal, Inc.
  • Rich Radachi
  • Rich Zohranski
  • Richard Galgoczy
  • Richard Goetter
  • Richard Skidmore
  • Rick Haught
  • Rick Manaloff
  • Riley Gladney
  • Robert & Claudine Kirschner
  • Robert King
  • Robert Lazor
  • Robert Levy
  • Robert Miller
  • Robert Pack
  • Robert Ruffing
  • Robinson Reyes
  • Romeo Mihalcea
  • Ronald Kolodziej
  • Ronald Singletary
  • Ronald Tamunday
  • Ronn Potter
  • Rose Monschein
  • Ross Ahern
  • Ruby Emanuel
  • Russell O’Rourke
  • Ryan Chittester
  • Saia LTL Freight
  • Sam Antoun
  • Sam Vozar
  • Sandy Curtis
  • Scott Bollinger
  • Sean Kubovcik
  • Sean McDonnell
  • Sears Home Service
  • Secundino Rivera
  • Service Master Restore
  • SFV Services
  • Shaker Square Towers
  • Sharon Copeland
  • Sheiban Jewelers
  • Sheryl Hatfield
  • Sheryll Sullivan
  • Shiloh Painting
  • Shirley Hartze
  • Shirley Smith
  • Soc Colovas
  • Sonia Shah
  • Space Real Estate, Inc.
  • Stacey Elkins
  • Steve & Anna Gibas
  • Steve Behringer
  • Steve Gage
  • Steve Gartman
  • Steven Barreto
  • Sunil Bhardwaj
  • Sunshine Limited Partnership
  • Susan Finelli
  • Susan Rouser
  • Suzanne Arroyo
  • Suzanne Dunn
  • Sweep and Glow Cleaning Services
  • Syed Ali
  • Sylvia Gossett
  • Tacy & Anthony Peebles
  • Tallmadge Motel
  • Tamie Branham
  • Tandy Sloan
  • Tejpal Gill
  • Terry Vincent
  • TGS Properties
  • The Denali Company, LLC
  • The Flying Fig
  • The Robinson Group
  • Thelma Thorne
  • Thomas Settle
  • Tim Del Papa
  • Timothy Pace
  • Tom Sanbourn
  • Tom Stull
  • Tom Sutcliffe
  • Tom Trotto
  • Tony Dupilka
  • Travis Pitts
  • Tyson Bodager
  • Victor Nadozirny
  • Victor Thomas
  • Victor Valencheck
  • Vincent Georgetti
  • Walid Dardir
  • Wallo, Magaret
  • Wasim Khan
  • Wayman Frazier
  • West Cleveland Properties
  • Will Arroyo
  • Will Baylis
  • Willa Betts
  • William & Heather Bonnett
  • William King
  • William Willis
  • Willie Taylor
  • Wilson Perez
  • Winfield, Moriah
  • Woodrow Chandler
  • Word of Riteousness
  • Yolanda Robinson
  • Youlande Mansour
  • Yousef Sayed
  • Zareen Hasan