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about us

FRANK ELECTRIC INC was founded in 1949 by C. John Iandiorio and his wife Frances and has been a friendly, family-run business, serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties ever since. John and Samuel Iandiorio are Master Electricians and members of the Nassau Electric League. Both have been recognized by the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce with an award for Business Persons of the Month for their invaluable service to the Baldwin Business District and community. 


As an Approved Federal Contractor, FRANK ELECTRIC INC, has been providing quality electrical supplies, lighting fixtures and installation services for commercial, industrial, and residential applications for over 70 years.

Organizational associations

  • Veteran of the US Army

  • Served 32 Years on Baldwin Chamber of Commerce

  • President of Freeport-Merrick Rotary Club, and member since 1982

  • Member of Nassau Electric League

  • 6 Year Member of Business Networking International (BNI)

  • 5 Year Member of South Shore Networking


Frequently asked questions

  • Do you offer free estimates?
    Yes! We have been offering FREE estimates since 1949.
  • How many High Hats (recessed lighting) are necessary to illuminate my living room, bedroom? "
    Every persons lighting needs vary, depending on the size of the room and seating layout and how much light they individually require. For example a standard 10x12 room may require 4 to 6 High Hat fixtures.
  • What size electrical service is adequate for my home?
    The minimum electrical service for homes today is 100 amps and 240 volts. However, depending on the size of the home and their electrical needs 150 amp, 200 amp, 320 amp, or 400 amp may be necessary. In addition, circuit breakers today can have as many as 80 individual circuit breakers.
  • What's the difference between incandescent High Hats (recessed lighting) and LED High Hat lighting?
    In 1879, Thomas Edison invented the incandescent lightbulb. Today LED lighting (Light Emitting Diodes) has revolutionized the lighting industry saving energy and lasting up to 10 times as long as Thomas Edisons lightbulb. LED lighting has become the standard in the electrial world.
  • What's the difference between 120 volts and 240 volts?
    The standard house wiring for electrical outlets and lighting fixtures is 120 volts. Electric stoves, ovens, clothing dryers and central air conditioning many times require 240 volts or twice as much power as 120 volts. 240 volts also tends to be more efficient than 120 volts.
  • How much power do I need for my electric vehicle (Tesla, Leaf, etc)"
    The required power varies between 20 amps to as much as 50 amps depending on how quickly you want to recharge your batteries. Please refer to your owners manual for the specifics on your vehicle.
  • Where do I need GFCI outlets?
    GFCI outlets are required in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, unfinished basements and outdoors. Anything you have that is going to have a close proximity and be at risk to water exposure should have a GFCI outlet.
  • What is an ARC fault breaker and where are they required?
    ARC fault circuit breakers respond to the arcing of individual circuits. They are required everywhere except where GFCI circuits are in place. This includes living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, dens, in-home offices, and other rooms with no risk of water exposure.
  • What wiring method should be used on outside installations?
    GFCI outlets are required on outside installations.
  • Do I need to ground my above ground pool, including the water?"
    Yes, all above ground pools, including the water, must be grounded.
  • What is a Tamper Proof recepticle
    This is part of any individual outlet that prevents anyone, especially childrend, from putting their fingers inside the openings. This is standard on all new outlets, years ago we used to use eternal plugs to child proof outlets.
  • Does a window air conditioner / wall air conditioner require a dedicated circuit?
    Window air conditioners do not require a dedicated circuit. However, wall air conditioners do require dedicated circuitry.
  • Does my microwave require a dedicated circuit?
    This is dependent upon the manufacturers requirements but we find that many manufacturers do require a dedicated circuit. Please refer to your owners manual.
  • Do bathrooms require a dedicated circuit?
    Yes, all new bathroom outlets require dedicated circuitry.
  • How many dedicated circuits are required in a kitchen?
    Typically 2 dedicated circuits are required for outlets around the counter top. 1 for a microwave and additionally as a precaution the refrigerator and dishwasher are smart items to have on seperate circuits as well.
  • What is the difference between an Open Circuit and a Short Circuit.
    In an open circuit one of the wires have become disengaged from another. In a short circuit one of the wires are shorting out against each other.
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