About The Internet Electrician

Who is Terry, the Internet Electrician?

While I have worked for several employers over my career, I would best describe myself as an entrepreneur.

My business endeavors began with delivery of newspapers as a pre-teenager, mobile DJ Service from my teenage years into early adulthood, Internet-based auto sales, Electrical Contracting, and on to sharing my skills as the Internet Electrician.

My Electrical Experience/ Career

I began my career as an electrician the Monday morning following graduating from high school with an electrical company in Edmonton Alberta, working in residential construction. I completed my Journeyman certification and inter-provincial “Red Seal” accreditation in 1988, qualifying me to work as an electrician anywhere in Canada.

Over the course of my career, I worked in industries that required additional training and certification including:

In the year 2000 my wife Sandy and I established our own successful electrical contracting business, which we operated until September 4, 2008.

After we sold the business, we hit the road and travelled.

About the Website; Electrical-Online

After years of assisting friends, family, and even some of our customers with their own small electrical projects or problems, the idea was spawned for the website www.electrical-online.com

I felt that there was a huge need to offer some well intended advice and assistance to help people do this work safely and correctly.

The website is designed to share my knowledge and experience with the home handyperson or do-it-yourself type in performing small and medium sized home electrical repairs, renovations, or additions to existing home electrical systems.  

I advise them of the requirements of the permit process (if one exists), and the need to comply with applicable electrical codes.  

I always explain the ramifications of not respecting electricity and impress upon them the importance of the proper installation of the devices and systems.  

When I encounter someone who clearly does not have the aptitude for such projects, I am quick to recommend the hiring of a professional, and they are usually appreciative of the advice and take it to heart.

The website business has experienced many changes over the years, evolving with technology.  The focus now is primarily on our YouTube channel providing instructional videos as “The Internet Electrician”™ 

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Our Travel

Our snowbird lifestyle led us spend our winters in the Phoenix Arizona area.  We moved further south in the heart of winter to Mexico, and then we explored Costa Rica, where we purchased property that we are currently developing and building vacation homes for sale and/or rent.  

We now live in British Columbia on Vancouver Island in a little town called Chemainus.  Plans are to continue to escape to Costa Rica for the colder months, but at the time of writing this, the COVID-19 Pandemic is affecting the lifestyle and travel plans of most of the world’s population.

The Person

On a more personal note, I am happily married to my wife and business partner, Sandy. We have one son, Lyle.  He is married, and they live in Calgary Alberta. He is currently working as a licensed Realtor in the Alberta Canada market.


Feel free to reach out – I’m here to help.  You can reach me at: 

terry@electrical-online.com or internetelectrician@gmail.com

Electrical Online

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