About Us

Founded in 1989 by John Vannus, our team members at 4 Star Electric have been setting themselves apart as Calgary’s best electricians for 30 years. From the beginning, John knew that he wanted to build a business his young sons could be proud of. Which is why it has always been John’s goal to provide Calgarians with the highest quality workmanship and the friendliest customer service possible.As a dad welcoming his fourth child, John knew he needed to take his trade to the next level in order to provide for his family. Electricians were in high demand in Alberta, and he enjoyed the balance of textbook knowledge and technical skill necessary in electrical work. But, he knew he could create a truly great business and provide for his wife and boys by giving the people of Calgary a new, more affordable electrician with exceptional customer service. He founded 4 Star Electric as a sole proprietor working out of the Vannus family home. Over the last three decades, his tenacity and dedication have expanded 4 Star’s humble beginnings into a thriving business with 10 office staff and 18 field staff.


Despite our growth, we still cultivate the same welcoming, family culture our clients love. It’s John’s philosophy that the best work is accomplished alongside people whom you respect and treat as well as your own family, which is why our team members are expected to conduct themselves with courtesy and kindness towards each other and our clients.

We believe that family is always available — even when it’s 4AM. Power outages and electrical emergencies don’t just occur during the work week between 9 to 5, so whether you lose power in the middle of the night or on a Saturday afternoon, you can trust there will be someone at 4 Star ready to help.

Building a lasting, positive relationship between our professional electricians and our clients requires integrity, honesty, and hard work. We want to offer Calgarians all of those. That’s why we have straightforward pricing and top notch communication. You’ll always know the exact cost of our services before we begin. And, we hold ourselves to a 100% satisfaction guarantee — if you aren’t happy with any part of your service provided, we won’t collect a cent until you are.

Working alongside John, Dustin and Denny Vannus strive everyday to keep building on their father’s strong foundation. As a master electrician, Denny has enjoyed working with 4 Star’s clients for over 20 years. But beyond his Blue Seal and Professional Electrical Contractor’s certificate, it’s Denny’s positive attitude, great communication skills, and practical electrical knowledge that helps him thrive as 4 Star’s Operations Manager.

Dustin Vannus puts his diploma in Business Administration and Financial Services and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a major in Finance to great use behind the scenes. For over 15 years, Dustin has enjoyed using his experience in human resources to continuously zone in on how 4 Star can better serve Calgarians. His ambitious, business savviness drives 4 Star’s continued success.

Together, the Vannus family and 4 Star Electric aim to deliver Calgarians all of their electrical needs with a smile. We are confident that our electricians can provide you with any and all electrical services, so let the 4 Star team give you a great experiences from your very first phone call and for years to come. Call us today.

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    Excellent service. I was having a fireplace fan installed, but part of their service is to assess the overall electrical services to the home. After the review, I found out that my hardwired smoke detectors were no longer working and that there were significant code violations related to the breaker box (wrong breakers for the box, loose breakers and illegal connections that were done when the basement was finished, etc.). Had there been a fire, I would not have been covered by insurance. Well worth the upgrades required to make sure the electrical system met all standards. Their technician Scott was fantastic and went over everything beforehand.

    5/55 Star Rating
    April 23, 2018