Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Andrew Jackson Elementary Gets a Rooftop Garden

 GEN3 & PSCA Support Green Day Event with Mayor Nutter
Pictured (Lt to Rt): Debbie Lutz, Mayor Michael Nutter,
Pam Zenzola, President of PSCA
Saturday Nov 23rd, Debbie Lutz, Head Cheerleader of GEN3 Electric, helped the PSCA Education Committee celebrate Andrew Jackson's Elementary Green Day event with the opening of their new rooftop garden. The PSCA table offered a raffle with great prizes donated by fellow South Philadelphia businesses. 

This accomplishment was the culmination of many months of effort on the behalf of a few dedicated parents driven to give back to their school and improve the lives of the site’s nearly 400 students.

Empty roof space that was converted into a functional roof garden full of planters and laid with pavers, the Rooftop Garden will teach students lessons on sustainability, agriculture, and biology. The project has turned an otherwise unused space into a point of pride for the public school.

The unveiling and ribbon-cutting of the Rooftop Garden was performed by Mayor Michael Nutter in the presence of hundreds of parents, neighbors, neighborhood civic organizations, including PSCA and GEN3 Electric. 

“As Philly’s friendly neighborhood electrician and resident, we enjoy supporting local community events that support sustainability,” says Debbie (wife of GEN3 owner, Bill Lutz). “As a member of the PSCA Education Committee, it was nice to represent both the civic association as well as our company, GEN3 Electric.”

To read more about Andrew Jackson Rooftop Garden Ribbon Cutting Event, click below:

GEN3 is your friendly neighborhood Electricians.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

GEN3 Offers Financing Options for Home Improvement

GEN3 Electric is the only local electrician that offers financing options to help you manage your home improvement expenses. We understand that electrical updates, upgrades and repairs can be an unplanned expense. However, your friendly neighborhood electricians want you and your family to be safe while increasing your property value.

GEN3 offers three programs:
PAYPAL: Through the “Bill Me Later” program offered by PayPal, any electrical or lighting work over $99 can be done in your home by GEN3 with ZERO payments for 6 months and no interest (if paid in full within 6 months).

GE CAPITAL:  There are four options of special financing available through GE Capital and GEN3 Electric. For more details on interest rates and timing, visit:

CORE REWIRE PROGRAM: If your home has Knob & Tube wiring and the long term plan is to eliminate it but a full rewire of the house is not budget or lifestyle friendly, GEN3 can also offer our “Core Rewire” program. We will lay the foundation to a complete whole house rewire over time by dividing a home into manageable phases.

GEN3 Electric makes your home improvement projects possible with financing. Ask your friendly GEN3 Electrician or Team Member for more information or visit:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

GEN3's Back to School

Debbie and Baby Rose 'Raising a Hand' to help Jackson.
Recently, an anonymous donor gifted Andrew Jackson Elementary School with a large flat screen TV for use at the school’s entrance, to inform parents and visitors about upcoming events and programs. The principal, Lisa Kaplan, was concerned about how to get this generous gift put to good use since there was no money budgeted for the installation of the TV. When a GEN3 customer affiliated with the school heard about the dilemma, he advised the principal to reach out to GEN3 Electric to install the TV for them.

After visiting the school and talking with Ms. Kaplan, GEN3 Owners, Bill and Debbie Lutz, decided to donate a mount for the TV, the time and materials to install it, and to make sure it was safely powered and connected before the start of school.

Soon after, another parent at Jackson reached out to GEN3 about an issue in the school’s music room. Debbie returned to the school to check on GEN3’s progress on the TV installation and see if she could meet with the school's music teacher, Chris Argerakis. Debbie, Dave (GEN3 licensed electrician) and Mr. Argerakis toured the Music Room and found that there were simply not enough outlets to power the keyboards and amps used by the students for the school’s Rock Band program, “Home.” Not to mention, the floor was a nest of extension cords. The music room was originally set up to have enough outlets around the perimeter, but to date all of the outlets have not been installed and a few are broken. GEN3 scheduled a return service visit to the school to fix the broken outlets and install several new outlets.    

“With budget cuts in many public schools, extracurricular activities like ‘Home’ are negatively affected,” explains Debbie. “Mr. Argerakis was able to find creative ways to keep the Rock Band program alive by soliciting donations of a variety of instruments and other equipment from local instrument manufacturers and the community. As Philly’s friendly neighborhood electrician, we thought our donation of time and materials in completing the unfinished electrical work to the music room was the least we could do to help this program continue in a safe environment for these music students.”

To learn more about Andrew Jackson School’s Rock Band Program, ‘Home’, click below:

GEN3 is your friendly neighborhood Electricians.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Where’s GEN3Electric?

GEN3 participated in the 8th annual Greenfest Philly, Philadelphia’s largest environmental festival sponsored by the Clean Air Council. GEN3 was one of many local businesses and organizations who pledged their time Sunday educating participating Philly neighbors on various ways to make a positive impact on the environment and maintain a healthy and sustainable region.

GEN3 brought their plug-in hybrid car as well as light boxes to educate those interested in alternative fuel and energy efficient home improvement options. It was a beautiful day and always fun to meet new neighbors who love Philadelphia and support sustainability.

Fishtown RiverCity Festival

Join GEN3 at the upcoming RiverCity Festival on the Delaware River at Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown October 5th. Visit our booth and learn more about various lighting options inside and outside, including smart phone remote control, security lighting, video intercoms, as well as ways to decrease your power bills this winter.

GEN3 is your friendly neighborhood Electricians.