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    DG

    In business since 2024

    Niles, IL·

    Electrical

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    HB
    Arlington Heights, IL·

    Electrical Repairs

    "Great quality work at an affordable price. Hristo showed up on time, gave a clear estimate for the job and got to work right away. Although a couple of unexpected complications came up during the process, Hristo quickly came up with creative solutuons. I now have awesome looking ceiling recessed lights and a perfectly installed Ring security camera above my garage. Will definitely call Hristo again for similar jobs in the future."

    Alex G. in November 2023

    FI
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Pressure Washing, DECK AND FENCE STAINING, CABINET PAINTING , and 2 more

    "Fermont did a fabulous job installing wall sconces for us! They even repaired the drywall and painted the wall for us after installation, so the room looks perfect."

    Victoria G. in January 2024

    JD
    Elk Grove Village, IL·

    Painting, Handyman Services, Bathroom Remodeling , and 2 more

    "JRE painted my living room and 2 bedrooms. It was a pleasure to work with Sam and I highly recommend them! If I could give more stars, I would. Very happy with the services"

    Jonathan S. in March 2024

    HC
    Skokie, IL·

    Landscaping - Your partner in vegetation, Construction - One Stop Shop, Fabrication - Metal & Wood working , and 2 more

    "Working with Hero and his team has been great over the past few weeks! They have a wide range of skills and prove to be great handymen, as there's a lot that they can do for all of your house needs. They're honest, punctual, have great teamwork, and genuinely cares about your problems. Highly recommended."

    Nicholas M. in March 2024

    No Static Electricity, Inc. Logo
    Bellwood, IL·

    Lighting and fans, Outlets and switches, Electrical Outlets , and 15 more

    "Devon was prompt and efficient installing two motion sensor lights. His price was more than fair and he suggested a few other electrical fixes in the garage that needed to be done for safety reasons. He was professional and experienced and I highly recommend him for your electrical needs."

    Michael H. in December 2019

    TE

    Electrical, Security camera system., Smart Panels

    "Taz Electrical exceeded my expectations with their stellar service in installing lights and a level 2 car charger. Their team was efficient, professional, and the results were flawless. I highly recommend their expertise for any electrical needs."

    Belal O. in January 2024

    A.R. Senal Builders Corp. Logo
    Niels, IL·

    Electrical, Handyman, Carpentry

    "Robert was exactly what you would hope for when hiring someone to complete a home improvement project. He responded to my initial request within hours and provided a fair quote before beginning the work. The evening before he was scheduled to come to our home, he confirmed the time and arrived as agreed. He replaced several electrical fixtures as well as mounting a large screen TV over our mantle (despite some glitches with the product). He was professional and pleasant - he wants even bothered when our dog stole his shoe. I would hire him again."

    Margarite L. in November 2019

    EP

    "Specific project was to repair and stain deck and repair a gutter. The best experience for me overall!"

    Shawn H. in January 2024

    UE
    Lake in the Hills, IL·

    "Guys Did a very great job A1 Communication"

    Dell J. in May 2024

    CW
    Elgin, IL·

    Electrical and more!

    "Honest, fair, timely and great work. Thank you!"

    Regina M. in March 2024

    BE
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Electrical Repair

    "He came on time, did everything quickly, and cleaned up when done. Everything works perfectly and I highly recommend him!"

    Ana .. in May 2021

    Power Tron Logo
    Wood Dale, IL·

    "I had really good experience with this company. I call to get some light fixtures install also a camera in my garage and some outlets. They are very professional and the price was really reasonable. I will definitely will hire them again for future projects."

    Luis M. in April 2023

    TS
    Palatine, IL·

    Electrical

    "The foreman is great! So is his crew. They do really good work."

    Scott S. in September 2007

    Your IT Guy Logo
    Round Lake, IL·

    Home computer setups, Project Management, Wireless Networks , and 7 more

    "Eric our technician did a great job - professional and capable. When our microwave didn't look just right after initial install, he took the time to adjust the bracket and get it lined up just right. In addition, he took a few minutes to fix an outlet that our previous electrician had left unusable - the plug wasn't secured so if you tried to plug something in, the plug went into the wall. He also cleaned up after himself - both materials and dust. We will hire this company again."

    Carol C. in January 2024

    PE

    "Esteban Garcia and his partner were extremely efficient and professional. All problems were fixed to our satisfaaction."

    Arthur T. in April 2024

    Matiz Color, Inc. Logo
    Benseville, IL·

    Paint, Drywall

    "Very responsive, quick to communicate, and on time. Hard working professional who had knowledge and skills for all sorts of jobs. He was very helpful and honest, and pricing was very fair. I had him remove an old door and install a new on on the entry to my home. The project wasn't easy, and we had to have the entire archway around the door replaced too, but it he did a great job communicating the plan and kept prices down."

    Neil G. in June 2020

    OE
    Chicago, IL·

    7 years

    "Working with Fabian was the most pleasant experience of our project to date. Although he was initially brought in as a sub-contractor, we chose to contract with him directly because he was honest and more forthcoming than the GC overseeing our project. He takes pride in his work and you can be assured of such because he makes sure he explains what needs to be done according to current codes and provides a reasonable warranty for the services he executes. Fabian has an incredible work ethic, coming prepared to work after our consultation and even asking to stay a little later to complete tasks on his first day. Additionally, he puts the customer first, ensuring the safety of your home from beginning to completion. If only more contractors existed like him, our homes would be more secure. What began as a nightmare with the GC, worked out better than we could have asked. Very grateful for his humility and honesty. Continued growth and success with your business!"

    Tracy C. in November 2022

    Scavelli Electrical Logo

    Electrical

    "Anthony was a pleasure to work with! He was extremely efficient with his work and made sure everything was done properly. He completely transformed my laundry room space. He was able to flawlessly put vinyl flooring over the existing tile as well as put wood on the wall as an accent! He installed baseboards and trim and topped off the area with a matching shelf for my detergents. He reinstalled my dyson charging station and put up a key rack for me! Couldn’t have asked for better service. I will be using him for all of my future projects. Very fair pricing and honest work!"

    Joanna S. in June 2022

    ES

    "I am thrilled with the work they did! They had the best price for my EV charger installation. The work was fast, clean, and professional!"

    Maribel E. in November 2023

    WE
    Woodstock, IL·

    Electrical Repairs, Electrical Installation Projects, Electrical Panel Upgrades

    "Very accommodating with scheduling and super friendly staff. They swapped some old fixtures and installed some new ones as well as helped with switch work. Would hire again!"

    Leslie M. in August 2021

    TE

    In business since 2023

    About us: "We have the experience, and we are committed to providing quality workmanship and superior customer service on all our applications. We at TPL ELECTRIC, LLC strive to maintain our reputation as a high quality, very service-oriented company with our main focus being customer satisfaction."

    G-O Handyman Services Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Handyman, Floor Repair, Duct Cleaning

    "Professional, prompt and knowledgeable."

    Lashunda S. in May 2022

    Red Chicago Inc. Logo

    In business since 1990

    About us: "We are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade, combined with ability, is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests and make their concerns the basis of our business"

    JE

    In business since 1998

    Electrical

    About us: "With years of experience serving the Chicago area, we are your solution for all your electrical needs. We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness and superior customer service on every job. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship so that the next time service is needed there will be no question on who to call. Check out our 5 star reviews from happy customers! Call us today so we can discuss your needs and make a plan that fits your budget. Satisfaction guaranteed!"

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Frequently asked questions

  • An electrician’s cost per hour comes in between $50 and $100. It’ll vary depending on your location and the type or professional you hire. Areas with a higher cost of living can expect to pay on the higher end of that scale. Licensing level may also increase the price.
  • Usually you’ll pay a higher rate for the first hour. This covers their travel and time expense. Emergency or after-hours rates are usually higher too – expect to pay an emergency fee of up to $300 plus a higher hourly rate.

Electricians do a fair amount of larger remodeling and new construction projects but also common residential projects including:

For cost information related to the above tasks, visit our Electrical Cost Guide.

  1. Do you have a license to perform electrical work in this state?
    All states require an electrical license or work performed under a Master Electrician. You should also ask how many on the job hours of experience they have.
  2. Do you have insurance?
    Never use one who isn’t insured. You can ask to see proof of insurance.
  3. Do you have prior work references?
    You might skip this for small jobs like installing a light or outlet. For larger projects, always get references.
  4. What are your rates?
    Always ask up front. Getting a detailed quote up front is the best way to go.
  5. Who is going to do the actual work?
    Often, a Master Electrician will come out to diagnose and bid on projects, but they have their apprentice and journeyman electricians do the work. This isn’t a terrible thing, in fact it’s common practice. The Master’s license is on the line with any work he supervises.
  6. Is your work warrantied or guaranteed?
    Any reputable company or contractor warranties their work, usually for at least a year.
  7. Are you usually on time?
    Overbooking is a frequent problem with electrical work. Often, a service call goes long, and they end up showing up at your home late. This common complaint is easily remedied with an up-front and honest discussion. If they can’t be on time, make sure they’ll call.

1. Don’t Be Misled by an Electrician’s Hourly Rates

A truly skilled, well-equipped professional with a truck full of parts that charges $100 an hour can be a much wiser choice than an inexperienced hack, working with inadequate tools and no parts, but charging much less. Often, more experienced professionals get the job done quickly with warrantied work.

2. Compare Travel Charges

Rates reflect travel times. Travel charges can have a big impact on your costs and are in some ways easier to compare than hourly rates. Many electricians spend a third or more of their time navigating traffic on their way to a jobsite. Every contractor must find a way to pay for the expense of driving each day.

3. Bundle Repair Jobs Together

When you feel it’s time to call a pro, review your list and then conduct a mini-inspection of your home. Look for faulty switches and dysfunctional or crowded outlets. When the electrician comes, you’ll save money and time by getting everything taken care of at once.

4. How to Prepare & What to Know Before the Electrician Arrives
  • Be as thorough and detailed in describing your needs to your contractor. The more they know, the quicker the job will go.
  • Before they arrive, prepare a precise list of items you want serviced. Electricians have budgeted their time for a service call. They don’t have time for additional requests once they are on site.
  • Make sure the electrical panel box is accessible. You’ll pay for the time it takes to access it.
  • Clear away fragile items, knickknacks and furniture from areas where you expect the them to work.
  • If you have questions about the project, ask them before they start. Most are happy to run you through the problem and the process of fixing it.
  • Ask about potential issues after the work is complete. During a service call a professional will spot any potential hazards.
  • You’ll lose power to parts of your home while they work. Be prepared to pause anything you’re doing during the service call.
  • In most cases you’ll have the option to either pay at the time of service or have a bill sent to you. You’ll be able to pay with cash, credit and sometimes check.
5. Install Money-Saving Electrical Fixtures
  • By switching from ordinary incandescent light fixtures or bulbs to fluorescent or LED ones, you can substantially reduce energy consumption in your home.
  • Motion detector switches can help you save money on outdoor lighting while at the same time providing very cost-effective security to your home.
  • Creative landscape lighting and indoor accent lighting can make your home more appealing to you, your guests and potential buyers in the future.

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Des Plaines Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1229 reviews of 1229 pros.

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