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    Alta Electric LLC

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    In Business Since 2020

    We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's custom needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job.

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    J&J Electric

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    In Business Since 2022

    Welcome to J&J Electric, proudly servicing Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to complete your project to perfection. We look forward to building long lasting relationships with the customers that we serve. We look forward to serving you. Call us today! You will not be disappointed.

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    Hard Wired Electrical Services, Inc

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    In Business Since 2018

    Hard Wired Electrical Services, Inc. provides exceptional service to the surrounding areas. Always taking pride in all our services. Whatever your home improvement needs may be, you can count on our company to leave you satisfied and happy. Our customer satisfaction is our top priority. We will earn your trust for a lifetime. We believe in making all clients repeat clients.

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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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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Durham, NC

  • NewProject: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/03/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Business
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I don't know
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Would like to develop site adjacent to major interstate highway at intersection of major street and highway exit/ intrance ramp.
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/03/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for wire up 115 volt HVAC system in the house.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/03/22
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Desired Completion Date: Immediately
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician - fix the breaker box in the kitchen due to power outage
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/03/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Electrical fixtures : Switches
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for or lamp of the switch has a problem its flicker
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/03/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/02/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for an electrician to check our electricity because we lost power quarter of the house.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Desired Completion Date: Within 24 hours
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    Electrical fixtures : Switches
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/01/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Comment: Need electric run from the main residence to a shed.
  • NewProject: Portable Generator Repair
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 12/01/22
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Predator generator won't start
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Comment: Need new panel and updated wall fixtures
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/30/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/30/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for circuit breaker is broken needs repair cause there is no power in the kitchen
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: Want to update electric in house. It's 20+ years old and needs checking out. Also looking at installing outdoor flood light
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
    Services Needed: Replace an old fixture
    Services Needed: Move an existing fixture
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling lights
    Comment: change ceiling lights; move ceiling fan to a different location
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/28/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Comment: New outlets needs to be installed for my garage.
  • NewProject: Generator Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/28/22
    Describe Generator Use: Emergency back-up power
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: Yes
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Regular house lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Emergency lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Refrigerator
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Water heater
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Durham, NC
    Date: 11/28/22
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Comment: I need outlets repair

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