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    EE
    Fayetteville, NC·

    Appliance, Electrical

    "This project was completed faster than I thought it would be with great quality work! Extremely professional, and did an job! I'm so excited to hangout on my new front porch. I wish I could post pictures on here! It looks so good! Thank you so much!"

    Nickayla H. in May 2024

    Quinn Consulting Logo
    Durham, NC·

    Computer Repair, Troubleshooting or Upgrades - For Business, Computer Network or Wiring - Install or Repair - For Business, Computer Network or Wiring - Install or Repair , and 1 more

    "I will never call anyone else to work on my computer system."

    robert F. in November 2023

    Fast Electric Service, LLC Logo
    Cary, NC·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical

    "I had Fast Electric Service install 4 ceiling fans in my home. The team was polite and professional throughout the engagement. They kept me informed of their progress and items that may be a concern (base of fan was smaller than old light fixture so some discoloration on the ceiling in one room) as they proceeded. They worked quickly (2.5 hours as I recall) but with a high degree of quality. All the fans are very well balanced without any wobble even on high speeds. They are all wired the same so the light is on the outside switch and the fan on the inside switch in all four rooms. I have absolutely no complaints or suggestions for improvement they did a fantastic job and I'd recommend them for an electrical projects you may have in your home. Great team, great service, and very reasonable price."

    Don H. in June 2017

    LT
    La Plata, MD·

    Repair, Inspections, Panel Upgrades , and 7 more

    "Philip was very professional and came well prepared and even educated me on what to look out for and be aware of in the future. I was satisfied with his level of care and knowledge, I will most definitely hire Philip again and recommend his company to family and friends."

    Chequita M. in January 2024

    JR Electrical & General Service, Inc. Logo
    Nightdale, NC·

    Also good at giving advice and being creative, Additions to home electrical switches , receptacle, lights new work old work.., Any electrical need over 9 years of electrical experience. , and 2 more

    "Jose was very professional. Excellent communication, which is important for me as an out-of-state landlord. I'll be using him again."

    Greg A. in April 2021

    LQ
    Cedar Grove, NC·

    Electrical

    "I was extremely pleased with the customer service, promptness, and job performance by Lightning Quick-A small and locally owned business that will go above and beyond to make sure you’re taken care of. A"

    Derek C. in April 2023

    BE
    Durham, NC·

    Electrical Services

    "He is really helpful, a real good guy and a good business man."

    Barrington J. in August 2016

    Lightning Defense, LLC (North Carolina) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John Sherlock and his wife Corrine called within 1/2 hour of looking for Lightning Rod installers. He was available and was over to talk with us within one hour. He sent all his credentials and licenses and insurance coverages of his business and they came over the next morning and completed the installation extremely fast. He gave a fantastic offer, and lifetime warranty coverage and will even come over and take down system when we replace the roof and place back up at no charge! His wife even saw some plants we had not put in the garden still sitting in containers, and offered and planted them in the spaces we wanted, just to help out. Very friendly, helpful, professional, extremely knowledgeable and even suggested adding Lakeland Electrics Surge Protector protection they provide to go along with the Lightning rods. Yes would have them again on any home anytime."

    David and Linda G. in November 2017

    Mid America Lightning Protection Logo
    Marshall, IL·

    Roof repair water proofing no electrical, Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "Mr. Jim Gorman who is the owner of the business called me back within a half hour of my email posting. He visited my home 3 days later, inspected things, and told me what the approximate cost would be. He and his helper then installed an entire lightning protection system on both my house and a back garage/storage area. He did things exactly as I wanted in every way. Also threw in a free weathervane which increased the beauty of my home. I would have no objection to recommending this gentleman and his company to anyone who is in need of a competently installed lightning protection system for their home/property. MID-AMERICA LIGHTNING RODS is one fine company run by a man who cares about doing good work according to the latest safety codes etc. Having lost my previous retirement home to lightning, it was very important to me to get this job done and quickly because the thunderstorm season is upon us and with the climate change, those storms are very wicked, especially here out in the country where i live!"

    Father Richard K. in May 2021

    The Home Depot - Generators Logo

    In business since 2003

    Atlanta, GA·

    Portable Generator - Install, Fixed Generator - Install

    About us: "Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference."

    Touch Communications Logo
    Garner, NC·

    Compuer Networking and Wiring, Fiber Optic Installation, Computer Networking and Wiring , and 2 more

    "We hired Aaron Little through home advisor to wire for phone, cable and internet services for my company office. He was absolutely fantastic. He knows his craft and he worked continuously until it was completed. Very courteous. I would hire him again and I probably will. Healthcare Medical Billing Solutions , LLC Greensboro, NC"

    Bonnie H. in March 2022

    Electrical Service Providers, Inc. Logo
    Burlington, NC·

    Electrical Service and Repair, Generator Installation, Service and Repair

    "Andy communicated with me before his visit, to make sure the appointment time was acceptable and to make suer he had my correct address. He arrive promptly as schedule, prepare with the tools needed, and demonstrated knowledge of the equipment needing the service. Andy had a new battery to replace mine, which was very low. I am pleased with his work and agreed to be placed on his list for service next year."

    David J. in September 2014

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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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Hillsborough Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 384 reviews of 384 pros.

The HomeAdvisor Community Rating is an overall rating based on verified reviews and feedback from our community of homeowners that have been connected with service professionals. See individual business pages for full, detailed reviews.


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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Hillsborough, NC

  • Project Location: Hillsborough, NC
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Hillsborough, NC
    Date: 01/28/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Hillsborough, NC
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician. look at the panel box that servicing the HVAC evidently. There is a bad wire and that is not handling
  • Project Location: Hillsborough, NC
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Moving outlets, installing lights overhead and under cabinets.
  • Project Location: Hillsborough, NC
    Date: 01/22/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Hillsborough, NC
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Lights in kitchen flicker constantly

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