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    DE
    Strawberry Plains, TN·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade., Generators both standby and portable., Over 25 years of electrical experience. , and 2 more

    "We heard sparking in the wall. Found Dobbins Electric on Home Advisor and called. Mike dropped everything he was doing and came right over to fix the problem. Then he and Casey upgraded our panel. Another great job. Casey also came over and installed recessed lighting in the kitchen. AWESOME!! Next we will have them install some outside lighting. Great guys, always on time (can you believe it!) My husband and I highly recommend Dobbins Electric."

    Martha P. in April 2016

    VP
    Lenoir City, TN·

    "Very customer oriented. Victor always kept us in the loop. He showed up when he was supposed to and if he was going to be late, he would let us know. If I have any more electrical problems, he has my business."

    Rita D. in December 2022

    AE
    Knoxville, TN·

    Electrical

    "Timely response to project inquiry, the installation was completed per agreement. Efficient/professional"

    Jean H. in December 2019

    PT
    Greenback, TN·

    Electrical

    "Todd and Jeremy did a complete new construction house wire for us. Job went well and they were very professional. Would use them again and would reccomend."

    Robert W. in February 2024

    LE

    In business since 2021

    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!"

    DE

    In business since 1981

    About us: "We offer over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include panel upgrades, electric vehicle charging stations, and a variety of other jobs. We take pride in our quality of work and our commitment to outstanding results. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    WW
    Cosby, TN·

    Drywall, Flooring, Electrical Services

    "William was professional, gave me a quote, showed up everyday, and followed through with the service."

    David W. in November 2021

    CC

    In business since 2015

    Maryville, TN·

    Panel Upgrades, Fixtures, Stanley Walker

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of other projects. We take pride in the quality of our work and our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    PE
    Knoxville, TN·

    "Nick was very knowledgeable about everything we needed done. He was honest and did an amazing job! Best person to hire if you need any Electrical work done. 10/10 recommend!!"

    Heather de souza M. in February 2024

    HE

    In business since 2021

    Knoxville, TN·

    Electrical

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet your 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 a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    AE
    Strawberry Plains, TN·

    electric

    "Doug is reliable.. when he says he will be there.. he is... when he gives you an estimate it's more then fair and very close to what he thought it would be. He knows his stuff and he is very personable too. You don't get that with many trades people. I would hire him again and would recommend him highly to everyone I know"

    darlene L. in August 2022

    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."

    TG

    "Installed can lights. Prompt and cleaned up after project."

    allen C. in January 2024

    PE

    In business since 2000

    About us: "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 review from satisfied clients. Give us a call today so we can answer all of your questions. Satisfaction guaranteed!"

    ME
    Knoxville, TN·

    Panel Upgrades, Electrical for Outlets, Switches & Fixtures

    "Nick with Mayflower Electric helped design a lighting package for my home using recessed lights. He was helpful and understanding of our needs. We would highly recommend him for your electrical needs."

    Brooke N. in February 2024

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Knoxville, Tennessee Average
    $286
  • Typical Range
    $129 - $435
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $870

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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Overall Rating:

Knoxville Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 99 reviews of 99 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 Knoxville, TN

  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: Half of building doesn't have power
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I noticed power in my living room was out last night. I thought it might have been a breaker, but the box was fine, nothing tripped. I went to look at the outlet to see if anything was unplugged, and discovered a burned outlet. It had scorched the wall. I unplugged it, and the lights that were out in the room came back on. I'd like to get it looked at ASAP
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have multiple outlets not working in my home.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have an infrared lamp with a stand. There seems to be a short in the wiring. I believe the bulb is still good.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We had our heater repaired and after the repair one of our circuit brakers flipped. Have been unable to get it reset since, HVAC tech was unable to determine issue.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Install doorbell and wiring
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Must change out several electrical outlets
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrical panel upgrade
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: Just bought a new infrared sauna and need to have an 120V 1880 W. Dedicated 20 A circuit without GFCI or AFCI, and NEMA 5-20 power socket installed.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for wiring issues, help with a wireless door bell camera.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Replace existing chandelier - remove current fixture and assemble and install a large chandelier in our foyer.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/26/24
    Repair Description: General maintenance
    Location: Business
    Type of Generator: Whole home/standby generator
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Knoxville, TN
    Date: 01/26/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
    Comment: Outlets power out needs upgrading & more voltage on built-in oven.

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