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    Alegria's Tech Logo
    Highland Springs, VA·

    Tv wall mount, audio visual

    "The customer service was excellent he acknowledged all of my concerns with professionalism. I highly recommend this tech."

    Joshua B. in December 2023


    In business since 2015

    Midlothian, VA·


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

    JM Improvements, LLC Logo
    Henrico, VA·

    "Great, flexible, quality installation!"

    Shyam B. in December 2023

    Richmond, VA·

    "This company is the best. No unnecessary conversations. They got the job done and in a timely manner. I will use them again. Thanks, James!!"

    Sheila H. in October 2023

    Richmond, VA·

    Electrical Services

    "I hired Mr. Johnson for several projects around my home. He installed a few light fixtures and repaired a couple of outlets that weren’t working. He was prompt-arrived exactly when he said he would! Courteous and easy to deal with. Best of all, he left no trace! Easy to work with and highly recommend!"

    Stacy W. in October 2021

    Mr. Electric of Chesterfield Logo
    Chesterfield, VA·

    Code Correction, Lighting Upgrades and Installation, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair , and 2 more

    "Mr. Carroll Mickens was very personable and professional in completing my installation."

    Simeon A. in October 2016

    Cox Electrical LLC Logo
    Richmond, VA·


    "Awesome company to work with and very prompt. They contacted me the same day and was able to start work the next morning. They came on tine. I had several projects to complete around the house: they installed two ceiling fans, troubled shoot and repaired three light fixtures, and installed new outlets in the kitchen. They even waited for me to run out to the store to pick-up new light fixtures when I decided at the last minute to replace my old ones. I am 100% satisfied with the work!"

    Beverly S. in April 2022

    RVA Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Montpelier, VA·

    24/7, Emergencies, Power outages , and 1 more

    "Hello, The electrician who came to my home was Ilya from RVA Electrical Services. I would love to provide a glowing review for RVA Electrical Services. Ilya responded to my request for contact within minutes and was here the same day to give me an estimate which was very reasonable to reinstall my chandelier that had been pulled from the ceiling. He spotted the fact that the fixture was never installed with a box according to code originally and he fixed everything the same day. Then he gave me a very reasonable estimate for replacing 4 defective halogen recessed lights in another room and returned the following week to do that work. While he was there, he installed two new switches including a dimmer switch for the recessed LED lights and he did that for free. The fixtures he chose and installed so quickly and neatly are great and the dimmer seems in dispensable now. He had to open our electrical service board to turn off the service while installing the switches and showed me all the things that were not done according to code the last time we had that replaced. He gave us an estimate for replacing the board and I know we will call him when we are ready to do that. He is a very nice person, does great work in record time for a good price and is very neat. I'm so glad we found him through Angie's List."

    Deborah S. in February 2020

    Dibble Electrical, Inc. Logo
    North Dinwiddie, VA·


    "I am very pleased with the work done by Dibble Electrical, Inc. From the very first follow-up regarding my service request to todayâ s install, the customer service received was outstanding. Danny, the Project Manager for my job, was punctual, courteous, and professional in all interactions. He took great care while handling the new fixtures and making certain all of the intricate parts were put together correctly and tightly. The final installed fixtures look great! An overall great experience. I will definitely use Dibble Electrical, Inc. for future projects and will highly recommend them to others who are looking to hire an electrician."

    Kimberly W. in February 2022

    Pronto Home Repairs Logo
    Atlanta, GA·

    Home Repairs, Door Repair and Installation, General Handyman , and 2 more

    "Our Pronto Pro has done a number of small and large jobs around our house and yard; fence, roof, shed, door repairs, made our fence gates work smoothly and installed a doggie door. All work is high quality and he really cares about our satisfaction. He has offered suggestions on how to address issues and taken time to explain pros and cons of various solutions. He is a professional, experienced and excellent carpenter who takes pride in his work and is dedicated to all the details. He works very hard, keeps everything neat and is efficient and kind. We have hired him multiple times. I would not hesitate to recommend Pronto to friends."

    David H. in September 2017

    Asbury Electric, LLC Logo
    Gloucester, VA·

    Lighting, Customer Service, Ceiling fans and light fixtures , and 2 more

    "Adam and Steven faced a major task installing a very large and heavy chandelier in a double-storied entry hall. They worked very well as a team, from the heavy lifting to adding the final crystals. All of this was done 18 feet up a ladder with a fully decorated Christmas tree just below them. Excellent job to both of them. They also moved around a light fixtures and ceiling fan and the related switches and outlets so we could swap a couple rooms around. Very courteous and considerate service. Thank you!"

    Christopher D. in December 2018

    GreenKey Richmond VA LLC Logo
    Powhatan, VA·

    Level 2 Charger Installation, EV Charging Station Installation, DC Fast Charger Installation , and 1 more

    "This company is the one stop shop for EV charger installation. They did a great job, they will also help you contact the county to file for the proper permit, and provide you information about any tax credits you may be entitled to."

    Chansu K. in June 2023

    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."


    In business since 2023

    Henrico, VA·

    Commercial Electric

    About us: "Hornstra Electric LLC is 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."


    In business since 2010

    About us: "Rivers Contractors is 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."

    Dwell Home Services Logo

    In business since 2008

    Video door bells and flood lights, Electrical, Pool Equipment

    About us: "Dwell Home Services provides exceptional service to the surrounding areas. Always taking pride in all of 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. Our staff listens to your needs regarding your home improvement project. Call us today you’ll be relieved you did. Thank you"

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Richmond, Virginia Average
  • Typical Range
    $183 - $567
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,000

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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Richmond Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1630 reviews of 1630 pros.

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