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    Foreman Electric Logo

    In business since 2020

    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Handyman, Electrical

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. We offer a variety of home improvement services that are customized to each individual project. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    BE

    "Highly recommend. Had a detached metal garage installed and needed sub panel, wiring, receptacles, lights, etc. Brad understood the project, thoroughly evaluated the job site, quoted fairly, and executed to satisfaction. He also communicated in a timely and professional manner which is honestly difficult to come by."

    James W. in December 2023

    SB Electric LLC Logo
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    trouble shooting and repair work, Home additions/remodels, detached sheds/garages, Residential Electrical , and 2 more

    "Andrew with SB Electric was very professional and made my electrical replacements and new installations a breeze. Communication was great and he arrived on time and completed the project without any issues. I will definitely hire again!"

    Alex K. in April 2023

    AR
    Norfolk, VA·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrages

    "Levi and his assistant came to my house to install four light fixtures and replace ten outlets. As soon as they showed up, Levi walked through the projects and gave me an immediate price for the work with the understanding that parts would be added upon completion. The team immediately went to work, and they were courteous to my wife and daughter as they ran through the house fixing everything I had asked. I couldn't have been more impressed with their work ethic, and I was extremely impressed with the work they completed and the fair price I was given. I also want to say that I was extremely impressed with the work of his assistant, who completed two potential hours worth of work in only one all by himself and saved me a lot of money! I plan on using this team for all of my future electrical needs and I would recommend them to anyone."

    Joseph C. in April 2016

    BM
    Portsmouth, VA·

    "Not only did I receive a call quickly after putting in my request, but he was able to come out that day and take down our chandelier and install the new light fixture (which was definitely a complex job). He was kind, professional and knew exactly what to do and did it efficiently. Thank you so much Mr. Thomas!"

    Emily F. in November 2023

    RS
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Panel Upgrade, Switches, Fixtures, and Outlet Repair/Install , and 1 more

    "Very pleased with their work."

    Lee K. in August 2016

    RS Andrews of Tidewater Logo

    In business since 1979

    About us: "ARS is a trusted service provider in heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality. Our courteous HVAC technicians are available 24/7 to provide you with expert service and repair. Our Comfort Advisors are ready to help you make the most effective installation or replacement decisions based on your home comfort needs. We are licensed and insured Estimates provided before work begins Major credit cards accepted. 100% financing with approved credit Residential and Commercial."

    Innovative Technologies & Design, LLC Logo
    Chesapeake, VA·

    Home Security & Camera Installs & Monitoring, TV Set Up & Mounting, Remote Control Programming , and 2 more

    "Prompt and professional. He was able to diagnose and fix a problem with my prewired Ethernet network."

    Kevin W. in November 2015

    ME
    Chesapeake, VA·

    Electric Panel Box Upgrade and replacement, Car charging stations installation, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair , and 1 more

    "We have used McCoy Electric for a number of residential projects over the years including repairs needed post home inspection, wiring for new lighting/fans/outlets, electrical work with kitchen remodel when soffit was removed, and more recently assisted with upgrading lighting in my clinic/studio. He has many years in the business and we appreciate his expertise."

    Crystal M. 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."

    RC

    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."

    CMIT Solutions of Virginia Beach Metro Logo
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Backup and Data Recovery, Server and Network Management, IT Project Management , and 2 more

    "They were very thorough and resolved our problem completely."

    Mary Beth S. in October 2022

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia Average
    $309
  • Typical Range
    $141 - $486
  • Low End - High End
    $85 - $900

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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Virginia Beach Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 288 reviews of 288 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 Virginia Beach, VA

  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need to fix outdoor circuit breakers. 220V outlet also needs to be converted to power whip for new mini split air conditioner. Needs to be extended from first floor outside to second floor outside. Other miscellaneous items in the house - need to identify a few light switches (not sure what they go to), check a couple of light fixtures, and look into power issues in a closet.
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
    Comment: I would like a NEMA 14-50 outlet install in my garage for my EV car. My home is a town house, a middle unit, with the electrical panel located at the rear of the house with the garage at the front. I am looking for a quote to plan the installation
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Fuse blown but everything looks okay. Need immediately.
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    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: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need a look at the breaker panel. It is buzzing when certain appliances are on
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Remodeling kitchen and panel upgrade
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: older house need to be rewired
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    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: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Circuit breaker is tripping
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need repair outlets in front walls not working. and in bed room lights outlets andceiling fan not working.
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    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: Virginia Beach, VA
    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: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: My electric recliner will not recline but the head area will recline and return
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Repair Description: Not enough power
    Location: Home
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Comment: one of install teams nicked a line when the customer useses his washer it cuts out
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need to have a breaker replaced on my panel
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Electrical fixtures : Exterior lights
    Services Needed: Replace old fixture
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    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: Virginia Beach, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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