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    c and c royal home improvement Logo

    In business since 2016

    Nazareth, PA·

    About us: "With several years experience, we work hard to bring each customer the best possible service and quality available. We look forward to working with you on your next project. We welcome your questions and thank you for your interest. Call today!"

    HJ
    Scranton, PA·

    "Definitely great service and communication! Will be doing business again for future home projects"

    Corina B. in April 2023

    Protos Home Improvement, Corp. Logo

    In business since 1998

    Kingston, PA·

    Cabinets & Countertops

    About us: "Protos Home Improvement is a Corporation founded on biblical family values. Finding its beginnings in first rights and first fruits, Protos is your first choice when home comes first. Man was created to work, with honesty and integrity it is our hard work, with generations in mind, that will transform communities and leave an inheritance. Protos specializes in care for our clients, whatever the need, so long as it falls into the realm and scope of our authority and expertise. Protos tries NOT to do roofing, or gutters as there are many other companies that specialize in those areas. Protos Home Improvement is available for all services including Renovations Remodels and Repairs. Kitchens and Bathrooms, Windows and Doors, Plumbing to Painting, Floors to Ceiling. Your First Choice When Home Comes First. Christ IS KING Bill Griffith (570)855-6602 [email protected]"

    LV
    Hazleton, PA·

    "Mr. Rodriguez was very personable, courteous, came when he said he would and good about cleaning up after their work. I'd hire him again."

    Susanne L. in May 2023

    Hurricane Home Solutions Southern Tier, Inc. Logo

    Home Generators, Portable Generators, Backup Power Solutions

    "We just want to say thank you for the beyond amazing service that we received from office staff and even more the gentleman that installed our new water softener system with reverse osmosis, uv light and a tankless hot water heater . Mike and Forest where amazing, knowledgeable and kind. Mike helped move some things around in the basement because I didnâ t have it done in time. They are a great team and work really well with each other. We had made them sweet Italian sausage for lunch. We noticed a water leak after they left l. Mike was so amazing and drove from Albany to fix it for us on his way home for the night. I had some chili cooking and gave him some. Mike even cleaned the water of the basement floor. Way more above and beyond than he needed too. Truly amazing. My family would like to say that Mike and Forest are a rare kind of people who just care and will go above and beyond for the people they help to have a better quality of life. We had moved in to take care of our nanny and her water system was no longer working and a week before the install the hot water heater went after 30 years. We recently updated appliances and we needed to protect our investment from the hard water. We absolutely love the reverse osmosis and are drinking the water so much we run out of drinking water lol. We will eventually upgrade to a dual holding tank for drinking water. For now we can make due with what we have. We were spending about $150 sometimes more in water a month for cooking and drinking purposes now we will see the savings in roughly 6 years just for not buying water anymore. With the tankless hot water heater it is too soon to see the savings yet we have a propane system living in the country and we are trying to reduce electric consumption. Gas is cheaper than electric for the usage we have we estimate that we will save around $80 additionally per month with the tankless hot water system. With that added into the equation we estimate about 4.5 years and we will have our return on our initial investment. Our next project will be a generator from this company. We lose electricity a few times a year and with nannyâ s health itâ s not acceptable in todayâ s society. Again thank you Mike and Forest the office ladyâ s weâ re very helpful on this process with us as well."

    Brandon V. in April 2022

    Hartzel Electrical Services Logo
    Benton, PA·

    Electrical both Residential and Small Commercial, Appliance Installation and Hook Ups, Wiring for Pools, Hot Tubs, Ceiling Fans, Additions, Remodels, Residential or Small Commercial Needs , and 1 more

    "The visit was scheduled quickly. The gentleman worked also quickly and cleaned up everything. I would recommend this company to anyone needing an electrician!"

    Barbara W. in November 2022

    RS Lightning Protection Logo
    Delaware, OH·

    lightning protection, Lightning rods Systems Home barns buildings commercial residential

    "Mr Sherlock did a wonderful installation of lightning protection for our home and ground mounted solar panels at a reasonable price. His knowledge of solar panel lightning protection methods and consideration of our specific requirements made R S Lightning Protection the perfect contractor for this project. Highly recommend this business, prompt, courteous and professional."

    Meghan D. in August 2021

    CE
    Wilkes-Barre, PA·

    Electrical, Panel upgrades, Wiring , and 2 more

    "Hired CJ Electric (Cornell) for small projects in my home and to install 30 lights at my business. Super ethical decent guy, doing honest good work at an honest price. Highly recommended. At the business, we ran into a problem because some lights were delivered with missing parts due to the manufacturer, not the fault of CJ Electric. Cornell installed all the lights he could that day and I paid him for the entire job. I texted him the day the replacements arrived a few weeks later and he stopped right in and did them that day. No chasing or waiting. He was already paid so I was expecting to wait or be left high and dry as other contractors in the past have done. Excellent job!! Thanks Cornell!"

    Dawn H. in October 2018

    HH

    In business since 2020

    Pen Argyl, PA·

    Basement Remodel, Bathroom Remodel, Kitchen Remodel

    About us: "We’re a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and treats your home as if it were our own. We offer a variety of General Contractor Home Improvement services that are customizable to each individual project. We specialize in Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels, but also offer a wide range of expertise for a variety of other projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    Codes Handyman Service Logo
    Athens, PA·

    electrical, handyman

    "Very eager to do any task presented to him."

    LORI B. in March 2023

    Elias Torres Logo
    Scranton, PA·

    Electrical

    "He was on time and worked hard."

    Linda W. in June 2023

    J. Bruzgulis Construction, LLC Logo
    White Haven, PA·

    Carpenters, If your looking for quality workmanship over cheap pricing we're your company, Carpenters

    "JB Construction takes great pride in their work and are very meticulous. I have used them for various repairs around the house including plumbing,siding and window installation. I highly recommend them."

    diane D. in June 2016

    P
    Taylor, PA·

    Electrical

    "Excellent service. Very responsive in keeping us up-to-date on status and associated costs. I highly recommend them."

    Robert H. in June 2016

    AE
    Carolina Beach, NC·

    Industrial Electrical Design & Commercial Electrical Design, Industrial Electrical Services & Commercial Electrical Design, Electrical Integration & Control Automation , and 2 more

    About us: "Automation Electrical Contractor LLC. Serving the entire state of North Carolina & Pennsylvania for commercial & industrial. CONTROL AUTOMATION — Our control system engineers can design, fabricate and construct a wide range of control panels along with providing PLC and HMI programming. With more than 20 years of experience with the leading systems under one roof, there’s practically nothing we can’t do for you. ​DATA CENTERS — Trust us to deliver comprehensive data center capabilities, from structured cabling design to implementation and additions. We have a dedicated staff of network designers who can help you resolve even the most complicated issues. MODULAR SOLUTIONS — With a DuMod modular electrical equipment center system, you can have the functionality of an electrical room virtually anywhere. These purpose-engineered modules and components offer scalable capacity with multiple options. INTEGRATION"

    Rinker Inc. Generator, Ductless, Electrical Logo
    Lake Ariel, PA·

    Electrical Services, Ductless Mini Split Heating & Cooling, Generator

    "They came quickly and did a professional job on the installation of an outlet for a fireplace insert. They also were able to trace a problem with an overhead bathroom light switch. I’m very happy with the work."

    Beth H. in November 2019

    KP

    In business since 2009

    Bear Creek, PA·

    plumbing, remodel

    About us: "We are 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."

    SS
    Muncy Valley, PA·

    Commercial Generator Repair, Commercial Generator Installation, Residential Generator Repair , and 1 more

    "They were very easy to work with.They did a great job on the installation would definitely recommend them"

    John H. in December 2019

    B & B Lightning Protection Logo
    Trenton, NJ·

    Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "He does excellent work, very pleasurable to do business with"

    Dave B. in September 2018

    Adtell Integration Logo
    Quakertown, PA·

    Data Cabling

    "Professional installation with a quick response."

    Sonny H. in June 2020

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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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Wilkes Barre Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 426 reviews of 426 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Wilkes Barre, PA

  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/21/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Comment: Our breaker keeps tripping and it’s outdated. We would like to update to more modern
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/20/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/19/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/19/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Amount of work: A single project
    Select the task that best describes your project: Electrical
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Nature of Work: Installation
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/16/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/14/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Number of Extensions: Fewer than 3
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/10/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Describe Generator Use: Other
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/09/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Current main line has wires exposed. Need complete replacing and new circuits ran as well. Only 6 on baseboard for whole house
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/09/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Services Needed: Troubleshoot an electrical problem
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: fan switch on ceiling fan
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 06/07/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Describe Generator Use: Other
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 05/30/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
    Date: 05/25/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: Ticking noise coming from electrical box hooked to a/c unit

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