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    "I know nothing about electrical work so I had Kevin come out to see if installing a hardwired garage heater was possible given my house layout. He came over a day after contacting me for the first time and considered all possible ways to complete the task. Turns out it would be a very expensive process that would require some demolition of my driveway to properly access the source of electricity. I decided not to go through with the project and Kevin suggested some alternative ideas that I will pursue. Although he didnâ t perform the work, I appreciate his prompt communication, his availability, and honesty."

    Jackson M. in November 2023

    Ewing Electric Co. Logo
    Charlotte, NC·

    Panel Upgrades, Troubleshooting/diagnosing, Wiring , and 2 more

    "Contractor was very professional."

    Eric G. in November 2023

    Mills Electric Company LLC Logo
    Statesville, NC·

    Wiring Upgrades, Panel Upgrades, Preventative , and 2 more

    "Everything was handled so professionally, from the quote all the way down to the clean up at the end, going forward, I know who to call for all my electrical needs"

    Evan H. in November 2023

    Mr. Electric of Charlotte Metro Logo
    Charlotte, NC·

    Lighting, Installations, Electrical Safety and Upgrades , and 2 more

    "We moved into a new home and needed some new lights and fans added to some of the bed rooms. Jeff was very knowledgeable about what could be done and did a fantastic job."

    James N. in December 2020

    KE
    Charlotte, NC·

    Electrical

    "The contractor was on time and very courteous, and answered my questions very professionally. They were able to service an additional Request I asked them at the same time! I highly recommend the KG 3 electricians."

    Charles T. in August 2020

    Benet Electrical Logo
    Charlotte, NC·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Services, Residential Electrical Services

    "Benet electrical were very professional and completed the job in a timely manner! Would definitely use them again."

    Morgan P. in October 2016

    SE
    Fort Mill, SC·

    Bucket Truck Service for: Shopping Centers, Malls, Dealerships, to 55 feet, Generator Installations, Electrical Services , and 2 more

    "Prompt and courteous"

    Hilda C. in December 2014

    EU Electrical Contractor, LLC Logo

    In business since 2021

    Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical Additions and Remodels, Electrical switches

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of residential 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."

    HS

    In business since 1987

    Concord, NC·

    Fixed Generator, Panel Upgrade, Attic Fans

    About us: "After a quarter of a century in business, Horizons Services, LLC, remains fully committed to setting the industry standard for customer service, installation, and focusing on things that are important to busy homeowners: respect for their time, their home and their property; up-front pricing, and an unconditional 100% money back guarantee."

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How much do electrical installation & rough-in contractors typically cost?

  • Charlotte, North Carolina Average
    $959
  • Typical Range
    $371 - $1,443
  • Low End - High End
    $150 - $3,000

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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