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    Apexx Electric LLC Logo
    Brooklyn, NY·

    Electrical

    "I am very satisfied with Shacks work. He works very safe, works neatly and takes his time doing the job. He explains everything that is going to be done beforehand and after the job is done. He is very professional with everything he does and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an electric job done!"

    Jason R. in December 2023

    Thunderbolt Electric Logo
    Valley Stream, NY·

    Very precise and neat work, Panel rewiring, Electrician , and 1 more

    "The workmanship,very professional Canâ t say enough. Just excellent."

    harold P. in May 2021

    CRL Industries Logo
    Queens, NY·

    security cameras, motor controls, Electrical , and 1 more

    "I hired CRL to upgrade my panel and all of my lightings in my home. They were very professional and got the job done in a timely manner. I worked with Chris, he was very kind and neat. Definitely recommend, will be contacting for further home projects!"

    Felicia P. in December 2023

    CE

    "Very professional and accommodating to our needs. CWO explained everything thoroughly and did an excellent job. We look forward to future projects knowing we can call CWO for help."

    David A. in June 2024

    Wallace Handyman Logo
    Astoria, NY·

    Home improvement projects, Plumbing, Handyman

    "I hired Mike Wallace for painting my apartment (studio) and staining the kitchen cabinets. The guys worked quickly and efficiently and I was very pleased with the result and the price. I would recommend them and would use them again."

    Leslie D. in December 2014

    YS

    "Was very responsive, answered all the questions, and very easy to work with."

    Vadim Z. in November 2023

    Spendless Electrical Contractor, LLC Logo
    Astoria, NY·

    Electrical, Plumbing

    "Ergys and his worker were so professional and did all that I requested. Very happy with the project they did and highly recommend Spendless Electrical. Ruth A, Valley Stream, N.Y."

    Ruth A. in August 2022

    GL
    Fresh Meadows, NY·

    Electrical

    "Friendly and flexible , the pro went beyond his service. He did a great job!"

    Adria L. in May 2024

    Nehemiah Restoration, Inc. Logo
    Astoria, NY·

    Basement - Remodel, Roofing and siding, Kitchen Additions & Remodels , and 2 more

    "They did a great job with the stairs, floors, and many other things in my house. Very nice people and reasonable price."

    jingqi Y. in November 2017

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

  • Jamaica, New York Average
    $1,516
  • Typical Range
    $900 - $3,500
  • Low End - High End
    $160 - $5,000

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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