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    Lighthouse Restoration Group, Inc. Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES, ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING / REPAIR, ELECTRICAL CODE CORRECTION , and 2 more

    "They responded to my inquiry on a Saturday morning a minute after I sent it in, literally one minute later! From there, they said they could come by to do a free estimate in an hour. They were on time, one minute early. They quoted a fair price and everything was outlined up front. They estimated 3-5 hours. They came by Tuesday as scheduled right on time, and it took 4hrs. I hired them to come back for another job in two weeks. Highly recommend!"

    Jackie L. in December 2020

    Your IT Guy Logo
    Round Lake, IL·

    Home computer setups, Project Management, Wireless Networks , and 7 more

    "It was done right and professional. It was a good fix."

    Andrew P. in December 2023

    AE
    Twin Lakes, WI·

    Exterior building lighting, Electrical switches, outlets & fixtures, Electrical for addition or remodel , and 1 more

    "Brett was very helpful. Did great work. Was able to provide us a resource for a drywall guy."

    Betsy I. in August 2015

    ES

    "I had to get a ceiling fan replaced. The service was very fast - from the time I went on HoneAdvisor until the work was done was just one week. Brandon even picked out the replacement by texting me a bunch of options based on my preference. Great, no hassle experience."

    Meg C. in December 2023

    BD
    Mundelein, IL·

    Electrical

    "dan was very nice, conscientious and did a great job."

    bruce M. in February 2023

    PE
    Chicago, IL·

    Electrician

    "I have used him for 15 years and never had a problem with this company. He's always on the job and very reasonable. I never have to worry about the quality of his work and trust him completely to do projects. He knows his business. High voltage and low voltage, to cameras, to intercoms, etc."

    George P. in September 2015

    Gurley Instalation Services Logo
    Gurnee, IL·

    Electrical troubleshooting, Home Electrical installation, Computer network cables , and 7 more

    "It was outstanding ?! He does great work. Very organized! And professional"

    Gregory W. in October 2021

    Top Grade Electric Logo
    Oswego, IL·

    Electrical Remodels, Electrical troubleshooting, Electrical Additions , and 2 more

    "Steven provided excellent work and was priced very reasonable."

    Michael D. in November 2022

    EtlingCo. Logo
    Barrington, IL·

    Electrical

    "They were great to work with. They got the work done quickly and were very easy to communicate with. I would recommend them to anyone!"

    Jessica C. in December 2023

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

  • Lake Zurich, Illinois Average
    $1,444
  • Typical Range
    $650 - $1,444
  • Low End - High End
    $130 - $4,500

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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