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    Current Electric Company Logo
    Wauwatosa, WI·

    Electrical Ceiling Fans / Attic Fans / Bath Exhaust Fans, Low Voltage Electrical - Computer Network Wiring, Generator Installations / Repairs / Maintenance , and 7 more

    "Super helpful very nice and really great price"

    Brooke S. in December 2020

    Freedom Electric, LLC Logo
    Saint Francis, WI·

    Electrical

    "Tony was very responsive to the needs of our project, communicated effectively and showed up when he said he would. I will contact him again for any future electrical needs."

    Dan M. in March 2024

    ES
    Milwaukee, WI·

    fdfd, dfd, Trouble Shooting , and 4 more

    "Appreciated the electrician was very competent and offered reasonable estimates in advance of doing the work."

    Phoebe W. in January 2024

    TE
    Milwaukee, WI·

    Electrical

    "Hi hired Brandon to do a complete turn key installation of a Generac Standby Generator. He arranged for natural Gas piping from furnace etc. He provided a more then a fair quote and stuck to it to the end. He and staff was extremely knowledgeable, completed the project on time, cleaned up, and followed up to ensure we were satisfied with work. Very satisfied and I highly recommend."

    Gene K. in December 2022

    CE

    In business since 2012

    About us: "Couillard Electric LLC is a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our dedicated team of professionals have over 10 years of hands on experience, to provide innovative ideas and suggestions tailored to your needs. Our services are customized, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. Please feel free to contact us today!"

    ME
    Milwaukee, WI·

    residential and commercial

    "Elliott does great work for a great price. He installed a new 100 amp breaker box and updated some of the house wiring to accommodate the new service. He also wired the newly renovated basement with all the wiring and installed all the outlets, switches and drop ceiling LED lights that have dimmer capability. He is meticulous in what he does."

    Marilyn S. in August 2022

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

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin Average
    $1,249
  • Typical Range
    $551 - $1,945
  • Low End - High End
    $180 - $2,500

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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