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    Celano Electric, LLC Logo
    North Wales, PA·

    Main Service upgrades 100-amp - 200-amp - 400-amp, New circuits for computers / AC units or appliances, New addition wiring - Removal of old knob and tube wiring with updated wiring and circuits , and 2 more

    "Ray was always responsive and called immediately, then came to look over the project and gave me an estimate. He arrived promptly and was very professional and was always in communication with me. He and his team did wonderful work."

    Rita L. in December 2012

    Infinity Electric Services, LLC Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Commercial electrical, Residential electrical

    "Would definitely use them again. Knowledgeable, professional and reasonable pricing. They did a complete upgrade to my electrical box and added additional lines. Cleaned up everything and patched up the holes. Great family owned business."

    Melissa S. in October 2021

    CE
    Marlton, NJ·

    Recess Lights, Panel Upgrade, Kitchen Remodel

    "Most professional work Iâ  ve ever seen"

    CHRIS S. in April 2024

    AD Electrical & Home Improvements, LLC Logo
    Southampton, PA·

    Electrical, 10 Years Experience

    "Quick , service may use for future endeavors"

    SCOTT L. in December 2023

    Young's Electrical Services, Inc. Logo
    Glenside, PA·

    Phone/Data/Intercom Repair/Install, Electrical Troubleshooting, Commercial Electrical Repair/Install , and 2 more

    "Fast professional srvice. Will definatly use him for my next job."

    dean S. in December 2005

    ME
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Electrical Wiring, Electrical Panels

    "The work was top notch. Not only did they show up on time, but the owner Paul McMullin is very professional."

    Kaitlin V. in March 2024

    PE
    Media, PA·

    Computer Network or Wiring - Install or Repair - For Business, Audio/Visual Wiring - Install, Repair or Conceal - For Business, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade - For Business , and 2 more

    "Prompt, honest service at a fair price. Thanks, Frank"

    Kevin C. in December 2006

    ME
    Bensalem, PA·

    Panel, Electrical Switches, Outlets, & Fixtures

    "He did a nice job. Cleaned when he was finished. Very pleasant person. Very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him and plan to use him in the near future."

    Donna F. in February 2024

    T.J. Brothers, Inc. Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Major Home Repairs (General Contractor)

    About us: "TJ Brothers, Inc., was established in 1999 as a general contracting and construction management firm. TJ Brothers, Inc., has been building and managing construction projects for the past ten years. John Chan, President and CEO of TJ Brothers, Inc., has over 20 years of professional experience in the construction industry. Mr. Chan leverages his expertise to ensure each project is completed within the client's time frame and budget. TJ Brothers, Inc., prides itself on establishing long term relationships with his clients. Through Mr. Chan's leadership, he has built TJ Brothers Inc.'s excellent reputation as a professional and accomplished construction firm delivering excellence and client satisfaction. "Our mission is to provide the best value to the customer by offering the highest quality construction and remodeling services from the conception to completion" JOHN CHAN - President of TJ Brothers, Inc."

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

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Average
    $1,518
  • Typical Range
    $751 - $2,488
  • Low End - High End
    $150 - $6,250

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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