Compare Quotes from Electrical Wiring & Panel Services
Get Quotes Now

Electrical Wiring & Panel Services in Virginia Beach, VA

Where do you need Electric Wiring Upgrade pros?

How It Works

  1. Answer a few questions about your home project.
  2. Within seconds, get matched with top-rated local pros.
  3. Compare quotes and choose the best pro for the job.

Service Pros

    SB Electric LLC Logo
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    trouble shooting and repair work, Home additions/remodels, detached sheds/garages, Residential Electrical , and 2 more

    "great service and fair price"

    Ronda H. in December 2022

    BE

    "Very professional and they were helpful. He did not try to sell us any additional sevices and had good recommendations for how to improve the safety of our home!"

    Bridget S. in November 2023

    AR
    Norfolk, VA·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrages

    "Levi is excellent and guarantees his work. I have referred him for two other jobs, installing a microwave above the stove, and electric home inspection. Both of my friends were very pleased with his work and customer service. I highly recommend Mr Levi and his company."

    C M. in December 2019

    RS
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Panel Upgrade, Switches, Fixtures, and Outlet Repair/Install , and 1 more

    "Very pleased with their work."

    Lee K. in August 2016

    RC

    In business since 2010

    About us: "Rivers Contractors is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

Showing 1-5 of 5 results

How much do electrical wiring & panel services typically cost?

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia Average
    $965
  • Typical Range
    $394 - $1,548
  • Low End - High End
    $125 - $3,660

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.

Related Projects in Virginia Beach, VA

HomeAdvisor Community Rating

Overall Rating:

Virginia Beach Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 107 reviews of 107 pros.

The HomeAdvisor Community Rating is an overall rating based on verified reviews and feedback from our community of homeowners that have been connected with service professionals. See individual business pages for full, detailed reviews.


Other Top Projects in Your Area

Other Cities in Virginia

If you're looking for Electric Wiring Upgrade Contractors that serve a different city in Virginia, here are some popular suggestions:

Find Electric Wiring Upgrade Pros in Virginia Beach, VA

HomeAdvisor: The nation's largest network of screened and rated pros.

Tell us about your project and we'll match you to the perfect pros.

Get Matched With Pros

Find Pros Nearby


Things to Consider Before You Update a Breaker Panel or Electrical Wiring:

What kind of location is this?

    Do you provide these professional services?

    Find out how HomeAdvisor can help your business

    See Local Demand

    See Recent Leads

    Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Virginia Beach, VA

    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need to fix outdoor circuit breakers. 220V outlet also needs to be converted to power whip for new mini split air conditioner. Needs to be extended from first floor outside to second floor outside. Other miscellaneous items in the house - need to identify a few light switches (not sure what they go to), check a couple of light fixtures, and look into power issues in a closet.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Fuse blown but everything looks okay. Need immediately.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 02/03/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 02/02/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need a look at the breaker panel. It is buzzing when certain appliances are on
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: older house need to be rewired
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Circuit breaker is tripping
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I need to have a breaker replaced on my panel
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/28/24
      Historical Work: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: Electrical
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/24/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/20/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/20/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Electrical wiring because some of the outlets or some of the circuits aren't working properly. I would like to get it done as soon as possible.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/15/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I live in a house built in the 60's and sometimes the lights flicker. I also think the old owner put to many things on one panel in the breaker box
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/15/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/11/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician. I need a 200 for my main breaker that's need to be replace because I have 150. Please contact me as soon as possible.
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/08/24
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Location: Home/Residence
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/07/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Rewiring
    • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
      Date: 01/07/24
      Historical Work: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
      Location: Home/Residence

    References Available
    Tell us your zip code to view pricing & schedule
    Tell us your location to view pricing & schedule
    Choose your project to view pricing & schedule

    Please enter valid zip.

    Please choose a location.

    We're sorry but the time you have chosen is no longer available.
    Please select a new time below:
    does not provide service to View pros who serve this zip
    Enter a zip code to view which pros serve this zip.
    There was an issue connecting to the server. Please try again or call Customer Service at 1-888-811-ANGI.
    We're sorry but the time you have chosen is no longer available.
    Please select a new time below:

    Select your appointment type and time:

    Final Step - Confirm Your Appointment:

    Confirm your appointment with on , - Change


    Required
    Required
    Required
    Required
     
     
     

    By clicking Confirm Appointment, you affirm you have read and agree to the HomeAdvisor Terms & Conditions, and you agree and authorize HomeAdvisor and its affiliates, and their networks of Service Professionals, to deliver marketing calls or texts using automated technology to the number you provided above regarding your project and other home services offers. Consent is not a condition of purchase.