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    Appleton, WI·

    Problem Solving, Planning / Layouts / Design, Handyman , and 1 more

    "They are very nice, very good, honest and fair."

    Dave G. in April 2020

    VG Electrical LLC Logo
    Appleton, WI·


    "The work completed was above expectations. I was impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the Installer (Pete) , and how he addressed any questions I had. I highly recommend VG Electrical! Great Job!"

    Andy F. in August 2022

    Neenah, WI·

    Electrical Services, Panel upgrades, Electrical Services , and 3 more

    "He was on time and got the job done fast"

    Mike V. in June 2024

    Hortonville, WI·

    Electrical, Solar

    "I submitted a home advisor request late in the evening on Wednesday night. I received a response right away and was scheduled for the next day. Roland and Mitch were very professional and efficient, repairing the problem in no time - even helped with an additional wiring concern! I would definitely hire them again should I require any electrical work done."

    Marcia B. in November 2019

    Oshkosh, WI·

    Electrician, Over 14 Years Experience

    "Very courteous and professional service"

    Dan B. in October 2016

    Iola, WI·

    Remodels, Fixtures, Outlets Repair, Panel Wiring Upgrade , and 2 more

    "Very efficient professional work!! Did not waste a single minute, and the project was completed in less time than expected with amazing results!!"

    Ross G. in June 2024

    Emerald Electric, LLC Logo

    In business since 2022

    Kimberly, WI·

    Quality Service, Detailed Oriented

    About us: "Emerald Electric is proud to serve Wisconsin's electrical needs! Owner and operator Sawyer Effertz has over 12 years of experience in the industry. They're excited to take on new clients immediately. Call today for a free estimate on your next project!"

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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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Appleton Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 51 reviews of 51 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Appleton, WI

  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need to replace light fixture on my overhead range hood. I have the replacement parts. Small Job
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: Considering purchasing an EV and I want to price out installation of a level 2 home charging station
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Hook up meter and breaker panel to service upgrade from 100 amp to 200 amp
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for a charging station installed, 240 v connection needs to been installed as well for this
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/11/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
    Comment: Fix light fixture in pantry
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/09/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Install level 2 charger
  • Project Location: Appleton, WI
    Date: 01/07/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need ceiling light and fan removed and install new one I purchased, the old one no longer can replace type of bulb

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