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    Dr. Wattz Electric Logo
    Antioch, CA·

    Ceiling Fans,Attic Fans,Exhaust Fans & Whole House Fans- New install & repair, Panel Upgrades, Lighting- Indoor & outdoor repair & designs , and 2 more

    "Wonderful experience! We needed a ceiling fan upgrade, electrical upgrade and lighting for kid's bedroom, LED porch lights installed, and some electrical in the garage troubleshooted and repaired. He did it all quickly and it looks great! Quality work and great value for everything that was done. We love the new light, ceiling fan and porch lights. The LED porch lights are super bright! I will use Dr Wattz again when we install an attic fan."

    Daniel R. in April 2016

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    "While my small project turned into something quite extensive, I know my house is much safer and up to code now. Steve was as unobtrusive as one can be when rewiring a kitchen, and thoroughly cleaned up before leaving. He brought an assistant, a young man he was training, and I was very impressed by how he mentored the guy and taught a strong work ethic along with electrical skills. I left twice to run errands and was very comfortable leaving them alone in my house. Hold onto your wallet, Steve will notice things that need fixing, but no high pressure sales if you decline, and he'll do the job right if you agree. I'm glad to have this company as a resource now."

    Wendy L. in December 2023

    Golden Bay Electric Logo
    Vallejo, CA·

    Electrical

    "Very professional and easy to work with. Very good problem solvers and solutions oriented."

    Byron B. in January 2024

    SE

    In business since 2021

    About us: "Site Electric Services is a group of Vallejo Electricians and Electrical Engineers who are passionate about great customer service and delivering solutions to our clients. Our business divisions support both residential customers and commercial and industrial customers in the bay area. We hold both C-10 Electrical Contractors and Electrical Engineering License in CA. Our Residential Electricians specialize in Panel Upgrades, Off Grid Solar and Hybrid Solar installations, New Construction, and service."

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    "They did a meter change they put in a 200amp service and installed a EV charger"

    Danielle H. in January 2024

    EE
    SACRAMENTO, CA·

    electrical

    "Eduardo was very professional and helpful! Will definitely call him again when I have another project in mind."

    Debbie M. in January 2023

    Amber Electrical Service Logo
    Martinez, CA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential, Fixed Generator - Install, Electrical for business and Home Addition or Remodel - Install , and 2 more

    "Fred was very communicative and flexible in helping me, my landlord and my fellow tenants work out the solution for adding a new 220V circuit and isolating some of my circuitry from the panel in my neighboring tenants office!. After understanding a relatively complex set of issues quickly he provided a fair estimate and proceeded with the job to fit the schedule of my neighbors to avoid interrupting their service by working on a Saturday. Fred arrived fully equipped and was able to finish the job in one day to my specifications and well done! Amber Electric Service is my new go to electrician. I am very pleased!"

    Mark L. in December 2020

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    In business since 2008

    St. Helena, CA·

    Locksmith, Electrical diagnostics, Locks , and 2 more

    About us: "We’re a locally owned and operated company that values honesty, integrity and treats your home as if it were our own. We offer a variety of general Contractor home improvement services that are customizable to each individual project. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships and being of service."

    Bayside Electric Logo
    Suisun, CA·

    New Construction and remodel- Electrical wiring residential and commercial, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade. Install new circuits, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures, Fans. - Install or Repair , and 2 more

    "I hired Joe and Bayside to install LED can lights where none had been, swap fluorescent fixtures to LED cans, outdoor lighting, RING cameras, and move power for a TV that I installed on the wall. I liked their work enough that I have hired him three times. Joe is very responsive and dependable."

    Ed B. in September 2018

    PE

    "Very courteous, and arrived on time. They saw my need and took care of it. I want to thank Mr. Charles for his professional demeanor."

    Ellen M. in October 2017

    PW
    Rocklin, CA·

    IT Integration

    "Mark and his team are professional snd easy to work with"

    Victoria A. in October 2022

    BA
    San Pablo, CA·

    Audio/Visual

    "I had a great experience with this company. Edgar provided a detailed estimate, kept me informed all along the way and did a tidy professional installation. I would not hesitate to use him on my next project. I will recommend to all my friends that they, at least, get an estimate from Brains Automation."

    David K. in November 2022

    EJ

    "on time all complete in one day great crew"

    Raymond Leroy W. in October 2023

    SE
    Pittsburg, CA·

    electrical charging station, Electric panel upgrade, electrical generator install , and 1 more

    "We hired Searchlight Electric for a room addition, panel upgrade, and EV charging station. Pete and his crew were on-time, transparent, and ahead of schedule. They listened to our concerns and went out of their way to make our project go as seamless and streamline as possible. Searchlight will be my first choice for any future electrical needs."

    Nick R. in January 2024

    VeeBuild, Inc. Logo
    Walnut Creek, CA·

    Electrical

    "I got several bids. This was best price. Customer care was great. Kept me in the loop re permit process. Terry dealt with some unfriendly inspectors. Upgraded panel to 200amp and installed tankless water heater."

    David K. in August 2022

    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "Technician was on time and courteous. He repaired the AC unit by simply installing a new fuse and only charging for the service call, not the part. I would use them again without hesitation."

    Lloyd K. in July 2019

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Benicia, California Average
    $333
  • Typical Range
    $100 - $700
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,000

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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Benicia Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 576 reviews of 576 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.


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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Benicia, CA

  • Project Location: Benicia, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Business
  • Project Location: Benicia, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No

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