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    CE
    Longmont, CO·

    Electrical

    "He did a marvelous job on my bathroom and my kitchen, with very fair pricing."

    Allen B. in August 2021

    JM Electric, Inc. Logo
    Aurora, CO·

    Designer Interior & Exterior Lighting Plans, Residential & Commercial Master Electrician for over 14 years!, Complete Wiring for Home or Business - Panel/Service Upgrades , and 2 more

    "they were wonderful. on time, friendly, courteous, professional, and my bill came in at almost $100 below their quote! they seemed very happy to have found a way to save me this money. i'd recommend them to anyone! they installed a kitchen light fixture & were supposed to replace a breaker or switch as well, but REPAIRED it instead, for free! they were done with everything fast & friend.y."

    Barb C. in July 2013

    Brooks Electric, LLC Logo
    Erie, CO·

    "He was professional and on time."

    Tanya C. in December 2023

    SmartWire Logo
    Greeley, CO·

    Electric Remodel and New Wiring, Panel Upgrades, Troubleshooting - Repairs, Electrical Contracting - small/large (all) Projects Residential and Commercial, Electrical Remodeling, Alterations, Service Calls - Estimates and Consultation , and 2 more

    "I had them install a Tesla EV Charger in my garage. They were at my hour 3 days after booking them and had it up on my wall in about4 hours max. The thing I was most impressed with was they came back to my house twice to patch the wall and paint it. I did not think they would be able to match my garage paint so accurately, but it looks perfect. They did great."

    Matthew C. in November 2022

    Mister Sparky Electric - Denver Logo
    Denver, CO·

    Lighting, Circuits/Wiring & Code Compliance, Ceiling Fans, Electrical Panels, Surge Protection

    "Ben and Carlos were amazing! We love our new fixtures and canned lights, great job!"

    Laura F. in October 2020

    CS
    Arvada, CO·

    Home & Business Security and Surveillance, Audio & Video solutions for Homes and Businesses, Smart Home Solutions , and 7 more

    "Had a really great experience with CDI. Had them out to install a home security system and remote controlled window shades which I absolutely love! Both are very easy to control though an app on my phone. The technician was very thorough with his explanation of everything. I would definitely use CDI again."

    Melanie K. in December 2023

    Red Fox Electric, Inc. Logo
    Denver, CO·

    Small & Large Electric Projects, Residential & Commercial Electrician, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations , and 2 more

    "Hector with Red Fox Electric was absolutely incredible. He asked for my visual approval for all light fixtures once replaced and didnâ t assume I wanted them exactly where the other lights used to be. Hector made excellent recommendations during the process like adding a dimmer to our kitchen light, which I hadnâ t even thought of as an option before. Lastly, he was so kind, funny and personable throughout his time in my home. By the time he left, it felt like we were old friends. I typically dread having strangers in my house but it was a pleasant experience. The pricing of services was also right on target. I will be using Red Fox Electric exclusively from now on!"

    Mandi K. in March 2023

    Applewood Plumbing, Heating & Electric Logo

    "The Company is great to work with. Brian was absolutely wonderful. He arrived on time and completed the job quickly. He is courteous, friendly and highly professional. We have used Applewood for past projects and will continue to use them again. Highly recommend!"

    Cheryl M. in October 2023

    A.T. E. Logo
    Drake, CO·

    TV Wall Mounts, Network Wiring / Security Lights, Computers / Wi Fi Externder , and 2 more

    "I needed to get some Ethernet jacks installed into existing walls. This meant drilling holes into the wall. Ken did an outstanding job in minimizing the number of holes and making sure the holes he did drill were repaired nicely. Ken took the time to do it right and the results speak for themselves."

    Tim J. in September 2020

    Limelight Services Logo
    Fort Collins, CO·

    "I hired Limelight Services to add some outlets and lights in my basement that I was finishing. They did a great job! The cost was very reasonable and they got it done super quick. Iâ ll definitely be using them again for any future work."

    Zach N. in February 2023

    NeighborhoodIT Logo
    Broomfield, CO·

    Computing Services

    "Love working with Josh on IT projects. Works very well on small as well as larger projects."

    Ron F. in August 2020

    PP

    In business since 2009

    About us: "Professional Power, Inc., is your premier company for your electrical needs in the Denver Metro Area. We take pride in our work and so will you. We are your best choice. Call us today for a quote!"

    TM

    Panel Upgrades, Panel Replacement, EV Charger installation , and 2 more

    "Amazing company Very organized Very professional Very responsive"

    Stormi T. in February 2024

    JK Electric Limited Liability Company Logo
    Denver, CO·

    Fixed Generator Repair, Fixed Generator Install

    "Quick, knowledgeable, and affordable. Fantastic!"

    Sarah K. in August 2020

    Prosper Electrical Contractors LLC Logo

    Hot tub, Car Charger, and AC Electrical Installation, Panel, Device, Lighting Upgrades, Remodel and Additions , and 2 more

    "Everything is working perfectly, all was done correctly, he even had to change the panel for a bigger panel and it is working fine. I will recommend them to anybody for their electrical needs."

    Carla G. in May 2023

    Pounders Electric, Inc. Logo
    Brighton, CO·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation, Panel Upgrades

    "he did an excellent job installing my additional cable oulets."

    LaTrice W. in September 2017

    Innovate Electric, Inc. Logo
    Frederick, CO·

    electrical installs

    "Extremely professional. Easy to work with. Overall great experience."

    Bill M. in January 2020

    Tru Craft Electric Corp. Logo
    Superior, CO·

    New home wiring / real estate corrections, Taking on new general contractors / maintance contracts, home and business service panel upgrade and evaluations , and 6 more

    "i had a very very old light fixture (think 1910) and they were extremely careful in handing the delicate fixture which I really appreciated."

    liz G. in October 2016

    EV Plug Pros, LLC Logo
    Golden, CO·

    Electrical

    "Kelly is a top-notch professional who was a pleasure to hire and work with for this installation. Not only did EV Pros LLC have the most reasonable quote they also had the most experiece of the service providers I met with for this project. All of my questions were answered with easy to understand explanations and I also received great advice on how to maintain and care for my charger so that it has a long shelf-life. I would hire EV Pros LLC again."

    Ingrid S. in April 2022

    Ross Electrical Contracting, LLC Logo
    Firestone, CO·

    Electrical

    "Cameron was very professional and was able to help us figure out the most cost effective way to fix our problem."

    Ellen H. in March 2018

    AC
    Broomfield, CO·

    Electrical Installations / Repairs, Computer Repair

    "I really enjoyed the work by these Networking/Ethernet folks. A different provider had quoted me an $800-1000 project and said I needed Cat 6 cabling for ethernet, when really my existing Cat 5E was fine. All it took was ~$100 and one hour for parts and labor and I now have ethernet ports in every room that support Gigabit speed. Thanks again! Couldn't be happier with this."

    Sekhar P. in April 2018

    CE

    "This company is the very best. Fair pricing, on time, cleaned up everything when they left. Jason is friendly and compassionate just as the company name states. I would highly recommend this company to all friends and family. I intend to hire them for additional projects."

    Katherine V. in November 2023

    Just In Time Electrical Services Logo
    Thornton, CO·

    Panel Upgrades, Switch Installs, Outlet Installs , and 1 more

    "On-time and did additional work we requested--fixed a plug that was improperly wired."

    Wilton W. in March 2021

    TH

    In business since 2000

    About us: "Tipping Hat Plumbing, Heating & Electric is a locally owned and operated business serving the Denver Metro area and surrounding counties! We specialize in all of your electrical needs! Call us anytime for all of your electrical needs! We can service any electrical issues and we can do replacements for you! Just call us!"

    JL
    Wheat Ridge, CO·

    Exterior Building Lighting, Electrical Service Calls, Panel Upgrades , and 1 more

    "Pop Chris Fackler and the JC2 Lighting and Electrical team are the best electricians I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They are professional, knowledgeable and can work on any electrical project. Chris is responsive and excellent at explaining the requirements and the course of action that is needed for repairs and installations. We have had some very difficult electrical issues-because of Chris and his tenacity he was able to find the cause of our problem and correct work done by another company. I highly recommend Chris and his team. There simply is no one better to call."

    Kimberly L. in February 2024

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Boulder, Colorado Average
    $304
  • Typical Range
    $158 - $500
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $900

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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Boulder Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1698 reviews of 1698 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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    Location: Home
    Comment: I need a 40 amp circuit breaker switched out for a 35 amp breaker (which I have already) for our steambath generator in order for it to pass code. The 40 amp breaker was installed during the pandemic when 35 amp breakers were in short supply and now I need to make it right.
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    Already Purchased Station: No
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    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
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    Date: 01/18/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
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    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Upgrade lighting in old 2 car detached garage, remove 4 existing old two tube flourescent plug in ceiling fixtures and install and wire to existing 2 wall switches two 8 foot integrated all in one LED fixtures and four 4 foot integrated all in one LED fixtures with new wiring. To help me compare, please include your labor rate per hour. Thank you.
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    Date: 01/18/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Comment: Installation of a BMW Wallbox EV Charger in a garage, in close proximity to (or in place of) a pre-existing 3-phase outlet.
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    Comment: We believe that we have a bad breaker in our panel. Breaker will not stay on despite all lights and outlets turned off.
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    Location: Home
    Services Needed: Replace old fixture
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    Comment: I have a 48 inch 2 bulb fluorescent light fixture in my kitchen that has a bad ballast. I can do whatever is easier, replace ballast or replace entire ceiling light with something different
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    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
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    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Hello - I have a GFCI breaker in the kitchen are which continues to remain tripped. The load from the refrigerator has been transferred to another circuit, so the only load remains two small lights. I have video but it won’t successfully upload. Need addressed this week.

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