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    F
    Wheeling, IL·

    Finish Carpentry, General Remodeling, Interior Design , and 1 more

    "I had the pleasure of working with Chris and Formmz on multiple occasions. More recently, they performed work at my Commercial Laboratory location where they performed the following at the highest level; General Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, baseboard and trim work, moving of equipment, ceiling restoration, mold removal, etc. Not only did they complete this in a timely fashion, they were respectful, professional and achieved a high level of quality. It is obvious that they take pride in their work. Thank you, Formmz Team!"

    Zach E. in February 2024

    LC

    In business since 2020

    Chicago, IL·

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    HB
    Arlington Heights, IL·

    Electrical Repairs

    "Great quality work at an affordable price. Hristo showed up on time, gave a clear estimate for the job and got to work right away. Although a couple of unexpected complications came up during the process, Hristo quickly came up with creative solutuons. I now have awesome looking ceiling recessed lights and a perfectly installed Ring security camera above my garage. Will definitely call Hristo again for similar jobs in the future."

    Alex G. in November 2023

    SU

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We are 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."

    Lighthouse Restoration Group, Inc. Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES, ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING / REPAIR, ELECTRICAL CODE CORRECTION , and 2 more

    "This was our first time working with Lighthouse Restoration Group and our experience with Vlad and Mariusz was great. LRG was excellent in every aspect of service. They visited our home without any service fee and provided a clear estimate and stuck to it. The individuals that inspected our home (Vlad and Mariusz) were the same two individuals that arrived to do the work. They arrived on time, and made sure that the areas where they worked were protected from dust. They expertly installed new wiring in very difficult places and did it without having to remove drywall. They consulted us while working to ensure that we agreed on placement of new outlets and lighting fixtures. They pointed out unexpected wiring problems in a way that was clear and frank but also reassuring. We've hired them back to further investigate and address issues of necessary repair that they found while completing work already agreed upon. We very strongly recommend them!"

    Chernoh S. in February 2023

    Gurley Instalation Services Logo
    Gurnee, IL·

    Electrical troubleshooting, Home Electrical installation, Computer network cables , and 7 more

    "It was outstanding ?! He does great work. Very organized! And professional"

    Gregory W. in October 2021

    HE

    "HD Electric is prompt, reliable and honest. I hired to have can lights installed as well as a lot of new outlets replaced. Also replaced light fixtures. I am extremely pleased with the work and I would definitely use again ! Their pricing is also very reasonable. I highly recommend HD Electric. I will definitely use them again."

    Debra P. in January 2024

    E
    Highland Park, IL·

    Electrician

    "Allan and his assistant Kevin showed up every day on time and worked through conscientiously throughout each day until five PM. They installed over 40 LED ceiling lights in three rooms, under cabinet LED kitchen lights in three locations, and two recessed in floor outlets. Allan met with us at a local electric supply house to help us select the proper fixtures, and offered suggestions when we needed to order other supplies for another source. Quite a few of the ceiling lights required scaffolding to install as the sloped ceiling height in our family room was almost 19 feet at the peek. He arranged to pick-up and return the scaffolding at a local Home Depot. All said it required over 5 days to complete all the work and it went off flawlessly. Allan and Kevin were a pleasure to work with and offered suggestions and advice throughout the process to insure everything went right the first time. I would highly recommend Allan and will be using him again for some projects on our second floor."

    Gary F. in April 2021

    Affordable Services 4 You Logo
    Grayslake, IL·

    Kitchen & Bath Remodels, Residential Remodeling, Electric , and 2 more

    "They respond very promptly. Evenly priced. Very personable and easy to talk to."

    Brad M. in August 2015

    B & N Electric, Inc Logo
    McHenry, IL·

    Electrical

    "We hired the company to replace an electric service panel. The work had to be done quickly to meet a home sale deadline. The company was very familiar with this area of work. They responded quickly to our request for qoute, went out of their way to visit our home to assess the requirements of the job and then began and finished the work on time. They were very professional and courteous. Their workmanship was first rate and their pricing was very fair. I highly recommend this company."

    Thomas S. in December 2017

    WE
    Woodstock, IL·

    Electrical Repairs, Electrical Installation Projects, Electrical Panel Upgrades

    "Very accommodating with scheduling and super friendly staff. They swapped some old fixtures and installed some new ones as well as helped with switch work. Would hire again!"

    Leslie M. in August 2021

    JL
    Lake Villa, IL·

    Electrical

    "Jorge swapped out 95% of our light fixtures. He did a great job!"

    Ronda M. in April 2017

    AC

    "Artur and AIT correctly diagnosed a complicated problem with my home ethernet net work that has 5 eero units and CAT5 throughout the house with five switches. Outstanding professional, basically a network systems engineer. Diagnosed a loop back problem. And got my home network working at one gig speed again. I canâ t recommend him enough."

    Stephen M. in October 2023

    AE
    Niles, IL·

    Recessed Lights (New and Remodeling), Electrical, Electric panel and service upgrades , and 2 more

    "Great to work with this team. I appreciated Allinâ s expertise in getting an EV charger installed in my condo garage."

    Charles N. in January 2024

    Your IT Guy Logo
    Round Lake, IL·

    Home computer setups, Project Management, Wireless Networks , and 7 more

    "Eric our technician did a great job - professional and capable. When our microwave didn't look just right after initial install, he took the time to adjust the bracket and get it lined up just right. In addition, he took a few minutes to fix an outlet that our previous electrician had left unusable - the plug wasn't secured so if you tried to plug something in, the plug went into the wall. He also cleaned up after himself - both materials and dust. We will hire this company again."

    Carol C. in January 2024

    PE
    Chicago, IL·

    Electrician

    "I have used him for 15 years and never had a problem with this company. He's always on the job and very reasonable. I never have to worry about the quality of his work and trust him completely to do projects. He knows his business. High voltage and low voltage, to cameras, to intercoms, etc."

    George P. in September 2015

    Willcox Electrical, Inc. Logo
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Network Cabling, Lighting Repair and Upgrades, CCTV , and 2 more

    "Very good tech. He responds immediately, gets the job done and has very fair pricing."

    Amy D. in December 2013

    Ferrer Electric Logo
    Waukegan, IL·

    Electric for New Construction and Remodels, Service Upgrades, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair , and 1 more

    "The project was to re-do my garage electrical and install a generator tie-in to the house. Ferrer Electric was outstanding. They responded immediately to my inquiry, and they came out right away to look at my project, and give me an estimate. Lead electrician *Eddie* was fantastic. He has a great attitude, and you can tell he is eager for your business and most appreciative of it. Very friendly and professional. The quality of the work was great, and the prices fair. Eddie was always on time, and he did what he said he would do. I am pleased to recommend them, and I will hire them again for my next electrical projects."

    Carl L. in October 2020

    Mid America Lightning Protection Logo
    Marshall, IL·

    Roof repair water proofing no electrical, Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "Mr. Jim Gorman who is the owner of the business called me back within a half hour of my email posting. He visited my home 3 days later, inspected things, and told me what the approximate cost would be. He and his helper then installed an entire lightning protection system on both my house and a back garage/storage area. He did things exactly as I wanted in every way. Also threw in a free weathervane which increased the beauty of my home. I would have no objection to recommending this gentleman and his company to anyone who is in need of a competently installed lightning protection system for their home/property. MID-AMERICA LIGHTNING RODS is one fine company run by a man who cares about doing good work according to the latest safety codes etc. Having lost my previous retirement home to lightning, it was very important to me to get this job done and quickly because the thunderstorm season is upon us and with the climate change, those storms are very wicked, especially here out in the country where i live!"

    Father Richard K. in May 2021

    Lightning Defense, LLC (Illinois) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John Sherlock and his wife Corrine called within 1/2 hour of looking for Lightning Rod installers. He was available and was over to talk with us within one hour. He sent all his credentials and licenses and insurance coverages of his business and they came over the next morning and completed the installation extremely fast. He gave a fantastic offer, and lifetime warranty coverage and will even come over and take down system when we replace the roof and place back up at no charge! His wife even saw some plants we had not put in the garden still sitting in containers, and offered and planted them in the spaces we wanted, just to help out. Very friendly, helpful, professional, extremely knowledgeable and even suggested adding Lakeland Electrics Surge Protector protection they provide to go along with the Lightning rods. Yes would have them again on any home anytime."

    David and Linda G. in November 2017

    CN

    In business since 2009

    Telephone System Repair, Computer Repair, Troubleshooting or Upgrades, Telephone System Install or Upgrade , and 2 more

    About us: "Computers Nationwide is a Network and Telecom service company that specializes in providing dependable and innovative solutions to small and medium size businesses. We like to work proactively with your business to build a strong relationship and to make sure your company runs as smooth as possible with our modern technologies. Our mission is to provide high quality service while ensuring total customer satisfaction at a competitive price."

    AT

    In business since 1994

    Schaumburg, IL·

    Electrical

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects for commercial business. We offer a variety of home improvement services that are customized 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 with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    ME

    In business since 2023

    Hanover Park, IL·

    All Electrical Services

    About us: "Here at Masters Electric we are a full service electrical company working with residential and commercial properties. No job is too large or small for us and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and skillset."

    TS
    Palatine, IL·

    Electrical

    "The foreman is great! So is his crew. They do really good work."

    Scott S. in September 2007

    Fixer.com Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting - interiors, low exterior, deck powerwash and stain, Plumbing - leaks, toilet and sink repair, fixtures, installation, TV Mounting, Assembly, Art Walls, Babyproofing , and 2 more

    "I used Fixer to replace a light fixture in my dining room. I have a very old building (over 100 years old) and always have issues with new electric fixtures, but Ricardo was great -- he figured out how to make it work using the existing junction box that I had and did it in a very timely manner. He was also very friendly and kept me updated on the progress. The light looks great and I'm very happy. Fixer seems more expensive on an hourly basis, but actually I probably would have been charged more if I went with a flat fee charge from someone else."

    Michael K. in October 2019

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Buffalo Grove, Illinois Average
    $320
  • Typical Range
    $166 - $578
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $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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Buffalo Grove Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1277 reviews of 1277 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Buffalo Grove, IL

  • Project Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 1 broken light switch( couch was being delivered and they knocked off the dimmer switch) and check the grounding of newly installed deck lights
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    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: Buffalo Grove, IL
    Date: 01/28/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
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    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: I want to install a Tesla home charger.
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    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Add c-wire for the nest thermostat
  • Project Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
    Date: 01/09/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I don't know
    Already Purchased Station: Yes

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