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    BE

    "Highly recommend. Had a detached metal garage installed and needed sub panel, wiring, receptacles, lights, etc. Brad understood the project, thoroughly evaluated the job site, quoted fairly, and executed to satisfaction. He also communicated in a timely and professional manner which is honestly difficult to come by."

    James W. in December 2023

    Quail Electrical, LLC Logo
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Electrical

    "JEFF QUAIL is deserving of the title MASTER ELECTRICIAN. he installed security lights around my home. He selected and picked up the fixtures and did an outstanding installation job. Jeff worked in extreme heat and stayed on the job to ensure the light covered the entire area. If you want a job done promptly and correctly, QUAIL ELECTRICAL is the company to select."

    Charles G. in July 2016

    AR
    Norfolk, VA·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrages

    "Levi and his assistant came to my house to install four light fixtures and replace ten outlets. As soon as they showed up, Levi walked through the projects and gave me an immediate price for the work with the understanding that parts would be added upon completion. The team immediately went to work, and they were courteous to my wife and daughter as they ran through the house fixing everything I had asked. I couldn't have been more impressed with their work ethic, and I was extremely impressed with the work they completed and the fair price I was given. I also want to say that I was extremely impressed with the work of his assistant, who completed two potential hours worth of work in only one all by himself and saved me a lot of money! I plan on using this team for all of my future electrical needs and I would recommend them to anyone."

    Joseph C. in April 2016

    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

    BM
    Portsmouth, VA·

    "Not only did I receive a call quickly after putting in my request, but he was able to come out that day and take down our chandelier and install the new light fixture (which was definitely a complex job). He was kind, professional and knew exactly what to do and did it efficiently. Thank you so much Mr. Thomas!"

    Emily F. in November 2023

    CMIT Solutions of Virginia Beach Metro Logo
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Backup and Data Recovery, Server and Network Management, IT Project Management , and 2 more

    "Eric and other crew are awesome!"

    John K. in September 2018

    KM
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    HVAC, Plumbing, Generators , and 2 more

    "Kellam Mechanical did a very good job repairing my electrical outlet for my dishwasher. Thank you"

    Amalia M. in April 2024

    Charles Sajna Logo
    Portsmouth, VA·

    "Great experience getting over the range microwave installed!!"

    Jean C. in December 2023

    The Home Depot - Generators Logo

    In business since 2003

    Atlanta, GA·

    Portable Generator - Install, Fixed Generator - Install

    About us: "Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference."

    ME

    In business since 2023

    About us: "Mr. Electric® delivers comprehensive electrical services for homes and businesses. No matter what you need, you can rest assured that one of our expert electricians can handle it. We only include qualified electricians in the Mr. Electric family. To join us, each technician must pass a comprehensive background check. Once they come aboard, every electrician receives ongoing training throughout their career. You never have to worry about the quality or professionalism of Mr. Electric. The reason we’re so exacting in our standards is that we know electrical work is one of the areas where skimping on quality simply isn’t an option. To that end, we do our utmost to ensure that our electricians are capable of providing the highest quality electrical services possible."

    AT
    Tampa, FL·

    "They were able to get a technician to our office same day on a Friday . Phones were fixed and we were back in business. Excellent Service!"

    Grace P. in April 2021

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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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Chesapeake Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 145 reviews of 145 pros.

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  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Already Purchased Station: No
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: fixed generator generac large enough to power home
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: phone wires pulled from wall and no longer work
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Install a portable generator switch
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Electric projects. Contact cons tomorrow or the next day for the estimates.
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    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electric repair because we're having some electrical issue since yesterday. I need it as soon as possible.
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Lost electrical power in one room of the house. Everything else works.
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Installation of wired ring security cameras
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    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: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Looking for a rough estimate to get power to a detached garage about 50 feet from the main box on the home. Would dig the trench myself. Am buying the house and will be moving in about a month from now or less
  • Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Ring flood light, with hook up to 2 separate phones.
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    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Install door bell and pair with my phone
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    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: The lights will not turn on in the bathroom.
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    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Location: Home
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