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    JG Construction Co. Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Stamped Concrete, Roofing Replacements, Roofing Replacements , and 2 more

    "They got to work on time worked hard through out the day ! Done fast and cleaned up well !"

    Gary P. in December 2020

    M.L. Smith Electric, Inc. Logo
    Columbia, MD·

    Generator - Repair, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "They were very punctual and helpful."

    Mona C. in December 2016

    Magothy Electric Company, Inc. Logo

    "The Best ....period."

    John M. in December 2017

    Ash Electric LLC Logo
    FREDERICK, MD·

    "Raymond is awesome. Professional, courteous, and helpful."

    Mahdi G. in January 2024

    HERs Electric LLC Logo
    Baltimore, MD·

    Electrical

    "I was in need of a electrician to fix my breaker that kept tripping. This caused the basement, outside and kitchen lights to be without electric. The 1st electrician couldn’t figure out the problem. But of course he never informed me, he just kept prolonging his time on the job. With that being said I began to look for another electrician. Sunday night I left a message for HERs Electric. I received a call the very next day. Ayrica called and a appointment time was set for the following date. She text and stated the arrival time she was prompt and on schedule. I informed her of my issues and she began to brainstorm and resolve my issues. This company is definitely going to resolve the problem. My lights are back on and WORKING. If you ever need a electrician, HERs Electric is who you should call. I have them coming back to complete additional work. I could not be more pleased with their work. I’m so happy I called."

    Tess W. in December 2023

    Jefferson Electric Co. Logo
    Baltimore, MD·

    Master Electrician Maryland and Virginia, 25 Years Experience, Master Electrician Maryland and Virginia , and 1 more

    "Craig was excellent. Found the problems quickly and corrected them. I would hire them any time I had an electrical problem."

    Ed O. in October 2016

    TK

    In business since 1986

    Westminster, MD·

    About us: "At Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, we believe that honesty, respect, and integrity are important. That’s why we have up-front pricing. You approve the price before we start your job. We also respect your home. All of our employees have to pass drug tests and background checks before they begin employment with us. All of our electricians are professionally trained and uniformed service technicians."

    Interconnect Electric Logo
    Frederick, MD·

    Panel Upgrades, EVSE - Electric Vehicle Car Chargers, Electrical , and 2 more

    "I took several quotes for installing a Tesla 60amp EV charger in a detached garage in a rental house. Interconnect Electric quote and its owner's James knowledge impressed me the most and we decided to go with them. They did a superb job using the most efficient and straightforward way to install such chargers and also took care of the several electrical issues in the existing wiring and subpanels., in a very timely and professional manner. Will definitely recommend them for all such needs."

    indu D. in June 2023

    LH

    "Larry was very responsive and thorough. I felt like he was a genuine guy, so I felt comfortable with the price and with having him in my home. Iâ ll be bringing him back for future home renovations."

    Tiffany B. in October 2023

    WD
    Frederick, MD·

    "White diamond has our business for life! We had our entire 60 year old house rewired and added a ton of lights and electrical work. Highly recommended for costumer service, professionalism, cleanliness, and quality of work. We worked with Paul for an estimate and he was so informative and helpful. We compared a ton of prices and there prices are competitive. Owen (I believe is his name) did the electrical work and he was polite, worked efficiently, clean up after himself, and did a great job. We even called them afterwards for a few questions we had and they are easy to reach and pleasantly happy to help."

    Zack M. in March 2020

    D. Moore & Associates Electrical Logo
    Baltimore, MD·

    Electrical

    "Very professional. Very prompt for appointment. Fixed my failed fixture and traced the line to label the breaker for me. Also gave me some additional suggestions and the charge was reasonable. Very pleased with the service provided."

    Dyan L. in June 2020

    Justin Ridgely Electrical Services Logo

    "Justin was very professional, knowledgeable, and timely. I highly recommend him for any electrical repair needs."

    Tegene G. in December 2023

    Bailey & Shipp Electric Logo
    Millersville, MD·

    Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade , and 2 more

    "Very professional. Price reasonable very knowledgeable. I could not have asked for a better team. They cared for my chandelier as if it was theirs theywere very careful and took their time to ensure all was correct and safe . I would definitely call them again. Great job. Many thanks."

    princess F. in June 2015

    All About Sound & Video Logo
    Potomac, MD·

    Home Automation Systems, Building Automation Systems, Networks Wired/Wireless , and 2 more

    "Professional, attentive, personable; good folks. They know their business."

    Ron R. in July 2020

    S&M Electrical Connections, LLC Logo
    Walkersville, MD·

    Electrical Code Corrections, Electrical Home Renovation Projects, Plugs, Outlets, Fan Install, Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector & Light Installation , and 2 more

    "I just built my house a year ago and needed to add an EV charger to my garage. Trish called me within an hour and set up an appointment for Hugo to come out the next day. There were two additional parts to the job I needed done as well, and one of them was a bit more expensive than I was expecting... but honestly, I had no idea how much to expect for the third part of the job so I can't blame them at all. There was no pressure at all to complete the more expensive portion of the job when I told them I'd have to pass on it at the time. The actual job was scheduled for the following week, and Tommy and Kevin showed up on time and were done in less than 3 hours. They gave me a few recommendations for drywall repair as well since there were three small holes that needed cut to run the new circuit for the EV charger. Highly recommended... Hugo & Kevin were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all questions from a new homeowner like myself."

    Josh R. in August 2021

    C&R Electric, Inc. Logo
    Curtis Bay, MD·

    Commercial and Residential Service Calls, Commercial and Residential Panel Upgrades, Ceiling Fan Installs

    "Simply excellent. Advised correct solution to incomplete installation of another contractor; bringing a home standby generator connectivity to current code. Knowledge, presentation and solution got them hired. Ultimately all work was clearly identified. Performance and delivery was on time. Clean up was performed. Test and inspection with the county was resolved."

    Lowell J. in February 2020

    All In Electric, Inc. Logo
    Curtis Bay, MD·

    New Construction, Remodel & Renovation, EV charging stations , and 2 more

    "I had an old dim fluorescent light that needed to be replaced in my kitchen. I was contacted by Donny and explained my project and received a reasonable estimate. The fixture I selected was not a standard fixture. Donny was friendly, professional and patient. An issue with the fixture I had purchased caused me to have to go back to Lowe's during the installation process. I am so very pleased with the work and will have him come back for additional lighting projects which I have."

    Tanya B. in January 2019

    BS

    In business since 2022

    Home Remodel - Electric, New Home - Electric, Back-up Power , and 2 more

    About us: "Boh Services is a family owned and operated services company. We specialize in Electrical and Landscaping Services. Our staff has combined over 50 years of experience. Boh Services is committed to customer satisfaction, let us know how we can help you and your family."

    SE
    Elk Ridge, MD·

    Electrical Repairs, Electrical Wiring, Electrical Installation

    "I hired Stifflers Electric Service to rewire motion detector lights on my home to fix improper wiring install from the previous owner. Mr. Stiffler definitely knows what he's talking about. The price for the job was very reasonable. David completed the project promptly and the result exceeded my expectations. David also gave me good advice on other electrical work and saved me some money when recommended a remote switch for the future instead of installing a hard switch which would be more expensive. In addition, Mr. Stiffler also promised to come back and replace a blown light in one of the motion detector lights for no charge."

    Igor S. in November 2012

    Solid Rock Technical Enterprise Logo
    Bronx, NY·

    Computer Support / Consultation, Low Voltage Cabling, Security Systems

    "Shannon got my computer fixed and up to speed faster than I have ever seen, Will repeat business whenever I have and IT issues."

    Lenny C. in June 2023

    CC
    Laurel, MD·

    telecommunications

    "EXCELLENT SERVICE. Had a last minute repair. I called them at 7 am they came by 12 pm. Was able to fix problem within minutes. Highly recommended."

    Shauna R. in December 2018

    Three Brothers Services, LLC Logo
    Laurel, MD·

    New/Old Construction Installations, Fire Alarm, Electrical , and 1 more

    "I received a call back immediately after submitting my inquiry for the installation of a car charger for my new electric vehicle. Saul met me at my house later the same day, and he was able to do the work the next morning. Great customer service, very knowledgeable, great work quality, competitive price and a really nice guy to work with. I ll call Saul and Three Brothers for all my electrical work in the future."

    Steven W. in February 2020

    MC
    Silver Spring, MD·

    SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATION AND REPLACE., VOIP AND DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEM LIKE CQ SIMPLE,SAMSUNG, PANASONIC AND MORE, VOICE AND DATA CABLING CAT 6,CAT 5 ,PATCH PANEL TERMINATE TEST AND LABEL.

    "Mr.Tes replaced our old unreliable phone system for our business. He was prompt, professional and courteous. After installation he spent time explaining the system functions and operations well. Overall a great job."

    Basheer A. in December 2017

    En Motion Security Solutions Logo
    Hydes, MD·

    Security Cameras

    "Very professional company. They make sure you are happy at all times-and explain the entire process. Their camera system have given me extra security at night time Would highly recommend."

    Katherine W. in March 2020

    ON
    Sparks, MD·

    Computer Network Installation, Cybersecurity

    "Highly recommended. He completed the work necessary to get our systems hooked up so that we could do our medical billing for the office."

    Zenji N. in May 2023

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Columbia, Maryland Average
    $292
  • Typical Range
    $158 - $439
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $840

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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Columbia Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 862 reviews of 862 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Columbia, MD

  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Could run 220 volt to garage or install a full charging system. Vehicle comes with a connector to perform charging to 220/110 volt plugs. Prefer 40/48 amp system
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need to replace an outdoor light sensor - Woods Pro hardwired button photo control 59408WD. I have the part already.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Rear LED flood light mounted on siding box Switch located inside for flood light Exterior WP outlet on siding box Inside outlet on left side inside outlet on right side New homerun/circuit to panel Permit foam/seal all penetrations
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/24/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I haven't determined the installation site yet
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Looking into EV residential stations for townhouse community
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I am turning a spare bedroom (was used as an office/computer room) into a child's bedroom. I need to get rid of track lighting on the ceiling and install a central overhead light fixture.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/21/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We need to replace our 50 amp breaker with a 60 amp breaker. Also need a new light installed in laundry room
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I am trying to make a computer server room in my basement. This will require one 240-volt outlet in the room. Where we would like to place the outlet is estimated to be 10'-17' from the electric box to the mining room.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/15/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I haven't determined the installation site yet
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Looking into EV residential stations for townhouse community
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/11/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Outlets without power - Probably damaged wires, which need to be replaced
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/10/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need to have my power panel assessed to identify the proper size fuse, install the fuse, run the electrical cable to the garage, and install a NEMA 14-50 outlet.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/10/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/07/24
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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