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    MC
    Columbia, MO·

    Tile, Electrical, Electrical , and 2 more

    "Finding someone who is willing to come over on a Saturday evening isnâ  t easy. Finding someone who will go purchase 8 smoke detectors and install them on Saturday night seems impossible. We will definitely use this service for future needs."

    Ann H. in October 2023

    ME
    Columbia, MO·

    Complete installs and repairs, Swicthes, outlets and fixtures, Panel upgrades , and 2 more

    "The electrician arrived on time (if not a bit early) and was prepared with the necessary equipment. He diagnosed my problem and made a temporary fix until I can get a replacement. He knew that my fan had a lifetime warranty and told me how to obtain a replacement. He said he would be back to install the replacement when it comes into the dealer. Overall, service was very professional and courteous. I would recommend this company to friends and family"

    Jim B. in April 2019

    OC

    In business since 2022

    Fulton, MO·

    About us: "Orton Communications is 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."

    Nichols Electric Logo
    Fulton, MO·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Adding Switches, Outlets & Fixtures In New Locations, Light remodeling , and 2 more

    "Besides a wiring upgrade, I had a humidifier installed on my furnace, a whole house surge protector installed, a mini-split heating/cooling unit installed on the 2nd floor, multiple outlets added and upgraded, the furnace and outdoor AC compressor cleaned, and even a couple of light fixtures and ceiling fans replaced. Rick is thorough, friendly, efficient, transparent, and very patient when it comes to explaining the how's and why's of what he's doing to a customer who really knows nothing about electrical. I will absolutely use him again for any and all of my electrical needs, and feel 100% confident in referring him to friends and family."

    Jo B. in November 2021

    CC
    Buckner, MO·

    Carpentry, Handyman Jobs, Electrical Repairs and Installation , and 5 more

    "Matt came to my house on short notice and was able to install a new outlet and get us going again. We will be using him for some additional electrical work!"

    Danielle L. in December 2017

    TR
    Center, MO·

    Remodeling, Historical homes and buildings restoration, New construction , and 1 more

    "Tri-state restoration did an excellent job on remodeling my garage."

    Jacob A. in February 2024

    WW
    Columbia, MO·

    "Mike was prompt and courteous. He tightened a loose electrical connection to the cooktop, and replaced the breaker. Also tightened all connections in the breaker box and verified that the amperage load to the cooktop was normal."

    Marty S. in April 2020

    LO

    In business since 2013

    Jefferson City, MO·

    Outdoor Lighting Repair, Outdoor Lighting Design, Outdoor Lighting Installation

    About us: "Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Central Missouri is Missouri's most respected outdoor lighting company. Our expertise gives us the ability to offer our neighbors a wide variety of plans. Our attention to detail and expert design skills allow for us to create that beautiful outdoor experience, while adding site safety and security. We have been in this industry for over 10 years and we strongly believe in giving our customers the most for their money. Why let night hide what you have worked so hard to cerate? We have consistently focused on the needs of our customers, providing personalized attention and a stress-free experience. This approach has set us apart from our competition and keeps our customers coming back! You can be sure your project will be handled promptly and professionally. Call us today to schedule an appointment!"

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Columbia, Missouri Average
    $170
  • Typical Range
    $96 - $259
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $350

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 4.7 out of 5 based on 147 reviews of 147 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Columbia, MO

  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Install two replacement fixtures using current wiring and switches. 1) bar light over kitchen sink and below cabinet 2)ceiling fan with attached light. Before March. I have the fixtures but bring wire nuts.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 02/03/24
    Nature of Project: Granite
    Location: Home
    Comment: We closed in the garage and made 2 bedrooms. The electric is messed up half of one room will work and half of the other room won't work.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We are installing a new stove and need an outlet
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/30/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Comment: I need to install outside lights
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/25/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: NEED OLD WIRING CHECKED AND NEW WIREING TO COMPRESSOR
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/25/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/23/24
    Repair Description: General maintenance
    Location: Home
    Type of Generator: Whole home/standby generator
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/20/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Services Needed: Troubleshoot an electrical problem
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for someone to come take a look at a doorbell, i believe it is something to do with the transformer.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/13/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/10/24
    Services Needed: Move switches, fixtures or outlets

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