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    Culver's Specialty Home Improvement, LLC Logo
    Columbia, SC·

    Additions and Redmodels

    "The siding on my home was in desperate need of replacing on one side. Brandon was able to not only replace siding on said side, but able to make it match the rest of the home without anything sticking out like a sore thumb. I was very impressed with how he was able to match the existing to the new just like he said he would. I have had him work on several other items in my home from sheetrock, painting, to installing fixtures and he was able to do so all at a very reasonable price"

    Betty C. in August 2021

    OE
    Pelion, SC·

    Panel Upgrades, Remodel construction Residential Wiring, Fixture/Device replacements , and 3 more

    "Caleb and his team showed up on time (over a three month time period) and performed their work expertly. We did a complete gut of our kitchen and powder room and they were responsive and encouraged our questions, patient when it came to the placement of our fixtures and made sure we were happy with their work. Would definitely hire them again!"

    Vanessa C. in December 2023

    Means Electric Logo
    Columbia, SC·

    Electrical

    "Very punctual. When the owner said he would be there he was there and set realistic expectations that he stuck to it was ahead of."

    D J. in December 2021

    Countryside Communications and Networking Logo

    "Josh does outstanding work at a reasonable price. He ran several network cables for me and mounted some cameras and access points. He arrives when he says he will and cleans up after himself."

    Matt G. in October 2023

    SE
    Columbia, SC·

    Wiring repairs, Lighting Installation, Troubleshooting , and 2 more

    "Solid appointment replaced my track lighting fixture flawlessly."

    Joshua S. in October 2018

    CE

    "Trent was terrific and did an awesome job changing my electric panel and installing a couple of new plugs. No more flickering lights! I canâ t say enough good things about his professionalism and the superior quality of his work. I would highly recommend him and his company."

    Rose M. in November 2023

    DE
    Columbia, SC·

    Panel Up-grades, Residential & Commercial, Generator installations , and 2 more

    "Installed electrical wiring, electrical panel, light fixtures and outlets in our detached garage. Very professional, prompt and excellent quality workmanship. All materials used were high quality.. Finished job early (less than 2 days) without compromising quality. Highly recommend Jabbaar and his crew."

    Howard C. in April 2021

    Camera Kings Logo
    Lexington, SC·

    Surveillance Camera Installations, TV Mounting

    "Shaun was prompt, professional, Andy made sure I got the best name for my money. He installed system and showed me how to work everything and made sure I was comfortable. I would hire him again."

    Brian M. in December 2021

    J A C's Electric Logo
    Gaston, SC·

    "Work performed in a timely manner with great quality. Started and finished the job when he said he would."

    Sam W. in December 2023

    A+ Electric Services Logo
    Columbia, SC·

    Wire Pannel Upgrades, All electrical repairs and upgrades, Electric Vehicle Charger , and 1 more

    "Marc Came in and diagnosed my problems. He purchased the necessary fixtures and replaced/repaired them quickly. I was very happy with the services provided."

    Susan S. in March 2019

    Anthonys Electrical Service Logo
    Lexington, SC·

    Electrical

    "Called Friday morning and my water heater was fixed that afternoon!"

    Jai K. in July 2022

    Mr. Electric of Columbia Logo
    Irmo, SC·

    Electrical, Entire Remodeling Wiring, Panel Upgrades, Service change, Breaker Replacement, , and 2 more

    "Josh was completely professional . Job was completed quickly with all appropriate precautions in place. No high-pressure for additional services. Iâ  d absolutely hire them again,"

    Ken R. in August 2020

    KS

    In business since 2020

    About us: "Knoxnet Security is dedicated to providing our customers with the best quality and craftsmanship. We are here to build relationships with our customers and communities and to provide our employees with a great place to work. Knoxnet Security is a leader in providing our customers with the highest quality products and craftsmanship in an honest, efficient, and professional way. Our pledge is to create successful relationships with our customers, employees and community by building trust, treating every project with the utmost integrity and exceeding expectations. We look forward to working with you!"

    EE
    Blythewood, SC·

    Electrical

    "Excellent and professional work done for me. It took care of me the same day."

    Ricardo F. in August 2022

    Hodges and Associates Electrical Contractor LLC Logo

    In business since 1998

    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."

    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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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Columbia, South Carolina Average
    $270
  • Typical Range
    $148 - $413
  • Low End - High End
    $85 - $1,000

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 4.9 out of 5 based on 326 reviews of 326 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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  • Project Location: Columbia, SC
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Fan in the patio needs to be check - we took it down bc it’s dangling. Some outlet are loosen and one lamp needs to be check electric wire if it’s still working.
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    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
    Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
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    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Rewire house bring up to code ground house
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    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: Columbia, SC
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have used James Morris would like to find him again to install an outlet for EV car
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    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: maybe purchasing EV car
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    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: replacing a stove and junction box needs to be relocateed
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    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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  • Project Location: Columbia, SC
    Date: 02/02/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Gas cooktop has been removed and gas line has been capped. I need a new induction cooktop installed in the countertop and a new circuit installed for power for the new induction cooktop. The existing wiring is not on a separate circuit and is only 120v.
  • Project Location: Columbia, SC
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
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    Location: Home
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    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need to have a wall-mounted porch light replaced with a Kichler solid brass fixture that I've already purchased.
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    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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