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    ZE

    In business since 2023

    Erlanger, KY·

    switcesrunning wire, PANEL UPGRADE, ELECTRICAL , and 1 more

    About us: "At our company, we prioritize reliability, excellent communication, integrity, and delivering high-quality work. We possess expertise in our trade and are dedicated to keeping you well-informed about your specific task or project. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to earn your business!"

    Mister Sparky Electric - Cincinnati Logo
    Cincinnati, OH·

    No overtime rates, ever!, Ceiling Fans, Electrical Panels, Surge Protection, Circuits/Wiring & Code Compliance , and 2 more

    "Corey was wonderful. Came in with slippers on his feet even though the weather was fine. He did everything in a half hour. He replaced a light switch and fixture and I was very happy with the level of service provided."

    Maria S. in April 2018

    Villa Hills Electric LLC Logo
    Villa Hills, KY·

    Electrical

    "I had an electrical outlet that I needed installed at the last minute. They were able to come out and get the job done in less than 2 hours it's been 2 hours. Great work and great customer service will use them again"

    Daniel K. in August 2021

    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

    BE

    In business since 2023

    Covington, KY·

    Electric

    About us: "BELL ELECTRIC 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 customer's interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    HLP Lightning Rods Logo
    Noblesville, IN·

    Lightning Protection, We are not electrical contractors-we are specialized in the design and installation of lightning protection systems.

    "The install was scheduled and completed quickly. The lightning rods and cable look neat and tidy along the roof. Mr. Hamilton was friendly and efficient."

    Valerie J. in July 2022

    Mister Sparky Electric - Cincinnati Logo
    Cincinnati, OH·

    No overtime rates, EVER!, Discounts for Seniors & Military, Electrical Repair, Replacement & Maintenance , and 1 more

    "Corey was wonderful. Came in with slippers on his feet even though the weather was fine. He did everything in a half hour. He replaced a light switch and fixture and I was very happy with the level of service provided."

    Maria S. in April 2018

    Electricmasters, Inc. Logo
    Covington, KY·

    Electrical Service and Repair

    "Came over one day to look at our electric needs and give us a realistic quote/estimate. ( He helped us to determine how to best take care of our electrical needs, for both the safest and budget friendly way. )He also had the quote and future date of installation sent to our email address. His Office, called the next day to confirm quote and date work would be done On another day, at our convenience, a different Electrician came. He added the needed electric outlet, installed duct work, and completed the installation for our electric dryer. He asked us to check out his work and turned on the dryer to show that our project was complete. (Both men visiting our home, wore a facial mask, called ahead, gave their name, showed ID, and even wore carpet protectors over their shoes,so we felt safe and our white carpet remained clean.)"

    LINDA N. in October 2021

    BE
    Cincinnati, OH·

    Fixed Generator Installation, Underground Utilities, Commercial Power, Lighting and Systems Wiring , and 1 more

    "EXCELLENT WORK! WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY BRODBECK. We are extremely satisfied with the service. This company was extremely responsive to every email and text we sent to them. They were quick to come out to give us an estimate and returned a more than fair quote. The owner reached out to us to schedule us. Zach and Kaleb/Caleb did the actual work. They were quick, efficient, clean, and polite! They were PROFESSIONAL. We have other work that needs to be done in our home. They will be definitely be our first choice. In addition to installing our hot tub, they added some much needed outlets in our basement. The team communicated their work to us, spent time explaining safety and anticipating issues, for instance if the circuit was tripped for some reason and our hot tub was not coming on, what to do. We highly recommend. them."

    Elizabeth M. in September 2020

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Covington, Kentucky Average
    $309
  • Typical Range
    $157 - $380
  • Low End - High End
    $60 - $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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Covington Electricians are rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 714 reviews of 714 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Covington, KY

  • Project Location: Covington, KY
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
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    Date: 02/02/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Run a new line from the weatherhead to the panel
  • Project Location: Covington, KY
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Rehab, connect; light, lights switch, and outlet. Access above and below
  • Project Location: Covington, KY
    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: I am looking to install a level two home charger from my electric vehicle in my garage, I still need the appropriate outlets to be installed
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    Date: 01/14/24
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