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    CW
    Elgin, IL·

    Electrical and more!

    "Honest, fair, timely and great work. Thank you!"

    Regina M. in March 2024

    Mr Electric Logo
    Lombard, IL·

    Electrical, Electrical installations, Switches, Outlets, Ceiling Fans , and 7 more

    "Mr.Electric was prompt and called me to schedule right away and they fixed the issue within a day!"

    Peggy N. in November 2023

    BE
    Darien, IL·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures (Interior & Exterior) - New Install or Repair, Electrical Recessed Lighting & Ceiling Fans - New Install or Repair , and 7 more

    "Project: remove old 220 line and replace with 110, install 3 outlets and two switches for deck lighting outside, install and wire for lamp above pool table and install two dimmer switches; 1 for can lights and 1 for light above pool table. I had contacted several electricians and described my project. Only two of the several electricians showed up and offered quotes; both quotes were a little high for the project. I contacted Bobo Electric, they scheduled an immediate evaluation and said they would have a quote by that evening in my e-mail. That evening I had the quote and to my surprise, a VERY reasonable quote. I contacted Bobo the next day and scheduled an appointment that was only a few days away. On the day of the appointment I received a call that indicated they were on there way. They arrived right on time. The work was done very professionally and efficiently and exactly to my wishes. All three gentlemen were nice, courteous and very professional Do not call another electrician before you contact Bobo Electric! Highly recommended!"

    Jeff L. in July 2019

    AA
    Plainfield, IL·

    Electrical, Residential, Commercial , and 1 more

    "Techs came over looks over job and got estimate quickly. Day of job 3techs came. They quickly replaced my electrical panel. Was only whiteout power for a few hours. They hooked up existing terminated outlet and installed new outlet in garage. Clean no mess. Would hire again."

    Greg S. in December 2021

    LC

    Remodeling, Handyman, Electrical

    "Great customer service. I worked directly with Angelo who came out within 2 days to give us a quote and actually completed all the work in the same day. He brought Charlie with him and together they were awesome with good communication and knowledgeable. Iâ d hire them back in a heartbeat."

    Heather M. in December 2023

    D. Grand Electric, Inc. Logo
    Wheaton, IL·

    Electrical

    "Colin and his partner were excellent to work with. They are professional, experienced, quick, and clean. I had flush mounted lights put in as well as several light fixtures in and outside of my home, installed. He finished everything in two days. Additionally, I found his pricing to be fair. I checked with several other electricians and they had similar pricing but I felt that they didn’t explain the process of what they were doing as well as Colin did, which indicated to me that they did not have as much experience. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get lights done to their home or any other electrical work. He is honest, fair, and a breeze to work with. Thank you again for all your great work, Colin!"

    Glu M. in November 2021

    G-O Handyman Services Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Handyman, Floor Repair, Duct Cleaning

    "Professional, prompt and knowledgeable."

    Lashunda S. in May 2022

    Your IT Guy Logo
    Round Lake, IL·

    Home computer setups, Project Management, Wireless Networks , and 7 more

    "Eric our technician did a great job - professional and capable. When our microwave didn't look just right after initial install, he took the time to adjust the bracket and get it lined up just right. In addition, he took a few minutes to fix an outlet that our previous electrician had left unusable - the plug wasn't secured so if you tried to plug something in, the plug went into the wall. He also cleaned up after himself - both materials and dust. We will hire this company again."

    Carol C. in January 2024

    SH
    Aurora, IL·

    Residential Handy Services, Light Electrical, Exterior Services , and 2 more

    "I am pleased to share my positive experience with Suburban Handyman LLC from Aurora. As someone who enjoys DIY projects to save money, I recognize the value of professional expertise for certain tasks. My wife and I are delighted to have found Suburban Handyman, and our entire experience, from obtaining a quote to the quality of work, was exceptionalâ especially considering this is our first time seeking the services of a handyman. We had concerns about a leak on our second floor, extending through the kitchen roof, as well as moisture issues in both upstairs bathrooms. The scheduling process was straightforward, and Thomas, the handyman, was prompt and respectful of our homeâ he wore shoe covers throughout. Thomas actively listened to our concerns, providing thoughtful options for addressing the leak and moisture problems. Notably, he was not only professional but also considerate, taking the time to explain the potential impact on our kids with asthma. He kindly advised us on how to prepare and informed us of areas in the house the kids could go during the work. This level of consideration and communication stood out, especially in contrast to another professional who proposed a $95 charge just to assess our concerns. Thomas went above and beyond during the project, addressing two bath fans and fixing the leak. Additionally, he demonstrated meticulous attention to detail by caulking the bathtub and offering guidance for future maintenance. Moreover, Thomas identified that the previous exhaust vent, installed by another service provider, was poorly built and connected. He went the extra mile to rectify the situation, purchasing the right materials that should have been used initially. This showcases his dedication to delivering high-quality service and correcting mistakes made by others. Despite adverse weather conditions (it being -12 degrees on a Sunday in Chicago), Thomas returned to sand the drywall, insisting on completing the job thoroughly. We are eager to continue working with Suburban Handyman LLC, as Thomas's dedication, professionalism, and expertise have left us thoroughly impressed. Our sincere thanks to Thomas for a job well doneâ we look forward to engaging his services again."

    Rex A. in January 2024

    No Static Electricity, Inc. Logo
    Bellwood, IL·

    Lighting and fans, Outlets and switches, Electrical Outlets , and 15 more

    "Devon was prompt and efficient installing two motion sensor lights. His price was more than fair and he suggested a few other electrical fixes in the garage that needed to be done for safety reasons. He was professional and experienced and I highly recommend him for your electrical needs."

    Michael H. in December 2019

    PS

    In business since 2013

    HVAC AND REFRIGERATION WATER HEATERS TANKLESS AS WELL, COMMERCIAL HVAC/ REFRIGERATION AND RESIDENTIAL HBAC

    About us: "Pro Solutions Heating & Cooling LLC 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."

    PT
    Carol Stream, IL·

    Electrical Vehicle Charging Station - Install *, Electrical Switches, Outlets and Fixtures - Install *, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrades *

    "Very informative. Replaced my garage disposal and I will be hiring him to do my install water line for the refrigerator"

    Latasha B. in May 2020

    LC
    Chicago, IL·

    "Alex and his team explained what work needed to be done. Extremely satisfied and looking to bring them back on in my next project."

    Ty T. in February 2024

    Tasho Electric Logo
    Winfield, IL·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "Aris Tasho contacted me within a day of when I posted the job on Home Advisor and he was able to come out to give me an estimate the same day. He was on time for the estimate and scheduled the work within 3 days. He was on time to install my lighting fixtures and installed the lights in about 5 hours. He was very polite, neat, and did an excellent job installing the fixtures. I thought the price was fair. I would highly recommend Tasho Electric!"

    Betsy S. in December 2018

    TF
    Naperville, IL·

    Hardwood, Tile

    "Brian & the crew did an outstanding job! They repaired and refinished our hardwood floor, converted 2 flights of carpeted stairs into hardwood stairs, and converted our entire 2nd floor from carpeting to LVP. Brian also created a custom butcher block top for our kitchen island and got all of our lighting updated. Brian & team were highly efficient, knowledgeable, and they were flexible with scheduling. When I was indecisive about things, Brian was helpful with offering different suggestions and coming up with creative solutions. Everything turned out great and we will hire him again for our future projects."

    Liz N. in February 2024

    Parker Electric Company Logo
    Naperville, IL·

    Electrical

    "We hired Parker Electric to install several new LED canned lights into our existing kitchen as well as retrofit some old cans and have a island fixture and remove old fixtures. Brian, the owner, contacted me within an hour of my HomeAdvisor submittal to review my needs and provided a very competitive written quote soon after. Once hired, we scheduled the work a few days later. David, his master recessed can electrician, arrived for the apportionment and reviewed the job, provided expert advice on the layout, and then proceeded to complete the job quickly and on budget. This included correcting some previous non code junction box issue he found without charging me extra to correct. Both David and Brian were professional, courteous and sought my input when any question came up. I would say they wanted to make sure I was extremely happy with the job before considering it completed. I would not hesitate to call Parker Electric for any further electrical work and would highly recommend you give them a chance to bid your project!! The difference with Parker is they will help you with suggestions to your project instead of just doing the work. It was a real pleasure doing business with them."

    Scott S. in March 2020

    SS
    Addison, IL·

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    "We've been using this company for at least last 5-6 years to do the annual service checkup of our Generac Generator. Thankfully, due to their service, we've not needed any repairs. Joe also advised me & corrected an error in the original installation of the generator by hoisting it and putting a level base under it so I'll get better & longer service out if it. They're also great with contacting me each year to set up service & are very accommodating to my work schedule. Great, reliable company. Will continue to use them."

    Christine E. in November 2023

    MS
    Downers Grove, IL·

    Light commercial, industrial & residential complete home electrical, panel upgrades, smoke, carbon detectors, audio, video, lighting control, custom, phone, cable and data wiring., Electrical

    "The two electricians were professional, personable, and thorough. The work was completed in a timely fashion and I was charged a fair price for a job well done! A service!"

    David L. in February 2024

    AC
    Aurora, IL·

    Drywall, Profile, Framing , and 1 more

    "Very nice people, super careful worked expertly and cleanly. Would highly recommend them!"

    Judi S. in February 2024

    C&R Remodeling Logo

    In business since 2021

    Naperville, IL·

    m-sat 8-6pm

    About us: "We offer over 8 years of industry experience and will provide you with an unmatched level of experience and commitment to your home improvement project. We've earned a solid reputation for a variety of residential home improvement and repair projects to include painting, flooring, and much more! We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction! References are available upon request. Give us a call today, and let’s get started."

    GE
    Carol Stream, IL·

    PLC automation, Residential Panel Upgrades, Motor cotrol , and 2 more

    "I would hire him again."

    Sharon C. in December 2023

    Cordial Electric, Inc. Logo
    Lombard, IL·

    Electrical

    "We have used Cordial Electric for many projects over the years. They have completely rewired our basement, replaced our circuit breaker box, replaced old outlets with new, and fixed outdoor lighting. They are always professional, on time, no-nonsense on the job site. Their prices are competitive and I would never use another electrician than Cordial Electric. You will not be disappointed."

    Jenny S. in July 2020

    Power Tron Logo
    Wood Dale, IL·

    "I had really good experience with this company. I call to get some light fixtures install also a camera in my garage and some outlets. They are very professional and the price was really reasonable. I will definitely will hire them again for future projects."

    Luis M. in April 2023

    American Electric Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Remodeling

    "Alex was one of the first places I called and he was really helpful in my EV Charger install. We live in the city and share a parking garage with other units, so things felt like the might get complicated. He was able to walk us through the process, the cost, and had a great timeline for everything to be done. Would recommend you work with Alex to install an EV Charger, he's knowledge, has done a lot of these, and will help answer your questions however he can."

    Ankit P. in February 2023

    MS
    Saint Charles, IL·

    Handyman, Tile, Plumbing , and 1 more

    "Michael is a great guy. He gave us a really fair price on the work we needed done. He was very professional and did the work quickly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs some work done."

    Jim S. in February 2024

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Downers Grove, Illinois Average
    $320
  • Typical Range
    $170 - $443
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $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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Downers Grove Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 2463 reviews of 2463 pros.

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