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    EP
    Skokie, IL·

    Electrical

    "It was efficient and quick."

    Denisa .. in May 2022

    HE

    In business since 2022

    Chicago, IL·

    Electical

    About us: "Hikmat 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 customers' interests and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    HB
    Arlington Heights, IL·

    Electrical Repairs

    "Great quality work at an affordable price. Hristo showed up on time, gave a clear estimate for the job and got to work right away. Although a couple of unexpected complications came up during the process, Hristo quickly came up with creative solutuons. I now have awesome looking ceiling recessed lights and a perfectly installed Ring security camera above my garage. Will definitely call Hristo again for similar jobs in the future."

    Alex G. in November 2023

    EH

    In business since 2000

    Chicago, IL·

    Handyman for Multiple Small Projects

    About us: "Eduardo Handyman Services is the premier professional company offering residential services to our clients. We are known to pay exquisite attention to detail while making your satisfaction our number one priority. Please call us today to schedule your appointment with true professionals at work for you!"

    G-O Handyman Services Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Handyman, Floor Repair, Duct Cleaning

    "Professional, prompt and knowledgeable."

    Lashunda S. in May 2022

    Lighthouse Restoration Group, Inc. Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES, ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING / REPAIR, ELECTRICAL CODE CORRECTION , and 2 more

    "This was our first time working with Lighthouse Restoration Group and our experience with Vlad and Mariusz was great. LRG was excellent in every aspect of service. They visited our home without any service fee and provided a clear estimate and stuck to it. The individuals that inspected our home (Vlad and Mariusz) were the same two individuals that arrived to do the work. They arrived on time, and made sure that the areas where they worked were protected from dust. They expertly installed new wiring in very difficult places and did it without having to remove drywall. They consulted us while working to ensure that we agreed on placement of new outlets and lighting fixtures. They pointed out unexpected wiring problems in a way that was clear and frank but also reassuring. We've hired them back to further investigate and address issues of necessary repair that they found while completing work already agreed upon. We very strongly recommend them!"

    Chernoh S. in February 2023

    KC
    Chicago, IL·

    Handyman Services, All Home Maintenance, Carpentry

    "Jim responded by quickly to my request to fix several minor electrical issues in my house. The dimmer was broken in a switch, the wires in the pendant light in my kitchen were exposed and hanging down lower than should have been, and the pull chain in a delinking fan was not working. I got a quote for the services, and it ended up costing what was quoted. Jim responded quickly via text and he and his brother were very professional to work with. They were also nice and engaging to my kids. I would hire them again."

    Lisa C. in August 2015

    Have AMG Will Travel Logo
    Wilmette, IL·

    Homr Renovation, Handyman Projects, Deck restoration , and 2 more

    "Was looking to get a Safety Hand Rail installed at the entrace to the house from the garage for my parents. Was looking for something that would be functional and would look nice w/o being too fancy. Most handyman services discussed custom iron rail handrails that needed to be cut/adjusted on site and could easily run into $400-$500 for even the most basic design. Spoke with Ron and after listening to me, he proposed a simple wood system that would get attached to the floor and wall and a handrail on top. He had me supply measurements and pictures of the entrace, sourced the material and painted all the pieces before arriving and got everything installed over 2 days. The 2nd day was mainly to source the proper brakets for the hand rail after I changed how I wanted it installed. He really takes the time to listen to the customers request and provides feedback on what is doable. Very easy to work with and takes alot of pride in doing things well and correctly and not rushing. Will definately use Ron again for larger project also. BTW, he kept the final price at his original quote of $200 and saved me money over all the other custom quotes."

    Ashutosh S. in December 2021

    HE

    "HD Electric is prompt, reliable and honest. I hired to have can lights installed as well as a lot of new outlets replaced. Also replaced light fixtures. I am extremely pleased with the work and I would definitely use again ! Their pricing is also very reasonable. I highly recommend HD Electric. I will definitely use them again."

    Debra P. in January 2024

    CE
    Chicago, IL·

    Electric

    "Cesar was incredibly professional and Iâ m so happy with the work. I had been holding off on minor repairs thinking no one would take the job or theyâ d charge too much. Cesar was great and the price was right!"

    Kristina M. in December 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

    Darren Tyda Home Services And Management Logo

    "Darre. Is a great guy who knows his stuff. He also knows high quality and attention to detail to get it right and looking perfect. He even taught me a few things along the way."

    Brian K. in October 2023

    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

    Landscaping Service Logo
    Niles, IL·

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    AS
    Burr Ridge, IL·

    Electrical, Handyman, Tree removal / trim , and 2 more

    "I cannot say enough good things about Abraham and his team. They were indispensible during a challenging and stressful move. Not only did they do a superb job of installing a ceiling fan to an 18ft ceiling, multiple patch repairs, seamlessly replacing and installing bathroom extractor fans that into non standard sized spaces, filling countless nail holes and repainting, and reattaching a dislodged dishwasher, Abraham did all of this amidst the chaos of a move and made MULTIPLE trips to Home Depot to color match paints when I provided the wrong cans. He was patient, thorough, and went WAY above and beyond any expectations in both service, execution, and generosity. If you have anything you need done in your home, make these guys your first call!"

    Emily S. in October 2020

    EP

    "Specific project was to repair and stain deck and repair a gutter. The best experience for me overall!"

    Shawn H. in January 2024

    Bridge Electric Pros, LLC Logo
    Maywood, IL·

    Exterior Lighting, Emergency Service, Fixture Installation , and 1 more

    "Enrique from Bridge ServPro called me Tuesday morning, 5/30/23 concerning my electrical issue (replace outside light fixture). Wasn't expecting the call but I'm glad I answered. Enrique came out within the hour to assess my problem. During his observation we also agreed for him to fix 2 other electrical issues. Enrique purchased what was needed. He replaced the light fixtures in a timely manner and did an excellent job. The cost for the entire project was very reasonable for my budget. Enrique provided excellent customer service. He is a calm, polite, customer friendly, task focused & a knowledgeable young man. I plan & hope to connect with Enrique for my other electrical projects."

    Essie F. in May 2023

    WE
    Woodstock, IL·

    Electrical Repairs, Electrical Installation Projects, Electrical Panel Upgrades

    "Very accommodating with scheduling and super friendly staff. They swapped some old fixtures and installed some new ones as well as helped with switch work. Would hire again!"

    Leslie M. in August 2021

    E
    Highland Park, IL·

    Electrician

    "Allan and his assistant Kevin showed up every day on time and worked through conscientiously throughout each day until five PM. They installed over 40 LED ceiling lights in three rooms, under cabinet LED kitchen lights in three locations, and two recessed in floor outlets. Allan met with us at a local electric supply house to help us select the proper fixtures, and offered suggestions when we needed to order other supplies for another source. Quite a few of the ceiling lights required scaffolding to install as the sloped ceiling height in our family room was almost 19 feet at the peek. He arranged to pick-up and return the scaffolding at a local Home Depot. All said it required over 5 days to complete all the work and it went off flawlessly. Allan and Kevin were a pleasure to work with and offered suggestions and advice throughout the process to insure everything went right the first time. I would highly recommend Allan and will be using him again for some projects on our second floor."

    Gary F. in April 2021

    AC

    "Artur and AIT correctly diagnosed a complicated problem with my home ethernet net work that has 5 eero units and CAT5 throughout the house with five switches. Outstanding professional, basically a network systems engineer. Diagnosed a loop back problem. And got my home network working at one gig speed again. I canâ t recommend him enough."

    Stephen M. in October 2023

    AE
    Niles, IL·

    Recessed Lights (New and Remodeling), Electrical, Electric panel and service upgrades , and 2 more

    "Great to work with this team. I appreciated Allinâ s expertise in getting an EV charger installed in my condo garage."

    Charles N. in January 2024

    Loboz Electrical Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    "Tom was very responsible and took great care of th e work. He went above and beyond the requirements and took great professional care of the work. I highly recommend them. Would ask them to do more work if needed. And will also refer him to my family and friends. Thank you Tom from Loboz electrical"

    Gaurav A. in June 2023

    Willcox Electrical, Inc. Logo
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Network Cabling, Lighting Repair and Upgrades, CCTV , and 2 more

    "Very good tech. He responds immediately, gets the job done and has very fair pricing."

    Amy D. in December 2013

    BTR Wash Pros, LLC Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    pressure washing/roof cleaning

    "Brian did a great job and everything turned out better than I had even hoped. He was very easy to work with and did a great job."

    Rich M. in August 2021

    FC

    In business since 1992

    Lyons, IL·

    Decks and Porches, Remodeling

    About us: "Foss Custom Homes, Corp , our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service. No job is too big or too small for our experienced team. Call today for a quote."

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Evanston, Illinois Average
    $320
  • Typical Range
    $146 - $462
  • 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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Evanston Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1741 reviews of 1741 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Evanston, IL

  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Already Purchased Station: No
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have a blown fuse, and a potential faulty outlet I would like repaired.
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 1) Need an outlet moved from below countertop to above countertop. (Approx. 3' directly above.) Currently in the bottom cabinet. 2) A chimney electrical "blower" switch does not activate the chimney blower. I need someone to inspect and repair.
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/19/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
    Comment: I was told I have an appointment today Jan 19 4-8 pm to fix Nest
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/18/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I am switching from gas tank hot water heater (it's been removed) to an all electric tankless hot water heater (it's been mounted to the wall and attached to the water supply. The current electrical panel does not have enough capacity/breakers to support the new water heater. This is day 13 without hot water. The electrician who works with the plumber didn't think the panel would need an upgrade. It turns out it does need replacement, and he does not want to take on the project.
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/12/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I think a circuit or maybe more has gone bad - need someone to take a look
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/12/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: When I woke up this morning lights in both kitchen and bathroom were intermittently flickering.
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/10/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: One bedroom unit. Client is a hoarder but will clear access to electrical works. Primary need is baseboard heaters and kitchen stove and under the sink tiny water heater. If humanly possible, can we make this happen before the upcoming near-zero weather

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