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    "Excellent work ethic, always responds, does quality work for a fair price."

    Lynn B. in April 2023

    James Tracy Electric, LLC Logo
    Hendersonville, NC·

    Residential & Commercial, Electrical Contractor-Licensed, Repairs & Installations

    "James was excellent. Completed several jobs for us. He is organized, efficient, and contentious. We have already called him back to complete additional projects."

    Al Q. in November 2020

    Total Tech Solutions, LLC Logo
    Fletcher, NC·

    Home & Business Networking, Audio/Visual, Servers , and 2 more

    "He was awesome ! Easy to work with, caring and attentive!"

    Ashley H. in December 2019

    Raycraft Electric Co. Logo
    Marion, NC·

    Troubleshooting and assessments, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Panel Upgrades

    "I bought a fixer upper in Marion. Chuck, the owner of Raycraft Electric, began by upgrading my electrical panel allowing me to move into the home. Chuck understands electrical work will be done in stages, budget permitting. He has helped me prioritize what should be addressed first to ensure safety. At all times Chuck has communicated clearly what is to be done and why. Hes now a very trusted professional."

    Mary S. in October 2019

    Award Electric LLC Logo
    Hendersonville, NC·

    Electrical

    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 the start to the 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."

    Forge Mountain Electric, LLC Logo
    Mills River, NC·

    Electrical, Generac certified sales, service & installation

    "Forge Mountain Electric is a premier business. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and detailed in his job performance. He explained every aspect of what he was going to do. He recommended a few additional things that needed to be taken care of in our electrical wiring. They were Punctual and professional. Chris is friendly and organized. He was very thorough and fast to provide estimates and invoice information. Forge Mountain Electric will be our go-to for all our electric installation and repair needs. We highly recommend them to everyone."

    Chad B. in June 2020

    CE
    Flat Rock, NC·

    Electrical, Residential, Conduit , and 2 more

    "Very prompt. Came on same day I called. The work was completed in a timely manner. Was very professional"

    Janice B. in February 2024

    GE
    Kings Mountain, NC·

    electrical

    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! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    Lightning Defense, LLC (North Carolina) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John Sherlock and his wife Corrine called within 1/2 hour of looking for Lightning Rod installers. He was available and was over to talk with us within one hour. He sent all his credentials and licenses and insurance coverages of his business and they came over the next morning and completed the installation extremely fast. He gave a fantastic offer, and lifetime warranty coverage and will even come over and take down system when we replace the roof and place back up at no charge! His wife even saw some plants we had not put in the garden still sitting in containers, and offered and planted them in the spaces we wanted, just to help out. Very friendly, helpful, professional, extremely knowledgeable and even suggested adding Lakeland Electrics Surge Protector protection they provide to go along with the Lightning rods. Yes would have them again on any home anytime."

    David and Linda G. in November 2017

    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

    Sound Solutions of WNC, LLC Logo
    Burnsville, NC·

    Security Surveillance Systems, Professional Audio and Live Stream Event Services, Audio Visual Services , and 2 more

    "Responded quickly,installed a 55in TV over a solid masonry fireplace, hiding wires. Used the mounting frame I had. Clean work done in less than a day. Highly recommended."

    Ann W. in November 2018

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Fairview, North Carolina Average
    $287
  • Typical Range
    $135 - $539
  • Low End - High End
    $86 - $800

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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Fairview Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 342 reviews of 342 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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