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    AB

    In business since 2010

    Sunbury, PA·

    Electrical, Carpentry

    About us: "Our mission at A&M Builders is to continue the growth of our business by doing right by all of our clients. We love seeing that one of a kind smile on a home owners face at the end of a project! A&M Builders stacks up with the competition and surpasses it with competitive prices, second to none workmanship and a prompt/responsive team! We give you quality that you can measure, and a finished product that will enhance your home forever. Call us today!"

    EE

    In business since 2017

    Lancaster, PA·

    All Electrical Services, Panels

    About us: "Emmanuel Electric will do any home improvement work you need, from large scale renovations to the smallest of fixes! It can be tough to get great service for all those odd errands around the house you simply don’t have time for. Emmanuel Electric understands that your growing “To Do” list can feel overwhelming. Call today and start feeling at ease — you’ll be glad you did."

    S & I Electric, Inc. Logo
    Lebanon, PA·

    New and Replacement Wiring, Panel Upgrades, Troubleshooting and Repairs , and 5 more

    "Extremely prompt service. We needed some outlets repaired that weren't working and added a couple other little jobs. They came immediately, rates reasonable, and explained everything. We would call them again!"

    Karen H. in August 2016

    LE
    East Berlin, PA·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets, Lighting & Fixtures, EV Charges, Electrical

    "I had to have my antiquated 100 amp service at Lake Meade upgraded to 200 ampâ s. I contacted L&M and spoke to Sid Stauffer. He came over almost immediately. I told him what I wanted; he took a look at what had to be done, told me what it would entail, how long it would take, provided me with a written cost estimate (sticking to it with no cost overruns) completing the work in a timely fashion. once I agreed to the terms, he contacted the electric company for a date to turn off the main power as he was installing a new electrical line, putting in additional breaker switches, and upgrading the electrical panel box. He was able to accomplish this all in one day, having Adams Electric come out, turn off the power and make all the requisite up grades. He neatly cleaned up after himself. Once everything was installed, you would never know that he was there. Upon completion of the upgrade, he contacted the city inspector who was included in the cost estimate, coming out the following morning, and signed off on this project, ensuring it was done properly. I highly recommend L&M to anyone who has electrical needs. Respectively, Charles Law"

    Charles L. in December 2023

    DR Services Logo
    Manchester, PA·

    "He works quite fast to other handymen Iâ ve hired. He does the job really well for an extremely fair price"

    Sharron O. in December 2023

    ME
    Robesonia, PA·

    Electrical

    "Garrett was very friendly and fast. He did very good work and cleaned up the area after he was finished. He also took the time to explain exactly what he was going to do and how long it would take. I would recommend him to anyone looking for electrical work to be completed."

    Mark K. in December 2023

    TN
    Lebanon, PA·

    Drywall install, 3 years of experience, interior Painting , and 2 more

    "Very nice & professional definitely would hire again."

    Chantell W. in December 2023

    HH

    Service Upgrades, Portable Generators, Standby Generators , and 6 more

    "We just want to say thank you for the beyond amazing service that we received from office staff and even more the gentleman that installed our new water softener system with reverse osmosis, uv light and a tankless hot water heater . Mike and Forest where amazing, knowledgeable and kind. Mike helped move some things around in the basement because I didnâ t have it done in time. They are a great team and work really well with each other. We had made them sweet Italian sausage for lunch. We noticed a water leak after they left l. Mike was so amazing and drove from Albany to fix it for us on his way home for the night. I had some chili cooking and gave him some. Mike even cleaned the water of the basement floor. Way more above and beyond than he needed too. Truly amazing. My family would like to say that Mike and Forest are a rare kind of people who just care and will go above and beyond for the people they help to have a better quality of life. We had moved in to take care of our nanny and her water system was no longer working and a week before the install the hot water heater went after 30 years. We recently updated appliances and we needed to protect our investment from the hard water. We absolutely love the reverse osmosis and are drinking the water so much we run out of drinking water lol. We will eventually upgrade to a dual holding tank for drinking water. For now we can make due with what we have. We were spending about $150 sometimes more in water a month for cooking and drinking purposes now we will see the savings in roughly 6 years just for not buying water anymore. With the tankless hot water heater it is too soon to see the savings yet we have a propane system living in the country and we are trying to reduce electric consumption. Gas is cheaper than electric for the usage we have we estimate that we will save around $80 additionally per month with the tankless hot water system. With that added into the equation we estimate about 4.5 years and we will have our return on our initial investment. Our next project will be a generator from this company. We lose electricity a few times a year and with nannyâ s health itâ s not acceptable in todayâ s society. Again thank you Mike and Forest the office ladyâ s weâ re very helpful on this process with us as well."

    Brandon V. in April 2022

    OE

    "Friendly and reliable."

    Mark S. in October 2023

    GS
    Willow Street, PA·

    Carpet Cleaning, Painting, Janitorial Services , and 2 more

    "Sam was one of the first ones calling me back when I inquired about cleaning businesses recommended on Home Advisor. He and his crew came out the next day and much to my surprise did extremely well, getting small nooks and corners of items to be dusted or cleaned. They took a longer time than most, but as a result, the house was done with great care and detail. I would recommend Gold Star Cleaning because of their exceptional work, Sam s friendliness, helpfulness, and he and his crew s dedication to hard work and doing the details."

    Lana R. in March 2019

    NE
    Lancaster, PA·

    Electrical

    About us: "Nelson Electric & Lighting 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."

    C
    Lewisberry, PA·

    CAT5 / CAT6 Fibre Optic Cable Installations, CCTV Installations, Hotel / Motel Systems , and 2 more

    "Steve was quick to respond to my request. He quoted and installed the system that best fit our need. Installed very quickly and professionally. Definitely recommend!"

    SHAUNA A. in September 2019

    Tech-Port IT Services Logo
    Dalmatia, PA·

    Security System Install or Repair, Small Business Domain/Exchange System Management, Audio/Video Install or Repair , and 2 more

    "Larry was great! He arrived on time, took his time, and explained everything. My laptop was not "speaking" to the printer and he resolved the issue. Very happy that his office is close by just in case of more issues."

    Linda M. in March 2019

    Wire Wizard, LLC Logo
    Steelton, PA·

    Home Improvement

    "Mr. Sanders from Wire Wizard has been an electrical subcontractor of mine for the past 3 years. He has excellent communication. He explains everything to the customer and lets them understand what is going on. That is important, so they can understand to the fullest and be satisfied with the work done in their home."

    Jerome X. in May 2021

    OC
    Broomall, PA·

    Voip

    "Very prompt and knowledgeable. Excellent service across the board."

    Tom W. in December 2017

    Bill Stanley Contractor & Coating Logo
    Lititz, PA·

    Soffit - fascia - siding - doors - all exterior repair, Ul. Listed Lightning Rods installed repaired inspected, Metal roof overs repairs to all roofs pitch or flat , and 2 more

    "I had called about a specific problem on my roof, the boot needed to be replaced, a previous company had put it on and could not contact them. I called, Bill was out the next day, looked at my issue and also suggested other things that would head off a major repair of my roof. I was so excited I finally found someone that wanted to help me and was honest. I would highly recommend him for any roofing project. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and fixed all my problems. I will definitely use him again!! Excellent response time and fixing my roof."

    Sam H. in September 2016

    AM

    In business since 2018

    Reading, PA·

    Handyman, Bathroom Remodels

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet every consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent customer service from start to completion of a project. To understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a personal and professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    OE

    In business since 2023

    About us: "Orange 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."

    RE

    In business since 2020

    Marietta, PA·

    X

    About us: "X"

    CE

    "Kevin was quick to give a quote, and schedule the work. Prompt, professional, detail-oriented. I would definitely hire him again!"

    Timothea S. in October 2023

    PH

    In business since 2022

    York, PA·

    About us: "Prime Home HVAC 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."

    AC
    Lititz, PA·

    Cabinets - Reface, Custom Cabinets, Cabinets - Install Only (Materials Provided by Consumer)

    "Andrey was professional, puntual and affordable. Excellent work, detail specific, and works well with my clients. I recommend ARCC for kitchen and bath cabinets, floor and tile install, and any carpentry needs."

    Michelle N. in February 2024

    Penn Electrical Systems and Solutions Logo
    Lancaster, PA·

    Electrical for New Builds/Additions, Networking/Wiring, Panel Upgrades , and 1 more

    "Both my adult son and I recently hired Kevin for electrical work: ceiling fan installations; upgrading can lights to digital lights in the kitchen; installing new ceiling light fixtures; and switch upgrades to dimmers. Several of these tasks were more challenging than simple switch-outs, requiring innovative solutions to make the products we purchased fully useable in our residences. Kevin is just superb to work with--on time; fair and reasonable pricing; pleasant and professional--if I could give more than 5 stars I would!"

    Rebecca S. in May 2022

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania Average
    $332
  • Typical Range
    $178 - $565
  • Low End - High End
    $70 - $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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Lancaster Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 566 reviews of 566 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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    Type of Generator: Portable
    Comment: Need portable generator picked up and serviced
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