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    AV-Ray Services Logo
    Martinez, CA·

    Solar Repair, Solar Install

    "Alex was punctual, honest, hard working, and professional,. If you are not hiring Alex you are missing out."

    Michael J. in April 2023

    Dr. Wattz Electric Logo
    Antioch, CA·

    Ceiling Fans,Attic Fans,Exhaust Fans & Whole House Fans- New install & repair, Panel Upgrades, Lighting- Indoor & outdoor repair & designs , and 2 more

    "Wonderful experience! We needed a ceiling fan upgrade, electrical upgrade and lighting for kid's bedroom, LED porch lights installed, and some electrical in the garage troubleshooted and repaired. He did it all quickly and it looks great! Quality work and great value for everything that was done. We love the new light, ceiling fan and porch lights. The LED porch lights are super bright! I will use Dr Wattz again when we install an attic fan."

    Daniel R. in April 2016

    Golden Bay Electric Logo
    Vallejo, CA·

    Electrical

    "In the past few years Iâ ve dealt with many licensed contractors (having flipped a house and had work on my residence). No owner and staff has communicated better, got the jobs â done rightâ , and charged so fairly. We had one hiccup where my scheduled time was rescheduled but during the busy holiday season that must be common. In any case, Edgar listened well, came out on time and had his team do excellent jobs for my numerous odds and ends. I recommend Golden Bay Electric as high a rating as I can"

    Gary K. in December 2023

    TE
    Concord, CA·

    Electrical

    "Estimate I was given by a reputable handyman service was twice the amount that Tony actually charged me for the work. There were 3 fixtures and a troublesome GFCI outlet in my project. He took care of the work in about 2 hours (including the time to purchase the needed parts). His work was outstanding!"

    Dwane M. in March 2018

    SE

    In business since 2021

    About us: "Site Electric Services is a group of Vallejo Electricians and Electrical Engineers who are passionate about great customer service and delivering solutions to our clients. Our business divisions support both residential customers and commercial and industrial customers in the bay area. We hold both C-10 Electrical Contractors and Electrical Engineering License in CA. Our Residential Electricians specialize in Panel Upgrades, Off Grid Solar and Hybrid Solar installations, New Construction, and service."

    ME

    "They did a meter change they put in a 200amp service and installed a EV charger"

    Danielle H. in January 2024

    CE

    In business since 2020

    San Fransisco, CA·

    Panel Upgrade, Electrical

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our major focus is on the quality our work and producing outstanding results. We are committed to creating a level of value unmatched by any of our competitors. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    CE
    Martinez, CA·

    Electrical

    "Bob and his assistant were beyond excellent. He took care of everything in a very professional manner and would highly recommend to others. He also made recommendations for other type of electrical work that could be done to improve my home. Nothing pushy, just things that would give me more outlets and added light fixtures. Great pro!"

    Tonya H. in February 2012

    Amber Electrical Service Logo
    Martinez, CA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential, Fixed Generator - Install, Electrical for business and Home Addition or Remodel - Install , and 2 more

    "Fred was very communicative and flexible in helping me, my landlord and my fellow tenants work out the solution for adding a new 220V circuit and isolating some of my circuitry from the panel in my neighboring tenants office!. After understanding a relatively complex set of issues quickly he provided a fair estimate and proceeded with the job to fit the schedule of my neighbors to avoid interrupting their service by working on a Saturday. Fred arrived fully equipped and was able to finish the job in one day to my specifications and well done! Amber Electric Service is my new go to electrician. I am very pleased!"

    Mark L. in December 2020

    BA
    San Pablo, CA·

    Audio/Visual

    "Brian's Automation is fantastic! I am super impressed with every aspect of their business. Brian's Automation provided me with a clear, written, detailed estimate with price. He even used some very secure DocuSign software like you would see refinancing your house, and it was all very professional. It was a very fair price and I asked him to do the work. Edgar did an absolutely fantastic job and I was extremely happy with everything. He is very professional, polite, respectful and most of all, very knowledgeable about every aspect of my home network and new surveillance system. Before I found Brian's Automation, I was having difficulty obtaining a clear, concise estimate. One estimate had a price range with a high and low difference of over $3,000. I wish every contractor was as professional, qualified and easy to work with. I am very impressed and very pleased with the work performed, and the knowledge of the IP Camera's, the NVR and my network. One detail that really impressed me, was we went through each camera individually and He adjusted it exactly as I would like. I was going to ask for that but he did it without my asking. I highly recommend Brian's automation. I don't think you'll be disappointed."

    Mitch H. in September 2022

    Mr Electric of Concord CA Logo
    Concord, CA·

    Electrical installs and repairs, Troubleshooting, Lighting

    "Showed me my problem and explained what happened and explained what had to be done to fix it."

    Mike M. in April 2022

    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "I had the furnace serviced under the MVP program I purchased previously. Today I added a whole house air filter system, I am looking forward to cleaner air. Larry, the technician was professional, friendly and cleaned up at the end of the install."

    Nancy S. in October 2019

    RC
    San Ramon, CA·

    Charging Stations, Electrical, Panel Upgrades

    "I needed an electrician to put some can lights in my house and I found Rack City Electric here. Jaron came out and did such a great job! He was clean, neat, efficient and very knowledgeable. The lights look great! He gave me a fair price for the work he did and I'm very happy overall. If I ever need electrical work done again I will be calling Jaron from Rack City Electric. He's now my electrical go-to guy!"

    Carla C. in December 2023

    SE
    Pittsburg, CA·

    electrical charging station, Electric panel upgrade, electrical generator install , and 1 more

    "We hired Searchlight Electric for a room addition, panel upgrade, and EV charging station. Pete and his crew were on-time, transparent, and ahead of schedule. They listened to our concerns and went out of their way to make our project go as seamless and streamline as possible. Searchlight will be my first choice for any future electrical needs."

    Nick R. in January 2024

    VeeBuild, Inc. Logo
    Walnut Creek, CA·

    Electrical

    "I got several bids. This was best price. Customer care was great. Kept me in the loop re permit process. Terry dealt with some unfriendly inspectors. Upgraded panel to 200amp and installed tankless water heater."

    David K. in August 2022

    SE
    Concord, CA·

    Solar Panels For Electric System for Business - Installation & Repair, Smart Electrical Panels, Home Standby Generators , and 2 more

    "They keep you inform at any stage of the process, great responsibility with the project, opened to questions Great post-sale service!"

    Alany .. in December 2022

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Martinez, California Average
    $366
  • Typical Range
    $176 - $519
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $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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Martinez Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 414 reviews of 414 pros.

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