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    In business since 2017

    McHenry, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Panel Upgrades, Electrical Service Work

    About us: "Nighthawk Electric Inc 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."

    O'Carroll Electrical Contracting Logo
    Gilberts, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Lighting - LED Retrofit, Commercial Electrical, Service Upgrades , and 2 more

    "They did a very good job. They are a great company."

    Ryan F. in August 2021

    Clear Communications, Inc. Logo
    Saint Charles, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Equipment Relocation, Telecommunications Sales & Service, Digital Signage , and 2 more

    "Very prompt response diagnosed and resolved my network problem the very same day Very reasonably priced Was so happy with his work that I almost felt like giving him additional tip"

    Chris O. in December 2017

Service Pros

    Meticulous Nicholas, LLC Logo
    Woodstock, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Drywall - Repair, Deck or Porch - Repair, Interior Trim and Decorative Moldings - Install , and 1 more

    "Meticulous Nick very professional and highly skilled. Goes above and beyond. Final project turned out great!"

    Pedro A. in December 2022

    Mr. Handyman of Grayslake Logo
    Grayslake, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Handyman, Painting, Carpentry , and 2 more

    "I called early this morning and asked about having 3 ceiling fans/lights & 6 new sets of Window shades installed. Tony sent Rick out within 1.5 hours & Rick did a phenomenal job. The price was a lil higher than expected but he worked a lil longer than it was expected to take so I understood the increase. Again, phenomenal, caring & I didn’t have to wait days or weeks. I would definitely hire Handy Man again."

    Mary W. in November 2021

    CJ Russell Mechanical Logo
    Twin Lakes, WI·

    Areas Of Expertise: Smart Doorbell Installation, Bath Exhaust Fans, Handyman Services , and 2 more

    "CJ Russell Mechanical FAR surpassed my expectations, start to finish. Top notch, affordable, QUALITY service! James called me minutes after submitting my Home Advisor request. We met 2 hours later for a DETAILED REVIEW & work began promptly the next morning. James is everything you’d want in hired help: knowledgeable, hard-working, incredibly skilled, meticulous, organized, very clean, and just a very NICE, good guy! He listened, asked questions, offered alternative, cost-cutting solutions without me even having to ask. In ONE day’s work: comprehensive electric panel re-work & upgrades (& neatly labeled my panel!), 6 cans of recessed lighting, dimmer switches, 2 outlet installs, ceiling fan install, new hot water heater - which he helped me purchase AND carried from the parking lot to my condo, and up my cramped spiral staircase - and installed flawlessly. I look forward to many future projects with CJ Russell & am thrilled to now have a handy man that I trust."

    Becky S. in August 2018

    Gurley Instalation Services Logo
    Gurnee, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical troubleshooting, Home Electrical installation, Computer network cables , and 2 more

    "It was outstanding ?! He does great work. Very organized! And professional"

    Gregory W. in October 2021

    GRA Electric Logo
    Darien, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: electrical wiring upgrade, Electric Charger installs, Full electric service replacement , and 2 more

    "From installing metal conduit, grounding all outlets, heighten electrical service pole, and installing new outlets- just to name a few details of this big project- they did it all and a great job! They were respectful of my property, insightful, and knowledgeable about residential electrical work. I had 3 other bidders for the job and I choose GRA because they actually took the time to assess the property and make recommendations. Additionally, they pointed out other electrical concerns that the other bidders did not notice. GRAâ s price was also the most affordable. They understood the job/upgrades needed and what I was looking for. Electrical safety was my top priority and it was great to work with a company with the same goal. The other bidders/competitors were recommending leaving outlets â ungroundedâ but update to GFCI and label as â no groundâ for close to the same price as GRA that was installing metal conduit and grounding every outlet throughout the home. It really shows GRAâ s commitment to safety and the project at hand. I highly recommend GRA for your residential home needs! There is no project too big or too small! They did a fantastic job !"

    Yesenia V. in March 2023

    Sexton Home Improvement & Repairs, Inc. Logo
    McHenry, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Various handyman repairs, Decks, Sheds/play sets , and 2 more

    "They accommodated my schedule perfectly, and came out within 24 hours of making the request. They ended up charging me less than quoted over the phone, and he cleaned up after himself. You would never know he was here unless you saw the new bath exhaust fan. Great job!"

    Jeanette P. in October 2018

    Leading Electric Logo
    Mchenry, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical

    "I have had Scott take care of quite a few different electrical projects and he is always professional and responsive. He always charges fairly and had even help me one time over the phone trouble shoot an issue. I have been happy with every encounter we have had."

    Brian R. in January 2023

    WIN Universal, LLC Logo
    Huntley, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Computer Network or Wiring - Install or Repair, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install , and 2 more

    "Great work! Found an issue and made sure it was fixed despite the cold weather. Very professional."

    Cynthia K. in November 2017

    Twin Lakes, WI·

    Areas Of Expertise: Exterior building lighting, Electrical switches, outlets & fixtures, Electrical for addition or remodel , and 1 more

    "Brett was punctual and very efficient. He installed a new ceiling fixture/fan and ran power to the unit and replaced a wall switch. Work was completed quickly and neatly. Very courteous and professional. Will definitely rely on Brett for any future electrical needs."

    Bob I. in May 2015

    Affordable Services 4 You Logo
    Grayslake, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Kitchen & Bath Remodels, Residential Remodeling, Electric , and 2 more

    "They respond very promptly. Evenly priced. Very personable and easy to talk to."

    Brad M. in August 2015


    In business since 1986

    Woodstock, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Panel Upgrades, Install a portable Generator

    About us: "We offer over 25 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as generator installs, wiring and panel upgrades, and a variety of other jobs. We take pride in our quality of work and our commitment to outstanding results. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    Woodstock, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: 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

    The LasTech Logo
    Fox Lake, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Phone wiring, Internet, Antenna , and 2 more

    "Bob fixed our antenna problems, repaired a high gutter, and we will use him in the future for other handyman tasks as well. Great guy."

    William F. in November 2019

    McHenry, IL·

    "Anybody would be lucky to have him, Very efficient, personable, on time, and proficient at what he does."

    E.Madrzky .. in January 2023

    Ferrer Electric Logo
    Waukegan, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electric for New Construction and Remodels, Service Upgrades, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair , and 1 more

    "The project was to re-do my garage electrical and install a generator tie-in to the house. Ferrer Electric was outstanding. They responded immediately to my inquiry, and they came out right away to look at my project, and give me an estimate. Lead electrician *Eddie* was fantastic. He has a great attitude, and you can tell he is eager for your business and most appreciative of it. Very friendly and professional. The quality of the work was great, and the prices fair. Eddie was always on time, and he did what he said he would do. I am pleased to recommend them, and I will hire them again for my next electrical projects."

    Carl L. in October 2020

    A & R Electric Services, Inc. Logo
    Volo, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Generator Repairs, Generator Installs

    "Jack and team installed a whole house 22kw natural gas generator. They took care of everything (including the permit) and did the job in around 6 hours. When they were done they explained everything and ran a power outage test. Everything worked as it should! Highly recommended!!"

    David K. in March 2019

    Willcox Electrical, Inc. Logo
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: 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

    Lightning Defense, LLC (Illinois) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Areas Of Expertise: 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

    Johnsburg, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Portable Generator - Install, Electrical Switches, Outlets and Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "He showed up promptly, completed all the projects I asked, cleaned up behind himself, was flexible as changes arose, was friendly, and approachable. He is capable to handle a variety of electrical concerns. I had him wire a finished basement, install a dishwasher, replace a light fixture and he did fine with all of it. I would hire Tony again, and recommend him to others."

    Juliette G. in June 2014


    In business since 2010

    Lake Villa, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Computer, Telecommunications, Networking

    About us: "Thank you for visiting CBCS Custom Networks, Inc.! We are your locally owned and operated networking service solution based in Lake Villa, IL. We service commercial clients throughout IL and WI. Contact us now for your free estimate--we look forward to working with you soon!"

    Your IT Guy Logo
    Hawthorn Woods, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Home computer setups, Project Management, Wireless Networks , and 2 more

    "I was looking for someone to install my 55â TV over my fireplace. Prices were either too high or they could not get to it for a week or more. Chuck called me @ 5:30 on a Monday night. The price was fair and he said he could be right over. My wife and I were out getting something to eat. Chuck actually beat us to our house. By 7:15 pm the job was done. We were blown away."

    Steve T. in September 2022

    Pro-Care Sign & Electric Co. Logo
    Schaumburg, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Signs, Exterior Building Lighting

    "Same day service and it looks great."

    Tim T. in August 2022

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Out of Network Electricians in Mchenry, IL

How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Mchenry, Illinois Average
  • Typical Range
    $163 - $458
  • 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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Mchenry Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1,047 reviews of 31 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Mchenry, IL

  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: McHenry, IL
    Date: 03/26/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Location: Home/Residence
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: McHenry, IL
    Date: 03/24/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Comment: The second floor of our home used to have power but now doesn't. I'd like to know why and have it fixed.
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: McHenry, IL
    Date: 03/22/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: McHenry, IL
    Date: 03/20/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project: Generator Install
    Location: McHenry, IL
    Date: 03/06/23
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: McHenry, IL
    Date: 03/01/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
    Services Needed: Move an existing fixture
    Services Needed: Install a new fixture
    Comment: Install hanging lights over kitchen island
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: McHenry, IL
    Date: 02/27/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible

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