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    Arnolds Construction Logo
    Woodstock, IL·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "I recently purchased a warehouse and needed to upgrade my lighting to LED. The team came out to do a free audit and provided me with a proposal promptly. Within a few weeks, the team was able to install all new fixtures while my team could still be productive during working hours. The warehouse is brighter than I can ever imagine and I am glad Arnolds Construction was able to help."

    Chad V. in June 2023

    AC

    In business since 2012

    McHenry, IL·

    electrical

    About us: "Alpine Castle Construction & Services 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."

    Everything House Construction Logo
    Wauconda, IL·

    General Handyman Services, Remodeling, Painting and Moldings , and 2 more

    "Marco did a fantastic job on a number of projects around my home - drywall repair, painting, ceramic tile replacement and vintage tub shower hoop installation. He didn't cut corners to save time. Marco takes the time to do things right. He worked efficiently to complete my long list of projects. I highly recommend A.N.M. to anyone who needs any repairs around their house."

    Laura K. in March 2022

    Gurley Instalation Services Logo
    Gurnee, IL·

    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

    Meticulous Nicholas, LLC Logo
    Woodstock, IL·

    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

    Vital Electric Co. Logo

    In business since 2015

    Service Entrance and Panel Upgrades, Commercial and Residential Remodel Projects, Residential New Electrical Installations , and 2 more

    About us: "Vital Electric Co. 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."

    Ferrer Electric Logo
    Waukegan, IL·

    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

    NE

    In business since 2017

    McHenry, IL·

    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."

    AE
    Twin Lakes, WI·

    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

    DE

    In business since 1986

    Woodstock, IL·

    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."

    SE

    In business since 2006

    About us: "With over 24 years of experience Steele Electric, Inc., is your solution for all your electrical needs. We are a family owned and operated business, and are fully licensed, bonded and insured. We offer a wide range of electrical services from maintenance and remodel to new construction for residential and commercial clients. We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness, and superior customer service on every job. We are very proud of our reputation and protect it the only way we know how, by providing quality workmanship you can trust, skilled and knowledgeable electricians and an excellent rapport with our clients. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship, so that the next time service is needed there will be no question on who to call. Check out our 5 star reviews from happy customers. Call us today! Satisfaction guaranteed! And don't be "shocked" when we show up on time and get the job done right!"

    WIN Universal, LLC Logo
    Huntley, IL·

    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

    Leading Electric Logo
    Mchenry, IL·

    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

    Affordable Services 4 You Logo
    Grayslake, IL·

    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

    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

    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

    B & N Electric, Inc Logo
    McHenry, IL·

    Electrical

    "We hired the company to replace an electric service panel. The work had to be done quickly to meet a home sale deadline. The company was very familiar with this area of work. They responded quickly to our request for qoute, went out of their way to visit our home to assess the requirements of the job and then began and finished the work on time. They were very professional and courteous. Their workmanship was first rate and their pricing was very fair. I highly recommend this company."

    Thomas S. in December 2017

    CTEC Data Solutions, LLC Logo
    Kirkland, IL·

    Low Voltage Cabling, Cellular Boosters, WiFi Design and Surveys , and 2 more

    "Curtis provides excellent service and product install. Reasonable and very honest in every aspect of the process. very professional from quote to install. I have gotten several of his business cards to give to my friends and family to recommend."

    Carolann D. in March 2022

    JL
    Lake Villa, IL·

    Electrical

    "Jorge swapped out 95% of our light fixtures. He did a great job!"

    Ronda M. in April 2017

    DE

    In business since 2023

    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 start to 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."

    BE
    Johnsburg, IL·

    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

    O'Carroll Electrical Contracting Logo
    Gilberts, IL·

    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

    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

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

    Signs, Exterior Building Lighting

    "Same day service and it looks great."

    Tim T. in August 2022

    Lightning Defense, LLC (Illinois) 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

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Mchenry, Illinois Average
    $320
  • 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 883 reviews of 883 pros.

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