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    Red Point Electric Logo

    "Mathais is great! Professionl, personable and knowledgable. Can't ask for anything more."

    ELLEN M. in November 2022

    Casco Bay Electric, LLC Logo
    Portland, ME·

    Electrical Installs and Repairs, Electrical Wiring, Telephone Systems

    "I had multiple rooms going into one GFI breaker. I was tripping the breaker constantly as I had my office and living room plugged into the same breaker. I was unsure of whether there was any arcing going on so I called these guys up to test it out as I didn't have much plugged into the outlets. There wasn't any arcing as far as he could tell, but did install an additional breaker and cleaned up the wires in the panel; that relieved the tripping problem as it's been a week without a trip. The cost was affordable - $108 - and worth it as the guy was punctual, 8am on the dot and done by 9am. I'm sure I could've paid $75-$85, but I for that price I'm sure I'm wasting my time on a "be there between 8am to noon" crap I've dealt with in the past. Totally worth it."

    Dan M. in April 2015


    In business since 2023

    About us: "You can depend on us to provide a high quality service at a fair and honest price. We understand that the future of our business depends upon our reputation and that is why customer service is by far our highest priority. If you are looking for a professional you can trust, please call today to schedule a no-obligation estimate!"

    IGM Electric Logo
    Dayton, ME·

    Electrical Remodels

    "Chris didn't sweep the floor of plaster residue where he cut hole in the wall for the switch. Also he apparently had to take an electrical picture off the wall in order to install switch but he could have hung the picture back up after the job was done. I'm a disabled elderly woman and now I'm unable to rehang the picture . I feel that Chris should have picked up after himself."

    Anna C. in November 2022

    Northeast Electric Logo
    Portland, ME·

    Solar Installation & Clean Energy, Audio/Visual System Installation, Electrical Maintenance , and 2 more

    "Extremely pleased with their service. Arrived on time, were neat and cleaned up after themselves. We just moved into our home and need additional work done on a previously installed home theater, they are researching items needed and will get back to me."

    Louise H. in March 2017


    "He did a great job and because I booked through you it way way way over priced What do you. want me e to do write a novel. I will not write any more"

    Waring S. in November 2023

    Topsham, ME·

    Electrical for Addition or Remodel - Install - For Business, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Portable Generator - Install , and 2 more

    "Super professional and Veteran owned. Did a great job upgrading my electrical panel."

    Nicolas H. in October 2019

    N-E Construction, LLC Logo
    Freeport, ME·

    Basement Remodel, Build an Addition, Multiple Room Renovation , and 2 more

    "Nate and the crew were great! They were always professional, friendly and did the work needed well. When I asked questions they were quick to answer or get back to me with the answer. I would definitely hire them again for work I needed!"

    Debra P. in November 2023

    Ox Electric, LLC Logo
    Biddeford, ME·

    "Quick reply and on time great service.friendly"

    Michael W. in November 2023

    Beacon Electric, LLC Logo
    Gray, ME·


    "Kevin contacted me right away. He was very professional and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend him."

    Marlene B. in August 2019

    Power R Point, LLC Logo
    Saco, ME·

    Generator Sales, Service, and Installation

    "Jim and his team were great to work with on my generator install. I found the entire team at Power Point to be helpful and professional and the installation went as promised. I would certainly recommend them for any generator installation, maintenance or repair. They know what they are doing."

    Greg M. in September 2017

    Portland, ME·


    "Cameron got back to me right away. He confirmed our appointment the day before and showed up as scheduled. He worked diligently on some tricky fixtures and provided good solutions when the unexpected was encountered. I would hire him again in a second."

    Leslie S. in July 2019

    LaPlante Electric, Inc. Logo
    Scarborough, ME·

    Commercial Generator Installation, Commercial Generator Repair, Residential Generator Installation , and 1 more

    "They were extremely thorough in fixing our electrical systems! Having things up to code makes us feel a lot safer. We also had them install 3 ceiling fans and recessed lighting. Perfect work!"

    Linda B. in August 2018

    PG Electric LLC Logo

    In business since 2022

    Standish, ME·

    Vehicle charging stations, Generator instal and repair, Pannel Ungrade and replace , and 3 more

    About us: "PG Electric LLC 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."

    Generator Supercenter of Maine Logo
    Falmouth, ME·

    Generator Repair, Standby Generator Monitoring, Standby Generator Maintenance , and 2 more

    "They were on time and very efficient, complete install done in one day. Many excellent additional features we took advantage of, such as surge suppressor and monitoring. Honest and dependable company to work with. Would recommend them without hesitation."

    Brad M. in February 2021

    Chelsea, ME·


    "When I first called, Josh Tibbets was very kind and patient while I explained what kind of installation I was looking for. The installer was able to come out within days of my generator arriving. He was very nice and insisted on cleaning up after himself in the basement even though I told him I'd take care of it. There was a minor issue after he left regarding power being out to a couple of appliances. I called TRT and Josh said he would have him come back right away. In less than an hour he was back and resolved the issue quickly. I will certainly use them for an future electrical needs I may have. The customer service was excellent."

    Susan T. in January 2015


    "Sellick Electric is top notch! Chuck did an amazing job on the electrical service upgrade. He is meticulous about his work and really cares about the customer. He is reliable and honest. The quote I was provided is exactly what he said it would be with no surprises at the completion of the work. I can't wait to recommend him to my friends."

    John H. in November 2023

    Bowdoin, ME·

    Residential Electrical

    "We are having them do more work for us within the next couple of weeks. What they have done for us so far is replaced a breaker. Upcoming jobs will be more involved with adding outlets,moving ceiling lights,etc."

    James E. in March 2019

    Generator Supercenter of New Hampshire Logo
    Stratham, NH·

    Standby Generator Maintenance, Portable Generator Repair, Fixed Generator Installs , and 2 more

    "They were on time and very efficient, complete install done in one day. Many excellent additional features we took advantage of, such as surge suppressor and monitoring. Honest and dependable company to work with. Would recommend them without hesitation."

    Brad M. in February 2021

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Portland, Maine Average
  • Typical Range
    $120 - $585
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $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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Portland Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 364 reviews of 364 pros.

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