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    Sessler Electric, LLC Logo
    Rockport, TX·

    Electrical

    "I'm really glad I contacted Sessler Electric. Logan was very knowledgeable and kind. He assessed the problems right away and gave me a step by step explanation and options to consider. I was extremely happy with the work ethic and very reasonable price for the fixes I needed. I'll certainly be recommending Sessler Electric and will be using them for my electrical needs going forward."

    Marcos T. in May 2023

    DE

    "Price and Time and quality and personality was a great experiance I would recomind this company to every one. Even if ur worried about them I would strongly suggest calling them for a quote and see for urself, you won't be dissappointed."

    Nicholas F. in October 2012

    Coastal Sign Lighting Maintenance Logo
    Rockport, TX·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures, plugs - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade ,sub panels, panel trouble shooting, New home wiring, remodel wiring, curcuit repairs, add ons, , and 2 more

    "I wasn't sure they'd be able to help me with my problem because of their name, but they were the fastest and most persistent to respond. They were concerned about my situation and sent two great guys. The technicians diagnosed the issue quickly and listened to our needs. Instead of insisting on doing a complete fix (which is what was needed) they recognized we just needed a good immediate fix until we get our solar panels installed in a couple of weeks. This saved us money. They also didn't do the minimum because we had guests in our home and needed to utilize the large appliances in our home. Not only were the electricians smart and caring they were friendly too. I also felt the cost wasn't astronomical too!"

    Jill E. in July 2021

    IP
    Liberty Hill, TX·

    Generator Installations, Natural Gas Plumbing, Residential Electrical Services , and 3 more

    About us: "In Power Generators of Dallas. In Power Generators of Houston In Power Generators of Austin In Power Generator of Corpus Christi IN POWER GENERATORS, 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"

    Doctor Boom Lightning Rods Logo
    New Braunfels, TX·

    Lightning protection

    "Patrick was very understanding of all our inquiries/questions about lightning protection. Answers to our questions and much additional information provided in an educated (I want to you understand) manner. Highly Recommend and would do business with again!!!"

    Chad M. in June 2021

    Lightning Protectors Logo
    Hutto, TX·

    lighting proctection

    "They worked very neatly, were extremely respectful of my property, their prices were amazing, and Henry and Peter were patient to explain how everything worked and the process of installation. I would highly recommend them to install lightning rods and a whole house surge protector."

    Melissa P. in November 2021

    Corrigan, LLC Logo
    Fort Worth, TX·

    commercial and residential, Lightning protection (lightning rods), oil field grounding services , and 1 more

    "Highly recommend Carrigan for competitive quote? and quality of product and installation."

    Biswajit D. in May 2021

    AT
    Tampa, FL·

    "They were able to get a technician to our office same day on a Friday . Phones were fixed and we were back in business. Excellent Service!"

    Grace P. in April 2021

    The Home Depot - Generators Logo

    In business since 2003

    Atlanta, GA·

    Portable Generator - Install, Fixed Generator - Install

    About us: "Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference."

    UL
    Pensacola, FL·

    Serving sense 1941, Lightning rods, Where certified and LPI , and 2 more

    "Excellent company to do business with. Ed is awesome. Explains job and how everything works. And the work is done quickly professionally & with care for my property. Would hire again -- and will be!!"

    Christopher H. in August 2021

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Portland, Texas Average
    $241
  • Typical Range
    $0 - $530
  • Low End - High End
    $65 - $700

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 4.9 out of 5 based on 179 reviews of 179 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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