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    Poughkeepsie, NY·

    Remodels, Additions

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    Poughkeepsie, NY·

    Carpentry, Electrical, Wall and cieling repair , and 2 more

    "I am a realtor who works with Century 21, and I would recommend Straight Edge Construction to any of my clients. The owner is very professional and thorough. The work he does is prestien and precise, no paint dripped on any of my carpets and past client's that I have recommended Straight Edge Construction to have been very satisfied as well. I recommend this company to anybody. Very fair pricing and hard workers. Also extremely dedicated, having the projects done in a short time frame."

    Andrew F. in November 2021

    Marks Pool Service and Repair Logo
    Walden, NY·

    Handyman, Pools

    "Mark was fantastic. He was able to do the EV charger installation job right away, and he communicated really well about materials, costs, time. He sent pictures while doing the work (because I couldn't be there) and everything was cleaned up even better than the way we had it!! He also was a little cheaper than the other quote I had gotten. Anyway, I would totally recommend him for any project."

    Marika R. in February 2024

    Hyde Park, NY·

    Charging Station, Remodeling, Basement Remodels

    "Bob is kind, thoughtful, honest and gets the job done. I have recommended him to anyone who needs electrical work."

    Melinda A. in December 2020


    In business since 2021

    Walden, NY·

    electrical fixtures

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects no matter how big or small. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    LM Electric Logo

    "Logan was awesome he came out the night of the incident to take some measurements and assess the damage and came back the next day to do the repairs. Really great service and an awesome person. Thanks Logan for everything."

    Josh T. in November 2018

    T. Webber Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric Logo
    Cold Spring, NY·

    Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Repairs & Installations, Bathroom Remodeling, Residential Electrical & Generator Repairs & Installations , and 2 more

    "i have called this company on thursday morning within couple of hours they came looked at the job requested . Following morning exatly as agrred came at 10.00Am and replaced two pluged up faucets and also installed new hot water boiler and new pressure tank. They cleaned up and all done with a big smile. What a pleasure to find a company like this also the lady that answered the phone Danielle was very nice. I will racomend them to anybody. Thank you again for the job well done Ron and Maria D"

    ron D. in March 2013

    Albany, NY·

    Tankless Water Heaters, Stand-by Generators, Water Treatment , and 8 more

    "My project was fairly difficult since the transfer switch was far from the generator on the opposite end of the house. But my installer, Ivan, was up to the task, even though it took longer than usual. The final project turned out great, and I can hardly wait for the power to go out so I can experience having the lights stay on without having to go out to the garage and hook up my portable generator."

    Kevin C. in January 2023

    Treasure Construction Logo
    Kingston, NY·

    Additions and Remodels

    "I give Treasure Construction 6 stars! Maurice & his crew have done a magnificent restoration of my older new paltz house. They repaired & painted the siding & installed a shadow box fence that I had my heart set on. I couldnâ t find one to purchase so Treasure Construction built it for me! Treasure is talented, professional and a great value. And theyâ re awesome to work with. They get 6 stars!"

    Debra S. in January 2023


    Cleaning Services

    "Amazing! I have a quarter mile driveway with twists and bends, and they did a fantastic job! No damage to the lawn, organized snow removal. Friendly service. Will be using them again."

    Erin K. in January 2024

    Wappingers Falls, NY·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical for Addition or Remodel, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures , and 1 more

    "Justin is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and is a nice fellow in addition to that. Responded quickly; did the work very efficiently, and was very informative. We will call him for our next electrical project!"

    Carolyn B. in December 2015

    Hurley, NY·

    Ceiling Fan - Install, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrades

    "Jeremy was very good and repaired an outside outlet and lighting fixture. Fixed a job another electrician botched up. Even ran to hardware store to get additional parts. Very please with his work and would definitely hire his company again."

    Cindy C. in October 2020

    Scrubs, LLC Logo
    Poughkeepsie, NY·

    Electrical Wiring, Switch and light fixture install, Panel Upgrades

    "Frank was very dependable and was able to repair our portable generator in a very short time. It was one of those repairs where it is very difficult to find someone to do this type of work, and he was able to do it in our garage. We did not have to be without the generator for any length of time."

    Marc F. in March 2018

    Davis Electric Logo
    Highlands, NY·

    Electrical Service, Panel Upgrades

    "Nathan was great! He was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He met us at our house for a free estimate to upgrade our electrical panel, install some outlets and take care of some other minor electrical issues, and his estimate was competitive. He took care of filing the permits with the town and kept in regular communication with us. When an unrelated electrical issue came up, he even offered to come to our house at 10PM on a Saturday, which is amazingly kind. He did the job in a timely manner, and everything works great. He also installed two additional outlets for free. I highly recommend him and would definitely hire him again. He even offers a discount on future jobs."

    Scott M. in April 2022

    Design Lighting By Mark Logo
    Stamford, CT·

    Swimming Pool Wiring, Generator Service Department provides 24/7 monitoring, Automated Systems for Swimming Pools , and 2 more

    "Although I did not use them for my project because their services we different from what I needed, they were quick to respond and very friendly. I would definitely use them for a future project."

    Darrell H. in April 2019

    Albany, NY·

    Electrical Services, Solar repairs

    "Al did a great job fixing 7 outdated outlets and installing 3 Ring security devices. One of the outlets had been sparking a bit and the switch seemed loose. As he checked it we saw that there was an open gap of wire about one inch before the actual switch that may have been the actual cause and was potentially unsafe. I much appreciated him taking care of this dangerous situation that had probably been there for many years prior to our living here. The security devices are also a nice addition and did require some wiring of new circuits. He also added an entirely new line from the switch box to enable us to install a freezer in the garage. All in all a job well done. Thank you Al."

    Steven A. in October 2023


    In business since 2004

    Bloomingburg, NY·


    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    Premier Production Group LLC Logo

    In business since 2015

    St George, UT·

    Meeting, A/V and Production System Installs, Audiovisual Design and Installations, Conferencing and Meeting Solutions , and 3 more

    About us: "We pride ourselves on our extreme professionalism and attention to detail. Our customer satisfaction guarantee will assure you we will not leave your property until you are completely satisfied with our work. As a locally owned and operated business you can trust that we will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give us a call today, and we look forward to working with you!"

    Salt Point, NY·

    "The best! He knows everything about electric."

    Jesse C. in February 2023


    In business since 2019

    About us: "Here at Ross Electric, we're excited to earn your business. Locally owned and operated, we are known in the area for our prompt service and attention to detail. Customer satisfaction is always our primary concern, so be sure to give us a call today! Established for over 75 years!"

    Mack Electric Logo
    Beacon, NY·

    "There was a problem with the new thermostat he installed on 10/25. He came right over and re-installed the old one so my disabled Mother and "I had heat. He is kind, empathetic and fair! Hard to find now-a-days."

    Patti R. in October 2023

    Riteway Remodeling Renovations Logo
    Fishkill, NY·

    Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing and Siding , and 2 more

    "I met Michael and Brianna we went over the details of what need to get done they were both so easy to work with. Brianna took over all municipal like permit, architecture, survey and them in order that was a hard project but Brianna made it look cool."

    Richener A. in July 2021

    Hicksville, NY·

    Entertainment Systems, Sell Service and Install, Audio/Visual

    "They were professional and performed the installation very quickly."

    Sean M. in February 2024

    Taconic Renewable Energy Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Stormville, NY·

    Solar, Generators, Geo Thermal

    "Installing a PV system is a minefield of regulations and paperwork. Ed and Gerry at TRES have experience navigating this process and were able to take care of all the paperwork. While we had some bumps in the road during the installation, TRES was always willing to do what was necessary to make things right. I'd definitely recommend TRES if you are looking for a PV system."

    Paul M. in March 2017

    Wappingers Falls, NY·

    Plumbing, drain clearing, Septic Install , and 2 more

    "The plumber I used from this company was named Mike. He was great. He had a great demeanor and fixed our problem very quickly. Very professional. I would absolutely recommend this company and I plan to add them to my list of service professionals."

    Michael S. in December 2020

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Poughkeepsie, New York Average
  • Typical Range
    $166 - $552
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,200

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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Poughkeepsie Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 670 reviews of 670 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Project Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Generator will not srart
  • Project Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for About a week ago, I brought a used electric stove but when I attempted to hook it up, I noticed that it had a 3 prong. I took the 4 prong cord from the older stove that i had just removed and attached it to the stove that I just brought in and plugged it in. It wasn't turning on so i brought another stove and tried but got the same results. Eventually i noticed the circuit breaker was off, so I turned it back on. It worked for some days but seems to trip the circuit breaker so ve had switch it on and off to get it back to working at times. One day it even made loud noise while in the middle of cooking and then shut off. For about the last 3 days it has refused to turn on anymore, even if we switch the circuit breaker off & on.
  • Project Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
    Date: 01/18/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Power surge and outage, need to check outlet, stove not working
  • Project Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: wiring
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    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 01/13/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 01/12/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 01/09/24
    Location: Home
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