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  • Emergency Electric Service & Contracting Enterprises, Inc.

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    Posted by Tom D.on 07/07/2020

    I honestly don't know if I can express how impressed I was with Jim Hays and Co. I based my decision solely on the reviews from the company that had a LARGE number of reviews and the 9 that were submitted on Jim's company. I did not see a single complaint over pricing, all the reviews were positive and reassuring. We lost power to the heat pump leaving the inside of our house warmer than the outside temp. I called Jim's number and explained all the steps I took to eliminate and troubleshoot on my own. The fuse in the handler was good, breakers were good too, everything looked good from a non HVAC professionals point of view. Jim gave me Jeff's number, his son. I called Jeff and gave him the down and dirty. He was at a job and could get to us in the evening, he was in the middle of installing a unit when I called. I then rec'd a text from Jeff stating that he can meet me at our house at 2:00 instead of 5:00 as we agreed upon, that is HUGE in my book, earlier than later. When I got home, he was already diagnosing the problem, running up into the attic and me following. I asked him if I could listen to what he was explaining to Taylor, she has been with the company learning for, I think about 3 years. That was impressive, not being thrown into the fire like other HVAC companies after the tech "graduates" from HVAC school out there trying to sell upgrades that really aren't needed. I asked for some business cards so I could keep, good, honest and fair companies are hard to find. Jeff figured out what the problem was, the "idiot", me, who installed the thermostat 2.5 years ago, cut the red "hot" line by mistake when I installed the thermostat. Jeff in a matter of minutes performed magic, replaced the faceplate, ran up in the attic and twisted wires, replaced the wire nuts and all of a sudden the unit kicked on. We went outside and he tested the pressure, and explained what his displays were showing him. At no point did he give the classic upcharge line of, "you need freon", being truthful and honest will win me over every time. I have never had such a pleasant experience in my life! My last house in Winchester I paid for freon and then they told me I have a crack in the copper. EES&CE Inc will be coming out to repair our gas fireplace in the fall. They were a joy to have them in our house this afternoon. I plan on using them for other repairs I care not to take on. I know I rambled on raving about Jim and Jeff but you WILL NOT be disappointed by selecting them over the other contractors in the area. Jeff's professionalism won me over and will win you over too.

  • Dibble Electrical, Inc.

    • Elite Service
    • Warranties
    • Free Estimates
    • Deal
    Posted by J W.on 07/27/2022

    If you are looking for a electrician, look no further, call Danny Dibble, Dibble Electrical, Inc. 804-892-9660. Danny is honest, reliable, extremely knowledgeable, very courteous and his work is top quality. Due to a severe thunderstorm and lighting I found myself without use of my stove, dryer, water heater and ac/heat pump. Nothing working and main breaker was frozen. After numerous calls to family and friends asking for recommendations for a electrician â ¦.. I turned to the internet. I found Dibble Electrical, Inc. Danny is recommended by home advisor, angies list, bonded, insured and the reviews were all positive. I called Monday morning and Danny was here after his first job was completed (actually within hours of my call). He diagnosed the problem, rearranged his schedule and was back Tuesday morning at 7:30. This was a major job which he completed in 8 hrs. Honestly folks this is the electrician you should call without any hesitation.

  • Mikutin's Enterprise

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    Posted by David W.on 08/15/2020

    Mikutin Enterprise exceeded my expections. The electrician, who happened to be the owner, arrived several minutes early. He immediately installed 30A service for my camper and wired my circuit box to accommodate my generator. Also all of my wiring for my television were neatly redirected behind the television. I could not believe the competitive pricing of Mikutin Enterprise. I would recommend Mikutin Enterprise to anyone seeking quality, reasonably priced electrical services.

  • Murray & Sons Electrical, Inc.

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    Posted by Edward B.on 05/06/2022

    Murray & Sons had a Lead Electrician “Keith Reed” that was absolutely amazing, he installed 6 extremely difficult ceiling fans and numerous wall outlets by himself with no helper. This guy was super polite extremely patient and went well above and beyond our expectations to deliver and complete our project with absolute professional experience.

  • RVA Electrical Services, LLC

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    Posted by Nancy R.on 02/17/2021

    I cannot recommend Ilya Romanov with RVA Electric Services 804-617-6644 enough! He was amazeballs! He came today and completed the job that has been holding up progress on our master bath remodel for 2 weeks! He also installed a [insert cool name of the thing that hooks the generator to the electric panel] fantastic thing to have RIGHT before the next storm. Seriously, he is professional, knowledgeable, reasonably priced, super communicative and ON TIME! So so happy!!! Found my electrician for any future projects! ð

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    Brown's Electrical Service

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    In Business Since 1985

    At Brown's Electrical Service we take great pride in our customer service. With all work performed or supervised by a licensed master electrician, we are more than qualified to handle your electrical projects large or small. We also offer building services, additions, garages etc. With over 25 years of experience we look forward to speaking to you about your project needs. Along with specialized electronic training we can install and repair most major appliances quickly. We can also help you go green by converting your home to solar power. Give us a call at 804 322-7088 to discuss your needs. Thanks for your consideration.

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    Basic Electric

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    In Business Since 2015

    We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity and quality work. We are experts in our electrical and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Read online ratings and customer reviews of prescreened professionals.
  • Consider the scope of your project, and search for a local electrician with specific experience in that work.
  • Compare quotes from multiple pros.

A company should give you testimonials and a written quote prior to signing on with you.

Electrical Maintenance Services in Richmond

When installing new light fixtures or updating old wiring, it's best to find a local electrician instead of doing it yourself. Use their expertise to complete projects like:

  • Upgrading your electrical panel
  • Installing a home generator
  • Replacing outlets
  • Setting up smart home automation systems
  • Installing new wiring and switches

Look for an expert Richmond electrician to install new electrical devices or upgrade wiring.

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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Richmond Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1,362 reviews of 19 pros.

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  • NewProject: Repair a Fixed Generator
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Date: 10/07/22
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Type of Generator: Fixed
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
  • NewProject: Repair a Generator
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Date: 10/07/22
    Desired Completion Date: Immediately
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for General maintenance Generator
  • NewProject: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Date: 10/07/22
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Comment: Two 20 amp outlets
  • NewProject: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Date: 10/06/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier, Switches, Outlets
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Comment: I need to add an outlet to two different walls in a re-designed kitchen before the backsplash is put in. I would like a switch to be installed in the same kitchen to operate an over the sink li
  • NewProject: Install a Fixed Generator
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Date: 10/06/22
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
  • NewProject: Install a Fixed Generator
    Location: NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA
    Date: 10/05/22
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Describe Generator Use: Emergency back-up power
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Emergency lighting, Regular house lighting, Refrigerator, Water heater
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: add a whole house gas generator
  • NewProject: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
    Location: RICHMOND, VA
    Date: 10/05/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
  • NewProject: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Date: 10/05/22
    Desired Completion Date: Immediately
    Historical Work: No
    After Business Hours: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician to fix power on the bedroom and also in the hallway
  • NewProject: Upgrade an Electrical Panel or Wiring
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Date: 10/04/22
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Comment: Upgrading to a 200 amp service and replacing panel and adding grounding system
  • NewProject: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
    Location: North Chesterfield, VA
    Date: 10/04/22
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Electrical Devices: Other
    Rooms Included: Other
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Install Electrical for a Home Addition or Remodel

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