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    Glasgow, VA·


    "Showed up on time for the free estimate. Showed up on time to do the work. Replaced a flood light and fixed a garage light fixture in less than 2 hours. Friendly nice good price. Received a copy of the repair estimate and a receipt - paid in full. :-)"

    Ingrid W. in January 2023

    Boones Mill, VA·

    And Much More....., Water Heater Replacement and Installations, Plumbing , and 2 more

    "Mr. Lockard did what I considered a very hard job for a reasonable rate. He took the time to route the electrical cable through the attic area that was quite difficult to get to, which included a blind breezeway connecting the garage. Another company had wanted to drill holes in the brick siding and route the cable on the outside through conduit and drill another hole thru the brick garage wall. This was going to be very unsightly. Mr. Lockard solved that problem! Besides being competent he was very knowledgeable and easy to talk tol"

    Arthur H. in November 2019

    Goodview, VA·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade - For Business, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential - Materials Not Provided, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential - Materials Provided by Consumer , and 2 more

    "Very conscientious and prompt."

    Todd N. in February 2021

    Maxfield Electric, LLC Logo
    Vinton, VA·


    "Alex was great to work with. He installed electrical for a portable generator. He was on-time with appointments, provided quality work, clean work areas, and thoroughly explained the operational process of connecting and running the generator. Exception service all around."

    Rod H. in July 2022

    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

    Penhook, VA·

    Phone Systems, Cameras, Managed IT Services , and 2 more

    "Roger is very dependable. His work is neat and good quality. He did a great job I have not had any problems!"

    Randy .. in March 2020

    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."

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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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Roanoke Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 63 reviews of 63 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Roanoke, VA

  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need to put 2 fans up 1 out side over the deck and 1 in guest bedroom and a switch in bedroom
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: outlet in bathroom stopped working
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
    Comment: Panel and meter on same wall in finished basement. probably best option is to run conduit on back side of house to garage in into garage wall; approx 50 feet
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Flickering lights, microwave wont work, voltage going through metal outside HVAC unit
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: NA
    Comment: Phones at work have not been working since Monday, Cox came out and checked their items and said it had to do with the lines themselves not the modem
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: lights blinking. Electrical surges sending bolts of electricity through kitchen. Breaker blowing every little bit. Electricity company says i have electrical leakage. Last bill $512 and that is not for last week when it was so cold
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: outlets in two rooms dead. no breakers throw.
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/18/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Just need a new 60a breaker and 48a wire from box to garage, approximately 50 feet
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We are Momentum Building LLC looking for an electrical contractor for a remodel job in Roanoke City in the Grandin area.
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/17/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Change out my thermostat in my house
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Roanoke, VA
    Date: 01/08/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician for their power outlet having issues and looking for a repair

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