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    Vladimir Remodeling Logo
    Rochester, NY·

    A/C & Cooling Systems, Audio/Visual & Computers, Electrical , and 7 more

    "Hired to install outlet and EV charger. Great customer service, fast, and professional. Will hire again. Recommend!"

    Alice D. in January 2024


    "They exceeded my expectations. They had to do more than we had expected, and they just took care of it."

    Shaquilla S. in December 2022


    Electrical Switches, Outlets or Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Ceiling Fan - Install , and 1 more

    "Sean installed our light and ceiling fan. Exceptional customer service, he let us know what needed to be done and was very knowledgeable. He even brought his own vacuum and cleaned up the area when he was done."

    Laurie M. in April 2024

    Muhib Light Electric Logo
    Fairport, NY·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "We have had perplexing electrical problems and finally decided to tackle them. Muhibullah came by and diagnosed and fixed all of the problems, replaced a fixture, really did a great job and completed the work quickly. Will definitely work with him in future."

    Rebecca J. in July 2021

    Brockport, NY·

    Electrical, Trenching, Electrical , and 3 more

    "Gunnar was very timely, communicative, and did a great job! He was able to fix our electrical problems and explained what he was doing along the way. He was nice enough to clean up after himself and make sure to keep our house clean along the way! Even put a towel down under his ladder! Would hire again and recommend!"

    Alyssa K. in January 2023

    Rochester, NY·

    Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "John was professional and very polite. He replaced 7 outlets and installed a bathroom exhaust fan. He works quickly. I highly recommend him!"

    Teresa D. in August 2017

    Forestridge Designs Logo
    Rochester, NY·

    Home Repair, Plumbing, Electrical, Drywall, Closets, Doors, Tile. Full Bath and Kitchen 3-D design and Remodeling

    "He was really great! He was able to be flexible with his schedule and came when I needed him!"

    Marci O. in December 2019

    Webster, NY·

    Electrical Services

    "Mike has been absolutely amazing to work with! I wanted to install an EV charger in my very old barn. Other folks that quoted this said I would need another meter from RGE!! Mike came and took a look and found a way to upgrade the very ancient sub panel and then install the car charger. Very reasonably priced! And he completed the work in about 3 hours. I will definitely work with him again in the future for other projects around the house."

    Jackie S. in April 2023

    East Bethany, NY·

    Interior & Exterior Painting, Handyman Services, Doors & Windows , and 7 more

    "Installed porch railing into concrete steps for elderly. Meticulous in his work, compassionate about the customer, and would definitely hire again!"

    Brian D. in January 2024

    Rochester, NY·

    Stand-by Generators, Tankless Water Heaters, Water Treatment Systems , and 6 more

    "We just want to say thank you for the beyond amazing service that we received from office staff and even more the gentleman that installed our new water softener system with reverse osmosis, uv light and a tankless hot water heater . Mike and Forest where amazing, knowledgeable and kind. Mike helped move some things around in the basement because I didnâ t have it done in time. They are a great team and work really well with each other. We had made them sweet Italian sausage for lunch. We noticed a water leak after they left l. Mike was so amazing and drove from Albany to fix it for us on his way home for the night. I had some chili cooking and gave him some. Mike even cleaned the water of the basement floor. Way more above and beyond than he needed too. Truly amazing. My family would like to say that Mike and Forest are a rare kind of people who just care and will go above and beyond for the people they help to have a better quality of life. We had moved in to take care of our nanny and her water system was no longer working and a week before the install the hot water heater went after 30 years. We recently updated appliances and we needed to protect our investment from the hard water. We absolutely love the reverse osmosis and are drinking the water so much we run out of drinking water lol. We will eventually upgrade to a dual holding tank for drinking water. For now we can make due with what we have. We were spending about $150 sometimes more in water a month for cooking and drinking purposes now we will see the savings in roughly 6 years just for not buying water anymore. With the tankless hot water heater it is too soon to see the savings yet we have a propane system living in the country and we are trying to reduce electric consumption. Gas is cheaper than electric for the usage we have we estimate that we will save around $80 additionally per month with the tankless hot water system. With that added into the equation we estimate about 4.5 years and we will have our return on our initial investment. Our next project will be a generator from this company. We lose electricity a few times a year and with nannyâ s health itâ s not acceptable in todayâ s society. Again thank you Mike and Forest the office ladyâ s weâ re very helpful on this process with us as well."

    Brandon V. in April 2022

    Great Lights Electric, LLC Logo

    Electric Switches, Riser Cable Replacement, Panel Upgrade

    "called him at 9am and he was here by noon- took old fixture down and installed new fixture- charged a flat fee for showing up and whatever work had to be done- turns out hisbusiness was only a half mile from where i live- small world"

    michael D. in May 2016

    Upstate Home Improvement & Remodeling Logo
    Henrietta, NY·

    construction, handyman, cleanup , and 5 more

    "Iâ ve had the great pleasure of working with Hussain for the past few months on different projects around the home; from dry wall installations, painting, flooring, shower door installation, garage door opener installation, window replacements, mudroom refresh, etc. Hussain is the ultimate professional, shows up on time, very reliable, kind, and trustworthy. His workmanship is superb! I highly recommend Hussain at Upstate Home Improvement & Remodeling."

    Faith U. in March 2024

    Premier Alarms and Electric, LLC Logo
    Spencerport, NY·


    "Ceiling fan was repaired quickly and works fine. Repair person was friendly and knowledgeable about fixing the fan. I would definitely hire them again and recommend them to other people."

    Dennis T. in May 2020


    "Jared called promptly. I showed him the job and he was quick to understand my situation and came back and finished what could do for now. He will be back to finish up after the wallboard is done. Jared was willing to work on and fix a couple other small jobs while he was here. Will call him back for future work."

    Jeff T. in August 2013

    Marlock Electric, Inc. Logo
    Newark, NY·

    Electrical for a Remodel, Switches/Outlets/Fixtures, Standby Generator Installation, Sales, and service , and 1 more

    "Marlock Electric upgraded our electric service from 100 amp to 200 amp. We were installing solar panels with our new roof, and did this upgrade along with that project. Marlock was recommended to us by the contractor installing the solar panels as a company that would do a very professional job for us - they wanted to be sure the work would be done right to connect the solar system to it. Marlock did an excellent job for us - it was somewhat complicated, but they are experts who knew how to do the work properly. They explained the whole process to us and answered all our questions in a way we could understand. They added extra crew members to make sure the work was done in one day so we wouldn't need to be without electric service overnight. The work was done in a very professional manner, and the site was cleaned up before they departed. We are very satisfied with the service we received from Marlock Electric, and will call on them for any future electrical work we need to have done."

    William P. in October 2019


    In business since 2022

    About us: "TL Construction is a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our dedicated team of professionals have years of hands-on experience, to provide innovative ideas and suggestions tailored to your projects. Our services are customized to your individual needs, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. Please feel free to contact us today!"

    Ellis Electrical Services Logo
    Rochester, NY·

    Electrical Installs, Electrical Repairs

    "Amal called me back within five minutes after placing the information on the website. He was polite very knowledgeable and very affordable. He came the next day to complete the job. He fulfilled my expectations rewired somebody elseâ  s work and found out the fixture I had was bad. He waited around for me to go get another unit and Installed the new unit I went and purchased. I highly recommend him to anybody and he will be doing all my future electrical projects. You cannot go wrong with the services he provides. He has his own equipment he has everything he needs in his truck and the experience he holds is very valuable."

    K P. in November 2023

    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!"

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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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Rochester Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 567 reviews of 567 pros.

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  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/06/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We have a 8kw Generac generator installed which is no-longer works. I have bought a Generac 10 kw generator which I need installed. The old is powered by natural gas and the old transfer panel will be used.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Bedrooms have no ceiling lights. Install new ceiling lights in bedrooms (3), and utilizing existing wall switches which right now power a receptacle.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have three rooms out on two circuits that have no power. I also need a wall outlet put back together because the wires are very short.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Outside outlets (and one interior outlet) have stopped working.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Electricity went out in half my home. No tripped fuse, not sure why electricity is out.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We have a non functioning light fixture in our kitchen that I'd like to replace with a new fixture.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We are looking to upgrade our panel box from a 100 amp to 200
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 01/29/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Space heater blew out electric in 3 rooms.0
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 01/29/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Space heater in bathroom has blown out electric in 3 areas, need teliable and affordable repair
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Our refrigerator plug sparked and damaged the outlet we use for the refrigerator. We need to get a new refrigerator, but need to make sure the plug is repaired first. The sooner the better!
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: The motion lights on the outside of my garage stopped working. I want it fixed or replaced.
  • Project Location: Rochester, NY
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home

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