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    CC

    Automation, Electrical, Trouble shooting electrical issues , and 3 more

    "We hired C&C to inspect our electric panel and wiring as our ComEd bill has been extremely out of control. Chris was nothing less than awesome. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and explained everything he was doing and even fixed a minor issue during the inspection. We can't thank you enough, Chris! We will definitely be using C&C for any future electrical needs."

    Beth M. in January 2024

    JP
    East Moline, IL·

    Outlets, Switches, Fixtures, Electrician, Panel Upgrades , and 1 more

    "Jason did a great job of tracking down our electrical problem and fixing it. I recommend him for electrical work. He was very professional."

    Connie H. in December 2019

    RP
    Beloit, WI·

    Standby and portable generator installation, automatic and manual power transfer, Whole home receptacle upgrades, receptacle grounding and GFCI/AFCI protection, Service panel and meter upgrades, sub-panel installations, whole home grounding and bonding, panel repair, whole home surge protection , and 5 more

    "Jerren is the ultimate electrician and the finest example of what an electrician should be. He is kind, caring and listens to what you need and goes out of his way to provide the most cost effective solutions for your needs. He is on time, communicates well, provides the least amount of necessary repair damage, leaves an immaculate work site every day and his quality of work is beyond excellent. I cannot say enough positive things about this man. God bless you Jerren!"

    Christine P. in November 2023

    B Hive Electric Logo

    "Chris installed an electric vehicle charger in my garage. The whole process was quick, clean and seamless. The install looks great due to his attention to detail. I would highly recommend Chris!"

    Norton N. in November 2023

    T
    Rockford, IL·

    Handyman Projects

    "They came out on time and when they told me they could do it the same day i was shocked. Because it was already late afternoon. They did Awesome job. Very reasonable with their quote."

    Frank S. in February 2020

    HH
    Rockford, IL·

    Roof Repair, Plumbing Repair and Install, Drywall & Plaster Repair , and 1 more

    "Howard did an amazing job installing a bathroom exhaust fan in a very difficult location. We have an old duplex that was built in the 1920s and he went above and beyond to get it installed. It looks like it has always been there. Honestly I’ve never met anyone so knowledgeable and skilled in so many areas. If you need a project done, no matter how difficult, Howard will get it done. I highly recommend HW Home Repair!"

    Scott B. in March 2022

    HS
    Roscoe, IL·

    Home Improvement

    "Workmanship is excellent, attention to detail outstanding. His price was more than fair. If you're looking for someone who does it all for a reasonable price call him, you won't be disappointed, I sure wasn't. Highly recommend!"

    Martha T. in June 2022

    TE
    LENA, IL·

    "Friendly, courteous, helpful, on-time and knowledgeable."

    Dennis V. in March 2024

    AE
    Roscoe, IL·

    Electrical, Low Voltage and high voltage, Residential Electrical , and 2 more

    "I had a a technician out that was very professional and seemed knowledgeable. I had purchased a couple lights I wanted replaced in the hall and kitchen. He did them within a hour or 2 and they turned out great! No complaints,"

    Amanda K. in February 2024

    BD
    Rockford, IL·

    Electrical

    "Very professional and personable folks. Worked very hard in extreme weather conditions to get our electricity back on."

    Rodney M. in December 2023

    SE

    In business since 2006

    About us: "With over 24 years of experience Steele Electric, Inc., is your solution for all your electrical needs. We are a family owned and operated business, and are fully licensed, bonded and insured. We offer a wide range of electrical services from maintenance and remodel to new construction for residential and commercial clients. We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness, and superior customer service on every job. We are very proud of our reputation and protect it the only way we know how, by providing quality workmanship you can trust, skilled and knowledgeable electricians and an excellent rapport with our clients. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship, so that the next time service is needed there will be no question on who to call. Check out our 5 star reviews from happy customers. Call us today! Satisfaction guaranteed! And don't be "shocked" when we show up on time and get the job done right!"

    HP

    "By far, this may be one of the best companies we have ever hired. Not only was the work top-notch, but everything was explained in detail and done in a timely manner. There is no doubt we will be using this company again and referring them to others!"

    Guy S. in December 2023

    WE
    Woodstock, IL·

    Electrical Repairs, Electrical Installation Projects, Electrical Panel Upgrades

    "Very accommodating with scheduling and super friendly staff. They swapped some old fixtures and installed some new ones as well as helped with switch work. Would hire again!"

    Leslie M. in August 2021

    EE

    In business since 1990

    Rockford, IL·

    electrical

    About us: "Residential and commercial complete electrical service including three phase power. New service, panel/ service upgrades, rewiring, fixture installations, outlets, switches, GFCI, single phase, 240 for ranges, AC systems, etc. With several years of experience, we work hard to bring each customer the best possible service and quality available. We look forward to working with you on your next project. We welcome your questions and thank you for your interest."

    NextPhase Technology Solutions LLC Logo
    Madison, WI·

    TCP/IP Networking, VoIP/Voice over IP, Windows Networking , and 1 more

    "This was the initial phase to get our computers up-to-date and networked Jake was very professional and knew what he was doing I would highly recommend his business"

    Todd R. in November 2021

    Mid America Lightning Protection Logo
    Marshall, IL·

    Roof repair water proofing no electrical, Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "Mr. Jim Gorman who is the owner of the business called me back within a half hour of my email posting. He visited my home 3 days later, inspected things, and told me what the approximate cost would be. He and his helper then installed an entire lightning protection system on both my house and a back garage/storage area. He did things exactly as I wanted in every way. Also threw in a free weathervane which increased the beauty of my home. I would have no objection to recommending this gentleman and his company to anyone who is in need of a competently installed lightning protection system for their home/property. MID-AMERICA LIGHTNING RODS is one fine company run by a man who cares about doing good work according to the latest safety codes etc. Having lost my previous retirement home to lightning, it was very important to me to get this job done and quickly because the thunderstorm season is upon us and with the climate change, those storms are very wicked, especially here out in the country where i live!"

    Father Richard K. in May 2021

    Lightning Defense, LLC (Illinois) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John Sherlock and his wife Corrine called within 1/2 hour of looking for Lightning Rod installers. He was available and was over to talk with us within one hour. He sent all his credentials and licenses and insurance coverages of his business and they came over the next morning and completed the installation extremely fast. He gave a fantastic offer, and lifetime warranty coverage and will even come over and take down system when we replace the roof and place back up at no charge! His wife even saw some plants we had not put in the garden still sitting in containers, and offered and planted them in the spaces we wanted, just to help out. Very friendly, helpful, professional, extremely knowledgeable and even suggested adding Lakeland Electrics Surge Protector protection they provide to go along with the Lightning rods. Yes would have them again on any home anytime."

    David and Linda G. in November 2017

    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

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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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Rockford Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 336 reviews of 336 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Rockford, IL

  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need to replace old outlets with new ones. Plus Plus install under cabinet lighting.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Want to be able to hook my generator directly to fuse box when electricity goes out
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need bathroom exhaust installed.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/29/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Overhead garage lights
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I had outside electric outlet installed a couple of weeks ago now not getting power
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/25/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/25/24
    Services Needed: Move switches, fixtures or outlets
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/21/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
    Comment: Replace outside light fixtures need estimate
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Upgrade transformer to accommodate for video doorbell
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Electric quit in 2 out of 4 basement rooms.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/17/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Comment: Please Call -
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 01/16/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Services Needed: Troubleshoot an electrical problem
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project Location: Rockford, IL
    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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