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    Divine Electric, Inc. Logo
    San Rafael, CA·

    Plumbing, Electrical

    "Great communication throughout the process. Very friendly and competent. Work complete on time and budget exactly as requested. Almost makes me wish I had more projects :)"

    Gordon S. in December 2018

    Ebuild Logo
    San Rafael, CA·

    Licensed Electrician, Licensed General Contractor

    "Eric rewired my entire home, including a 200amp service upgrade. He installed whole house generator and battery backup system. He also made several energy upgrades to my house including replacing leaking windows and a dated water heater. I highly recommend Eric, Ebuild and his crew."

    Mia G. in June 2022

    Golden Bay Electric Logo
    Vallejo, CA·

    Electrical

    "Great service, fair pricing and professional. Will use them again."

    Cathy I. in February 2024

    Groeling Electric Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Electric, Panels, lighting, troubleshooting, Electric

    "Groeling Electric has done several projects for us, from rewiring to kitchen upgrades. We have been very happy with their professionalism, competence and affordability."

    Linda M. in February 2015

    BA Electric, Inc. Logo

    High efficiency lighting, Panel upgradeable/replacement, Generators , and 2 more

    "Five stars from start to finish. Found Bay Area Electric on Home Advisor. James called ME the next day before I could call him. He asked me for more details about the job and then sent me a very reasonable proposal. I told him I'd like to proceed and he let me know the date for install - 4 weeks out. (Trades are so busy right now!) Danny and Tua showed up 10 minutes early and were friendly and professional. The light fixture over the sink could not accommodate the can light that I wanted due to a beam, but Danny offered up an alternate fixture that looks great. He checked in with us on spacing for the remainder of the lights as well as the height for the chandelier. They worked well together and I felt like we were partners in the project with them - letting them know our preferences and then they executed beautifully. Sooo pleased! I highly recommend them and will use them again!"

    Suzy H. in September 2020

    ED Electric Group Inc. Logo

    "Edward changed out 5 fluorescent recessed fixtures for LED recessed fixtures, and also moved a large ceiling fixture in my kitchen a few inches which allowed a cabinet door to be fully opened, which it had never been able to do before. I had originally called for an electrician because I had messed up a closet fixture and it needed to be reinstalled, but while he was there taking care of that, I asked him about all of the other things which had bugged me for years. Not only could he take care of them but he could do the work RIGHT THEN. The whole project was taken care of in a few hours and I am delighted with the results. Thank you, Edward."

    Morven S. in December 2016

    RE

    "Great service. Fast & Friendly. Not overpriced. Explained each step. Would totally use them again."

    Jessica S. in April 2024

    Nova Albion Electric Logo
    San Rafael, CA·

    electrical repairs and installs

    "We had Rodrigo who was recommended by our neighbor come and install a car charger and put in a dedicated circuit for the garage. We were in a rush and he was able to accommodate us the day after we met. The work was complicated but his polite and knowledgeable assistant finished up in just over a day. Great service as well as good people."

    Rufo . in June 2023

    Lightning Electric Logo
    Novato, CA·

    Internet & network system design and install. ( CAT5-6,Fiber optic,), Commercial Electrical Installation and Service, Home Automation Installation - voice control using ( Google home, Alexa ) , and 2 more

    "I needed to have a charging station installed in my garage after purchasing an EV Bolt. I didn't know of any electricians and so I tired Home Advisor. I filled out a request on Sunday and Monday morning Tony Munguia called to say he could come at 1 PM to give me an estimate. He was promptly at my front door at 1 PM and he was very thorough in his estimate. He used a calculator on his phone to see if the correct wire size would fit in my existing conduit that went from our house to the detached garage. He was very personable and I connected with him while he explained his estimate. I accepted it and he and crew came promptly at 8 AM and excellently install the craving station in my garage. They cleaned up after themselves and completed the jon by 4:30 PM. I now k now of an excellent electrical contractor in Marin should I need one in the future. I would highly recommend their services."

    Michael I. in February 2019

    Perfect Lighting Logo
    Novato, CA·

    electrical, Generators, Automatic dimmers

    "Itâ s such a relief to have my generator hooked up to the house when electricity is out."

    Cari A. in May 2022

    FE
    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Phone, Cable and Ethernet Wiring, Switch, Outlet and GFCI Replacement, Audio and Visual and Home Theaters , and 2 more

    "They installed two exhaust fans in one day and fixed the exhaust fan on our microwave. They did it all in one day and were neat and fast."

    Corinne L. in July 2018

    ES

    In business since 2023

    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!"

    JP

    In business since 2014

    Plumbing, Kitchen, Remodeling , and 3 more

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects, no matter how big or small. You will find us to be competitively priced, with close attention to the details of each and every project. 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, so please ask us for references. Jacob plumbing"

    Full Metal Electric Logo

    In business since 2023

    Pomona, CA·

    About us: "FULL METAL ELECTRIC is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    AE

    In business since 2021

    About us: "We take great pride our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet your needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    ME

    In business since 2013

    Dublin, CA·

    Commercial Electrical

    About us: "We take great pride our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction, from the start to the completion of a project. order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    OS
    Petaluma, CA·

    Electrical, Heating, Solar , and 2 more

    "These guys were very professional, friendly, and offered additional advice. I’d use them again in a second."

    Michael F. in October 2018

    AS

    "Alex was highly knowledgeable, installing an excellent system in a challenging location. He could not have been better or more responsive."

    Josh R. in March 2024

    BD

    In business since 2023

    About us: "Welcome to Bright Design Electric, the leading electrician serving the Bay Area! Our specialties lie in service calls and panel upgrades, and we can install electrical vehicle charging stations as well! We look forward to earning your business - call today for a free estimate!"

    Northbay Technology Company Logo
    Healdsburg, CA·

    Computer Repairs

    "This was the third company we contacted after having no follow through with the first two. I explained to Ramiro of Northbay Technology what our problem was. He had a technician here in a few days, he fixed the problem as well as giving us useful feedback on our system. Our streaming and dvd system work after not having it for almost 3 months! Ramiro also called afterwards to make sure everything was still working. What a treat to find a quality company that does what they say they’ll do and also offer great customer service."

    Pamela K. in November 2018

    Clear Horizon Home Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Costa Mesa, CA·

    "Expert home builders is wonderful business to work with. they were referred to us by a friend. Great attitude and workmanship. Remodeling is not easy and they took care of us without problem! thank to all of you guys!"

    lori V. in November 2020

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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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San Rafael Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 355 reviews of 355 pros.

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