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    West Valpo Handyman, LLC Logo
    Valparaiso, IN·

    Remodels, Handyman

    "Very nice and clean work great job"

    Mo S. in October 2023

    PE
    Valparaiso, IN·

    Electrical

    "Great work, very trustworthy and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend them."

    Lewis B. in July 2018

    RM
    Valparaiso, IN·

    Handyman

    "Very prompt and did an excellent job for me Went above and beyond as had to remove a panel that had been painted over, and supplied an additional hose not provided with the dryer. Would definitely use again!"

    Diana B. in July 2019

    ME
    Plymouth, IN·

    Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade , and 6 more

    "Couldn't be happier with the work by the owner of the business. Came out to fix a problem of unknown origin, he figured the problem out in less than ten minutes. Was so impressed I asked him to give me a quote to replace the breaker box. The old one had tandem breakers (half breakers) which are a fire hazard. Gave me a quote on the spot $650 for 100 amp service. I told him to do it, took him about two hours. This service usually costs around $1500. Very pleased with his work and ethics. Would recommend M & J to everyone. I would give them much more than five stars but that is all I am allowed. I've owned four businesses in my life and know the quality of good work."

    Daniel I. in February 2017

    MS
    Portage, IN·

    Electrical Work

    "Installed fixture same day as requested. Price was right. Would hire again."

    Harold E. in August 2013

    Bearded Buffalo Renovations Logo
    Munster, IN·

    Small Electrical, Outdoor Play Equipment, Handyman

    "The repairman was prompt and performed the job in a timely manner."

    William B. in August 2022

    PC
    Maryville, IN·

    Flooring, Window doors and siding, Interior Painting , and 1 more

    "Carlos did an excellent job. I will hire him for my projects in the future. He was a little late because of traffic, however, he called and let us know of the delay. He cleaned up after job was finished."

    Dorothy L. in October 2017

    Champion Technology Services Management Logo
    Merrillville, IN·

    HVAC, Electrical Commercial, Electrical Residential , and 1 more

    "I had my electrical meter repaired and replaced in record time. I had trouble finding someone certified in gary, IN and able to pull a permit to work on the electrical issue in order to get power restored at my rental property. The price was reasonable and the estimate was free. I would definitely use them again for any of my electrical needs."

    Jonathan J. in August 2021

    HERNZ ELECTRIC, LLC Logo
    Valparaiso, IN·

    Panel upgrades, Car chargers, Remodel , and 2 more

    "I had a few small electrical items I needed done in my house: adding lights, moving light fixtures, and adding new outlets in a few rooms. He talked me through what heâ d be doing and the job was completed within a week of me reaching out. Everything turned out great!"

    Jana S. in May 2023

    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

    TE
    Wanatah, IN·

    40+ years in experience, Addition and Remodel Electrical Installs, Attention to Detail

    "They were very professional, courteous, and efficient."

    Jim M. in February 2023

    OUT OF CONTROL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC Logo

    In business since 2022

    Lake Station, IN·

    Electrical, HVAC

    About us: "Out Of Control Property Management 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.M-S 8-8"

    Always A Solution Computer Services Logo
    Valparaiso, IN·

    Computer Repairs, Upgrades, Troubleshoot, Surveillance Cameras, TV Wall Mounts

    "I have used Always a Solution for numerous jobs. Most importantly, they were able to get me reliable high-speed internet and phone that is super fast when previously I was dealing with Frontier (40 plus service calls over two years.) Alex has found me the best computer for my digital scrapbooking and done all the transferring of programs. He set up carbonite and their office has even called when they have seen that there is a problem with the carbonite not being backed up. They can fix some things remotely, which is awesome. They helped me get the best computer and printer for my sons college needs at a great price. They even helped with setting up a better wifi system in my house and fixing wiring issues. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend them. The only downside is that I found their office a little tricky to find, but they are happy to come to you too."

    Ellen O. in May 2020

    NG
    Crown Point, IN·

    Electrical

    "Excellent customer service and installation. Very organized and trusting. No money down until unit was installed. They cared about what I wanted and made sure I was satisfied before all transactions were completed."

    in August 2016

    SC
    Chicago, IL·

    "Very satisfied with the level of work and expertise"

    Angelica P. in January 2024

    Rhodium Contractors Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Full kitchen and bathroom remodeling, Decks/Fencing, All types of interior home renovations , and 2 more

    "Moises and his crew did a great job .They were clean, efficient and and knowledgeable when it came time for their input . My Fiancé is very very picky and she could not of been happier with the outcome of both the quality of the work and pricing . A totally awesome experience . In fact we will be having them back later this summer for additional projects"

    Roger P. in June 2022

    SE
    Merrillville, IN·

    electrical panel upgrades, builging lighting, generators

    "project: installed new outside light fixtures on my house received call promptly after posting job and will be installing lights on my deck- very happy with work and service review by Roberta D. in Schererville, IN"

    Roberta D. in August 2018

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Valparaiso, Indiana Average
    $320
  • Typical Range
    $138 - $528
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $900

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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Valparaiso Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 396 reviews of 396 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Valparaiso, IN

  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Reporter replace cord
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    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Rewire land lines for phone. Xfinity thinks inside problem
  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 01/19/24
    Which of the following will you need moved or installed in your garage remodel? (Check all that apply): Electrical
    Scope of Remodel: Enlarge existing garage
    Which of the following will you need moved or installed in your garage remodel? (Check all that apply): Garage doors
    Which of the following will you need moved or installed in your garage remodel? (Check all that apply): Insulation
    Which of the following will you need moved or installed in your garage remodel? (Check all that apply): Interior walls or drywall
    Which of the following will you need moved or installed in your garage remodel? (Check all that apply): Flooring
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 01/15/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 01/09/24
    Repair Description: Won't start
    Location: Home
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Comment: Generator was not started for approx 2 years, it a Champion brand dual fuel feed gas/ lo. Need carburetor cleaning I think. Want estimates
  • Project Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Date: 01/08/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I’m looking to have a smart doorbell that I purchased installed. There is no existing wiring for a doorbell, so I would need the wiring run and smart doorbell installed.

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