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    HD
    Watsonville, CA·

    electrical

    "Very professional and great service they did a excellent job on my re model kitchen lights underneath cabinets can lights and 200 amp panel upgrade I would hire them in any project for my house that has to do with electrical for sure. Great guys Daniel and Aaron"

    Sylvia G. in June 2023

    SI
    Hayward, CA·

    Handyman and much more!

    "The team was amazing! We had an old deck in our backyard and we hired Palm Construction to replace and extend it and they did a great work! The job was done in less than 2 weeks, Communication was great, they cared about the backyard and plants and we are so happy itâ s all ready just before summer. Highly recommended!!"

    yael H. in May 2024

    JH

    "Me encantó su trabajo desde el momento en que me puse en contacto con él hasta que se terminó el trabajo. Su servicio al cliente, su trabajo, su amabilidad y cuando llegas sientes un buen rollo. Cualquier otra reparación que tenga a mi alrededor la dejo en manos de JoPeAn Home Restoration LLC."

    Lizbeth T. in December 2023

    Hyperion Electric Logo
    Santa Cruz, CA·

    Electrical

    "Shaine was great! He was on time, friendly and had my electrical switch and Ring video doorbell installed in no time! I will definitely be using him again soon to replace other light fixtures and switches throughout my house!"

    Trish D. in April 2019

    Fisher Electric Logo
    Scotts Valley, CA·

    Electrical, Solar

    "Great work, the tech explained what he needed to do and listened to my input on where i wanted the outlet for the EV charger to go. Did great work and done quickly. Thank you"

    Richard T. in July 2022

    LK
    Watsonville, CA·

    Electrical

    "I found Lucas Kokot best electric company so far."

    Brij S. in February 2024

    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!"

    KR
    San Jose, CA·

    Electric Car Charging Stations

    "I hire KRL for my 240v outlet and EV charger installation at my garage. Cost was reasonable. They are ver professional and responsive on communication.They are very responsive in communication."

    Minsub L. in September 2021

    Network Cabling Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Aptos, CA·

    Low Voltage, Phone Lines, Networking

    "The team understood the urgency of protecting our office building. A trespasser threatened the premises. They moved quickly to install cameras, and did followup on the weekend. We extremely grateful for quick response, installation and insuring we were protected. Highest Recommendation!"

    art B. in June 2021

    SE

    "They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Great customer service and very reliable. Will definitely hire again."

    Lisa O. in August 2021

    DaneCo Electric Logo
    Celenas, CA·

    Speaker Wiring

    "Dane fit my installation into his schedule faster than I expected and project cost me less than expected. He was prompt and throughly explained installation. Dane and his crew were very professional and did a great job! They left no trace behind of any worke done except my new fan perfectly installed. Will definitely call them again for my next project."

    Marisa B. in July 2017

    New Design Electric, LLC Logo
    Burlingame, CA·

    Home automation, House rewires, Electrical , and 2 more

    "I can highly recommend New Design Electric. I contacted them to install a car charger in my garage. I knew nothing about this, and James explained what needed to be done and patiently answered all my questions. The job increased in scope when it was determined my electrical panel had to be replaced or a second panel installed in order to accommodate the new circuit. I was provided with clear explanations of the alternatives and cost estimates. James and his crew went above and beyond to put the charger exactly where I wanted it in the garage. The work was done in a very professional and timely manner. And, when my new car arrived sooner than expected, James accommodated my schedule and completed the installation the next day. I could not have asked for more."

    Janice M. in May 2021

    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."

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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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Watsonville Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 169 reviews of 169 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Watsonville, CA

  • Project Location: Watsonville, CA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
    Comment: Install new bathroom fan
  • Project Location: Watsonville, CA
    Date: 01/12/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for generator install want this work done as soon as possible
  • Project Location: Watsonville, CA
    Date: 01/09/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: One of our two generators is not working. We either need it repaired or to have a new one installed. We also want advice on alternatives that may work better than our existing system.
  • Project Location: Watsonville, CA
    Date: 01/07/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need to rewire entire house 1000 sqft 2 bd converted garage with loft.

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