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    Your IT Guy Logo
    Round Lake, IL·

    Home computer setups, Project Management, Wireless Networks , and 7 more

    "Eric our technician did a great job - professional and capable. When our microwave didn't look just right after initial install, he took the time to adjust the bracket and get it lined up just right. In addition, he took a few minutes to fix an outlet that our previous electrician had left unusable - the plug wasn't secured so if you tried to plug something in, the plug went into the wall. He also cleaned up after himself - both materials and dust. We will hire this company again."

    Carol C. in January 2024

    CE

    In business since 2013

    Waukegan, IL·

    Electric Home Addition & Remodel, Fixed Generator Installs, Electric Wiring or Panel Upgrades

    About us: "Certified Electrical Services 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."

    Gurley Instalation Services Logo
    Gurnee, IL·

    Electrical troubleshooting, Home Electrical installation, Computer network cables , and 7 more

    "It was outstanding ?! He does great work. Very organized! And professional"

    Gregory W. in October 2021

    Ferrer Electric Logo
    Waukegan, IL·

    Electric for New Construction and Remodels, Service Upgrades, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair , and 1 more

    "Had 6 outlets, a dedicated circuit, and 2 ceiling light fixtures put in today. Eddie is professional and gives up front quotes. No surprise costs at the end. I appreciate this. A different company that came out gave me an estimate, then when calling to collect partial payment, they added another $600. Because of Eddieâ s punctuality and great customer service, he has earned my business from here on out."

    Kimberly R. in March 2021

    No Static Electricity, Inc. Logo
    Bellwood, IL·

    Lighting and fans, Outlets and switches, Electrical Outlets , and 15 more

    "Devon was prompt and efficient installing two motion sensor lights. His price was more than fair and he suggested a few other electrical fixes in the garage that needed to be done for safety reasons. He was professional and experienced and I highly recommend him for your electrical needs."

    Michael H. in December 2019

    NE
    Beach Park, IL·

    Panel Upgrades

    "Impeccable service. He is amazing. You couldn't get a better person to complete your project. He is clean, professional and efficient. They respect your property and time. He cleans up after himself. He shows up on time and he always make sure he does the job the way you want and leaves you happy with the work completed in a timely manner. He sticks to his word and I would strongly recommend them to anyone."

    Lanora U. in August 2018

    OC

    About us: "OAV Construction 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."

    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

    Circuit Tree Electric Logo
    Pleasant Prairie, WI·

    electrical charging station, electrical generator install, electrical switches , and 1 more

    "He helped me update the whole house: He added outlets to new locations He updated the electric in my bathroom and kitchen He added exterior lighting He wired smoke alarms He did a great job!! Plan to use him on any new projects."

    Ken W. in October 2023

    JL
    Lake Villa, IL·

    Electrical

    "Jorge swapped out 95% of our light fixtures. He did a great job!"

    Ronda M. in April 2017

    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

    PV

    In business since 2013

    About us: "With years of experience in the electrical industry, we are the experts you need to take care of your home or business. We handle all of your electrical needs with great care. We will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give Pure Voltage Services, Inc. a call today, we look forward to working with you!"

    CN

    In business since 2009

    Telephone System Repair, Computer Repair, Troubleshooting or Upgrades, Telephone System Install or Upgrade , and 2 more

    About us: "Computers Nationwide is a Network and Telecom service company that specializes in providing dependable and innovative solutions to small and medium size businesses. We like to work proactively with your business to build a strong relationship and to make sure your company runs as smooth as possible with our modern technologies. Our mission is to provide high quality service while ensuring total customer satisfaction at a competitive price."

    Elite Electric 24/7, Inc. Logo

    In business since 2012

    About us: "is committed to excellence 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. We have been in business since 2014, and our accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of the interests of our customers and make their concerns the basis of our business"

    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

    E
    Highland Park, IL·

    Electrician

    "Allan and his assistant Kevin showed up every day on time and worked through conscientiously throughout each day until five PM. They installed over 40 LED ceiling lights in three rooms, under cabinet LED kitchen lights in three locations, and two recessed in floor outlets. Allan met with us at a local electric supply house to help us select the proper fixtures, and offered suggestions when we needed to order other supplies for another source. Quite a few of the ceiling lights required scaffolding to install as the sloped ceiling height in our family room was almost 19 feet at the peek. He arranged to pick-up and return the scaffolding at a local Home Depot. All said it required over 5 days to complete all the work and it went off flawlessly. Allan and Kevin were a pleasure to work with and offered suggestions and advice throughout the process to insure everything went right the first time. I would highly recommend Allan and will be using him again for some projects on our second floor."

    Gary F. in April 2021

    Total Infrastructure Solutions Logo
    Naperville, IL·

    Electronics, Low Voltage Electrical

    "Very prompt, accurate estimate of the work to be performed, exceeded all expectations. No hidden fees or charges, they actually did more than we expected them to."

    Jo M. in October 2022

    HE

    "HD Electric Design provided an exceptional service by installing a 240V outlet for charging my electric vehicle (EV). Their professionalism and expertise were evident from the start, as they tailored their recommendations to my specific needs. The installation process was carried out with precision and efficiency, with the team demonstrating outstanding craftsmanship and adherence to industry standards. Throughout the project, HD Electric Design maintained open communication, ensuring I was informed every step of the way. They addressed any questions or concerns promptly, showcasing their dedication to customer satisfaction. Since the installation, I’ve experienced improved charging capabilities, significantly reducing charging times and maximizing the efficiency of my EV. Overall, I highly recommend HD Electric Design for anyone seeking reliable EV charging solutions. Their commitment to professionalism, expertise, and customer satisfaction sets them apart in the industry."

    Deepchand P. in March 2024

    AC

    "Artur and AIT correctly diagnosed a complicated problem with my home ethernet net work that has 5 eero units and CAT5 throughout the house with five switches. Outstanding professional, basically a network systems engineer. Diagnosed a loop back problem. And got my home network working at one gig speed again. I canâ t recommend him enough."

    Stephen M. in October 2023

    Willcox Electrical, Inc. Logo
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Network Cabling, Lighting Repair and Upgrades, CCTV , and 2 more

    "Very good tech. He responds immediately, gets the job done and has very fair pricing."

    Amy D. in December 2013

    PE
    Niles, IL·

    Over 25 years of experince, Excellent Customer Service, Customer Satisfaction

    "Had first floor re-wired, some new lighting fixtures and new eero wireless installed. Great service from first call throughout the whole project. Very happy with the results. Tom and George were fantastic and really know their stuff. Will have them back again soon to install new lighting in my basement. Highly recommend!"

    Finbarr D. in December 2021

    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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Waukegan Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 828 reviews of 828 pros.

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  • Project Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: lights and tv are out on the 2nd floor. 1st floor everything in the kitchen. and lots of lights in the basement.
  • Project Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician. I need an electrician to fix some plugs and some light bulb sockets for our house. My deep freezer is plugged into one of these plugs .
  • Project Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Kitchen light not working
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    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Garage Light, tried to change the bulb but did not fix the issue
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    Date: 01/07/24
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    Comment: Hi, I worry that power grinds down, & I am at work so sump pump/Furnace are my main concerns. I didn't purchase generator yet so please advice best 🏠 Waukegan IL thanks!

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