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    Beach Park, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: 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

    Mid America Lightning Protection Logo
    Marshall, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Roof repair water proofing no electrical, Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "Quick response, did installation of new system and repair of older system in less than 4 hours including clean up. Well done, would hire again if I had the need. TM"

    Terrence M. in November 2018

    Flowing Through Connections, Inc. Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Surveillance Cameras (Sales/Install) ; --- Data Backup/Recovery, Low Voltage Wiring - Telephone, Networks, Surveillance Cameras, Internet Service: Cable, Fiber, Satellite, Wireless , and 2 more

    "Flowing Through Connections cabled our site for ethernet did a wonderful job. The work was done in a timely manner and was both functional and neat. Ralph is great to work with and I am always confident of the work that they do. I highly recommend this company."

    Dee A. in February 2020

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    In business since 2013

    Waukegan, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: 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."

    Mr. Handyman of Grayslake Logo
    Grayslake, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Handyman, Painting, Carpentry , and 2 more

    "Shout out to Mr. Handyman in Grayslake. Brian and Rick did a great job at our house this week fixing a lot of smaller but important things. The appointment was easy to get, they called to ask if they could come earlier than expected, and followed all COVID precautions. Clearly experienced and capable of doing more than we asked of them this time around. Besides...they were VERY NICE."

    Stephanie M. in November 2020

    McHenry, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Vinyl Flooring, Remodels, Drywall


    Melanie Y. in December 2022

    Gurley Instalation Services Logo
    Gurnee, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical troubleshooting, Home Electrical installation, Computer network cables , and 2 more

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

    Gregory W. in October 2021

    Elk Grove Village, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Outlets, Fixtures, Panel Upgrade , and 1 more

    "We needed an outlet fixed, and a new outdoor outlet. Both items were done quickly and professionally. Highly recommended!"

    Adan G. in December 2013

    Ferrer Electric Logo
    Waukegan, IL·

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

    "Eddie is awesome!!! So happy I found him and now plan to recommend him to everyone!"

    Sue N. in October 2018

    Woodstock, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Repairs, Electrical Installation Projects, Electrical Panel Upgrades

    "Very Good"

    paul M. in August 2007

    A & T General Construction Logo
    Waukegan, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: A/C Repair, A/C Install

    "They have done large and small projects for me and did an excellent job on all of them. I highly recommend them!"

    Mark P. in March 2022

    McHenry, IL·

    "Anybody would be lucky to have him, Very efficient, personable, on time, and proficient at what he does."

    E.Madrzky .. in January 2023

    A & R Electric Services, Inc. Logo
    Volo, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Generator Repairs, Generator Installs

    "I was looking for someone to do an annual maintenance on my generac and found A&R thru Home Advisor. I was quoted a very competitive price and based on their positive feedbacks scheduled an appointment. Jason the technician came on time and was very knowledgeable with all the questions that i posed. I also was having a problem with flickering lights and he went beyond the maintenance check and made sure that my ground were all tight and that the circuit breakers were good. Seeing that there are a number of electricians in my family ( father,brother and son in law) I have some knowledge of electric and Jason is a very knowledgeable and qualified technician. I also want to say that it was a pleasure setting up the appointment with Jack he also seemed very professional and knew what he was talking about. I will be using A&R to do my annual maintenance on my generator and would also us them for any electrical problem that may occur."

    Henry S. in September 2015

    Willcox Electrical, Inc. Logo
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: 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

    SmartTek Success Logo
    Barrington, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: smart home product installation, Audio/Visual, Computer Network or Wiring , and 1 more

    "Good guy to work with, great job"

    Steve K. in April 2022

    Clear Communications, Inc. Logo
    Saint Charles, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Equipment Relocation, Telecommunications Sales & Service, Digital Signage , and 2 more

    "Service was prompt - within 2 hours. The service man was efficient and solved the problem with our phone system readily to our great relief."

    White J. in March 2010

    Pro-Care Sign & Electric Co. Logo
    Schaumburg, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Signs, Exterior Building Lighting

    "Did a great and fast job"

    Adrian P. in July 2021

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

    Areas Of Expertise: Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "This company is timely,professional and very easy to work with. They show when they say and have all material on hand. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

    Bobby Garner G. in August 2015

    Total Infrastructure Solutions Logo
    Naperville, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: 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

    M & K Contractors Inc. Logo
    Rolling Meadows, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Addition to Existing Structure - Build - For Business, Design/Build - Business, Build Outs - Business , and 2 more

    "My best experience with any contractor"

    TJ S. in May 2022


    In business since 2018

    Gurnee, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Residential & Commercial Electrical

    About us: "Stafford 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."


    In business since 2009

    Areas Of Expertise: 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."


    In business since 2010

    Lake Villa, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Computer, Telecommunications, Networking

    About us: "Thank you for visiting CBCS Custom Networks, Inc.! We are your locally owned and operated networking service solution based in Lake Villa, IL. We service commercial clients throughout IL and WI. Contact us now for your free estimate--we look forward to working with you soon!"

    Rajath Rao Logo

    In business since 2008

    About us: "Access Online is a technology solutions provider in the realm of Local Area Networking, Home Automation, Commercial Automation, Telephony and Security. Access Online works with clients in the hospitality, Residential, Commercial industry, providing them with cost-effective, flexible, customizable and future-proof solutions that seek to improve employee and guest experience."

    Libertyville, IL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical

    "I hired them to install EV charging port in my Garage. I got the quote and installing work started same day. Glad to have it completed so quick. Erick Myers was a great person to work with, i would sure recommend JWM Home Services for any Home project. Work is done in a timely and reliable manner. Very happy with the quality of work and honest advice on tasks at hand to do the work in compliance as needed."

    Bhasker R. in January 2023

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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 688 reviews of 25 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Waukegan, IL

  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/31/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Looking to have electrical panels upgraded and replaced.
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/21/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/20/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/16/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Interior lights
    Comment: remove and replace a light fixture over the kitchen sink
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/13/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Waukegan, IL
    Date: 01/08/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No

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