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    FE
    Clemmons, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical for Additions or Remodels, Electrical Panels

    "They arrived ready to work and finished the job in a reasonable time . I would use and recommend them ."

    Michael S. in September 2016

    Complete Automated Technology Logo
    High Point, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Purchase/Provided Equipment(if best buy has it so do we), Home and business Automated Technology (control lights, cameras, outlets, etc., TV mounting, in wall and ceiling speakers that provide theater quality sound , and 2 more

    "It was all great."

    Larry R. in October 2018

    Storm Electric Company, Inc. Logo
    Lexington, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Upfits / Remodels, LED Lighting Upgrades, Service Changes / Generators , and 2 more

    "Prompt service. Quick call back & pleasant customer service on estimate in home"

    Marcia S. in June 2020

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    GE
    Lexington, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electical

    "I had a wax-burning ceramic plug in burn out in the wall outlet. I woke up @ 4am & smelled something burning, I thought it was the space heater, so I pulled the plug from the wall. The smell seemed to abate; I looked up "electrician" in my area on Home Advisor & found Mr. Druhl's listing. He came to my house in a very short time, and checked the outlet - he said I was one very lucky person. The ceramic plug had burned behind cover. He replaced the wires and I now have a new outlet. BUT, the next morning, my daughter called in a panic, they had discovered a wall outlet was hot to the touch, and asked about Mr. Druhl, I gave her his phone number, and he responded to her house very quickly, and found the problem, and replaced the outlet. Mr., Druhl is a complete and total professional. This man is honorable and trustworthy."

    Mary W. in November 2014

    JE
    Kernersville, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Service Upgrades, Troubleshooting Electrical Problems, Etc., Any Residential Renovation, Service, Upgrades, Install Ceiling Fans

    "I find Mr. Jerry very knowledgeable in what he does. He is very fast and gets into work right away. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to do some electrical works. He installed 7.1 Surround system with In-wall speakers for us as well as fixed fire-alarm systems in our house. Highly Recommended. Two thumbs way up!!!!!!!"

    Soven S. in June 2010

    Piedmont Service and Repair LLC Logo
    Greensboro, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Services, Handyman Services

    "It went great...Jason was great from start to finish and came thru and got me out of a bind with very short time frame at a very good price on top of that...I highly recommend this Company to anyone....Thanks again Jason"

    DANNY M. in April 2022

    Escarate Electric Logo
    Asheboro, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Residential

    "Great company worked with my schedule and was fast to install and make everything complete"

    Tammy M. in April 2021

    C H Electric, LLC Logo
    Winston Salem, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical

    "Very professional."

    Oscola H. in November 2022

    Pro Plumbing Heating & Air Logo
    Lexington, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Full Service Electrical, Full HVAC Repair Needs, Full Service Plumbing

    "The quality of work was excellent. The install was done on a Sunday, even though this wasn't an emergency."

    Ray S. in May 2016

    Daus Man Logo
    Germanton, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: service and new install, panel upgrades, Electrical services

    "Did a very good job in a timely manner."

    Stephen C. in April 2022

    Allen & Associates, Inc. of Yadkin Logo
    Yadkinville, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Home and Business Security (Wired and Wireless), Complete Electrical Services and Installation, Wired and Wireless Network Solutions , and 1 more

    "Good work"

    Glen W. in April 2021

    BC
    Clemmons, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Build & Maintain Computer Networks for Businesses & Consumers, Computer Sales & Support, Troubleshooting, Installation of Camera Systems

    "Mark was very responsive to my needs throughout the course of his work. Would hire him again and recommend him to anyone."

    OZI A. in June 2021

    TS
    Pleasant Garden, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical, Home Automation

    "Mark is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable. He and his wife do a fantastic job"

    Al R. in December 2020

    Generator Maintenance Pros Logo
    Graham, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Home Standby Generator - Repair (Warranty & Non-Warranty), GENERAC Sales & Service Certified Dealer, Home Standby Generator - Maintenance , and 2 more

    "Freddy is a true professional. He explained what he was doing and showed me what was going on. I had another company out the same morning who told me I needed a stator & rotor replaced and it would cost $3,000. I even told Freddy that and he said I'll take my own look.... turns out he replaced a voltage regulator for under $300!! Freddy is an honest man and will do you right."

    richard S. in September 2019

    GE
    Kings Mountain, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: electrical

    "He was a good guy"

    kenneth T. in December 2021

    Lightning Defense, LLC (North Carolina) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Areas Of Expertise: Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John is outstanding. He noticed that the neighbor's lightning rods were damaged as well, and he is working on theirs as we speak."

    harry N. in January 2015

    KMiller Electric Logo
    Archdale, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Panel Upgrades, led upgrades, whole home rewires , and 2 more

    "KMiller provides knowledge, quality and excellent work ethic which is shown when their work is complete. Being a general contractor myself KMiller is one of my best subcontractors who does new construction, remodeling, commercial and service work. Kenny has been doing my electrical work for years and I plan on continuing using KMiller for any electrical needs . 5 solid stars !"

    Bo K. in May 2022

    DE

    In business since 2009

    Mint Hill, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Commercial Electrical, Residential Electrical

    About us: "DLB Electric Company is your premier choice for electrical work and advise. We have provided high quality work and friendly customer service in Charlotte for years. Call today and let us take care of all electrical needs! We specialize in both residential and commercial projects."

    AF
    King, NC·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "Excellent contractor. Arrived promptly and the work was high quality"

    Johnathan S. in June 2022

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Things to Consider Before Hiring an Electrician

Searching for an electrician isn't something people contemplate doing except for when the issue affects their day-to-day life. Prior to burdening yourself with lots of suggestions, simplify your choices by considering the guidance below:

  • Consider the scope of your project, and search for a local electrician with specific experience in that work.
  • Compare quotes from multiple pros.
  • Read online ratings and customer reviews of prescreened professionals.

You'll also need to contact former customers when you're ready to hire, and request an estimate in writing for added reassurance.

Know When to Contact a Professional

Contact an electrician instead of causing further damage doing the project yourself. Save yourself time and worry by calling an expert.

Instead, make an appointment with an electrician in your area today.

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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Winston Salem Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1,676 reviews of 19 pros.

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  • NewProject: Portable Generator Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/07/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Type of generator: Portable Generator
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/07/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/07/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/05/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: The lighting in the kitchen and living room is not ideal. Wanting to put in recessed lighting.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/05/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: Need an outlet that shorted out replaced and wiring for rest of the home check.
  • NewProject: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/03/23
    Location: Business
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/03/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: I would like to install a garbage disposal but need a outlet installed under the sink first.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/02/23
    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 2 old light fixtures and replace with new fixtures. Remove light fixture and replace with vintage light fixture which lost its "rating" label due to transport from Boston to WS.
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/01/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
  • NewProject: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 02/01/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property type:: Single Family
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: Install one NEMA 14-50R with 60 amp breaker at the breaker box. There is a substantial wire run (probably 70+ feet). At the same site in the garage, also install a NEMA 6-20R with 30 amp breaker at the breaker box. Both are for potential EV and we need a normal inspection done to qualify for the Duke Energy credit.
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/30/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    Comment: door bells ring at various times at the night.. no one is there but there may be wiring issues....previous electrician could not resolve it
  • Project: Generator Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/28/23
    Describe Generator Use: Emergency back-up power
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Regular house lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Emergency lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Refrigerator
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Water heater
  • Project: Generator Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/28/23
    Describe Generator Use: Emergency back-up power
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Regular house lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Refrigerator
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Water heater
    Comment: Looking for prices to have a whole house standby generator installed. Will need to install a propane tank to run it also.
  • Project: Generator Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/27/23
    Describe Generator Use: Emergency back-up power
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Regular house lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Refrigerator
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Entire house
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Heating and A/C
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Water heater
  • Project: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/27/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: Home level two car charger, need a plug to be installed. Don't have the plug or wiring or any supplies needed.
  • Project: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Comment: Need panel updated
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Date: 01/25/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: Finish our basement

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