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    Garay Electric, Inc. Logo
    Fort Lauderdale, FL·

    Electrical

    "Friendly, knowledgable, efficient and at excellent price. Loved the service. I will definitely use him again and will recommend him."

    Julio M. in December 2021

    ES
    Miami, FL·

    Electrical services

    "Fernando really go above and beyond to meet your needs. He helped me correct some bad wires and potential code violations that I wasnâ t aware of. Installed EV charger. Professional work and even clean up after himself. Very Rare to find a good workmanship and honest contractor in south FL. Will use him for future work!"

    Kim N. in December 2022

    Lanny Electric LLC Logo
    Coral Springs, FL·

    "Wonderful service, kind person, good prices, refer him to clients"

    Paula P. in October 2021

    Turn Two Electric, Inc. Logo
    Plantation, FL·

    Panel Upgrade, Remodel Electrical

    "Everyone I have dealt with in this company was very helpful and quick to get an appointment scheduled... the electrician that came over explained what went wrong with my breaker box and was very polite... I recommend this company and would hire them again for any upcoming issues that arise."

    Elisha W. in December 2020

    Monroe Electrical Service, LLC Logo
    Fort Lauderdale, FL·

    South Florida native with long term relationships with local contractors building departments in inspectors, Electrical

    "John texted and showed up same day to complete my project. I didn't have all the parts I needed (shipping delay), but he did the bulk of the setup and talked me through how to connect my relay once it arrived. I completed the project and am very happy with the service and the knowledge gained."

    Jason B. in December 2021

    Custom Electrical Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Fort Lauderdale, FL·

    Electrical Contractor, Electrical Installations, Home Inspections , and 1 more

    "We couldn't be with happier, Joey is your guy! They say #shopsmall, well I say Shop Smart...He is BOTH! When you know your skill, it shows. I had him fix something minor for me on the fly and in turn he has been able to help me on my other properties, i.e. condos and single family homes. When he says he will be there he IS. Forget the rest and call Joey. You won't be disappointed."

    Kate P. in September 2019

    Tamma Electric, LLC Logo
    Fort Lauderdale, FL·

    Panel Upgrades, Landscape lighting, Fans/light fixtures/outdoor lightning , and 2 more

    "Anthony, the owner, promptly returned my call. He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, friendly, and answered all my questions regarding the job. He was punctual, neat, efficient and reasonably priced. Anthony got right to work and finished the job well within the time estimated. He made sound suggestions for future electrical work, which I plan to follow up on soon. I definitely recommend him and will use Tamma Electric again."

    Lisa Z. in August 2022

    PJC Electric LLC Logo
    Pembroke Pines, FL·

    Commercial and Residential Electrical

    "Christopher and his team responded quickly to my request to provide an estimate for the job. When approved, they scheduled within a reasonable time and showed up on time with all the equipment and supplies needed to complete the job. They are clearly experienced and professional but additionally clearly explained the work that needed to be done and the associated costs. I was grateful that they considered the aesthetic value when stringing wires and PVC pipe along my exterior walls. The finished project has a clean finish. I would use this company again and definitely recommend them to others."

    Patrice K. in July 2022

    Richards’ Impression, LLC Logo
    Miramar, FL·

    Panel Upgrades, Electrical, Wiring

    "Nick is outstanding, very reliable, professional and trustful. Highly recommendable."

    Juan Carlos H. in August 2022

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How much do electrical installation & rough-in contractors typically cost?

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida Average
    $999
  • Typical Range
    $388 - $1,801
  • Low End - High End
    $120 - $2,800

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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Things to Consider Before You Install or Rough In Electrical in an Addition or Remodel:

What kind of location is this?

    What best describes your electrical project?

      Which types of electrical devices will you need wired?

      • Switches (standard)
      • Wall outlets
      • Floor outlets
      • Dedicated circuits
      • Surge protection
      • Doorbell
      • Telephone/modem line
      • Lightning protection
      • Specialty lighting
      • Ceiling fixtures/fans
      • Attic/Whole house fans
      • Spa
      • Other

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      Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      • Project Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Date: 06/16/23
        Location: Home/Residence
        Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
      • Project Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Date: 06/16/23
        Electrical Devices: Other
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Location: Home/Residence
        Comment: We are installing a water jet cutter and need about 200ft of 300 watt wiring to wrap the building in order to power the water jet. New panel will need to be installed as well. Please contact 9545662551.
      • Project Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Date: 06/10/23
        Location: Home/Residence
        Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
      • Project Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Date: 06/07/23
        Location: Business
        Historical Work: No
        Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Comment: We are installing a water jet cutter and need about 200ft of 300 watt wiring to wrap the building in order to power the water jet. New panel will need to be installed as well.
      • Project Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Date: 06/05/23
        Location: Home/Residence
        Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
        Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Electrical Devices: Surge protection
        Comment: Have hardware in mind. Want to install a complete surge protector system
      • Project Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Date: 06/01/23
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Location: Business
        Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
        Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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