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    Finch Home Solutions, LLC Logo
    Shakopee, MN·

    Electrical

    "Excellent communication, knowledgeable, friendly and professional On initial visit not only did Cody provide us with different options with thorough easy to understand explanations, he brought to our attention a situation that would need addressing when we sold our home in the near future that would have been caught by a home inspection. We were able to include that in the job Even with some appointment timing glitches, we were always kept informed by phone and text message. As consumers we were never in the dark. We always knew what was going on. Work was completed as promised with no hidden charges and everything worked perfectly first time around. Would highly recommend. We will use Finch Home Solutions again!"

    Mike P. in December 2021

    KE
    Shakopee, MN·

    "Needed a dimmer switch installed in a double light switch. Tried to provide the dimmer switch but was unsure about the right one but that was unnecessary as the electrician brought one with him. Quick installation and pleasant to work with."

    linda F. in November 2023

    Randy's Electric Logo
    Brooklyn Park, MN·

    Generators, Outdoor Lighting, Switches/Outlets/Fixtures , and 2 more

    "Does a great job and super knowledgeable about older homes. Highly recommend!"

    Sara L. in December 2023

    CE
    Roseville, MN·

    "Paul was great, low key, efficient , flexible"

    Jim S. in May 2024

    Mister Sparky of Minneapolis Logo
    Eden Prairie, MN·

    Electrical

    "Very professional, on time. Will use them again"

    Parvaneh N. in October 2023

    Blitz Electric, LLC Logo
    Owatonna, MN·

    Additions, Service calls, Panel upgrades

    "Personable, quick, and very affordable!"

    Joliann C. in December 2023

    Plugz Electric Co. Logo
    Forest Lake, MN·

    Service Upgrades, Panel replacement, Electrical , and 2 more

    "They were professional, on time and fairly priced."

    Janelle X. in November 2021

    ME
    Minneapolis, MN·

    Panel Upgrade, Switches & Fixture Replacement & Repair

    "So very impressed by Nick and the guys. So professional, quiet and accomplished in their field. We felt very comfortable having them in our home. Job well done!!!"

    Diane K. in October 2019

    Air Mechanical Inc. Logo
    Andover, MN·

    ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, HVAC

    "These folks replaced my furnace and installed a central air conditioning system at the same time. The intial contact, work estimate, and scheduling was easy for me to do and the manner in which I was treated was first class professional and very courteous. The crew who did the work (Brant B., Brad, Melissa) was top notch, worked diligently, produced a high quality installation, and completed the work in seven hours. It was an amazingly good experience for me and I high recommend Air Mechanical!"

    Thomas D. in November 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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  • Install new fixture
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