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    Viva Electric Enterprises, LLC Logo

    In business since 2017

    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    About us: "Viva Electric, LLC has become a staple of professionalism and quality work electrical work for years. With many years of experience, there is no job too small or too complex for our crew. Call today to schedule an appointment!"

    KNS Electrical Logo
    Broadway, NC·

    Generator Sells, Electrician, Telecommunications

    "Very responsive to any and all questions."

    Brian E. in October 2020

    BE
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical Wiring, Electrical Installs

    "Very personable. Very professional, honest and straightforward. Ended up costing us less than their estimate since they finished in less time. Not many companies do that. We highly recommend!"

    Bud B. in December 2017

    AND-Then Electric, LLC Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electric

    "Very reliable, responsible and honest, provided good pricing."

    Jorge X. in April 2023

    Joseph Thomas Russotto Logo
    Clayton, NC·

    Electrical service, troubleshooting, above ground pools, hot tubs, Home Improvement

    "Prompt courteous and professional."

    Jeremy O. in June 2023

    Right Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Outlets, Lights, Switches, Wiring, Panel Upgrades , and 2 more

    "Truly a great experience. Merc was very knowlegdable and professional. I will definitely hire them in the future."

    Joseph M. in December 2022

    JH
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "He was very conscientous and did the work quickly."

    Stephen P. in December 2022

    FlexElectric LLC Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical Panel Repairs, Electrical outlets, fixtures, and switches

    "Chad did a fantastic job with her electrical installation"

    April M. in November 2021

    Harris Electrical Contractors, LLC Logo
    Cary, NC·

    Trubleshooting, Wiring, Electrical , and 2 more

    "Brandon came out to replace two receptacles that stopped working. He diagnosed the problem quickly and was very professional. I will definitely use him again."

    Meg V. in March 2023

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

  • Raleigh, North Carolina Average
    $1,098
  • Typical Range
    $569 - $1,701
  • Low End - High End
    $250 - $2,900

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 Raleigh, NC

      • NewProject Location: Raleigh, NC
        Date: 05/26/23
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Location: Home/Residence
        Comment: I am seeking assistance for electrical for remodel.
      • Project Location: Raleigh, NC
        Date: 05/17/23
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Location: Home/Residence
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
        Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
      • Project Location: Raleigh, NC
        Date: 05/17/23
        Electrical Devices: Switches (standard)
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Location: Home/Residence
        Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Install Electrical for a Home Addition or Remodel - Just looking to have estimated in case that i decide to do this project
      • Project Location: Raleigh, NC
        Date: 05/03/23
        Location: Home/Residence
        Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
        Request Stage: Ready to Hire
        Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
        Electrical Devices: Dedicated circuits
        Electrical Devices: Switches (standard)
        Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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