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    Finch Home Solutions, LLC Logo
    Shakopee, MN·

    Electrical

    "Cody has worked on two of our houses. Heâ  s professional and dependable. He will talk you through his process and explain in a way you can easily understand. Heâ  s fast, efficient and you can trust his design input! Bonus! Your dogs will love him; and heâ  ll love them right back! Cody is highly recommended by us!"

    Jessica C. in July 2021

    KE
    Shakopee, MN·

    "Ryan and Seth were wonderful! They were friendly and clean and I felt very heard and seen. They explained the job to me and showed me what to expect and they delivered! I was very happy and will definitely hire them again!"

    Tonja L. in December 2023

    Randy's Electric Logo
    Brooklyn Park, MN·

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

    "What is very important to me and my husband is not only the quality of work but someone who knows the electrical codes and does not try and cut corners. We've hired people who work on the side and it doesn't always work out well. I will definitely all Randy's Electric again, which I have to because I bought the wrong light fixture and now I have to have them come back out and switch. But now I have an electrician/company that I can count on."

    Kim W. in February 2020

    CE
    Roseville, MN·

    "Paulâ s been a life saver for me on so many projects! Heâ s super friendly and has this knack for understanding exactly what I want. Plus, heâ s really creative and always finds budget-friendly solutions. I must add, I donâ t know how I ever lived without my under-cabinet lighting! I canâ t recommend him enough!"

    Jennifer G. in April 2024

    Mister Sparky of Minneapolis Logo
    Eden Prairie, MN·

    Electrical

    "Customer service and workmanship was impeccable. Stan is the man! I would highly recommend Mr. Sparky."

    James B. in March 2024

    Blitz Electric, LLC Logo
    Owatonna, MN·

    Additions, Service calls, Panel upgrades

    "Personable, quick, and very affordable!"

    Joliann C. in December 2023

    Engstrom Electrical Contracting, Inc. Logo
    Montgomery, MN·

    "Very friendly during estimate and very professional. My whole house was rewired and Zach and his team were on time every day, cleaned their mess at the end of their day to near spotless, always friendly and went above and beyond the call of duty 100%. Anyone with ANY electrical needs should call Eric at Engstrom electrical! Very satisfied with the work! Thank you!"

    Kayla N. in July 2024

    ME
    Minneapolis, MN·

    Panel Upgrade, Switches & Fixture Replacement & Repair

    "Really responsive - came out to give me an estimate within 48 hours. I was impressed at the quality of the work done. Also, the worker (Nick) was really respectful of my house. He took off his shoes and followed through with giving me a estimate within 24 hours. Overall, I was really happy with the work. I would recommend this company to friends/family and I plan to use them for future work also."

    Beth M. in December 2019

    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

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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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Things to Consider Before You Hire Someone To Install a Light or Chandelier:

What services do you need?

  • Install new fixture
  • Replace old fixture
  • Move existing fixture

What electrical fixtures are included in this project?

  • Switches
  • Interior - ceiling
  • Interior - wall
  • Exterior lights
  • Other fixtures

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