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    OL

    In business since 2009

    About us: "We offer over 28 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as generator installs, wiring and panel upgrades, and a variety of other jobs. We take pride in our quality of work and our commitment to outstanding results. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    Element Electric, LLC Logo
    LakeVille, MN·

    Electrical

    "Great experience with the two man crew who came to my home for a pendant light fixture repair. Next day service. Careful, professional work done. Explained exactly what the issue was that they found. The price was $70 less than my other quote! Very pleased. Will definitely work with Element Electric again if I have issues."

    Lyn R. in August 2020

    Air Mechanical Inc. Logo

    In business since 2021

    Andover, MN·

    ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, HVAC

    About us: "Air Mechanical (AMi) is leading the charge in exceptional heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, duct cleaning, drain cleaning, smart home and water treatment systems. Residential and Commercial services are available throughout the Twin Cities metro area. In business for almost 40 years, we're dedicated to our mission of creating custom comfort - for the life of your home. We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet your needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer a professional manner. When you choose to partner with AMi, you're choosing a company that does things the right way, not the easy way."

    Leithauser Home Service, Inc. dba Shoreview Heating & Air Conditioning Logo

    Electrical, HVAC

    "Jason and Don really did an excellent job from start to finish, explaining everything they were doing to go, and giving me options so I knew exactly what I was paying for. Overall, good guys in general, and will be recommending them to anyone I can!"

    Marc M. in March 2023

    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

    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

    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

    Hyperion Electric, LLC Logo
    Shakopee, MN·

    Residential Electrical, Commercial Electrical

    "Kurt is awesome! Great communication throughout the process, and he made quick work of my small project. Thanks Hyperion Electric!"

    Adam M. in September 2021

    BE
    Burnsville, MN·

    Residential Electrical

    "Adam was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I had two fixtures that were blinking when I installed fluorescent bulbs. He discovered that each were on a dimmer switch. One was a ceiling light fan combination which should never be put on a dimmer. Poor workmanship before I bought the condo. He will be coming back to install exterior lighting. I would highly recommend him."

    Marilyn C. in November 2014

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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 kind of location is this?

    Is this an emergency?

      What services do you need?

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

      What electrical fixtures are included in this project?

      • Ceiling fan or chandelier
      • Track lighting
      • Recessed lights
      • Wall sconces
      • Under cabinet lighting
      • Ceiling lights
      • Can or pendant lights
      • Other fixtures

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