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    Andrathon Electrical, LLC Logo
    Tacoma, WA·

    Electrical

    "Andrey And his crew have worked on both my primary home and rents home for various electrical projects. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and is always responsive. I feel he is very honest and trustworthy when giving his advise. I would highly recommend him as he is a pleasure to work with."

    Amy W. in December 2020

    Miller's Electrical Logo
    Lacey, WA·

    Panel Upgrades, Electrical Wiring, Electrical for New Construction

    "Super courteous and professional and explained the details and any concerns regarding the job. Did pre job prep to ensure preclude any damage to surrounding home fixtures. Post job was excellent with clean up and work area check. I am very pleased with the workmanship and the final product installation. Will utilize this business for any possible future projects."

    David P. in December 2018

    PH
    Puyallup, WA·

    Service Calls, Remodeling, New Construction , and 2 more

    "Fast and efficient... need to clean up a little better but excellent other than that"

    Barbara S. in July 2020

    IE
    Tenino, WA·

    panel upgrades

    "My project needed to be done quickly and they came within 24 hours of being contacted. They arrived on time, discovered the issue quickly and resolved it the same day. They were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I will use them again if a need arises."

    Laurie S. in November 2023

    SE
    Puyallup, WA·

    Electrical, New Construction, Panel upgrade

    "Very professional and knowledgeable. Did an awesome job."

    Michelle W. in January 2024

    Aqualine Plumbing, Electrical and Heating Logo
    Tukwila, WA·

    Plumbing, Electrical, Hvac , and 5 more

    "Thy was really professional and they give advices of my fireplace. They was on time. I'm really happy with this service"

    Laurie W. in December 2023

    First Choice Electrical, LLC Logo
    Federal Way, WA·

    Electrical, Solar, Generators

    "Jonathan came over right on time and started working right away to move my light fixture. John was professional and courteous. John worked around a few unseen problems that came up and was able to move the fixture without having to punch unnecessary holes in the ceiling. I'm very happy with the results and will call upon First Choice Electrical again in the future."

    Danny H. in December 2018

    PE

    "Very professional local electrician who outfitted my garage with an EV charging outlet in short order time. Great rate and would unequivocally recommend his service to everyone!"

    Larry F. in September 2023

    Smart Climate HVAC Logo
    Port Orchard, WA·

    HVAC, HVAC, Electrical Diagnosis, Electrical Panel Replacement & Upgrade

    "Dennis was awesome!!! I've ben remodeling my house and needed to add lights for my kitchen and living room as well as dedicated circuit for my stove. Denis gave great advice on where to put the ceiling lights to get the best results he was very professional and I'll definitely be calling him again for future projects"

    David C. in November 2023

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

  • Tacoma, Washington Average
    $1,692
  • Typical Range
    $872 - $2,524
  • Low End - High End
    $275 - $5,500

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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