Top 10 Electricians in Atlantic Beach, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Amp'd Electric
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
(50)
"Brandon was right on time. He was awesome. We had a difficult ceiling fan install. The original electrical box was not right. The slope of the ceiling made for more adjustments being needed. Through it all, Brandon completed this install and it looks and works great. Reasonably priced too!!!...Read more about Amp'd Electric
"Brandon was right on time. He was awesome. We had a difficult ceiling fan install. The original electrical box was not right. The slope of the ceiling made for more adjustments being needed. Through it all, Brandon completed this install and it looks and works great. Reasonably priced too!!!...Read more about Amp'd Electric
Porch Pro Headshot AmpTech LLC
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
(17)
AmpTech LLC is a quality-focused business serving the Morehead City, NC area. We are a licensed Electrician ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. We have over 3 years of experience to bring to you and your home.
AmpTech LLC is a quality-focused business serving the Morehead City, NC area. We are a licensed Electrician ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. We have over 3 years of experience to bring to you and your home.
Porch Pro Headshot Davies Contracting
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
(27)
Davies Contracting is a full-service general contractor in Newport, North Carolina, specializing in remodeling, new construction, and home inspection services. Backed by more than a decade of industry experience, we always get the job done right the first time. Quality You Can Depend on Owner John...Read more about Davies Contracting
Davies Contracting is a full-service general contractor in Newport, North Carolina, specializing in remodeling, new construction, and home inspection services. Backed by more than a decade of industry experience, we always get the job done right the first time. Quality You Can Depend on Owner John...Read more about Davies Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Safety Electric Co., LLC
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
(18)
"We bought a 12kw generator and contacted Scott Murrelle at Safety Electric to connect it to our house. In the end, we had to replace our old Federal Pacific electric panel and install a 50 amp plug for the generator. The total cost was about $2200 including the cost of rewiring our water heater wh...Read more about Safety Electric Co., LLC
"We bought a 12kw generator and contacted Scott Murrelle at Safety Electric to connect it to our house. In the end, we had to replace our old Federal Pacific electric panel and install a 50 amp plug for the generator. The total cost was about $2200 including the cost of rewiring our water heater wh...Read more about Safety Electric Co., LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Bogue Banks Electric
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
Based out of Atlantic Beach, Bogue Banks Electric is an electrical contractor. They have been providing subpanel installation, electrical wiring, outlet installation and other services for 9 years. In February of 2008, Bogue Banks Electric did a swimming pool project using a permit acquired from the...Read more about Bogue Banks Electric
Based out of Atlantic Beach, Bogue Banks Electric is an electrical contractor. They have been providing subpanel installation, electrical wiring, outlet installation and other services for 9 years. In February of 2008, Bogue Banks Electric did a swimming pool project using a permit acquired from the...Read more about Bogue Banks Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Crystal Coast Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
(18)
Electrical contracting in eastern NC. We serve Carteret and surrounding counties. Our services include commercial and residential electric installation and repair, as well as alarm systems installation and service. We are licensed and insured and ready to work with you on your project. Visit our WE...Read more about Crystal Coast Electric Inc
Electrical contracting in eastern NC. We serve Carteret and surrounding counties. Our services include commercial and residential electric installation and repair, as well as alarm systems installation and service. We are licensed and insured and ready to work with you on your project. Visit our WE...Read more about Crystal Coast Electric Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Shoreline Construction
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
(3)
Customer service is our number one priority. We are dedicated to exceeding our customers needs with quality and professional service.
Customer service is our number one priority. We are dedicated to exceeding our customers needs with quality and professional service.
Porch Pro Headshot MC Home Services
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
(9)
Smaller company that can pay attention to detail, respects clients time and money and is reliable and affordable.
Smaller company that can pay attention to detail, respects clients time and money and is reliable and affordable.
Porch Pro Headshot David Wellspeak Electrical
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
All electrical installations. Swimming Pools, docks, renovations, generators, and security systems.
All electrical installations. Swimming Pools, docks, renovations, generators, and security systems.
Porch Pro Headshot 24/7 Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
24/7 Electric, Inc. offers electrical services to the Emerald Isle area. Call us today!
24/7 Electric, Inc. offers electrical services to the Emerald Isle area. Call us today!

Frequently asked questions about electricians

An electrician repairs, designs, installs, and maintains electrical systems. There are different types of electricians to choose from, like those who specialize in residential electrical or those who work outdoors. Residential electricians work inside the home to solve wiring problems or do installs. Electricians who work outdoors focus more on the construction of buildings and the systems needed for those projects. Quality electricians tend to be critical thinkers.

Electrical contractors are responsible for planning electrical systems in new buildings, including outlets, lighting fixtures, and ventilation. They install wiring, lighting, and electrical systems according to the municipal code. This also includes installing hangers and brackets to support electrical systems. They read and interpret blueprints and circuit diagrams. They perform maintenance and inspections of these systems. Electricians also repair or upgrade faulty systems, including removing the faults.

Electricians need to go through a trades program specializing in the field. It takes over 2,000 hours, or four years, of hands-on experience in most states before an electrician is licensed and able to work independently. This number can increase for journeymen electricians or if the electrician wants to work on commercial projects. Some states require these tradesmen to pass an exam or receive certification. Beyond acquiring a license, electricians also need to have insurance. This protects the electrician’s equipment, tools and vehicles, and also insures them if something goes wrong.

When you think, “I don’t know any electricians near me,” don’t worry — Porch has you covered. All you need to provide is your ZIP code, contact details, and a description of the project involved, and Porch will match you with a qualified professional. They vet the contractors for you, so you can spend your time where it’s needed most.When you search for an electrician, it’s important to know what the job costs on average before contacting someone. From there, a simple Google search will give you the necessary information, but be sure to read reviews on the contractor before hiring anyone. You can sort reviews by the most recent first and see what people have been saying. A great contractor will have a high number of reviews, and maintain an average of 4.5 stars. Always ask the electrician about their licenses, how they bill, their estimated turnaround time, and whether they specialize in a specific type of job.Before you bring on a profession, check your appliances on other outlets to rule out faulty machines, and double-check that the breakers are on. The most common reasons to hire electricians are flickering lighting or faulty light switches (or if either of the two buzzes when activated). The circuit breaker could have an arc fault or trip whenever a specific appliance runs. Some circuit breakers are outdated, or the wires weren’t designed for the amount of power running through them. Hiring an electrical contractor is a great idea if you have an abnormally high electric bill or want more outlets in the home. A contractor will help you plan the best places for new outlets in the most efficient way possible.

An electrician generally costs between $60 to $100 per hour. The cost of an electrician will depend greatly upon the job, where you live, and what type of professional you hire. Higher costs of living and greater licensing fees also drive the price up. All that said, electrical work can be dangerous. A professional knows how to do the job safely, and they’re up to date on rules and regulations. There are several instances where an electrician may be needed. Common jobs are creating new outlets or light switches, installing phone lines and basic light fixtures, upgrading breakers and electrical circuits, fixing the wiring, installing a home generator, or even automating the home.

On average, a new light switch costs $125, and basic light fixtures cost between $80 to $200. Outlet installations can range from $200 to $750, while breakers and electrical panel installations range from $100 to $1,500. Adding a new phone line costs roughly $700, and recessed lighting costs roughly $800. Upgrading your electrical circuit can cost between $1,300 to $3,000, and installing new wiring can be anywhere from $1,200 to $18,000. Automating your home could cost between $5,000 to $9,000 while installing a generator costs around $2,000 to $10,000.

Some of these prices vary so wildly because no two homes are alike. An outlet that requires running wires through various rooms will cost more than a house where the wiring is simple and accessible. Old homes are harder to work with, and their electrical systems can be outdated. When you get a quote from a professional, be sure to ask him the reasons for the pricing. Materials cost more depending on where you live, which affects prices.

A switched outlet is a power outlet turned on or off via a switch. A variation of this is a half-hot outlet, or a duplex outlet, where the top plug is always ready to provide electricity, whereas the bottom plug doesn’t provide electricity unless you flip a switch. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet can’t accomplish half-hot — it must be fully active or only run via a switch.

Before you do anything, turn the power off. If you’re modifying an existing outlet that’s more than a few years old, you might want to replace the outlet. Your outlet needs to match the amperage of your breaker. If your breaker puts out 20 amps, your outlet needs to be capable of handling exactly that. To prep the switch outlet, you’ll need to take the faceplate off and break the tab connecting the two brass screw-plates. Don’t break the one connecting the two silver screws.

In a nutshell, your hot and neutral wires (black and white, respectively) will both go to the switch. You’ll run a 14-3 wire from the box to the switch. You’ll need to pigtail the hotline and cap them with a marrette. Connect the pigtail and the remaining black wire to the outlet. Connect the neutral wire to the silver terminal on the other side. Each line has a copper line, which needs to be grounded to the grounding screw. Electrical work needs to be done correctly to work safely. If you’re uncertain about what you are doing, we highly recommend hiring an electrician. Electricity can cause a lot of damage if done incorrectly, and what seems like a simple task is often best left to professionals.

Outlet installations can cost, on average, $300. This price can be lower or significantly higher, depending on the job, location, and special features you need. Most of this cost goes to labor and ensures the job is done safely. A GFCI outlet will cost more to install, as materials are more expensive and more labor is involved.

Most outlets are generally cheap in terms of materials. A standard 120V outlet can be purchased for $4.00 on average. 2-Prong, 3-Prong, and higher voltage outlets (220V, 240V, 250V) range between $5.00 to $20.00 on the high end. A GFCI outlet, on average, is close to $20. Floor and smart outlets are more versatile, costing an average of $40.

If you want your electrician to replace the outlets, you expect a charge of around $55 per hour — but a skilled local electrician could replace as many as twelve outlets in a single hour. Installing new outlets takes up to two hours, depending on the location. Remember that you’ll also pay for the materials and wiring for new outlets, so these jobs cost roughly $150 to $225 per installation.

Many factors alter your costs. If your existing wiring is up to code and already in place, this will lower your costs. On the flip side, your costs will increase if your outlet is in a difficult location or needs more wiring, your costs will increase. If you need outlets to run large appliances, such as a dryer, or installing GFCI outlets, you’ll have a higher cost due to the expensive materials and the job’s complexity. Electricity is hazardous, and a professional is licensed and insured for the job. Beyond simply switching plate covers, it’s a good idea to hire an electrician.

The easy answer is yes, you can do some basic residential electrical work without a license. This answer varies state by state, so double-check regulations where you live. You can replace outlets, light switches, and even light fixtures. Regular switches are easy to replace with dimmer switches, and light fixtures are simple enough to replace with a ceiling fan. Other simple repairs include replacing a fuse or breaker inside an electrical panel. You can replace bathroom fans, hardwired smoke detectors, and appliances or install low-voltage outdoor lighting on your own.

Remember to cut the power before doing any electrical work. Most of these jobs require basic tools. For simple replacements, you can wire the new outlets or switches just as the old ones were. If you’re upgrading them, be certain to read and follow the directions. Replacing fuses and smoke detectors are quick and easy jobs, but replacing a breaker in your electrical panel is more complicated. Be cautious if you need to do this, as it’s often a sign of something wrong in the electrical system. It may be more efficient and effective in the long run to bring in a professional if there are underlying problems.

Not all residential electrical jobs can be done unlicensed. You’ll need a license if you want to upgrade or relocate your panel or upgrade to a 200 amp service. This is also true if you’re adding a new breaker or circuit or running new wiring for an outlet or switch. If you need to add a subpanel, you’ll also need to be licensed. For most electrical work, it’s imperative to stick with a professional if you’re uncomfortable or don’t understand the work. Electricity is dangerous, and you want to prioritize your health, your family’s health, and your home’s safety. Your local electricians will ensure the job is done correctly, which is worth every penny for the peace of mind.

Recent reviews for Atlantic Beach Electricians

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I can’t say enough good things about Matt with Colvin Electrical Services. I have a beach house that needed many small repairs. It has been impossible to find someone willing to do the job. I am happy to report that you can count on Colvin Electrical Serv...

- Susan Wadsworth
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Lightning fast response time, very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions and explain things, very professional and fast work. Couldn't be happier. Thank you!

- Matthew Catterton
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Matt came out last minute when another electrician left me hanging. Is work is excellent and he was on-time and courteous. I highly recommend using Colvin!

- Joe Szmaja
209866

Matt was great. Showed up right away, diagnosed the problems with my lights and outlets, and returned the next day to take care of everything. Fast and professional. Couldn't have asked for better service. Highly recommend.

- scott smith
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We had an issue with our irrigation system that needed attention. Matthew was quick to respond, willing to accommodate us, careful to coordinate with the other professional on the small project and there when he said he'd be there. The work was high quali...

- Larry Hudspeth
210901

Matt was able to come out quickly to look over the job and give me an estimate. Once we got all the necessary parts together, we were able to arrange a time to come out and get the job done. Thanks again.

- Kyle Elling
273586

Absolutely great experience! Awesome guy, fair prices, and will definitely hire in the future.

- Tim Davis
276031

Matt at Colvin Electric Services promptly came out to the house, saw what was needed, and emailed us a very fair estimate. He did a very professional and neat job. I would highly recommend Matt for any electrical project.

- Terry Rosenfelder
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I'm writing this survey to Porch.com in reference to the work that was performed today at my home @ 7403 Haven Way, Wilmington NC 28411 Colvin Electric did the work of installing my generator to my electrical panel . Very nice work, and very knowledgeab...

- Linda Oxendine
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Brandon was very efficient and professional. I had confidence in the quality of his work, as he obviously was well versed at his profession and very attentive to detail. He made adjustments to the job at our request as things progressed and did so very ...

- Sandra Kellum
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The quality of work was good, and the job looks nice. The reason for three stars is the fact that at $100 an hour (which Brandon did reduce to $90) I expected a level of service and professionalism I did not receive. I was told the job would take three (8...

- Gary Estes
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Amp'd Electric's professional knowledge, technical skills, and abilities are exceptional. They have great organized customer service and provided fantastic electrical high quality services and installation at my home.

- Waymon Gardner

Everything You Need to Know About Atlantic Beach Electricians

Who should I hire if I need Electrical Services in Atlantic Beach?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Atlantic Beach ready to help you with your electrical services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top Electricians on Porch:

    Can I browse unscreened Electricians in Atlantic Beach?

    We do our best to screen all of our electricians. However, there are still some electrician professionals in Atlantic Beach that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Atlantic Beach or NC. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering electrical services:

    • Walker's Lighting Svc:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
    • AmpTech LLC:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
    • Amp'd Electric:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

    Will Electrical Services work in Atlantic Beach require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

    Whether you’re electrician job is in Atlantic Beach or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring electricians. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the electrician performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the electrical services folks that everything is in order.

    All Electricians in Atlantic Beach, NC

    Porch Pro Headshot Genco Electric,LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
    Genco Electric,LLC is an electrical contracting company with a very diverse background and a long list of satisfied customers. We do not employ inexperienced construction workers, only true journeymen with an outstanding work ethic. Some of the jobs that we completed include residential wiring, w...Read more about Genco Electric,LLC
    Genco Electric,LLC is an electrical contracting company with a very diverse background and a long list of satisfied customers. We do not employ inexperienced construction workers, only true journeymen with an outstanding work ethic. Some of the jobs that we completed include residential wiring, w...Read more about Genco Electric,LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Kristian E Hawkinson,  Inc
    Electricians
    Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
    General and Electrical Contractor
    General and Electrical Contractor
    Porch Pro Headshot Fulcher Electrial Services
    Electricians
    Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
    In business for over 30 years still family owned and operated.
    In business for over 30 years still family owned and operated.
    Porch Pro Headshot Crawl Life
    Electricians
    Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
    Porch Pro Headshot Morrison"s Handyman Service
    Electricians
    Serves Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

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