Top 10 Electricians in Barrington, IL

Porch Pro Headshot B & N Electric  Inc.
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
"B&N is very knowledgeable in field of electrical in Commercial and residential Services . B&N is very understanding of my situation and resolved the problem on the spot I am very satisfied with there service. I would recommend B&N electric company to my friends and family on future projects."
"B&N is very knowledgeable in field of electrical in Commercial and residential Services . B&N is very understanding of my situation and resolved the problem on the spot I am very satisfied with there service. I would recommend B&N electric company to my friends and family on future projects."
Porch Pro Headshot Blazer Electric Co
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(350)
We are a full-service electrical contractor in Northbrook, Glenview, Wilmette Winnetka along with Chicago and the entire Northern Illinois area. We provide Main Service repairs & upgrades and install Recessed Cans and Ceiling Fans. With over 20 years of experience we have expertise to trouble-shoot ...Read more about Blazer Electric Co
We are a full-service electrical contractor in Northbrook, Glenview, Wilmette Winnetka along with Chicago and the entire Northern Illinois area. We provide Main Service repairs & upgrades and install Recessed Cans and Ceiling Fans. With over 20 years of experience we have expertise to trouble-shoot ...Read more about Blazer Electric Co
Porch Pro Headshot Buchan Consulting LLC
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(165)
"Buchan Consulting did a great job with installation of my home network, including new WiFi that actually works throughout the house, and clean up of miles and years of cabling mess, Gabe labeled everything so we actually know where everything goes - highly recommend!!!"
"Buchan Consulting did a great job with installation of my home network, including new WiFi that actually works throughout the house, and clean up of miles and years of cabling mess, Gabe labeled everything so we actually know where everything goes - highly recommend!!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Beyda Electric
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
LICENSED, and with 19 years of experience, I do residential and light commercial electrical work with panels and breakers, lighting and fixtures, as well as conduit, wiring, installing fittings and devices, and finishing trim.
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LICENSED, and with 19 years of experience, I do residential and light commercial electrical work with panels and breakers, lighting and fixtures, as well as conduit, wiring, installing fittings and devices, and finishing trim.
Porch Pro Headshot Bates Electric
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(91)
We have full capabilities for residential, commercial, and industrial electrical services. Our electricians offer service in several areas of expertise, including design and build, restorative electrical service, burglar alarms, security control equipment, generators, home networking, communications...Read more about Bates Electric
We have full capabilities for residential, commercial, and industrial electrical services. Our electricians offer service in several areas of expertise, including design and build, restorative electrical service, burglar alarms, security control equipment, generators, home networking, communications...Read more about Bates Electric
Porch Pro Headshot AML ELECTRIC & COMMUNICATIONS
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(51)
"Excellent - Rick & Sean at AML were informative, helpful, and did a lot of work to save my new business money. They were always on time & worked hard to make sure we were aware of options and trained each employee how to use their phones and features. I'd highly recommend AML for their high quality...Read more about AML ELECTRIC & COMMUNICATIONS
"Excellent - Rick & Sean at AML were informative, helpful, and did a lot of work to save my new business money. They were always on time & worked hard to make sure we were aware of options and trained each employee how to use their phones and features. I'd highly recommend AML for their high quality...Read more about AML ELECTRIC & COMMUNICATIONS
Porch Pro Headshot Vons Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(34)
"What great experiences I have had with Vons Electric! They are wonderful to work with. All my questions were answered promptly. My expectations were exceeded by the quality of the finished product and services that were provided.They delivered as promised!"
"What great experiences I have had with Vons Electric! They are wonderful to work with. All my questions were answered promptly. My expectations were exceeded by the quality of the finished product and services that were provided.They delivered as promised!"
Porch Pro Headshot Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(24)
"Prompt, productive, professional, personable and all around good guys. Email and phone communication is great compared to other companies I've used in the past. Needed a few smaller jobs done around the house. Also had them demo and haul away some old planters I've wanted gone for years now. Would ...Read more about Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
"Prompt, productive, professional, personable and all around good guys. Email and phone communication is great compared to other companies I've used in the past. Needed a few smaller jobs done around the house. Also had them demo and haul away some old planters I've wanted gone for years now. Would ...Read more about Bisaillon Brothers Handyman and Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot All Suburban Electric
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(21)
"Nice turn around and over all response time starting with the first estimate appointment, the estimating itself, and the project from start to completion. We were more than pleased with their level of service."
"Nice turn around and over all response time starting with the first estimate appointment, the estimating itself, and the project from start to completion. We were more than pleased with their level of service."
Porch Pro Headshot Prolite Electric Services Inc
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(9)
Prolite Electric is a fully licensed and insured electrical contractor. Jack Stark with his 35+ years of electrical field experience owns and operates the Streamwood, IL. electical contracting company offering • Outstanding Workmanship • Exceptional Service • Experienced Electricians • All Work is...Read more about Prolite Electric Services Inc
Prolite Electric is a fully licensed and insured electrical contractor. Jack Stark with his 35+ years of electrical field experience owns and operates the Streamwood, IL. electical contracting company offering • Outstanding Workmanship • Exceptional Service • Experienced Electricians • All Work is...Read more about Prolite Electric Services Inc

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 Barrington Electricians

88019

The Guy is the Best, Can Fix Anything.

- Dennis Kent
18016

Reliable, on time, efficient, customer service, high quality, upfront pricing. We rehab 40+ homes a year and our biggest problem is getting contractors to stick to their proposals. We have never had an issue with EMT changing pricing on us. If quality ...

- Ryan Siebert
18029

excellent service, very professional highly recommended !!!!

- Marzena Krystian Kaczmarek
18011

Good workers, on time and know what they are doing.

- Joseph Corcoran
18058

These guys come highly recommended. They are clean, quick, and professional. Their pricing is far better than most and their service is second to none. You can't go wrong using EMT Electrical Co. with your next residential or commercial project.

- Jonathan Hollifield
17999

Knowledgeable and efficient.

- Lily Dietrich
62610

Very professional GREAT FAST WORK! Took down old ceiling fan put new one then changed electric switch in living room. Great service great price! This is a 10 STAR company!

- Charles Nehring
72284

Horrible company. Do not even consider working with Peter. Let me tell you why. First, scheduled him to come out on Monday. Sunday night he texts and says sorry he can't come because on Monday now because he is an on-call emergency service for Foot Locke...

- Rosemary Dawn
546416

Wonderful company!!

- John Rawlings
38604

If, you are looking for an honest quality service provider, just call Jack. He was on time. He was totally knowledgeable. He was not overpriced like most who service our area. He was responsive and his team were all terrific to work with. I could not reco...

- Wayne Carr
354781

We were quoted $69 for a diagnostic visit. Problem with stairways lighting and in the front yard. Ended up being charged $250. Instead of fixing the problem with the front yard lighting, Electric Work Force recommended that we replace it! We were give...

- Jim Kline
157584

Very Proffessional work manner. Gave lots of recommendations and input from previous projects. Very satisfied with job.

- Jodie Sims

Everything You Need to Know About Barrington Electricians

My Electrical Services project in Barrington is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Barrington is about $159.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Electrician work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Electrician you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

Who are the best Electricians in Barrington?

We've found 100 electrician providers that are available to you in Barrington.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some electrician professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your electrical services work than others. Talk to multiple electricians before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for electrical services work in Barrington, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • EMT Electrical Company
    • Average Electricians project cost: $159.00
    • Location: Barrington
  • Amber Electrical Construction Inc.
    • Average Electricians project cost: $159.00
    • Location: Barrington
  • Fox Valley Electric & Lighting Maintenance, Inc.
    • Average Electricians project cost: $159.00
    • Location: Barrington

I’m searching for Electricians servicing my zip code in Barrington.

Many electricians provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Barrington. Browse through a sample of the Electricians in Barrington below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful electrical services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Sige Electric:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60631 and 60714
  • VIP Tech Electric, Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60116
  • PCS ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60712, 60035 and 60106

If you weren't able to find the right electrician company that services your Barrington zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Barrington.

All Electricians in Barrington, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Acer Construction, LLC.
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(6)
"Ben came out very quickly to work on our project, he even waited out the rain and continued working as soon as it stopped. He worked into the night to get the work done, until he couldn’t see anymore, then he returned the next morning. His prices are very good and he does what he can to save you mo...Read more about Acer Construction, LLC.
"Ben came out very quickly to work on our project, he even waited out the rain and continued working as soon as it stopped. He worked into the night to get the work done, until he couldn’t see anymore, then he returned the next morning. His prices are very good and he does what he can to save you mo...Read more about Acer Construction, LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Electric Work Force
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(47)
A rating in the BBB license bonded and insured
A rating in the BBB license bonded and insured
Porch Pro Headshot PCS ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(3)
PCS Electrical Construction, based in Lake Zurich, is an electrical contractor that provides fan installation, new home wiring and more.
PCS Electrical Construction, based in Lake Zurich, is an electrical contractor that provides fan installation, new home wiring and more.
Porch Pro Headshot VIP Tech Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(6)
We can handle any and all your electrical needs. Commercial and residential, we do service calls, new construction, repairs, additions, and emergency 24/7 service. No job is too big or too small. Call us today for a free quote!
We can handle any and all your electrical needs. Commercial and residential, we do service calls, new construction, repairs, additions, and emergency 24/7 service. No job is too big or too small. Call us today for a free quote!
Porch Pro Headshot A & R Electric Svc Inc
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
A full service electrical contractor. We specialize in home and commercial standby generators, new and remodel electrical work. We are a veteran own company. We pride ourselves on quality and affordable work. Contact us for any and all your electrical work. References available upon r...Read more about A & R Electric Svc Inc
A full service electrical contractor. We specialize in home and commercial standby generators, new and remodel electrical work. We are a veteran own company. We pride ourselves on quality and affordable work. Contact us for any and all your electrical work. References available upon r...Read more about A & R Electric Svc Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Swiss Electrical
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
Service 120/208/240/480 Comercial Industrial Residential, New constitution,Remadeliing ,violations problems ,Internet ,network cat6 Comercial and residential,Coax RG, entry control,intercoms,cameras systems Comercial and Residential,telephone systems Comercial, Electrical motor systems installatio...Read more about Swiss Electrical
Service 120/208/240/480 Comercial Industrial Residential, New constitution,Remadeliing ,violations problems ,Internet ,network cat6 Comercial and residential,Coax RG, entry control,intercoms,cameras systems Comercial and Residential,telephone systems Comercial, Electrical motor systems installatio...Read more about Swiss Electrical
Porch Pro Headshot acme  heating and cooling
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
we do hvac ductwork= central air conditioners boilers waters heaters = plumbing electrical remodeling siding windows we sell trane carrier bryant lennox amana miller mobile homes furnaces rheem ruud weatherking amana fridgedaire kelvinator hile allied roof top units ibc inter...Read more about acme heating and cooling
we do hvac ductwork= central air conditioners boilers waters heaters = plumbing electrical remodeling siding windows we sell trane carrier bryant lennox amana miller mobile homes furnaces rheem ruud weatherking amana fridgedaire kelvinator hile allied roof top units ibc inter...Read more about acme heating and cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Lake Cook Electric
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot EMT  Electrical Company
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(6)
New construction , remodeling , generator backup system , panel upgrade , service upgrade .
New construction , remodeling , generator backup system , panel upgrade , service upgrade .
Porch Pro Headshot THE FIX!!!
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot PTN Mechanical Home Services
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Jose Handyman Services
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Signal Electric
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois
Signal Electric, based out of Racine, is an electrical contractor that provides interior lighting, subpanel installation and more.
Signal Electric, based out of Racine, is an electrical contractor that provides interior lighting, subpanel installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Ventura Electric Co Inc
Electricians
Serves Barrington, Illinois

Latest projects near Barrington

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Barrington 60010
Electrical Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Electrical
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
4,001-5,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection, Sewer cam inspection, Lead paint test, Mold test, Radon test
Deer Park 60010
Electrical Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Electrical
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Barrington 60010
Thermostat Replacement and Repair