Top 10 Electricians in Campbell, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Maine Home Services
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(1,869)
Electrical and Plumbing Experts Serving San Jose and the Bay Area! Maine Home Services is a full-service electrical and plumbing company that offers a wide variety of home services. Founded in 2004 by a former technician, Scott Mamola, Maine began as a small company out of Livermore. Since then we ...Read more about Maine Home Services
Electrical and Plumbing Experts Serving San Jose and the Bay Area! Maine Home Services is a full-service electrical and plumbing company that offers a wide variety of home services. Founded in 2004 by a former technician, Scott Mamola, Maine began as a small company out of Livermore. Since then we ...Read more about Maine Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Willow Glen Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
We're an Electrical Contracting firm that specializes in Residential and Light Commercial service work. Having been in business since 1987, we have many years of experience to handle every job, small or large, with integrity and competence. We are proud to be an authorized Tesla EV charging circuit ...Read more about Willow Glen Electric
We're an Electrical Contracting firm that specializes in Residential and Light Commercial service work. Having been in business since 1987, we have many years of experience to handle every job, small or large, with integrity and competence. We are proud to be an authorized Tesla EV charging circuit ...Read more about Willow Glen Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Dalcon Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(725)
Porch Pro Headshot Alley Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(355)
Alley Electric has been in business since 2000. Family owned and operated. Specializes in all aspects of residential electrical wiring. Free estimates!
Alley Electric has been in business since 2000. Family owned and operated. Specializes in all aspects of residential electrical wiring. Free estimates!
Porch Pro Headshot Main Stream Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(135)
Main Stream Electric is your trusted electrician in the San Jose Bay Area! We bring a trusted reputation and up-front pricing. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. All our electrical contractors are have extensive knowledge and experience working on lighting, wiring, and all types of residentia...Read more about Main Stream Electric
Main Stream Electric is your trusted electrician in the San Jose Bay Area! We bring a trusted reputation and up-front pricing. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. All our electrical contractors are have extensive knowledge and experience working on lighting, wiring, and all types of residentia...Read more about Main Stream Electric
Porch Pro Headshot MDE Electric Company
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(20)
"Lloyd came to my home to help with my cable and internet wiring throughout my house. He is top notch in both customer service and technical knowledge. For my home being older with add-ons, I know that was not an easy task to do, but he would not leave until the job was done perfectly. Thanks f...Read more about MDE Electric Company
"Lloyd came to my home to help with my cable and internet wiring throughout my house. He is top notch in both customer service and technical knowledge. For my home being older with add-ons, I know that was not an easy task to do, but he would not leave until the job was done perfectly. Thanks f...Read more about MDE Electric Company
Porch Pro Headshot Erik Pettis Electrical Contractor
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(2)
Based in San Jose, Pettis Erik is an electrical contractor that was established in 2004. They offer circuit breaker installation, generator installation and more. The state of California has licensed Pettis Erik. They are insured and bonded.
Based in San Jose, Pettis Erik is an electrical contractor that was established in 2004. They offer circuit breaker installation, generator installation and more. The state of California has licensed Pettis Erik. They are insured and bonded.
Porch Pro Headshot JT Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(10)
"JT Electric has done both large high tech commercial construction projects with data centers, high end retail electrical work as well as basic electrical maintenance and modification projects for me for the last 14 or more years and there is nobody I trust more for my projects! Excellent service, ...Read more about JT Electric Inc.
"JT Electric has done both large high tech commercial construction projects with data centers, high end retail electrical work as well as basic electrical maintenance and modification projects for me for the last 14 or more years and there is nobody I trust more for my projects! Excellent service, ...Read more about JT Electric Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot IMM Development Inc.
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(7)
""i normally don't write reviews but this time i felt i have to, we Just finished working with imm development on a remodel of a kitchen and 2 bathrooms we super happy with the results. Meir and Asaf (his assistance) Both of them are professional, direct, and very responsive. They are extremely res...Read more about IMM Development Inc.
""i normally don't write reviews but this time i felt i have to, we Just finished working with imm development on a remodel of a kitchen and 2 bathrooms we super happy with the results. Meir and Asaf (his assistance) Both of them are professional, direct, and very responsive. They are extremely res...Read more about IMM Development Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot FAUSTO ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(51)
We offer friendly tips,on time service,and competitive quotes. -- A whole house fan will help keep your home well ventilated, without even using your AC, big $$ savings. -- Worried about your electric bill on the rise?, give us a call. We can offer many ideas to save energy. -- No nee...Read more about FAUSTO ELECTRIC
We offer friendly tips,on time service,and competitive quotes. -- A whole house fan will help keep your home well ventilated, without even using your AC, big $$ savings. -- Worried about your electric bill on the rise?, give us a call. We can offer many ideas to save energy. -- No nee...Read more about FAUSTO ELECTRIC

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 Campbell Electricians

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As an interior designer, I often work with Ray on my client's projects. Recently, Ray helped me completely re-wire my client's entire guest house. The final outcome was stunning... my client couldn't be happier! Ray and his team are professional, detai...

- Heather Hughes
55236

I wanted to change my lighting to LED, both to save electricity and reduce my bill. Ray came to examine the situation and then researched and ordered the correct LEDs for the job. He came back several times to install the bulbs in my very high ceilings an...

- Pamela Smith
59514

Ray Bain was referred by my lighting designer a year or more ago. Ray ordered, installed, and did the troubleshooting on a project to replace all of the 125 bulbs in my home with LEDs. This included replacing the under-cabinet fixtures to LED fixtures in...

- Roger Potash
55624

Knows his stuff, takes care of things above and beyond the call of duty. I've had him do many jobs large and small, and they're always done right. Honest and trustworthy.

- Mike Craig
55644

Ray is just phenomenal. Honest. Trustworthy. Excellent work at a reasonable price. We have known Ray for over 8 years. A genuinely nice guy. We don't bother with getting other "competitive" bids. We did back 8 years ago but we always end up using Ray. It...

- Bea Sines
54217

We have known Ray since he worked on our home while it was under construction. Once completed, we have called on Ray for jobs big and small. He is always quick to respond to our call, reliable and very clean and thorough. We trust him implicitly and even...

- Courtenay Corrigan
55415

Ray installed canned lights, changed all our lighting to LED, and installed two exterior lights at our home. He communicated well throughout the project, was a perfectionist, protected our furniture, and cleaned up perfectly after he was finished. I wou...

- Jon Miller
541949

Numerous positive customer reviews attest to the exceptional quality of services provided by MHS. Homeowners praise their professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction. MHS has consistently earned high ratings on platforms ...

- Andrea Lacey
154235

I called Erik on the Sunday before New Year's Eve, because the power had been out for 24 hrs at my elderly mother's home, and it was very cold. (I'm responsible for her, but I live 4 hrs away) Erik went out there right away, fixed the problem very quickl...

- Ann Harvey
145230

I’m glad I contacted Alley Electric for the job. Wesley did a fantastic job and the price is very reasonable.

- Shufun Ho
223530

Gary at GM Electric could not have been more helpful

- Lynne McGinnis
102172

Great human being. Very nice to work and gave a best quote

- Santosh Mr

Everything You Need to Know About Campbell Electricians

Can I browse unscreened Electricians in Campbell?

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

  • Foley Electric, Inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Clausen Electric, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active
  • AMIR ELECTRIC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Campbell is about $189.00. 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.

What should I check for once my Electrician in Campbell has finished working?

Every electrical services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any electrical services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with electrical services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the electrician to describe what they did. Whether your electrical services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your electrical services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the electrician do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Electricians in Campbell, CA

Porch Pro Headshot GM Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(15)
GM Electric is an electrical contractor that offers electrical inspection, light switch installation, new home wiring and other services. They are based in Hollister.
GM Electric is an electrical contractor that offers electrical inspection, light switch installation, new home wiring and other services. They are based in Hollister.
Porch Pro Headshot Heredia Electric, Inc
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
Heredia Electric, located in San Jose, is an electrical contractor. They offer services such as circuit breaker repair, cable installation and more. An electrical service upgrade was completed by Heredia Electric in September 2011 in the Cambrian neighborhood using a permit received from the city of...Read more about Heredia Electric, Inc
Heredia Electric, located in San Jose, is an electrical contractor. They offer services such as circuit breaker repair, cable installation and more. An electrical service upgrade was completed by Heredia Electric in September 2011 in the Cambrian neighborhood using a permit received from the city of...Read more about Heredia Electric, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Coast Home Services
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(8)
At Pacific Coast Home Services your 100% satisfaction is our priority. We're a family-owned and operated 5-star rated company. We specialize in residential electrical, plumbing, heating & air services, and remodels. As our company grows, one thing will always remain consistent, which is to make su...Read more about Pacific Coast Home Services
At Pacific Coast Home Services your 100% satisfaction is our priority. We're a family-owned and operated 5-star rated company. We specialize in residential electrical, plumbing, heating & air services, and remodels. As our company grows, one thing will always remain consistent, which is to make su...Read more about Pacific Coast Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot K&A construction
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
With over 10 yrs of experience, we take pride in offering you the best service for your project. We specialize in making your dream a reality for your home, so feel free to ask for a free estimate, and don't forget to ask about our special discounts.
With over 10 yrs of experience, we take pride in offering you the best service for your project. We specialize in making your dream a reality for your home, so feel free to ask for a free estimate, and don't forget to ask about our special discounts.
Porch Pro Headshot Richard Howes Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
Slogan: When you need an electrician that is experienced with decades of "getting the job done right the first time", you need Richard Howes Electric. We you need an electrician that will charge you an up-front and fair price, every time, you need Richard Howes Electric. Call Today! Description: Fo...Read more about Richard Howes Electric
Slogan: When you need an electrician that is experienced with decades of "getting the job done right the first time", you need Richard Howes Electric. We you need an electrician that will charge you an up-front and fair price, every time, you need Richard Howes Electric. Call Today! Description: Fo...Read more about Richard Howes Electric
Porch Pro Headshot AMIR ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(7)
Amir Electric is an electrical contractor that offers circuit breaker repair, light switch installation, cable installation and other services. They are located in San Jose. A remodeling project was finished by Amir Electric in December 2008 in the Serra neighborhood using a permit acquired from the...Read more about AMIR ELECTRIC
Amir Electric is an electrical contractor that offers circuit breaker repair, light switch installation, cable installation and other services. They are located in San Jose. A remodeling project was finished by Amir Electric in December 2008 in the Serra neighborhood using a permit acquired from the...Read more about AMIR ELECTRIC
Porch Pro Headshot BAIN ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(8)
"Ray installed a recessed LED lighting in our living room and we were very satisfied with the quality of workmanship. The communication and planning was thorough and clear. He was punctuational and took care to perfect flooring and furniture while working and made sure that we were fully satisfied w...Read more about BAIN ELECTRIC
"Ray installed a recessed LED lighting in our living room and we were very satisfied with the quality of workmanship. The communication and planning was thorough and clear. He was punctuational and took care to perfect flooring and furniture while working and made sure that we were fully satisfied w...Read more about BAIN ELECTRIC
Porch Pro Headshot Storm Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot Men Pres Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
Men Pres Electric, based in San Jose, is an electrical contractor that provides electrical installation, lighting fixture installation and more. The state of California has licensed them. Men Pres Electric is bonded and insured.
Men Pres Electric, based in San Jose, is an electrical contractor that provides electrical installation, lighting fixture installation and more. The state of California has licensed them. Men Pres Electric is bonded and insured.
Porch Pro Headshot LA-LITE ELECTRIC SERVICES
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
LA-Lite Electric Services provides customers with solutions for installation, maintenance, and repair of residential and commercial electric infrastructure. We are qualified to perform all types of electrical work, including installation of Main and Sub Electrical Panels, electrical wiring, equipmen...Read more about LA-LITE ELECTRIC SERVICES
LA-Lite Electric Services provides customers with solutions for installation, maintenance, and repair of residential and commercial electric infrastructure. We are qualified to perform all types of electrical work, including installation of Main and Sub Electrical Panels, electrical wiring, equipmen...Read more about LA-LITE ELECTRIC SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot PRH Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot Jeff Davis Lighting
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
Porch Pro Headshot Jerry Howes Electric
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California
Porch Pro Headshot Gbrothrershandymanservices
Electricians
Serves Campbell, California

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