Top 10 Electricians in Chester, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Weltman Home Services
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(2,675)
New Jersey Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC Company... Four Generations Strong, and Counting! Weltman Home Services has been taking care of families in North and Central NJ since 1962. Since celebrating our 50th anniversary, we have learned that we are only as good as your most recent experience with ...Read more about Weltman Home Services
New Jersey Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC Company... Four Generations Strong, and Counting! Weltman Home Services has been taking care of families in North and Central NJ since 1962. Since celebrating our 50th anniversary, we have learned that we are only as good as your most recent experience with ...Read more about Weltman Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Bloomfield Cooling & Heating & Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(199)
Our goal at Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, Inc. (also called Bloomfield Cooling & Heating) is simple: to consistently provide high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, installations, service, and repair to our residential and commercial customers in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Es...Read more about Bloomfield Cooling & Heating & Electric, Inc.
Our goal at Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, Inc. (also called Bloomfield Cooling & Heating) is simple: to consistently provide high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, installations, service, and repair to our residential and commercial customers in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Es...Read more about Bloomfield Cooling & Heating & Electric, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Jason Klein Electrical Contractor, LLC
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(215)
Established in 2012, brothers, Jason Klein and Stephen Klein are the owners of Jason Klein Electrical Contractor, LLC. They are a full service electrician in Chatham Township, NJ. The company offers high quality installations with a focus on high level customer service. When contacted, you always ge...Read more about Jason Klein Electrical Contractor, LLC
Established in 2012, brothers, Jason Klein and Stephen Klein are the owners of Jason Klein Electrical Contractor, LLC. They are a full service electrician in Chatham Township, NJ. The company offers high quality installations with a focus on high level customer service. When contacted, you always ge...Read more about Jason Klein Electrical Contractor, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Lite Design LLC
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(145)
Electrical and communication wiring for new or existing residential construction, Commercial electrical work, Indoor and Outdoor lighting and controls, Stand-by generators, portable generators, Knob and Tube rewiring
Electrical and communication wiring for new or existing residential construction, Commercial electrical work, Indoor and Outdoor lighting and controls, Stand-by generators, portable generators, Knob and Tube rewiring
Porch Pro Headshot First Class Electric
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(175)
First Class Electric is here to help you with all electrical needs for your home and business. Our electricians will make your home and business more comfortable, safer and brighter. Satisfaction and piece of mind are guaranteed when using our services. Services offered: Electrical repairs Wiring ...Read more about First Class Electric
First Class Electric is here to help you with all electrical needs for your home and business. Our electricians will make your home and business more comfortable, safer and brighter. Satisfaction and piece of mind are guaranteed when using our services. Services offered: Electrical repairs Wiring ...Read more about First Class Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Plesh Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(113)
Plesh Electric LLC is Somerset County's best choice for commercial and residential electrical services. If you need an experienced residential or commercial electrician, turn to our licensed, bonded, and insured team. We prioritize quality workmanship and professional customer service. We also offer...Read more about Plesh Electric LLC
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Plesh Electric LLC is Somerset County's best choice for commercial and residential electrical services. If you need an experienced residential or commercial electrician, turn to our licensed, bonded, and insured team. We prioritize quality workmanship and professional customer service. We also offer...Read more about Plesh Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot C Phase Electric
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(28)
"Mel was absolutely fantastic and took on a project that had two other electricians run screaming from my house, never to return. If it wasn't for his dedication to perfection and true kindness for my dilemma, I don't know that I would have ever gotten the problem solved. And certainly not at the re...Read more about C Phase Electric
"Mel was absolutely fantastic and took on a project that had two other electricians run screaming from my house, never to return. If it wasn't for his dedication to perfection and true kindness for my dilemma, I don't know that I would have ever gotten the problem solved. And certainly not at the re...Read more about C Phase Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Power Plus Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(14)
POWER PLUS ELECTRIC LLC is a reliable and honest electrical contractor that strives for perfection and at the same time will bring your project in on budget. We are licensed, insured and bonded with over 20 years experience in commercial and residential applications. Because of this, you know your p...Read more about Power Plus Electric LLC
POWER PLUS ELECTRIC LLC is a reliable and honest electrical contractor that strives for perfection and at the same time will bring your project in on budget. We are licensed, insured and bonded with over 20 years experience in commercial and residential applications. Because of this, you know your p...Read more about Power Plus Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot ASSURANCE ELECTRICAL  LLC
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(25)
"Hamid has been our go to electrician for the past five years. He has installed everything from ceiling fans to pool pumps for us. He is focussed, professional and really knows his job, and when he leaves, the work area is spotlessly clean. This is exactly what I look for in a professional working i...Read more about ASSURANCE ELECTRICAL LLC
"Hamid has been our go to electrician for the past five years. He has installed everything from ceiling fans to pool pumps for us. He is focussed, professional and really knows his job, and when he leaves, the work area is spotlessly clean. This is exactly what I look for in a professional working i...Read more about ASSURANCE ELECTRICAL LLC
Porch Pro Headshot GFC Contracting
Electricians
Serves Chester, New Jersey
(15)
At GFC Contracting, we are focused on providing residential, commercial, and property services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet and beat your expectations. With a variety of services to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Lo...Read more about GFC Contracting
At GFC Contracting, we are focused on providing residential, commercial, and property services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet and beat your expectations. With a variety of services to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Lo...Read more about GFC Contracting

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 Chester Electricians

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C phase Electric Or The Best very Professional and Efficeint and Honest With There Clients And What I like Most Famliy Operated C phase Keep The Good Work Up !!!! :

- Patrick McKendall
18420

Arrived on time Professional Organized Cleaned up Integrity

- Theresa Billingsley-Jones
9249

Mel, Jennifer and their team really went above and beyond in my new retail location. They had to completely re-run all of the electrical throughout the store, as everything was not to code and very unsafe. There were days that Mel was there before 6am and...

- Steve Feuss
5726

They were extremely friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. They completed all work in a timely manner, we're reasonably priced, and suggested additional repairs and upgrades for future projects that other electricians didn't notice and the home insp...

3676

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment.

I have worked with C Phase on several jobs, they have never let me down. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

7033

Where do I begin to say how lucky I am to have them in my life. My house needed major electrical work that was so outdated which included a new electrical box and wiring and the electrical box being relocated and much more. They take great pride in thei...

80138

Greg was very courteous and prompt when arriving to replace the fixture. Definitely will recommend him if you are looking for great work with a reasonable price.

- YESENIA RODRIGUEZ
204011

I used Hardie Home Improvement to move my laundry room. I cannot say enough good things about Scott and his company. Fairly priced, thorough, and did great work. Scott even came back out when the dryer stopped working - diagnosed a separate issue, then fi...

- Ryan Collins
131232

Scott added a deck to our home which took 4 months to complete. He measured wrong twice costing us a permit violation and never followed through with a final inspection to make sure all work was completed (it wasn’t).

- Glenn Quinty
91930

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

Scott took a look at the project the same day that I contacted him. He helped me to evaluate the cost of repairs verses replacement. He is very considerate and I look forward to being able to use his company on other in the future.

- David Dudgeon
79093

Hardie contacted me right after I sent my initial inquiry to Porch. We scheduled his site visit for noon on 1/25/17. He called two hours after the agreed upon time and said he was tied up on another job. We rescheduled his visit for noon on 1/27/17. He di...

- Edward Svetanoff
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Everything You Need to Know About Chester Electricians

Electrical Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to electricians available in Chester?

If you’ve determined that electrical services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to electrical services, we can still help you find the right professional in Chester.

Chester has 50 electrician professionals that can help you with your electrical services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific electricians-pros in Chester.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Electrician projects in Chester?

Every project differs, but you should ask any electrician for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any electrical services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for electricians to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your electrician project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the electrician to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

Who should I hire if I need Electrical Services in Chester?

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

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

    • Lazog Electric LLC
      • Jason Klein Electrical Contractor, LLC
        • A-Z Electric Corp. (License # 6496)

          All Electricians in Chester, NJ

          Porch Pro Headshot Current Electric Contracting
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
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          Current Electric is an opportunity driven company recognized for outperforming competitors and surpassing the customer's expectations. Our team consists of licensed, bonded and insured electricians that are dedicated to demonstrating quality, integrity, and innovation. Our services range from Reside...Read more about Current Electric Contracting
          Current Electric is an opportunity driven company recognized for outperforming competitors and surpassing the customer's expectations. Our team consists of licensed, bonded and insured electricians that are dedicated to demonstrating quality, integrity, and innovation. Our services range from Reside...Read more about Current Electric Contracting
          Porch Pro Headshot Winwood Electric Inc.
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
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          From the first day on your job, you will be introduced to one of the finest teams out there. As part of our goal to make every customer happy, we strive to keep every home clean, safe and energy friendly. We offer many services varying from the simplest of jobs from "changing a light bulb" to "wirin...Read more about Winwood Electric Inc.
          From the first day on your job, you will be introduced to one of the finest teams out there. As part of our goal to make every customer happy, we strive to keep every home clean, safe and energy friendly. We offer many services varying from the simplest of jobs from "changing a light bulb" to "wirin...Read more about Winwood Electric Inc.
          Porch Pro Headshot JAC electric llc
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          (7)
          JAC Electric, LLC is an electrical contracting company that can provide any and all electrical services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional applications, no matter what your electrical needs are. Our qualified staff will provide you with prompt and friendly service. We are comm...Read more about JAC electric llc
          JAC Electric, LLC is an electrical contracting company that can provide any and all electrical services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional applications, no matter what your electrical needs are. Our qualified staff will provide you with prompt and friendly service. We are comm...Read more about JAC electric llc
          Porch Pro Headshot Hardie Home Improvements
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          (27)
          Task the experts at Hardie Home Improvements in Lansdale, PA with your next vinyl siding project because they have earned themselves an outstanding BBB A+ rating (as of January 2018).
          Task the experts at Hardie Home Improvements in Lansdale, PA with your next vinyl siding project because they have earned themselves an outstanding BBB A+ rating (as of January 2018).
          Porch Pro Headshot YESTERDAY / TODAY ELECTRIC AND SOLAR LLC
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          NJ, PA Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Designer, Engineer. LICENSED IN TWO STATES NJ #15751 PA #114157 INSURED, BOARD CERTIFIED, BONDED. AFFORDABLE SERVICE CALL AND CONSTRUCTION RATES. HUNDREDS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS TO DATE! WE SERVICE EASTERN PA THE POCONOS AND NORTHERN NJ. WE WORK ON COMMERCIA...Read more about YESTERDAY / TODAY ELECTRIC AND SOLAR LLC
          NJ, PA Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Designer, Engineer. LICENSED IN TWO STATES NJ #15751 PA #114157 INSURED, BOARD CERTIFIED, BONDED. AFFORDABLE SERVICE CALL AND CONSTRUCTION RATES. HUNDREDS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS TO DATE! WE SERVICE EASTERN PA THE POCONOS AND NORTHERN NJ. WE WORK ON COMMERCIA...Read more about YESTERDAY / TODAY ELECTRIC AND SOLAR LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot Anzalone Electric & Light LLC
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          Anzalone Electric & Lighting is Morris County's premier residential electrician. For years, we've been providing NJ residents the best in electrical contracting services. What makes Anzalone Electric & Lighting different is we don't send a service man to your home, Scott, the owner of the company, d...Read more about Anzalone Electric & Light LLC
          Anzalone Electric & Lighting is Morris County's premier residential electrician. For years, we've been providing NJ residents the best in electrical contracting services. What makes Anzalone Electric & Lighting different is we don't send a service man to your home, Scott, the owner of the company, d...Read more about Anzalone Electric & Light LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot New Vision Electric Heating & Air
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
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          Fully bonded and insured HVAC & Electrical contractor for your home and business.
          Fully bonded and insured HVAC & Electrical contractor for your home and business.
          Porch Pro Headshot Chestnut Ridge Electric
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
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          Based in Upper Black Eddy, Chestnut Ridge Electric is an electrical contractor that provides electric meter installation, cable wiring, and lighting retrofit.
          Based in Upper Black Eddy, Chestnut Ridge Electric is an electrical contractor that provides electric meter installation, cable wiring, and lighting retrofit.
          Porch Pro Headshot Active Electric
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          Active Electric LLC offers electrical services to the North Plainfield area. Call us today!
          Active Electric LLC offers electrical services to the North Plainfield area. Call us today!
          Porch Pro Headshot Hammer Enterprise Electric LLC
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          At Hammer Enterprises, every project is a fresh challenge - a chance to solve a puzzle, craft a solution, and delight a client. We are a full-service electrical contractor that is dedicated to be a part of every step of your project, from concept to completion. Our success has been guided by a visio...Read more about Hammer Enterprise Electric LLC
          At Hammer Enterprises, every project is a fresh challenge - a chance to solve a puzzle, craft a solution, and delight a client. We are a full-service electrical contractor that is dedicated to be a part of every step of your project, from concept to completion. Our success has been guided by a visio...Read more about Hammer Enterprise Electric LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot Lighting & Painting By Design
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          At The Center for Self Development, our mission is to help you develop your mind and body to their highest function and health. If you need to rid yourself of the everyday stress and anxiety - you've come to the right place in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Call us today and we'll make sure you're well accom...Read more about Lighting & Painting By Design
          At The Center for Self Development, our mission is to help you develop your mind and body to their highest function and health. If you need to rid yourself of the everyday stress and anxiety - you've come to the right place in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Call us today and we'll make sure you're well accom...Read more about Lighting & Painting By Design
          Porch Pro Headshot Aquarius Plumbing & Electric LLC
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          Located in Dingmans Ferry, Aquarius Plumbing & Electric is a plumbing company. They provide septic tank services, pipeline replacement, water heater repair and more.
          Located in Dingmans Ferry, Aquarius Plumbing & Electric is a plumbing company. They provide septic tank services, pipeline replacement, water heater repair and more.
          Porch Pro Headshot Watts Up Electrical
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey
          Watts Up Electrical is affordable, reliable,and dependable. Call us for a free estimate
          Watts Up Electrical is affordable, reliable,and dependable. Call us for a free estimate
          Porch Pro Headshot Abacus Electric Co.
          Electricians
          Serves Chester, New Jersey