Top 3 Electricians in Chicago, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric of Naperville
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500," Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at almost 200 locati...Read more about Mr. Electric of Naperville
14514 S Appaloosa Ln, Homer Glen, IL
630-300-0366
Porch Pro Headshot Hammell Homes
(100)
Since 1986, Hammell Homes, has provided quality, professional, affordable home repair and construction services to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Licensed, bonded and insured, we offer master carpentry, plumbing, electrical and renovation services. We're a full service remodeling company...Read more about Hammell Homes
Serves Chicago, Illinois
847-571-2994
Porch Pro Headshot Bates Electric
(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
Bates Electric, Chicago, IL
573-335-6565

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Porch Pro Headshot BLUE TAURUS CONSTRUCTION
Electricians
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(32)
If you live in the Chicagoland Area and are looking to improve your home or business’ interior or exterior spaces, the family and team at Blue Taurus Construction offer you a wide range of services to help you achieve all of your remodeling and renovation goals. We understand that, while you may be ...Read more about BLUE TAURUS CONSTRUCTION
If you live in the Chicagoland Area and are looking to improve your home or business’ interior or exterior spaces, the family and team at Blue Taurus Construction offer you a wide range of services to help you achieve all of your remodeling and renovation goals. We understand that, while you may be ...Read more about BLUE TAURUS CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot MASTER WIRE, INC
Electricians
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(5)
"We are very pleased with DD LIghting's performance. Other electricians were not able to solve our lighting problem, but DD Lighting did this easily. My wife and daughter are happy, which means I'm happy. :) Thank you for your help. Dave"
"We are very pleased with DD LIghting's performance. Other electricians were not able to solve our lighting problem, but DD Lighting did this easily. My wife and daughter are happy, which means I'm happy. :) Thank you for your help. Dave"
Porch Pro Headshot Acer Construction, LLC.
Electricians
Serves Chicago, 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 Fast Action Construction & Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(2)
"I had an awesome experience with FastAction I needed two canned lights installed on a switch in my closet in my basement and they did in less then three hours very professional and explain everything upfront. these guys are great I will use them again!!"
"I had an awesome experience with FastAction I needed two canned lights installed on a switch in my closet in my basement and they did in less then three hours very professional and explain everything upfront. these guys are great I will use them again!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Charms Electrical Construction Company
Electricians
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(54)
"The day after New Years my power was out, Chalmer, from Charms Electrical came out...I noticed he was a Vet. we talked a little about some Vet. stuff ,he repaired my issue fast....Very reasonable..Thax Charms....U saved the day,,,a good start of the year"
"The day after New Years my power was out, Chalmer, from Charms Electrical came out...I noticed he was a Vet. we talked a little about some Vet. stuff ,he repaired my issue fast....Very reasonable..Thax Charms....U saved the day,,,a good start of the year"
Porch Pro Headshot Dragonfly Renovation
Electricians
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Everyone knows we've had more than our share of severe storms across Northwest Indiana recently, with many homes suffering hail damage, wind damage, and other roof damage as a result. But hail damage, wind damage, or storm damage to your roof isn't always obvious, especially when you're looking at ...Read more about Dragonfly Renovation
Everyone knows we've had more than our share of severe storms across Northwest Indiana recently, with many homes suffering hail damage, wind damage, and other roof damage as a result. But hail damage, wind damage, or storm damage to your roof isn't always obvious, especially when you're looking at ...Read more about Dragonfly Renovation
Porch Pro Headshot Angel R. Quinones
Electricians
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(8)
"I had a wonderfull experience with Angel. He did everything he said he woukd in a timely basses. He cleaned up the job site every day. He came prepared with all the necessary tools and finished on time and on budget. "
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"I had a wonderfull experience with Angel. He did everything he said he woukd in a timely basses. He cleaned up the job site every day. He came prepared with all the necessary tools and finished on time and on budget. "

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 Chicago Electricians

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Always late by several hours if they showed up at all then left early. Never more than 2-3 hours a day of work. Terrible quality work. Used rental equipment that I later found out was reported stolen. Damaged our floors then never came back to finish pr...

- Katrina Porter
399702

This company is the worst contractor I have ever dealt with. The quality of their work is horrible. The owner Rick insists they do 5 star work and most of what they did needs to be replaced. He plumber just send s a helper that didn't even glue some of th...

- Sarah Langridge
163188

Very poor company, I hired this company to wire a 240V fuse box in my house and run some electric to my garage. We agreed on a date and price where I then paid my retainer. The guy then came out as he was supposed to and after a few hours the work was sai...

- Jack Marcson
154151

I had a court case with violations with the building department...Chalmer of Charms Electrical was the 3rd company that came out..Nobody else HAD A LICENSE TO DO THE WORK.....can u believe this...He gave me a my dad a price, he did the work and now Im fre...

- Chalmer Bryant
152567

Charmers Bryant III is a fraud, we are pursuing legal action against him for theft of funds. He was paid for work never completed and or started. He promotes his vet status and this is one of the reasons we hired him. He is a dishonest person who does ter...

- Joel Zawko
171137

Charms electric was hired by me after recommendation from City of Calumet City. Charms came out immediately, recognized by frustration with getting a foreclosed construction and assured me that he will do the electric portion of my inspection without he...

- jeanne hamler
154152

Im Bill Komo, thank you Chalmers, you saved my elderly Moms building from an electrical fire...

- Chalmer Bryant
8055

I could not have been happier with the work done by Rinato Electric. Not only were they straight forward, honest and knowledgeable, but was also friendly, clean and intelligent. Excellent quality, communication and timeliness are key assets to th...

- Renzo Berardi
7952

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

Good

- Jennifer Wallace-Lawnicki
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Recently Rinato Electric completed installation and service projects in our 1954 home. John Cossentino and crew were excellent in determining our needs, quoting and scheduling the work. They were prompt, professional, clean and even under estimate. Wo...

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Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality. Excellent value.

Everything went smooth and was handled in a professional manner.

- Joe C
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Everything You Need to Know About Chicago Electricians

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

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Chicago 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.

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

Whether you’re electrician job is in Chicago 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.

What Chicago zip codes are served by Electricians?

Chicago has 4200 total Electrician companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Chicago with the most Electricians:

  • 84 Electricians in 60202.
  • 84 Electricians in 60659.

        All Electricians in Chicago, IL

        Porch Pro Headshot Dosie Electric Service
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        (11)
        Based out of Chicago, Dosie Electric Svc is an electrical contractor. They offer circuit breaker repair, generator installation and more.
        Based out of Chicago, Dosie Electric Svc is an electrical contractor. They offer circuit breaker repair, generator installation and more.
        Porch Pro Headshot RINATO CONSTRUCTION
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        (5)
        "Great! Electrical work was very clean and neat. The owner John is very nice and explains thing so homeowners understand. I had a bunch of hidden electric boxes when we remodeled and His workers and him got rid of all of them. Definitely would use again"
        "Great! Electrical work was very clean and neat. The owner John is very nice and explains thing so homeowners understand. I had a bunch of hidden electric boxes when we remodeled and His workers and him got rid of all of them. Definitely would use again"
        Porch Pro Headshot Adams Electrical Services
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        We are LICENSED CHICAGO ELECTRICIANS, however we are also licensed to perform installations just about all over the State of Illinois. Most of our installations are in Cook County, DuPage County and some parts of Will County.
        We are LICENSED CHICAGO ELECTRICIANS, however we are also licensed to perform installations just about all over the State of Illinois. Most of our installations are in Cook County, DuPage County and some parts of Will County.
        Porch Pro Headshot DDD CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Porch Pro Headshot RPX LLC
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        LICENSED, INSURED and BONDED (Gary, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, Hammond, Munster) electrical company that can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of othe...Read more about RPX LLC
        LICENSED, INSURED and BONDED (Gary, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, Hammond, Munster) electrical company that can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of othe...Read more about RPX LLC
        Porch Pro Headshot Nicholas taylor
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Specializing in service calls, we have top quality work and a fair price at the front of our mission. It helps with return business, which we love! We do charge a modest trip/service charge to investigate and trouble shoot unforeseen issues.
        Specializing in service calls, we have top quality work and a fair price at the front of our mission. It helps with return business, which we love! We do charge a modest trip/service charge to investigate and trouble shoot unforeseen issues.
        Porch Pro Headshot Black Tech Solutions
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Black Tech Solutions has been in business for 17 years. We provide the most reliable commercial & residential electric service in Chicago IL. Call us at (773) 341-1396 to make sure you are working with a reliable company! Electrical Repair, Electrician, Commercial Electric, Residential Electric, Loc...Read more about Black Tech Solutions
        Black Tech Solutions has been in business for 17 years. We provide the most reliable commercial & residential electric service in Chicago IL. Call us at (773) 341-1396 to make sure you are working with a reliable company! Electrical Repair, Electrician, Commercial Electric, Residential Electric, Loc...Read more about Black Tech Solutions
        Porch Pro Headshot 360 Construction LLC
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Porch Pro Headshot Southall Construction & Remodeling Inc.
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Southall Construction & Remodeling, based in Naples, is a remodeling specialist. They provide wainscoting, entertainment room design and other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Southall Construction & Remodeling.
        Southall Construction & Remodeling, based in Naples, is a remodeling specialist. They provide wainscoting, entertainment room design and other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Southall Construction & Remodeling.
        Porch Pro Headshot Meyer's Companies, Inc.
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Porch Pro Headshot Nado Reliable Services Inc.
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Woods Electric LLC
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Porch Pro Headshot Tony´s Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois
        Porch Pro Headshot Aguilar Electric Services
        Electricians
        Serves Chicago, Illinois

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