Top 10 Electricians in Elmhurst, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Blazer Electric Co
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(350)
"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 recommend someone more highly than these guys. I...Read more about Blazer Electric Co
"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 recommend someone more highly than these guys. I...Read more about Blazer Electric Co
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Electric
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(368)
We are a local business and our highly skilled and professional team are here to offer you a comprehensive treatment service. We guarantee a high level of service at all times, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when you choose us. Products: Generators, Lighting Supplies, Wires, Pan...Read more about Accurate Electric
We are a local business and our highly skilled and professional team are here to offer you a comprehensive treatment service. We guarantee a high level of service at all times, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when you choose us. Products: Generators, Lighting Supplies, Wires, Pan...Read more about Accurate Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Buchan Consulting LLC
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, 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 Saturn Heating, Cooling, and Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(114)
Serving the West and Northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 25 years, Saturn Heating Cooling & Electrical is your top-rated, local expert for EV Charger Installations, Generac generators and now Commercial & Residential HVAC. Reliable service. Offering you the best value. Call now.
Serving the West and Northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 25 years, Saturn Heating Cooling & Electrical is your top-rated, local expert for EV Charger Installations, Generac generators and now Commercial & Residential HVAC. Reliable service. Offering you the best value. Call now.
Porch Pro Headshot Vons Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(34)
Vons Electric, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Vaughn Hazen. Vaughn moved to St. Charles as a child in 1976 and began learning the skill and craft of electrical work in the Fox Valley area after completing high school. Vaughn worked for three different electric contractors over the course of 23 years an...Read more about Vons Electric Inc
Vons Electric, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Vaughn Hazen. Vaughn moved to St. Charles as a child in 1976 and began learning the skill and craft of electrical work in the Fox Valley area after completing high school. Vaughn worked for three different electric contractors over the course of 23 years an...Read more about Vons Electric Inc
Porch Pro Headshot A TO Z ELECTRIC CO., INC.
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(19)
Since 1967, A to Z Electric Co. has specialized in the installation and repair of residential electrical systems for Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. We have a reputation for delivering quality services to Chicago and its suburbs. Our company offers a wide variety of electrical services. If ...Read more about A TO Z ELECTRIC CO., INC.
Since 1967, A to Z Electric Co. has specialized in the installation and repair of residential electrical systems for Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. We have a reputation for delivering quality services to Chicago and its suburbs. Our company offers a wide variety of electrical services. If ...Read more about A TO Z ELECTRIC CO., INC.
Porch Pro Headshot Vp Construction
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(23)
"VP Construction performed a renovation of our office.  This is a full service company that assisted from design to completion.  I was impressed with the customized service we received and the attention to detail.  I would recommend this company for your next commercial project."
"VP Construction performed a renovation of our office.  This is a full service company that assisted from design to completion.  I was impressed with the customized service we received and the attention to detail.  I would recommend this company for your next commercial project."
Porch Pro Headshot Jett Electric
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(18)
When you have commercial or residential work that needs to be done quickly and with an eye for quality, look no further than JettElectric. We have the most highly trained, industry-certified master electricians with years of experience working for both commercial and residential clients.
When you have commercial or residential work that needs to be done quickly and with an eye for quality, look no further than JettElectric. We have the most highly trained, industry-certified master electricians with years of experience working for both commercial and residential clients.
Porch Pro Headshot Fast Action Construction & Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(2)
FastAction Construction & Electrical Services is an Electrical Service Company for the neighborhood people that strictly focuses on electrical wiring, problems diagnostics, electrical panel upgrades lighting, running circuits, retro fitting and any of your electrical residential issues. We are very...Read more about Fast Action Construction & Electrical Services
FastAction Construction & Electrical Services is an Electrical Service Company for the neighborhood people that strictly focuses on electrical wiring, problems diagnostics, electrical panel upgrades lighting, running circuits, retro fitting and any of your electrical residential issues. We are very...Read more about Fast Action Construction & Electrical Services
Porch Pro Headshot KAPITAL ELECTRIC INC
Electricians
Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
(118)
Electrical Contractor specializing in; Generators EV charging stations Smart home technology & Solar systems Specialties offer friendly quality service experience quality installations
Electrical Contractor specializing in; Generators EV charging stations Smart home technology & Solar systems Specialties offer friendly quality service experience quality installations

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 Elmhurst Electricians

98402

done a professional job , great price and waay cheaper compare to other companies , finished everything same day no delays , fast service with professional uniq job , my cameras were perfect and better then i expected i honestlly give him 5 stars hes very...

- imahalan mories
163864

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!!

- Justin B
24629

Very professional, provided a quote, worked quickly, explained what they did to correct the electrical problems. I would use them again.

- Marvin Garcia
86253

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

- Kelly Lewis-Pratl
302128

What a horrible experience my partner and I had with VP Construction. There are no words to describe our experience except to say it was filled with headaches. What I can say briefly, is that we hired them after speaking to the owner Keith Venturi and...

- Chris L
196166

They did a great job on by deck repair and sealing our new cedar fence

- Keith Venturi
429311

Did a bad job throughout our workplace. Would not recommend VP.

- MinYoung Chang
516665

Very good service. I like them, so happy to work.

- Hanna Evans
196168

We are currently working with Keith in designing are new remodeling project. The service todate has been very easy and even fun. Jeff Arlington Heights

- Keith Venturi
303406

The owner of VP Construction (Mr. Keith Venturi) is a liar and a thief. I simply can not begin to explain the nightmare this guy created in our home while we were doing some upgrading and basic remodeling. He is a horrible person and the work he perform...

- Melissa A
412273

They did very sloppy work at our office. We didn't do our research (check other online reviews for this clown Keith Venturi, owner of VP Construction) and we are paying a heavy price for it our mistake in hiring them.

- Mohammad Hamad

Everything You Need to Know About Elmhurst Electricians

I have Electrical Services work that I need done in Elmhurst. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent electrician projects in Elmhurst shows that larger electrical services projects in city are often upwards of $159.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: electricians travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your electrical services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your electrician professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated electricians tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple electricians throughout Elmhurst to ensure your project is done right.

How do I know that I found the right Electrician in Elmhurst for my electrical services project?

Finding the right electrician for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Electrical Services in Elmhurst so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right electrician in Elmhurst:

  • Are they properly licensed? Elmhurst has 16 licensed Electricians Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 8 pros in Elmhurst are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 24 are A-rated in Elmhurst.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the electrician that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget: On average electricians projects cost $159.00 in Elmhurst. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple electricians pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

What zip codes in Elmhurst have the best Electricians?

On average electricians work in Elmhurst costs about $159.00. Remember price isn't the only factor you should consider when determining the best professional or company for your job. Talk to them, ask them about their company, past work, and licenses. Below we've listed Elmhurst zip codes that have great selections of electricians:

  • 60106: 8 Electricians.
  • 60162: 8 Electricians.
  • 60163: 8 Electricians.
  • All Electricians in Elmhurst, IL

    Porch Pro Headshot Dunning Electrical Services Inc
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    (35)
    OUR COMPANY --------------------- We have been servicing the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. Our experienced and knowledgeable estimating team will treat you like customer #1. Whatever your electrical needs, Dunning has specialists to get the job done right the first time. Dunning Electrical S...Read more about Dunning Electrical Services Inc
    OUR COMPANY --------------------- We have been servicing the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. Our experienced and knowledgeable estimating team will treat you like customer #1. Whatever your electrical needs, Dunning has specialists to get the job done right the first time. Dunning Electrical S...Read more about Dunning Electrical Services Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot ELECTRIC PLUMBER INC
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    (16)
    We provide friendly, reliable affordable service for customers In your neighborhood And we've done that for over 30 years. Regardless of the services needed, our licensed, certified technicians have the expertise, tools and parts to get the job done. When our technician arrives at your home or busi...Read more about ELECTRIC PLUMBER INC
    We provide friendly, reliable affordable service for customers In your neighborhood And we've done that for over 30 years. Regardless of the services needed, our licensed, certified technicians have the expertise, tools and parts to get the job done. When our technician arrives at your home or busi...Read more about ELECTRIC PLUMBER INC
    Porch Pro Headshot AA Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    (8)
    Let an American Veteran do your electrical work. With 30 years experience, AA Electric performs residential, commercial, and industrial electrical services in all suburbs. Free estimates, low rates, licensed, bonded, and insured.
    Let an American Veteran do your electrical work. With 30 years experience, AA Electric performs residential, commercial, and industrial electrical services in all suburbs. Free estimates, low rates, licensed, bonded, and insured.
    Porch Pro Headshot RDI Smart Electric INC
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    (9)
    RDI Smart Electric INC Westchester, IL, 60154 (708) 527-9045 RDI Smart Electric INC provides professional residential and commercial Electrical service, New lights, light replacement services in Westchester, IL area. We provide our services with high quality and affordable prices. Call us now. Ele...Read more about RDI Smart Electric INC
    RDI Smart Electric INC Westchester, IL, 60154 (708) 527-9045 RDI Smart Electric INC provides professional residential and commercial Electrical service, New lights, light replacement services in Westchester, IL area. We provide our services with high quality and affordable prices. Call us now. Ele...Read more about RDI Smart Electric INC
    Porch Pro Headshot VIP Tech Electric, Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, 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 Mwb Electric Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    (5)
    My company has been in business since 1999. I am a small business and I like what I do. I have been doing residential electric for approximately 30 years. I am a licensed electrician in residential, my license is thru Downers Grove. I am able to meet any homeowners needs. I have rewired homes, u...Read more about Mwb Electric Inc.
    My company has been in business since 1999. I am a small business and I like what I do. I have been doing residential electric for approximately 30 years. I am a licensed electrician in residential, my license is thru Downers Grove. I am able to meet any homeowners needs. I have rewired homes, u...Read more about Mwb Electric Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Call Professional Service Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    (2)
    "what an awesome company to deal with , i had a great - positive experiance working with Moe , i am Very pleased with their service , their system works great and very good brand + the job was perfectly done the way i wanted and even better i am very satisfied with the service and with the price . i...Read more about Call Professional Service Inc.
    "what an awesome company to deal with , i had a great - positive experiance working with Moe , i am Very pleased with their service , their system works great and very good brand + the job was perfectly done the way i wanted and even better i am very satisfied with the service and with the price . i...Read more about Call Professional Service Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot RINATO CONSTRUCTION
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, 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 DDD CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    Porch Pro Headshot Vela Remodelers
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    Porch Pro Headshot We Conduit Electric, Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    Licensed and insured. Commercial, industrial and residential electrical contractor. Family owned business
    Licensed and insured. Commercial, industrial and residential electrical contractor. Family owned business
    Porch Pro Headshot Advance Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    (49)
    Porch Pro Headshot Handy Man on Demand
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois
    Accompany your garden with some beautiful outdoor lighting from Handy Man on Demand in the Berkeley, Illinois area.
    Accompany your garden with some beautiful outdoor lighting from Handy Man on Demand in the Berkeley, Illinois area.
    Porch Pro Headshot Nado Reliable Services Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Elmhurst, Illinois

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