Top 10 Electricians in Howard Lake, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
(1,026)
As Minnesota's premiere electrical contractor and generator installer, we represent companies such as Kohler, Generac, GE and Cummins in generator installations and maintenance. We also help customers with any warranty work that may arise. We offer installation, maintenance, service, repairs, moni...Read more about Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc
As Minnesota's premiere electrical contractor and generator installer, we represent companies such as Kohler, Generac, GE and Cummins in generator installations and maintenance. We also help customers with any warranty work that may arise. We offer installation, maintenance, service, repairs, moni...Read more about Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Edison Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
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Edison Electric is the homeowners #1 choice for fast, professional, on-time electrical service. Since 2007, Edison Electric has prided itself on becoming the go-to electrician for homeowners in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area and all the surrounding suburbs. In addition to being accredited by the...Read more about Edison Electric, Inc.
Edison Electric is the homeowners #1 choice for fast, professional, on-time electrical service. Since 2007, Edison Electric has prided itself on becoming the go-to electrician for homeowners in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area and all the surrounding suburbs. In addition to being accredited by the...Read more about Edison Electric, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Signature Electric Co
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
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Signature Electric was established in 2003 with the goal of providing quality electrical, lighting, and audio/video services to the Twin Cities area. We have 10 licensed electricians who are highly skilled in servicing old and new homes throughout the metro area. We specialize in working in older...Read more about Signature Electric Co
Signature Electric was established in 2003 with the goal of providing quality electrical, lighting, and audio/video services to the Twin Cities area. We have 10 licensed electricians who are highly skilled in servicing old and new homes throughout the metro area. We specialize in working in older...Read more about Signature Electric Co
Porch Pro Headshot Focus Electrical Contractors  LLC
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
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For all your electrical needs, count on the experienced, professional electricians at Focus Electrical Contractors. Our skilled workmanship is second to none, yet you'll also find our rates to be surprisingly affordable. Established in 1997, we have years of experience serving customers throughout M...Read more about Focus Electrical Contractors LLC
For all your electrical needs, count on the experienced, professional electricians at Focus Electrical Contractors. Our skilled workmanship is second to none, yet you'll also find our rates to be surprisingly affordable. Established in 1997, we have years of experience serving customers throughout M...Read more about Focus Electrical Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Humeratech
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
We reduce energy usage and maintenance labor while improving comfort by surveying existing facilities and providing a Savings Analysis Payback estimate. We provide, install and service Energy Management, Security Intrusion, Card Access, Digital Video, Lighting Control and Fully Integrated Systems. ...Read more about Humeratech
We reduce energy usage and maintenance labor while improving comfort by surveying existing facilities and providing a Savings Analysis Payback estimate. We provide, install and service Energy Management, Security Intrusion, Card Access, Digital Video, Lighting Control and Fully Integrated Systems. ...Read more about Humeratech
Porch Pro Headshot Egan Electric Inc
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
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Egan Electric Inc. is a family owned company, located in New Prague, MN. Our owner has been in the electrical field since 1996. We pride ourselves in our level of service, and our honesty to our customers. We will never use high pressure tactics, period.
Egan Electric Inc. is a family owned company, located in New Prague, MN. Our owner has been in the electrical field since 1996. We pride ourselves in our level of service, and our honesty to our customers. We will never use high pressure tactics, period.
Porch Pro Headshot Faber Electric, LLC
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Faber Electric has been a fixture in Central Minnesota for over a decade. When we opened our doors in 2002 we had a mission to be the best and that desire is still with us today! We offer excellent customer service, were as prompt as you can find, and will always work you into our schedule. As a co...Read more about Faber Electric, LLC
Faber Electric has been a fixture in Central Minnesota for over a decade. When we opened our doors in 2002 we had a mission to be the best and that desire is still with us today! We offer excellent customer service, were as prompt as you can find, and will always work you into our schedule. As a co...Read more about Faber Electric, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Anisia Electrical Services, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Anisia means "someone who keeps their word and finishes tasks". We chose this name because that is the very principal that the company was started on. We keep our word and finish jobs. Everything about our company reflects the name Anisia. Every task we perform has these two concepts in mind.
Anisia means "someone who keeps their word and finishes tasks". We chose this name because that is the very principal that the company was started on. We keep our word and finish jobs. Everything about our company reflects the name Anisia. Every task we perform has these two concepts in mind.
Porch Pro Headshot Western Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Located in Delano, Western Electric is an electrical contractor. Providing lighting retrofit and lighting design as well as other services, them have been in business since 2010.
Located in Delano, Western Electric is an electrical contractor. Providing lighting retrofit and lighting design as well as other services, them have been in business since 2010.
Porch Pro Headshot Brandel Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Brandel Electric is setup to complete all of your electrical needs, whether they are for your home or business, we have you covered
Brandel Electric is setup to complete all of your electrical needs, whether they are for your home or business, we have you covered

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 Howard Lake Electricians

9655

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

Timely, professional and always within stated estimates. Signature Electric has always performed excellent work in each and every project in which I hired them.

- Tom Williams
9606

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment.

Signature Electric will always have my business. They are honest, prompt and respectful. I trust Scott Hunter. They have always done a great job for me and I will not hire another electrician.

- Jeanne Drazkowski
9822

We've used Signature electric for more than six years for a variety of electrical needs- Scott and his crew are VERY professional, prompt and they do an excellent job cleaning up after themselves AND the price is always fair..........I've even stopped ask...

- Jill Johnson
9607

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

Scott and team did a fabulous job at my home! I would and have recommend them over and over.

- Tara Belisle
9575

Scott is very professional, listens to what you need and gives honest, accurate estimates and always completes work in a reasonable time frame with good quality. He's not the cheapest, but I've used him many times and will again... someday maybe I'll get ...

- Donovan Walker
23142

We have had Signature Electric complete several projects for us in our Plymouth home over the years. Each one was done to our complete satisfaction. They were prompt, provided an advance estimate that was accurate and fair. I would not hesitate to reco...

- Sally Helling
10888

Scott and the team were great! Reasonable quote, superfast service, and a job VERY WELL DONE. Thanks!

- michael elyanow
11285

I have used Signature for many electrical jobs. Scott and his fabulous staff have always been professional and performed fantastic work. I highly recommend them! Paul F

- Paul F
9585

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment.

It's always a pleasure to work with Signature Electric. They are friendly, courteous. reliable and do excellent work at a fair price, Always high quality results!

- Aladdin Solar
9583

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value. Excellent work quality.

We have used Signature Electric on numerous projects. They provide excellent workmanship, fair pricing, and respond promptly to phone calls. Their craftsmen show up on time, work hard, and clean up after themselves!

- Eric Bader
13725

Scott and his team installed a garage heater for us. His service was excellent, his staff respectful and the quality of work exemplary. We had a tiny glitch in the work that was our fault yet Scott came over immediately to fix things. His website stat...

- Jill Strykowski
9610

Scott and the team were excellent to work with. They were very flexible as the quote was obtained about 10 months before the service. They also did "extra" things- such as adding an outlet for a light switch that was already wired (we had no idea). I love...

- Taryn Kuebelbeck

Everything You Need to Know About Howard Lake Electricians

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

Our data on recent electrician projects in Howard Lake shows that larger electrical services projects in city are often upwards of $129.00. 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 Howard Lake to ensure your project is done right.

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Electrical Services work in Howard Lake?

Every Electrical Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Howard Lake work from Electriciansbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Electricians and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Howard Lake for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Electricians took on the job, and how satisfied they were.
  • read about what others paid for their Electrician services in Howard Lake. For example, hiring in Howard Lake costs $129.00 to $129.00, which is

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

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.

All Electricians in Howard Lake, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Sky Electric  Inc.
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot RUSS ORSON ELECTRIC INC
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot Enviro Electric, Inc.
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot Timmons Electric
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Entertain company at night in well-lit elegance with the lighting specialists from Timmons Electric in the Hickman area.
Entertain company at night in well-lit elegance with the lighting specialists from Timmons Electric in the Hickman area.
Porch Pro Headshot West Hennepin Plumbing LLC
Electricians
Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Located in Otsego, West Hennepin Plumbing is a plumbing contractor that provides pipeline replacement, septic tank installation, and plumbing inspection as well as other services.
Located in Otsego, West Hennepin Plumbing is a plumbing contractor that provides pipeline replacement, septic tank installation, and plumbing inspection as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Trende Electric Inc
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Laney Electric
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot North Glynn's East Electric Inc
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Serves Howard Lake, Minnesota