Top 10 Electricians in Lake Station, IN

Porch Pro Headshot Cruz Electric and Handy Service,LLC
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(67)
"I cannot praise Steve and his Cruz Electric enough. We needed a new hot water heater. He got exactly the brand we wanted and even the larger size we wanted. We have an older house which made installation very difficult. Yet, he did an outstanding job for a fair price. We had used Cruz Electri...Read more about Cruz Electric and Handy Service,LLC
"I cannot praise Steve and his Cruz Electric enough. We needed a new hot water heater. He got exactly the brand we wanted and even the larger size we wanted. We have an older house which made installation very difficult. Yet, he did an outstanding job for a fair price. We had used Cruz Electri...Read more about Cruz Electric and Handy Service,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot RH-Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(2)
Your home maintenance, repairs or projects—— SOLVED. We strive to save you both time and money by combining our long experience, the highest quality parts and equipment, and our dedication to delivering exceptional service. 
Your home maintenance, repairs or projects—— SOLVED. We strive to save you both time and money by combining our long experience, the highest quality parts and equipment, and our dedication to delivering exceptional service. 
Porch Pro Headshot Austgen Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(30)
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Austgen Electric for some electrical work in my home, and I couldn't be happier with the results. From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, the team at Austgen Electric demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to exc...Read more about Austgen Electric Inc.
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Austgen Electric for some electrical work in my home, and I couldn't be happier with the results. From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, the team at Austgen Electric demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to exc...Read more about Austgen Electric Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Smith Maintenance
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(20)
Smith Maintenance One Call does it all Smith Maintenance is your one stop for all your residential and commercial needs in service. We repair and do installation of all your Building needs. We got your Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical, and Carpentry covered with E.P.A Certified and ...Read more about Smith Maintenance
Smith Maintenance One Call does it all Smith Maintenance is your one stop for all your residential and commercial needs in service. We repair and do installation of all your Building needs. We got your Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical, and Carpentry covered with E.P.A Certified and ...Read more about Smith Maintenance
Porch Pro Headshot 360 Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(3)
My name is Shane Buck. I started 360 Electric Inc. and I am currently a one person shop. Which can be a beneficial for my customers due to their projects receiving my full attention and experience. I have 17 years in the electrical construction industry. I have supervised projects up to $2.5 Mil...Read more about 360 Electric Inc
My name is Shane Buck. I started 360 Electric Inc. and I am currently a one person shop. Which can be a beneficial for my customers due to their projects receiving my full attention and experience. I have 17 years in the electrical construction industry. I have supervised projects up to $2.5 Mil...Read more about 360 Electric Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Vivid Outdoor Lighting
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(54)
We are a low voltage landscape lighting company that prides itself on the work we do. We make sure that our customers are equipped with the greatest products and to make sure that the ending result is above and beyond of what they expected.
We are a low voltage landscape lighting company that prides itself on the work we do. We make sure that our customers are equipped with the greatest products and to make sure that the ending result is above and beyond of what they expected.
Porch Pro Headshot BRT ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
Commercial Electrical: Want to start a business or remodel your business we will calculate and provide you with a service according to your business needs and in compliances with Electrical code . All businesses require specific power and needs according to what you provide. We will assist you into...Read more about BRT ELECTRIC
Commercial Electrical: Want to start a business or remodel your business we will calculate and provide you with a service according to your business needs and in compliances with Electrical code . All businesses require specific power and needs according to what you provide. We will assist you into...Read more about BRT ELECTRIC
Porch Pro Headshot RDI Smart Electric INC
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(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 Black Tech Solutions
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(4)
Black Tech Solutions, based out of Chicago, Illinois, can serve any and all of your electrical needs. Contact us today!
Black Tech Solutions, based out of Chicago, Illinois, can serve any and all of your electrical needs. Contact us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Vittatoe's Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
Residential upgrade specialist. Offering the absolute best rates possible being privately owned company without sacra fusing quality or safety. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We focus on customer service and feel our reputation and word of mouth is what keeps us going. Thanks for taking time...Read more about Vittatoe's Electrical Services
Residential upgrade specialist. Offering the absolute best rates possible being privately owned company without sacra fusing quality or safety. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We focus on customer service and feel our reputation and word of mouth is what keeps us going. Thanks for taking time...Read more about Vittatoe's Electrical Services

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 Lake Station Electricians

98548

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 satis...

- robert nelson
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
482341

This company was very unreliable. Steve showed up for the job several times but never started. Finally after almost two weeks they came and installed some window glass and that was it!!!!. I really needed a furnace installed but they totally cut me off...

- Avis Ellis
11138

Unprofessional, and Overpriced!

- George Hill
11205

It has showed me that is dependable. I arrived at my clients house for Mr. Smith to do some repairs for a home I was selling. He was on time performed the task my clients hired him to do. Job was done accurate the first time and showed professionalism by ...

- Bj Nelson
11135
40140

Diagnosed the issues in my parents older home easily and professionally then provided a reasonable quote within minutes. Great work and communication throughout entire process.

- Drew Moore
11293

rest assured if you want a job done right you go with Smith Maintenance.

- Daniel McEntee
11161

Mr Smith did excellent job for me in repairing my furnace. He came on time, helped me purchase contractor priced furnace part, diagnosed and fixed my furnace in one try.

- henry yu
198235

Julio and his team should be avoided. They damaged my home both inside and out, took money from insurance for work they did not complete, and still have not finished the job they were paid for over two months ago.

- Ari Goldstein
516203

The quality of your workers and their work was excellent, and the price was thousands less than other estimates I got. I would recommend The RH-Services LLC to everyone who wants a bathroom upgrade.

- victoria crumbley
539506

Quick response and efficient service from RH-Services LLC . Fixed my squeaky door in no time!!!

- Margaret Nelson

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What Lake Station zip codes are served by Electricians?

Lake Station has 300 total Electrician companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Lake Station with the most Electricians:

  • 6 Electricians in 46342.
        • 6 Electricians in 46403.

        Who should I hire if I need Electrical Services in Lake Station?

        Right now there are about 300 companies in and around Lake Station ready to help you with your electrical services project.

        • On average, electrical services projects in Lake Station will cost you between $159.00 and $159.00. These costs are than the national average.

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

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          • Create VIPs Electrical Services
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              All Electricians in Lake Station, IN

              Porch Pro Headshot Pioneer Property Solutions
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              At Pioneer Property Solutions llc. We provide a wide range of improvements and maintenance on both residential and commercial properties from basic repairs to remodels.
              At Pioneer Property Solutions llc. We provide a wide range of improvements and maintenance on both residential and commercial properties from basic repairs to remodels.
              Porch Pro Headshot Create VIPs Electrical Services
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              (3)
              Porch Pro Headshot Call Professional Service Inc.
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              (2)
              Professional installation Services for security cameras Residtional & business Email me or call/ text me Will do any small or big project Licensed and insured Beat any estimate..
              Professional installation Services for security cameras Residtional & business Email me or call/ text me Will do any small or big project Licensed and insured Beat any estimate..
              Porch Pro Headshot Prep prime & paint
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              We are professionals honest straight forward work with all budgets to get the job done rite , we primarily paint but with my back ground in engineering we repair everything electrical plumbing we install and frame and construct anything. We pride ourselves in being friendly positive hard working peo...Read more about Prep prime & paint
              We are professionals honest straight forward work with all budgets to get the job done rite , we primarily paint but with my back ground in engineering we repair everything electrical plumbing we install and frame and construct anything. We pride ourselves in being friendly positive hard working peo...Read more about Prep prime & paint
              Porch Pro Headshot RPX LLC
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              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 Black Tech Solutions
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              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 One Guy with Tools
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              (84)
              Porch Pro Headshot B&K Construction LLC
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              (2)
              Porch Pro Headshot Smith and Son Electrical
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              Smith and Son Electrical is an electrical contractor based out of Chicago. They provide circuit breaker repair, electrical wiring, exterior lighting and other services.
              Smith and Son Electrical is an electrical contractor based out of Chicago. They provide circuit breaker repair, electrical wiring, exterior lighting and other services.
              Porch Pro Headshot Total Home Renovations Inc.
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              (1)
              Total Home Renovations is a remodeling specialist based out of Skokie . They offer home addition, attic restoration and more. Free estimates on any job. Complete interior and exterior repair and remodeling.
              Total Home Renovations is a remodeling specialist based out of Skokie . They offer home addition, attic restoration and more. Free estimates on any job. Complete interior and exterior repair and remodeling.
              Porch Pro Headshot Benchmark Plumbing and Rodding Inc
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              Benchmark Plumbing and Rodding, located in Manteno, is a plumbing contractor. They provide Drain cleaning services and Residential repairs as well as other services.
              Benchmark Plumbing and Rodding, located in Manteno, is a plumbing contractor. They provide Drain cleaning services and Residential repairs as well as other services.
              Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Arthur LLC
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              Handyman Arthur is a handyman company located in Chicago. They provide services such as plumbing fixtures installation, circuit breaker repair and other services.
              Handyman Arthur is a handyman company located in Chicago. They provide services such as plumbing fixtures installation, circuit breaker repair and other services.
              Porch Pro Headshot Meyer's Companies, Inc.
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana
              Porch Pro Headshot Snag A Pro
              Electricians
              Serves Lake Station, Indiana

              Latest projects near Lake Station

              Recent projects booked on Porch
              Portage 46368
              Thermostat Replacement and Repair
              Comments from Customer
              We need a new thermostat for our furnace & A/C installed.
              Gary 46409
              Electrical
              Start Date
              Within 48 hours
              Project type
              Replacement or upgrade
              What to install
              Something else
              Project description
              exterior outlet
              Portage 46368
              Lighting Replacement
              Start Date
              I'm flexible
              Service
              Electrical
              Project type
              Repair or troubleshooting
              What needs to be repaired
              Lighting or light fixture
              Inside or outside
              Indoor lights
              How many
              1
              Type of lighting
              Ceiling light
              Already have fixtures
              Yes
              Portage 46368
              Lighting Replacement
              Start Date
              Within a week
              Service
              Electrical
              Project type
              Replacement or upgrade
              What to install
              Indoor lighting
              Installation or replacement
              Replace existing lighting
              Number of light fixtures to replace
              1
              Kind of light fixtures to replace
              Pendant lighting
              Replace with same style
              I want the same kind of lighting
              Already have light fixtures
              Yes
              Portage 46368
              Electrical
              Start Date
              Within 48 hours
              Project type
              Replacement or upgrade
              What to install
              Something else
              Project description
              need electic for pool