Top 3 Electricians in Memphis, TN

Porch Pro Headshot Electric Unlimited
(59)
Electric Unlimited is a licensed electrical service company located on Commerce Street in the county seat, Hernando Mississippi. The owner, Kevin Jones, a native of Southaven, started in business in 2006 after completing a bachelors degree at Mississippi State University. Electric Unlimited speciali...Read more about Electric Unlimited
291 E Commerce St, Hernando, MS
901-262-0176
Porch Pro Headshot Victory Electric
(40)
"I had a technician Calhoun come out his morning to check a faulty outlet. He was exceptionally polite and worked efficiently to correct my problem . everything was resolved before he left. I highly recommend this service. Judy Mize Walls MS"
5911 Eagleston Dr, Olive Branch, MS
901-258-7815
Porch Pro Headshot Springhill Electric LLC
"We are very impressed with this company. Their professionalism and customer service is top notch. They exceeded our expectations of response time and delivery of product. We could not be any happier with the result. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone."
2861 Shelby St, Memphis, TN
901-384-0361

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Porch Pro Headshot Mermaid Engineering Handyman Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(16)
"We used Mermaid Engineering to hang artwork in our home. We have high ceilings and a turning staircase. He was able to hang our larger pieces and a few other ones with ease. Paul is very responsive and his work is very good. We will use him again."
"We used Mermaid Engineering to hang artwork in our home. We have high ceilings and a turning staircase. He was able to hang our larger pieces and a few other ones with ease. Paul is very responsive and his work is very good. We will use him again."
Porch Pro Headshot BEGC LLC
Electricians
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(12)
"I was very pleased with the work Mr. Benefiel did. He was courteous and very professional. He went above and beyond to get the parts for the job. Highly recommend him for future work. My dryer doesn't make that horrible squeaking noise anymore."
"I was very pleased with the work Mr. Benefiel did. He was courteous and very professional. He went above and beyond to get the parts for the job. Highly recommend him for future work. My dryer doesn't make that horrible squeaking noise anymore."
Porch Pro Headshot Modern Electric
Electricians
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(9)
"I list foreclosure properties in the Memphis Metro area and found myself in need of a contractor to rebuild the service on a home in the Berclair area. Bo was referred to me by an old friend. They completed the work in a professional and timely manner. Having been an electrician myself for nearly 2...Read more about Modern Electric
"I list foreclosure properties in the Memphis Metro area and found myself in need of a contractor to rebuild the service on a home in the Berclair area. Bo was referred to me by an old friend. They completed the work in a professional and timely manner. Having been an electrician myself for nearly 2...Read more about Modern Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Mcmillen Brokers LLC
Electricians
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Hi! My name is Jason Mcmillen. I'm 42 years of age. I have been in the building trade for 21 years. I have come to a point in my life that I want to take on smaller jobs and service more people. We can solve your plumbing and electrical issues. Fix damaged sheet rock and interior painting small plu...Read more about Mcmillen Brokers LLC
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Hi! My name is Jason Mcmillen. I'm 42 years of age. I have been in the building trade for 21 years. I have come to a point in my life that I want to take on smaller jobs and service more people. We can solve your plumbing and electrical issues. Fix damaged sheet rock and interior painting small plu...Read more about Mcmillen Brokers LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric
Electricians
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(18)
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 locat...Read more about Mr. Electric
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 locat...Read more about Mr. Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Divine Electrical Inc.
Electricians
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
We are Divine Electrical, Inc. we are licensed electricians. We have been in business for over 13 years in the Memphis area; providing people with quality and reliable service. We specialize in residential and commercial electrical work ranging from panel box change outs, meter box put back, electr...Read more about Divine Electrical Inc.
We are Divine Electrical, Inc. we are licensed electricians. We have been in business for over 13 years in the Memphis area; providing people with quality and reliable service. We specialize in residential and commercial electrical work ranging from panel box change outs, meter box put back, electr...Read more about Divine Electrical Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot All-Tenn Electrical
Electricians
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
All Tenn Electric provides quality residential and commercial services at affordable rates, and we approach each project with the same professional attitude and work ethic. We serve clients across Memphis, TN. Whether your existing wiring is brand-new or outdated, each of our knowledgeable electrici...Read more about All-Tenn Electrical
All Tenn Electric provides quality residential and commercial services at affordable rates, and we approach each project with the same professional attitude and work ethic. We serve clients across Memphis, TN. Whether your existing wiring is brand-new or outdated, each of our knowledgeable electrici...Read more about All-Tenn Electrical

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 Memphis Electricians

89652

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

Thanks to DC Electric my master bedroom is complete. He was a very sweet guy. He price was reasonable and I will make sure to get him for my next project.

- Marisha Dean
89798

David Cline with D.C. electric replaced balast in kitchen light fixture. Excellent work and great customer experience.

- Diana Downey
43973

Think twice before you hire this company, they are unprofessionals with bad customer service. The owner came to do the work late, stoned and stank of marijuana, they do not offer any kind of after sale customer service, we would never hire them again and ...

- Athena Zhao
103046

Used Electric Unlimited for both my home theater installation as well as a complex home automation system (cameras, thermostats, doors, lights, etc.). The jobs were completed perfectly, on-time and on-budget. First class, professional service.

- Bob Saldeen
155943

Have used this company for several projects and also referred Kevin to a friend who was remodeling an older home as well as wire the new shop he had built behind his home. Kevin is good people and his pricing is very reasonable. My friend stated they we...

- Jim ponder
102853

I have had Kevin Jones complete many projects around the house from a home stereo system to adding an additional room and indoor/outdoor electrical projects finished with complete satisfaction. If any problem arises he backs up his work 100%. He is hone...

- Tim Gordon
155942

Kevin was recommended to us from a friend. I have had him do some work at my home on two occasions. First had to have some rewiring done but also had some expansion work done and had him run power to my shop add 240 . Had him also add a 50 amp plug for ...

- Jim ponder
14106

Very well pleased.

- Aaron Benefiel
125789

Highly recommend! Went above and beyond to make sure job was perfect! Very professional, honest and knowledgeable. Will definitely use again for any future needs!

- Christy Smith
13366

I needed work done on my sockets/electronic plugs. The person, Danny Williams was very professional and came out quickly and fixed my problem the same day. I was very happy with the service.

- Tammy Snyder
270900

I spoke with the contractor or owner, after a home warranty request. He wanted to know what was going on, so I told him and he wanted to know specifics about the wiring, etc., so I suggested a video chat. While speaking with him, he was not only rude, agi...

- Sha Greene
107517

Great communication with schedule and what the project entailed, completed in a very timely manner with very reasonable pricing. Would definitely hire for future jobs!

- Devon L. Greaney

Everything You Need to Know About Memphis Electricians

What zip codes in Memphis have the best Electricians?

On average electricians work in Memphis costs about $129.00. 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 Memphis zip codes that have great selections of electricians:

  • 38107: 40 Electricians.
  • 38138: 40 Electricians.
  • 38127: 40 Electricians.
  • How does invoicing/payment work for most Electrician projects in Memphis?

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

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

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

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

    Right now there are about 2000 companies in and around Memphis ready to help you with your electrical services project.

    • On average, electrical services projects in Memphis will cost you between $129.00 and $129.00. These costs are than the national average.

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

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    Porch Pro Headshot DC Electric LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
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    Porch Pro Headshot Barth Electric, LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Ensure your outdoor lighting project is completed the right way with Barth Electric in Forest.
    Ensure your outdoor lighting project is completed the right way with Barth Electric in Forest.
    Porch Pro Headshot Max Electric, Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    MAX ELECTRIC INC. Memphis and North Mississippi Residential Electrical Services offered - remodeling, maintenance, repairs for the following: - receptacles - switches - lights - ceiling fans - telephone lines - cable outlets - electrical panel upgrade - landscape and security lighting - securit...Read more about Max Electric, Inc.
    MAX ELECTRIC INC. Memphis and North Mississippi Residential Electrical Services offered - remodeling, maintenance, repairs for the following: - receptacles - switches - lights - ceiling fans - telephone lines - cable outlets - electrical panel upgrade - landscape and security lighting - securit...Read more about Max Electric, Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Academy Electric LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Academy Electric LLC is a residential and light commercial service and remodel electrical contractor. We are licensed, bonded and insured. We pride ourselves on professionalism, integrity, and knowledge. " Your Quality of Life is Our Service "
    Academy Electric LLC is a residential and light commercial service and remodel electrical contractor. We are licensed, bonded and insured. We pride ourselves on professionalism, integrity, and knowledge. " Your Quality of Life is Our Service "
    Porch Pro Headshot Precision Home Repair and Concrete
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    We specialize in most forms of home improvement and concrete. Call us for all your home needs. 901-305-5305
    We specialize in most forms of home improvement and concrete. Call us for all your home needs. 901-305-5305
    Porch Pro Headshot Branson Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
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    Porch Pro Headshot UPCD
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Our goal is to ensure our clients' complete satisfaction with our work/ assistance.
    Our goal is to ensure our clients' complete satisfaction with our work/ assistance.
    Porch Pro Headshot Foothills Electric Service
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    I have 25 years of electrical experience and serve Rutherford County and surrounding counties. I am licensed , insured and bonded. My background includes servicing and installing electrical circuits, devices and components. I provide service to residential, commercial and industrial customers wit...Read more about Foothills Electric Service
    I have 25 years of electrical experience and serve Rutherford County and surrounding counties. I am licensed , insured and bonded. My background includes servicing and installing electrical circuits, devices and components. I provide service to residential, commercial and industrial customers wit...Read more about Foothills Electric Service
    Porch Pro Headshot ABC All-In-One
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    We've been in business for 15 years in the Memphis area. We do all sorts of work from remodels to locksmithing. We specialize in electrical work and troubleshooting appliance repair.Give us a call today for all of your needs!
    We've been in business for 15 years in the Memphis area. We do all sorts of work from remodels to locksmithing. We specialize in electrical work and troubleshooting appliance repair.Give us a call today for all of your needs!
    Porch Pro Headshot Magnolia Home Improvements
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Porch Pro Headshot Tim Mclillie Builders Airconditioning & Electrical
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    For an outdoor lighting company with fast service, knowledgeable technicians, and superior customer service, contact Tim Mclillie Builders Airconditioning & Electrical in the Clinton, KY area.
    For an outdoor lighting company with fast service, knowledgeable technicians, and superior customer service, contact Tim Mclillie Builders Airconditioning & Electrical in the Clinton, KY area.
    Porch Pro Headshot C&S electric
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    All about quality over quantity no job is to small and I will work around you to
    All about quality over quantity no job is to small and I will work around you to
    Porch Pro Headshot Wheeler electric
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Porch Pro Headshot AI Electric Services
    Electricians
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee

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