Top 10 Electricians in Oak Lawn, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric of Naperville
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500," Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at almost 200 locati...Read more about Mr. Electric of Naperville
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500," Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at almost 200 locati...Read more about Mr. Electric of Naperville
Porch Pro Headshot Excel Electrical Technologies, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(324)
Please call (708)798-1900 for faster service. We are a full service and licensed electrical contracting firm serving Northern Illinois and Chicago land since 2000. Friendly service and fair pricing is our motto. We are large enough to offer a wide range of products and reliable service and yet small...Read more about Excel Electrical Technologies, Inc.
Please call (708)798-1900 for faster service. We are a full service and licensed electrical contracting firm serving Northern Illinois and Chicago land since 2000. Friendly service and fair pricing is our motto. We are large enough to offer a wide range of products and reliable service and yet small...Read more about Excel Electrical Technologies, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot SAFE Electrical
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(212)
"Charles Otstott (aka Safe Electrical) is the best! I first used his services under stressful circumstances and Charles was very patient. Charles is great with suggestions when he is confronted with the phrase "I don't really know what I want." After moving into a new home, Charles came and did a...Read more about SAFE Electrical
"Charles Otstott (aka Safe Electrical) is the best! I first used his services under stressful circumstances and Charles was very patient. Charles is great with suggestions when he is confronted with the phrase "I don't really know what I want." After moving into a new home, Charles came and did a...Read more about SAFE Electrical
Porch Pro Headshot Bates Electric
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(91)
We have full capabilities for residential, commercial, and industrial electrical services. Our electricians offer service in several areas of expertise, including design and build, restorative electrical service, burglar alarms, security control equipment, generators, home networking, communications...Read more about Bates Electric
We have full capabilities for residential, commercial, and industrial electrical services. Our electricians offer service in several areas of expertise, including design and build, restorative electrical service, burglar alarms, security control equipment, generators, home networking, communications...Read more about Bates Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Saturn Heating, Cooling, and Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, 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 All Suburban Electric
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(21)
Our company is experienced, trained, and educated with the best up-to-date knowledge about all your residential and commercial electric needs. We handle many aspects of electricity, including breakers, fuses, panels, electric circuits, ceiling fans, lighting, wiring, outlets, and switches. We are mo...Read more about All Suburban Electric
Our company is experienced, trained, and educated with the best up-to-date knowledge about all your residential and commercial electric needs. We handle many aspects of electricity, including breakers, fuses, panels, electric circuits, ceiling fans, lighting, wiring, outlets, and switches. We are mo...Read more about All Suburban Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Smith Maintenance
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(20)
"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 making sure his work was completed properly ...Read more about Smith Maintenance
"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 making sure his work was completed properly ...Read more about Smith Maintenance
Porch Pro Headshot SDB Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(11)
SDB Electric Inc. is a local family owned company that is licensed, fully insured, and bonded in Kankakee and surrounding counties. CALL US @ 815-693-7763 We are the lighting maintenance provider of choice for dozens of commercial accounts in the Kankakee area. Our customer base includes banks, r...Read more about SDB Electric Inc.
SDB Electric Inc. is a local family owned company that is licensed, fully insured, and bonded in Kankakee and surrounding counties. CALL US @ 815-693-7763 We are the lighting maintenance provider of choice for dozens of commercial accounts in the Kankakee area. Our customer base includes banks, r...Read more about SDB Electric Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Acer Construction, LLC.
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(6)
"Ben came out very quickly to work on our project, he even waited out the rain and continued working as soon as it stopped. He worked into the night to get the work done, until he couldn’t see anymore, then he returned the next morning. His prices are very good and he does what he can to save you mo...Read more about Acer Construction, LLC.
"Ben came out very quickly to work on our project, he even waited out the rain and continued working as soon as it stopped. He worked into the night to get the work done, until he couldn’t see anymore, then he returned the next morning. His prices are very good and he does what he can to save you mo...Read more about Acer Construction, LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot MLG Handyman & Home Remodeling
Electricians
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(18)
"MLG painted the interior of my three bedroom house a few weeks ago and they did an excellent job. They are very attentive and flexible during the scheduling process, their prices are very reasonable, and the paint work was very professional. I highly recommend them for painting services."
"MLG painted the interior of my three bedroom house a few weeks ago and they did an excellent job. They are very attentive and flexible during the scheduling process, their prices are very reasonable, and the paint work was very professional. I highly recommend them for painting 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 Oak Lawn 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
18016

Reliable, on time, efficient, customer service, high quality, upfront pricing. We rehab 40+ homes a year and our biggest problem is getting contractors to stick to their proposals. We have never had an issue with EMT changing pricing on us. If quality ...

- Ryan Siebert
18029

excellent service, very professional highly recommended !!!!

- Marzena Krystian Kaczmarek
18011

Good workers, on time and know what they are doing.

- Joseph Corcoran
18058

These guys come highly recommended. They are clean, quick, and professional. Their pricing is far better than most and their service is second to none. You can't go wrong using EMT Electrical Co. with your next residential or commercial project.

- Jonathan Hollifield
17999

Knowledgeable and efficient.

- Lily Dietrich
62610

Very professional GREAT FAST WORK! Took down old ceiling fan put new one then changed electric switch in living room. Great service great price! This is a 10 STAR company!

- Charles Nehring
72284

Horrible company. Do not even consider working with Peter. Let me tell you why. First, scheduled him to come out on Monday. Sunday night he texts and says sorry he can't come because on Monday now because he is an on-call emergency service for Foot Locke...

- Rosemary Dawn
11138

Unprofessional, and Overpriced!

- George Hill
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

Everything You Need to Know About Oak Lawn Electricians

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

Our data on recent electrician projects in Oak Lawn 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 Oak Lawn to ensure your project is done right.

What zip codes in Oak Lawn have the best Electricians?

On average electricians work in Oak Lawn 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 Oak Lawn zip codes that have great selections of electricians:

  • 60455: 7 Electricians.
  • 60805: 7 Electricians.
  • Who should I hire if I need Electrical Services in Oak Lawn?

    Right now there are about 350 companies in and around Oak Lawn ready to help you with your electrical services project.

    • On average, electrical services projects in Oak Lawn 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:

    • BRT ELECTRIC
      • R. P. Enterprises
        • Primary Electrical Services

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          Porch Pro Headshot Sun Electrical Contractors
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          (2)
          "It sucked!!!!! The contractor did not show for the appointment however he phone later, gave me a price and then his company phone with an appointment for 1 month later. I am in desperate need and wanted assistance now. I'm still searching."
          "It sucked!!!!! The contractor did not show for the appointment however he phone later, gave me a price and then his company phone with an appointment for 1 month later. I am in desperate need and wanted assistance now. I'm still searching."
          Porch Pro Headshot KAPITAL ELECTRIC INC
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, 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
          Porch Pro Headshot Electric Work Force
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          (47)
          A rating in the BBB license bonded and insured
          A rating in the BBB license bonded and insured
          Porch Pro Headshot Home Electrical Services
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          (4)
          Porch Pro Headshot RINATO CONSTRUCTION
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, 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 Create VIPs Electrical Services
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          (3)
          Porch Pro Headshot Call Professional Service Inc.
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          (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 Vela Remodelers
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          Porch Pro Headshot Nicholas taylor
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          Specializing in service calls, we have top quality work and a fair price at the front of our mission. It helps with return business, which we love! We do charge a modest trip/service charge to investigate and trouble shoot unforeseen issues.
          Specializing in service calls, we have top quality work and a fair price at the front of our mission. It helps with return business, which we love! We do charge a modest trip/service charge to investigate and trouble shoot unforeseen issues.
          Porch Pro Headshot Mokena Handyman Services
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          I do Plumbing and Electrical repairs and installations. Pressure washing season is back, call for a free estimate. I do carry $1,000,000.00 general liability insurance. Visit my website at: www.mokenahandyman.com like me at facebook: www.facebook.com/mokenahandyman
          I do Plumbing and Electrical repairs and installations. Pressure washing season is back, call for a free estimate. I do carry $1,000,000.00 general liability insurance. Visit my website at: www.mokenahandyman.com like me at facebook: www.facebook.com/mokenahandyman
          Porch Pro Headshot EMT  Electrical Company
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          (6)
          New construction , remodeling , generator backup system , panel upgrade , service upgrade .
          New construction , remodeling , generator backup system , panel upgrade , service upgrade .
          Porch Pro Headshot Southall Construction & Remodeling Inc.
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          Southall Construction & Remodeling, based in Naples, is a remodeling specialist. They provide wainscoting, entertainment room design and other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Southall Construction & Remodeling.
          Southall Construction & Remodeling, based in Naples, is a remodeling specialist. They provide wainscoting, entertainment room design and other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Southall Construction & Remodeling.
          Porch Pro Headshot Mc Coy Electric
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
          The professionals at Mccoy Electric Inc. in Evergreen Park, IL can spruce up the exterior of your home with high-quality outdoor lighting services.
          The professionals at Mccoy Electric Inc. in Evergreen Park, IL can spruce up the exterior of your home with high-quality outdoor lighting services.
          Porch Pro Headshot Nado Reliable Services Inc.
          Electricians
          Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois

          Latest projects near Oak Lawn

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          Evergreen Park 60805
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          Install something new
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          Something else
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          Install new outlet (No wiring in place)
          Evergreen Park 60805
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          Need a Ring wired floodlight cam and a Ring wired video doorbell installed.
          Oak Lawn 60453
          Thermostat Replacement and Repair
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          Chicago 60655
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          electric control for a heating system