Top 3 Electricians in Omaha, NE

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ServiceOne

(2,726)
One Simple Solution. ServiceOne is Omaha's leading provider of quality heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and major appliance service, repair and installation.
9335 J St, Omaha, NE
402-339-4357
Porch Pro Headshot CK Electric  LLC
(607)
"TEN STARS!!!!! We needed to have the power mast raised on our home. After building a deck the mast was too low according to OPPD’s codes. My search for an electrician began early this summer and after going through 4 companies, a lot of BS and wasted time(no kidding), I found myself talking to Cha...Read more about CK Electric LLC
17503 Storage Rd, Omaha, NE
402-679-2224
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Power Crew

(251)
"Power Crew did a lighting upgrade in my home. Jason did a great job laying out several nice options for us to improve the lighting and look of our home. The lighting accents our living room, pool table, and entertainment areas. We have had nothing but compliments and could not be happier with th...Read more about Power Crew
2626 S 156th Cir, Omaha, NE
402-333-2222

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Porch Pro Headshot Hiller Electric Company
Electricians
Serves Omaha, Nebraska
Hiller Electric Company has been earning its solid reputation every day since it was founded by Francis Hiller in 1964. We began as a family business and continue now as the second generation carries on the exceptional service and professionalism established for nearly half a century. Over the year...Read more about Hiller Electric Company
Hiller Electric Company has been earning its solid reputation every day since it was founded by Francis Hiller in 1964. We began as a family business and continue now as the second generation carries on the exceptional service and professionalism established for nearly half a century. Over the year...Read more about Hiller Electric Company
Porch Pro Headshot Voltage Solutions LLC
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Serves Omaha, Nebraska
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Located in Omaha, Voltage Solutions is an electrical contractor. They provide outlet installation, new home wiring, and fan installation as well as other services. Voltage Solutions is accredited by the BBB.
Located in Omaha, Voltage Solutions is an electrical contractor. They provide outlet installation, new home wiring, and fan installation as well as other services. Voltage Solutions is accredited by the BBB.
Porch Pro Headshot Service-Omaha
Electricians
Serves Omaha, Nebraska
We're a group of local Omaha professionals providing complete full service business and household services. We can help you with any business or household project or needs. Service Omaha offers handyman contractor services, commercial residential cleaning, hauling and moving services. Service Omaha ...Read more about Service-Omaha
We're a group of local Omaha professionals providing complete full service business and household services. We can help you with any business or household project or needs. Service Omaha offers handyman contractor services, commercial residential cleaning, hauling and moving services. Service Omaha ...Read more about Service-Omaha
Porch Pro Headshot Downs Electric,  Inc.
Electricians
Serves Omaha, Nebraska
Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contractors Located in Omaha, Ne and serving Nebraska and Iowa since 1993. We are a Full-Service Electrical Contractor and we do all phases of Design-Build, New and Remodel work. Complete Fire Alarm Systems (New and Repair). We work with all of the major cellu...Read more about Downs Electric, Inc.
Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contractors Located in Omaha, Ne and serving Nebraska and Iowa since 1993. We are a Full-Service Electrical Contractor and we do all phases of Design-Build, New and Remodel work. Complete Fire Alarm Systems (New and Repair). We work with all of the major cellu...Read more about Downs Electric, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Electrical Concepts & Solutions
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Serves Omaha, Nebraska
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Electrical Concepts and Solutions offers all aspects of electrical contracting. With over 13 years of experience, we can tackle the wiring of anything electrical! From installation of entertainment systems to the rewiring of an entire home, we promise quality work.
Electrical Concepts and Solutions offers all aspects of electrical contracting. With over 13 years of experience, we can tackle the wiring of anything electrical! From installation of entertainment systems to the rewiring of an entire home, we promise quality work.
Porch Pro Headshot Electricians Inc.
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Serves Omaha, Nebraska
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Electricians Inc. is an electrical contractor located in Omaha, NE. We offer residential, commercial, underground, pool, generator, and low voltage electrical services. Whether you are looking for wiring, installation, maintenance, or repairs, you've found the right experts offering the best custome...Read more about Electricians Inc.
Electricians Inc. is an electrical contractor located in Omaha, NE. We offer residential, commercial, underground, pool, generator, and low voltage electrical services. Whether you are looking for wiring, installation, maintenance, or repairs, you've found the right experts offering the best custome...Read more about Electricians Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot S.C Electrical
Electricians
Serves Omaha, Nebraska
Serving all your electrical needs. Residential, commercial, remodel, new construction, service upgrades, fixture installation, additions, camera installation, t.v mounts, 24 hour response time, give us a call today for a free estimate.
Serving all your electrical needs. Residential, commercial, remodel, new construction, service upgrades, fixture installation, additions, camera installation, t.v mounts, 24 hour response time, give us a call today for a free estimate.

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 Omaha Electricians

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Premier came out to remodel our whole house and wow did Mike and the crew do a great job! From day one he communicated well and kept us informed daily. Even when I kept changing my mind on tile he was patient! They did a great job and everything turned ou...

- Christina Higgins
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I have been very satisfied with the professional and high quality work of the Power Crew and will continue to call them when I need work done.

- Jean Bressler
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Worked with Power Crew for years on various projects. They are always reliable.

- David Pantos
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13 hours ago 1 star or less to the company 3 1/2 star to Austin. I have a mixed review. If you have a bigger job to be done, look for a different company. Power Crew doesn't seem to have enough personnel to send more than 1 person per job! Power Crew acce...

- Tresia Phillips
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There will not be enough room here to write my entire experience out. I will just give the bullet points. These points have been spoken on the phone to management, they have been emailed, they have been mailed, and I also tried via messenger to get into c...

- Becky Fitzgerald

Everything You Need to Know About Omaha Electricians

Can I browse unscreened Electricians in Omaha?

We do our best to screen all of our electricians. However, there are still some electrician professionals in Omaha that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Omaha or NE. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering electrical services:

  • M J Electric Corp:
    • Services Offered: Electricians
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Russ Bohaty Electric Inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Clifton Electric:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

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

What zip codes in Omaha have the best Electricians?

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

  • 68111: 37 Electricians.
  • 68137: 37 Electricians.
  • All Electricians in Omaha, NE

    Porch Pro Headshot Hoffman Electric, Inc.
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    We Are Your Full Service Electrical Contractor Specializing in Electrical Service Upgrades, Remodel, Repair, Service Calls, All Electrical Work in Both New or Old Homes & Businesses.
    We Are Your Full Service Electrical Contractor Specializing in Electrical Service Upgrades, Remodel, Repair, Service Calls, All Electrical Work in Both New or Old Homes & Businesses.
    Porch Pro Headshot Premier Business & Home Services
    Electricians
    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
    (1)
    Welcome Home to Premier Business and Home Services! Call or email us today! Business 4029606657. You will be glad you did! We are Veteran Owned and Operated, and we offer quality, reasonable pricing, and courteous, prompt remodeling, installation, service and repair for your home and business. Wor...Read more about Premier Business & Home Services
    Welcome Home to Premier Business and Home Services! Call or email us today! Business 4029606657. You will be glad you did! We are Veteran Owned and Operated, and we offer quality, reasonable pricing, and courteous, prompt remodeling, installation, service and repair for your home and business. Wor...Read more about Premier Business & Home Services
    Porch Pro Headshot Hohoho
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    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
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    Porch Pro Headshot CS Electric LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
    Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. CS Electric's staff has 15 years experience in residential, commerci...Read more about CS Electric LLC
    Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. CS Electric's staff has 15 years experience in residential, commerci...Read more about CS Electric LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot M J Electric Corp
    Electricians
    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
    M J Electric Corp, based out of Omaha, is an electrical contractor that offers subpanel installation, cable installation, new home wiring, and lighting fixture installation. In October of 2013, a property owner contracted them to do a remodeling project using a permit acquired from the city of Omaha...Read more about M J Electric Corp
    M J Electric Corp, based out of Omaha, is an electrical contractor that offers subpanel installation, cable installation, new home wiring, and lighting fixture installation. In October of 2013, a property owner contracted them to do a remodeling project using a permit acquired from the city of Omaha...Read more about M J Electric Corp
    Porch Pro Headshot Mister Switch
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    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
    Porch Pro Headshot Classic Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
    Porch Pro Headshot D & J Electric  Inc.
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    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
    Porch Pro Headshot MJW Electrical Service, LLC
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    Serves Omaha, Nebraska
    Porch Pro Headshot Cloudt Enterprises  LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Omaha, Nebraska

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    Omaha 68144
    Thermostat Replacement and Repair
    Comments from Customer
    I have a Honeywell control box on furnace. I received a nest thermostat for Xmas and when I went to change out all the old one has is 3 wires and a 1 2 3 slot to put them. That does not correspond with the nest wiring diagram ?? Need to see about having new Nest thermostat installed
    Omaha 68154
    Thermostat Replacement and Repair
    Comments from Customer
    HVAC only a couple years old.. Looking to install a NEST 3rd Gen Thermostat
    Omaha 68102
    Lighting Replacement
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Project type
    Replacement or upgrade
    What to install
    Outdoor lighting
    Install new or replace
    Replace existing lights
    Kind of lighting to replace
    Deck and home accent lighting
    How many lights to replace
    2-3
    Light fixture locations
    bathroom vanity sconces (2) to be removed. and if the pro wants to also hang a new medicine chest, I'm open to that.
    Already have light fixtures and supplies
    Yes
    Bennington 68007
    Electrical
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Project type
    Install something new
    What to install
    Something else
    Project description
    Surge protector
    Omaha 68116
    Electrical
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Project type
    Install something new
    What to install
    Something else
    Project description
    Doorbell
    Install or replace
    Yes
    Omaha 68135
    Electrical
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Project type
    Replacement or upgrade
    What to install
    Something else
    Project description
    I recently purchase GAS Oven to replace the Old Electric Range. Old Electric range was plugged on to 220 V separate point but the new GAS Range needs only 110 V outlet. Need Electrician to replace existing 220 V outlet with 110 V one
    La Vista 68128
    Electrical
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Project type
    Install something new
    What to install
    Something else
    Project description
    Smoke detector
    Battery powered or hardwired
    Hardwired
    How many to install
    1