Top 3 Electricians in Portland, OR

Porch Pro Headshot Young Electric LLC
(790)
"I am embarrassed by my rookie homeowners mistake, but glad that Danny the electrician knew exactly what to look for and was able to fix it in a matter of seconds. Everyone from the office, including office manager Linda, and dispatcher Taylor made the entire process of scheduling and communicating ...Read more about Young Electric LLC
9999 SW Wilshire St Ste 221, Portland, OR
503-706-9867
Porch Pro Headshot Conduit Electric
(334)
Conduit Electric is a full-service electrical shop serving the residential,commercial, industrial, and retail sectors. We work in all phases of electrical design, project estimations, and project management. The Conduit work force consists of 12 employees dedicated to providing you with courteous a...Read more about Conduit Electric
19461 SW 89th Ave, Tualatin, OR
503-692-1428
Porch Pro Headshot Simpson Electrical Construction Co.
Serving all of Yamhill county area, McMinnville, Newberg, Amity, Carlton and more. Our main focus is service work, there is no job that is too small.
4230 NE Hawn Creek Rd, McMinnville, OR
503-550-4027

More Electricians in Portland, OR

Porch Pro Headshot Bentley Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Portland, Oregon
We do all types of electrical installations & troubleshooting. Specializing in residential wiring with recessed lighting, fan installation, transfer switch installation & any type of remodeling. Please check out our website for more information. Jay @ 503-789-4229
We do all types of electrical installations & troubleshooting. Specializing in residential wiring with recessed lighting, fan installation, transfer switch installation & any type of remodeling. Please check out our website for more information. Jay @ 503-789-4229
Porch Pro Headshot American Electric Service
Electricians
Serves Portland, Oregon
(95)
American Electric Service is Portland's Premier Electrical Service company. We are a 3rd generation electrical contracting business and have been in business for over 30 years. We service all of the Metropolitan Portland area - including Beaverton, Gresham, and Vancouver. Call us today for your Elec...Read more about American Electric Service
American Electric Service is Portland's Premier Electrical Service company. We are a 3rd generation electrical contracting business and have been in business for over 30 years. We service all of the Metropolitan Portland area - including Beaverton, Gresham, and Vancouver. Call us today for your Elec...Read more about American Electric Service
Porch Pro Headshot Adk Construction, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Portland, Oregon
(20)
ADK Electric specializes in commercial, industrial, cellular, multi-family and residential electrical projects. ADK Electric was founded in 1996 and incorporated in 2001 by Alan Kangas, who remains the company's president. Using his personal savings, time, experiences and values, Alan built a stron...Read more about Adk Construction, Inc.
ADK Electric specializes in commercial, industrial, cellular, multi-family and residential electrical projects. ADK Electric was founded in 1996 and incorporated in 2001 by Alan Kangas, who remains the company's president. Using his personal savings, time, experiences and values, Alan built a stron...Read more about Adk Construction, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Hollywood Lights, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Portland, Oregon
(80)
Hollywood Lights is a bonded electrical contractor that provides cable installation, interior lighting, wiring replacement and other services. They are based in Portland. Hollywood Lights is accredited by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Hollywood Lights is a bonded electrical contractor that provides cable installation, interior lighting, wiring replacement and other services. They are based in Portland. Hollywood Lights is accredited by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Porch Pro Headshot Done Right Home Repair
Electricians
Serves Portland, Oregon
(10)
Done Right Home Repair is available for your home repair, remodel, and installation needs. Whether it be plumbing, electrical, drywall or flooring, we're here to make your life easier at a reasonable price.
Done Right Home Repair is available for your home repair, remodel, and installation needs. Whether it be plumbing, electrical, drywall or flooring, we're here to make your life easier at a reasonable price.
Porch Pro Headshot Proud build construction LLC
Electricians
Serves Portland, Oregon
Proud build construction goes above and beyond to provide top-notch quality services and amuse our customers. We strive to fulfill the needs of our customers to the fullest while offering competitive prices. Proud build construction was first built on honesty and integrity so that now you could be g...Read more about Proud build construction LLC
Proud build construction goes above and beyond to provide top-notch quality services and amuse our customers. We strive to fulfill the needs of our customers to the fullest while offering competitive prices. Proud build construction was first built on honesty and integrity so that now you could be g...Read more about Proud build construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sparky's Electric
Electricians
Serves Portland, Oregon
At Sparky's Electric, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with quality electrical work at a reasonable price while maintaining a friendly and clean work environment. Our goal in this business venture is to treat every customer with kindness and respect while perfoming a needed service to ...Read more about Sparky's Electric
At Sparky's Electric, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with quality electrical work at a reasonable price while maintaining a friendly and clean work environment. Our goal in this business venture is to treat every customer with kindness and respect while perfoming a needed service to ...Read more about Sparky's Electric

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 Portland Electricians

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Our experience was similar to what Carole experienced. We paid 50% upfront. We were then asked to pay for additional paint multiple times and only received one receipt. Each trip he took to purchase additional materials or to take lunch took anywhere from...

- Jeff Fischer
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It was a remove and repair 2 fence posts...a small "gig labor" job I posted on CL. At first meeting, I didn't feel right about hiring Chuck. He was persistent and emailed me, then just popped up at my door with the offer of 2 free cedar posts. I, unfortun...

- Carole Onasch
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Solid Company to work with. Prompt, and electrician was very professional as well as efficient. Will use them again when needed.

- Mike Kilmer
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I needed to have a ceiling fan installed in a high foyer. I found Young’s Electric on the web and was impressed with the reviews for this company. I have to say that my experience was incredible right from the first interaction. I spoke with Taylor who wa...

- Chris Mills

Everything You Need to Know About Portland Electricians

Does the electrician I want to hire need to be licensed in Portland?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Electrician need to have. There are 304 electricians in Portland that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Electricians need to have to work on Electrical Services jobs in OR:

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

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

What Portland zip codes are served by Electricians?

Portland has 1976 total Electrician companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Portland with the most Electricians:

      • 38 Electricians in 97214.
      • 38 Electricians in 98664.
      • 38 Electricians in 98660.

      All Electricians in Portland, OR

      Porch Pro Headshot Tapani Construction LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      (12)
      Tapani Construction is a General Contractor offering Electrical services, Excavation and General Contracting Services.
      Tapani Construction is a General Contractor offering Electrical services, Excavation and General Contracting Services.
      Porch Pro Headshot Positive Energy Electrical Contractors LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      (2)
      We strive to offer exceptional customer service, safe and professional installation, and quality workmanship.
      We strive to offer exceptional customer service, safe and professional installation, and quality workmanship.
      Porch Pro Headshot Contractor's Electric, LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      Contractors Electric, LLC is a full service electrical construction company specializing in economical solutions for your complete electrical construction and repair needs. At Contractors Electric, we believe that hiring Eugene electricians for your home or business should and must be a positive an...Read more about Contractor's Electric, LLC
      Contractors Electric, LLC is a full service electrical construction company specializing in economical solutions for your complete electrical construction and repair needs. At Contractors Electric, we believe that hiring Eugene electricians for your home or business should and must be a positive an...Read more about Contractor's Electric, LLC
      Porch Pro Headshot Raley Co
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      Raley Electric, Inc. is the premier professional contracting company offering a wide variety of residential services to our clients in Brush Prairie area. We are known to pay exquisite attention to detail while making your satisfaction our number one priority. Please call us today to schedule your a...Read more about Raley Co
      Raley Electric, Inc. is the premier professional contracting company offering a wide variety of residential services to our clients in Brush Prairie area. We are known to pay exquisite attention to detail while making your satisfaction our number one priority. Please call us today to schedule your a...Read more about Raley Co
      Porch Pro Headshot Pro Stat Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      Pro Staff Electric is an electrical contractor based in Vancouver. They provide cable wiring, new home wiring, and circuit breaker repair.
      Pro Staff Electric is an electrical contractor based in Vancouver. They provide cable wiring, new home wiring, and circuit breaker repair.
      Porch Pro Headshot PRIMO ELECTRIC, INC
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      Primo Electric is a electrical contractor that provides complete electrical services in Residential, Commercial, and Service work.
      Primo Electric is a electrical contractor that provides complete electrical services in Residential, Commercial, and Service work.
      Porch Pro Headshot Century Electric, LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      (12)
      Porch Pro Headshot Metro Electric, Inc.
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      (16)
      Porch Pro Headshot Twin Electric, Inc.
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      Twin Electric Inc offers electrical services to the Portland area. Call us today!
      Twin Electric Inc offers electrical services to the Portland area. Call us today!
      Porch Pro Headshot Kaleo Electric LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      (3)
      Porch Pro Headshot AKW Electric
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      Porch Pro Headshot Ace Electric Construction LLC
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon
      Porch Pro Headshot Frahler Electric Co
      Electricians
      Serves Portland, Oregon

      Latest projects near Portland

      Recent projects booked on Porch
      Portland 97202
      Electrical
      Start Date
      I'm flexible
      Project type
      Install something new
      What to install
      Something else
      Project description
      Main electric meter
      Install or replace?
      Install a new meter
      Portland 97232
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      Within 48 hours
      Purpose
      Home safety
      Inspection type
      Electrical
      Property type
      Condo or townhome
      Property size
      0-1,500 sq ft
      Property age
      41-50 years
      Foundation type
      Basement
      Relationship to property
      Owner
      Occupied
      Yes
      Utilities turned on
      Yes
      Specific services
      None of the above
      Portland 97220
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      Within a week
      Purpose
      Purchasing property
      Inspection type
      Electrical
      Property type
      Single family residence
      Property size
      2,501-3,000 sq ft
      Property age
      51+ years
      Foundation type
      Basement
      Relationship to property
      Buyer
      Occupied
      No
      Utilities turned on
      Yes
      Specific services
      None of the above
      Portland 97229
      Outlet Replacement
      Start Date
      Within 48 hours
      Project type
      Replacement or upgrade
      What to install
      New electrical wiring
      Wiring purpose
      Power outlet
      Is this a replacement
      Yes
      Replacement type
      Just the outlet cover
      Number of outlet covers to replace
      7-10