Top 10 Electricians in San Jose, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Garcia Drywall
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
Garcia Drywall we have 10+ years of experience. We believe our biggest form of advertising is word-of-mouth advertising, that if we do a great job for you , you will tell your friends , your neighbor's , and your family! We stand behind Honesty , integrity and trust completely. We know if you give u...Read more about Garcia Drywall
Garcia Drywall we have 10+ years of experience. We believe our biggest form of advertising is word-of-mouth advertising, that if we do a great job for you , you will tell your friends , your neighbor's , and your family! We stand behind Honesty , integrity and trust completely. We know if you give u...Read more about Garcia Drywall
Porch Pro Headshot Willow Glen Electric
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
We're an Electrical Contracting firm that specializes in Residential and Light Commercial service work. Having been in business since 1987, we have many years of experience to handle every job, small or large, with integrity and competence. We are proud to be an authorized Tesla EV charging circuit ...Read more about Willow Glen Electric
We're an Electrical Contracting firm that specializes in Residential and Light Commercial service work. Having been in business since 1987, we have many years of experience to handle every job, small or large, with integrity and competence. We are proud to be an authorized Tesla EV charging circuit ...Read more about Willow Glen Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Dalcon Electric
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(725)
Porch Pro Headshot Alley Electric
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(355)
Alley Electric has been in business since 2000. Family owned and operated. Specializes in all aspects of residential electrical wiring. Free estimates!
Alley Electric has been in business since 2000. Family owned and operated. Specializes in all aspects of residential electrical wiring. Free estimates!
Porch Pro Headshot Main Stream Electric
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(135)
Main Stream Electric is your trusted electrician in the San Jose Bay Area! We bring a trusted reputation and up-front pricing. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. All our electrical contractors are have extensive knowledge and experience working on lighting, wiring, and all types of residentia...Read more about Main Stream Electric
Main Stream Electric is your trusted electrician in the San Jose Bay Area! We bring a trusted reputation and up-front pricing. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. All our electrical contractors are have extensive knowledge and experience working on lighting, wiring, and all types of residentia...Read more about Main Stream Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Wooding Electric
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(40)
Welcome to Wooding Electric! "Your Neighborhood Electrician" Providing Quality Electrical Services Since 1992 We are an electrical contractor that specializes in: Commercial and Residential Electrical Services & Repairs Installations - Upgrades - Tenant Improvements - Remodels Emergency Troubles...Read more about Wooding Electric
Welcome to Wooding Electric! "Your Neighborhood Electrician" Providing Quality Electrical Services Since 1992 We are an electrical contractor that specializes in: Commercial and Residential Electrical Services & Repairs Installations - Upgrades - Tenant Improvements - Remodels Emergency Troubles...Read more about Wooding Electric
Porch Pro Headshot WESTSUN ELECTRIC & SOLAR
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(34)
"Chris is a very nice man and he did a great job wiring our new home. He was very patient with us. (Even when my wife and I changed our mind and wanted new outlets hidden in drawers all over the house!)"
"Chris is a very nice man and he did a great job wiring our new home. He was very patient with us. (Even when my wife and I changed our mind and wanted new outlets hidden in drawers all over the house!)"
Porch Pro Headshot PRECISION POWER ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(18)
Been in the industry for 14 years now. I work with sevral high end contractors, in upscale custom homes and various commercial buildings. Precision Power Electric are experts in solving problems in the most professional way possible. We are up to date with all the city electrical codes and work clos...Read more about PRECISION POWER ELECTRIC
Been in the industry for 14 years now. I work with sevral high end contractors, in upscale custom homes and various commercial buildings. Precision Power Electric are experts in solving problems in the most professional way possible. We are up to date with all the city electrical codes and work clos...Read more about PRECISION POWER ELECTRIC
Porch Pro Headshot GIA Power Management
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(8)
GIA Power Management is a commercial development and construction company dedicated to providing a full spectrum of services to the commercial and industrial community. We are dedicated to provide complete construction, maintenance and property management services to our clients. Our ability to work...Read more about GIA Power Management
GIA Power Management is a commercial development and construction company dedicated to providing a full spectrum of services to the commercial and industrial community. We are dedicated to provide complete construction, maintenance and property management services to our clients. Our ability to work...Read more about GIA Power Management
Porch Pro Headshot Edge Electric
Electricians
Serves San Jose, California
(6)
EDGE ELECTRIC offers electrical services to the Tracy area. Call us today!
EDGE ELECTRIC offers electrical services to the Tracy area. Call us today!

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 San Jose Electricians

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We had Edge Electric install recessed lighting in out hallway and a guest bedroom. Zac, the owner, did a great job at a fair price. When we needed lighting installed in our living room to spotlight some artwork, we immediately gave Edge Electric a call. Z...

25305

A person came out to my house looked at everything last week , and I'm still waiting for him to send me the estimate, he said he would send it by the weekend but it almost a week later now

- Roger Savedra
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172618

Came on a Weekend and was very professional, finished same day great experience, if you are looking for a drywall patched, stop looking Juan is the guy for the job, I wouldnt hesitate in rehiring him for other patches.

- Napoleon Ayala
145230

I’m glad I contacted Alley Electric for the job. Wesley did a fantastic job and the price is very reasonable.

- Shufun Ho
51833

They wanted $69 just to drive out to give an estimate?! And the girl on the phone was clearly trained to fast-talk past this little fact. Absurd.

- Benjamin Quisumbing
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40520

Precision Power did excellent work at a reasonable price. Rico not only gave an estimate, but explained the process and offered suggestions. I am very pleased.

- Jon Purvis
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Rico Padua of Precision Power Electric was recommended to me by an excellent plumber--so I was inclined to think well of him. Wrong! He came out, reviewed my small job, said he could easily do it. He said he needed a quote for materials from his suppli...

- robert smith
53418

Precision Power Electric is our go to vendor for electrical work in the City and on the Peninsula. We have worked with many electrical vendors in the past and most leave a lot to be desired. Rico and his crew have always been prompt and direct and can get...

- Roger Eagleton
53387

One of your vans almost hit me this morning (3-23-16) while I was biking to work. At approximately 7:50 AM, it passed me within arms length on northbound San Tomas Expressway as we were approaching El Camino Real. Then instead of signaling and making a ri...

- Richard Jacinto
27630

I sent a request out for service thru the Porch site, and within 2 seconds (no joke), Rico called me and diagnosed and fixed the problem with power in my bathroom on that same phone call - at no cost. Most service folks would have made the appointment an...

- Jimmy Kim

Everything You Need to Know About San Jose Electricians

Who should I hire if I need Electrical Services in San Jose?

Right now there are about 1950 companies in and around San Jose ready to help you with your electrical services project.

  • On average, electrical services projects in San Jose will cost you between $189.00 and $189.00. These costs are than the national average.

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

  • MDE Electric Company
    • ABT Electric
      • Splicing, Terminating, & Testing, Inc.

        How do I know I am getting a fair price for Electrical Services work in San Jose?

        Every Electrical Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for San Jose work from Electriciansbelow:

        • Talk to a few different Electricians and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 1950 professionals and companies in San Jose for you to compare.
        • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Electricians took on the job, and how satisfied they were.
        • read about what others paid for their Electrician services in San Jose. For example, hiring in San Jose costs $189.00 to $189.00, which is

        What San Jose zip codes are served by Electricians?

        San Jose has 1950 total Electrician companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around San Jose with the most Electricians:

          • 39 Electricians in 95050.

                All Electricians in San Jose, CA

                Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Coast Home Services
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                (8)
                At Pacific Coast Home Services your 100% satisfaction is our priority. We're a family-owned and operated 5-star rated company. We specialize in residential electrical, plumbing, heating & air services, and remodels. As our company grows, one thing will always remain consistent, which is to make su...Read more about Pacific Coast Home Services
                At Pacific Coast Home Services your 100% satisfaction is our priority. We're a family-owned and operated 5-star rated company. We specialize in residential electrical, plumbing, heating & air services, and remodels. As our company grows, one thing will always remain consistent, which is to make su...Read more about Pacific Coast Home Services
                Porch Pro Headshot K&A construction
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                With over 10 yrs of experience, we take pride in offering you the best service for your project. We specialize in making your dream a reality for your home, so feel free to ask for a free estimate, and don't forget to ask about our special discounts.
                With over 10 yrs of experience, we take pride in offering you the best service for your project. We specialize in making your dream a reality for your home, so feel free to ask for a free estimate, and don't forget to ask about our special discounts.
                Porch Pro Headshot SVHOODS | Hood General Contracting Inc.
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                As the owner of SVHOODS | Hood General Contracting, it is my goal to build, develop and support teams delivering the best possible results to our clients and customers through creativity, innovation, and leadership. As Mies van der Rohe, famously stated, “God lives in the details.” This statement i...Read more about SVHOODS | Hood General Contracting Inc.
                As the owner of SVHOODS | Hood General Contracting, it is my goal to build, develop and support teams delivering the best possible results to our clients and customers through creativity, innovation, and leadership. As Mies van der Rohe, famously stated, “God lives in the details.” This statement i...Read more about SVHOODS | Hood General Contracting Inc.
                Porch Pro Headshot Dollens Electric Corporation
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                We strive to offer service with integrity and contribute to the greater good of our community. Our company is very family-oriented, and that approach translates to how we treat our clients-if they ever have problems, they can talk directly to the owner. We take time to advise our customers on the pr...Read more about Dollens Electric Corporation
                We strive to offer service with integrity and contribute to the greater good of our community. Our company is very family-oriented, and that approach translates to how we treat our clients-if they ever have problems, they can talk directly to the owner. We take time to advise our customers on the pr...Read more about Dollens Electric Corporation
                Porch Pro Headshot Broscoe Electric
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                (11)
                Broscoe Electric is an electrical contractor located in San Jose. They provide services such as interior lighting, lighting retrofit, lighting fixture installation, and lighting design. Broscoe Electric completed a remodeling project in March of 2009 using a permit acquired from the city of Sunnyval...Read more about Broscoe Electric
                Broscoe Electric is an electrical contractor located in San Jose. They provide services such as interior lighting, lighting retrofit, lighting fixture installation, and lighting design. Broscoe Electric completed a remodeling project in March of 2009 using a permit acquired from the city of Sunnyval...Read more about Broscoe Electric
                Porch Pro Headshot Taylor Electrical Construction Inc.
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                Ten Reasons to Use Taylor Electrical Construction: 1. General Liability Insurance Policy Coverage: Up to $3,000,000 2. Workman's Compensation Insurance Policy: All employees 3. Detailed Contracts: So you know what you are getting 4. Custom Home Specialists: Proven track record, "it's what we do" 5....Read more about Taylor Electrical Construction Inc.
                Ten Reasons to Use Taylor Electrical Construction: 1. General Liability Insurance Policy Coverage: Up to $3,000,000 2. Workman's Compensation Insurance Policy: All employees 3. Detailed Contracts: So you know what you are getting 4. Custom Home Specialists: Proven track record, "it's what we do" 5....Read more about Taylor Electrical Construction Inc.
                Porch Pro Headshot Arrow Plumbing
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                (5)
                Arrow Plumbing, based out of San Jose, is a plumbing contractor. They provide pipeline replacement, water heater repair, water heater installation and other services.
                Arrow Plumbing, based out of San Jose, is a plumbing contractor. They provide pipeline replacement, water heater repair, water heater installation and other services.
                Porch Pro Headshot Q.A. Installations
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                (2)
                Porch Pro Headshot S J Rios Electric
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR : Electrician
                ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR : Electrician
                Porch Pro Headshot High Power Electric
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                (15)
                Porch Pro Headshot International Handyman
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                Porch Pro Headshot B R Electric
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                Based in San Ramon, B R Electric is an electrical contractor. They provide services such as lighting retrofit, recessed lighting and other services. B R Electric is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
                Based in San Ramon, B R Electric is an electrical contractor. They provide services such as lighting retrofit, recessed lighting and other services. B R Electric is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
                Porch Pro Headshot 4 Seasons Construction and Landscaping
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California
                Porch Pro Headshot Gbrothrershandymanservices
                Electricians
                Serves San Jose, California

                Latest projects near San Jose

                Recent projects booked on Porch
                San Jose 95148
                Electrical
                Main Panel Upgrade (MPU)
                Main service panel to be changed out for one with a larger bus/main breaker rating, including removal of existing main service panel and installation of new main service panel. Patching around new panels needs to match existing structure finish to customer expectations. All work completed per manufacturer's installation instructions and in accordance with local, state and National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA 70 requirements
                *Electrical SOW Type
                Main Panel Upgrade
                Service Feed
                Underground
                *Mounting Type
                Semi/Flushmount
                *New MSP Bus (A)
                225
                New Main Breaker (A)
                200
                Panel Location Concern
                Gas Meter Proximity
                Equipment Part No.
                Square D SC2042M200PF/S - 200/225"""
                "PANEL RELOCATION ONLY | Relocation of the main electrical panel required for working clearance and/or code compliance. Designer Note
                ""main panel relo due to gas meter prox
                San Jose 95148
                Electrical Inspection
                Start Date
                I'm flexible
                Project type
                Repair or troubleshooting
                What needs to be repaired
                I just need an electrical inspection
                Reason for inspection
                I'm considering an electrical system update, To locate unknown or potential problems, Fire hazard safety inspection
                Inspection area
                Whole home
                Home built
                1960-1979