Top 10 Electricians in Shokan, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Gen-Plus, Inc.
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Serves Shokan, New York
(115)
We don't just sell generators. We're one of the only generator services in Ulster County that's factory trained and certified by Generac and Kohler to install, service and do warranty work. That means your generator will be installed properly, and always serviced correctly, by trained technicians. ...Read more about Gen-Plus, Inc.
We don't just sell generators. We're one of the only generator services in Ulster County that's factory trained and certified by Generac and Kohler to install, service and do warranty work. That means your generator will be installed properly, and always serviced correctly, by trained technicians. ...Read more about Gen-Plus, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot UpRaise Construction Service
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
(4)
UpRaise Construction Service is a property improvement company servicing the Hudson Valley. We specialize in improving property values: one project at a time (no job is too small). We have carpenters and crew members with over 20 years of experience: we're professional and affordable. Customer serv...Read more about UpRaise Construction Service
UpRaise Construction Service is a property improvement company servicing the Hudson Valley. We specialize in improving property values: one project at a time (no job is too small). We have carpenters and crew members with over 20 years of experience: we're professional and affordable. Customer serv...Read more about UpRaise Construction Service
Porch Pro Headshot AVE Electric
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Serves Shokan, New York
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Since 1995, AVE INC has been an owner operated company, helping businesses and home owners throughout the Hudson Valley with their Audio Video electrical and lighting needs. We realize that there are so many electrical companies in the Hudson Valley to choose from, all saying they offer electrical s...Read more about AVE Electric
Since 1995, AVE INC has been an owner operated company, helping businesses and home owners throughout the Hudson Valley with their Audio Video electrical and lighting needs. We realize that there are so many electrical companies in the Hudson Valley to choose from, all saying they offer electrical s...Read more about AVE Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Stoneridge Electric Inc
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Serves Shokan, New York
(20)
Stoneridge Electric Company, Inc. has been providing reliable electrical service and quality installations since 1984. Serving the Hudson Valley Region of New York we continue to build our reputation upon a strong foundation of customer relationships...one job at a time. We realize that our custom...Read more about Stoneridge Electric Inc
Stoneridge Electric Company, Inc. has been providing reliable electrical service and quality installations since 1984. Serving the Hudson Valley Region of New York we continue to build our reputation upon a strong foundation of customer relationships...one job at a time. We realize that our custom...Read more about Stoneridge Electric Inc
Porch Pro Headshot DP General Contracting & Property Management
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
(4)
DP General Contracting & Property Management is a family oriented, community based company specializing in the overall homecare. The services provided stand out from others because of the personal connection forged at time initial meet. Our company will meet your demands while forging a connection t...Read more about DP General Contracting & Property Management
DP General Contracting & Property Management is a family oriented, community based company specializing in the overall homecare. The services provided stand out from others because of the personal connection forged at time initial meet. Our company will meet your demands while forging a connection t...Read more about DP General Contracting & Property Management
Porch Pro Headshot Pipes Plus LLC
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
At Pipes Plus LLC in Catskill, New York, we specialize in piping supplies and accessories.  Whether you're a contractor or a do-it-yourself homeowner, we've got what you need.  We have a large selection of pipe and fittings for well, electrical, sewer, plumbing and a wide variety of other applicatio...Read more about Pipes Plus LLC
At Pipes Plus LLC in Catskill, New York, we specialize in piping supplies and accessories.  Whether you're a contractor or a do-it-yourself homeowner, we've got what you need.  We have a large selection of pipe and fittings for well, electrical, sewer, plumbing and a wide variety of other applicatio...Read more about Pipes Plus LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Technical Service Specialists
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
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"Working with Chris is a pleasant experience. Chris is quick to respond to your call and quick to schedule work. He has been on time and keeps in contact if any issues arise. It was a pleasure working with Chris and will be doing so in the near future again for additional electrical work. "
"Working with Chris is a pleasant experience. Chris is quick to respond to your call and quick to schedule work. He has been on time and keeps in contact if any issues arise. It was a pleasure working with Chris and will be doing so in the near future again for additional electrical work. "
Porch Pro Headshot Stone Creek Electric
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
(15)
Stone Creek Electric, located in Cairo, is an electrical contractor. Since 2009, they have been offering subpanel installation, generator installation and more.
Stone Creek Electric, located in Cairo, is an electrical contractor. Since 2009, they have been offering subpanel installation, generator installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Jaffer Electric Inc
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Serves Shokan, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Medic Electric
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Serves Shokan, New York
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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 Shokan Electricians

274486

Totally unreliable!! We have been trying to get a hookup for a dryer installed, they told us that they would be able to do it in the beginning of the week last week, we tried calling multiple times with no calls back, then get a text saying we can be ther...

- kaitlyn myer
140094

Cleveland came out to assess the projects; told me to call him in a couple of days for estimates. When I called, he was busy; told me he would get back to me at lunchtime. That was 10 days ago. I called, emailed and texted, all to no avail.

- Mare Thomas
141213

We hired UpRaise Construction to do work at a rental property (ceiling & deck repair and outside painting). They have been professional and we are pleased with the work. Price are also reasonable.

- Stephanie Stovall
32112

They are very knowledgable in the field and very concerned about their customers. I feel they do whatever they can to provider excellent knowledgable service. Worked with them 3years and they were very good in communication with as to what was needed to...

- Christopher Stralka
31959

Chris is one of the smartest guys I know and I highly recommend him. He is somewhat expensive but the quality and level of service provided is with no doubt the best in the industry.

- R. G
31852

Chris is fantastic. I recommend him with out reservation !

- Dawn Eig
53682

They showed up right away and solved the problem.They were professional and reasonable.

- Edward Eilenberger
31841

Reliable and professional !!! Will be using them for many years to come. Very reasonable pricing and quality work performed in a timely manner !!!

- Dan Proper
31890

My hot water heater finally gave up the ghost so I called Chris at TSS. He dropped what he was doing and came right over, sized up the hot water heater and ordered a new one right away. The new one was delivered the next day and was installed by Bruno a...

31954

Chris W. and his team have a wealth of knowledge, are responsive, responsible and work in an efficient manner to address the issues at hand. I recommend them highly.

- Anonymous D
44792

I called TSS to get an estimate for installation of a portable generator. I spoke with Chris and set up an appointment. I then received an email confirming the appointment. On the scheduled day no one showed up. I called and left a message, waited an hour...

- Stephanie Harrison
31840

Reliable and professional !!! Will be using them for many years to come. Very reasonable pricing and quality work performed in a timely manner !!!

- Dan Proper

Everything You Need to Know About Shokan Electricians

I’m searching for Electricians servicing my zip code in Shokan.

Many electricians provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Shokan. Browse through a sample of the Electricians in Shokan below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful electrical services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Technical Service Specialists:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 12122 and 12749
  • ROCKLAND ELECTRIC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 11359
  • Ungerman Electric Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 12107

If you weren't able to find the right electrician company that services your Shokan zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Shokan.

How do I know that I found the right Electrician in Shokan for my electrical services project?

Finding the right electrician for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Electrical Services in Shokan so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right electrician in Shokan:

  • Are they properly licensed? Shokan has 3 licensed Electricians Pros.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 1 are A-rated in Shokan.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the electrician that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple electricians pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

What should I check for once my Electrician in Shokan has finished working?

Every electrical services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any electrical services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with electrical services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the electrician to describe what they did. Whether your electrical services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your electrical services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the electrician do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Electricians in Shokan, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Plumbing and Electric
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
Five Star Plumbing and Electric is owned and operated by Mike Brown, a life long resident to Dutchess County. With more than 25 year of hands on professional experience as a Master Plumber, Electrician, and Handyman Mike will provide you with the expert care and competitive pricing your project dese...Read more about Five Star Plumbing and Electric
Five Star Plumbing and Electric is owned and operated by Mike Brown, a life long resident to Dutchess County. With more than 25 year of hands on professional experience as a Master Plumber, Electrician, and Handyman Mike will provide you with the expert care and competitive pricing your project dese...Read more about Five Star Plumbing and Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Electric
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
Specializing in all residential and commercial electrical work. Anything from renovations to troubleshooting and service/repair.
Specializing in all residential and commercial electrical work. Anything from renovations to troubleshooting and service/repair.
Porch Pro Headshot Diers electric
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
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Porch Pro Headshot Holdridge Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
Holdridge Electric is a full service, reliable electrical contractor in Upstate New York. We've been serving the Hudson Valley and Capital District for over 30 years and are fully insured. Our professional team of electricians is available 23 hours a day, every day, to bring you residential and co...Read more about Holdridge Electric LLC
Holdridge Electric is a full service, reliable electrical contractor in Upstate New York. We've been serving the Hudson Valley and Capital District for over 30 years and are fully insured. Our professional team of electricians is available 23 hours a day, every day, to bring you residential and co...Read more about Holdridge Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Bragg's Electrical Service, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Shokan, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Labbie Electrical Contractors
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Serves Shokan, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Goody Does It All
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Serves Shokan, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Timberwolf Contracting
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Serves Shokan, New York
Porch Pro Headshot JAN CONT
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Serves Shokan, New York
You dream it we do it
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Porch Pro Headshot J P Electric
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Serves Shokan, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Burfeindt Electric
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Serves Shokan, New York