Top 3 Electricians in Virginia Beach, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Tidewater Pro Air
(575)
"Tidewater Pro Air has been doing work for us for several years; from routine maintenance to emergency services. They are always quick to respond and very professional. They provide an honest assessment of the problem with reasonable pricing. Anytime someone mentions needing any assistance with ...Read more about Tidewater Pro Air
1980 Northgate Commerce Pkwy Ste 6D, Suffolk, VA
757-655-1247
Porch Pro Headshot Kellam Mechanical Inc
Kellam Mechanical is a family owned heating, air conditioning and electrical company located in Virginia Beach, VA. Kellam Mechanical provides service for residential and light commercial properties throughout the Southside area of Hampton Roads including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk...Read more about Kellam Mechanical Inc
2536 Horse Pasture Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
757-430-0358
Porch Pro Headshot Cecilia's home repairs
Our 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing, Electrical, And Home Repair Service Professionals Are Here To Make Your Next Project Smooth And Affordable. Day Time Rates Always And Flat Rate Pricing On Drain Cleaning. Military & First Responders Discounts Available, Easy In Home Financing And A 1 Year Warranty On ...Read more about Cecilia's home repairs
5312 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste B, Virginia Beach, VA
757-943-4915

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Porch Pro Headshot Hobbs Mechanical
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(147)
"We had an after hours emergency with our water heater. We called Hobbs Mechanical on a referral from a friend and they told us that they would come out to help us and explained it would cost extra since they had to get a technician out on their day off. I was so happy they would come help me and a...Read more about Hobbs Mechanical
"We had an after hours emergency with our water heater. We called Hobbs Mechanical on a referral from a friend and they told us that they would come out to help us and explained it would cost extra since they had to get a technician out on their day off. I was so happy they would come help me and a...Read more about Hobbs Mechanical
Porch Pro Headshot Accent Home Improvements and Repairs
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(96)
When your vinyl siding needs tending to, reach out to the experts at Accent Home Improvements and Repairs in the Girdletree, MD area. They have earned themselves a wonderful 5-star rating from previous customers.
When your vinyl siding needs tending to, reach out to the experts at Accent Home Improvements and Repairs in the Girdletree, MD area. They have earned themselves a wonderful 5-star rating from previous customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Philbrick Inc.
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(280)
Porch Pro Headshot Coastal Cabling LLC.
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(9)
Coastal Cabling is a locally owned 24 hr Emergency Electrical and Low Voltage Pro's we are a business with friendly, capable technicians who are fully licensed and insured. We understand that electrical problems don't always arise at a convenient times, so we provide 24/7 emergency services. We offe...Read more about Coastal Cabling LLC.
Coastal Cabling is a locally owned 24 hr Emergency Electrical and Low Voltage Pro's we are a business with friendly, capable technicians who are fully licensed and insured. We understand that electrical problems don't always arise at a convenient times, so we provide 24/7 emergency services. We offe...Read more about Coastal Cabling LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Creative Concepts Investments, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(3)
Our mission at Creative Concepts Investments, Inc. revolves around several different focal points in life. We ultimately are here to provide all our customers with A1 service at handyman prices. With our Construction services brings a Class A Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Builder who provides price...Read more about Creative Concepts Investments, Inc.
Our mission at Creative Concepts Investments, Inc. revolves around several different focal points in life. We ultimately are here to provide all our customers with A1 service at handyman prices. With our Construction services brings a Class A Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Builder who provides price...Read more about Creative Concepts Investments, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot City Wide Services
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(33)
City Wide Services is a full-service electrical and plumbing contracting company that has been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Norfolk Metro Area since 1989. Our team of experts is fully qualified in their fields and can provide honest, ethical and fair estimates on a...Read more about City Wide Services
City Wide Services is a full-service electrical and plumbing contracting company that has been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Norfolk Metro Area since 1989. Our team of experts is fully qualified in their fields and can provide honest, ethical and fair estimates on a...Read more about City Wide Services
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Electric
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(31)
Honest and Professional (top 1% among Virginia s contractors according to buildzoom.com) electrical contracting integrated with Daniel Electric.
Honest and Professional (top 1% among Virginia s contractors according to buildzoom.com) electrical contracting integrated with Daniel 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 Virginia Beach Electricians

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CCI went above and beyond our expectations remodeling and upgarding our entire bathroom. New flooring, shower, recess lights, vanity and tiling. We are beyond satisfied with a clean, modern look.

- Natieva Daniel
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I had a porch light that needed replacing and it needed to be rewired . I was impressed with the workmanship and quality of the finished job! Brian Roof was very professional and did an outstanding job and the price was very reasonable. I would highly...

- karen sieloff
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We have used Brian Roof for over a decade. He is reliable, friendly, and his prices are very fair. Most of all, Brian's technical expertise is unparalleled. We strongly recommend use of Brian for your electrical needs.

- Mike Postma
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Pays employees under the table and fails to properly submit tax paperwork.

- Ron Ellis
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Professional tradesmen, customer service was excellent, price was reasonable, and they were on time. They will be definitely getting a lot of calls and referrals when i need their assistance.

- Rick Hoagland
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I have used A Dynamic Electrical several times in my home. No job is too small or too large (indoors or outdoors). With his extensive knowledge of the electrical business, Ed Davenport is a true professional. He is courteous, friendly and very thoroug...

- Julie Brown
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We have relied on A Dynamic Electrical Co for over 25 years for all our electrical work and have always found the work to be exceptional, timely and in compliance with current electrical code. I would recommend them to anyone needing an electrician.

- Don Keeling
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Contacted me quickly to give me a verbal quote and set up a date within a week to complete the project. Arrived on time, finished the job and cleaned up afterward. Very positive experience.

- Jonathan Miller
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Great crew they worked very quick and explained everything while doing so 2000 less then the 3 other quotes I got my bathroom is back working and looks fabulous

- Victoria Knight
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Prompt visit and quote, Josh was very professional and likable, competitive quote. Made repair but continued to have problems. Over the following 2 weeks Tidewater ProAir at no additional cost continued adjusting until my unit is working well. OBTW my un...

- Mark Koogler
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My garage outlets suddenly stopped working & I have my deep freezer with food in the garage, all at risk of going bad. Its weekend & I didn't know what to do. I posted my problem on Porch & I got a call back almost soon after from York River Electric. I s...

- Obi Ofole

All Electricians in Virginia Beach, VA

Porch Pro Headshot York River Electric  Inc.
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at York River Electric Inc., rated 5 stars for their services in Mount Vernon, MD.
Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at York River Electric Inc., rated 5 stars for their services in Mount Vernon, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Blakes electrical service
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(4)
Master electrician since 1994. Specializing in residential and commercial wiring. New construction and remodeling. Upgrades to your home and business. Call for a free quote right over the phone. (757) 494-7816
Master electrician since 1994. Specializing in residential and commercial wiring. New construction and remodeling. Upgrades to your home and business. Call for a free quote right over the phone. (757) 494-7816
Porch Pro Headshot A Dynamic Electrical Co.
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(3)
Rated 5 stars by former customers, A Dynamic Electrical is well-respected outdoor lighting company in Stockton, MD. They're ready to help you with your next project!
Rated 5 stars by former customers, A Dynamic Electrical is well-respected outdoor lighting company in Stockton, MD. They're ready to help you with your next project!
Porch Pro Headshot J Hutson & Company - 757 652 5310 - www.jhutson.com
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(1)
"J. Hutson Co. has completed 2 jobs for us already and we are going to contract with them for at least 3-4 more projects this year. We are 100 percent satisfied with all work that has been done!! Looking forward to the next project! Ron Bell"
"J. Hutson Co. has completed 2 jobs for us already and we are going to contract with them for at least 3-4 more projects this year. We are 100 percent satisfied with all work that has been done!! Looking forward to the next project! Ron Bell"
Porch Pro Headshot C L Webb Enterprises
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(2)
C L WEBB ENTERPRISES a specialist in home repairs, renovations, new construction. Mission The Mission of CL Webb Enterprises is: * To provide the highest level of quality and value-added construction services at fair market competitive prices. * To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat...Read more about C L Webb Enterprises
C L WEBB ENTERPRISES a specialist in home repairs, renovations, new construction. Mission The Mission of CL Webb Enterprises is: * To provide the highest level of quality and value-added construction services at fair market competitive prices. * To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat...Read more about C L Webb Enterprises
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Electrical Services Inc
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
We serve the electrical needs of the Greater Hampton Roads community and ocassionaly those of the Outer Banks and Eastern Shore. We keep our appointments and do the best we can in each individual situation to give the most value to each of our customers. Since we continually give prompt and courteou...Read more about Premier Electrical Services Inc
We serve the electrical needs of the Greater Hampton Roads community and ocassionaly those of the Outer Banks and Eastern Shore. We keep our appointments and do the best we can in each individual situation to give the most value to each of our customers. Since we continually give prompt and courteou...Read more about Premier Electrical Services Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Pro Light Electric, LLC
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Pro Light Electric is an electrical contractor that is fully committed to giving our diverse Chesapeake clientele prompt, consistently top quality electrical work designed to meet and exceed industry standards for safety and efficiency, regardless of the size or scale of the electrical work you need...Read more about Pro Light Electric, LLC
Pro Light Electric is an electrical contractor that is fully committed to giving our diverse Chesapeake clientele prompt, consistently top quality electrical work designed to meet and exceed industry standards for safety and efficiency, regardless of the size or scale of the electrical work you need...Read more about Pro Light Electric, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot American Electric of Virginia, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
This is American Electric Of Virginia, Inc, we're proven electrical providers in Norfolk. Often electrical renovating is expensive, that being said why pay out much more than is unavoidable? American Electric Of Virginia, Inc provides electrical service to the Norfolk, Portsmouth, Fort Monroe and Ch...Read more about American Electric of Virginia, Inc.
This is American Electric Of Virginia, Inc, we're proven electrical providers in Norfolk. Often electrical renovating is expensive, that being said why pay out much more than is unavoidable? American Electric Of Virginia, Inc provides electrical service to the Norfolk, Portsmouth, Fort Monroe and Ch...Read more about American Electric of Virginia, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Helping
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(5)
The 4-star-rated window professionals at Handyman Helping in the Smith Island, MD area are standing by awaiting your phone call.
The 4-star-rated window professionals at Handyman Helping in the Smith Island, MD area are standing by awaiting your phone call.
Porch Pro Headshot Glow Electric & General Contracting
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(4)
When your old windows need to be fixed, let the professionals at Glow Electric & General Contracting in the Fairmount, MD area work their magic.
When your old windows need to be fixed, let the professionals at Glow Electric & General Contracting in the Fairmount, MD area work their magic.
Porch Pro Headshot DBL Construction LLC
Electricians
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
We are a small family owned residential electrical company based in Virginia Beach, Va. with over 28 years experience. Call now to see the difference between our company and the competitors...
We are a small family owned residential electrical company based in Virginia Beach, Va. with over 28 years experience. Call now to see the difference between our company and the competitors...
Porch Pro Headshot Poston Electrical Contracting
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Virginia Beach 23454
Electrical
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I'm flexible
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Install something new
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Install 6 lights in the kitched. Install 6 pugs.
Virginia Beach 23454
Lighting Replacement
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I'm flexible
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Replacement or upgrade
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Indoor lighting
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Replace existing lighting
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1
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Ceiling light
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Chesapeake 23320
Electrical
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run new wires
Virginia Beach 23451
Electrical
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Doorbell
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Virginia Beach 23454
Electrical
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Need two vent fan light kits replaced in two bathrooms
Virginia Beach 23454
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
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Chesapeake 23320
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
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Thermostat Replacement and Repair
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Install Wireless thermostat
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Thermostat Replacement and Repair
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Furnace continues to blow out hot air after the set temperature has been reached and indicated on thermostat. I think