Top 10 Electricians in Wake Forest, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Progressive Service Company
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(3,368)
Since 1983, Progressive Service Company has provided customers with the highest level of service possible, guaranteeing 100% satisfaction on every job. We're family owned and locally operated, and proudly serve residential and commercial clients across the Triangle with prompt and reliable plumbing,...Read more about Progressive Service Company
Since 1983, Progressive Service Company has provided customers with the highest level of service possible, guaranteeing 100% satisfaction on every job. We're family owned and locally operated, and proudly serve residential and commercial clients across the Triangle with prompt and reliable plumbing,...Read more about Progressive Service Company
Porch Pro Headshot Bell Cow Heating and Cooling
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(490)
"Bell cow did some work for me through my insurance provider. While using insurance they usually call the shots and did so in my case. They in fact send Bell Cow out to my house. On the first trip they found the problem and my insurance company ordered the parts and sent them to Bell Cow. They were ...Read more about Bell Cow Heating and Cooling
"Bell cow did some work for me through my insurance provider. While using insurance they usually call the shots and did so in my case. They in fact send Bell Cow out to my house. On the first trip they found the problem and my insurance company ordered the parts and sent them to Bell Cow. They were ...Read more about Bell Cow Heating and Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Cooke Electric
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(114)
Electrical contracting, service and repair. 24 hr service. Providing over 30 years of experience in the electrical field. Starting as an electrician in the US Navy in 1982 to successfully passing the NC Unlimited electrical contractors exam in 2000 and most recently as a 1st class lineman for Progre...Read more about Cooke Electric
Electrical contracting, service and repair. 24 hr service. Providing over 30 years of experience in the electrical field. Starting as an electrician in the US Navy in 1982 to successfully passing the NC Unlimited electrical contractors exam in 2000 and most recently as a 1st class lineman for Progre...Read more about Cooke Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Smart Energy
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
Smart Energy serving Wake and the surrounding counties is a residential electrical contracting company. We perform complete residential services of any kind to include basic repairs to custom requests. For a residential electrician who's on-time and on budget, trust the people who think of your need...Read more about Smart Energy
Smart Energy serving Wake and the surrounding counties is a residential electrical contracting company. We perform complete residential services of any kind to include basic repairs to custom requests. For a residential electrician who's on-time and on budget, trust the people who think of your need...Read more about Smart Energy
Porch Pro Headshot WestPoint Designs LLC.
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(31)
"Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he did the work. I would use him again and reco...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
"Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he did the work. I would use him again and reco...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Keep It Handy
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(74)
Your home is one of your biggest investments. Performing maintenance and making needed repairs increases your home’s value and ensures it continues to look its best for years to come. I’m here to make that easy with handyman services that are professional and honestly affordable. And, whether your j...Read more about Keep It Handy
Your home is one of your biggest investments. Performing maintenance and making needed repairs increases your home’s value and ensures it continues to look its best for years to come. I’m here to make that easy with handyman services that are professional and honestly affordable. And, whether your j...Read more about Keep It Handy
Porch Pro Headshot KG Plumbing, L.L.C.
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(5)
"I have been doing business with KG Plumbing for the last 4 years. In every instance Josh and his team are excellent in doing the work and doing it with a good spirit. When there is a problem, he responds with the same urgency as if it is his own house. I highly recommend Josh and his team, and look...Read more about KG Plumbing, L.L.C.
"I have been doing business with KG Plumbing for the last 4 years. In every instance Josh and his team are excellent in doing the work and doing it with a good spirit. When there is a problem, he responds with the same urgency as if it is his own house. I highly recommend Josh and his team, and look...Read more about KG Plumbing, L.L.C.
Porch Pro Headshot My Handyman etc.
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(7)
We have been in business since 2003. We offer handyman,furniture assembly ,shelving, plumbing ,electrical ,remodeling , with certification and insurance .If you want quality work done at an affordable price, look no further. We want your business!
We have been in business since 2003. We offer handyman,furniture assembly ,shelving, plumbing ,electrical ,remodeling , with certification and insurance .If you want quality work done at an affordable price, look no further. We want your business!
Porch Pro Headshot Braco Electric Company
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(14)
New Construction Residential/Commercial/Retail Service Calls Remodel Troubleshooting Generators Outdoor Landscaping lighting Parking Lot Lights Pools/Hot tubs Coax/Cat-5 Maintence Contracts All your Electrical Needs
New Construction Residential/Commercial/Retail Service Calls Remodel Troubleshooting Generators Outdoor Landscaping lighting Parking Lot Lights Pools/Hot tubs Coax/Cat-5 Maintence Contracts All your Electrical Needs
Porch Pro Headshot Voltage Electric
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(3)
Based in Willow Spring, Voltage Electric is a BBB-accredited electrical contractor. They have been providing cable installation, wiring replacement and more since 2003. Voltage Electric did a decking project in August of 2010 using a permit acquired from Harnett County, and in August 2010, they did ...Read more about Voltage Electric
Based in Willow Spring, Voltage Electric is a BBB-accredited electrical contractor. They have been providing cable installation, wiring replacement and more since 2003. Voltage Electric did a decking project in August of 2010 using a permit acquired from Harnett County, and in August 2010, they did ...Read more about Voltage 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 Wake Forest Electricians

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Did an awesome job remodeling my kitchen and bathroom!! Looks great and price was also a delight.

- Wes Glade
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Mike was great tip work with on my kitchen remodeling project. He took his time, listened to what I envisioned for my kitchen and came up with wonderful ideas. My kitchen looks amazing and most of all he worked with my budget. I'm definitely recommending...

- Michlelle Anglade
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As we ascended the stairs in our home after coming back from our honeymoon, my wife and I were greeted with a living room makeover. It felt like we were on a TV show because of how overwhelmingly surprised we were. We received cornices in our living roo...

- Evroy Marrett
94773

Brandon and his associates are by far the best in the area! Would definitely recommend for any electrical needs. The employees are very courteous, polite, thorough, and do excellent work!

- KARA SAUNDERS
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I would recommend Voltage Electric for your electrical problems . Mr. Johnson was very professional and on time. I called for helping with hanging some lights, very reasonable prices.

51051

Alfredo has perfect English! Was MORE than fair in pricing. Did a great job and listened to everything that I told him I 0need while wiring my new construction. HE IS FANTASTIC!

- Carla Thomann
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Very experienced and professional on multiple levels. Alfredo was spectacular and know his trade well. JDS Wired up a large portion of my recent major renovation and was one of the best price contractors I could find. I highly recommend this contractor an...

- Hannah Lyn
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I asked Mike to custom build a table and shelves for me as well as put up curtains. He was on time and very prompt. I highly recommend Mike if you need any handymen type of work done.

- Keena Alston
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Great guy.affordable and on time.i would definitely recommend my handyman etc.

- Joyce Bray
63641

I had to have my 2500 sq ft house painted and "My Handyman", Mike, did a great job! I am very pleased and would highly recommend him. Very professional and my house looks great!

- Valerie White
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My Handyman ect. Did an excellent job. He handled some water damage issues and he quickly came to the rescue. Mike is honest, punctual, reasonable, hardworking and professional. I would highly recommend giving him a call if you need any kind of work don...

- Britney Glasgow

Everything You Need to Know About Wake Forest Electricians

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

Many electricians provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Wake Forest. Browse through a sample of the Electricians in Wake Forest 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:

  • NC Electrical Group LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 27607 and 27629
  • Mantych Electric, Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 27603
  • Betek Communications, LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 27597

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

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

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

How does invoicing/payment work for most Electrician projects in Wake Forest?

Every project differs, but you should ask any electrician for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any electrical services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for electricians to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your electrician project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the electrician to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All Electricians in Wake Forest, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Jackson Superior Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(14)
Jackson Superior Electric, Inc was founded by Dan Jackson in 1984 to provide quality electrical services to homes and offices in the triangle area. Dan has thirty eight years of electrical experience. His company is not only family owned, but also family operated. His wife, Mary, is our office admin...Read more about Jackson Superior Electric Inc
Jackson Superior Electric, Inc was founded by Dan Jackson in 1984 to provide quality electrical services to homes and offices in the triangle area. Dan has thirty eight years of electrical experience. His company is not only family owned, but also family operated. His wife, Mary, is our office admin...Read more about Jackson Superior Electric Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Contracting Arsenal Inc
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(11)
Contracting Arsenal Inc. was founded on the belief that the customer deserves quality service and creative solutions for their ever-changing construction needs, eliminating water intrusion and offering creative solutions for all needs. We assist our customers with managing their exterior and interio...Read more about Contracting Arsenal Inc
Contracting Arsenal Inc. was founded on the belief that the customer deserves quality service and creative solutions for their ever-changing construction needs, eliminating water intrusion and offering creative solutions for all needs. We assist our customers with managing their exterior and interio...Read more about Contracting Arsenal Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Mantych Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(8)
Quality Electrical Services at Reasonable Prices A family owned and operated business, Mantych Electric Inc has been delivering excellent electrical service in the Raleigh, Cary, Research Triangle and Eastern North Carolina since 1975. Native to the area, Mike and Janice Mantych will personally tak...Read more about Mantych Electric, Inc.
Quality Electrical Services at Reasonable Prices A family owned and operated business, Mantych Electric Inc has been delivering excellent electrical service in the Raleigh, Cary, Research Triangle and Eastern North Carolina since 1975. Native to the area, Mike and Janice Mantych will personally tak...Read more about Mantych Electric, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot JDS ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(6)
JDS ELECTRIC Electrical contractor. Commercial/residential. Quality work by responsible personnel. Beyond expectations.
JDS ELECTRIC Electrical contractor. Commercial/residential. Quality work by responsible personnel. Beyond expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot West Electrical Installers LLC
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(40)
Our company was founded to provide personalized service with safe quality installations.
Our company was founded to provide personalized service with safe quality installations.
Porch Pro Headshot Right Choice Electric, LLC
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(5)
"John and his team did a great job installing recessed lighting in my kitchen. He advised how many recessed lights I would need and where to place them. I love the result, the room has so much more light now. Right Choice added a dimmer so I can control the brightness. There is minimal patching ...Read more about Right Choice Electric, LLC
"John and his team did a great job installing recessed lighting in my kitchen. He advised how many recessed lights I would need and where to place them. I love the result, the room has so much more light now. Right Choice added a dimmer so I can control the brightness. There is minimal patching ...Read more about Right Choice Electric, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot New Light Svc
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
New Light Service is a family owned company that has served the Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Youngsville areas for over 20 years. As a family company, New Light directly reflects the values of its owner, Joe Picariello, in every job. Whether its changing a light bulb to rewiring an entire house, we...Read more about New Light Svc
New Light Service is a family owned company that has served the Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Youngsville areas for over 20 years. As a family company, New Light directly reflects the values of its owner, Joe Picariello, in every job. Whether its changing a light bulb to rewiring an entire house, we...Read more about New Light Svc
Porch Pro Headshot GM Johnson Electrical Co
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
Electrical company located in Louisburg NC specializing in commercial, industrial and pole lighting. Our company also does residential wiring for new construction or renovations. GM Johnson Electrical Company has been in business since 1987 and it's owner (Marvin Johnson) has over 40 years of elec...Read more about GM Johnson Electrical Co
Electrical company located in Louisburg NC specializing in commercial, industrial and pole lighting. Our company also does residential wiring for new construction or renovations. GM Johnson Electrical Company has been in business since 1987 and it's owner (Marvin Johnson) has over 40 years of elec...Read more about GM Johnson Electrical Co
Porch Pro Headshot Bull City Electric L.L.C
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Porch Pro Headshot All-Kool Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Co.
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
Residential and commercial HVAC installations and service work since 1982
Residential and commercial HVAC installations and service work since 1982
Porch Pro Headshot Dennis V. Erceg
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
Owner Operated Service Company: One telephone call gets you an Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC contractor. Service work, New work, we do it all. I have strict quality controls. I have been doing service work since 1973.
Owner Operated Service Company: One telephone call gets you an Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC contractor. Service work, New work, we do it all. I have strict quality controls. I have been doing service work since 1973.
Porch Pro Headshot Blue Kelly Contractors & Consultants LLC.
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
A Licensed Electrician that can handle any size projects. Estimates are always free.
A Licensed Electrician that can handle any size projects. Estimates are always free.
Porch Pro Headshot Edilson Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Porch Pro Headshot Larry J. Gilmore Electrical Co Inc
Electricians
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina

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