Top 10 Electricians in Winston-Salem, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Aurora Pro Services
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(944)
Aurora Pro Services is a one stop shop for Licensed, Insured and Professional Service Contractors in the Triad. Our Company has 5 Different Divisions that offer Over the Top service in: HVAC Plumbing Electrical Roofing Construction Our focus is to Deliver "Over The Top" Customer Experience to e...Read more about Aurora Pro Services
Aurora Pro Services is a one stop shop for Licensed, Insured and Professional Service Contractors in the Triad. Our Company has 5 Different Divisions that offer Over the Top service in: HVAC Plumbing Electrical Roofing Construction Our focus is to Deliver "Over The Top" Customer Experience to e...Read more about Aurora Pro Services
Porch Pro Headshot Cook's Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(33)
Cook's Heating and Cooling, Inc. was established in 1985 by Mr. Farell C. Cook. We have experienced personnel who are trained in sales, design, installation and service of the latest in heating and air conditioning equipment and systems technology. We install and service residential air condition...Read more about Cook's Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Cook's Heating and Cooling, Inc. was established in 1985 by Mr. Farell C. Cook. We have experienced personnel who are trained in sales, design, installation and service of the latest in heating and air conditioning equipment and systems technology. We install and service residential air condition...Read more about Cook's Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Mike Murray Electric
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(32)
"Outstanding worker, knowledgeable, top rated electrician, gives 100 per cent to a task. Safety conscious and follows directions. No need to call back to fix something left out of original job. High level of job performance."
"Outstanding worker, knowledgeable, top rated electrician, gives 100 per cent to a task. Safety conscious and follows directions. No need to call back to fix something left out of original job. High level of job performance."
Porch Pro Headshot Geeks at Work / Computer Tamers
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(89)
We have been taming the IT industry since 1999. We are a family owned business and a technology company that puts people and their understanding of computers and IT first. Low Voltage Cabling Design & Implementation Wi-Fi Managed Wi-Fi Computer Repair Networking Server Design and Support High Speed...Read more about Geeks at Work / Computer Tamers
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We have been taming the IT industry since 1999. We are a family owned business and a technology company that puts people and their understanding of computers and IT first. Low Voltage Cabling Design & Implementation Wi-Fi Managed Wi-Fi Computer Repair Networking Server Design and Support High Speed...Read more about Geeks at Work / Computer Tamers
Porch Pro Headshot Anytime Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(26)
We are service and troubleshooting experts. Any and all electrical problems repaired safely, correctly, and fast. Need a new light ceiling fan or light fixture installed? You are in the right place. We specialize in existing homes and businesses. If you need wire and boxes installed to accommodate...Read more about Anytime Electric Inc.
We are service and troubleshooting experts. Any and all electrical problems repaired safely, correctly, and fast. Need a new light ceiling fan or light fixture installed? You are in the right place. We specialize in existing homes and businesses. If you need wire and boxes installed to accommodate...Read more about Anytime Electric Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Ogburn Electric Company Inc.
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(16)
Faithful to a standard begun more than 50 years ago, OGBURN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC has built a solid reputation for commercial, industrial and residential services in the Triad and surrounding area by exceeding our customers' expectations, keeping up with the latest electrical technology and standing...Read more about Ogburn Electric Company Inc.
Faithful to a standard begun more than 50 years ago, OGBURN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC has built a solid reputation for commercial, industrial and residential services in the Triad and surrounding area by exceeding our customers' expectations, keeping up with the latest electrical technology and standing...Read more about Ogburn Electric Company Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Monell and Pegram Electrical Contractors LLC
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(9)
"Great experience. Edward and Leon were prompt in responding to requests and with estimates. They are better than competitive in pricing and very courteous and friendly while on the job. After first job, I have used their services several more times and will use them again whenever I need electri...Read more about Monell and Pegram Electrical Contractors LLC
"Great experience. Edward and Leon were prompt in responding to requests and with estimates. They are better than competitive in pricing and very courteous and friendly while on the job. After first job, I have used their services several more times and will use them again whenever I need electri...Read more about Monell and Pegram Electrical Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Scales Electrical Service
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(49)
We specialize in New Electrical Services, New Construction Electrical Service, Electrical Service upgrades, Electrical additions and Generator Installs.
We specialize in New Electrical Services, New Construction Electrical Service, Electrical Service upgrades, Electrical additions and Generator Installs.
Porch Pro Headshot Lowdermilk Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
For more than 60 years Lowdermilk Electric Inc has been a leading provide of comprehensive electrical services for homeowners and businesses throughout Greensboro, N.C. While our expertise and the outstanding results we provide speak for themselves, our residential customers love us for the peace of...Read more about Lowdermilk Electric Inc
For more than 60 years Lowdermilk Electric Inc has been a leading provide of comprehensive electrical services for homeowners and businesses throughout Greensboro, N.C. While our expertise and the outstanding results we provide speak for themselves, our residential customers love us for the peace of...Read more about Lowdermilk Electric Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Parkview Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(12)
Our company's goal is to provide quality and customer satisfaction. We enjoy what we do and it shows. We provide electrical services of all types and can accommodate most budgets. Our goal in the end is to give the customer a better outcome than what they anticipated.
Our company's goal is to provide quality and customer satisfaction. We enjoy what we do and it shows. We provide electrical services of all types and can accommodate most budgets. Our goal in the end is to give the customer a better outcome than what they anticipated.

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 Winston-Salem Electricians

339584

Not good at all. Had a technician come out and spend 15 minutes, at most, to tell me that my issue was with Duke Energy and nothing they could do. I asked if there was anything else they needed from me and was reassured that there was not. 20 days later I...

- Brody Medford
501185

Our A/C unit stopped working last night and we called this morning for help. Mike showed up merely hours later and had the problem fixed within minutes of being here. This could have been a long drawn out process of a company trying to sell me a full unit...

- Steven Leake
29040

The plumber replaced a kitchen faucet that I provided. When I scheduled the appointment I was given an estimate. The plumber said I should not have been given an estimate by the person with whom I had spoken. The cost was nearly $200 over the amount I was...

- Michael Groce
22934

Has not emailed an estimate? Guess he forgot about me!

- FERLIN GEORGE
87074

The project was an "in line" tankless water heater. I called most every Electrician business in the area, to be turned down for a repair visit. Two did come out. One looked at it, said what the problem was, and turned down the job. The other charged me 85...

- Helen Hammonds
79479

I can say without a doubt, that Scales Construction is a top of the notch professionally run business. I had my oven repaired in a fast manner, and the owner of the company, Derrick Scales was able to explain every step of the process, in a manner that I ...

- Valerie Dixon
427499

We chose Scales Construction based on all of the excellent reviews, but were sad to find that our experience wasn’t the same. This is a long read, but we wanted to fully share the reason for our rating. We recently purchased a house that was built in th...

- Justyna Bernacki
95969

Quick response - loved that HE answered the phone the first time I called! Professional, helpful, didn't make me feel stupid for not knowing exactly what I needed. definitely recommend!

- Stefanie Parzek
20903

Mike has many years of experience and is very knowledgeable in his practices. I will utilize his expertise as often as is possible.

- Samantha Sohn
20971

Years of experience with compatible prices, very knowledgeable and honest. Just can't go wrong with MME!

- Frankie Jensen
20907

He was very polite. Very prompt and very knowledgeable! Would recommend him to anyone!

- Michael Morris
25323

Professional, caring! Will use again for next project!

- Kira Downer

Everything You Need to Know About Winston-Salem Electricians

My Electrical Services project in Winston-Salem is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Winston-Salem is about $129.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Electrician work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Electrician you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Electrical Services work in Winston-Salem?

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 Winston-Salem work from Electriciansbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Electricians and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 600 professionals and companies in Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem. For example, hiring in Winston-Salem costs $129.00 to $129.00, which is

What Winston-Salem zip codes are served by Electricians?

Winston-Salem has 600 total Electrician companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Winston-Salem with the most Electricians:

  • 12 Electricians in 27284.
  • 12 Electricians in 27012.
    • 12 Electricians in 27023.

      All Electricians in Winston-Salem, NC

      Porch Pro Headshot Chappell Electric Llc
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      (2)
      We have been serving Clemmons and the surrounding areas since 1965. Our goal is to provide excellent quality work and products at an affordable rate. We stand behind our work and are committed to getting the job done right the first time! We have many r...Read more about Chappell Electric Llc
      We have been serving Clemmons and the surrounding areas since 1965. Our goal is to provide excellent quality work and products at an affordable rate. We stand behind our work and are committed to getting the job done right the first time! We have many r...Read more about Chappell Electric Llc
      Porch Pro Headshot Gwyn Electrical Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Company
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      (2)
      Since 1972, Gwyn Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Co., Inc. has been the leader for excellence in customer service. Local men and women built our company around the concept of business integrity and ethics to create a lasting bond with our customers. Gwyn is a name that gives you peace-o...Read more about Gwyn Electrical Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Company
      Since 1972, Gwyn Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Co., Inc. has been the leader for excellence in customer service. Local men and women built our company around the concept of business integrity and ethics to create a lasting bond with our customers. Gwyn is a name that gives you peace-o...Read more about Gwyn Electrical Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Company
      Porch Pro Headshot South Fork Electric Inc
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      (8)
      We are a service based company started in 1986. We service both commercial and residential customers. We offer over 40 years of experience. We are bucket truck equipped for those high jobs. We are trencher equipped for underground wiring. We hold an unlimited electrical contractor license in NC.
      We are a service based company started in 1986. We service both commercial and residential customers. We offer over 40 years of experience. We are bucket truck equipped for those high jobs. We are trencher equipped for underground wiring. We hold an unlimited electrical contractor license in NC.
      Porch Pro Headshot Precision Technical Solutions
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      Precision Technical Solutions has been providing solid, cost effective electrical contracting for over 30 years. Family owed and comitted to doing the job right and efficiently. Residential, Commercial or Industrial, every job is important to us.
      Precision Technical Solutions has been providing solid, cost effective electrical contracting for over 30 years. Family owed and comitted to doing the job right and efficiently. Residential, Commercial or Industrial, every job is important to us.
      Porch Pro Headshot Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements, We Do It All!! From painting interior walls, ceilings & trim to exterior painting, staining & washes, we are your one stop paint shop. We also specialize in custom tile work & floor refinishing and we can handle plumbing, electrical, room editions, remodels, and...Read more about Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
      Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements, We Do It All!! From painting interior walls, ceilings & trim to exterior painting, staining & washes, we are your one stop paint shop. We also specialize in custom tile work & floor refinishing and we can handle plumbing, electrical, room editions, remodels, and...Read more about Reynaldo's Paint & Home Improvements
      Porch Pro Headshot Chazown Media and Electrical, Inc
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      (8)
      Chazown Media And Electrical, Inc provides traditional electrical contracting services for commercial, residential customers, also, servicing apartment complexes, and property management firms. We also, provide Smart Home Systems, and Home Theater Systems Chazown Media and Electrical, Inc. offers a...Read more about Chazown Media and Electrical, Inc
      Chazown Media And Electrical, Inc provides traditional electrical contracting services for commercial, residential customers, also, servicing apartment complexes, and property management firms. We also, provide Smart Home Systems, and Home Theater Systems Chazown Media and Electrical, Inc. offers a...Read more about Chazown Media and Electrical, Inc
      Porch Pro Headshot W R Morris & Sons
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      Electrical, small cell-repeaters, computer, network, audio-visual, and integrated systems consulting, design, installation, repair, and service. If you've heard, "It can't be done", email us. If you've heard, "That's too complex for our company", contact us. If you've heard, "We don't do that", you ...Read more about W R Morris & Sons
      Electrical, small cell-repeaters, computer, network, audio-visual, and integrated systems consulting, design, installation, repair, and service. If you've heard, "It can't be done", email us. If you've heard, "That's too complex for our company", contact us. If you've heard, "We don't do that", you ...Read more about W R Morris & Sons
      Porch Pro Headshot Elrod Electrical Service Inc
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      (28)
      Porch Pro Headshot Above All Handyman
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      My goal is to treat the customer like I would want to be treated and to always be fair and honest with my prices. I want to do the job right the first time.
      My goal is to treat the customer like I would want to be treated and to always be fair and honest with my prices. I want to do the job right the first time.
      Porch Pro Headshot Salem Electric Company
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      (41)
      Porch Pro Headshot Duckhead Scooters
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      Duckhead Scooters is your local choice for Scooters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We focus on providing you with not only a quality product but a quality buying experience, as well. We have a huge selection for scooters as well as ATVs and Dirt-bikes. We provide exceptional customer service and ...Read more about Duckhead Scooters
      Duckhead Scooters is your local choice for Scooters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We focus on providing you with not only a quality product but a quality buying experience, as well. We have a huge selection for scooters as well as ATVs and Dirt-bikes. We provide exceptional customer service and ...Read more about Duckhead Scooters
      Porch Pro Headshot Johns Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      Porch Pro Headshot r.d.marion electrical
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina
      Electrical contractor service and repairs
      Electrical contractor service and repairs
      Porch Pro Headshot Sweitzer and son electrical
      Electricians
      Serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina

      Latest projects near Winston-Salem

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      Winston Salem 27103
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      Within 48 hours
      Purpose
      Purchasing property
      Inspection type
      Electrical
      Property type
      Single family residence
      Property size
      1,501-2,000 sq ft
      Property age
      41-50 years
      Foundation type
      Basement
      Relationship to property
      Buyer
      Occupied
      No
      Utilities turned on
      Yes
      Specific services
      None of the above
      Winston Salem 27127
      Electrical Inspection
      Start Date
      Within 48 hours
      Project type
      Repair or troubleshooting
      What needs to be repaired
      I just need an electrical inspection
      Reason for inspection
      To locate unknown or potential problems
      Inspection area
      Whole home
      Home built
      1930-1959
      Pfafftown 27040
      Thermostat Replacement and Repair
      Comments from Customer
      Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
      Kernersville 27284
      Thermostat Replacement and Repair