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$ 1500
Feb 2008
Boise, ID
New breaker box and electrical installation  more... close row
$ 230
Feb 2008
Akron, OH
Electrician fixed the problem but not well  more... close row
$ 1250
Apr 2008
Miami, FL
Electrician chosen from a referral  more... close row

Description of service

After purchase of new lighting, consisting of 5 pieces, I did not desire to wait the 5 weeks required for an in house electrician from the lighting retailer to do the job. I therefore hired an electrician to basically do all work necessary to make the lights work. One fixture proved especially difficult being geared to european lighting voltages. The electrician had to spend a lot of time on that particular piece, about as much as he did on the other 4 fixtures combined. I located this particular electrician through a referral from a realtor who deals a lot with unfinished new condominiums (abundant in Miami these days).

Review of Service

I would rate the service as excellent. I am assuming the price I paid was reasonable, but not being conversant in these things I am not sure. The electrician showed up on time as promised, which is more one can say about many other home service personnel these days, especially here in Miami. Total work took approximately 7 hours. As indicated, the majority of this related to one particularly difficult fixture installation. Overall he provided great service and a month later the fixtures still work perfectly.


I am glad I went with a referral as opposed to a random selection from the phone book or Internet. I didn't solicit multiple prices which might have led to paying more than I could have. However, considering the time involved I feel I got a decent deal. I made a decision to go with a referral versus price shopping a route which may not be best for you.

$ 908
May 2006
Forks Washington
Rural location means electrician charges for travel  more... close row
$ 1000
Jun 2007
Lancaster, PA
electrician finished work in two days  more... close row
$ 1900
Oct 2008
Cashiers, NC
Electrical work for remodeling  more... close row
$ 390
Apr 2008
Portland, Or.
Six hours of overpriced circuit installation  more... close row
$ 135
Sep 2007
Boston, MA
Basic repairs and junction box added  more... close row
$ 80
Jan 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Easy installation of dryer outlet  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Boston, MA
Repairing door buzzers in condo building  more... close row