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$ 1500
Feb 2008
Boise, ID
New breaker box and electrical installation  more... close row

Description of service

We had to have our 1950's era house electrical system upgraded to the modern breaker box with extension pole so the power wires were raised more than 10' above the ground. We also wanted a new circuit ran for a to-be-installed central AC compressor.

Review of Service

The service itself was perfect, with everything being done very cleanly and up to code. I can't fault the installation or materials used in any way. I appreciated the professionalism of the crew, and after they left the actual job site was as if they were never there with the exception of the new functionality. They got all necessary permits and so on without me having to worry about dealing with that paperwork.


It's hard to pay this much money for a service, but when it comes to electrical work it's worth paying more for the experienced, professional installers. I recommend shopping around, but don't just go with the cheapest quote - I got quotes from $900-$2000 for the same job. I noticed the lower priced ones were for a reason; they weren't licensed, and wouldn't (or couldn't) provide customer references, and so on. I certainly don't feel comfortable sleeping in a house where a potential fire hazard may be inches from my bed thanks to a sub-par contractor.

$ 230
Feb 2008
Akron, OH
Electrician fixed the problem but not well  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
$ 1250
Apr 2008
Miami, FL
Electrician chosen from a referral  more... close row
$ 908
May 2006
Forks Washington
Rural location means electrician charges for travel  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