335 Des Moines, IA Electrical Contractors

Working with electrical systems generally isn’t a DIY job. That doesn’t include small jobs such as swapping out a front-porch lighting fixture or installing a fan, but intensive electrical work behind the walls is more of an issue. When you consider the possible consequences of a mistake, from fire to serious injury, hiring a Iowa electrical contractor seems like a wise investment. More 
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WireOne (515) 689-1380
Des Moines, IA, 50327
WireOne was founded in 2009 under the name Wheeler Electric. They have been providing premier electrical services to homeowners in the Monroe, Iowa area since then, and they also... Read More
Island Electric (515) 988-1593
Des Moines, IA, 50312
Residential Wiring in the fields of new construction and home improvement. Specialized in quality, sustainability, and site design to fit each unique project Read More
Des Moines, IA, 50310
We're a full service electrical contractor who has been family owned and operated since 2005. Read More
Kaas Electric Inc (515) 963-3908
Ankeny, IA, 50023
9 miles from Des Moines
Commercial & Residential Electrical Contractors Read More
wood electric (515) 515-5155
des moines, 50310
4 miles from Des Moines
Josh Hassler (515) 208-7642
Des Moines, IA, optional
ACTION ELECTRIC (515) 289-2929
Des Moines, IA, 50314
2 Sons Electric (515) 276-8222
Johnston, IA, 50131
6 miles from Des Moines
Iowa Power Electric (515) 208-7579
Ankeny, 50021
9 miles from Des Moines
Des Moines, IA, 50307
Des Moines, IA, 50307
Mease Randy (515) 289-2929
Des Moines, IA, 50314
Extreme Electric (515) 202-5911
Des Moines, IA, 50317
Des Moines, IA, 50307
Dorrian Communications (515) 243-5735
Des Moines, IA, 50307
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What Does an Electrical Contractor Do?


An electrical contractor plans, installs and repairs wiring in structures. He or she works closely with the home’s general contractor or remodeling contractor to determine the specific electrical needs for the project and to ensure that the wiring will meet Des Moines, IA building codes. His or her job includes installing and repairing fixtures, switches and other visible components of electrical systems as well.

With today’s technological needs and advances, many electrical contractors also are trained to install fiber optic and coaxial cables for electronic equipment. They may design and install data systems and wire for security features such as alarms too. Some electrical contractors specialize in certain areas: HVAC, low-voltage appliances and systems and more. You can find more electrical contractors in West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Clive and Johnston.

Questions to ask a prospective electrical contractor:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • Who will make repairs to any structural damage that results from the job?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find an electrical contractor on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Des Moines, IA electrical contractors. If you’re planning a large-scale project, find other professionals on Houzz who can help get the job done. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of electrical contractors: Lighting, General Contractors, Solar Energy Contractors, HVAC Contractors.
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