2,176 Palo Alto, CA 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 California electrical contractor seems like a wise investment. More 
Atherton Electric Inc (650) 670-0784
San Carlos, CA, 94070
8 miles from Palo Alto
Atherton Electric is a full service electrical Contracting Company serving Atherton and the Bay Area since 1989. Our Electricians are highly skilled and trained in all aspects of... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94702
31 miles from Palo Alto
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Oakland, CA, 94612
27 miles from Palo Alto
Roberts Electric Co. (RECO) is a family-owned business founded in 1932. Our highly skilled team of professional electricians provides comprehensive electrical services for... Read More
Clausen Electric, Inc. (408) 927-7332
San Jose, CA, 95120
23 miles from Palo Alto
Our company is based in San Jose and has been in business since 1992. Typically, we service all of Santa Clara County, as well as San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties. We... Read More
Diluzio Inc (415) 621-2621
San Francisco, CA, 94103
28 miles from Palo Alto
DiLuzio Inc is a family owned business spanning three generations as a respected partner to General Contractors, Interior Designers, Architects, Business Owners and our... Read More
Mountain View, CA, 94043
5 miles from Palo Alto
Canning Electric Inc. (415) 655-9394
San Francisco, CA, 94103-3812
28 miles from Palo Alto
Canning Electric has been serving the Bay Area since 1995 and is known for quality workmanship & exceeding customer expectations. We have built our reputation on providing our... Read More
Blanco Design & Electric (925) 383-4949
Oakland, CA, 94618
29 miles from Palo Alto
Blanco Electric offers a wide range of electrical repair, installation and design services for both residential and commercial clients in the Oakland, San Francisco Bay area and... Read More
T-Wire Electric (209) 649-1269
Stockton, CA, 95209-1239
50 miles from Palo Alto
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TC Electric, Inc. (415) 453-5373
San Rafael, CA, 94901
42 miles from Palo Alto
SF Bay Area-based electrical contractor specializing in high-end residential remodel and upscale small commercial tenant improvement work. In business for 30 + years. Proud NARI... Read More
Skilliez Electric (408) 722-6990
San Jose, CA, 95125
17 miles from Palo Alto
Skilliez Electric, San Jose Electrician, We are a full service electrical contractor. Our electricians can handle your electrical needs! We are trained and experienced in all... Read More
THORNTON ELECTRIC (650) 349-3777
SAN MATEO, CA, 94402
13 miles from Palo Alto
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FAM ORG (650) 584-4337
Mountain View, CA, 94043
5 miles from Palo Alto
PL&E (650) 255-0400
Millbrae, CA, 94030
18 miles from Palo Alto
Electrical and lighting design/installation/maintenance Read More
Adary Electric, Inc. (650) 577-1100
San Mateo, CA, 94404
11 miles from Palo Alto
We are a locally owned and operated electrical business servicing the Peninsula in the Bay Area. Residential and commercial. Read More
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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 Palo Alto, CA 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 San Jose, San Francisco, Fremont, Hayward and Sunnyvale.

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 Palo Alto, CA 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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