Mar 17, 2021

The 6 Best Electricians in the Pittsburgh Area

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If your house is old enough to remember the song “Electric Boogie” by Marcia Griffiths, there is a chance it might need some TLC in the electrical department. But sometimes even new houses become desperate for new wiring, fixtures, and panels. Basically, it’s never a bad idea to have an electrician come around and check things out. 

Electricity is one of the best parts of modern housing, surpassed only perhaps by indoor plumbing, but it is also potentially dangerous if left unattended. That’s why it’s best to get the job done right the first time by hiring someone trustworthy and efficient. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, read on to find the top electricians who are guaranteed to leave your house safe, warm, and decidedly not on fire.

Red Beard Electrical LLC

412-925-9682 | 77 N. Bryant Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15202 | |

Red Beard Electrical LLC is not run by the Scooby Doo villain Red Beard, but it is a fully licensed and insured electric contractor with a great track record which is almost as good. Located in Bellevue, Red Beard services Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, their website saying, “Whether you are looking to enhance the aesthetics and or style of your personal space with more light, Red Beard Electrical is your one stop shop.”

Red Beard Electrical LLC are standing by to help you with:

  • Service upgrades
  • Electrical panel repair/replacement
  • LED conversion
  • Fuse panel upgrade
  • Whole house surge protection
  • Generator installation
  • Sub-panels
  • Installation of jacuzzis, saunas, steamers, pools, and spas
  • Indoor lighting
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Home automation

Review Spotlight

Emily Willner loved her experience with Red Beard so much that she left a Google Review, saying, “The best electricians we’ve ever worked with. They were responsive, helpful, professional and wonderful to work with. We’ve tried working with so many other electricians in the past and they have either misquoted us or never responded to our phone calls to set up a time to do the work. These guys are definitely setting the bar for great service in the Pittsburgh area. We really can’t recommend them enough!”

A man with a beard is shown screwing in a lightbulb to a hanging, geometric light fixture.
From major wiring repair to a light bulb change, these businesses will keep you safe and well-lit.

VIKO Electric LLC

412-440-8456 | |

Founded in 2015, VIKO Electric is a registered PA Home Improvement Contractor seeking to provide the Pittsburgh area with safe, high quality electrical services. Offering free quotes, VIKO Electric can give you a hand whether you own a residential home or a commercial building. 

VIKO Electric specializes in these skills and more:

  • Main electrical service installation and upgrades
  • Electrical panel installation and upgrades
  • Circuit installation
  • General lighting and receptacle wiring
  • Outdoor lighting 
  • Whole home rewiring
  • Ceiling fan installation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Data cable installation and termination 

Review Spotlight

In a glowing Google Review, Matt Haritan said, “VIKO Electric is hands-down the best electrical contracting company in our region. Paul has done several jobs at our house including Nest smart thermostat & doorbell installations, flush-mount ceiling lighting in our kitchen, electrical panel maintenance, and re-wiring and installing a new lamp post. Every project was completed with the utmost attention to detail and the way things "should be done" without cutting any corners.”

C. W. Electrical Services, Inc.

412-766-1446 | 3424 Babcock Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15237 |

C.W. Electrical Services is a locally owned and operated, licensed and insured business that offers full service electrical expertise. Their project managers, technicians, and consultants are ready to help you realize your electrical goals and promise that, “Once [they’ve] made the necessary repairs, it’s almost as though the damage never occurred.” No matter the size of your project, C.W. will pay close attention to every detail and commit to following the highest safety precautions.

C.W. Electrical offers affordable and reliable services to Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, such as:

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Panel upgrades
  • Wiring services
  • Surge protection
  • Retrofits
  • Electric vehicle home charging station installation
  • Ceiling fan installation

Review Spotlight

On Google Reviews, Amanda Barber wrote, “The best electricians. Professional. Pleasant. Thorough. I will only hire them from now on. Dave provided a very detailed estimate that afforded me the opportunity to make additions or deletions easily. Cost was transparent and very reasonable… Don't hire someone else. Quality work for a fair price.”

A close up of a hand using an electrical testing device on a panel filled with yellow, green, blue, and black wires.
Electricity is powerful and dangerous. Trust in these companies to do the job right every time.

Bochter Services

412-294-8004 |

Bochter Services is a well-established Pittsburgh business, working within the community for over 35 years. The business consists of a team of licensed engineers, electricians, contractors, and managers who are all devoted to the success of your project. They work with clients to find reliable, affordable solutions to any electrical problem they may encounter. And, in case of emergency, Bochter Services has a 24/7 hotline where they can be reached.

Bochter Service has a diverse range of offerings for any residential or commercial clients:

  • Emergency power delivery
  • Security system installation
  • Knob and tube repair
  • Surge protection
  • Pool, hot tub, and dryer installation
  • Electrical inspections
  • Light system installation and maintenance

Review Spotlight

Mark gave Bochter Services 5/5 stars, saying, “Al  Bochter came out to install a new grounded socket and check on some other ones, and provide info on an alarm system. He is a personable guy, knows what he is doing, paid attention to detail and his fees are very reasonable.   I had previously had a different electrician out who was the exact opposite of these qualities, and I am very happy I came across Al as a Home Depot referral. I will use Al for any future electrical needs without any hesitation.”

Baby Bird Electric LLC

412-277-1003 (call or text) | |

Baby Bird Electric is a BBB accredited, registered and licensed, and award winning electric contractor. Baby Bird believes in establishing life-long partnerships with their customers and provides work that reflects the quality and professionalism their clientele relies on. They are full-service electricians who work with all of Allegheny County, from residential to commercial buildings. 

While the list of their service is too long to repeat here, a sample of their options includes:

  • Electrical panel upgrades and replacement
  • Circuit installation and updates
  • Generator installation
  • Pool and spa wiring
  • Solar energy systems
  • Indoor and outdoor lighting
  • LED upgrades
  • Light dimmers and timers
  • Motion sensors
  • Safety inspections
  • Knob and tube replacement

Review Spotlight

User Michael Sweet complimented Baby Bird on Google Reviews, writing, “Baby Bird has now done multiple jobs for us ranging from hanging new light fixtures, upgrading panel to 200 amp and rewiring second floor of an old house we bought. We could not be happier with the service they provided. Steph, Rick, DJ, and Paul were a pleasure to work with during this entire process.  We will be using them again in the future when we need more of our house rewired.”

A colorful collection of electrical wiring and circuits is laid against a white backdrop.
Your home’s wiring is like a Primanti's sandwich: complicated, artful, delicious, filled with fries. Okay, maybe we lost the metaphor here.

Honest Renovators

412-212-6534 (call or text) | |

Don’t let Honest Renovators' casual attitude fool you. They are truly the best of the bunch when it comes to Pittsburgh electrical. With 20 years of electrical experience under their belt, there is literally nothing Honest Renovators can’t handle. Whether your wiring is state-of-the-art or as old as knob and tube, they can find ways to repair, improve, and maintain your electrical system at an affordable rate. You can chat with them about the latest Steelers game while they work or leave them alone while you run to Giant Eagle. Either way, you can rest assured knowing they are giving you the highest quality work with longevity and safety in mind. 

Honest Renovators has got your back when it comes to all your electrical needs, including:

  • Installing, repairing, and maintaining central vacuums
  • Installing new usb-friendly wall outlets
  • Integrating more efficient devices and wiring
  • Installing security systems
  • Panel upgrades
  • Lighting design
  • Indoor lighting
  • Outdoor lighting
  • And any other odd jobs you have laying around

Review Spotlight

David Gordon took the time to compliment not only Honest Renovators handiwork, but also their office staff. He raved, “I don't think I've ever seen better, quicker, and more fantastic service from a company. Definitely not when it comes to construction. They have a woman that runs the phones named "K" (for anonymity reasons I'm not saying the name), and she made my day.”

All the businesses listed above are great choices for any electrical services you may need done. All that we ask is that you leave it to the professionals so you can avoid electrocuting yourself, your family, your dog, or any bystander who happens to get in the way. While there are some home repairs anyone can handle, electricity is never one of them.

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