The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is a good tool to use in finding an electrical contractor. Once you find one, you can use the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) web site to check their qualifications. The site lists union shop contractors across the U.S. If you need a non-union contractor, visit the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC).
If you have more than one electrical project to finish, save yourself some money and time by combining the jobs. It’s also a good idea to determine a budget, or rough idea of what you want to spend, on the project. Although you may have to go up to 20% over budget, it’s a good starting point when you begin the interviewing process. If you just have one very small project, you may just need an electrician as opposed to an electrical contractor.
If your project is large, you may wish to have an architect or engineer provide specs before you begin meeting with electrical contractors.