Downtown Chicago Electrician
Commercial & Residential Electrical Services for
Downtown Chicago (including high rises)
Downtown Chicago (including high rises)
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24-Hour Restaurant & Bar Service – Fast Response Time Downtown & in The Loop
Residential Service – new and repairs
Smart thermostat install (including high rise buildings)
Lighting fixture installation (sconces, chandeliers, track lighting, pendants, etc.)
Recessed canned lighting installation
Outlet installation and replacement
Panel changes & upgrades (including high rise buildings)
Backup Generator Installation and Repair
Custom LED Lighting
Intercom System Installation and Repair
We have seen it all.
Whether you need a smart thermostat installed in your high rise condo, a panel upgrade in your single family home, or recessed canned lighting installed in your restaurant, Skyline Electric (the best Chicago electrician out there!), has you covered. There is no project too difficult for us to tackle and we love a challenge.
You are in good hands.
We have 35 years of experience on the job. All of our Chicago electricians are industry certified and possess years of on-the-job experience. Skyline Electric, is committed to keeping up with the latest advances in the field.
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07:50 17 Nov 20
very responsive and the person they sent (Bart) was wonderful. Accepts payment by Zelle, which is convenient.
04:13 29 Oct 20
Let me first say, that I have not officially retained Skyline for their services, but I wanted to give them a shout out for helping me when I was in a bind. I have been trying to close on my condo for 3 months now and have experienced several delays (none Skyline related) along the way. We were finally in the home stretch when my lender flagged the electrical panel as possibly needing repairs. This would yet again delay our closing which was particularly bad timing as our lease is running out and winter is quickly approaching. Due to me talking to Skyline over a month ago to inquire about an initial quote, I knew that the panel was working fine. So on short notice I reached out to them to craft a statement to send to my lender stating as such. I called them at 8:50 in the morning and by 9:50 I had not one but two statements from them that I could send to my lender to help me close on time.I will definitely give Skyline a call when I am ready to do an upgrade. Based on the reviews it sounds like their actual work is as phenomenal as their customer service. Thank you Skyline Electric!!
21:25 04 Oct 20
I can not say enough good things about this company. We had them install 26 lights, install a chandelier/fan box, replace 4 lights, move a light switch, add 2 outlets, move another outlet, and remove 2 different outlets. it was 3 full days worth of work, the guys were here right on time everyday, very friendly, and more importantly, trustworthy. They were responsive with all the questions, and flexible with changes we made after the quote. All the guys really know their stuff and double, if not triple check their work. Kent, the supervising electrician is like a magician when it comes to making things happen that most electricians would have to spend a lot of time figuring out how to make it work. It seemed like Kent researches the latest and greatest technology because he was able to comfortably explain all our options when it came to the different housings and light switches. We are extremely satisfied with the quality of their work and will be hiring them again in the future.
20:44 24 Sep 20
Perfessional and detailed on job.
17:49 20 Sep 20
Awesome job. Came on a Sunday morning to squeeze in a small job. Precisely the work I needed done.
18:29 19 Aug 20
I have used Kent and his team a number of times at a couple different properties and they always do an EXCELLENT job. They really know their stuff, the work is precise and professional, the team is fun, and they're efficient in getting things done quickly! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND you go with Skyline Electric!!
02:09 17 Aug 20
18:44 20 Jul 20
Absolute pleasure having Kent come in and address a tricky light fixture problem. He did it quickly, efficiently, and professionally. It looks better than it did before!
14:43 03 Jun 20
I found this company based on google reviews, and they did not let me down. I had Kent wire my entire security system in my new home. He and his crew were not only a pleasure to be around (which is such a bonus), but cared about the quality of their work and that everything was done properly in a timely manner. Quotes were all accurate and fair. I would 100% use Skyline Electric again for further electrical needs.
22:36 01 Jun 20
Skyline Electric was incredibly responsive and got us an appointment the morning after I called which was amazing. Tom who came and did the work was friendly, professional, thorough and had the can-do attitude we needed after a series of failed attempts getting our internet hooked up. Tom helped us get a cord through the wall into our apartment that finally equipped us to connect to the Wifi. He was extremely skilled and knowledgeable about what to look for and where to insert/pull through the cord. He did it all seamlessly without even a scratch on any of the walls and was in and out within an hour. I would call Skyline and ask for Tom in a heartbeat if I needed anything else!
16:42 21 Mar 20
Kent showed up quickly and was very thorough, going through all the steps to narrow down the issue at hand. He was easy-going and explained every step he took to figure out our mysteryissue and voila! Found the problem in a nearby light switch... one that could have been very unpleasant if not discovered. Will gladly use again in the future!!!
16:17 20 Mar 20
I called this electrician from a recommendation from my realtor and Im glad I did. Before hiring Skyline, I had another electrician over to figure out why my microwave wasn't working and for 1 hour the OTHER electrician just put the test in and out of the plug, and after an hour they didn't fix anything but charged me. I called Skyline and they came over, understood what the issue was in a matter of minutes and came back the next day with all the supplies to fix my electrical box. Before they did that, I got an estimate from another company and they said it would be 3x more since they would replace the whole unit. Skyline said that was not needed, and helped me find a more adorable solution that fixed my problem! My microwave works now, my electrical box is compliant (before it was breaking all sorts of regulations) and Ive hired them again to work on some light fixtures. It's hard finding a trustworthy electrician and I'm glad I found one in Chicago. Will 100% recommend them to family and friends
20:52 10 Mar 20
Kent and Jeanette are awesome. Like others have mentioned, they are available by text (and phone if you prefer), and this really simplifies things.The...
11:55 04 Mar 20
Had a great experience with Skyline! Highly recommend. Jeanette is quick to respond and communicates via phone and text (makes things super easy!). We...
22:52 17 Feb 20
Reliable, professional, and quality work at a reasonable cost.
17:28 14 Feb 20
Being an experienced and thoughtful consumer, I have a quite clear understanding of what I need, and what to expect.Given that, I needed a really good and smart electrician to put up a ceiling fan in my bedroom. It was a difficult job.. THEY DID IT PERFECTLY... It was installed perfectly, they are BRILLIANT in that they didn't have to rip up my ceiling, which the other electricians insisted had to be done, to snake wires and conduit thru the ceiling and walls.. AMAZING..THE PRICE WAS RIGHT & THEY ARE KIND, LOVELY PEOPLE. THEY ALSO WORKED QUICKLY AND EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS... THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE WAS TERRIFIC ❗
03:40 08 Feb 20
The wires on my hot water tank burned out. I called and spoke with Ken. He told me they would be here within the hour, and he'd come himself if everyone else was tied up. About 50 minutes later, he was here. About 40 minutes or so later, he not only repaired the wires, he also did on my other hot water tank (I'm in a multiunit). Needless to say, I hope I don't have any other electrical issues, but if I do, I told him I'd be reaching out to them. Thanks Ken!!!
12:34 16 Dec 19
Friendliest and most responsive home services business I've ever worked with. Was super easy to make an appointment to replace my fuse box with a switch...
20:44 13 Dec 19
Skyline Electric was AWESOME to work with! They showed up exactly around when they said they would and completed all the work quickly. They also went above and beyond by recommending that I not change all of the outlets that I originally was going to since they checked each one and tightened everything and they looked good! I appreciated the honesty and that they still checked them and tightened everything up. Great company & I will definitely be using them for all my future electrical needs!
Catherine Hagbom Ma
01:46 02 Dec 19
If you are looking for a reliable, efficient, fantastic, and reasonably-priced electrician in Chicago, check out Skyline Electric. As homeowners, this was our first time dealing with electrical issues and it was hard to know who to trust. Jeanette promptly responded to our inquiry and Kent stopped by that weekend to fix our lighting when it was convenient for us. This company is a gem and we will be using them for all electrical issues that come our way in the future. Thanks, Skyline!
19:18 22 Nov 19
Skyline did a great job installing nest thermostats in my condo. We ran into some problems with the thermostat but Kent figured out a solution and didn’t leave until the job was done! I appreciate the quality work and would highly recommend Skyline Electric! Jeanette was great at coordinating the job with the building management at 400 N LaSalle and made it much easier on me...thanks Jeanette!
17:58 09 Nov 19
I had a superior experience with Skyline Electric. They are great electricians, handle the administrative details accurately and efficiently and they take the time to make sure the customer is happy with the outcome!When I called (after reading YELP reviews) I gave info on what problems I had (along with what I thought needed to be done). I was surprised to receive a call from the owner. He wanted to work with me over the phone to possibly resolve the issue (for free!) and eliminate the need for a service call. Who does that?? We weren't able to fix it, so his guys came out. Very professional and friendly. We still had problems with an old fixture. The owner came to work with his crew, but didn't charge me for this extra time. My bill was very reasonable and all matters were fixed. Skyline is now "my" electrician. They are a real find
15:09 04 Nov 19
I cannot say enough great things about Skyline Electric - Kent and Nic did an amazing job installing several light fixtures in my new condo. They were extremely knowledgeable, quick and professional, leaving the place spotless when they left. Jeanette in the office was also really great to work with - very communicative and responsive, even managing to get all of the necessary approval forms to my building's management office within 24 hours (which they hand delivered). I have already recommended them to friends and will definitely be using them for all of my future electrical needs!
01:20 13 Oct 19
I called several electrical companies on a Saturday night, many of which claimed to be "24/7." I quickly found out that they all take a message and call you back to you in the indefinite future.Luckily, I kept trying until I found Skyline. I was quickly connected to Kent. I explained my situation to Kent and he immediately diagnosed, explained, and solved the issue over the phone.It is rare to find someone so knowledgeable, efficient, and honest. If I have any other issues in the future, Skyline/Kent will be my first call.
22:10 21 Sep 19
My experience with Skyline electric has been nothing short of amazing. I needed help with fixing my thermostat for a line voltage HVAC system. It was a challenging job that not many could do and most of the people I reached out to were reluctant since the task involved was complex. Kent from Skyline electric was brilliant – he was knowledgeable and understood my need from our initial conversation.He even went the extra mile to ensure I was confident and comfortable with this installation by showing examples of successful installations at various other condos. He was prompt and very professional. He even recommended we install a four-position switch that would help set fan speed as required.I am completely satisfied with his quality of service and cost. I definitely would recommend him for any future electrical jobs.
18:52 17 Sep 19
Had a great first experience with Skyline Electric today installing my NEST thermostat in my apartment. Jeanette was great and explained what I needed to provide, Kent was very friendly and knowledgeable, and quickly installed a converter and the NEST, leaving it ready to go in less than two hours. Would highly recommend Skyline and will continue to use them!
03:14 25 Jul 19
These guys are great. I hired Skyline to fix the front and back lights for our 3 story building in Lincoln Park a couple of years ago, and had them work on multiple things for my own condo today. They are all very professional and knowledgeable!Both Kent from a couple of years ago, and Tom with his "buddy boy" helper 🙂 who were here today, did a great job. And when Tom did not have a tool he needed to cut the kitchen island cabinet, so that it would not crack, he called the office and had the right tools delivered very quickly. Jeanette, who is the owner (i think) and handles appointments, is awesome too. Highly recommend this company!
11:58 12 Jul 19
Full satisfied with these guys!! Great Services!!
22:38 09 Jul 19
14:51 08 Jul 19
I'm not one to go out of my way to write reviews, but I feel compelled to do so for Skyline Electric. I truly cannot say enough good things about my experience. They were incredibly easy to work with and even managed to accommodate our urgent needs on a Sunday. Kent was very friendly and knowledgeable, and solved our problem within minutes. I will absolutely be calling them again whenever I have electrical needs.
01:43 08 Jul 19
I called on a Sunday, and Kent was able to come to the house ASAP (within 30 minutes). Over the phone, Kent immediately diagnosed the problem we had been dealing with for over a week. He was able to thoroughly explain the cause of the problem, the fix, as well as how to prevent a recurrence of the issue. He was extremely professional, and we will absolutely be using Skyline for future electrical work in our home. I would recommend the company to anyone looking for an experienced electrician.
21:00 22 Jun 19
100% endorse.Excellent service. A++. Quick. Friendly. Knowledgable. Fairly Priced.Kent is an expert electrician.Janette is really helpful with troubleshooting, scheduling, and responsiveness.My job involved diagnosing a dead track light section and repairing it.Will call Skyline Electric for my next electrical issue. High quality, professional operation,
12:31 19 Jun 19
I heard what sounded like fireworks going off in both my bathrooms at 4:30 AM. I called Skyline Electric and a sweet woman named Jeanette answered the phone sent Kent over to fix what could have eventually started a small fire if I had waited longer to call. Kent was SO nice and fixed it quickly. I probably woke them both up but they couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. Would recommend to anyone!! Thank you!!
20:07 23 May 19
Kent and his team did an incredible job! We had recessed lights, pendants, and new light-switches installed by Skyline.- We had a great initial consult by Kent over the placement and size of the lights. This helped us a lot.- We used Halo Home recessed lights, its a new technology where the color warmth is changeable and dimmable from your phone. We had them installed and everything works perfectly.- The lights are perfectly alligned.- Gloves were used to avoid marks on the glass pendants.- Kent's team left the house in a clean state, great people, it was a pleasure having them over.- We received a call 2 weeks later if everything was still working. Great after care service as well!Overall exceptional work and service for a fair price! 200% recommended!
15:56 09 May 19
Thomas came over and fixed a hack electrical job. He walked me through it and made sure I was happy with everything before leaving. I'd recommend 100%
21:23 18 Apr 19
They were very prompt in getting back to me for a small job, explain the pricing, and was able to get someone to fix it on the same day. I will definitely use again!
14:34 31 Mar 19
He was fantastic and did a great job of explaining everything that he was doing. He was also patient enough to show me what he was doing and answering all my questions so that I could learn about the things he was doing.Totally professional!
13:44 28 Mar 19
Very professional and very transparent. They charge extremely fair prices for parts. I highly recommend.
15:45 05 Mar 19
The team at Skyline electric is definitely the best I’ve seen. Kent is the most intelligent, creative and passionate electrician I’ve ever met. Very honest, clean and never shys away from a challenge. I would recommend Skyline to anyone in the city of Chicago.
Katherine E. Falco
19:16 05 Feb 19
Don't look further for an electrician! Skyline is busy but more than worth the wait. We have a baby on the way and debated whether it was the right time financially to update the lighting in our dark home and when Kent, Alex, and Chris showed us the finished product, we were speechless! From start to finish they were on time, professional, kind, and, coming from someone who cleans the house after the cleaning woman leaves, they were immaculate! They even worked around my 120 lb dog who wanted to be one of the guys, saving us from having to take him to daycare. Can't say enough!
02:30 28 Nov 18
Kent is awesome. He’s polite, professional and knowledgeable about anything with wires. Highly recommended.
20:44 25 Nov 18
Long-story short, I was replacing an outlet and blew out the circuit breaker in the basement of my apartment building (who knew there were two). After calling 5 electricians on Sunday to no avail, Skyline walked me through the process over the phone to see if they could save me a $250 emergency visit and it worked, all fixed! Friendly and helpful, I will go nowhere else in Chicago now!
15:21 12 Sep 18
Kent was a wonderful electrician that went out of his way to come fix an issue on off-hours. He not only fixed the issue, but also installed three new smart-switches within an hour. He was friendly, helpful, and most importantly, I trust the work that he completed is done right and safely! Thanks Kent!
22:18 15 Jul 18
The AC wasn't working on a hot summer Sunday due to the AC switch in our home breaker unit having connection issues (some sparks and tiny fire). Called Skyline (Kent) on the same day and he stopped by within 45 minutes to fix the issue. He knew what the issue was immediately and was very efficient with his time. He even under charged us. Will definitely be calling him for all other electrical issues or upgrades in the future. We highly recommend Skyline Electic.
16:06 29 Jun 18
Kent was great to work with. We recently bought a home that needed extensive electrical work (replacing and moving an electrical panel) in order to install a new electric hot water heater and Kent and Aldo got it done quickly and at a reasonable price. Scheduling was very flexible - the job was done over the weekend which worked best with my schedule. Kent does quality work and doesn't cut any corners - it is rare to find a tradesman you can trust. We 100% plan to work with Skyline again in the future.
16:17 02 Jun 18
Kent and the Skyline team are awesome - hardworking, dependable and do great work.
01:03 29 May 18
Called on Memorial Day at 8:00 pm and they answered at home and walked me through fixing my problem. Very patient and helpful.
01:49 05 Mar 18
A good electrician is hard to find and I'm thrilled I was referred to these guys. Great work and ALWAYS finish at the low end of their estimates. True professionals who know their business. I'd give Kent and his team 10 stars if possible!
15:26 19 Feb 18
I needed somebody to figure out whether a problem I was having with some LEDs was serious or minor, and what I should do about it, if anything. Skyline returned my call within a couple of hours and communicated well about scheduling, and even though Kent's previous job ran a little long, he extended his workday to come check out the situation a couple of days later. After examining the equipment, talking things through, and following up the next morning, he gave me good, straight advice about my options, didn't try to push me toward expensive work that might not be necessary (I decided to wait), and, in the end, didn't even charge me for the visit. So, I can't testify to the quality of his electrical work, but I sure appreciated the integrity and the generosity. Very positive experience.
14:43 17 Feb 18
Kent updated my bathroom outlet. While it was a small job, he completed it with professionalism and at a reasonable price. I'll call him again when the need arises.
02:27 12 Feb 18
skyline did a fabulous adding lighting to our living room and master bedroom. If you need recess lighting and and WiFi switches this is the company to call.I will continue and would recommend skyline to anyone in need of quality electrical work!
23:03 08 Feb 18
Skyline in stalled a Ecobee thermostat in our condo. We have a 220 volt four pipe system. When other electric companies said it cant be done skyline did ir in 4 hours. Thank you skyline
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40 E. Chicago Ave., #166
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago, IL 60611
Wicker Park/Ukranian Village/West Town
New East Side
West Loop/Fulton River District
Fulton River District